BULLETIN                                       27 SEPTEMBER 2015



Saturday 26 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for Victor and Charlotte Mitchell and Joan Tempany
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm by Monsignor Dan Hart for Tom McLaren and Attracta Fairhurst

Sunday 27 September  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am by Monsignor Dan Hart for the congregation

Monday 28 September  

Mass at 10.00 am by Father Charles for Vince McBride and Patricia Barry

Tuesday 29 September  

Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael
Mass at 10.00 am by Father Charles for Thomas Howieson and John Quinn

Wednesday 30 September  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am by Father Charles for Alison Lawson

Thursday 1 October  

Mass at 7.00 pm by Father Charles for Margaret Walsh

Friday 2 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for Hugh Donohoe and Frances McLaughlin

Saturday 3 October  

No 10.00 am Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats and Saint John’s Church, Stevenston
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm by Monsignor Dan Hart for John and Lilian Paterson

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 20 September  

11.30 am
1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Private Function

Monday 21 September  
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 22 September  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
5.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Legion of Mary
Irish Dancing Class
Cardio 40

Wednesday 23 September  
5.45 to 6.45 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Irish Dancing Class


Thursday 24 September  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 25 September  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
Patrick Breen of our parish, Alison Lawson of our parish, Phil Pelligrini (Saltcoats), Babs Gallacher (Kilmarnock) and Kathleen Lucas (Fort William) who died recently;
Brian Ghosh 2002, Maureen Johnson 2003, Brownlie Smyth 2014, John Brodie 2001, Angela Brown 2008, Peggy McKay 1992, Robert Leo Walsh 1968, Mary Barr, Dorothea Campbell 2011, Mary Clarke 1984, Bert Body 1985, John Connor 1983, Charles Coulter 1992, Kathleen Mulhearn 2009, Canon Lawrence Fischer 1980 shown right, Patrick Giffney 1971, Peter Morgan 2010, Lily Murphy 1990, Duncan Rhodes 2012, Hannah Burns 2002, Catherine Helen McMullan 2000 and John Paterson 2005 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 £668.74 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Maintenance Fund collection amounted to £256.39 - 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 Tom Reid and Sarah Vallance at 10.30 am.

Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 4 at 10.30 am.

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, Teresa Louden and Emma Paterson for primaries 1 and 2, Jacqueline Waugh and Maria Paterson-Kidd for primary 3 and Jacqueline Smith and Michelle Morton for primary 4.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Maria Boyle’s 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.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to the 50/50 Club winners who each receive £25 - 199 Annie Watt, 95 Pamela McGlynn, 106 Anthony Farro and 276 Moira Bingham. The Bonus Draw winner was 98 Iain Carr who wins £100. Well done to all our winners. The next draw will be in the last week in October. Members are reminded that next payment is due at the start of September for those who pay £5 in January, May and September. Anyone wishing to join the 50/50 Club, please contact the Promoter or Parish Office. Please remember to notify the Promoter if your address has changed during the year as all winners receive their winning cheque in the post. Your support and assistance is appreciated.

Canon Matt has been on holiday from 21 September. Weekend cover has been arranged. Canon Poland (463225) will be at home as will Father Gerry Magee (552276) and Father Mark Kelly (823181). Father Charles will be here for some of the time. The Parish Office will be open as usual.

All Mass intentions will be honoured. Canon Matt will offer Mass while on holiday remembering Teresa McGinley, Bridie Maher, Ian McTurk, John Friel, Nancy McLaughlin, David Shaw, Jim Vernon, Vince McBride and Isabel Duran.

There will be an opportunity for new members to join and existing members to renew their annual membership of Galloway Lourdes Hospitalité on week ending 19 and 20 September by taking a membership envelope which will be distributed after both Masses. They can be returned the following weekend of 26 and 27 September or returned to Parish Office. We appreciate your continued support and remind you that our funds are used to take sick pilgrims to Lourdes with our Diocesan Pilgrimage. Our next pilgrimage will be in July 2017. Many thanks - Myriame Sammons, Galloway Lourdes Treasurer.

Thank you for the many towels which were donated for the backpack appeal. We are now looking for boxes of coloured pencils. If you are able to donate any, there will be a collection box in the Church porch for the next two weeks. Thank you.

Are you interested in a week of exploring faith and meeting other Christians? If so, please contact Mrs K McIlreavy on 01294 650044.

Young people aged 16 to 30 from Galloway Diocese are invited to join World Youth Day in Krakow from 20 July to 2 August 2016. The cost will be £690. Please register before the end of September. Full details and the registration process can be seen at www.GallowayYouth.org.uk.

Spaces are available in the 2 to 3 class which is held from 1.00 to 3.00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at a cost of £6.50 per session. For further details, please contact Josephine on 473030.

Another workshop for parish musicians, cantors and people who enjoy singing has been organised by Galloway Music Network. The event will take place in Saint Sophia’s Church, Galston on Saturday 24 October beginning with lunch at 1.00 pm and concluding with the Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm. Instrumentalists are asked to attend at 12 noon if possible. During the afternoon, the group will prepare music for the evening Mass. The Mass parts sung will be from Mass Of Saint Paul The Apostle by Christopher Walker. Please visit www.GallowayMusic.net for more information, or contact Nicola Lawrence on 0141 886 7963. Booking forms are available from the website and from your parish priest and parish musicians.

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.