BULLETIN                                            2 AUGUST 2015



Saturday 1 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Wyllie
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary Harper

Sunday 2 August  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation
Wedding Mass at 1.30 pm for Caroline and Jay

Monday 3 August  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Canon Matt is offering the Requiem Mass for Nicola McIndoe in Saint Francis Xavierís Church, Waterside

Tuesday 4 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Ellen Neilson and Isabella Welsh

Wednesday 5 August  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere with Cardinal OíBrien for Bonarius family and friends

Thursday 6 August  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Margaret Wyllie, Joseph Barry and Canon Denis Quinlan

Friday 7 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Anne Campbell and John McCluskey

Saturday 8 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Irene Smith
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the congregation

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 2 August  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 3 August  
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 4 August  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilition
Legion of Mary
Cardio 40 Toning

Wednesday 5 August  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm


Please remember in your prayers:
Nicola McIndoe - Nicola and Aaron were married by Canon Matt four years ago and they have two small children - and John McCluskey (Hamilton) who died recently;
Noleen McFadyen née Delahunt 2012, Cathie McLaren 2007, Leslie Aitken 2010, Joseph Barry 2013, Mary Harper 2012, Isabelle Rennie 2004, Robert Tumilty 1981, Mara Cheshire 2007, Laurence Hamilton 1998, Ann Kennedy 2010, Margaret McGuinness 2004, William Tumilty 1980, Isabella Welsh (Brownlie) 2008, Lawrence Tumilty 1993, Sean Paul Marshall 2013, Sadie Hamilton 2007, Father Jack Kerr 2001, Desmond McGarvey 1996, Patrick Joseph O'Boyle 2009, Lauretta Salotti 1981, Alison Cook 1999, Frances Flynn 1990, James Gorman 1997, Sadie Hamilton 2007, William McGillvary 2001, Margaret Pacewicz 2006, Henrietta Smith 2009, Kitty Woods 2013, Bill Barton 2008 and Tina OíPray 2012 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.
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.

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 £749.98 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Maintainance Fund collection amounted to £282.35 - 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.

Our parish records are badly out of date with people making this their 'parish of choice', moving house et cetera. I would be grateful if you would fill in one of the cards now available at the back of the Church and drop it in to the collection bag. Thanks.

Next weekend's readers are Julie Coldwell at 5.30 pm and Alfie Agostini at 10.30 am.

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

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.

Saint Peterís website is ten years old having been launched on 13 July 2005. The site, which has been visited more than 130000 times, has over 2300 web pages, 1400 pictures, 580 bulletins between 1960 and 2015, 23000 links, some audio and video clips and been viewed in over 100 countries worldwide. Over 1350 of our deceased relatives and friends are remembered in our Anniversary List and some are featured in our Memoriam Cards page. 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 photographs, 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 speak to Canon Matt or contact WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.

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.

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

The team from Maryís Meals will make the annual fabric - only! - collection over the weekend of 5 and 6 September.

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.