BULLETIN                          12 FEBRUARY 2017

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 11 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Aileen Whiston and Eileen McNulty
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the congregation

Sunday 12 February  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for Sadie McAloon

Monday 13 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Peter and Margaret Mitchell

Tuesday 14 February  

Anniversary of the Ordination of Bishop William in 2015
Mass at 10.00 am for Bishop William and a special intention

Wednesday 15 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Jeff Graham and Patsy Reid
Catholic Education Week Mass at 7.00 pm in Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats

Thursday 16 February  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Celio Staffieri and Mary Darrach

Friday 17 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Charlie Bradley
Confirmation Service at 7.00 pm

Saturday 18 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for John Collins and Joe McGowan
Wedding Service at 2.00 pm
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Jessie Brown

The Mass intention list is just over two weeks ahead. Please notify anniversaries as early as you can. Thanks.
Any changes to the above times caused, for example, by a funeral will be notified on the home page of this website.


SAINT MARY'S AND SAINT JOHN'S CHURCH SERVICES
 
Saturday 11 February  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 12 February  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 13 February  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 14 February  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 15 February  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 16 February  
Confirmation Service at 7.00 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 17 February  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 18 February  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 12 February  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 13 February  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.30

Skallywags Aftercare
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 14 February  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
3.45 pm
7.30 to 8.10 pm
8.10 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Skallywags Aftercare
Irish Dancing
Cardio 40
Circuit Training

Wednesday 15 February  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 16 February  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Brownies
Guides

Friday 17 February  
9.30 to 11.30 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
8.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare
Confirmation Teas

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Charlie Bradley (Motherwell), Jeff Graham, Mary Darrach (Ireland), Patsy Reid (Saltcoats) and Joseph McGowan who died recently;
   Joseph was a frequent visitor. His Requiem Mass will be on Monday 13 February at 10.00 am in Saint Thomas's Church, Riddrie, Glasgow.
Allan Carrick 2011, Ann Jane Fitzsimmons, Sadie McAloon 2011, Eliza Jane McKay, Oonagh McVeigh 2011, Canon Robert McCliment 1967, John McIlhatton 1954, Chrissie Welsh 2006, Aileen Whiston 2015, Mary Hall 1989, Patricketta Maxwell 2004, Canon Tom McGread, Winnie McLaughlin 2015, Catherine Morrison 1977, John Carrick 2010, James McLaren 1964, Patrick Kelly 1989, Lucia Valenti 1972, Rose Walker 1985, Jack Conlan 2013, Nathan Murray-Collier 2005, Ellen Reilly 1954, Eileen Watkins 2015 and Jean Wylie whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
If deceased members of your family are not on our anniversary list, please tell Canon Matt
, the parish office or contact WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.

SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Sunday Mass times in Saint Peter's are 5.30 pm Vigil and 10.30 am. Sunday Mass times in other local parishes can be seen here.

SACRAMENT OF FORGIVENESS
The Sacrament of Forgiveness is available at any suitable time as well as from 4.30 pm before the Vigil Mass on Saturday evenings.

HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY
If a member of your family or a friend is sick, please let us know and give us the details. Deacon Bill Corbett (01292 521208, 07904 248948, Rev.BillCorbett@btinternet.com) is the chaplain to Crosshouse Hospital and is assisted by the priest on call each week.

FINANCES
Bankers Orders for the Parish and Parish Centre amount to £3500 per month. We are grateful for your generous support in collections. If you can manage a little more from time to time, it would be a great help. A Standing Order would make the handling of money so much easier. Have you signed a Gift Aid form? If you are a taxpayer the Church would get 25p added to every £1 you donate.

COLLECTIONS
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £694.00 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £261.11 - many thanks.

GIFT AID
The Inland Revenue now requires us to use a new style of Gift Aid form. These are available at the back of the Church and on the parish website. If you pay tax, please complete the new form and return it to the box provided. This allows us to provide the additional information required on the Gift Aid claim. Gift Aid is a vital source of income. All that is needed is that you pay tax. You simply declare that you give funds to the Church. We do the rest. Why not sign a form today? We get back an extra 25p for every £1 you give the Church in your weekly collection or by way of a donation. There is no need to cancel or renew it. We simply claim in the income we receive.


PARISH RECORDS
Our parish records are covered by the Data Protection Act and are for parish use only. We cannot give out phone numbers or addresses. Please help us to keep our records up to date using the cards provided.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Julie Coldwell at 5.30 pm and Margaret Brawley at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 4 at 10.30 am.


CHILDRENíS LITURGY
Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Michelle Morton and Emily Tarbet for the pre-fives, Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Maria Paterson-Kidd and George Kidd for Primary 4.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Maria Boyle's team.

POPE FRANCIS'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR FEBRUARY
Pope Francis's prayer of February is that all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalised, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE FOODBANK
The Foodbank at the Church of the Nazarene in Glasgow Street is desperately short of tinned meat, juice, ultra-heat treatment (UHT) milk and tinned fruit. Can you help, please?

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA
There is a notice about a Pilgrimage to Fatima leaving from Edinburgh in the early morning of Sunday 25 June and returning on Thursday 29 June. Pilgrims can book directly.

BINGO NIGHT
A fundraising Bingo Night will be held on Friday 24 March at 7.00 pm to raise funds for Aidan Hughes to once again assist the pilgrimage to Lourdes as a volunteer with Youth for Lourdes. Tickets include a cup of tea or coffee and you may Bring Your Own Bottle. Tickets cost £1 and are available from the Parish Office on 464063 or Aidan Hughes. Any donation of raffle prizes will be gratefully appreciated.

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Bishop Nolan will be with us on Friday 17 February at 7.00 pm to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with candidates from this parish, Largs, West Kilbride, Kilbirnie, Beith and Dalry. The total is fifty children. Please note that as the children have not yet celebrated their First Communion this is not Mass. If any adult or child not in Primary 4 at Saint Peter's School would like to be Confirmed that evening, please let me know. Since we will be entertaining parishioners from other parishes as well, we will provide a light supper. If you can help, please phone Margaret at the Parish Office on 464063 during office hours.

TAIZÉ RETREAT
Inner Life and Solidarity is a retreat for people aged sixteen to thirty-five which takes place in Birmingham from Friday 28 April to Monday 1 May. It is led by Brother Paolo and the Taizé community. In the wake of a number of international events which have underlined divisions in our societies, this retreat will celebrate the commitment lived out by Christians and others of goodwill. Prayer, workshops, social time, forums and visits around the ethnically diverse communities of Birmingham will all come together to make this retreat special. Do you need some time in prayer? Do you have exams pressure? Do you want to give some time to God? Transport, accommodation, meals and registration are included for £100. For booking and information. contact info@StephenMcGrattan.org.uk. There is further information at www.taize.fr/birmingham.

HCPT LOURDES GROUP 376 RACE NIGHT
HCPT Lourdes Group 376 is holding a Race Night on Friday 3 March in Ardrossan Civic Centre. The first race starts at 7.45 pm. Tickets cost £3 and include a light supper. The group is travelling to Lourdes at Easter with eight adults from our local area who require additional support. For tickets, please phone Esther Coulter on 464692 or Josephine Coulter on 602179. All are welcome.

HILLHOUSE KILMARNOCK
Hillhouse Kilmarnock thank us for the generous gifts left at the Christmas Crib. They will be used for newborn babies of needy families.

ASH WEDNESDAY AND EASTER SUNDAY
Ash Wednesday is on 1 March and Easter Sunday is on 16 April.

SAINT JOHN'S KEEP FIT FOR OVER FIFTIES
There are Keep Fit classes for over fifties every Monday from 2.00 to 3.00 pm in Saint John's Church Hall, Stevenston. New members are welcome.

POVERTY AT HOME AND ABROAD
Poverty - what are we to do? What should be our Christian response? Scotland has one if the worst records for child ill health in Europe because of poverty. Every day we see images of poverty and misery across the world. There will be an Ecumenical Event in
Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston on Sunday 26 February at 3.00 pm to look at Poverty in Scotland and abroad. More details will be given later.

HOMELESSNESS IN NORTH AYRSHIRE
The inter-church group who are concerned with homelessness around us would like to appeal for donations of household cleaning materials to help people get started when they are housed. They also need new socks, gloves and pyjamas for those who are housed in the Homeless Hostels. A full list of requirements is on the box at the back of the Church. Thank you.

COFFEE MORNING
There will be a charity coffee morning to raise funds for Bethany Collins' voluntary placement as a teacher in Honduras for a year. The event will take place on 25 February from 10.30 am until 2.30 pm. Entry is by ticket costing £1 which includes a cup of tea or coffee. Tickets will be sold after the Mass next Saturday and Sunday. On sale at the event will be cakes and biscuits, soup and sandwiches. There will also be a tombola with prizes to win so any donation of prizes would be very much appreciated. Everyone is welcome so please pop in if you're passing by.

MUSIC WORKSHOP
A music workshop is being arranged by Galloway Music Network on Saturday 25 February at Our Lady of Mount Carmel's Church, Onthank, Kilmarnock from 10.30 am to 3.00 pm. There will be three sessions during the day on choosing hymns for Mass, music for Lent and the use of technology. All with an interest in parish music welcome. A light lunch will be provided. For more information please contact Nicola Lawrence on 0141 886 7963 or Michael McCulloch on 07747 800067.

VISITORS
Are you visiting us for Mass? Please know that you are very welcome. During the 10.30 am Mass outwith holidays, there is a Childrenís Liturgy provided for preschool children, children in Primaries 1 to 3 and a Sacramental Programme for children in Primary 4. After the 10.30 am Mass, tea, coffee cakes and buns are available in the Parish Centre. At both of our weekend Masses, we have a second collection for Church maintenance.


ADVERTISER SUPPORT
Our advertisers would welcome your support. We are grateful for their continuing sponsorship. We are grateful for the support of Mr and Mrs Sohal, Nisa Stores, Glasgow Street for the weekly donation of tea, coffee and milk for the Sunday teas.

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS - MISSION STATEMENT
The Catholic Church in Scotland is concerned with the lives, safety, wholeness and well-being of each individual person within God's purpose for everyone. It seeks to safeguard the welfare of people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity
with the Church and its organisations. As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, paid and voluntary members, to work together to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults.