BULLETIN      16 APRIL 2017

EASTER SUNDAY IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 15 April  

Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil Mass at 8.30 pm for Easter intentions

Sunday 16 April  

Easter Sunday
Sunrise Service at 8.00 am on the Castle Hill

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 17 April  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Easter intentions

Tuesday 18 April  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Danny McMail

Wednesday 19 April  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Easter intentions

Thursday 20 April  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Easter intentions

Friday 21 April  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Easter intentions

Saturday 22 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Duncan Lyon
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the congregation

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 15 April  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 16 April  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 17 April  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 18 April  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 19 April  
 

Service at 10.00 am

Thursday 20 April  
Service at 10.00 am

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 21 April  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 22 April  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Easter Vigil at 8.30 pm

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 16 April  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 17 April  
   
Tuesday 18 April  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.45 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 19 April  
 

 

Thursday 20 April  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Brownies
Guides
Friday 21 April  
9.30 to 11.30 pm

Parents and Toddlers

Saturday 22 April  
12.30 pm

Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Anna Millar neé Murphy (Inverness) and Brian Mallon who died recently;
Cliff Atkey 2000, Arthur Jenkins 2015, Jean Robertson 2009, Mary Ann Walsh 1955, Noelle Collins 2007, Francis Coulter 1976, Marie McCarroll 1982, Rosina McPeake, William McPeake, William Main 2007, Jessie Stevens 2000, Joseph Stevens 1993, Robert Tracy 2004, Marie Louise McCarroll 1982, James McCool 2009, Jane Tumilty 1983, Margaret Kelly 2011, Agnes McCann 1970, Mary McKay 1980, Rosina Millar 1999, Annie Paton 2009, Ellen Smith 2009, Charles Spencer 1969, Francis Docherty 2015, Philomena Doherty 2001, Richard Hunter 2010, Duncan Lyon 2103, Charles John McMillan 2015, Ida Narducci 2008, Adam Whiston 1968, Father Peter Dolan 2013, Margaret Grear 1994, Bridget McLellan 1995, John O'Rourke 1993 and James Welsh 1997 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 £631.82 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £343.81 - 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 Angela Body 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 Geraldine Butcher and Emma Paterson for the pre-fives, Claire Sweenie and Linda Martin for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Jacqueline Smith for Primary 4. Canon Matt would like to meet with all those who assist with the Children's Liturgy on Monday 1 May at 7.00 pm in the presbytery conference room.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Loretta McLardy's team.

SAINT PETER'S CHILDREN'S CENTRE NURSERY AND SCALLYWAGS AFTERCARE
The following will be open in the Parish Centre during term time:
   Saint Peter's Children's Centre Nursery
      - Monday to Friday, 8.50 am to 12 noon, three to five years Nursery
      - Tuesday to Thursday, 1.00 to 3.00 pm, two to three years Nursery
   Scallywags Aftercare
      - Monday to Friday, 3.00 to 6.00 pm

CANON MATT HOLIDAY
Canon Matt is on holiday from Monday till Friday.

NEW APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO GREAT BRITAIN
Pope Francis has appointed a new Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain. He is Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams. Archbishop Adams, who is American has been Apostolic Nuncio in Greece since 2011. He has also served as Apostolic Nuncio in the Philippines, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.

HUSTINGS FOR THE LOCAL ELECTIONS
Hustings for the local elections, which take place on 4 May, will be held on
   - Monday 24 April in Saltcoats Town Hall for Ward 9, Saltcoats, which has seven candidates
   - Wednesday 26 April in Ardrossan Indoor Bowling Club for Ward 5, Ardrossan and Arran, which has seven candidates
   - Thursday 27 April in the High Kirk Hall, Stevenston for Ward 4, Stevenston, which has nine candidates
Invitations will be sent to all the candidates. The meetings are organised by the Three Towns Churches and start at 7.30 pm. The hustings will be chaired by
Canon Matt. Come and meet the candidates and have your say. We will avoid the referendum proposal, Brexit and other concerns of the two Parliaments and attempts to stick to the work of North Ayrshire Council.

50/50 CLUB WINNERS FOR MARCH AND APRIL
Congratulations to our winners for March who each win £25 - 115 Pat Dixon, 114 John Douglas, 203 Paul Stevenson, 122 Robert Kelly and to our winners for April who also win £25 - 42 Andrena Hughes, 187 Janet Brown, 108 Marie Louise Paterson and 105 Corrine Wilson. The April Bonus Draw for £100 was won by 23 Lorraine Stevenson. We welcome two new members this month to the 50/50 Club and still has places for anyone who wishes to join. Membership forms are in the porch next to the stall or can be obtained by contacting the Promoter, Mrs Myriame Sammons on 469006.

GLENIFFER SINGERS
The Gleniffer Singers are performing a summer concert at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, South Crescent Road on Friday 5 May 2017 at 7.30 pm. There will be an easy listening programme with songs from the musicals and film, popular and folk, gospel and secular music. Tickets costing £10 for adults and £6 for children include refreshments after the concert and can be booked by emailing stuart_mitchell_99@yahoo.com.

FORMING INTENTIONAL DISCIPLES
We now have the maximum numbers for Forming Intentional Disciples. Full details will be sent out to the group shortly. Hopefully, another group will be formed soon.

PARISH LOURDES GROUP QUIZ NIGHT
Our next fundraiser to assist financially with sick pilgrims going to Lourdes in July will be a Quiz Night on Friday 28 April at 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre. Tickets cost £5 and it is a Bring Your Own Bottle evening. We depend on your continued support and appreciate any donations of prizes for the raffle. Please contact any committee member, the Parish Office or Harry on 469006 for tickets.

MARY'S MEALS BACKPACK APPEAL
Thank you for your generosity in the past. We are still collecting all items listed in the magazine but are particularly looking for the following items - coloured pencils, pencil cases, sharpeners, twelve inch rulers, dessert spoons and tennis balls or balls of a similar size. Please put any items in the blue box marked Mary's Meals in the Church porch.

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.