SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1
Saturday 26 July
at 10.00 am for Gertrude Cunningham
Sunday 27 July
Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners|
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the parishioners
Monday 28 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for Thomas Burns|
Tuesday 29 July
|Mass at 9.00 am for the Hilferty family|
Wednesday 30 July
|Mass at 10.00 pm for the Brady family|
Thursday 31 July
|Mass at 7.00 pm for Andrew McVeigh|
Friday 1 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Gavin Finnegan
Saturday 2 August
at 10.00 am for Rita McGhee|
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Josephine Slaven
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 27 July
Monday 28 July
to 8.00 pm|
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Tuesday 29 July
7.00 to 8.00 pm
Wednesday 30 July
|6.00 to 7.00 pm||Barakuda Karate|
Thursday 31 July
|1.30 to 3.00 pm||Cardiac Rehabilitation|
Please remember in your prayers:
Sister Mary Annunciata and Margaret Morrison (Saltcoats) who died recently and
Tommy Burns 1982, Eileen Mathieson 2003, Jordan Walsh 1998, John McQuaid 2004,
Alice Gibbons 1997, George Tonner 1931 and George Pettigrew 1988
whose anniversaries occur at this time.
Last weekend's collection amounted to £750.79. 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 £336.13 - many thanks.
Next weekend's readers are Margaret Munn Vigil, Anne Watt 10.00 am and Alfie Agostini 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. Don't be late or you'll miss the boat!
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.
Many thanks to all who contributed to Guess The Dog's Birthday for Father John. It raised £130 and was won by Brandon Paterson. The date was 10 June. 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. The fund now stands at about £1600. An account with number 06002691 has been opened at the Bank of Scotland in Saltcoats.
Bishop Cunningham has announced the following clerical changes. Father Stephen Sharkey (Dalry and Beith) is being loaned to the Army for service as a Chaplain; Father Gerald Donnelly (Stranraer) is moving to Dalry and Beith; Father Mark Kelly (Saint Joseph's, Kilmarnock) is moving to Stranraer; Father Neil O'Donnell, presently on leave of absence with the Carmelites, moves to Dalbeattie to replace Father Theo Kabereka who is returning to his diocese in Rwanda.
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.
GALLOWAY MUSIC FESTIVAL MASS
The annual Galloway Music Festival Mass celebrating the gift of music and bringing musicians together to share and celebrate their ministry, is being held in the grounds of Smithstone House, Kilwinning on Sunday 17 August at 2.30 pm. All musicians and singers are invited to take part and everyone is welcome to attend. For those wanting to join in leading the music, there will be a rehearsal from 1.00 pm. Bring your family and friends and a picnic for after. For further information, please contact Michael McCulloch.
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.
TRIP TO OBERAMMERGAU IN 2010
Is anyone interested in going to the Passion Play in Oberammergau in 2010? It could be a seven day tour of Bavaria with one or two nights in Oberammergau or a three day trip to Munich and Oberammergau, depending on interest. If you are interested, please contact Janet in Beith.
The Parish Barbecue will be held on Sunday 3 August, weather permitting, between about 2.30 and 5.00 pm in the newly fenced area at the side of the Nursery. There will be burgers, juice, tea and a 'quiet area'. If you have a special dietary requirement, bring your own! If the barbecue makes a profit it will be shared with Father John, the Nursery and the Parish. We hope to have music and a raffle and are thinking about an ice cream van.
The annual pilgrimage to Saint Ninian's Cave will be on Sunday 31 August. Mass will be celebrated at 4.00 pm at the Cave and at 4.45 pm in the Church in Whithorn for those who cannot make the journey to the Cave.
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.