BULLETIN                                  13 MAY 2018

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR 2



CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 12 May  

Our Lady's Day
Requiem Mass at 10.00am for Maureen Kelly
Vigil Mass of Sunday at 5.30pm for William Dorrian and Noelle Collins

Sunday 13 May  

Seventh Sunday of Easter and First Holy Communion
Sunday Mass at 10.30am for the congregation

Monday 14 May  

Feast of Saint Matthais
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Francis McEvoy junior and R Laverty's special intention

Tuesday 15 May  

Requiem Mass at 10.00am for John Iain Currie

Wednesday 16 May  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Brian Cairns

Thursday 17 May  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Joe and Jessie Stevens and Doreen McGinlay

Friday 18 May  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Marie Claire Calvet's special intention, peace in the Dorrian family and Pat McGuire followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction, finishing at 11.00am

Saturday 19 May  

Requiem Mass at 10.00am for Agnes Forbes
Vigil Mass of Sunday at 5.30pm for Archie McFarlane and Jane McFarlane

The Holy 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 12 May  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm

Holy Mass at 10.00am

Sunday 13 May  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 14 May  
Requiem Mass at 10.00am Service at 10.00am
Tuesday 15 May  
Mass at 10.00am Service at 10.00am
Wednesday 16 May  
  Holy Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 17 May  
Service at 10.00am Service at 10.00am
Friday 18 May  
Service at 10.00am Requiem Mass at 10.00am
Saturday 19 May  
First Communion Mass at 12 noon
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm

Holy Mass at 10.00am


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 13 May  

11.30am

No Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass because of a Private Function

Monday 14 May  
9.30 to 11.30am
5.30 to 6.30pm
6.30 to 8.00pm
6.45 to 8.15pm

Parents and Toddlers
Rainbows
Brownies
Guides

Tuesday 15 May  
9.00 to 11.00am
3.45pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 16 May  

3.45pm

Irish Dancing

Thursday 17 May  

6.30 to 7.30pm

Pilates by Natalie

Friday 18 May  
9.30 to 11.30am Parents and Toddlers
Saturday 19 May 
9.00am to 4.00pm Embracing Change Group

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Iain Currie, Pat Breen senior and Maureen Kelly who died recently;
Thomas Algeo 2013, Robert Ferguson 2005, Nicholas McIntee 2004, Francis Moran 1999, Theresa Smith 1997, Matthew Black 2015, Stan Wilson 2017, William James Connelly 2012, Les Dorrian 2009, Mary McFarlane 2004, Anthony Bale 2017, Charles Campbell 2008, Patricia Joanna Pengilley 2017, Ann Cameron 2003, Mary Teresa Dolan 1999, Danny McMurdy 2017, Bill O'Neill 2009, Lexie Wright 2010, Father John Fitzsimmons 2008, Susan Little 2007, Kathleen Watt 2012, William Calvert 1992 and Frances Hackett 1997 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 celebrated on Saturdays between 4.45 and 5.15 pm and at other times on request.

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 £628.25 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £300.09 - 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 Katrina Pollock at 5.30pm and Margaret Harvey at 10.30am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30pm and Group 4 at 10.30am.


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

CHILDREN’S LITURGY
Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Emma Paterson for the pre-fives, Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Maria Paterson-Kidd and George Kidd
for Primary 4.

SUNDAY TEAS
The usual tea and coffee will not be served after the 10.30am Mass next Sunday. Instead there will be the Pentecost Brunch.

PENTECOST BRUNCH
There will be a Sunday brunch after Mass next Sunday 20 May from 11.30am to 1.00pm in the Parish Centre. There will be soup, rolls and sausage and bacon along with scones and cakes. All are welcome.

NEXT SUNDAY - PENTECOST
As recorded in the New Testament in Acts 2, it was on the fiftieth day after Easter that the Apostles were praying together with Mary and the Holy Spirit descended on them in the form of tongues of fire. They received the 'gift of tongues, - the ability to speak in other languages - and immediately began to preach about Jesus Christ. Pentecost became not only a commemoration of the Holy Spirit's visit but also the birth of the Church. It was on roughly this same day, centuries earlier, that Moses received the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. Pentecost is also called White Sunday, or Whit-Sunday, after the white garments worn on Pentecost by the newly baptised.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Please remember in your prayers the twenty-eight children who will receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion today, Sunday 13 May at the 10.30am Mass. We pray that all our children have a day of grace and joy.


REQUIEM MASS FOR IAIN CURRIE
Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Iain Currie. His Requiem Mass on Tuesday 15 May at 10.00am will be followed by his cremation at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn.

HOLY HOURS DURING THE EASTER SEASON IN SAINT MARY'S DEANERY
There have been and will be Holy Hour services, arranged by the Spirituality Group, in the Churches of Saint Mary's Deanery throughout April and May. These provide an opportunity to listen and to contemplate what God is saying to us. The last service takes place at Saint Mary's Church, Irvine on Sunday 13 May at 3.00pm. On Pentecost Sunday, 20 May, people will be asked to meet at
Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats and walk to Saint Peter's, Ardrossan for a Service. Details will follow. Please refer any queries on this to Agnes Burt on 01294 833048.

DUET OF LIFE
Wishing to encourage her young son's progress on the piano, a mother took her boy to a Paderewski concert. After they were seated, the mother spotted a friend in the audience and walked down the aisle to greet her. Seizing the opportunity to explore the wonders of the concert hall, the little boy rose and eventually explored his way through a door marked 'No Admittance'. When the house lights dimmed and the concert was about to begin, the mother returned to her seat and discovered that the child was missing. Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights focused on the impressive Steinway piano on stage. In horror, the mother saw her little boy sitting at the keyboard, innocently picking out Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. At that moment, the great piano master made his entrance, quickly moved to the piano and whispered in the boy's ear "Don't Quit. Keep playing." Then leaning over, Paderewski reached down with his left hand and began filling in a bass part. Soon his right arm reached around to the other side of the child and he added a running obbligato. Together, the old master and the young novice transformed a frightening situation into a wonderfully creative experience. The audience was mesmerised.
That's the way it is with God. What we can accomplish on our own is hardly noteworthy. We try our best but the results aren't exactly graceful flowing music. But with the hand of the Master, our life's work truly can be beautiful. Next time you set out to accomplish great feats, listen carefully. You can hear the voice of the Master whispering in your ear "Don't Quit. Keep playing". Feel His loving arms around you. Know that His strong hands are there helping you turn your feeble attempts into true masterpieces. Remember, God doesn't call the equipped. He equips the called - and He'll always be there to love and guide you on to great things.


JUST FOR A LAUGH…
Two Ardrossan guys are walking when one notices a sign on a Catholic Church that says 'Convert to Catholicism and we'll give you £100." The one says to the other "Should we do it?" The other says "No!! Are you crazy?" The first guy replies "Hey, a hundred pounds is a hundred pounds... I'm gonna do it." So he walks in to the Church and a little while later, he walks back out. The friend says "Well, did you get the money?" He replies "Oh that's all you people think about, isn't it?"

SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL AID FUND (SCIAF)
We have received a letter of thanks from SCIAF for the donation of £1145.66 for the Wee Box, Big Change appeal. SCIAF would like to thank everyone who contributed to this appeal this Lent and know your support, love and prayers make the life changing work they do possible.

POPE FRANCIS MISSION PRAYER FOR MAY
Pope Francis's mission prayer for May is for the Mission of the Laity. We pray that the lay faithful may fulfil their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.

CALLING ALL RETIRED HEAD TEACHERS
The Association of Catholic Head Teachers, Diocese of Galloway, is holding its annual meeting, Mass and meal with Bishop Nolan on Tuesday 22 May 2018 in St Joseph's Church, 15 Hill Street, Kilmarnock, KA3 1HA. As this is a very special year commemorating 100 years of the Education (Scotland) Act, we would like to extend an invitation to all retired head teachers to join us for the full event. The day begins with tea and coffee and light lunch at 12.45pm followed by our guest speaker. Mass is at 4.00pm followed by a meal in the Park Hotel, Kilmarnock at 5.30pm. If you would like to join us for all or part of the day, please contact Ann Tierney on AnnTierney@gallowaydiocese.org.uk or to Kate Dunn on Kate@gallowaydiocese.org.uk no later than Monday 14 May.

SPECIAL RELIGIOUS DEVELOPMENT (SPRED) GROUP
SPRED Galloway is holding two charity events to which you are warmly invited. These are a Ladies' Lunch at the Caledonian Ballroom Trump Turnberry on Saturday 29 September from 12.30 to 4.00pm. There will be a champagne reception followed by a two-course lunch, coffee and petit fours. A fashion show, auction, raffle and a selection of stalls will be also available the event. Ticket cost £30 per person. To book a place, please email Helena or Janette at spredgalloway@talktalk.net. The second event is a Charity Black Tie Ball at the Dumfries Arms Hotel, Cumnock on Saturday 9 March 2019 from 6.30pm to 12.30am. There will be a drinks reception, followed by a three-course dinner, coffee and homemade shortbread. There will be a charity auction and raffle and dancing to live music. Overnight accommodation with breakfast is available at competitive rates. A table holds eight guests. Table, corporate and Individual bookings are most welcome. Ticket price is £35 per person. To reserve your place or accommodation, please contact Helen or Janette at spredgalloway@talktalk.net.

NINETIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LEGION OF MARY
There is a coach going to Carfin from Kilwinning on Sunday 20 May 2018 and a few seats are still available. If you are interested, please phone Gerry on 01294 556680.

BE PART OF THE SCOTTISH CATHOLIC INTERNATIONAL AID FUND (SCIAF) 6K FAMILY FUN RUN
Millions of people walk for hours every day in search of food and water. Others flee across continents to get to safety. The steps you take can help share their journey. Whether you're old or young, running or walking, with SCIAF's 6k Family Fun Run, you can raise money and show solidarity with people in need around the world. Your entry fee will go towards our work helping people in poverty across twenty-seven countries. With plenty of music, stalls and games this will be a perfect summer's day out for the whole family. Whether you run, jog or take a stroll around the course. we hope to see you at the starting line on Saturday 2 June 2018 at Strathclyde Country Park. The fun starts at 10.00am and the run at 11.00am. The entry fee for adults is £10 and for children £5. You can sign up at www.sciaf.org.uk/sciaf-6k-fun-run or call Teresa on 0141 354 5555.

CHURCH CLEANERS REQUIRED
We are looking for volunteers to help with the weekly cleaning of the Church. If you would like to help, please contact Myriame Sammons on 469006 or the Parish Office on 464063.

VISITORS
Are you visiting us for Holy Mass? Please know that you are very welcome. During the 10.30 am Holy Mass outwith holidays, there is a Children’s 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 Holy Mass, tea, coffee cakes and buns are available in the Parish Centre. At both of our weekend Holy 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.