FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY IN YEAR 2
Saturday 27 December
at 10.00 am for Susan and Walter Jones
Sunday 28 December
Mass at 10.00 am for the Parishioners|
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the Parishioners
Monday 29 December
|Mass at 10.00 am for Tony McGarvey|
Tuesday 30 December
|Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Mark Shanks|
Wednesday 31 December
|Mass at 10.00 am for those who died in 2008|
Thursday 1 January
|Mass at 11.00 am for the Parishioners|
Friday 2 January
No morning Mass
Saturday 3 January
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mark Shanks
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 28 December
Please remember in your prayers:
Arturo Farro 1994, May Shanks 1990, Mary Dorian Stirling 1999, Frances Kilbane 1979,
Father Joseph Glendinning 1993, Alfonso Agostini 1955, James Murphy 1997,
Father Andrew Karwemera 2002, Lizzie Macnamara, Susan Burns 1986, Hugh Brown 1980,
May Rollie 2007, Sister Imelda CP 2000 and Sister Marie Celeste CP 2000
whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
Last weekend's collection amounted to £789.64. We are grateful for your generous support of the Parish. Banker's Orders amount to an average of £4000 per month.
BANKER'S 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 £340.18 - many thanks.
Next weekend's readers are Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm, Michael Clarke at 10.00 am and Harry Sammons and Marade Griffin at 12.00 noon.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
2009 dawns this week and we will all wish each other a Happy New Year. It is always true, but seems more true this year, that it won't just happen no matter how heartfelt our greetings might be. We will have to make it a Happy New Year for our families and friends by our efforts and prayers. Let's promise - as the new year begins - to pray for one another and always be there for one another. Old quarrels should die with the old year; new beginnings are needed. God forgives us; now we must do the same. Our New Year Resolution should be - let's begin afresh in the journey towards God.
The Burns Supper will be held in the Parish Centre on Friday 13 February 2009. Tickets are on sale at the Parish Office. Ex-Provost Drew Duncan OBE will propose The Immortal Memory, Kenny Gibson MSP will propose the Toast to the Lassies and the reply will be given by Reverend Dorothy Granger of Barony Saint John's Church. Further details of this and previous Burns Suppers are on Saint Peter's website.
There is a leaflet coming soon which indicates the events we will try to organise and have room for suggestions. The Parish Centre is well used for private functions but there are few Parish functions and we need to remedy that if we are to make the Centre viable. You support it well with the second collection, so how about using it a bit more? We need the support.
LEGION OF MARY
The Legion of Mary meets in the Parish Centre on Tuesday mornings at 11.00 am. If you have time for prayer and to visit the sick and housebound then the Legion would like to welcome you as a member. What about coming along to the meeting and observing? You will be very welcome.
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The Saint Vincent de Paul Society meets in the Parish Centre on Monday evenings at 7.00 pm. New members - men and women - are always welcome. The Society exists for the sanctification of its members and for the relief of the poor, assisting where there is need. You would be welcome at a meeting so that you can get an idea of the prayer and work of the Society.
FATHER MOTRONI TALKS
On Mondays 12, 19 and 26 January 2009, Father Stephen Motroni will give talks on Saint Paul in Saint Mary's Church Hall in Irvine from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. All are welcome as are donations to support Smithstone House Sacred Heart Fathers in Kilwinning.
WORK ON THE CHURCH
It cost £8000 to put the new carpet in the Church. Having collected £5360.76, we have raised much of the money. We had a legacy and we organised a Race Night. The Gift Aid envelopes raised the rest. I made an appeal for 400 donations of £20 to cover the cost. About 150 envelopes came in at a very tough time of the year and I am very grateful. Envelopes are still available. If you are a taxpayer and fill in the details on the envelope, your £20 becomes more than £25 under Gift Aid. You can put whatever you want in the envelope - £20 is only a suggestion.
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.