BULLETIN                                              21 OCTOBER 2018

TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2



CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 20 October  

Our Lady's Day
Mass at 10.00am for Ronnie Cairns MM
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for Lawrence and Greta Brennan A

Sunday 21 October  

Twenty-Ninth Sunday of the Year
Sunday Mass at 10.30am for the congregation

Monday 22 October  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Joy Lee RD

Tuesday 23 October  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Agnes Docherty A

Wednesday 24 October  

Holy Mass at 10.00am in thanksgiving to Saint Peter's parishioners

Thursday 25 October  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Mary McAtee A

Friday 26 October  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Alex Templeton RD

Saturday 27 October  

Our Lady's Day
Mass at 10.00am for Anna Ferrie RD and William Paterson A
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for the congregation

  

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 20 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 21 October  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 22 October  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 23 October  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Wednesday 24 October  
  Holy Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 25 October  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Friday 26 October  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Saturday 27 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 21 October  

11.30am

Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 22 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 23 October  
9.00 to 11.00am
3.45pm

Cadriac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 24 October  
9.30 to 11.30am
3.45pm

Parents and Toddlers
Irish Dancing

Thursday 25 October  

1.00pm

Legion of Mary Curia Group

Friday 26 October  
9.30 to 11.30am
11.00am
Parents and Toddlers
Tea, coffee and chat in the Snug after Benediction

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Anna Ferrie (Dundee), Joy Lee and Alex Templeton who died recently;
Stephen Patrick Austin 2017, Lawrence Brennan 1981, Andrew Conaghan 2002, Michael Doherty 2005, Margaret Monaghan 1969, Hugh O'Boyle 2000, Andrew Conaghan 2002, John Higgins 2001, Hugh McGoogan 2009, Mary Jane McKay 1952, Patrick McNamee 1918, Patrick O'Hare 2001, Tom Adamson 2006, John and Isabella Connor, Mary Ferguson 2015, Cecily Grant 1980, Christine McAteer 1988, Annie McConnachie 2016, Dougald McMurchie, Ellis Nesbit, Monica Ann Taylor née Reilly 2015, Peggy McKay 1992, Kathleen Robinson 2012, Terence Burns 1997, Henry Fitzsimmons 1959, Helen Grober 2008, Morvia Logue 2014, Tommy Mulhern 1996, William Paterson 1963, Alice Procter 1995, Samuel Cambridge 1979, Mary Fleming 2012, Celia Hilferty 2001, Margaret Newell 2005 and Douglas Mayberry 2005 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.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Marade Griffin at 5.30pm and Patricia Milligan at 10.30am.

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


MUSIC MINISTRY
Next weekend's musicians are the choir at 5.30pm and Catherine Boyd and Catherine Kerr at 10.30am

CHILDREN’S LITURGY
Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Jacqueline Waugh for the pre-fives, Claire Sweenie and Linda Martin for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Emma Paterson and Maria Paterson for Primary 4.


AS YOU GOT UP THIS MORNING
As you got up this morning, I watched you and hoped you would talk to me, even if it was just a few words, asking my opinion or thanking me for something good that happened in your life yesterday but I noticed you were too busy, trying to find the right outfit to wear. When you ran around the house getting ready, I knew there would be a few minutes for you to stop and say hello, but you were to busy. At one point you had to wait fifteen minutes with nothing to do except sit in a chair. Then I saw you spring to your feet. I thought you wanted to talk to me but you ran to the phone and called a friend to get the latest gossip instead. I watched patiently all day long. With all your activities, I guess you were too busy to say anything to me. I noticed that before lunch you looked around, maybe you felt embarrassed to talk to me, that is why you didn't bow your head. You glanced three or four tables over and you noticed some of your friends talking to me briefly before they ate, but you didn't. That's okay. There is still more time left and I hope that you will talk to me yet. You went home and it seems as if you had lots of things to do. After a few of them were done, you turned on the television. I don't know if you like television or not. Just about anything goes there and you spend a lot of time each day in front of it not thinking about anything, just enjoying the show. I waited patiently again as you watched the television and ate your meal but again you didn't talk to me. By bedtime, I guess you felt too tired. After you said goodnight to your family you plopped into bed and fell asleep in no time. That's okay because you may not realise that I am always there for you. I've got patience, more than you will ever know. I even want to teach you how to be patient with others as well. I love you so much that I wait everyday for a nod, prayer or thought or a thankful part of your heart. It is hard to have a one-sided conversation. Well, you are getting up once again and once again I will wait, with nothing but love for you.
Hoping that today you will give me some time. Look after yourself! Your father and friend - God.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
The lotus plant grows in muddy water. From the muddy water, a beautiful flower grows! We have been planted these days into the 'muddy water' of the people who suffer. We share their sufferings. They are ours. We have been wounded by all kinds of violence. From these wounds in our hearts a beautiful flower of peace and compassion grows in all of us.                                                  Father Bernard Arputhasamy SJ

JUST FOR A LAUGH …
• A little boy was overheard praying "Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it. I'm having a real good time like I am!"
• A saying - People want the front of the bus, the back of the Church and be the centre of attention.
• One Sunday morning, the parish priest cut his face while shaving and he placed a plaster on the cut. After a longer-than-usual sermon, he explained "In case you are wondering what happened to my face, while shaving I was concentrating on my sermon and I cut my face." Afterwards, a woman said to him "Father, next time, couldn't you concentrate on your face and cut the sermon?"

THE HEART OF FAITH
Becoming Catholic is a process of falling in love. The person we're falling in love with, over and over again, more and more deeply, is Jesus Christ. To become Catholic, you have to open your heart to the love Jesus has for you and return that love as best you can. If anyone is thinking about becoming a Catholic, please get in touch with
Father Duncan. It means to make Jesus Christ your focus. The meetings will include what they need to do to become Catholic as they discern, pray, worship, break open the Word and try to live their daily lives as followers of Christ - in particular, what living the way of Christ looks like - a conversion of mind and heart, an understanding of what the Church teaches, a loving heart and a true desire to become part of God's universal family.


PARISH DIARIES 2019
The Saint Peter Parish pocket diaries are now available this weekend. They look really good. Please get your diary today at the Church repository - first come, first served!

CHURCHES' HOMELESS ACTION NORTH AYRSHIRE (CHANA)
More than seventy people every month present as homeless to North Ayrshire Council. We propose to make up toilet bags for those who need them. We are asking each participating Church to concentrate one toiletry item for immediate use and one cleaning item for use when a person gets a house. We have been allocated shower gel and all-purpose cleaner. Please use the CHANA basket in the foyer of the Church. Thank you for your continued generosity. Care and Share @ the Kirkgate is a drop-in for those affected by homelessness, with soup and sandwiches provided. It runs every Friday in the Kirkgate Hall, Chapelwell Street, Saltcoats, from 12.30 to 2.00pm. If you can help, call CHANA on 07585 665751.

CHERNOBYL CHILDREN'S LIFELINE
Can you make a difference in a child's life. Ayrshire Link is looking for families to host two children for two or four weeks in June or July 2019. This is a very rewarding experience and you will be supported twenty-four hours a day. The children will take part in a full four week program. If you would like more information, please phone 07813 650411.

CATHOLIC MEDIA OFFICE
Please make sure you get an information leaflet showing the structure and work of the Church in Scotland. Pick up your copy today!

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.

DEANERY MEETING
There will be a meeting of the Deanery Clergy on Monday 22nd October at 12.15pm at Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats.

ARDROSSAN CHURCHES GROUP MEETING
The next meeting on the Ardrossan Churches Group will be on Tuesday 23 October at 7.30pm at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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 £605.28 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £228.20 - thanks.

POPE FRANCIS'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR OCTOBER
Pope Francis's prayer intention for October is for the Mission of Religious - that consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves and be present among the poor, the marginalised and those who have no voice.

POPE FRANCIS ASKS US TO PRAY THE ROSARY DAILY
Pope Francis, on 7 October 2018 - the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary - renewed his call for daily praying of the Rosary during October. "Today, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, I renew the invitation to pray the Rosary every day of the month of October, ending with the antiphon 'Under your protection' and the Prayer of Saint Michael the Archangel, to reject the attacks of the devil, who wants to divide the Church."


SUNDAY TEAS
Tea and coffee will be served after the 10.30am Mass next Sunday in the Parish Centre by Sadie's, Marie's and Phyllis's team.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to our October winners who each receive £25 - 59 Sienna Boyle, 125 Michelle Morton, 233 Clare Anderson and 234 Michael Sweeney. Well done! The next draw will be on Sunday 11 November. Please remember to let us know if you change address as all prizes come in the post direct to the winners each month. The Promoter can be contacted on 469006 or through the Parish Office on 464063. Many thanks for your continued support of the 50/50 Club.

SPRED GALLOWAY BLACK TIE CHARITY BALL
SPRED Galloway cordially invites you to ite inaugural black tie Charity Ball in 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 with a glass of wine, tea, coffee and shortbread. There will be dancing to the live band On The Edge, a charity raffle and auction. The ticket price is £35 per person. Return transport from Ayr, Girvan, Kilmarnock and Prestwick to the Dumfries Arms is available. The hotel has rooms available at a competitive bed and breakfast rate for attendees of the ball. For further information, please contact the office on 01292 738068 or email info@SpredGalloway.org.uk.

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.