BULLETIN                13 MARCH 2016


Saturday 12 March  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Cosimo and Arturo Farro

Sunday 13 March  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 14 March  

Mass at 10.00 am for the sick

Tuesday 15 March  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention

Wednesday 16 March  

Mass at 10.00 am for Billy Shanks and Mary Gribben
Penance Service at 7.00 pm

Thursday 17 March  

Mass at 6.00 pm for Ian Trayner and Thomas Rourke

Friday 18 March  

Way of the Cross at 9.40 am
Mass at 10.00 am for Michael Reilly

Saturday 19 March  

Mass at 10.00 am for Rita Potts
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm in thanksgiving

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 12 March  
Sunday Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 13 March  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 14 March  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 15 March  
Mass at 10.00 am
Penance Service at 2.00 pm

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 16 March  

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 17 March  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am
Penance Service at 7.00 pm

Friday 18 March  
Service at 10.00 am

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Saturday 19 March  
Sunday Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am


Sunday 13 March  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 14 March  
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 15 March  
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 16 March  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm


Thursday 17 March  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 18 March  
9.30 to 11.30 pm
6.30 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Family Quiz Night

Please remember in your prayers:
Rita Potts, Liz McNulty (Northern Ireland), Peter McGlone (Irvine) and Jean Conroy (Port Glasgow) who died recently;
Jean Walker 2001, Grace Jamieson 2005, Canon Charles Matthews 1996, Doris McNamara 2010, Catherine Stewart 2004, Victor Donald 1985, Mary Gribben 2012, Susan Heaney 1956, Martha Pentleton 2004, Billy Shanks 2015, Janie Aitken 1989, Michael Reilly 2013, Ian Trayner 2008, Keith Baldwin 2006, John Gurney 2004, James Mulhearn 1982, Thomas Rourke 2015, William Tait 1996, Kevin Doherty 1979, Alistair Malloy 2014, Peggy McArthur 1986 and Andrew Murphy 1971 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 £801.70 and the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund collection to £764.21 - 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 Tarbert 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 Jacqueline Waugh and Morgan Roy for the pre-fives, Claire Sweenie, Linda Martin and Shannon Simmons for primaries 1, 2 and 3 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.

We are in the holy season of Lent. The Mass vestments are purple, the Gloria and the Alleluia are omitted from the Liturgy but the biggest change must be in ourselves. This is the Springtime - Lent of the soul. It is a time for fasting, for prayer and for almsgiving. The little Scottish Catholic Internation Aid Fund (SCIAF) boxes are available for you to use. Every £1 given to SCIAF is being doubled by the Government this year and if you gave your contribution by cheques and accompanied by your name and address then SCIAF can claim the Gift Aid tax rebate on it. Prayer and penance are very personal things but are also a very necessary part of our Christian life. When it is possible, we will make the Way of the Cross on a Friday morning at 9.40 am before Mass.

Development   The Embracing Change work continues and after a period of reflection following the Parish Conversations, the next phase is being developed and more news will follow soon. Thanks to all of you who completed a questionnaire at the Parish Conversations. The Embracing Change team will be in touch shortly. If you meant to fill in a questionnaire, but never got around to it, please let your parish priest know or email quinnjo@hotmail.com and we will send you a form.
Deanery Penance Service   There will be a Deanery Penance Service - A Church Seeking Forgiveness - in Saint Bride's Church, West Kilbride on Palm Sunday 20 March at 3.00 pm. This will be a non-sacramental service during which we will ask God for mercy on the Church for the ways in which it has hurt, wounded and offended its members and the wider society.
Deanery Stations of the Cross   There will be Deanery Stations of the Cross in Saint Mary's Church, Irvine on Good Friday 25 March at 7.00 pm.

This weekend, the second collection will be for SCIAF. Proceeds of such collections will be doubled by the Government this year.

Lenten Penance Services in the Three Towns are in
Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats - Tuesday 15 March at 2.00 pm
   Saint Peter's Church, Ardrossan - Wednesday 16 March at 7.00 pm
Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston - Thursday 17 March at 7.00 pm

Evelyne Agostini would like to thank you for all the cards, flowers and prayers received during her short illness. Holy Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Before another winter hits us, we need to replace the Church doors. The main doors swell badly in the rain and are impossible to open and shut properly. Because the Church is an A-Listed building, more durable replacement doors need to be specially made. This is being done but the total cost of main and side doors will be over £10000. I need to make an appeal to you for help. Brown envelopes will be available and any fundraising you can organise will be extremely useful. Extra in the second collection is a perfect way of helping.

Evening Prayer of the Church will be sung in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr on Sunday 13 March at 6.00 pm. You will be very welcome.

The annual remembrance of the sinking of
HMS Dasher off Ardrossan in 1943 - when 379 crew were lost - will take place this year on Sunday 3 April to avoid Easter Sunday. There will be a service at the memorial at 11.30 am followed by tea in the Parish Centre.

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 remaining dates are 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 are places available for helpers and sick pilgrims - VIPs - to travel to Lourdes on the Jumbulance Pilgrimage with the group departing from our diocese this Eastertide. The pilgrimage is from 28 April to 7 May and is especially suited to those unable to fly due to health reasons or for whom a smaller group is beneficial. Full medical and nursing care is provided. For more details or to book a place, please contact Alison Neil on 07749 555955 or amd.neil@outlook.com.

HCPT thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to our race night which raised £3500. The group will be travelling with ten local adults, who need additional support, to Lourdes on Saturday 26 March for the Easter celebrations. Our Lady of Lourdes pray for us.

During the weeks of Lent the
Saint Vincent de Paul Society is once again asking the parishioners of Saint Peter's to donate both male and female toiletries for use in the Ozanam Centre in Glasgow. The Ozanam Centre assists the homeless, both male and female, so any donations of either male of female toiletries would be very gratefully received. A box will be placed in the Church porch for any donations and we hope that we can rely on your usual very generous support. Thank you.

There will be a Community Family Fun Quiz Night organised by Girl Guiding on Friday 18 March from 6.30 to approximately 8.30 pm. Adult tickets cost £5.00 and Child tickets £2.50. Tea, coffee and squash will be provided. There will be a fundraising raffle and a tuck shop. You're welcome to bring your own refreshments. All proceeds will be split between the Senior Girls of 5th Ardrossan Guides, who are raising money to participate in the one hundredth birthday celebration trip, Senior Section Spectacular Escape to Cologne and Saint Peter's Church Hall who allow us to use their hall every Thursday night for Guides. Tickets are available at the door. 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 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.