BULLETIN                            7 FEBRUARY 2016


Saturday 6 February  

Holy Martyrs of Japan
Mass at 10.00 am for John Hendry and John McGhee
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Emily McLaughlin

Sunday 7 February  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 8 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention and Joe McKieran

Tuesday 9 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Rose Ann Welsh and George Poole

Wednesday 10 February  

Ash Wednesday - a day of fast and abstinence
Mass at 10.00 am for Peter and Margaret Mitchell
Mass at 7.00 pm for a ninetieth birthday and Father Leo Muldoon

Thursday 11 February  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Sister Margaret of Jesus and Sister Ann Bates

Friday 12 February  

No Mass in Saint Peter's - Deanery Development Day

Saturday 13 February  

Holy Martyrs of Japan
Mass at 10.00 am for Aileen Whiston
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary C McManus - my Mother

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 6 February  
Sunday Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Sunday 7 February  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 8 February  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 9 February  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 10 February  
Mass at 9.30 am

Mass at 11.00 am and 7.00 pm

Thursday 11 February  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 12 February  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 13 February  
Sunday Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am


Saturday 5 February  
6.50 for 7.00 pm Burns Supper
Sunday 7 February  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 8 February  
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 9 February  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
5.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 to 8.30 pm
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Legion of Mary
Irish Dancing Class
Cardio 40
Ignatian Prayer Group

Wednesday 10 February  
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 11 February  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Please remember in your prayers:
Sister Margaret of Jesus, a Carmelite Sister in the Carmelite Monastery, Dumbarton, formerly Theresa Campbell from Stevenston and Joe McKiernan who died recently;
Sarah Cunningham 1977, Patrick McGinn 1999, Pamela McIntosh 1999, Baby Sophie Kerr 2008, Canon Sam McGinness 2009, Cesare Scott 2002, Maude Cullinane 1960, Jim Burns 2011, Catherine Cahill 1977, Mary Delahunt 2008, John and Margaret Fitzsimmons 1985, Father G J Giblin SCJ 2001, Allan Carrick 2011, Ann Jane Fitzsimmons, Sadie McAloon 2011, Eliza Jane McKay, Oonagh McVeigh 2011, Canon Robert McCliment 1967, John McIlhatton 1954, Chrissie Welsh 2006 and Aileen Whiston 2015 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 £654.39 and the the Maintenance Fund collection to £282.05 - 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 Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm and Anthony Da Prato and Aidan McGrath 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 Michelle Stevenson and Aidan Grant for the pre-fives, Maria Paterson, George Kidd and Sean Henry for primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Andrena Hughes and Lucy Mathieson for primary 4.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Saint Peterís 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.

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 10 February.

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.

This year the Diocese of Paisley is hosting the annual White Mass for Healthcare Professions and Workers and those involved in Lourdes Hospitalité. It will be celebrated in Saint Mirinís Cathedral, Paisley on Sunday 7 February at 12 noon. The Principal Celebrant will be Bishop John Keenan. All are 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 Margaretís Cathedral, Ayr to prepare for the Mass of Chrism. All voices, especially sopranos, are welcome. Contact David Robinson on 07714 340854 for more information.

The Parish Accounts are now prepared and have been submitted to the diocese and to the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR) as required by law. They will be submitted to the Parish Finance Committee and then made available to you. Our parish is one of a few that is audited by external auditors every year and the diocese has announced that this audit will be extended to more parishes from now on. More of our financial structures, halls, clubs, et cetera are to be subject to tighter procedures. These will be discussed with the Finance Committee and with Fiona who is the Centre Manager.

The Diocesan Word Day of the Sick Mass will be held on Sunday 7 February at 4.00 pm in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr. Mass will be followed by refreshments in the hall and the Galloway Lourdes Hospitalite Annual General Meeting. The Hospitalité looks forward to welcoming you. if you wish to receive the Sacrament of the Sick, please make yourself known to a member of the Hospitalité team on the day.

The HCPT Burns Supper and Ceilidh will be held in
Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats on Thursday 11 February 2016 from 7.00 to 10.30 pm. Tickets are priced at £8 per adult and £6 for concessions and can be purchased from the school office on 01294 606680. This includes a two course meal with tea, coffee and tablet. Music will be provided by Saint Matthewís Academy Music Department and invited guests. Please come along and help us continue to raise money to help children and young people travel to Lourdes. We guarantee you a fantastic evening of food, fun and entertainment!

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 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.

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 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.