BULLETIN                       19 APRIL 2015



Saturday 18 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Jan Kerber
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Francis and Sarah Coulter and George, Maisie and Edwin Curtis

Sunday 19 April  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 20 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Peter Chambers

Tuesday 21 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Duncan Lyon
Vigil of the Deceased at 6.00 pm for Phyllis Poole

Wednesday 22 April  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Phyllis Poole

Thursday 23 April  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Father Michael Lynch, Father Gabriel Kigozi, Veronica Taylor and Mary Flood

Friday 24 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Andrew Dougan and a special intention

Saturday 25 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Annie and Andrew Murphy
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for John McKay and James Treasurer

The Mass intention list is just over two weeks ahead. Please notify anniversaries as early as you can. Thanks.
Any changes to the above times caused, for example, by a funeral will be notified on the home page of this website.


Sunday 12 April  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 13 April  

Tuesday 14 April  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am

Cardiac Rehabilition
Legion of Mary

Please remember in your prayers:
Phyllis Poole of our parish, John McKay and James Treasurer;
Marie Louise McCarroll 1982, James McCool 2009, Jane Tumilty 1983, Margaret Kelly 2011, Agnes McCann 1970, Mary McKay 1980, Rosina Millar 1999, Annie Paton 2009, Ellen Smith 2009, Charles Spencer 1969, Philomena Doherty 2001, Richard Hunter 2010, Duncan Lyon 2103, Ida Narducci 2008, Adam Whiston 1968, Father Peter Dolan 2013, Margaret Grear 1994, John O'Rourke 1993, James Welsh 1997, Sarah Coulter 1972, Andrew Dougan 2008, Agnes McKay 1969, John Murphy, Thomas Nellany 2001, Mary Robertson 1988, Rose Twigg 2014, Charlotte Bell 2009, John Maher 2010, Agnes McCann 1970, Bridget McLellan 1995, Patrick Doherty 2005, Mark Hughes 2012, Canon Alex McGarry 2013 and Father John Murphy 1978 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. Deacon Bill Corbett (01292 521208, 07904 248948, Rev.BillCorbett@btinternet.com) 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 Canon Matt
, the parish office or contact WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.

Sunday Mass times in Saint Peter's are 5.30 pm Vigil and 10.30 am. Sunday Mass times in other local parishes can be seen here.

The Sacrament of Forgiveness is available at any suitable time as well as from 4.30 pm before the Vigil Mass on Saturday evenings.

Bankers Orders for the Parish and Parish Centre amount to £3800 per month. Every month, we pay a levy of £1450 to the Diocese. We are grateful for your generous support in collections. If you can manage a little more from time to time, it would be a great help. 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. Would you consider remembering Saint Peter's in your will?

Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £587.15 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Maintainance Fund collection amounted to £248.68 - many thanks.

The Inland Revenue now requires us to use a new style of Gift Aid form. These are available at the back of the Church and on the parish website. If you pay tax, please complete the new form and return it to the box provided. This allows us to provide the additional information required on the Gift Aid claim. Gift Aid is a vital source of income. All that is needed is that you pay tax. You simply declare that you give funds to the Church. We do the rest. Why not sign a form today? We get back an extra 25p for every £1 you give the Church in your weekly collection or by way of a donation. There is no need to cancel or renew it. We simply claim in the income we receive.

New collection envelopes are now available at the stall. Please let us know if you wish to switch to a standing order. Forms are available.

Next weekend's readers are Ronnie Cairns at 5.30 pm and Margaret Harvey and Krista Ward at 10.30 am.

Next weekend's altar servers are Aidan and Calum at 5.30 pm and Group 5 at 10.30 am.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Annie Thompsonís team.

The Children's Liturgy is celebrated during the 10.30 am Mass each Sunday. All children are welcome. Next week's helpers are Claire Sweenie and Linda Martin for the pre-fives, Jacqueline Waugh and Michelle Champion for primaries 1 and 2, Michelle Noble and Michelle Morton for primary 3 and Jacqueline Smith and Maria Paterson for primary 4.

Canon Matt is a touch overwhelmed by the cards, gifts and prayers for his Golden Jubilee which fell on Good Friday. Very many thanks to everyone. The celebration is postponed till after the Confirmation and First Communion celebrations - and the foot is healed - and will be held on Sunday 31 May with the 10.30 am Mass followed by a buffet lunch in the Parish Centre. I am now wearing a third plaster - but this time for only a few weeks - and I can put weight on my foot at last. I am earning to use crutches and feeling less scunnered.

Congratulations to our winners for March who each receive £25 - 100 Francesca Carr, 131 Celia Andrew, 250 Sarah Willis and 236 Robert Hastings. The winners for April who each receive £25 are 85 Christopher Boyle, 252 Alastair Ramsay, 74 Michelle Millar and 127 Annie Thompson. The Bonus Draw winner for April was 174 Patricia Fitzsimmons who wins £100. We have quite a few numbers now vacant. Those who did not renew for 2015 for various reasons - this happens from time to time - but we appreciate and thank all our members for their continuing support over the years. New members are very welcome. To join please contact the Promoter or pick up a membership form in the porch to join.

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of SCIAF, the Government has promised to double all contributions received by SCIAF before 17 May. Please let us have the Wee Boxes in good time to qualify for this generous offer.

Bishop Nolan will lead sung Evening Prayer of the Church in Saint Margaretís Cathedral, Ayr on Sunday 26 April at 6.00 pm. You will be very welcome.

A belated meeting for all parents will take place in the Church on Thursday 23 April at 7.30 pm after the 7.00 pm Mass. The Sacraments will be celebrated on Sundays 3, 10 and 17 May at the 10.30 am Mass. By now, I should have your chosen date on the list at the stall. If not, then I must have it for the meeting on the 23 April.

We will have another group of ten girls coming from the Ukraine to Ayrshire in June for four weeks. These children have been selected because they either have parents in the military fighting in the east of Ukraine or they have been displaced due to the war so they all need our help more than ever. We are looking to make up a bag pack for each child for when they arrive so we are looking donations of new pyjamas, underwear, socks, leggings, t-shirts to fit girls aged nine to fourteen. We also need felt pens, coloured pencils, a pencil case et cetera. Any financial help would be greatly appreciated. If you have anything to donate or would be interested in finding out more about the charity please contact Michael or Lisa Lafferty on 01294 461234 or 07813 650411.

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley will be the keynote speaker at the launch of a new pro-life organisation, Youth 4 Life Scotland, aimed at young people aged between thirteen and nineteen. The event will take place in Turnbull Hall, 13-15 Southpark Terrace, Glasgow, G12 8LG and will run from 6.00 to 8.00 pm on 30 April. It will provide information and more on the pro-life movement, especially for young people.

The Ayrshire Hospice is urgently looking for new people who could help to collect for our Hospice lottery in Kilwinning and Saltcoats. The collectors also have the opportunity of earning commission meaning that you could earn a little extra cash while helping your local Hospice. If you feel that you could help in either of these areas, please contact the lottery team on 01292 288488 or email Lottery@AyrshireHospice.org. The team would greatly appreciate if you could please spread the word that it is looking for this support. Proceeds received from the lottery go towards providing care and support to patients with life-limiting illnesses. Thank you.

A Catholic Youth Festival for young people aged from 14 to 25 will be held at Stirling University from 30 July to 2 August. The Festival includes faith talks, prayer and worship, workshops and social events. The cost is £150 and includes accommodation, transport, food and much more. There is more information at www.GallowayYouth.org.uk and from
Father Stephen McGrattan at info@RCCumnock.org.uk.

The Galloway News, the Diocesan Newsletter, is available at the Stall as is the Irish Voice. There is also a lovely selection of Confirmation and First Communion gifts and cards.

Are you visiting us for Mass? Please know that you are very welcome. During the 10.30 am Mass outwith holidays, there is a Childrenís Liturgy provided for preschool children, children in Primaries 1 to 3 and a Sacramental Programme for children in Primary 4. After the 10.30 am Mass, tea, coffee cakes and buns are available in the Parish Centre. At both of our weekend Masses, we have a second collection for our Parish Centre upkeep.

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.

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.