BULLETIN                                   4 JUNE 2017

THE SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 3 June  

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

Sunday 4 June  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 5 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Tony Bale

Tuesday 6 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention

Wednesday 7 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Emily Breen

Thursday 8 June  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Stephen McIntosh and Catherine Carroll

Friday 9 June  

Feast of Saint Columba
Mass at 10.00 am for Tommy McDermott

Saturday 10 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Tom Atkins and John Maher senior
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Tom Atkins and John Maher

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 3 June  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 4 June  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 5 June  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 6 June  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 7 June  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 8 June  
Service at 10.00 am

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 9 June  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 10 June  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 4 June  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 5 June  
9.30 to 11.30 am
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
6.15 to 7.15 pm
7.30 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Rainbows - last meeting this term
Brownies - last meeting this term
Spirit of Youth Drama
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 6 June  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.45 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 7 June  
3.45 pm
7.30 pm

Irish Dancing
Ignatian Prayer Group

Thursday 8 June  
6.15 to 7.15 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Spirit of Youth Drama
Brownies
Guides

Friday 9 June  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers
Saturday 10 June  
7.30 pm Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Emily Breen (Stevenston) and Anne-Marie McLaughlin (Saltcoats) who died recently;
Susan Boylan, Helen Cambridge 1980, Annie Daniels 2014, Margaret Fisher 1905, Jim Glass, Denis Long 2005, Monsignor Brendan Murphy 1988, Ted Procter 2012, James Boyle 2008, Gilbert Marshall 2007, Father Michael Masterson 1997, Rose McKenzie 1996, Neil O'Connell 1992, James Conaghan 1999, Mary Walsh 1954, May Boyle 2013, Father Ninian Currie OFM 2009, Alison Dunn 1994, Martha Johnston 2013, Margaret O'Neill 2009, Patrick Clark 2002, Michael Collins 2009, Charles Coulter 2007, Stephen McIntosh 2015, George West 1997, Martin Francis Brown 1998, Elizabeth Dailly, Hilda Reid and John Spencer 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 £652.02 and the collection for Lepra to £1273.42 - many thanks.

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 next weekend.

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 Patricia Milligan 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 Maria Paterson-Kidd and George Kidd for the pre-fives and Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for Primaries 1, 2 and 3.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by the Caritas team.

SUMMER SONG
The Harmonia Singers, soloists and instrumentalists invite you to Summer Song, concert in aid of Beatson Cancer Research in the Church on Friday 9 June at 7.30 pm. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Centre at the interval. Entry is by a donation programme at the door.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to our winners for May and June who each win £25.
    May - 96 Eoghan Hughes, 149 Linda Hastings, 11 Josephine Atkins, 276 Moira Bingham.
    June - 266 Angela Body, Margaret Monan, 70 John Wilson, 230 Robert Murray.
Well done to our winners and thanks to all our members for their continued support. We welcome two new members this month and wish them good luck in next month's draw.

PROTECTING VULNERABLE GROUPS (PVG)
All parish volunteers who have a PGV disclosure dated before 2014 now require to have it updated. A new short form should be completed and two pieces of identification such as
a passport, driving licence, bus pass and a utility bill with your address, are required. Annie Watt will be in the Parish Centre on Monday 5 June between 7.00 pm and 8.00 pm.

RAINBOWS AND BROWNIES
MONDAY NIGHT GROUPS SUMMER OUTING
The summer outing is on Sunday 4 June to Almond Valley, leaving the Parish Centre at 9.00 am prompt and returning at approximately 5.00 pm to the Church car park. Our last meeting for the term is on Monday 5June at the usual times - Rainbows at 5.30 pm and Brownies at 6.30 pm.

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?


BEACH CLEAN UP
The Saint Peter's Primary School Eco Committee invite you to a beach clean at South Beach on Sunday 11 June straight after the 10.30 am Mass. We will meet at the Dasher Monument at 11.30 am. The cleanup will take about one hour. We hope you can attend.

SPIRIT OF YOUTH PRODUCTIONS
Spirit of Youth productions are confidence-building drama workshops. All classes will be held in the Parish Centre meeting rooms next to the main hall. New first year to third year pupils meet on Monday 3 July and every Monday thereafter at 6.15 to 8.15 pm for the remainder of the summer holiday. The cost is £7 per week. New primary four to seven pupils meet on Thursday 6 July and every Thursday thereafter at 6.15 to 8.15 pm for the remainder of the summer holiday. The cost is £6 per week. Discounts are available for parents with more than one child attending the classes. Booking is essential. Please contact 07894 543983 or jenniferhamilton21@hotmail.com.

PARISH CHANGES
Angela Body has resigned from the Ministry of Readers. We thank her for her years of service. I have asked Myriame Sammons and George Poole to take on the role of Parish Safeguarding Officers and both have accepted. We thank Maria Paterson for her work in this important post.

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.