BULLETIN                               19 FEBRUARY 2017

SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES
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

Sunday 19 February  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 20 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Patsy Reid

Tuesday 21 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Patricia McKenna and George Lynch

Wednesday 22 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Edgar Wilson

Thursday 23 February  

No Mass in Saint Peter's today

Friday 24 February  

No Mass in Saint Peter's today
Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats

Saturday 25 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret McCarroll
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary Kemmett

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 18 February  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 19 February  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 20 February  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 21 February  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 22 February  
 

Service at 10.00 am

Thursday 23 February  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Friday 24 February  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 25 February  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 19 February  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 20 February  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.30

Skallywags Aftercare
Rainbows
Brownies
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 21 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 22 February  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 23 February  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Brownies
Guides

Friday 24 February  
9.30 to 11.30 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Patricia McKenna (Saltcoats), Edgar Wilson and Mary Kemmett (Kilmarnock) who died recently;
Francis Clark 1953, Helen Clark 1973, Hugh McGinn 2013, Kelly Smith 2007, John Patrick Collins 2012, Rose Folan 2012, George Monaghan 2004, Margaret McCarroll 2015, Patsy McDonald 1993, Guilia Marchetti 1998, Justine McAllister 2000, Brian O'Reilly 1993, Mary McCluskey 1980, Bessie Murphy 2008, Margaret Mary Adamson 2005, John Bell 2008, Brian Griffin 1980, Father James Coyle 1975, Betty Lowe 2008, Maureen McIlhatton 1993, Annie Montgomery 2012, Canon Michael O'Connor 1966, James Smith 1986 and Jim Wilson 2011 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 £751.42 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £267.63 - 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 Marade Griffin at 5.30 pm and Emily Tarbet at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 5 at 10.30 am.


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

CATHOLIC EDUCATION SUNDAY
This is Catholic Education Sunday. We will talk about our schools at both Masses.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sadie Gilmour'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.

JUMBULANCE PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
There will be a Jumbulance Pilgrimage to Lourdes at Easter 2017. A group will travel from our diocese to Lourdes on Thursday 27 April returning Saturday 6 May 2017. The travel is by medically-adapted coach and is particularly suited to those unable to fly for health reasons and/or those who wish to be in a smaller group. Places are available for sick pilgrims, helpers, nurses and carers. The group travels with a doctor, nurses and chaplain and can cater for almost all needs. Please phone Alison Neil on 07749 555955 or email her on amd.neil@outlook.com for more details.

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.

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

SAINT JOHN'S KEEP FIT
There are Keep Fit classes 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.