BULLETIN                       26 APRIL 2015



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

Sunday 26 April  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 27 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Phyllis Poole and Ian Hamilton

Tuesday 28 April  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Arthur Jenkins

Wednesday 29 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for John and Margaret Murphy and Mrs Chiesa
Funeral service at 3.00 pm for Francis Docherty at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn

Thursday 30 April  

Requiem Mass at 7.00 pm for Thomas Rourke

Friday 1 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Kath Curran and Betty Fearey

Saturday 2 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Jane Kerber and Rosina Reid
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Greta Sudlow

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 26 April  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 27 April  
9.30 to 11.30 am
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 28 April  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
5.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilition
Legion of Mary
Irish Dancing Class
Cardio 40 Toning

Wednesday 29 April  
12.30 to 2.30 pm
5.45 to 6.45 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Irish Dancing Class


Thursday 30 April  
11.00 am
4.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.00 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Private Function
Legion of Mary

Friday 1 May  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers
Saturday 2 May  
10.30 to 1.30 pm Private Function

Please remember in your prayers:
Arthur Jenkins, Francis Docherty of our parish, Betty Fearey, Katy Curran and Mrs Chiesa who died recently;
Jack Ferguson, Frank Robertson 1989, Patricia McVeigh 2013, Philomena O'Hare 2009, Jessie Stevens 2000, Joseph Stevens 1993, Angel Doyle 2006, Edward McNamara 1977, Aldo Agostini 1974, John Brownlow 2012, Tommy Morgan 1992, Kathleen Walsh 1955, Annie Mathieson Dorian 1974, Simon Charles Cawley 2004, Mary Crossan 1981, Elizabeth Hendry 1998, Mary McCaul 2014, Joe Arkison 2005, Sheila Folan 2010, Jean Nesbit 1999 and Nettie Retzbach 2010 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 £808.30 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Maintainance Fund collection amounted to £294.68 - 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 Julie Coldwell at 5.30 pm and Patricia Milligan at 10.30 am.

Next weekend's altar servers are Aidan and Calum at 5.30 pm and Group 1 at 10.30 am.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Loretta McLardy’s team.

The Children's Liturgy is celebrated during the 10.30 am Mass each Sunday. All children are welcome. Next week's helpers are Geraldine Butcher and Sarah Vallance for the pre-fives, Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for primaries 1 and 2 and Andrena Hughes and Anya Breen for primary 3.

Today is Good Shepherd Sunday - the World Day of Prayer for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. This is a serious intention for your prayers.

50/50 CLUB
The 50/50 Club has 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 Margaret’s Cathedral, Ayr on Sunday 26 April at 6.00 pm. You will be very welcome.

The Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion will be celebrated at the 10.30 am Mass next Sunday and the following two Sundays. Please keep our young candidates and their parents in your prayers. The 5.30 pm Vigil Mass should be less busy.

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.

A music workshop for parish musicians, cantors and people who enjoy singing. The event will take place in the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, Girvan on Saturday, 9 May from 2.00 pm and conclude with the Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm. During the afternoon, the group will have the opportunity to prepare, in some detail, music for the evening Mass. More information and booking forms are available at www.GallowayMusic.net. The Mass of Saint Paul the Apostle by Christopher Walker will be taught in soprano, alto, tenor and bass parts and used at Mass.

Christ has no body but yours - no hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes with which he looks with compassion on this world.
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good.
Yours are the hands with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours, no hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes with which he looks with compassion on this world.
                                                                                         Saint Teresa of Avila

Are you visiting us for Mass? Please know that you are very welcome. During the 10.30 am Mass outwith holidays, 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 10.30 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.