BULLETIN                                    6 AUGUST 2017

FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION IN YEAR 1



CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 5 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Patricia and Joseph Barry
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Helen Clarke

Sunday 6 August  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 7 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Joseph Giblin

Tuesday 8 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for the O'Hare family and Don Newall

Wednesday 9 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Isabella Welsh and Ellen Neilson

Thursday 10 August  

Mass at 7.00 pm

Friday 11 August  

Mass at 10.00 am

Saturday 12 August  

Mass at 10.00 am
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary Patricia Madden

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 5 August  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 6 August  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 7 August  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 8 August  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Des Blanch

Mass at 10.00 am

Wednesday 9 August  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 10 August  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 11 August  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Saturday 12 August  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 6 August  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 7 August  
6.15 to 8.15 pm
7.30 pm

Spirit of Youth Drama
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 8 August  
9.00 to 11.00 am

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Wednesday 9 August  
   
Thursday 10 August  
6.15 to 8.15 pm

Spirit of Youth Drama

Friday 11 August  
7.00 pm

Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Des Blanch (Saltcoats) who died recently;
Patricia Barry 2015, Sadie Hamilton 2007, Father Jack Kerr 2001, Desmond McGarvey 1996, Giovanni Michelini 2015, Patrick Joseph O'Boyle 2009, Lauretta Salotti 1981, Alison Cook 1999, Frances Flynn 1990, James Gorman 1997, Sadie Hamilton 2007, William McGillvary 2001, Margaret Pacewicz 2006, Henrietta Smith 2009, Kitty Woods 2013, Bill Barton 2008, Tina O'Pray 2012, Edward Burns 1998, Karen Fitzpatrick 1981, Beth Glass 2014, Canon Matthew Littleton 1977 shown right, Don Newall 2009, James Taylor 1997, Brian Collins 2006, William Magee 1988, Paddy McKinney 2014, John Giebler 1991, Charlie Gilheaney 2007, Agnes Long 2006, Joe Burns 2015, Mary Campbell 2016, Desmond McGarvey 1996, Maria Mathieson 1975, Elizabeth McMenamin 1994 and Margaret Quigg 2015 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 £626.61 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £290.75 - 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.


CHILDRENíS LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy
resumes in September.


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.

CANON MATT GIFT
During the month of August, envelopes will be available at the back of the Church for a retirement gift from the parish to Canon Matt. Envelopes may be returned in the collection bags. This gift will be presented to to Canon Matt on 10 September.

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.

SAINT JOHN'S SUMMER FETE
The Summer Fete for
Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston will take place on Sunday 20 August from 12.30 pm. Everyone is welcome.

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY
To mark the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the opening of Our Lady and Saint Patrick's Church, Birniknowe, Auchinleck, Bishop Nolan has kindly agreed to celebrate Mass at the original Church site on Sunday 20 August at 2.30 pm. There will be refreshments afterwards in the present Church hall. A very warm welcome is extended to all and especially to former priests who have served in Auchinleck and former parishioners.

NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO CARFIN IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
The National Pilgrimage to Carfin will take place on Sunday 3 September with Mass at 3.00 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.

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.

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.

3RD ARDROSSAN BROWNIES
3rd Ardrossan Brownies are looking for new members to join their pack on Thursdays from 6.00 to 7.30 pm. All girls aged between seven and ten years are welcome. Please contact Zarah Rice for details on 07538 510868.

CHERNOBYL CHILDREN'S LIFELINE
The group of children went home this week after having a fantastic four weeks of memories that will last a lifetime. I would like to thank everyone who helped by making a financial donation or handed in clothes or toiletries, helped with our fun nights or helped in any other way. This was all very much appreciated. You can never put a price on a child's smile or the difference one simple gesture will make to them, so thank you. We are always looking for new host families or anyone who could help support our families. Would you be willing to open your house to two children next summer? We will provide 24/7 support from the committee plus a full four week itinerary to keep them busy. Please get in touch for more information or look at our Facebook page on www.facebook.com/ayrshirelink.                                                                                               Michael and Lisa Lafferty, 01294 461234

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.