BULLETIN                               28 MAY 2017

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 27 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Robert and Margaret Monan
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary Brown, Sheila Douglas and Janie McGonigle

Sunday 28 May  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 29 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Hugh and Tommy McEvoy

Tuesday 30 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Eileen McNulty

Wednesday 31 May  

Requiem Mass at 10.30 am for Tony Bale followed at 12 noon by his cremation at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn

Thursday 1 June  

No Mass in Saint Peter's - Canon Matt will be at St Michael's Church, Treeswoodhead Road, Kilmarnock for the 7.00 pm Mass to mark the closing of the church, his first parish.

Friday 2 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Danny McMurdy
Funeral service at 2.00 pm for Danny McMurdy at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn

Saturday 3 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Danny McMail
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for a special intention

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 27 May  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 28 May  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 29 May  
Service at 10.00 am

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 30 May  
Mass at 10.00 am

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Wednesday 31 May  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 1 June  
Service at 10.00 am

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 2 June  
Mass at 10.00 am

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Saturday 3 June  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 28 May  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 29 May  
8.00 to 6.00 am
7.30 pm

Scallywags Aftercare
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 30 May  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.45 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 31 May  
3.45 pm

Irish Dancing

Thursday 1 June  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Brownies
Guides

Friday 2 June  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Father Ted Holmes who died recently;
Desmond Langan 2005, Jim Little 1945, Andrew McCarroll 1967, Hugh McEvoy 2016, William McNeil 2007, William Stewart 2006, Gerald Kelly 2014, Des Madine 1982, Brian Towie 2013, Cameron Walsh 1987, Joseph Bale 2011, Simon Brannan, James Kyle 1992, Sadie Grant 2001, Anthony Lundie 2010, Isabella McCarroll 1968, Kathleen Conway 1989, Bessie Grant (McCourt) 2002, Dora Grogan 2010, Canon Nicholas Murphy 1992, Pat Walker 1999, James Lane 1995, William McMullan 1939, Tony O'Brien 2015, Peg Brown 1991, Annie Daniels 2014, Fitzpatrick and Fitzsimmons families, Susan Giffney 1972, Mary Kelly 1985, Teresa McEvoy 2014, Greta McGreevy 2009 and Janette Smyth 2007 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 £765.49 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £297.56 - many thanks.

COLLECTION FOR LEPRA
The second collection at Masses this weekend is for Lepra, the charity which fights modern day leprosy throughout the world.

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED
There will be an appeal by Dr John Watts on behalf of Aid to the Church in Need at the Masses on 10 and 11 June.


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 Marade Griffin 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 5 at 10.30 am.


CHILDRENíS LITURGY
Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Geraldine Butcher and Emma Paterson for the pre-fives and Claire Sweenie and Linda Martin for Primaries 1, 2 and 3.

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

CERTIFICATE IN PARISH MISSION AND MINISTRY
There will be a presentation in Monday 29 May at 7.00 pm in Saint Mary's Parish Hall, Saltcoats, about the Certificate in Parish Mission and Ministry. This distance learning programme is being made available in the deanery through the Maryvale Institute. It is open to anyone over 18 interested in deepening their faith and developing parish life. There are leaflets in the Church.

CONGRATULATIONS TO KATHLEEN
Congratulations to Kathleen McSkimming on the occasion of her ninetieth birthday.

GENERAL ELECTION HUSTINGS
The Three Towns Churches Group have organised a Hustings for the General Election. It will take place in Saltcoats Town Hall on Monday 5 June at 7.30 pm. Why not come along and listen to what your candidates have to say?

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?

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.

HOMELESSNESS IN NORTH AYRSHIRE
Many thanks for your past generosity. There is an ongoing need to provide basics for people who become homeless. During May and June, we are appealing for toiletries. Suggestions are toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, disposable razors and toilet bags. A fuller list is on the box at the back of the Church.

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.