BULLETIN                                          10 SEPTEMBER 2017

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1



WELCOME, FATHER DUNCAN

CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 9 September  

Mass at 10.00 am
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm

Sunday 10 September  

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am for the congregation

Monday 11 September  

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 12 September  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Bert Kelly

Wednesday 13 September  

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 14 September  

Mass at 7.00 pm

Friday 15 September  

Mass at 10.00

Saturday 16 September  

Mass at 10.00 am
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm

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 9 September  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 10 September  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 11 September  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 12 September  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 13 September  
 

Service at 10.00 am

Thursday 14 September  
Service at 10.00 am

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Laughran

Friday 15 September  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 16 September  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 10 September  

12.30 am

Parish Lunch

Monday 11 September  
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 12 September  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.45 pm
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing
Ignatian Prayer Group

Wednesday 13 September  
3.45 pm Irish Dancing
Thursday 14 September  
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 15 September  
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

Saturday 16 September  
7.00 pm

Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Bert Kelly of our parish and Jan Stakim (Auchinleck) who died recently;
Father Martin McCluskey 1996, Tom McLaren 2014, Cathie Hilferty 2009, Mary Mitchell 2004, Gladys Moore 2006, Mary Otto 2008, Mr and Mrs Daniel Brown, Samuel Cambridge 2005, Mary Crossan 1981, John Hazelton 1974, Jane McKechan 1998, Bridget McLaughlin 1997, John Burns 1997, Alberto Carrino 2009, Dolores Fairhurst 2014, Thomas Fernes 2011, James Love 1996, James Hughes 2010, Anne McCabe 1995, Sister Annette, Cross and Passion 2016, Joe Brady junior 1999, Joseph Brady 2006, Elizabeth Cawley 1997, John Marshall 2000, Patrick Joseph O'Hare 1955, Thomas White 1995, Mathew Folan 1994, Tom Howieson 2007, Walter Jones 1985, James Lawson 1992 and Kathleen MulIin 2012 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 Father Duncan
, 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 £667.73 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £289.70.

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 Harry Sammons 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 2 at 10.30 am.


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

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Frances's and Mary's team.

FATHER DUNCAN AND CANON MATT
Bishop Nolan offers his best wishes to
Father Duncan, our new Parish Priest, and the same to Canon Matt in his retirement. He is unable to at Sunday's Mass as he is in Rome on business.

CANON MATT RETIRAL
The Sunday Mass will be at 11.30 am instead of 10.30am. The Vigil Mass will be at 5.30 pm as usual.
Father Duncan McVicar, our new Parish Priest, has invited Canon Matt to concelebrate the Mass. It will be followed by a lunch in the Parish Centre to which everyone is invited. The later time is to allow the local priests and ministers to join us for lunch.

JIM BOYLE
Sheila Boyle and the family thank all of sincerely for your prayers, Mass cards and expressions of sympathy on Jim's death. Holy Mass will be offered for your intentions.

CATHEDRAL SUNG EVENING PRAYER FOR THE FEAST OF SAINT NINIAN
Evening Prayer of the Church will be sung in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr on Sunday 17 September at 6.00 pm. You will be very welcome.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to the 50/50 Club 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.

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.

PRAYER INTENTION OF POPE FRANCIS FOR SEPTEMBER
The Prayer Intention of Pope Francis for September is for parishes - that our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.

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.

CHURCHES HOMELESSNESS ACTION NORTH AYRSHIRE (CHANA)
Over the summer, CHANA has donated over twenty bags of toiletries from Saint Peter's - many thanks for your generosity. There is an ongoing need for toiletries and household cleaning materials, such as washing-up liquid and disinfectant spray. A special request has been made for light bulbs. A full list of requested items is on the parish website.

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.

CATHEDRAL SUNG EVENING PRAYER FOR THE FEAST OF SAINT NINIAN
Evening Prayer of the Church will be sung in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr on Sunday 17 September at 6.00 pm. You will be very welcome.

IGNATIAN PRAYER GROUPS
The Ignatian Prayer Groups will resume on Wednesday 6 September and Tuesday 12 September and will continue thereafter on the first Wednesday and second Tuesday of each month.

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.