BULLETIN                                                                     18 JUNE 2017

THE SOLEMNITY OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 17 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Michael Leonard
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Edward Swiercz and Agnes Hunter

Sunday 18 June  

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ
Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 19 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Owen Maguire

Tuesday 20 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Michael Collins

Wednesday 21 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Anne-Marie McLaughlin

Thursday 22 June  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Theresa Arkison

Friday 23 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Julia Paterson

Saturday 24 June  

Saint John the Baptist
Mass at 10.00 am for Cathie McGuire
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Julia Paterson

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 17 June  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 18 June  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 19 June  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 20 June  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Wednesday 21 June  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 22 June  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 23 June  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 24 June  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 18 June  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 19 June  
9.30 to 11.30 am
7.30 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 20 June  
9.00 to 11.00 am
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 21 June  
3.45 pm

Irish Dancing

Thursday 22 June  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Brownies
Guides

Friday 23 June  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Louise Nicol who died recently;
Sheila Kennedy 1996, Samuel McGonigle 1997, Andrew McPadden 2002, Una Delahunt Rice 2005, Margaret Forbes 2006, Billy Harvey 2004, John Malloy 2002, Father Alan Wilson 2012, Margaret Boyd 2005, Gertrude Cunningham 2008, Mary Bridget Magee 1988, James Lane 1995, Catherine Robertson 2015, Susan Watson 2002, Rosie Benson 1995, Agnes Delahunt 1936, Margaret Donnelly 1953, Mary Leishman 1997, Ronald McKay 2008, Shiela Kearney, Mamie Scotland and Frank Tracy 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 £633.19 and the Aid to the Church in Need collection to £1126.40 - 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 Brawley at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 2 at 10.30 am.


CHILDRENíS LITURGY
Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Jacqueline Waugh 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 Sharon McLaughlin's team.

50/50 CLUB
Many 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.


GLASGOW PHOENIX CHOIR
Glasgow Phoenix Choir will be performing a concert in Saint Columba's Church, Largs on Sunday 18 June at 2.30 pm to raise funds for the Saint Columba's Heritage Centre with special guests, the Oban Gaelic Choir. Tickets, costing £10, are available from the church on Sundays, Saint Columba's Heritage Centre and the Best Fruit Company, 10 Tron Place, Largs, KA30 8AK.

SAINT MARY'S LOURDES GROUP
Saint Mary's Lourdes Group asks for your support for a Coffee Morning and Table Top Sale on Saturday 24 June at 10.30 am in St Mary's Parish Hall, Saltcoats. Admission costs £1 and gets you tea, scone and cake.


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.

NORTH AYRSHIRE FOODBANK
North Ayrshire Foodbank is currently experiencing a dramatic reduction in stock to provide emergency food to those experiencing a food crisis. We would welcome the support of the congregation of Saint Peter in Chains. The items we are always particularly short of are tinned meat such as mince, Irish stew, chicken in white sauce, long life fruit juice and tinned rice pudding. There will be a box in the Church porch over the next two weeks for any donations which can also be handed into the Church of the Nazarene Foodbank in Glasgow Street. We thank everyone who can consider a compassionate donation.         Craig Crosthwaite and Michael McCulloch, North Ayrshire Foodbank

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.

EMBRACING CHANGE - CERTIFICATE IN PARISH MISSION AND MINISTRY
This course is done at home, at your own pace, and it is hoped it will equip many more people to take on ministries within the parish and deanery. We are seriously embracing the future. The meeting in Saltcoats at the end of May was extremely well attended and more than forty people have already signed up to do the course. If you did not sign up on the night or were not able to attend the meeting but want to do the course, you can very easily find a copy of the application form on the Maryvale website. Maryvale is the name of the Institute in Birmingham which runs this and a whole series of other courses. The address is https://www.maryvale.ac.uk/certificate-in-parish-mission-and-ministry.html. There are also application forms at the back of the Church.

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 and on the website.

SAINT MATTHEW'S ACADEMY BOOK AMNESTY
Could parents and students please look once more for any forgotten or unreturned books, novels or resources which belong to the school? These can be returned to Miss Murray, to the relevant department or placed in the red box in the school lobby. Replacing unreturned books is a significant cost and effectively wastes money that could be for other activities and events.

SAINT PETER'S CHILDREN'S CENTRE NURSERY AND SCALLYWAGS AFTERCARE
Free nursery places available for children who are three years old before 1 March 2018. Staff are fully qualified staff to degree level. The Centre is Education Scotland and Care Inspectorate Inspected. For further information, please phone Josephine Coulter on 602179 or 473030 or email StPetersChildrensCentre@yahoo.co.uk.
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.