BULLETIN                                                        9 APRIL 2017


Saturday 8 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for an Easter intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the congregation

Sunday 9 April  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for Donald Cullinane

Monday 10 April  

Mass at 9.00 am for Joseph and Jessie Stevens
Holy Week service at 10.00 am by
Canon Matt in the Park Church, Dalry Road

Tuesday 11 April  

Mass at 9.00 am for Phyllis Poole and the O'Brien family
Holy Week service at 10.00 am in the Park Church, Dalry Road
Mass of the Holy Oils at 7.30 pm in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr

Wednesday 12 April  

No Mass in Saint Peter's today - Canon Matt will be in Edinburgh to discuss education with the Church of Scotland, humanists and others.
Holy Week service at 10.00 am in the Park Church, Dalry Road

Thursday 13 April  

Holy Thursday
Funeral service - not Mass - at 10.00 am for Thomas Watt
Mass of the Last Supper at 7.00 pm for Danny McMail and Patrick McDonald
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament till Night Prayer at 9.00 pm

Friday 14 April  

Good Friday - a day of fasting
Way of the Cross for Children at 12 noon
Passion and Veneration of the Cross at 3.00 pm
Way of the Cross at 7.00 pm by Canon Matt in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats

Saturday 15 April  

Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil Mass at 8.30 pm for Easter gifts

Sunday 16 April  

Easter Sunday
Sunrise Service at 8.00 am on the Castle Hill

Sunday 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 8 April  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 9 April  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 10 April  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 11 April  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 12 April  

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 13 April  
Mass of the Last Supper at 7.00 pm

Friday 14 April  
Stations of the Cross at 10.00 am and 7.00 pm

Passion and Veneration of the Cross at 3.00 pm

Saturday 15 April  

Easter Vigil at 8.30 pm

Sunday 9 April  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 10 April  
8.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 pm

Scallywags Aftercare
Passover Meal

Tuesday 11 April  
8.00 to 6.00 pm
9.00 to 11.00 am
7.30 pm

Scallywags Aftercare
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ignatian Prayer Group

Wednesday 12 April  
8.00 to 6.00 pm

Scallywags Aftercare

Thursday 13 April  
Friday 14 April  
8.00 to 6.00 pm

Scallywags Aftercare

Please remember in your prayers:
Thomas Watt of our parish, Jimmy McDonald (Irvine) and Liani Biaga (Saltcoats) who died recently;
Andrew Coldwell 1994, Father John Collins 2002, Donald Cullinane 2009, Frank Kelly 1994, Michael Mulligan 1982, Billy Smith 2009, David McLaren 2006, Jim Roxburgh 2014, Father Gabriel Kigozi 2011, Helen Theresa Magee 2000, George Monaghan 2004, Phyllis Poole 2015, Father David Barr 2012, Martha Lynas 2009, David Walsh 1962, Janie Clark 2010, James McKibben 2002, Margaret Spencer 1954, Ann McEvoy 1980, Kathleen O’Donnell 2011, Francis Joseph Smith 1999, Jean Taylor 2006, Cliff Atkey 2000, Arthur Jenkins 2015, Jean Robertson 2009 and Mary Ann Walsh 1955 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.

Bankers Orders for the Parish and Parish Centre amount to £3500 per month. 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 £833.90 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £286.53 - 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 Marade Griffin at 5.30 pm and Robert Cooper at 10.30 am.

Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 2 at 10.30 am.

Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Jacqueline Waugh for the pre-fives, Maria Paterson-Kidd and George Kidd for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Andrena Hughes and Emily Tarbet for Primary 4. Canon Matt would like to meet with those who assist with the Children's Liturgy. I will contact you in the next few days about meeting after Easter. We need to sort out a few details and see if we can remedy the situation where it appears that more adults than children go out each Sunday.

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

Lent, our journey to Easter, reaches its climax this week. This week is different to all other weeks. It is when we remember the suffering and resurrection of our Saviour. Make it a special time. Good Friday is a day when we should fast and do penance.

We invite all the members of the other churches in the area to share the Passover meal of lamb, unleavened bread, bitter herbs and sweet haroseth - the ingredients Jesus would have used - on Monday evening at 7.00 pm. All are welcome.

Hustings for the local elections, which take place on 4 May, will be held on
   - Monday 24 April in Saltcoats Town Hall for Ward 9, Saltcoats, which has seven candidates
   - Wednesday 26 April in Ardrossan Indoor Bowling Club for Ward 5, Ardrossan and Arran, which has seven candidates
   - Thursday 27 April in the High Kirk Hall, Stevenston for Ward 4, Stevenston, which has nine candidates
Invitations will be sent to all the candidates. The meetings are organised by the Three Towns Churches and start at 7.30 pm. The hustings will be chaired by
Canon Matt. Come and meet the candidates and have your say. We will avoid the referendum proposal, Brexit and other concerns of the two Parliaments and attempts to stick to the work of North Ayrshire Council.

50/50 CLUB
New 50/50 Club members are very welcome at any time of the year. For more information, please contact the Promotor, Mrs Myriame Sammons on 469006.

The Gleniffer Singers are performing a summer concert at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, South Crescent Road on Friday 5 May 2017 at 7.30 pm. There will be an easy listening programme with songs from the musicals and film, popular and folk, gospel and secular music. Tickets costing £10 for adults and £6 for children include refreshments after the concert and can be booked by emailing stuart_mitchell_99@yahoo.com.

We now have the maximum numbers for Forming Intentional Disciples. Full details will be sent out to the group shortly. Hopefully, another group will be formed soon.

Our next fundraiser to assist financially with sick pilgrims going to Lourdes in July will be a Quiz Night on Friday 28 April at 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre. Tickets cost £5 and it is a Bring Your Own Bottle evening. We depend on your continued support and appreciate any donations of prizes for the raffle. Please contact any committee member, the Parish Office or Harry on 469006 for tickets.

Thank you for your generosity in the past. We are still collecting all items listed in the magazine but are particularly looking for the following items - coloured pencils, pencil cases, sharpeners, twelve inch rulers, dessert spoons and tennis balls or balls of a similar size. Please put any items in the blue box marked Mary's Meals in the Church porch.

Are you visiting us for Mass? Please know that you are very welcome. During the 10.30 am Mass outwith holidays, there is a Children’s 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.