BULLETIN                    13 JANUARY 2019

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD IN YEAR 3



CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 12 January  

Our Lady's Day for Christmas
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Anne Bowles A
The Epiphany of the Lord
Vigil Mass at 5.30am for Julie Paterson RD

Sunday 13 January  

The Baptism of the Lord
Sunday Mass at 10.30am for Saint Peter's congregation

Monday 14 January  

Mass at 10.00am for Adrian and Judy Collisons SI and Theresa McGarvey RD
Vigil of the Deceased at 6.00pm for Thomas Bell

Tuesday 15 January  

Requiem Mass at 10.00am for Thomas Bell

Wednesday 16 January  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Sadie Ford RD

Thursday 17 January  

Memorial of Saint Anthony the Abbot
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Joe Moran and Margaret Mattison SI

Friday 18 January  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Joyce Alliman and Kathleen McSkimming RD

Saturday 19 January  

Our Lady's Day
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Yasmin Wang's Family in thanksgiving
The Second Sunday of Year 3
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Kathleen Moran SI

  

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 12 January  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 13 January  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 14 January  
Requiem Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Tuesday 15 January  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Requiem Mass at 10.00am
Wednesday 16 January  
Requiem Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Thursday 17 January  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Friday 18 January  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Saturday 19 January  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 13 January  

11.30am

Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 14 January  

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 15 January  
9.00 to 11.00am
3.45pm

Cadriac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 16 January  
9.30 to 11.30am
3.45pm
1.00 to 3.00pm

Parents and Toddlers
Irish Dancing
Knit and Natter

Thursday 17 January  

 

Friday 18 January  
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:
Anne-Marie McMail, Theresa McGarvey, Thomas Bell, Maura Lapsley, Jimmy Crichton and Kathleen McSkimming who died recently;
Cecilia McCurdie 2005, James McNamara 1982, Mary Guilfoyle 2005, Ishbel McCarroll 1983, Monica McDonald 1997, David Stirling 2004, Mary Coulter 1978, David Magee 2014, Peter McCarroll 1940, Elizabeth Walsh 2005, David Gallagher 2011, Mary Boyce Gillies 2012, Theresa McDermott 2000, George Agostini 2006, Maureen McKenzie 2014, Janis McSkimming 2010, James Murray 1972, Rena Scullion 2008, Canon Michael Farrington 2009, Margaret McLaughlan 2005, Thelma Carrick 2005, Annie Boyle O'Hare 1967, Celio Staffieri 2017, Mary Catherine Teggart 1999 and Thomas West 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.

FUNERAL MASS FOR THOMAS BELL
Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Thomas Bell. He will be received into Church on Monday 14 January at 6.00pm. His Requiem Mass will be on Tuesday 15 January at 10.00am. May he rest in peace and rise in glory!

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Marade Griffin at 5.30pm and Peter Brawley 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.

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 Andrena Hughes and Frances Gemmell for Primary 4.


PRAYER OF THOMAS MERTON
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end, nor do I really know myself and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore, will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear for you are ever with me and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE
A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to come live with us. The stranger was quickly accepted by the family and was around from then on. As I grew up, I never questioned his place in our family because, in my mind, he always had his special niche. My parents were wonderful teachers. Mum taught me good from evil and Dad taught me to be obedient and loving. But the stranger - O, he was the storyteller and he kept us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries and comedies. While Dad ruled our family with basic moral convictions, the stranger never felt obligated to honour them. Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home, not from us, our friends or any visitors. Our long time stranger, however, got away with four-letter words that burned my ears and made my Dad squirm and my mother blush. My Dad didn't permit the irresponsible use of alcohol but our stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis. He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly, sex recreation and pipes distinguished. He never stopped talking about sex and dirty politics. His comments were often blatant, sometimes suggestive, and generally embarrassing. I know now that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by this stranger in the family. Time and time again, he opposed the values of my parents yet he was seldom rebuked and was never asked to leave. More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family. He has blended right in and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first. Still, if you could walk into my parents' den today, you would still find him sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him and watch him draw his pictures. His name? Well, we just call him TV.
          With thanks to Bill Andrew for the story

JUST FOR A LAUGH…
• A friend was in front of me coming out of Church one day and the Parish Priest was standing at the door as he always is to shake hands. He grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside. The priest said to him "You need to join the Army of the Lord!" My friend replied "I'm already in the Army of the Lord, Father." The priest questioned "How come I don't see you except at Christmas and Easter?" He whispered back"I'm in the secret service."
• Three priests were having lunch in a restaurant. One said "You know, since summer started, I've been having trouble with bats in my loft and attic at Church. I've tried everything - noise, spray, cats - but nothing seems to scare them away. Another said "Yea, me too. I've got hundreds living in my belfry and in the narthex attic. I've even had the place fumigated and they won't go away." The third said "I baptised all mine and confirmed them ... and haven't seen one back since!!!"




FORMATION FOR MINISTRY GROUP
The next Meeting of the Formation for Ministry Group from Embracing Change will be on Tuesday 15 January at 7.00 pm in the Presbytery. The Group will be finalising an Oasis Day for Parish Readers next month.

JUSTICE AND PEACE SCOTLAND LETTER
Please make sure you get your copy of Bishop Nolan's Letter for the Day of Prayer for Peace. It takes up the theme of political engagement, inspired by Pope Francis' own Letter for Peace. The Letter will be handed out at the end of Masses this weekend.

BURNS SUPPERETTE
Instead of the traditional Burns Supper, this year we are having a
Burns Supperette in the Parish Centre on Saturday 9 February at 7.00pm. This is a mini Burns Supper with fewer speeches and more music. As always, there will be a light-hearted approach. Father Duncan will welcome and thank the guests. Ciaran Sinclair will sing after piping in the haggis pie which will be addressed by Bill Andrew. Kandy Bar haggis pies with tattie and neeps, followed by trifle, will be served. A vegetarian option is available on request. Fiona McLachlan will accompany the singing of Aidan McGrath, Laura McGee, Patrick McLaughlin and Anya Tolland. The event will be chaired by George McGrattan who will deliver a short Immortal Memory and sing with Michael McCulloch. Tickets cost £7.50 and can be reserved by phoning the Parish Office on 464063. We would like to know the number to be catered for as soon as possible.


BURNS PASCOLI SUPPER
Club Cuore Cardosini presents a Burns Pascoli Supper on Saturday 26 January 2019 at 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Tickets cost £18 and can be bought from the Parish Office on 464063. There will be music from Paulo and Angela and all proceeds will be divided between the Ayrshire Hospice and Misericordia di Gallicono, victims of the Amatrice earthquake. All are welcome.

THANKS FROM MATT AND MOIRA
Matt and Moira Donnelly would like to thank all those kind people who gave them cards, presents and offered good wishes on the occasion of their Diamond Wedding and to those who joined us for the celebration meal at the hotel. It was very much appreciated by us. God Bless.

THANKS FROM ESTHER
HCPT Lourdes Group 376's Esther Coulter would like to thank everyone who sponsored her or donated to the New Year's Day dip. The sum of £413 was raised. Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

50/50 CLUB 2019
As another year starts, we invite all members to renew their annual membership of £15. Please make cheque for £15 payable to Saint Peter's 50/50 Club. This can be collected by your usual Collector or simply by coming to the Parish Centre foyer after the Saturday or Sunday Masses this weekend, 19 and 20 January and next weekend, 26 and 27 January where the Promoter will be happy to enrol any new members who wish to join. There will be an Early Bird Draw for those who have paid membership before February 2019. The Club adheres to he Data Protection Act and does not pass on any information whatsoever. We only use the addresses to post out the winning cheques to our lucky winners. We thank you for your continued support of our Parish and wish good luck to our members.
          Myriame Sammons, Promoter of 50/50 Club, telephone 469006

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 £669.71 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £298.58 - thanks.

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