BULLETIN                                                23 JULY 2017

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1



CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 22 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for James and Rebecca Murray
Wedding at 1.00 pm of Pauline Clark and Richard Delaney
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Robert and Angus MacRae and Eddie Cunningham

Sunday 23 July  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 24 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Dillon

Tuesday 25 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for those who are sick

Wednesday 26 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Rebecca Fisher

Thursday 27 July  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Friday 28 July  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Saturday 29 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Michael Conroy
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Margaret Ledgerwood

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 22 July  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 23 July  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 24 July  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 25 July  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 26 July  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Wee Paddy Byrne

Service at 10.00 am

Thursday 27 July  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 28 July  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 29 July  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 23 July  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 24 July  
6.15 to 8.15 pm
6.45 to 8.30 pm
7.30 pm

Spirit of Youth Drama
SLS Fitness
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 25 July  
9.00 to 11.00 am
6.45 to 8.30 pm
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
SLS Fitness
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 26 July  
11.30 to 4.30 am
6.45 to 8.30 pm
Irish Dancing
SLS Fitness
Thursday 27 July  
6.15 to 8.15 pm
6.15 to 9.00 pm

Spirit of Youth Drama
SLS Fitness

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Margaret Dillon, Rebecca Fisher (Bellshill), baby Daisy Gibb of our parish, Margaret Ledgerwood (Winchburgh) and Michael Conroy (Port Glasgow) who died recently;
Canon Eugene Matthews 2010, Sally Walsh 1957, Patrick Carry 1976, Eileen McCann 2013, Jacky McMurdo 2016, Andrew Murphy 1979, Gavin Finnegan 2007, Robert MacRae 1986, Annie McGrath 2002, Monsignor John Barry 2003, Peggy Clark 2011, Gordon Jo-seph Cardinal Gray 1993, Geoffrey Kelly 1906, John McJay 1993, Brian Narducci 2000, Betty Cutland 2014, Charlie Gribben 2002, Julia Grogan 1971, Agnes McCourt 2000, Elizabeth Nicholson 2003, Irene Smith 2015, Sister Mary Campion CP 2016, Bobby McLaren 2007, Mary McPolin 1987, Joseph Mulgrew 2002, Jim Murphy 2010, Canon Denis Quinlan 2015, Margaret Donnelly 1953, Rebecca Murray 2004, Esther Ferry 2010, Moira Cook 2012, Angus MacRae 2013, Julia Petrie 2009, Alex Quigg 1997, Annie Quigg 1972, Isa-bella Aldridge 2010, Eddie Cunningham 1992, May Steele 2014, Elizabeth Fitzsimmons 1999, Elizabeth Murray 2005, Annie Walsh 1969, Tommy Burns 1982, Elizabeth Byers 2009, Eileen Mathieson 2003, John McQuaid 2004 and Jordan Walsh 1998 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 £678.27 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £248.70 - 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 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 4 at 10.30 am.


CHILDRENíS LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy
resumes in September.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Fiona Brown's team.

MUSIC AT MASS
Some of the our young people in first to sixth years at school are going to be leading the singing at the 10.30 am Mass one Sunday a month again after the summer holiday and they could do with some help. Why not join them? For more information or to put your name down please email Michelle on stpssc@hotmail.com or phone 464063.

CANON MATT RETIRAL
Canon Matt is due to retire on 7 September. Father Duncan McVicar, our new parish priest, has invited the Canon to concelebrate the Sunday Mass on 10 September. That weekend the Sunday Mass will be at 11.30 am instead of 10.30 am and will be followed by a lunch in the Parish Centre. Details will be given later.

CHURCH MAINTENANCE
As you will probably notice, the high level windows on the south-facing side of the Church are being resealed and repointed to keep out the rain. The Building Fund will cover this work. We must very soon start on the roof of the section where the Parish Centre is linked to the Church. this will be an expensive job and probably beyond what the Building Fund can afford - but it is needed. After the summer, I will seek your help through fundraising envelopes.

POPE FRANCIS'S MISSION INTENTIONS FOR JULY
We pray that, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, all brothers and sisters of goodwill may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and the beauty of the Christian life.

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.

MARY'S MEALS COLLECTION
The annual appeal and textile collection for Mary's Meals will take place on 19 and 20 August.

MARY'S MEALS BACKPACK APPEAL
Thank you for the many cash donations and stationery items et cetera received recently. We are now looking for cotton dresses, skirts, shorts, tee shirts and flip-flops to fit children aged between five and twelve years old. Please note these are the only items of clothing we are allowed to send to Malawi for this project. All items should be in new or very good condition. Thank you.

SCOTTISH CATHOLIC INTERNATIONAL AID FUND (SCIAF) WEE BOX CAMPAIGN
SCIAF acknowledges £811.70 as a further contribution to the Wee Box appeal - many thanks.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to our winners for July - 31 Andrew Brown, 159 Tom Paterson, 176 Sharon Smith and 54 Rebecca Wilson who each win £25. Our next draw will be at the beginning of August for four prizes of £35 and the bonus draw for £100. Remember, you need to be in it to win it so why not join now. Forms are available in the Church porch or from the Parish Promoter, Myriame Sammons on 469006.

BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE
The Blood Transfusion Service will be at the Civic Centre on the afternoons of Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 July.

SAINT PETER'S CHILDREN'S CENTRE
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.

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.