BULLETIN                            24 JANUARY 2016


Saturday 23 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Pat McCaffrey and Joleen McIndoe
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for those who are sick

Sunday 24 January  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 25 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Ruth Brown

Tuesday 26 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for John McTiernan

Wednesday 27 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Quigg and Jolene McIndoe

Thursday 28 January  

Mass at 7.00 am for Phyllis Poole

Friday 29 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Mary Brown

Saturday 30 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Patricia Barry
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.

Saturday 23 January  
Sunday Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Sunday 24 January  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 25 January  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 26 January  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 27 January  

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 28 January  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 29 January  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 30 January  
Sunday Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am


Sunday 24 January  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 25 January  
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 26 January  
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 27 January  
5.45 to 6.45 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Irish Dancing Class

Cardio 40 Toning

Thursday 28 January  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 29 January  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
Ruth Brown (United States) who died recently;
Joe Marshall 2013, John McKay 1957, Bernard Burns 1963, Annie Carson 1995, Avril Cullis 2009, Brookelyn Angel Donnachy 2006, James Jennings 2013, Andrew McCormick 2009, Alfie Willis 2015, Barbara Scott 2010, Willie Forsyth 2012, John McKay senior 1957, Patricia Murphy 1988, Joseph Retzbach 1940, Ian Michael Falsey 2004, Agnes Marshall 2012, John Ryan 2001, Susanna Brodie 1963 and Iain Clarke 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.

Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £403.72 and the the Maintenance Fund collection to £139.22 - 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.

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 Pauline Taylor at 5.30 pm and Robert Cooper and Emily Tarbet at 10.30 am.

Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 5 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 Geraldine Butcher and Shannon Simmonds for the pre-fives, Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Maria Paterson-Kidd and Heather Barbeau for primary 4.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Loretta McLardy’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
We thank members for their continued support of the 50/50 Club and remind them that payment for 2016 membership is due in January. Payment can be given to the Promoter, Mrs Myriame Sammons or to your collector. We will also have a Sign-Up Sunday this weekend.

The 2016 Burns Supper will take place in the Parish Centre on Saturday 6 February at 7.00 pm. Patrons are asked to be seated by 6.50 pm for a prompt start. The Immortal Memory will be delivered by Jim Butler, former Principal Teacher of Art at Saint Andrew's Academy, Saltcoats, shown below left. John Butcher, Executive Director, Education and Youth Employment for North Ayrshire Council, shown below centre, will propose the Toast to the Lassies and Joan Sturgeon, Provost of North Ayrshire, shown below right, will reply. Other participants are Bill Andrew, Rachel Brown, Calum Coldwell, Julie Coldwell, Canon Matt, Aidan and Bethany McGrath, George McGrattan and Ciaran Sinclair. Tickets cost £15 and can be booked in advance though the Parish Office on 01294 464063. Patrons can request group seating arrangements to be with friends. The meal will be prepared and served by Michael and Fiona Brown, family and friends. Vegetarian meals are available with notice as an alternative to the traditional Burns Supper main course. There are more details on the Church website. Your support is appreciated.

Congratulations to our parishioners who were married in 2015:
   Jennifer McIvor
and Michael McCulloch
   Charlene Sweeney
and Mark Coby
   Natalie McAuliffe
and Lee Bianchi
   Sharleen McPhillips
and Kyle Howie
   Kirsty Johnston
and Paul Rogerson
   Dana Gillon
and Thomas Keegans (Holy Cross, Arran)
   Michelle McAloon and Edward McGeachy
   Karen Bookless
and Dominic Tollan
   Caroline Waterson
and Jay Dawahoo
   Leah Gallagher
and David Downie
   Michelle Keegans
and Gary O’Connor
   Annie Smith
and Thomas Gilheaney (Saint Mary’s, Irvine)
   Claire Tumulty
and Craig McAvoy
   Stephanie Kelly
and Andrew Blair
   Heather Stevenston
and Ross David McAllister (Saint Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow)

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity runs from 18 to 25 January. Given the time of year, I have never had an evening service but tried to include the intentions in the Bidding Prayers and invited everyone to make this a prayer intention during your own prayers of the week.

To mark Catholic Education Week, Mass will be celebrated in
Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats on Wednesday 3 February at 7.00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

The Diocesan Choir is a four-part choir, always keen to learn new material as required. Rehearsals begin again on Thursday evenings from 11 February in Saint Margaret’s Cathedral, Ayr to prepare for the Mass of Chrism. All voices, especially sopranos, are welcome. Contact David Robinson on 07714 340854 for more information.

Registration for Saint Peter's Chilren's Centre for children who were born between 1 March 2012 and 28 February 2014 takes place from Monday 1 to Friday 4 February between 9.00 am and 12 noon. All children aged three years and over are entitled to 600 hours of free pre-school education per year. We are in partnership with North Ayrshire Council and inspected by Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate. All staff are fully qualified in Child Education and Care. For further information or if the above times don’t suit, please contact Josephine Coulter on 01294 473030.

A series of talks and discussions on the Reformation will be given in
Saint Bride's Church, West Kilbride on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.00 pm. The dates are 3 February, 2 March, 6 April, 4 May, 25 May and 22 June. The six speakers, men and women, include people from both the Reformed and Catholic traditions. If you are interested, please go along. If you remember, please let Father Boland know on joe-boland@btconnect.com. Details are on the poster.

There will be a Fiddlers' Rally the church hall of Ardrossan and Saltcoats Kirkgate Parish Church, Chapelwell Street, Saltcoats on Monday 25 January at 7.30 pm. Music will be provided by the Clyde Coast Strathspey and Reel Society. Tickets costing £3 are available on the door. If you wish to stay for supper after, please contact Elizabeth McMahon on 01294 464428.

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 Church maintenance.

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.