25 JULY 2010
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3
Saturday 24 July
at 10.00 am for Tommy Coulter|
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for those who are sick
Sunday 25 July
at 10.00 am for the parishioners|
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Eddie Cunningham
Monday 26 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for Tom Atkins|
Tuesday 27 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Isabel Smith
Wednesday 28 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Stuart McDonald
Thursday 29 July
|Mass at 7.00 pm for Thomas Burns and Marian Irving|
Friday 30 July
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for James Murphy
Saturday 31 July
at 10.00 am for those who are sick|
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Rebecca and James Murray
Mass intention list is just over two weeks ahead. Please notify anniversaries
as early as you can. Thanks.
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 25 July
Monday 26 July
to 8.00 pm|
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 27 July
7.15 to 8.15 pm
Wednesday 28 July
to 7.00 pm|
Thursday 29 July
|1.30 to 3.00 pm|
Please remember in your prayers:
James Murphy (Saltcoats) who died recently;
Eddie Cunningham 1992, Annie Walsh 1969, Elizabeth Fitzsimmons 1999, Elizabeth Murray 2005, Annie Walsh 1969,
Tommy Burns 1982, Elizabeth Byres 2009, Eileen Mathieson 2003, Dr John McQuaid 2004, Jordan Walsh 1998,
Alice Gibbons 1997 and William Johnston 1999 whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
Information for the anniversary list is appreciated.
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £695.52 - many thanks. We are grateful for your generous support of the parish and the diocese to which we pay a monthly levy of £1250.
PARISH CENTRE COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £285.78 - many thanks.
Have you thought of using a Bankers Order? It assists us with the safe handling of cash. Banker's Orders for the Parish and Centre amount to an average of £3800 per month. Forms are available.
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. Forms are available.
Would you consider remembering Saint Peter's in your will?
Next weekend's readers are Celia Andrew at 5.30 pm, Robert Cooper at 10.00 am and Ronnie Cairns at 12 noon.
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm, Group 5 at 10.00 and Group 6 at 12 noon.
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Maria Hilferty’s team.
PAPAL VISIT ARRANGEMENTS
Pope Benedict XVI will visit the United Kingdom from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 September. The Pope will spend Thursday 16 in Scotland. He will celebrate Mass in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow in the early evening of that day - the only public event. The Office for the Papal Visit has written to say that tickets will be available, transport will be arranged, no private cars will permitted within 45 minutes walk of the Park, shuttle buses will bring people to and from the Park to the designated bus parking area. All of the arrangements have to be finalised with Glasgow City Council and Strathclyde Police. Full details will be made public soon and we are urged not to make any private arrangements until full information is available.
PAPAL VISIT COLLECTION
There are Gift Aid forms you can use for the Papal Visit collection. If you put something in the collection, please fill in a form and drop it in. An envelope with 'Papal Visit' can be used to contribute at any time. Our total to date is £756.90.
HEART SPEAKS UNTO HEART
Heart Speaks Unto Heart is a booklet to prepare for the Papal Visit and is available free at the stall.
The latest edition of Galloway News, the diocesan magazine, is available at the stall.
YOUTH FOR LOURDES
A group of young people from the Diocese will travel to Lourdes to assist the sick and then have a few days holiday together. The dates are 3 to 13 July 2011 and you must be between 16 and 23 years at that time. The cost is £550. Full details can be obtained from Saint Teresa’s, Glasgow Road, Dumfries, DG2 9DE, 01387 252603 or SaintTeresa97@yahoo.co.uk.
STAMPS FOR SAINT PATRICK’S MISSIONARY SOCIETY
There is a box at the stall door for your stamps the proceeds of which pays the salaries of catechists in various parts of Africa.
MARY'S MEALS - PLEASE CAN YOU HELP?
Mary's Meals work with some of the poorest people in Third World countries. They offer help by collecting unwanted or unused clothing and bedding - all textiles - and turning them into funds to carry out their work overseas. For better clothing, they receive a better price but even from rags they can raise money. Last year, the clothing collections generated the amazing sum of approximately £76,000! The raffle raised the amazing sum of £154000. Black poly bags filled with textiles could generate enough funds to feed a child in Malawi for a year - approximately £6.15. Mary's Meals are currently feeding over 400000 worldwide and with your help we hope to continue expanding our feeding programme. A room in the Parish Centre will be available all day on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 August for donations. The van will uplift after the Masses on Sunday 29 August. Mary's Meals regrets that they are unable to accept bric-a-brac or collect in the evening. Raffle tickets will be sold after all Masses that weekend.
Are you visiting us for Mass? Please know that you are very welcome. During the 10.00 am Mass 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 10.00 am Mass, tea, coffee cakes and buns are available in the Parish Centre. At all of our weekend Masses, we have a second collection for our Parish Centre debt.
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2011 - MADRID
World Youth Day is an international festival of Catholic faith with Pope Benedict XVI and thousands of young people from all over the world. In 2011, a group will be taking part from Galloway Diocese. It will leave on 11 August, travel through the port of Santander and spend a weekend in the city of Salamanca. They will then travel to Madrid to be with the Pope from 16 to 21 August. Once the Pope celebrates the final Mass, the Galloway group will leave Spain and arrive back home on 23 August. To take part in this event, you must be sixteen years old by the 31 July 2011. The total cost of the trip will be £800. Booking forms are available from Father Martin Chambers on 01563 533587 or Mhartino2004@yahoo.co.uk. To book a place a non-refundable deposit of £50 should be sent to Father Martin by 1 August 2010.
ANNUAL DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WHITHORN
The annual diocesan pilgrimage to Whithorn will take place on Sunday 29 August. Mass will be celebrated at Saint Ninian’s Cave at 4.00 pm and at the Church in the town at 4.45 pm.
Rena is a project to recycle good furniture to people who are granted new tenancies. Many of them are homeless and have very little to furnish a house or flat. If you have furniture to donate, could spare some time to volunteer office skills or drive the van, please phone 07743 497115 during office hours.
Fresh Start is a project to give starter packs to people moving from homelessness into permanent housing. The packs include towels, soap, cutlery, light bulbs, tin openers, soap, toothpaste and so on. Leaflets are available and there will be a box in the porch. Some of these items will have to be new to be suitable. Contact Sadie O’Reilly or phone 07563 724421 to volunteer your help or to ask for more information.
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul would like to invite any interested person over eighteen years of age to join Saint Peter’s Conference and take part in the work of the Society in making contact with and assisting those who need help or support in the local Community of Ardrossan. This involves attending the weekly meeting on a Monday evening which lasts about one hour, taking a turn in assisting with the box collection after Sunday Masses and visiting those who have requested assistance normally in twos no more than one hour during the week. If you feel you may be able to help with this work, please give your name and telephone number to any member of the Society. Thank you for your help.
PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING
Our Insurers and the Diocese require us to have all small electrical items in the Church, Parish Centre and house every year. These include kettles, toasters and so on. We are looking for someone qualified to do this and are happy to discuss the costs.
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.