BULLETIN                                                                                  14 MAY 2017

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR
1 AND FIRST COMMUNION SUNDAY 1


CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 13 May  

Mass at 10.30 am for Julia Paterson's one hundredth birthday
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Joe and Patricia Timmons' fortieth wedding anniversary

Sunday 14 May  

Sunday Mass with First Communion at 10.30 am for Frank McGee

Monday 15 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for the congregation

Tuesday 16 May  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Wednesday 17 May  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Thursday 18 May  

Mass at 7.00 pm for William Sheehan and Kevin Quinn

Friday 19 May  

Funeral Service at 9.00 am for Roseann Ward at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn
Mass at 10.00 am for William Calvert

Saturday 20 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Theresa Tumilty and Ian Waterson
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Frank McGee

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 13 May  
First Communion Mass at 12 noon
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

 

Sunday 14 May  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 15 May  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 16 May  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 17 May  
 

Service at 10.00 am

Thursday 18 May  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 7.00 pm

Friday 19 May  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 20 May  
First Communion Mass at 12 noon
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

 

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Saturday 13 May  
2.00 to 5.00 pm Private Function
Sunday 14 May  

11.30 am
2.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Private Function

Monday 15 May  
8.00 am to 6.00 pm
7.30 pm

Scallywags Aftercare
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 16 May  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.45 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 17 May  
3.45 pm

Irish Dancing

Thursday 18 May  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Brownies
Guides

Friday 19 May  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Thomas McDermott (London) Sheila Boyle's brother and Kevin Quinn (Dundee) who died recently;
Those who died at this time of year
William James Connelly 2012, Les Dorrian 2009, Mary McFarlane 2004, Charles Campbell 2008, Ann Cameron 2003, Mary Teresa Dolan 1999, Bill O'Neill 2009, Lexie Wright 2010, Father John Fitzsimmons 2008, Susan Little 2007, Kathleen Watt 2012, William Calvert 1992, Frances Hackett 1997, Harry Andrew 2003, Tommy Coulter 2010, Daniel Cullinane 1971, Mary McKay 1980, Robert McKay 1942, Gwendoline McMullan 2016, Mary Quinn 1978, Ian Waterson 2016 and George Wilson 2006 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 £768.15 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £275.23 - 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 Ronnie Cairns at 5.30 pm and Peter Brawley at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 3 at 10.30 am.


CHILDRENíS LITURGY
Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Geraldine Butcher and Emma Paterson for the pre-fives and Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for Primaries 1, 2 and 3. Canon Matt had the opportunity to meet with the Children's Liturgy volunteers on Monday evening to thank them for the work they do Sunday by Sunday. I raised the question of the small number of children who come to Mass, or rather, are brought to Mass and the fact that we can always do with a few more adult volunteers. Please give this some thought.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Maria Boyle's team.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA
The Apparition of our Lady to Lucia dos Santos, aged ten years, and her two younger cousins, Francisco and Jacinta, took place at Fatima on 13 May 1917.

JULIA PATERSON
Congratulations to Julia Paterson on her one hundredth birthday. Julia was born on 13 May 1917.

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
Our young parishioners in Primary 4 will receive Holy Communion for the first time - ten on Sunday 14 May at 10.30 am and nine on Sunday 21 May at 10.30 am.

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

PARISH LOURDES GROUP- QUIZ NIGHT
Sincere thanks to all who helped in any way at our recent Quiz Night fundraiser. On the night we raised £450 and further donations brought the total to £500. We appreciate your continued support. We will remember the parish in Lourdes on our forthcoming Diocesan Pilgrimage in July.

50/50 CLUB
Despite the fact that we have lost a few members and a few have not renewed, we are grateful for another instalment of £500 towards parish funds. 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?

APPARITION HILL
Apparition Hill, a film about life and Medjugorge will be shown in the Waterfront Cinema, Greenock on Sunday 21 May at 7.30 pm. Tickets can be bought at the Cinema or from Claire Evans on 07879 818865.

HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR MAY
Pope Francis's prayer intentions for May are for Christians in Africa - that Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.

FORMING INTENTIONAL DISCIPLES
The Forming Intentional Disciples has now got together and meets on Tuesday evenings for six weeks.

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.

SAINT PETER'S CHILDREN'S CENTRE OPEN DAY
Saint Peter's Children's Centre will have an Open Day on Monday 22 May from 1.30 to 2.30 pm. Free nursery places are available for children aged three to five years starting in August. Come along and visit the nursery and our extensive outdoor area. For further information, please contact Josephine Coulter on 473030.

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

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

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.