BULLETIN                          23 APRIL 2017

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 22 April  

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

Sunday 23 April  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for Andrew Dougan

Monday 24 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Francis McEvoy junior

Tuesday 25 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention

Wednesday 26 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for John McGhee

Thursday 27 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for an Easter intention

Friday 28 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for an Easter intention

Saturday 29 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for an Easter intention
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 22 April  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

 

Sunday 23 April  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 24 April  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 25 April  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 26 April  
 

Service at 10.00 am

Thursday 27 April  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 28 April  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 29 April  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 23 April  

11.30 am
12.30 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Private Function

Monday 24 April  
9.30 to 11.30 am
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.30 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Rainbows
Brownies
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 25 April  
9.00 to 11.00 am

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Wednesday 26 April  
 

Irish Dancing

Thursday 27 April  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Brownies
Guides

Friday 28 April  
9.30 to 11.30 am
7.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Quiz Night

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
John McGhee (California) who died recently;
Sarah Coulter 1972, Andrew Dougan 2008, Agnes McKay 1969, John Murphy, Thomas Nellany 2001, Mary Robertson 1988, Rose Twigg 2014, Charlotte Bell 2009, John Maher 2010, Agnes McCann 1970, Patrick Doherty 2005, Mark Hughes 2012, Kathleen McEvoy 2016, Canon Alex McGarry 2013, Father John Murphy 1978, Lilian Pattinson 2005, Jack Ferguson, Frank Robertson 1989, Joseph Clarke 2016, Patricia McVeigh 2013, Philomena O'Hare 2009, Jessie Stevens 2000, Joseph Stevens 1993, Angel Doyle 2006, Edward McNamara 1977, Aldo Agostini 1974, John Brownlow 2012, Tommy Morgan 1992 and Kathleen Walsh 1955 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 £929.59 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £448.90 - many thanks. Thanks, too, for the Good Friday collection of £588.79.

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 Margaret Munn 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 4 at 10.30 am.


CHILDRENíS LITURGY
Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Michelle Morton 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. 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 Sharon McLaughlin'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

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
The 50/50 Club welcomes new members for only £15 annually with a chance of winning prizes and supporting the parish at the same time. Membership forms are available at the back porch and can be returned to the Parish Office or the Promoter Mrs Myriame Sammons on 469006. When we increase membership, we can also increase prize money. If you feel lucky why not join now?

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
The group's next fundraiser is 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. Tickets are available after both Masses this weekend in the foyer of the Parish Centre or the back porch. We would appreciate your continued support of our group who assist financially in taking sick and assisted pilgrims to Lourdes in July. For more information please contact Harry on 469006 or the Parish Office on 464063. All are welcome.

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.