BULLETIN                      30 APRIL 2017

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 29 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for an Easter intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm

Sunday 30 April  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 1 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Alan Bancroft

Tuesday 2 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for James Tumilty

Wednesday 3 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Cecilia McNulty

Thursday 4 May  

Mass at 7.00 pm for an Easter intention

Friday 5 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for an Easter intention

Saturday 6 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Helen McGee
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Patrick McGuire

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 29 April  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

 

Sunday 30 April  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 1 May  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 2 May  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 3 May  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 4 May  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 7.00 pm

Friday 5 May  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 6 May  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

First Communion Mass at 11.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 30 April  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 1 May  
8.00 am to 6.00 pm
7.30 pm

Scallywags Aftercare
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 2 May  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.45 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 3 May  
3.45 pm
7.30 pm

Irish Dancing
Ignatian Prayer Group

Thursday 4 May  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Brownies
Guides

Friday 5 May  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers
Saturday 6 May  
2.00 to 5.00 pm Saint Vincent de Paul Society

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Alan Bancroft (Manchester), James Tumilty, Catherine McKenna (Glasgow) and Ronnie Coia (Glasgow) who died recently;
Annie Mathieson Dorian 1974, Simon Charles Cawley 2004, Mary Crossan 1981, Elizabeth Hendry 1998, Mary McCaul 2014, Joe Arkison 2005, Sheila Folan 2010, Jean Nesbit 1999, Nettie Retzbach 2010, Ian Clarke 2005, Agnes Grogan 1954, Anne Howieson 2011, Sadie Leslie 2013, Bobby Macnamara, Steve McKinnon 2004, Greta Sudlow 2014, James Timmons 1982, Char-lie Townsley 2014, Mary Barclay 2009, Kathleen Findlay 1996, William Hilferty 1943, Harry Hissey 1976, Robert Hunter 1956, John, Irene and Patrick McKelvey, James McEvoy 1964, Helen McGee, Patrick McGuire, Robbie McKechan 2014, Patricia McPadden 2004 and Robert Stewart 2002 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 £694.84 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £282.42 - 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 Harry Sammons at 5.30 pm and Margaret Harvey 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 for the pre-fives, Andrena Hughes and Teresa Louden for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Jacqueline Waugh and Emma Paterson 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 the Caritas 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

CLOTHING APPEAL IN AID OF CHERNOBYL CHILDREN'S LIFELINE
Another group of ten girls is coming from the Ukraine to Ayrshire in July for four weeks. We always try and supply the children with some good second hand clothing to wear while they are here and then to take home with them. We are very short this year and are looking for clean good quality second hand clothing for girls aged between nine and thirteen years. We need jeans, jumpers, hoodies, sweatshirts, tee-shirts, leggings and jackets. I thank you in advance for your continued support of our charity and I hope you get the chance to meet the children when they visit Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston. If you have anything to donate or would be interested in finding out more about the charity please contact us on 01294 461234 or 07813 650411.                          Michael and Lisa Lafferty

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?

CATHEDRAL SUNG EVENING PRAYER FOR EASTERTIDE
Evening Prayer of the Church will be sung in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr on Sunday 7 May at 6.00 pm. You will be very welcome.

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. Hopefully, another group will be formed soon.

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.

FLOG IT!
The BBC One antiques series, Flog It!, will be holding a valuation day at Culzean Castle, Maybole on Thursday 18 May 2017 between 9.30 am and 4.00 pm. You are invited to bring along your antiques and collectables and have them valued free of charge by the team of experts. All are welcome. Parking and admission are free.

THANKS
Thank you for all the prayers, cards, flowers, mass cards and kindness received during Alfie's recent illness. Your thoughts are very much appreciated and Mass will be offered in thanks.                          Alfie and Evelyn Agostini


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.