BULLETIN                15 MAY 2016


Saturday 14 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Joseph Clark
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for birthday wishes

Sunday 15 May  

Confirmation and First Communion Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation
Liturgy of the Eucharist at about 3.45 pm following Liturgy of the Word in
Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats at 3.00 pm and a walk to Saint Peter's

Monday 16 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Joseph Clark

Tuesday 17 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Kathleen McEvoy

Wednesday 18 May  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Thursday 19 May  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Jean Lamont and Susan McAtee

Friday 20 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Veronica Stevenson

Saturday 21 May  
Mass at 10.00 am for the sick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for a special intention

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 14 May  
Mass at 10.00 am
Confirmation and First
  Communion at 12 noon
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm


Sunday 15 May  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 16 May  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 17 May  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 18 May  

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 19 May  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 20 May  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 21 May  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Confirmation and First Communion Mass at 11.00 am


Saturday 14 May  
1.00 to 3.00 pm Private Function
Sunday 15 May  

11.30 am
4.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Tea and Coffee after Embracing Change Mass

Monday 16 May  
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 17 May  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
3.45 pm
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Legion of Mary
Irish Dancing Class
Cardio 40

Wednesday 18 May  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm


Thursday 19 May  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 20 May  
9.30 to 11.30 pm

Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
Susan McAtee who died recently;
Mary McFarlane 2004, Charles Campbell 2008, Ann Cameron 2003, Mary Teresa Dolan 1999, Bill O'Neill 2009, Lexie Wright 2010, Father John Fitzsimmons 2008, Susan Little 2007, Kathleen Watt 2012, William Calvert 1992, Frances Hackett 1997, Harry Andrew 2003, Tommy Coulter 2010, Daniel Cullinane 1971, Mary McKay 1980, Robert McKay 1942, Mary Quinn 1978, George Wilson 2006, Deborah McFarlane Armstrong 2015, Hugh Cairns 2015, Patricia Butcher 2009, Brian Cairns 2004, Nora Ramsay 2007 and Ronnie Stewart 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 £636.24 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £579.32 - 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 Tony Da Prato and Aidan McGrath 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 Jacqueline Waugh and Sean Henry for the pre-fives and Frances Gemmell, Gayle Paterson and Andrena Hughes for primaries 1, 2 and 3.

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.

Congratulations to Julia Paterson who is ninety-nine not out this weekend.

Saint Winin's Parish is going on their holiday to Peterhead from Monday 12 to Friday 16 September at the Britannia Waterside Hotel. There will be three full-day excursions to Fraserburgh, Huntly and Aberdeen city. There will also be two nights entertainment. The cost is £179 for those sharing and £199 for a single room. These prices are based on dinner, bed and breakfast. If you would like to join the group, please call either 554438 or 552276. Thank you.

The Catholic Primary Schools in the area are having a Memorial Concert in honour of Miss Patricia Barry, former head teacher of Saint Peter's School who died on 6 August 2015, in Saint Peter's Church on Monday 23 May at 1.00 pm. It could be busy, but you are welcome.

Join Hart Voices on Saturday 28 May 2016 at 7.00 pm after Mass in the Church for an evening of light choral music. Conducted by Roy Rashbrook of the choir of Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, the choir is from Fleet, Hampshire and this exclusive, one-off concert is part of its first ever Scottish tour. It is organised by Clare Thomas, formerly of Saltcoats who is a member of this choir. Tickets cost £10, £7 for concessions and are free for under-16s. They are on sale at Cavani's, Hamilton Street, Saltcoats, Saint Peter's Parish Office, Chita Thomas on 07732 301333 or via the choir's website www.HartVoices.org.uk.

Our prayers this weekend are for Shannon, David and Cameron who will be Confirmed and receive Holy Communion for the first time. Please pray for the children and their families.

" ... and how they had recognised Him in the breaking of bread."
On Sunday 15 May, there will be a Journey with Saint Mary`s Deanery. There is an invitation to reflect and pray on the Emmaus experience. We will meet at
Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats at 3.00 pm for the Liturgy of the Word and then process to Saint Peter`s, Ardrossan while discussing the scripture readings. At Saint Peter`s, there will be the Liturgy of the Eucharist. After the Eucharist, we will go to the Parish Centre for tea and to see and talk with people who are involved in supporting our communities, local and global. We find Jesus in the poor. Let's find more ways to support those in need. If we have not contacted your group and you would like to be represented, please contact Anne McGuire on 07585 665751.

On 7 May the 150000th visit was made to Saint Peter's website which was launched on 13 July 2005. The site has over 2500 web pages, 1490 pictures, 630 bulletins between 1960 and 2016, 25000 links, some audio and video clips and been viewed in over 100 countries worldwide. Over 1400 of our deceased relatives and friends are remembered in our Anniversary List and some are featured in our Memoriam Cards page. The site contains many articles on past and present spiritual and community life in Saint Peter's. Canon Matt and the website author are very grateful to those who have accessed the site, lent photographs, passed on stories, identified errors, made suggestions and expressed compliments. The aims of the site are to make parishioners and others aware of current events and record our history. If you can help with this project, please speak to
Canon Matt or contact

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 £2081.

The Saint Padre Pio Intercessory Prayer Group, which includes the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, will start again on Friday 6 May and thereafter on the first Friday of each month, usually after Mass, from 10.45 to 11.45 am. All are welcome.

50/50 CLUB
The annual sum of £1500 has been given to the Parish Account - many thanks to our members. It is greatly appreciated. The club has been in existence for many years now and contributes to the parish in several ways. More members would be very, very welcome. Congratulations to the winners in April draw who each win £25 - 46 Bernard McCormick, 13 David Atkins, 87 William Timpany and 129 Sadie O'Reilly. The winner of the Bonus Prize for April is 238 Phyliss Kennedy who wins £100. We appreciate the continued support of all our members, although we have 36 vacant places due to the fall in membership over the last two years. We also await the renewal for 2016 of approximately eight members who have not replied to renewal reminders in the post. We ask them to get in touch with the Promoter as soon as possible. Please let us know of any change of address as all prizes are posted out to the winners' addresses on our database. If you would like to join the 50/50 Club, please telephone Myriame Sammons on 01294 469006.

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 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.

Father Kyran Murphy, of Saint Patrick's Missionary Society, has written thanking us for the used stamps. He says used stamps are always a good fundraiser for the Missions.

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.

Grateful thanks to Saint Clare for favours received. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, adored and glorified and loved today and every day throughout the world, Amen. DJ

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