SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR 2
Saturday 12 May
at 10.00 am for Joseph and Jessie Stevens
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Julia
Sunday 13 May
Mass at 10.00 am for the congregation
Monday 14 May
|No Mass in Saint Peter's|
Tuesday 15 May
Mass at 10.00 am for Cathie Robertson
Wednesday 16 May
Mass at 10.00 am for Lilian Paterson
Thursday 17 May
of the Ascension
Friday 18 May
|Mass at 10.00 am for Bert White|
Saturday 19 May
at 10.00 am for Willie Forsyth
Mass intention list is just over two weeks ahead. Please notify anniversaries
as early as you can. Thanks.
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 13 May
Monday 14 May
to 11.30 am
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 15 May
6.15 to 7.15 pm
6.30 to 9.00 pm
7.30 to 8.30 pm
Wednesday 16 May
pm to 8.00 pm
8.00 pm to 8.45 pm
Thursday 17 May
to 7.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Friday 18 May
|9.30 to 11.30 am||Parents and Toddlers|
Please remember in your prayers:
Eddie Fisher, Willie Nolan (Saltcoats) and Ian McGreer (Stevenston) who died recently;
Les Dorrian 2009, Mary McFarlane 2004, Charles Campbell 2008, Ann Cameron 2003, Mary Teresa Dolan 1999,
Bill O'Neill 2009, Lexie Wright 2010, William Calvert 1992, Father John Fitzsimmons 2008, Susan Little 2007
and Frances Hackett 1997 whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
If a member of your family or a friend is sick, please let us know and give us the details. Father Chambers (01563 533587)
is the chaplain to Crosshouse Hospital and Canon Keegans (01292 263488) is the chaplain to Ayr Hospital. The priest on
call can be contacted through the ward.
If deceased members of your family are not on our anniversary list, please tell , the parish office or contact
SACRAMENT OF FORGIVENESS
The Sacrament of Forgiveness is available at any suitable time as well as from 4.30 pm before the Vigil Mass on Saturday evenings.
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £782.80 - 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 £323.01 - 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.
New collection envelopes for 2012-13 are now available at the stall.
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 Pauline Taylor at 5.30 pm, Margaret Harvey at 10.00 am and Tom Reid at 12 noon.
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at 5.30 pm, Group 5 at 10.00 am and Group 6 at 12 noon.
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Maria Hilferty’s team.
The Children's Liturgy is run by volunteers on a rota basis. We are in need of more volunteers for the coming August session. Anyone can volunteer! As it takes a little time to gain disclosure, we need to think ahead. Please consider becoming a volunteer, especially if your child is currently in Primary 3 as they will be taking part in the Sacramental Preparation next year or if your child will be joining our three to five year olds Liturgy Group in August. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office on 464063. Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Jacqueline Waugh and Michelle Champion for the pre-5s, Maria Paterson and Michelle Morton for primaries 1 and 2, Claire Sweenie and Elaine Shaw for primary 3 and Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for Primary 4.
FEAST OF THE ASCENSION
Thursday is the Feast of the Ascension and is a Holyday of Obligation.
75000 VISITS TO SAINT PETER'S WEBSITE
On 5 May, Saint Peter's website had its 75000th visit since its launch on 13 July 2005. The site has over 1450 web pages, 850 pictures, 400 bulletins between 1960 and 2012, 12600 links, some audio and video clips and been viewed in 68 countries. Over 1100 of our deceased relatives and friends are remembered in our anniversary list. 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 hotographs, passed on stories, identified errors, made suggestions and expressed compliments. The aims of the site are to make parishioners and others aware of current events and record our history. If you can help with this project, please contact WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.
YOUTH PILGRIMAGE RETREAT IN JULY 2012
Sixteen to twenty-one year olds are invited to join a group from Galloway Diocese which will take part in the youth events at the New Dawn Scotland Family Conference-Retreat in Saint Andrews, Fife from Monday 2 July to Saturday 7 July 2012. The week offers the opportunity for young people to celebrate their Catholic faith with others their age through worship, talks, workshops, ministry, healing, celebration of the Sacraments and Mass and prayer and a pilgrimage walk to the historic ruins of Saint Andrew's Cathedral. The cost is £90 including transport from Ayrshire, accommodation and meals. For more information see www.GallowayYouth.org.uk or contact Father Stephen McGrattan at FrStephen@GallowayYouth.org.uk or on 01290 421031.
VOCATIONS ENQUIRY RETREAT
A retreat will take place for those who wish to find out more about life as a diocesan priest. This event is offered without obligation or commitment from participants. It will give the opportunity to talk about becoming a diocesan priest in the company of priests, other enquirers and candidates for the seminary. There is no charge for this event. It will take place from 6.00 pm on 1 June to 3.00 pm on 3 June. If you would like more information please contact Father Willie Boyd of Irvine on 01294 279130 or the Priests for Scotland Office on 0141 942 8384.
We have a few members still to renew their membership for 2012. If you no longer wish to subscribe to the 50/50 Club, please let the Promoter know.
SAINT BRIDGET'S CHURCH, KILBIRNIE
Saint Bridget's Church celebrates its one-hundred and fiftieth anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, there will be an exhibition of photographs of the Church and Saint Bridget's School in Kilbirnie Library in the town's Avils Place. It runs for a month starting on Tuesday 10 April. More details can be seen at www.GerardBoyle.com.
We have a lot of maintenance to take care of. Lead has been stolen again and the Church needs painting. Brown envelope donations of £220 bring the total to £2079.50.
EXPLORING THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH - PRAYER IN THE CATECHISM
The next study day on exploring the Catechism takes place in Saint Mary's Church, Irvine on Saturday 2 June from 11.30 am to 3.00. The preenter is Father Joseph Boland. Participants should bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Our advertisers would welcome your support. We are grateful for their continuing sponsorship. We are grateful for the support of Mr and Mrs Sohal, Nisa Stores, Glasgow Street for the weekly donation of tea, coffee and milk for the Sunday teas.
SAINT MATTHEW'S ACADEMY QUIZ NIGHT
A Quiz Night and Disco in aid of Malawi will be held in Saint Matthew’s Academy, Saltcoats on Friday 18 May. Tickets cost £5 and include a light supper. Tickets can be purchased at the school office or can be reserved for collection on the night. Please contact Mrs Hughes on 01294 606680. This is the Academy's first Quiz Night and it is bound to be a success given the calibre of the Quizmaster, Father Gerry Donnelly. Don’t delay to avoid disappointment!
USED PRINTER CARTRIDGES AND OLD MOBILE PHONES
There is a large green box in the foyer of the Parish Centre and a small box at the stall where you can place all old printer cartridges and mobile phones for us to recycle. Through recycling these we can raise some much needed funds. Thanks.
Papal Blessings for a wedding, wedding anniversary or a special birthday can be ordered at the stall. The price of the parchment and postage has gone up drastically. We now have to ask £40 for the Blessing. Please leave plenty of time.
New Missals containing the new Rite are now available at the stall £7.99 or £9.99.
LARGE PRINT MASS BOOKS
Mass Books in Polish are available from the stall. Sunday Readings in most European languages can be printed from the parish website.
There is a nice selection of Novena Candles available at the stall.
Cardinal O’Brien called on all Catholics to 'wear a cross with pride' these days. We have a few lapel crosses available at the stall.
CHRISTIAN AID BARBECUE
It is hoped to repeat last year’s very successful barbecue on the afternoon of Sunday 12 August. All the churches in Ardrossan will take part.
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.
SACRAMENTS OF CONFIRMATION AND FIRST COMMUNION
We have chosen three Sundays this year because of the number of children being presented for the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion. The dates are Sundays 13, 20 and 27 May at the 10.00 am Mass. If there are any parishioners who have been baptised, but not confirmed, please speak to Canon Matt.
Grateful thanks to Saint Clare for favours received. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, adored and glorified and loved today and every day throughout the world, Amen. DJ.
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.