BULLETIN                                           10 JULY 2016



Saturday 9 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for the sick
Wedding at 1.30 pm of Jacqueline Kelly and Mark Polea
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for a special intention

Sunday 10 July  

Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 11 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention - AT

Tuesday 12 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for James and Agnes Conaghan

Wednesday 13 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention

Thursday 14 July  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Raymond McLaren

Friday 15 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Angela Holloway

Saturday 16 July  
Mass at 10.00 am for Gerry Jones
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Margaret Wyllie

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 9 July  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 10 July  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 11 July  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 12 July  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Wednesday 13 July  

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 14 July  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 15 July  

Mass at 10.00 am

Saturday 16 July  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am


Sunday 3 July  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 4 July  
3.00 to 6.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare

Tuesday 5 July  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Skallywags Aftercare
Keep Fit

Wednesday 6 July  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare


Thursday 7 July  
3.00 to 6.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare

Friday 8 July  
3.00 to 6.00 pm Skallywags Aftercare

Please remember in your prayers:
Anthony Da Prato, former Principal Teacher of Biology in Saint Andrew's and Saint Matthew's Academies, Saltcoats, who died recently;
Donald William Newall 1998, Andrew McVeigh 2000, Alexander Quigg 1999, Catherine Teggart 1998, Mr and Mrs Francis Breslin 1976, Jeannie Brown 1995, Father Donal Burke, Julie Kelley-Holland 2005, Margaret McAteer 1992, Alice McMahon 1981, Agnes Anne Conaghan 2002, Annie O'Kane 2001, Stella Reid 2009, Margaret Wyllie 2015, Jessie Hazelton 2007, James Jenkins 2005, Ellen Nielson 2011, Canon Eugene Matthews 2010 and Sally Walsh 1957 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 £621.80 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £323.54 - 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 Tom Reid 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 restarts in September when it is celebrated during the 10.30 am Sunday Mass.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Loretta McLardy'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.

The national pilgrimage to Carfin in honour of Saint Margaret and to mark the Year of Mercy takes place on Sunday 4 September. Mass will be celebrated at 3.00 pm. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available between 12 noon and 2.00 pm.

Thanks to all the people who donated items for Mary's Meals Backpack Appeal. We continue to collect all items listed on the leaflet but are particularly looking for summer shorts, t-shirts, skirts, dresses, flip-flops and backpacks for children aged between four and twelve. These can be new or used in good condition. Please put any items you wish to donate into the blue container in the Church porch and pick up the 2016 magazine to see how the work is progressing. There is also a leaflet with the full list of items required. Thank you.

Saint Peter's Primary School Parent Council has worked closely with the pupils and staff of Saint Peter's to produce a fundraising Cookbook to celebrate the school's twentieth anniversary. The Cookbook costs £5 and will be available to buy after both Masses next weekend. For more information, please call Michelle on 07846 399252.

On 1 July, the new Diocesan Safeguarding Officer, Gerry McCabe, took up his post. The Diocese expresses its gratitude to Mrs Annie Watt of Ardrossan for her many years of devoted service in this important role.

The side door is fitted and the front doors should only be a few weeks. Before another winter hits us, we need to replace the front doors. They 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 £4348.

This year, 2016, the Galloway Diocesan Branch of Hospitalité de Notre Dame de Lourdes celebrates sixty years of organising pilgrimages to Lourdes. A Celebration Dinner Dance for all former pilgrims - from 1956 to the present day - and all friends who wish to join us, has been arranged. for Friday 19 August in Saint Joseph's Church Hall, Hill Street, Kilmarnock with a 7.00 pm start. Tickets cost £15 and are available from Myriame Sammons on 01294 469006. This is a 'Bring Your Own Bottle' event.

Have you noticed the painting of the Crucifixion in the Church? It was presented to the parish by Mr Ross who presented the painting The Young Mary some time ago. Full details of the painting will be given later.

We will have another group of twelve girls coming from the Ukraine to Ayrshire in August for four weeks. Some of these children have again been selected because they either have parents in the military fighting in the East of Ukraine or they have been displaced due to the war so they all need our help more than ever. We are looking to make up a bag pack for each child when they arrive so we need donations of new pyjamas, underwear, socks, leggings, t-shirts, to fit girls aged between nine and thirteen years. We also need felt pens, coloured pencils, pencil cases, hair brushes, hair clips, bobbles et cetera. Any financial help would be greatly appreciated. I thank you in advance for your continued support of my charity and I hope you get the chance to meet the children when they visit
Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston. If you have anything to donate or would be interested in finding out more about the charity, please contact Michael or Lisa Lafferty on 01294 461234 or 07813 650411.                               Michael Lafferty

As part of Kirkgate Parish Church's one hundred and fiftieth anniversary celebrations, from Monday 11 to Saturday 16 July there will be daily thirty minute Lunchtime Organ Recitals by Jim Grant and Stuart McMahon in the church at 12 noon. The recitals are free and will feature a programme of mainly light and popular music and are intended to be informal. Stay for a couple of pieces, wander about or listen to it all whilst maybe even eating your lunch!

New collection envelopes are still available at the stall.

The following events are being planned.
   - 28 August - Pilgrimage to Saint Ninian's Cave, Whithorn
   - 16 October - Sacrament of the Sick in Saint Mary's Church, Largs
   - 30 October - Youth Event in
Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats
   - 28 November - Closing of the Year of Mercy in Saint Brigid's Church, Kilbirnie

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

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.