BULLETIN                                           20 AUGUST 2017

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1



CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 19 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Des Blanch and a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Bridie Maher

Sunday 20 August  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 21 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for the congregation

Tuesday 22 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Phyllis Doherty

Wednesday 23 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Raymond McLaren

Thursday 24 August  

Mass at 7.00 pm for a special intention

Friday 25 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Danny McMail and Manus Gallagher

Saturday 26 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for the sick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Phyllis Doherty

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 19 August  
Nuptual Mass at 1.00 pm
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 20 August  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 21 August  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 22 August  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 23 August  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 24 August  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 25 August  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 26 August  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 20 August  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 21 August  
9.30 to 11.30 am
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.15 to 8.15 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.30 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Rainbows
Spirit of Youth Drama
Brownies
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 22 August  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.45 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 23 August  
3.45 pm Irish Dancing
Thursday 24 August  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
6.15 to 8.15 pm

Brownies
Spirit of Youth Drama

Friday 25 August  
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

Saturday 26 August  
3.00 pm

Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
William Kelly 2004, Matthew McCabe 2002, Maria McEvoy 2002, Mary McEvoy 1993, Josephine Quadling, Jane Leonard 1998, Andrew McCarroll 1996, Dan Murray 1981, Ellen Tourish 1971, Father William McBurnie 1953, John McLaughlin 2014, Jimmy McVeigh 2007, Felix Quigg 1994, Josie Walsh 2003, Daniel Byers 1994, Ella Cairns, Bridie Maher 2015, Catherine Fitzsimmons 2004, Jim McManus 1997, John Quinn 2015, Catherine Bell Boyle 2004, Annie McCormick 1976, Giocondo Michelin 1959, Connor Collins 1978, Harry Currie 2008, John O'Donnell 2009, Mick Smith 1998 and Patricia Sullivan 2006 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 £577.07 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £251.41 - many thanks.

DONATION
We acknowledge a gift of £1000 for Church funds from the estate of a former parishioner.

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 Julie Coldwell at 5.30 pm and Alfie Agostini 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.


MUSIC MINISTRY
Next weekend's musicians are George McGrattan at 5.30 pm and the Senior School Choir at 10.30 am.

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

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy
resumes in September.


SENIOR SCHOOL CHOIR
The Senior School Choir will be leading the singing at Mass next Sunday, 27 August. We invite all previous members of the choir and any first to sixth year pupils who would like to join the choir, to meet in the choir loft at 10.20 am next week. For more information please email Michelle on stpssc@hotmail.com or phone 464063.

FATHER KRZYSZTOF
Father Krzysztof Wieczorek, visiting
Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston for a holiday, is in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow, after a slight stroke. Please keep him in your prayers.

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. The later time is to allow the local priests and ministers to join us for lunch.

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.

BISHOP TAYLOR BOOK
Bishop Taylor has written a short book on the Sunday Gospels. It is called Weekday Thoughts on the Sunday Gospels, has 227 pages and costs £10 inclusive of post and packing. It is obtainable from Bishop Taylor on MauriceTaylor1926@sky.com, 01292 285865 or from his website BishopMauriceTaylor.org.uk.

GRAEME BELL
Bishop Nolan reports that Graeme Bell's request for a dispensation from celibacy and from the obligations of priesthood has been granted by Pope Francis. This brings to an end over sixteen years of ministry in Galloway Diocese. We are grateful to Graeme for those years of service and for the good work that he did. We wish him well as he begins a new phase in his life and assure him of the support of our prayers.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to our August winners who each win £25 - 27 Jimmy Carson, 137 Catherine Moran, 265 Pat Dixon and 234 Michael Sweeney. Our next draw for the Bonus Prize and four monthly prizes will be in September. We welcome new members and forms to join are available in the porch or from the Promoter, Myriame Sammons on 469006.

RAINBOWS AND BROWNIES
1st Ardrossan Rainbows and 5th Ardrossan Brownies will restart new session on Monday 21 August at the usual times of 5.30 to 6.30 pm for Rainbows and 6.30 to 8.00 pm for Brownies. Please note these two groups are not part of the Thursday night groups. The contact number for both Monday night groups is Mrs Sammons on 469006.

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.

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.

WHITHORN PILGRIMAGE
The Whithorn Pilgrimage will take place on Sunday 27 August. There will be Mass on the beach at 4.00 pm and in the church in Whithorn at 4.45 pm. There will be the opportunity for pilgrims to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Church in Whithorn from 3.00 pm onwards.

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.

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.