BULLETIN                                            12 JULY 2015



Saturday 11 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for our Lourdes Pilgrims and those who are sick
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Bobby McLaren and Stella Reid

Sunday 12 July  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 13 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for the sick

Tuesday 14 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Raymond McLaren

Wednesday 15 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Stuart McDonald

Thursday 16 July  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Margaret McCormack

Friday 17 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for John Dolan and Tom McKay

Saturday 18 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Angus Robert Macrae

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 July  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 13 July  
Tuesday 14 July  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilition
Legion of Mary
Cardio 40 Toning

Wednesday 15 July  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm


Please remember in your prayers:
Mary Timmons (Lochgelly) and Margaret McCormack who died recently;
Mr and Mrs Francis Breslin 1976, Jeannie Brown 1995, Father Donal Burke, Julie Kelley-Holland 2005, Margaret McAteer 1992, Alice McMahon 1981, Agnes Anne Conaghan 2002, Annie O'Kane 2001, Stella Reid 2009, Jessie Hazelton 2007, James Jenkins 2005, Ellen Nielson 2011, Canon Eugene Matthews 2010, Sally Walsh 1957, Patrick Carry 1976, Eileen McCann 2013, Andrew Murphy 1979, Gavin Finnegan 2007, Robert MacRae 1986, Annie McGrath 2002 whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
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.

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 is assisted by the priest on call each week. Canon Pat Keegans (01292 263488) is the chaplain to Ayr Hospital and the Ayrshire Hospice.

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 £698.50 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Maintainance Fund collection amounted to £262.60 - many thanks.

This weekend, the second collection is for Peterís Pence with proceeds sent to the Holy Father for his charities.

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 Harry Sammons 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 2 at 10.30 am.

Some of our readers and servers will be on holiday. Please offer your services at the Sacristy before Mass

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Loretta McLardyís team.
Would you consider making a team or joining a team that organises the teas and coffees after Sunday 10.30 am Mass? If so, please leave your details at the Parish Office or telephone 01294 464063.

The Children's Liturgy is normally celebrated during the 10.30 am Mass each Sunday but has closed for the summer holiday. It will resume in September.

Canon Martin Poland of Saint John's Church, Stevenston has been appointed Administrator of Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats with full responsibility for the parish. From next weekend, the Mass times in the Three Towns will be as follows:
  - Saint Maryís, Saltcoats: Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm, Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
  - Saint Johnís, Stevenston: Sunday Mass at 11.30 am
  - Saint Peterís, Ardrossan: Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm, Sunday Mass at 10.30 am
Some of the parishioners of Saint Johnís and Saint Maryís may well find the Mass times here more suitable for them. Please be sure to make them welcome and assist them in any way you can.

Some of our parishioners will be in Lourdes this week. We pray that their pilgrimage will be a time of renewal and healing for them all. May those who are on pilgrimage remember in prayer those of us who have to stay home.

Saint Wininís Church, Kilwinning is running a coach to Blackpool from Monday 21 to Friday 25 September. We will be staying at the Norbreck Castle Hotel on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. There will be two full day excursions. The cost for a twin room is £179 and for a single £239. Anyone interested, please contact Father Gerry Magee.

The Catenian Association send used rosaries to the poor parts of the world. If you have any lying about the house, they would be glad to receive them. There will be a box at the stall.

The process of Embracing Change is continuing. Various groups are meeting. The Option For The Poor group continues its work with the Food Bank in Saint Johnís with a study of Pope Francisí Encyclical. Laudato Si is working towards a sustainable world for all Godís Children and the Holy Fatherís Decree for a Year of Mercy. The Spirituality Group continues to look at ways to reinvigorate the spiritual life of the Deanery. The Formation For Ministry group will meet again shortly to look at ways to assist those who minister in Church by reading, assisting Eucharistic Ministers, encouraging the formation of the Diaconate and other forms of ministry in the Church. Shortly there will be a newsletter outlining progress so far and inviting everyone to take part in a short presentation on the Year of Mercy and discover what Pope Francis asks of the members of the Church. The evening presentation - in each parish - will be an invitation to everyone to get more involved.

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.

North Ayrshire Council has agreed to take on the major funding of improvements to the Garden of Remembrance in Glasgow Street, making the garden more accessible, improving the layout, and making it a place of quiet and dignity. Some community funding is also required and has begun. I have pledged the support of our parish community.

A round of golf for four at Bogside, Irvine, worth £150 is available for £50. Contact the Parish Office on 464063.

There will be a diocesan pilgrimage to Rome from Thursday 2 June to Thursday 9 June 2016. Details are on the poster.

There will be an overnight 'camp' for ten- to sixteen-year-olds - sleeping on matresses - in the parish house in Whithorn on 13 and 14 July. There will be fun, friendship, sports, a camp fire and a chance to explore the history and spirituality of Saint Ninian including Mass at Saint Ninianís Cave. The cost is £20 including transport, meals and activities. More details can be found at Galloway Catholic Youth on Facebook,
www.GallowayYouth.org.uk and Father Stephen McGrattan at info@RCCumnock.org.uk and 01290 421031.

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.