BULLETIN                            26 FEBRUARY 2017

EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 25 February  

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

Sunday 26 February  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 27 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Billy McGarry

Tuesday 28 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Patsy Reid

Wednesday 1 March  

Ash Wednesday
Mass at 10.00 am for Manus Gallagher
Mass at 7.00 pm for Anne Bowles

Thursday 2 March  

Requiem Mass at 9.30 am for Patrick Haggarty followed by his cremation at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn, at 11.00 am.
No evening Mass

Friday 3 March  

Mass at 10.00 am for Bridie Reid, baby Roberts and the Roberts family

Saturday 4 March  

Mass at 10.00 am for Cosimo and Arturo Farro
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Isobel Steevley

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 25 February  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 26 February  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 27 February  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 28 February  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 1 March  
Ash Wednesday  
Mass at 9.30 am

Mass at 11.00 am
Mass at 7.00 pm

Thursday 2 March  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 3 March  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 4 March  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Saturday 26 February  

10.30 am to 2.30 pm

Charity Coffee Morning
Sunday 26 February  

11.30 am

No Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 27 February  
9.30 to 11.30 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.30

Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare
Rainbows
Brownies
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 28 February  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
3.45 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Skallywags Aftercare
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 1 March  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.30 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Ignatian Prayer Group

Thursday 2 March  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Brownies
Guides

Friday 3 March  
9.30 to 11.30 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Patrick Haggarty (of our parish), Margaret Molloy, baby Alex Ryan Roberts, Isobel Steevley, Bridie Reid (Greenock), John McHarg and Winifred Kerr (former teacher of Modern Languages at Saint Andrew's Academy, Saltcoats) who died recently;
Agnes Delahunt 1944, Elizabeth Delahunt 1976, William John Dorian 1935, John Moore 2000, Betty Burns 2006, Frank Clark 1959, Sandra Cornwallis neé Shaw 2014, Ambrose Armstrong 1976, Matilda Brannan 1970, Billy Magee 2002, Joe and Nan McConnell, Canon John Walls 2010, Matilda Brannan, Simon Brannan, Mennotti Carrino, Odina Carrino, Paul Gerard Brown 1986, Father Charles Barclay 2001, Bernard Cassidy 1994, Margaret Dolan 1959, Frances Hackett 1997, James McFarlane 1976, Aldegonda Brogi, Pietro Brogi, Maria Gillen 2001, Sister Teresita of Jesus (Valenti), Matthew Johnson 2012, Catherine McCutcheon 2002 and Michael Reilly 1995 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 £641.88 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £309.36 - 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 Katrina Pollock 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 2 at 10.30 am.


CHILDRENíS LITURGY
Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Jacqueline Waugh and Emma Paterson for the pre-fives, Maria Paterson and George Kidd for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Andrena Hughes and Michelle Morton for Primary 4.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sharon McLaughlin's team.

ASH WEDNESDAY
Wednesday of this week is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It is a day for fasting and not taking meat. Blessed ashes will be distributed at both Masses and at Mass in Saint Peter's Primary School and Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats.

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.

CONFIRMATION
Very many thanks to everyone who helped at the Confirmation. It was a happy, prayerful and meaningful celebration. If anyone wants a digital group photograph of the children who were confirmed, please email me on CanonMatt@SaintPeterInChains.net and I will send one.


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?

YOUNG CARERS' PROJECT
Please read the notice about the need for volunteers for a Young Carers' Project.

BINGO NIGHT
A fundraising Bingo Night will be held on Friday 24 March at 7.00 pm to raise funds for Aidan Hughes of our parish 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.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
The World Day of Prayer is taking place this year in the Church of the Nazarene, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan on Friday 3 March at 2.00 pm. Five local churches are taking part and this year's service has been written by women from the Philippines. Please come and take part.

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
What are we to do? What should be our Christian response? There will be an Ecumenical Event with song, prayer, reflection and information in
Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston on Sunday 26 February at 3.00 pm to look at Poverty in Scotland and abroad. Arthur West, a lifelong campaigner against Poverty and for Social Justice, will speak. about his experiences. Please bring a tin for the Foodbank. The event should last no more than forty-five minutes. Fair Trade tea and coffee will be served afterwards.

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.

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.