BULLETIN                                          30 SEPTEMBER 2018

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2



CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 29 September  

Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael
Mass at 10.00am for Iain Tarbet A
Vigil Mass of Sunday at 5.30pm in thanksgiving for prayers answered

Sunday 30 September  

Twenty-Sixth Sunday of the Year
Sunday Mass at 10.30am for the congregation and Ian Tarbet A
Reception into Church of Ronnie Cairns at 6.00pm

Monday 1 October  

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Bebe Carroll A and John Connor A
Requiem Mass at 2.00pm for Ronnie Cairns

Tuesday 2 October  

Votive Mass for Saint Peter
Eightieth Anniversary Mass at 12 noon for Margaret Ranner and Ronnie Cairns RD

Wednesday 3 October  

The Holy Guardian Angels
Holy Mass at 10.00am for the good outcome of a court case

Thursday 4 October  

Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Mae Hennesey RD

Friday 5 October  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Ann Marie Gilmour MM and followed by Benediction finishing by 11.00am

Saturday 6 October  

Our Lady of the Rosary
Mass at 10.00am for Mary McGuchan RD
Eightieth Anniversary Mass at 5.30pm for Greta and Lawrence Brennan A

  

Abbreviations - A anniversary, MM month's mind, RD recently deceased, SI special intention

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 29 September  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 30 September  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 1 October  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 2 October  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Wednesday 3 October  
  Holy Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 4 October  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Friday 5 October  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Saturday 6 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Saturday 29 September  
7.00pm Musical Evening - Lourdes Group fundraiser
Sunday 30 September  

11.30am

Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 1 October  

9.30 to 11.30am
5.30 to 6.30pm
6.30 to 7.30pm
6.30 to 7.30pm
7.00pm

Parents and Toddlers
Rainbows
Brownies
Guides
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 2 October  
9.00 to 11.00am
3.45pm

Cadriac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 3 October  
9.30 to 11.30am
3.45pm
7.30pm

Parents and Toddlers
Irish Dancing
Ignatian Prayer Group

Thursday 4 October  

 

 

Friday 5 October  
9.30 to 11.30am
11.00am
Parents and Toddlers
Tea, coffee and chat in the Snug after Benediction
Saturday 6 October  
6.30pm Tea, coffee and other refreshments after Mass to mark our eightieth anniversary

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Nancy Cloherty and Ronnie Cairns of our parish who died recently;
Dorothea Campbell 2011, Mary Clarke 1984, Iain Tarbet 2016, Bert Body 1985, Bridget Carroll 2016, John Connor 1983, Charles Coulter 1992, Kathleen Mulhearn 2009, Canon Lawrence Fischer 1980 pictured right, Patrick Giffney 1971, Peter Morgan 2010, Lily Murphy 1990, Duncan Rhodes 2012, Hannah Burns 2002, Joseph Griffin 2001, Catherine Helen McMullan 2000, John Paterson 2005, Bill Andrew 2017, Gerry McGinn 2008, Robert Paterson 2004, Hugh O'Hare 2004, Charlie Scullion 2010, Kirsty Bell 2012, Elizabeth McKay 2005 and Terence O'Neill 2002 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 5.30pm Vigil and 10.30am. 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.

PRESENTATION MASS TODAY
The children who will be making their Confirmation and First Holy Communion will be presented at Holy Mass today and given a special Cross as a sign of their Sacramental Journey.

REQUIEM MASS FOR RONNIE CAIRNS
Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Ronnie Cairns who died recently. The Reception into Church will be this Sunday at 6.00pm. The Requiem Mass will be on Monday 1 October at 2.00pm and will be followed by his cremation at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Margaret Munn at 5.30pm and Alfie Agostini at 10.30am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30pm and Group 2 at 10.30am.


MUSIC MINISTRY
Next weekend's musicians are George McGrattan at 5.30pm and Saint Peter's Primary School choir at 10.30am

CHILDREN’S LITURGY
Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Geraldine Butcher for the pre-fives, Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Andrena Hughes and Jacqueline Smith for Primary 4.


OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY ON SATURDAY
Please bring your personal Rosaries to Mass on Saturday and place them on the altar and we will bless them on the Feast of the Holy Rosary. It is normally on 7 October, but as that date this year lands on a Sunday, we will celebrate it this coming Saturday, 6 October.


WHAT DO ANGELS LOOK LIKE?
Like the little old lady who returned your wallet yesterday.
Like the taxi driver who told you that your eyes light up the world when you smile.
Like the small child who showed you the wonder in simple things.
Like the poor man who offered to share his lunch with you.
Like the rich man who showed you that it really is all possible if only you believe.
Like the stranger who just happened to come along when you had lost your way.
Like the friend who touched your heart when you didn't think you had one.
Angels come in all sizes and shapes, all ages and skin types.
Some with freckles, some with dimples, some with wrinkles, some without.
They come disguised as friends, enemies teachers, students, lovers and fools.
They don't take life too seriously; they travel light.
They leave no forwarding address; they ask nothing in return.
They are hard to find when your eyes are closed but when you choose to see, they are everywhere you look.
So, open you eyes and count all your Angels -- for you are truly blessed!

PRAYER TO YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL
Angel of God, my guardian dear
To whom His love commits me here
Ever this day be at my side
To light and guard, to rule and guide
Amen

JUST FOR A LAUGH …
Here are some real prayers written by schoolchildren.
Dear God, in school they told us what you do. Who does it when you are on holiday? - Jane
Dear God, instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don't you just keep the ones you have now? - Jane
Dear God, What does it mean you are a jealous God? I thought you had everything. - Rebecca
Dear God, Thank you for the baby brother but what I prayed for was a puppy. - Joyce
Dear God, Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each other so much if they had their own rooms. It works with my brother. - Larry

RACHEL'S VINEYARD
A Rachel's Vineyard weekend retreat for spiritual and emotional healing after abortion will be held north of Glasgow from Tuesday 9 to Thursday 11 October 2018. This confidential, supportive retreat is powerful for anyone who has been affected by their own or someone else's abortion experience. For more information, please call Sister Andrea on 07816 942824 or email Marene via the enquiry form on the website www.RachelsVineyard.org.uk

50/50 CLUB SEPTEMBER WINNERS
Congratulations to winners of September 50/50 Club draw who each win £25 - 272 Rena Tarbet, 159 Tom Paterson, 29 Elizabeth Fitzpatrick and 109 Margaret Harvey. Well done. Our next Draw for October will be drawn on 6 October.

PRAYER LEAFLET FOR EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
The pocket-sized Prayer Leaflet with the Rite of distributing Holy Communion to the sick and housebound in our parish is now available in the Sacristy. Please make sure you get your copy.


EIGHTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR PARISH
Saint Peter in Chains celebrates its eightieth anniversary on Tuesday 2 October with Holy Mass being celebrated at the time of the first Mass in 1938 - 12 noon. The following weekend, we will have a special anniversary Masses on Saturday and Sunday with refreshments after both Masses to commemorate our special day. During the gatherings in the Parish Centre, a slideshow of over 900 photographs depicting Saint Pater's history will be shown. There is also a wonderful slideshow on our parish website - it is well worth a look!


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.

20-40 NETWORK MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT
Are you aged 20 to 40? Our 20-40 Network events are a great place for meeting fellow young Catholics. Come along for coffee, cake and a side order of crime to solve on Friday 19 October at 7.00pm at Bianco Nero, Paisley. Ticket sales close on 8 October. Please email 2040network@gmail.com to buy a £10 ticket or join our mailing list to find out about future events if you can't make this one.

KNIT AND KNATTER
Don't feel alone during the long winter months. Please come along and join us in the Snug on a Wednesday afternoon between 1.00 and 3.00pm. Spend some enjoyable time knitting - tuition is available - and "knattering" over a cup of tea and coffee. Needles and wool will be provided free of charge. If you make your own way there, your transportation back home can be arranged when required. A suggested donation of £1 towards the Church maintenance would be appreciated. All are welcome!

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 £637.31 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £292.75 - thanks.

POPE FRANCIS'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR SEPTEMBER
Pope Francis's prayer intention for September is for Young People in Africa - that they may have access to education and work in their own countries.

SUNDAY TEAS
Tea and coffee will be served after the 10.30am Mass next Sunday in the Parish Centre by Maria Boyle's team.

MUSICAL EVENING - LOURDES GROUP FUNDRAISER
Would you like to spend an enjoyable evening in the Parish Centre? Then come along to our Musical Evening on Saturday 29 September at 7.00pm. Our entertainers are the Von Crapp Singers and Aiden and Bethany McGrath. Tickets costing £5 will be on sale in the porch and foyer after both weekend Masses from members of the Lourdes Group. This will be a Bring Your Own Bottle arrangement and we know you will have a lovely night in good company. All are very welcome and you will help our Lourdes Group raise funds to take assisted pilgrims to Lourdes with the Diocese next July.

SAINT TERESA'S CHURCH, DUMFRIES, DIAMOND JUBILEE MASS
The celebration of the sixtith anniversary of the foundation of the Saint Teresa's parish will take place at 11.30am Mass on Sunday 30 September followed by a reception in the parish hall to which all are invited.

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.

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.