BULLETIN                                              17 SEPTEMBER 2017

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1



WELCOME, FATHER DUNCAN

CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 16 September  

Feast of Saint Ninian
Mass at 10.00 am for Mrs Anne Sheehan
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Rose Fitzpatrick

Sunday 17 September  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 18 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for Hugh Donohoe

Tuesday 19 September  

Feast of Saint Januarius
Mass at 10.00 am for Frances Burns

Wednesday 20 September  

Memorial of Saint Andrew Kim Tae-Gon and Paul Chong Ha-Sang
Mass at 10.00 am for John Collins

Thursday 21 September  

Feast of Saint Matthew
Mass at 7.00 pm for Bert Kelly

Friday 22 September  

Mass at 10.00 for Jim Boyle

Saturday 23 September  

Memorial of Saint Padre Pio
Mass at 10.00 am for Ian Stakim
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for parishoners' intentions

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 16 September  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 17 September  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 18 September  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 19 September  
Service at 10.00 am

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Robert Devine

Wednesday 20 September  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 21 September  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Friday 22 September  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 23 September  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Saturday 18 September  

7.00 am

Private Function

Sunday 17 September  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 18 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 19 September  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.45 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 20 September  
3.45 pm Irish Dancing
Thursday 21 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 22 September  
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

Saturday 23 September  
4.00 pm

Private Meeting

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Rose Fitzpatrick (Newcastle, originally Stevenston), Frances Burns, Zander Mullen and Frances Giblin who died recently;
Hugh Donohoe 2008, George Hall 2007, Alison Lawson neé Giebler 2015, Frances McLaughlin 2008, Mary McLellan 2004, Victor and Charlotte Mitchell, Jim Vernon 2014, Cornelius Burke 1988, Chris Glenn 2011, Eamon Lennon junior, Margaret Finnegan 2010, Patrick Joseph McKay 1989, Sister Pauline CP 1999, Father Alastair Tosh 2007, Brian Loy 2014, Patricia Trainer 2002, Greta Foran 2002, Emilio Forbes 2011, Mary McKernon 2007, Catherine McLaughlin 1998, Roseleen Casey 2010, Isa Donald 2016, David Dunbar 2005, James Forbes 2011, Bob Harriman 2014, Jimmy McLaughlin 2007, Rita Michelini 2002, Father Gerald Muir 2015, Helen Steele 2012, James Tomelty 2011, Margaret Donnelly 1997, George Logue 2011 and William McNamara 2001 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 £782.10 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £362.56.

RETIRED PRIESTS FUND
Next weekend there will be a special collection for the Retired Priests Fund. Envelopes will be available at the end of the pews for Gift Aid donations.

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 Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm and Robert Cooper at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 3 at 10.30 am.


MUSIC MINISTRY
Next weekend's musicians are George McGrattan at 5.30 pm and Andrena Hughes at 10.30 am.

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Emma Paterson for the pre-fives and Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson
for Primaries 1, 2 and 3.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sharon McLaughlin's team.

ANNUAL DIOCESAN TEACHERS' MASS
Bishop William Nolan will celebrate the Annual Diocesan Teachers' Mass in Saint Joseph's Church, Kilmarnock on Thursday 28 September at 7.00 pm. All teachers from the diocese are warmly invited and welcomed. After Mass, there will be a light buffet in the hall and a chance to socialise.

SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE UNBORN CHILD (SPUC) SCOTLAND NATIONAL CONFERENCE
SPUC's National Conference will take place at 200 Saint Vincent Street Glasgow onSaturday 7 October 2017. This event is an excellent opportunity to hear top international speakers and learn about the exciting work being done to promote the right to life. The day commences with registration from 9.30 am and ends at 4.00 pm. The day includes refreshments throughout the day and lunch. Tickets cost £25 and can be booked on 0141 221 2094.

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 WINNERS FOR SEPTEMBER
Congratulations to the 50/50 Club September winners who each win £25 - 214 H Harkins, 160 K Pollock, 209 J Coulter and 258 M C Swan. The Bonus Draw for £100 was won by 80 A McGuire. We always welcome new members. Forms to join can be found in the porch or from the Parish Promoter, M Sammons on 01294 469006.

GALLOWAY LOURDES HOSPITALITÉ MEMBERSHIP
The annual Galloway Lourdes Hospitalité membership of collection is now due at the cost of only £2. The members of the Parish Lourdes Group are giving out the collection envelopes this weekend and will collect the return envelopes next weekend. We appreciate your continued support and prayers. Mass is offered in Lourdes for the intentions of all members. Our Lady of Lourdes - pray for us.

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.

5TH ARDROSSAN GUIDES AND SENIOR SECTION
The 5th Ardrossan Guides and Senior Section for girls aged 10 to 18 meet each Thursday from 7.30 to 9.00 pm in the Parish Centre. We are looking for enthusiastic, adventurous and supportive helpers to assist, either on a short or long-term basis. Training and cost of enhanced disclosure provided. For more information, please contact Coral on 07950 231241.

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 resumed on Wednesday 6 September and Tuesday 12 September and will continue thereafter on the first Wednesday and second Tuesday of each month.

GALLOWAY MUSIC NETWORK
A music workshop is being arranged by Galloway Music Network for Saturday 23 September at Our Lady of Mount Carmel's Church, Onthank, Kilmarnock from 10.30 am to 3.00 pm. We will be looking at new music with workshops on hymns that are 'guitar friendly' and hymns that are 'organ friendly'. As ever, there will be plenty of opportunities for discussion and the sharing of ideas. This event is being organised for anyone with an interest in parish music - guitarists, organists and those who enjoy singing. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Michael McCulloch on 07747 800067.

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.

THANKS
Grateful thanks to Saint Clare for favours received. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, adored and glorified and loved today and every day throughout the world, Amen. DJ

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.