BULLETIN                            3 APRIL 2016


Saturday 2 April  

HMS Dasher Service on the 9.45 am Ardrossan-Brodick ferry
No 10.00 am Mass in Saint Peter's

Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Agnes McLaren

Sunday 3 April  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation
HMS Dasher Memorial Service at 11.30 pm in the Sunken Gardens opposite the Church

Monday 4 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Annie and Andrew Murphy

Tuesday 5 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Kathleen McSkimming and Kenneth McSkimming

Wednesday 6 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Irene Chalmers

Thursday 7 April  

Wedding Mass at 2.00 pm for Janine McIvor and David McAllister

Friday 8 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for May McParland

Saturday 9 April  
Mass at 10.00 am for Veronica Stevenson
Wedding Mass at 12 noon for Gabrielle Milson and Phil Philpott
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Cullen and Curtis and Tagga families

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 2 April  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm


Sunday 3 April  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 4 April  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 5 April  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 6 April  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 7 April  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 8 April  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 9 April  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am


Sunday 3 April  

11.30 am
12 noon

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Tea and coffee after HMS Dasher Memorial Service

Monday 4 April  
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 5 April  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Legion of Mary
Cardio 40

Wednesday 6 April  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm
7.30 pm

Ignatian Prayer Group

Please remember in your prayers:
Eileen Chalmers who died recently;
Archie McFarlane, Harry Quinn 1993, Patrick Tomelty 2004, Annie Adam 1997, Mattie Friel 1995, Barbara Henderson, Frank McCaffrey 2012, Jane Mullen 2003, Annie Murphy 1981, Agnes Ward 2001, Margaret Boyd 2004, George Lee 1992, James Wilson 2013, Daniel Thomas Gilmour 2013, Frank Grogan, Michael McNamara 2008, Father Tom McCann 2009, Mary Tinney 2004 and Father Jim Boyd SCJ 2002 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 £928.63, the Maintenance Fund collection to £716.61 and the Holy Places collection to £178.04 - 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 Ronnie Cairns at 5.30 pm and Angela Body and Ami Paterson 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 Jacqueline Waugh and Erin McLaughlin for the pre-fives, Maria Paterson-Kidd, George Kidd and Morgan Roy for primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Andrena Hughes and Shannon Simmons for primary 4.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sharon McLaughlin'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.

May will be brought to Church on Monday 18 April at 6.00 pm. Her Requiem Mass on Tuesday 19 April at 10.00 am will be followed by her burial at Knadgerhill Cemetery, Irvine at 11.30 am.

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. So far, donations total £440.

The annual remembrance of the sinking of
HMS Dasher off Ardrossan in 1943 - when 379 crew were lost - takes place this 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 child's blue jacket was found in the Church last weekend. It can be picked up at the stall.

New collection envelopes are still available at the stall.

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.

If Cheltenham was not your thing, then our
Saint Matthew's Academy Parent Council Race Night might be. It will be held on Friday 6 May in Ardrossan Rugby Club from 7.30 pm to midnight. Tickets cost £5 and will be available soon. Sandwiches and sausage rolls will be provided for £1. There will be a bar. Little and Large Entertainment are providing the races et cetrea. 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.