BULLETIN                          3 MAY 2015



Saturday 2 May  

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

Sunday 3 May  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation and the Confirmation Mass for Abby, Chloe, Lochlan, Monica and Niamh

Monday 4 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Phyllis Poole, Ian Hamilton and Joe and Jessie Stevens

Tuesday 5 May  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Wednesday 6 May  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Thursday 7 May  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Patrick McGuire and the Brady and Hilferty families

Friday 8 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Frank Docherty and Arthur Jenkins

Saturday 9 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for those who are sick
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Fita Padilla

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.


Saturday 2 May  

11.30 am

Private Function

Sunday 3 May  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 4 May  
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 5 May  
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 6 May  
12.30 to 2.30 pm
5.45 to 6.45 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Irish Dancing Class

Ignatian Prayer Group

Thursday 7 May  
4.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.00 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Legion of Mary

Friday 8 May  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
Ian Clarke 2005, Agnes Grogan 1954, Anne Howieson 2011, Sadie Leslie 2013, Bobby Macnamara, Steve McKinnon 2004, Greta Sudlow 2014, James Timmons 1982, Charlie Townsley 2014, Mary Barclay 2009, Kathleen Findlay 1996, William Hilferty 1943, Harry Hissey 1976, Robert Hunter 1956, John, Irene and Patrick McKelvey, James McEvoy 1964, Helen McGee, Patrick McGuire, Robbie McKechan 2014, Patricia McPadden 2004, Robert Stewart 2002, Jean Agostini 1978, Josephine Brady 1953, Josephine Cunningham 2000, Margaret Long 1999, Margaret O’Neill 2009, Margaret Stevens 2007, Williamina (Wilshie) Boyle 2014, Annie Hilferty 1959, Simon Smyth 2001, Mary Kelly 2013, John McCracken 1949 and Joe Moran 2008 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 £706.15 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Maintainance Fund collection amounted to £299.40 - 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.

This is a special day for
Abby, Chloe, Lochlan, Monica and Niamh. They are to be Confirmed and receive Holy communion for the first time at the 10.30 Mass. Please keep them and their families in your prayers. The Sacraments will be celebrated at the 10.30 am Mass on 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. Someone added the names Sharon and Damian Mannion to the Confirmation and First Communion list for 17 May. I am unable to trace these children. They are not in any local school - I have tried them all. I would be very grateful for any information.

Next weekend's readers are Marade Griffin at 5.30 pm and Robert Cooper and Iain Cotter 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.

Canon Matt is celebrating fifty years of Priesthood. Everyone is invited to join with me in offering the 10.30 am Mass on Sunday 31 May and then to a buffet lunch in the Parish Centre.

The photo above was taken at Canon Matt's ordination on 3 April 1965.

Thursday 14 May is Ascension Thursday and is a Holyday of Obligation. Vigil Mass is at 7.00 pm and morning Mass is at 10.00 am, There is an evening Mass at 7.00 pm.

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.

Saint Peter’s Primary Eco Committee would like to give a huge thanks to all who supported their Beach Clean on Sunday 26 April. It was a great success and we managed to collect six large bags of rubbish within one hour.

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.

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.

North Ayrshire Music Service presents the annual North Ayrshire Tattoo on Friday 8 May at 7.00 pm in Dalry Primary School. Tickets are on sale at the Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine priced at £7 and £5 concession The telephone number is 01294 274059. The Tattoo features the Irvine and Dreghorn and Isle of Cumbrae Pipe Bands and musicians from Caledonian Piping Club. Also performing are the North Ayrshire Schools' Pipe Band, Concert Band, traditional music group 'Conneck', a Primary Schools' Choir that includes Saint Peter's primary school and the North Ayrshire Council Workplace Choir. The special guests are the Templeton Highland Dancers. It should be a fabulous evening celebrating Scotland's Musical heritage.

There will be a Valuation Day at Seamill Hydro on Wednesday 27 May from 10.30 am to 3.00 pm. Admission cost £10 and include tea or coffee and two valuations. There is a poster on the notice board.

A series of Adult Education sessions will be held in Saint John’s Hall, Stevenston, all beginning at 7.00 pm. Everyone is welcome.
  - Pope Francis - His Life on Wednesday 13 May with Father Joe Boland
  - The Joy of the Gospel on Wednesday 20 May with Father Joe Boland
  - A Merciful Church on Tuesday 26 May with Father Willie McFadden
  - A Gospel Based Economy on Tuesday 9 June with Mr Danny Murray
  - Reforming the Curia on Tuesday 16 June with Father Willie McFadden
  - Ongoing Developments on Tuesday 23 June with the details to be announced

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.