BULLETIN                                                27 AUGUST 2017

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1



CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 26 August  

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

Sunday 27 August  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 28 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for John O'Boyle
Vigil of the Deceased at 6.00 pm for Jim Boyle

Tuesday 29 August  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Jim Boyle followed by his interment at Ardrossan Cemetery

Wednesday 30 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Frank and Maria McEvoy

Thursday 31 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for pupils and staff of Saint Peter's Primary School to celebrate Canon Matt's retirement

Friday 1 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for John Dundas

Saturday 2 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for Anne Gilmour and Desmond McGarvey
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Susan Fullarton

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

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 27 August  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 28 August  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 29 August  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 30 August  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 31 August  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 1 September  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 2 September  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Saturday 26 August  
3.00 pm Private Function
Sunday 27 August  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 28 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 29 August  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.45 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 30 August  
3.45 pm Irish Dancing
Thursday 31 August  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
6.15 to 8.15 pm

Brownies
Guides
Spirit of Youth Drama

Friday 1 September  
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Jim Boyle of our parish, John O'Boyle (Glasgow) and Anne Gilmour;
Elizabeth Hosie 2010, Mary McCann 1987, Monsignor Mike Regan 2015, Samuel Taylor 1969, Frank Coyle 2008, Vincent Cunningham 2015, Joseph Doyle 2005, Nancy Erskine 2006, John Kelly 2004, Michael Pollock 2008, Canon Eugene Dowd 2012, Sister Mary Peter 1999, James McGrattan 1982, John Stewart, James Duffy 2013, James Steele 2010, Thomas Wright 2008, John Dundas 2014, Flight Lieutenants Rick Harrison and Pete Mosley (air crash) 1994, Grant Middlemiss 2005, Irene Millar 2000, John Sherry 2005, Samuel Cooper 1999, Elizabeth Loudon 1982, Joe Mallon 2016, James McCarthy 1985 and Helen Mulhearn 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 £662.28, the Maintenance Fund collection to £326.52 and Mary's Meals donations and raffle to £414.48 - 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 Marade Griffin at 5.30 pm and Peter Brawley 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.


MUSIC MINISTRY
Next weekend's musicians are the choir at the 5.30 pm Mass.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Marie's and Phyllis's team.

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy
resumes in September.


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.

NURSERY AND AFTERCARE IN THE PARISH CENTRE
During school term time, Saint Peter's Children's Centre Nursery will operate in the Parish Centre for three to five-year-olds from 8.50 am to 12 noon on Mondays to Fridays and on Tuesdays to Thursdays for two to three-year-olds from 1.00 to 3.00 pm. Scallywags Aftercare will run on Mondays to Fridays from 3.00 am to 6.00 pm during term time and on Mondays to Fridays from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm during school holidays.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.