BULLETIN                                           4 NOVEMBER 2018

THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2



CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 3 November  

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

Sunday 4 November  

Thirty-First Sunday of the Year
Sunday Mass at 10.30am for Saint Peter's congregation

Monday 5 November  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Kathleen Dean RD

Tuesday 6 November  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for the Brady and Hilferty families A

Wednesday 7 November  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Andrew Bancewicz RD

Thursday 8 November  

Blessed John Duns Scotus
Holy Mass at 10.00am for all our grandparents

Friday 9 November  

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Holy Mass at 10.00am for John Craig A

Saturday 10 November  

Saint Leo the Great
Mass at 10.00am for a missionary parish
Thirty-Second Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for Alice McGrattan A and Catherine Coulter RD

  

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 3 November  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 4 November  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 5 November  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Tuesday 6 November  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Wednesday 7 November  
Requiem Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Thursday 8 November  
Service of the Word at 7.00pm Holy Mass at 10.00am
Friday 9 November  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Saturday 10 November  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 4 November  

11.30am

Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 5 November  

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

Parents and Toddlers
Rainbows
Brownies
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 6 November  
9.00 to 11.00am
3.45pm

Cadriac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 7 November  
9.30 to 11.30am
3.45pm
7.30pm

Parents and Toddlers
Irish Dancing
Ignatian Prayer Group

Thursday 8 November  

 

Friday 9 November  
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:
Kathleen Dean (Auchinleck), Andrew Bancewicz (formerly of Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats) and Catherine Coulter who died recently and
James Delahunt 1976, Cecilia Hilferty 2001, James McDermid 2003, John O'Neill 2012, Mary Brodie 1997, Ellie Graham 2016, Mary Haran 1995, Daniel Mathieson 1962, Joseph McGoogan 2008, Catherine Ramsay 2012, Gloria Rosendale 2014, William Delahunt 1986, Bill Moore 1989, The Christians martyred in the Cathedral of our Lady of Deliverance in Baghdad 2010, Sadie Clegg 2011, John Martin 1979, Daniel Brown 1988, Peter Hanratty 2013, Josephine Lundie 2007, baby Lily Heron 2016, Thomas Kilbane 1983, Hugh McKay 1982, Eileen Taylor 2005, May Cusick 2009, Teresa Kelly 1978, Sarah Sammons 1970, Elizabeth Anne Tait 2004 and Mary Timmons 2011 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 Harry Sammons at 5.30pm and Margaret Brawley 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 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, Maria Paterson-Kidd and Emma Paterson for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Claire Sweenie and Linda Martin for Primary 4.

ARDROSSAN CEMETERY MASS
Our annual Holy Mass at Ardrossan Cemetery for all the deceased buried there will be on Sunday 25 November - the Solemnity of Christ the King - at 2.00pm.





PRAYER SERVICE AT ABBOTSFORD NURSING HOME
There will be a prayer service at Abbotsford Nursing Home, Ardrossan, on Wednesday 7 November at 2.00pm.


EXORCISING THE PANTHEON
Looking to the saints reminds us that in the end, Christ is always victorious, that the gates of hell cannot resist the power of God's grace. The origins of the celebration of All Saints are a striking example of that truth. The Church began celebrating this Solemnity in Rome in the year 609 under Pope Boniface IV. At that time, one of the older residential areas of the city was located near a huge Roman temple called the Pantheon. The Pantheon had been built four centuries earlier by the emperor-architect Hadrian. It had held huge statues of all the gods most revered by the imperial family, thus its name, pan-theon meaning all the gods. Between the time of the Emperor Hadrian and that of Pope Boniface, the Roman Empire had become Christian and the Pantheon had been abandoned but by the year 600, it was becoming the object of frequent complaints from those who lived in its neighbourhood. When they walked by the old temple, strange things would happen. Eerie voices would threaten them; bricks would fall down menacingly; ice-cold breezes would accost them, along with worse things than mere breezes. In short, it was clear that the place was haunted by demons. Around the year 609, the complaints reached new heights and the neighbourhood appealed directly to the Pope to do something about it. Razing the massive structure to the ground was too gargantuan a task so Boniface IV found a creative solution. He decided to exorcise the temple and reconsecrate it as a Christian Church, dedicated not to all the gods but to all the Roman martyrs and to Mary, the queen of all saints and martyrs. This he did and soon after, the complaints stopped. It still serves as a Church today. The memorial of that consecration became so popular that Pope Gregory III extended its celebration to the whole Church. Thus All Saints' Day was born - an everlasting reminder that the powers of evil are no match for the power of Christ.

JUST FOR A LAUGH …
  • At what time of day was Adam created? - A little before Eve
  • Why didn't they play cards on the Ark? - Because Noah was standing on the deck
  • Did Eve ever have a date with Adam? - No, just an apple.
  • Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
      - Pharaoh's daughter. She went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little prophet
  • Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible? - Samson, because he brought the house down
  • Why couldn't Jonah trust the ocean? - Because he knew there was something fishy about it
  • What kind of man was Boaz before he married Ruth? - Ruthless
  • What excuse did Adam give to his children as to why he no longer lived in Eden? - Your mother ate us out of house and home
  • Which area of Palestine was especially wealthy? - The area around Jordan, because the banks were always overflowing
  • Why didn't Noah go fishing? - he only had two worms

NOVEMBER LISTS
Please take a list sheet and an envelope in the baskets at the back of the Church. Fill in the names of deceased friends and family members, put it in the envelope - if you can with a donation - and hand it in the collection at the weekend Masses. The Lists will be brought to the altar at every Mass during the month of the Holy Souls.

WOULD YOU LIKE A VISIT AT HOME FROM THE SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY?
Our parish
Saint Vincent de Paul Society is very willing to come for a visit, a chat, a catch-up or to help with anything as we enter the winter months. Please call them and they will get back to you to arrange a suitable time. They are here to support and help in any way they can. Please call 07722 246169 and leave a message.

IN AND AROUND THE CHURCH
I am very grateful for all the work and maintenance that has been done in and around the Church. The brushes, mops et cetera have their own rack. Thank you for all the hard work.

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.

REMEMBRANCE DAY CONCERT
To commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War, there will be a special concert, organised by the Ardrossan Churches Group in Ardrossan Academy on Thursday 8 November at 7.00pm. Please come along and support this special initiative.
Saint Peter's Primary School and Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats will be taking part.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY SERVICE
The annual Remembrance Day Service will be at the Evangelical Union Church and Memorial Garden on Glasgow Street next Sunday 11 November at 1.00pm to commemorate this year, one hundred years after the end of the First World War. At Saint Peter's, we will offer our Holy Masses on that weekend for the war dead and everyone will receive an exact facsimile copy of the Saint John's Gospel booklet that soldiers received when they went to war in 1914.


MUSIC MINISTRY
We are looking for a few new helpers for the music and singing at the Sunday Mass. If you can help in any way, please speak to Father Duncan. Thanks.

NEW WEBSITE
Our new website, after a lot of work and effort, is now slowly approaching completion. It is looking particularly good and will be a great asset to our parish community. If all goes well, we hope to launch it before Christmas. Watch this space!

HELP OUR PARISH GROW
If you have filled in a Gift Aid Form in the past, could we ask you to complete the new version this weekend? Margaret will available in the Parish Centre to fill in the new forms with you it will only take a few moments. If you would like to make out a Gift Aid Form for the parish, please take this opportunity to support the parish in this way. Thank you for your commitment and solidarity.

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 QUIZ NIGHT
Are you aged twenty to forty? Our events are a great place for meeting fellow young Catholics. We are having a Quiz Night in Saint Mirin's Cathedral Hall so why not come along and test your knowledge of all things Scottish to bring in Saint Andrew's Day? It takes place on Saturday 24 November at 7.00pm. 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.

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 £636.34 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £236.64 - thanks.

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

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.