BULLETIN       20 MARCH 2016


Saturday 19 March  

Mass of Saint Joseph at 10.00 am for Rita Potts
Sunday Vigil Mass and Blessing of the Palms at 5.30 pm in thanksgiving

Sunday 20 March  

Sunday Mass and Blessing of the Palms at 10.30 am for the congregation
Deanery Service of repentance at 3.00 pm in Saint Bride's Church, West Kilbride

Monday 21 March  

Short service at 9.30 am for Holy Week in Park Church, Ardrossan
Mass at 10.15 am for Duncan Lyon

Tuesday 22 March  

Short service at 9.30 am for Holy Week in Park Church, Ardrossan
Mass at 10.15 am for Liz McNulty and Harish Gantasa
Mass for the Blessing of the Holy Oils at 7.30 pm in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr

Wednesday 23 March  

Short service at 9.30 am for Holy Week in Park Church, Ardrossan
Mass at 10.15 am for William Convery

Thursday 24 March  

Short service at 9.30 am for Holy Week in Park Church, Ardrossan
Service at 11.00 am for Primaries 5, 6 and 7
Mass of the Last Supper at 7.00 pm for Isabella Connor
Eucharistic Vigil till Night Prayer at 9.00 pm when Confession is available

Friday 25 March  

Short service at 9.30 am for Holy Week in Park Church, Ardrossan
Way of the Cross at 12.00 noon
Liturgy of the Passion at 3.00 pm
Deanery Stations of the Cross at 7.00 pm in Saint Mary's Church, Irvine

Saturday 26 March  
Easter Vigil Mass at 8.30 pm for the sick and Jean Conroy
Sunday 27 March  

Short Sunrise Service on Castle Hill, Ardrossan at 8.00 am followed by breakfast in the Parish Centre
Easter Mass at 10.30 am

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 19 March  
Sunday Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 20 March  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 21 March  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 22 March  
Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Anthony's School

Service at 10.00 am with Saint John's School pupils attending

Wednesday 23 March  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Thursday 24 March  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am
Mass of the Last Supper at 7.00 pm
Night Prayer at 10.00 pm

Friday 25 March  

Liturgy of the Passion at 3.00 pm

Saturday 26 March  
Easter Vigil Mass at 8.30 pm

Morning Prayer at 10.00 am

Sunday 27 March  
Easter Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Easter Sunday Mass at 11.30 am


Sunday 20 March  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 21 March  
7.30 pm

Passover Supper

Tuesday 22 March  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Legion of Mary
Cardio 40

Wednesday 23 March  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm


Please remember in your prayers:
Harish Gantasa (United States), William Convery and Vera Breslin (New Lanark) who died recently;
Kate Smith 1972, Sam Bannon 2006, Maureen Conway 1999, Denise Devlin 2015, Patrick McDonald, Maria Monaghan 2004, Mary Reid 2002, William Shanks 1952, William Shanks 1987, Susan Reid 2007, John Pentleton 2014, Hugh Conway 1976, Sister Immanuel CP 2002, Terence McCarroll 1967, Patrick McDermott 1973, Agnes McLaren 1994, Isabella Connor 1959, James and Ellen McCarroll 1977, Jane Kerber 2015, Brenda Simons 2008, Don Foley, Felix Gallagher 2010, Anna Bates 1997, Terry McCabe 2005, Moira Rafferty, Rebecca Walsh 2008 and The Crew of HMS Dasher 1943 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 £752.30 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £376.73 - 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 Harry Sammons at 5.30 pm and Alfie Agostini and Georgette Lapina 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 Michelle Stevenson and Heather Barbeau for the pre-fives, Frances Gemmell, Gayle Paterson and Gemma Coldwell for primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Emily Tarbert and Aidan Grant for primary 4.

There will be no Sunday Teas on Easter Sunday.
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.

There is a little booklet giving the services in the Three Towns. Please take one home. Please give God a little of your time. We remember the suffering and death of Jesus as we prepare to celebrate His glorious resurrection at Easter.

Each year we anticipate the Holy Thursday Mass by celebrating a Christian version of the Passover Meal which Jesus celebrated. We use the authentic prayers and blessings from the Jewish text and we share lamb, sweet Haroseth, bitter herbs and unleavened bread. The Supper will on Monday at 7.00 pm in the Parish Centre and is supported by the Ardrossan Churches Group.

During the year till next Easter, our children will be baptised, some will be confirmed and those who are sick will be anointed. The Holy Oils used in these Sacraments will be blessed by Bishop Nolan in the Cathedral, Ayr, at 7.30 pm on Tuesday.

Canon Matt is taking a break for a few days after Easter. Father Gerry Magee (01294 552276) and Father Mark Kelly (01294 832181) will take any calls. The Parish Office is closed on Easter Monday.

The Rainbows and Brownies who meet on Monday night in the Parish Centre will be on holiday on Monday 21 March and the following three weeks during the Easter break. We return on Monday 18 April at the normal times.

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.

The annual remembrance of the sinking of
HMS Dasher off Ardrossan in 1943 - when 379 crew were lost - will take place next weekend. There is a short service on Saturday 2 April on board the 9.45 am Arran ferry and the Memorial Service is at 11.30 am on 3 April at the memorial opposite the Church. The Service will be followed by refreshments 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.

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.

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.