BULLETIN                                           18 OCTOBER 2015



Saturday 17 October  

No 10.00 am Mass in Saint Peter's
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Dan and Margaret Donnelly

Sunday 18 October  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 19 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for Finbarr Moynihan and Margaret Prince
Service at 10.00 am in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats
Service at 10.00 am in Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston

Tuesday 20 October  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Canon Matt
is involved with interviews for the post of Head Teacher of Saint Luke's Primary School, Kilwinning.
Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats
Service at 10.00 am in Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston

Wednesday 21 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for John and Mary Jane McKay and family
Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston

Thursday 22 October  

Service at 10.00 am in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats
Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston
Mass at 7.00 pm for Ellen Green and Marie Fitzpatrick

Friday 23 October  

Mass at 10.00 am Christine Grant and John Gallagher
Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats
Service at 10.00 am in Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston

Saturday 24 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for John Craig and Fiona McKellar
Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston

Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Jamie Clarke and John McLeod

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 18 October  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 19 October  
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 20 October  
11.00 am
5.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Irish Dancing Class
Cardio 40

Wednesday 21 October  
5.45 to 6.45 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Irish Dancing Class


Thursday 22 October  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 23 October  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
Marie Fitzpatrick (Newarthill) and John Gallagher (Glasgow) who died recently;
Alistair Aitken 1995, Agnes Anderson 2001, Mary McAtee 2006, Margaret McHugh 2002, Michael McManus 1961, Michael Monaghan 1936, John Dorian 2009, Cameron McCallum 2010, David McHugh 1967, Patrick McQuade 1998, Lawrence Brennan 1981, Andrew Conaghan 2002, Michael Doherty 2005, Margaret Monaghan 1969, Hugh O'Boyle 2000, Andrew Conaghan 2002, John Higgins 2001, Hugh McGoogan 2009, Mary Jane McKay 1952, Patrick McNamee 1918, Patrick O'Hare 2001, Tom Adamson 2006, John and Isabella Connor, Cecily Grant 1980, Christine McAteer 1988, Dougald McMurchie, Ellis Nesbit, Peggy McKay 1992 and Kathleen Robinson 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.

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. A Standing Order would make the handling of money so much easier. Have you signed a Gift Aid form? If you are a taxpayer the Church would get 25p added to every £1 you donate. We have had a legacy of £300 this week.

Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £557.92 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Fabric and Maintenance collection amounted to £232.88 - many thanks.

This weekend, our annual Mission appeal will be made by Father Willy Brandon of the Society of African Missions.

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.

Our parish records are covered by the Data Protection Act and are for parish use only. We cannot give out phone numbers or addresses. Please help us to keep our records up to date using the cards provided.

Next weekend's readers are Anthony Da Prato at 5.30 pm and Robert Cooper at 10.30 am.

Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 3 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, Maria Paterson-Kidd and Sarah Vallance for primary 3 and Michelle Morton for primary 4.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sadie Gilmourís 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
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 returned from holiday and will be covering Saint Winin's Church, Kilwinning this weekend.

Thank you for the many donated items for
Maryís Meals Backpack Project. Your generosity is very much appreciated. This is an ongoing project which will last until all children are fed and educated, so please feel free to donate any of the required items listed in the Maryís Meals magazine by leaving them in the Church porch at any time.

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.

During term time, Saint Peter's Nursery Centre is open on Mondays to Fridays from 8.50 am to 12 noon for three to five years olds and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1.00 to 3.00 pm for two to three year olds.

There are a few copies of The Tablet, an old and valued Catholic Journal at the back of the Church. The publisher is looking for subscribers. It is not cheap but makes good reading.

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 Sophiaís 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.

Martin Aelred performs Around The World In Eighty Minutes and Music Of The Movies on Friday 13 November 2015 in the Parish Centre with doors open at 7.00 pm. This is a social evening with a bar. Feel free to bring your own nibbles. Tickets cost £5 and proceeds are in aid of Let The Children Live charity. To reserve tickets or for more information please contact the Parish Office on 464063. All are welcome.

Bishop William Nolan will celebrate the Annual Diocesan Teachers' Mass in the Church of Our Lady and Saint Meddan, Troon on Monday 26 October at 7.00 pm. All teachers from the diocese are warmly invited and welcome. After Mass, there will be a light buffet and a chance to socialise.

Saint Matthewís Academy Pro Life Group is holding a Quiz For Life on Thursday 29 Ocotber in the school auditorium. Proceeds from the evening will be shared among the Cardinal Winning Pro Life Initiative, the Ayrshire Hospice and Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH). Tickets cost £5 and £2.50 concession - elderly or child. A pie and beans or peas supper will be served and a bar will be available. Tickets are available from the school office or via Aidan Grant of sixth year. All are welcome.

The Parish Lourdes Group Quiz Night will be held on Friday 20 November at 7.00 for 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm in the Parish Centre. Tickets cost £5 and include a light supper. Tickets are available from the Parish Office on 464063, Pam on 601575 and Harry on 469006. All funds raised are in aid of the Church Maintenance Fund. All are welcome.

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.