13 JULY 2008
FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1
Saturday 12 July
at 10.00 am for Agnes and James Connaghan
Sunday 13 July
Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners|
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 14 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for James Boyle|
Tuesday 15 July
|Mass at 9.00 am for Jessie Hazelton|
Wednesday 16 July
|Mass at 10.00 pm for Gavin Finnegan|
Thursday 17 July
|Mass at 7.00 pm for Ian Trayner|
Friday 18 July
at 10.00 am
Saturday 19 July
at 10.00 am for Margaret Duffy|
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Brian and Ida Narducci
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 13 July
Monday 14 July
|7.00 to 9.00 pm|
Please remember in your prayers:
Moira Campbell (Beauly), cousin of Julia Paterson, who died recently and
Annie O'Kane 2001, Agnes Anne Conaghan 2002, Robert MacRae 1986,
James Jenkins 2005, Jessie Hazelton 2007, Sally Walsh 1957, Patrick Carry 1976,
Annie McGrath 2002, Robert Macrae, Gavin Finnegan 2007, Brian Narducci 2000,
Gordon Joseph Cardinal Gray 1993, Monsignor John Barry 2003 and John McJay 1993
whose anniversaries occur at this time.
Last weekend's collection amounted to £669.82. We are grateful for your generous support of the Parish. Banker's Orders amount to an average of £4400 per month.
ORDERS, GIFT AID AND WILLS
Have you thought of using a Bankers Order? It assists us with the safe handling of cash. Have you signed a Gift Aid Form? If you pay tax, then every £1 you give to the Parish is worth £1.28 to us. Would you consider remembering Saint Peter's in your will?
PARISH CENTRE COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £306.81 - many thanks.
Next weekend's readers are Katrina Pollock at 5.30 pm, Michael Clarke at 10.00 am and Harry Sammons and Marade Griffin at 12.00 noon.
The bulletin is our way of keeping you up-to-date with what is happening in the Parish. Suggestions for its layout and content are always welcome so that you have as much news as possible. Notices for inclusion must be here by Thursday.
Mass Leaflets are our way of providing you with the Sunday Readings and the music for Mass. You are welcome to take one home or to the housebound. If you are not doing so, we would be grateful if you would return the Mass leaflets to the boxes for use at a later Mass. Please try not to leave bulletins and leaflets on the seat. It makes you and the Church look untidy. Thanks.
TOWNS CHURCHES CRUISE
The Charity Evening Cruise will take place on Wednesday 30 July. All the churches in Ardrossan are combining for the cruise. Profits go the Vine Trust for work in South America. The cruise leaves Ardrossan Harbour at 6.15 pm and should return around 9.15 pm. Tickets are £18 and £8. All tickets are sold.
During July and August we are unable to get as much help with the Sunday Mass as we are used to. We will try to ensure the singing, the serving, the Readings and the Eucharistic assistance is as usual but please bear with us during the holiday period. The Parish Centre is having some new flooring laid and there is some maintenance work going on. The Children's Liturgy will resume in August. Visitors are most welcome among us. Unless otherwise specified, the second collection each weekend is to reduce the debt on the Parish Centre.
A short meeting to agree a constitution and to form a committee to raise funds for Father John will be held at 7 pm on Monday 14 July the Ardrossan Youth Club hut in Stanley Road. We hope to raise money to send to Father John in December. Any one interested will be most welcome. We have an offer of £50 for the fund if we can find a volunteer or two to spread red chips for a parishioner. Full details can be obtained from the Parish office on 464063. Lilian's afternoon tea made £70 on the wettest afternoon so far. Grant Mitchell made £145 in his sponsored walk, bringing the total sponsorship for the walk organised by Marlene Crighton to £450. Maria Hilferty raised £130 by asking you to guess the dog's birthday.
YOUTH DAY 2008
Our Prayers go with Father Jim Hayes, Father Stephen McGrattan and the twenty-five young pilgrims who are off this week to the World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia. They have saved and worked hard to make it possible and there has been a lot of help from the Diocese, our Parish community and individuals. May God keep them all safe and may His grace come to them as they gather with Pope Benedict and young Catholics from every part of the world to celebrate their Faith. The theme is 'You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you will be My witnesses.'. World Youth Day is in fact a couple of weeks of preparation, celebration and reflection as Pope Benedict teaches the Young Church the message of Jesus.
IGNATIAN PRAYER GROUP
The Ignatian Prayer Group will meet again after the summer holiday.
HUMAN EMBRYOLOGY AND FERTILISATION BILL
If we do nothing, we cannot blame anybody else for a horrendous Human Embryology and Fertilisation Bill becoming law. Write and ask our Member of Parliament, Katy Clark to vote to require 'informed consent' with which a woman gets all the facts about abortion to be written into the bill on abortion and to vote to have a pro-life amendment to the bill. The legislation comes before Parliament in early July.
Bishop Cunningham will celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving for all the hard work and dedication given to the Church by all volunteers in parishes. The Mass will be celebrated in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr on Sunday 14 September at 3.30 pm. A good attendance would be greatly appreciated as this is the first time a Mass of thanksgiving has been held. Notices for numbers will be displayed in August to ascertain whether a bus should be ordered.
YEARS OF SAINT PETER'S WEBSITE
Saint Peter's website was launched three years ago today on 13 July 2005. It has 860 pages, 537 pictures, 214 bulletins between 1960 and 2008, 5940 links, some audio and video clips, been viewed in 39 countries and had 30500 visits. The site contains many articles on past and present spiritual and community life in Saint Peter's. Canon Matt and the website author are very grateful to those who have accessed the site, lent photographs, passed on stories, identified errors, made suggestions and expressed compliments. The aims of the site are to make parishioners aware of current events and record our history. If you can help with this project, please contact WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.
HELP REQUIRED WITH THE NURSERY
The Nursery outside wall and the boundary wall with the adjacent property need pointing. Any help will be gratefully received.
MEALS - PLEASE CAN YOU HELP?
Mary's Meals works with some of the poorest people in the third world countries such as Malawi, Liberia, Peru, Ecuador, India and Uganda, amongst others. Mary's Meals offers help by collecting unwanted goods. They then send the goods donated as aid or raise funds through shops for overseas projects. The annual uplift visit will be on Sunday 7 September. From Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 September, your donations can be left in the foyer of the Parish Centre but not at other times as we need to use the Centre and the foyer. If you are unable to bring your own goods, please contact Frank Coulter. Mary's Meals will also sell raffle tickets. Photographs of recent years' visits by Scottish International Relief are on the Pictures page.
BY SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
A new support group for those who have been bereaved by suicide meets in the Daniel Coffey Suite, North West Area Centre, Western Road, Kilmarnock, KA13 1 NQ on the last Thursday of every month from 6.30 to 8.30 pm. The next meeting is on 24 July. More information can be obtained by telephoning 0141 959 1387.
North Ayrshire Council Social Services Throughcare Team is looking to recruit supported carers for young people leaving care. An allowance and ongoing support are available for anyone able to offer a place within their home for a young person. If you are interested please contact Tom Cullen on 01294 602527.
Sadie Welsh who volunteered to help Father William McBurnie, our Parish Priest from 1952 to 1953 in the stall on a temporary basis has decided to hang up her keys. We thank her very much for so many years of dedication. This means that we are in need of a volunteer willing to assist at the stall before and after 12 noon Mass on a Sunday. Wages are the same as arranged by Father William McBurnie and are maintained below the rate of inflation. By coincidence, work is ongoing to extend the stall and make it more secure.
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.