20 JULY 2008
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1
Saturday 19 July
at 10.00 am for Margaret Duffy
Sunday 20 July
Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners|
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 21 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for Ellen O'Boyle|
Tuesday 22 July
|Mass at 9.00 am for Rebecca and James Murray|
Wednesday 23 July
|Mass at 10.00 pm for Bobby McLaren|
Thursday 24 July
|Mass at 7.00 pm for Molly Monaghan|
Friday 25 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Eddie Cunningham
Saturday 26 July
at 10.00 am for Gertrude Cunningham|
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Joseph McCormick
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 20 July
Monday 21 July
|7.00 to 9.00 pm|
Please remember in your prayers:
Mary Carlisle and James Gallagher (Saltcoats) who died recently and
Agnes McCourt 2000, Charlie Gribben 2002, Elizabeth Nicholson 2003,
Julia Grogan 1971, Joseph Mulgrew 2002, Mary McPolin 1987,
Bobby McLaren 2007, Margaret Donnelly 1953, Rebecca Murray 2004,
Annie Quigg 1972, Alex Quigg 1997, Annie Walsh 1969;
and Eddie Cunningham 1992 whose anniversaries occur at this time.
Last weekend's collection amounted to £776.77. 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 £303.75 - many thanks.
Next weekend's readers are Celia Andrew Vigil, Sarah Guthrie 10.00 am and Ronnie Cairns 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. 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. We hope the weather is good for you. Unless otherwise specified, the second collection each weekend is to reduce the debt on the Parish Centre.
A short meeting on fundraising for Father John was held on Monday. A committee comprising Margaret Munn, Ronnie Cairns and Maria Paterson (Secretary) was formed. A Newsletter will be published with details of events and news from Tanzania. The fund now stands at about £1500. An account with number 06002691 has been opened at the Bank of Scotland in Saltcoats. 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.
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.
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 on 13 July 2005. It has 861 pages, 537 pictures, 215 bulletins between 1960 and 2008, 5955 links, some audio and video clips, been viewed in 39 countries and had 30600 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.
Following his recent Ordination to the Priesthood, Father Philip Kitchen will celebrate Mass in Saint John's Church, Stevenston on Saturday 26 July at 6.30 pm and Sunday 27 July at 11.00 am Following the Sunday Mass, there will be a Parish presentation to Father Philip and light refreshments will be available in the Church Hall. All are welcome. Some of you may know Father Philip through his teaching career or his time as a student in Saint John's.
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.