BULLETIN                                         25 JUNE 2017

TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1



CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 24 June  

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

Sunday 25 June  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 26 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Anne-Marie McLaughlin

Tuesday 27 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for the Little family

Wednesday 28 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Duffy
Vigil Mass in Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston at 7.00 pm

Thursday 29 June  

Saints Peter and Paul
Mass at 10.00 am for Louise Nicol
Mass at 7.00 pm for Sheena Walker

Friday 30 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Julia Paterson

Saturday 1 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Angela Friel Holloway
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Gertrude Cunningham

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 24 June  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 25 June  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 26 June  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 27 June  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 28 June  
 

Mass at 10.00 am
Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm

Thursday 29 June  
Mass at 9.30 am

Mass at 11.00 am

Friday 30 June  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 1 July  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 25 June  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 26 June  
7.30 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 27 June  
9.00 to 11.00 am
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Hugh McGuinness (East Kilbride), Agnes McCluskey (Kilmarnock) and Gerald Taylor who died recently;
Marade Ballantyne 1991, John Flood 2003, Bill Mathieson 2014, Greta Murphy 1973, George Russell 2005, Ben Walsh 1985, Harry Boyle 2006, Fredrick Davis 2015, Michael Fitzpatrick 2006, Elizabeth Paterson, Joseph Sammons 1954, Margaret Burns 2006, Katherine Fish 2002, James Little 1979, Joseph McCormick 1977, Tony Ross 2008, John Byers 1991, Anne Convery 1997, Daniel Harrigan 2012, Annie McCabe 2002, Margaret McCann 2000, Sadie Morgan 2012, Mary Nolan O'Hare 1995, John, Peter, Francis Jim and Paul Breslin, James Conaghan 1999, Margaret Donnelly 1953, Angela Holloway née Friel 2012, William Magee 1997, Peter McEvoy 1967, Rose McKenzie 1998, Helen Taylor 1998, Hugh Brodie 1964, Patrick Burns 2000, Antonio Da Prato 1984, Rose Doyle 2008, John McFarlane 1956 and Betty Sloan 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 £651.68 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £249.15 - 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 Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm and Emily Tarbet 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
The Children's Liturgy
resumes in September.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Loretta McLardy's team.

FEAST OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL
Thursday is the feast of Saints Peter and Paul and is a Holyday of Obligation. There is a Vigil Mass in
Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston at 7.00 pm and Mass in Saint Peter's at 10.00 am and 7.00 pm.

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

HELP NEEDED FOR ARDROSSAN GUIDES
5th Ardrossan Guides need your help. Recent changes have left the Thursday Guides without a leader. Could you commit to leading a vibrant group of Guides? If so, please contact joannablane@me.com or 01294 601113 for more information.

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.