BULLETIN                                          18 NOVEMBER 2018

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2



CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 17 November  

Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
Mass at 10.00am for Andrew Bell RD
Thirty-Third Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for Stephen Munn A

Sunday 18 November  

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

Monday 19 November  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Joan McCann SI

Tuesday 20 November  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Frank McGarrity senior RD

Wednesday 21 November  

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Enid Dorby RD

Thursday 22 November  

Memorial of Saint Cecilia
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Gordon McCaffrey RD

Friday 23 November  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Gaylor Dron RD

Saturday 24 November  

Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions
Mass at 10.00am for Catherine Coulter RD
Solemnity of Christ the King
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for all our deceased parents

  

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 17 November  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 18 November  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 19 November  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 20 November  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Wednesday 21 November  
  Service of the Word at 10.00am
Thursday 22 November  
Holy Mass at 7.00pm Holy Mass at 7.00pm
Friday 23 November  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Saturday 24 November  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 18 November  

11.30am
4.00 to 11.00pm

Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass
Private Function

Monday 19 November  

7.00pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 20 November  
9.00 to 11.00am
3.45pm

Cadriac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 21 November  
9.30 to 11.30am
3.45pm
1.00 to 3.00pm

Parents and Toddlers
Irish Dancing
Knit and Knatter

Thursday 22 November  

 

Friday 23 November  
11.00am Tea, coffee and chat in the Snug after Benediction

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Anne Ward, Enid Dorby (Troon), Gaylor Dron and Frank McGarrity senior who died recently and
Sanny Ballantyne 1991, Rose McCann 2017, Ian McNamara 1979, Paddy Crozier, Anna Lizanec 2008, Margaret Martin 1962, Father James McCarroll 1952, Catherine McMullan 1963, Father Paul O'Brien 1999, Robert Reid 2006, John Whyte 1975, James McCabe, Jean Murray 2006, Julie Holland Newmann, Michael Reilly 1946, Steven Walker 1999, Mary McDonald 2004, Lena McGhee 2000, John McGinness 2014, Liam Newall 2004, Sandra White 2010, Helene Adams 2016, Monica Fagan 1986, Jim McLaren 2005, John Craig 2012, Michael Dougan 2016, Joseph McAuliffe 2001, Jean McGowan 2010, Annie McNamara, Alice McWhinnie 2009, Elizabeth Mary Moultrie 2000, Lyndsey Thomas née McLardy 2014, Father Cornelius Burke 1972, James Cummings 2005, Father Paul Felix 2016, Setti Cavani 1997, Catherine Keogh 2016, Margaret Lee 1984, Linda Jackson 2009, Alice McGrattan 2013, Stephen Munn 2011, Annie Boyle O'Hare 1967, Alice Tomelty 2000, Susan Hamilton 2009, Father Frank Kiernan 1989, Joseph Smith 2002, Robert Stevenson 1962, Matthew Ssenyondo, father of Father Charles 2015, Andrew Steven 1998, Karen Sharon Byrne 2003, Patrick Gerald Burns 2003, John Carry 1997, Canon George McCafferty 2000, Nora Moore 2012, Janie Matthews 2014, Elizabeth McDougall 1948 and Father John Walsh 2009 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 Julie Coldwell 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 the choir at 5.30pm and George McGrattan at 10.30am

CHILDREN’S LITURGY
Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Emma Paterson for the pre-fives, Jacqueline Waugh and Andrena Hughes for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Maria Paterson-Kidd and Jacqueline Smith for Primary 4. The Children's Liturgy needs some more volunteers. If you have a child or grandchild currently in the liturgy programme or you would just like to help with these wonderful groups, we need your help. We are having a short meeting in the Lesser Hall of the Parish Centre on Sunday 2 December after 10.30am Mass - everyone is welcome. We would like to ask all current volunteers to attend too as we will discuss the new activities for the Children's Liturgy programme. Come along and find out what's involved and how you can help.

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 FOR TOURISTS
Heavenly Father, look down on us your humble, obedient tourist servants who are doomed to travel this earth, taking photographs, sending postcards, buying souvenirs. We beseech you, O Lord, to see that our plane is not delayed, our luggage is not lost and our overweight baggage goes unnoticed. Protect us from surly and unscrupulous taxi drivers, avaricious porters and unlicensed English speaking guides. Give us this day divine guidance in the selection of our hotels, that we may find our reservations honoured, our rooms made up, breakfast included and hot water running in the taps. Lead us, dear Lord, to good, inexpensive restaurants where the food is superb, the waiters friendly and the wine included in the price of the meal. Make the locals love us for who we are and not for what we can contribute to their worldly goods. Grant us the strength to visit the museums, the cathedrals, the palaces, national parks, listed as 'must see' in our guide books. And if by chance we skip an historic monument to take a nap after lunch, have mercy on us, for the flesh is weak. Dear God, keep our wives from shopping sprees and protect them from 'bargains' they do not need or cannot afford. Lead them not into temptation for they know not what they do. Almighty Father, keep our husbands from looking at foreign women and remind them that they are on a 'fixed' menu and not á la carte. Save them from making fools of themselves in cafes and nightclubs. Above all, please do not forgive them their trespasses for they know exactly what they do. And when our trip is over and we return to our loved ones, grant us the favour of finding someone who will look at our holiday photos and listen to our stories so our lives as tourists will not have been in vain. Amen.

  

JUST FOR A LAUGH …
A priest decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon. Four worms were placed into four separate jars. The first worm was put into a container of alcohol. The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke. The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup. The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil. At the conclusion of the sermon, the priest reported the following results: The first worm in alcohol - dead. The second worm in cigarette smoke - dead. The third worm in chocolate syrup - dead. The fourth worm in good clean soil - alive. So the priest asked the congregation "What did you learn from this demonstration?" Maxine, who was sitting in the back, quickly raised her hand and said "As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won't have worms!" That pretty much ended the sermon!

POPE FRANCIS'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR NOVEMBER
Pope Francis's prayer intention for November is for those in Service of Peace - that the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.

A VOICE CRIES IN THE WILDERNESS. PREPARE A WAY FOR THE LORD. MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT
There will be a series of events for Advent 2018 in Saint Mary's Parish Hall, Saltcoats to which everyone is invited. It starts on Wednesday 5 December at 7.30pm. The theme is Poverty at Home and the speaker is Neil Cowan of the Scottish Poverty Alliance. On Sunday 9 December at 3.00 pm, the topic is The Experience of Refugees in North Ayrshire. Some of the refugee families and North Ayrshire Council officials will speak. Scotland and Overseas Development with speaker Jane Salmonson of the International Development Alliance is the subject of the meeting on Wednesday 12 December at 7.30pm. The events are organised by the Outreach to the Poor Group of Embracing Change.

IN AND AROUND THE CHURCH
A new holder for the processional cross has been made and erected beside the pulpit. Many thanks to those involved for all the hard work.

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.

ST PETER'S SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAIR
Saint Peter's Primary School is having a Christmas Fair on Thursday 22 November 2018 from 3.45pm to 5.45pm. Stalls are available at £15 each. Come and support our Primary School!

HCPT LOURDES GROUP 376 CHRISTMAS FAYRE
The HCPT Lourdes Group is having a Christmas Fayre on Saturday 1 December in the Parish Centre from 10.30am to 1.00pm. There will be arious stalls, raffle, tombola, tea room and home baking. Entry is free. For donations, please contact Esther or Josephine Coulter on 602179.

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.

TEN COUNTRIES AS WORST RELIGIOUS-FREEDOM OFFENDERS
The countries of Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan were labelled as Countries of Particular Concern (CPC). In addition, Pakistan was placed on a Special Watch List which is a new category below that of CPC. A country is labeled as a CPC after it engages in 'systemic, ongoing and egregious' violations of religious liberty. The Special Watch List is for countries that 'engage in or tolerate severe violations' of religious liberty but not to the extent of a CPC.

SAINT MATTHEW'S ACADEMY CHARITY CABARET
Don't miss a night of hits from ABBA, Queen, the Musicals and many more performed by the talented students of
Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats on Wednesday 21 November at 7.00pm. All profits from the events will be donated to the Scottish Association of Mental Health (SAMH). Get tickets fast to avoid disappointment. Tickets are priced at £6 for adults and £4 for concessions and are available from the school office, at the door and can be reserved by telephoning 07460 722568.

WINTON ROVERS RAISE FUNDS FOR MARY'S MEALS
Last Saturday, the refurbished Social Club of Ardrossan Winton Rovers Football Club was officially opened. The Club collected donations and had a raffle for Mary's Meals and raised £430.

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.

HELP OUR PARISH GROW
If you have filled in a parish Gift Aid Form in the past, could we ask you to complete the new version? Please speak to Margaret when you get the chance. Thank you!

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 £598.95 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £268.60 - thanks.

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.

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.