BULLETIN                                           5 NOVEMBER 2017


Saturday 4 November  

Memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo
Holy Mass at 10.00 am for Colin Boyle
Vigil Mass of Sunday at 5.30 pm for William Paterson

Sunday 5 November  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 6 November  

Holy Mass at 10.00 am for Rene Messer

Tuesday 7 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Sarah Sammons

Wednesday 8 November  

Memorial of Blessed John Duns Scotus
Holy Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Finnie

Thursday 9 November  

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Holy Mass at 10.00 am for David McGarrity

Friday 10 November  

Memorial of Saint Leo the Great
Holy Mass at 10.00 am for Mary Smith

Saturday 11 November  

Memorial of Saint Martin of Tours
Holy Mass at 10.00 am for Bert Gilmour
Vigil Mass of Sunday at 5.30 pm for Millie Dickson

The Holy 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 4 November  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Holy Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 5 November  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 6 November  
Service at 10.00 am Holy Mass at 10.00 am
Tuesday 7 November  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am Service at 10.00 am
Wednesday 8 November  
  Holy Mass at 10.00 am
Thursday 9 November  
Service at 10.00 am Holy Mass at 10.00 am
Friday 10 November  
Holy Mass at 10.00 am Service at 10.00 am
Saturday 11 November  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Holy Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 5 November  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 6 November  
9.30 to 11.30 am
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.30 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 7 November  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.45 pm
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing
Ignatian Prayer Group

Wednesday 8 November  
3.45 pm Irish Dancing
Thursday 9 November  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 10 November  
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
Stephen Austin who died recently;
Paddy Crozier, Anna Lizanec 2008, Margaret Martin 1962, Father James McCarroll 1952, Catherine McMullan 1963, Father Paul O'Brien 1999, Robert Reid 2006, John Whyte 1975, James McCabe, Jean Murray 2006, Julie Holland Newmann, Michael Reilly 1946, Steven Walker 1999, Mary McDonald 2004, Lena McGhee 2000, John McGinness 2014, Liam Newall 2004, Sandra White 2010, Helene Adams 2016, Monica Fagan, Jim McLaren 2005, John Craig 2012, Michael Dougan 2016, Joseph McAuliffe 2001, Jean McGowan 2010, Annie McNamara, Alice McWhinnie 2009, Elizabeth Mary Moultrie 2000, Lyndsey Thomas née McLardy 2014, Father Cornelius Burke 1972, James Cummings 2005, Father Paul Felix 2016, Vivien Goldie 1998, Helen Gurney 2004, David Kelley, Henry Mons McIlroy 1966, Alec Murphy 1998, Annie Tracey 2000 and Thomas Walsh 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 Father Duncan
, 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 Holy Mass times in other local parishes can be seen here.

The Sacrament of Forgiveness is celebrated on Saturdays between 4.45 and 5.15 pm and at other times on request.

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 £618.84 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £247.26 - thanks. This weekend, there will be the annual special collection for Missio.

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 Robert Cooper at 10.30 am.

Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 4 at 10.30 am.

Next weekend's musicians are the choir at 5.30 pm and Andrena Hughes at 10.30 am.

Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Jacqueline Waugh for the pre-fives, Claire Sweenie and Linda Martin for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Emma Paterson and Emily Tarbet for Primary 4.


Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sadie's, Marie's and Phyllis's team.

There will be meetings of the
   - Embracing Change Steering Group on 7 November
   - Parents whose children are preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 9 November
   - Music Ministry on Wednesday 22 November
   - Readers on Tuesday 28 November
   - Eucharistic Ministers on Wednesday 29 November
Each meeting will start at 7.00 pm and be held in the Presbytery Conference Room except the Confirmation meeting which will be held in the Church.

We are delighted to announce the Banns of Marriage for Ross Lundie and Carla Buckley who will be married at Saint Peter's on Sunday 5 November at 1.00 pm. We wish them a love for a lifetime!

Why don't you come and meet the Lord Jesus by confessing your sins and receive the Lord's forgiveness and peace? Confessions at Saint Peter's are Saturdays 4.45 until 5.15 pm. Leaflets are available in the sacristy for adults and children to help prepare and get the most out of this special sacrament. Let us open our hearts to the love and mercy Christ so generously gives. Confession is a gift of grace. It's up to you! He is waiting …

The National Liturgy Commission has invited Benjamin Saunders, Director of Music for the Diocese of Leeds, to speak to Church musicians and singers on Saturday 11 November 2017. The conference will take place at Saint Margaret of Scotland Church, Drip Road, Stirling, beginning at 2.00 pm. After a presentation on music in the Diocese of Leeds, a singing workshop will prepare music for the Mass of thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time and a sung Vigil Mass will be celebrated at 5.00 pm.

The SCIAF Remembrance Mass will be on Tuesday 21 November 2017. There will be a candlelight procession at 6.45 pm at Carfin Grotto. There will be Mass at 7.00 pm at Saint Francis Xavier's Church, Taylor Avenue, Carfin, ML1 5AJ.

Why don't you come and meet the Lord Jesus by confessing your sins and receive the Lord's forgiveness and peace? Confessions at Saint Peter's are on Saturdays from 4.45pm until 5.15 pm. Leaflets are available in the sacristy for adults and children to help prepare and get the most out of this special sacrament. Let us open our hearts to the love and mercy Christ so generously gives. Confession is a gift of grace. It's up to you! He is waiting …

Once upon a time, two brothers who lived on adjoining farms fell into conflict. It was the first serious rift in forty years of farming side-by-side. The long collaboration fell apart. It began with a small misunderstanding and it grew into a major difference and finally, it exploded into an exchange of bitter words followed by weeks of silence. One morning there was a knock on John's door. He opened it to find a man with a carpenter's toolbox. "I'm looking for a few days' work," he said. "Perhaps you would have a few small jobs here and there I could help with? Could I help you?" "Yes," said the older brother"I do have a job for you. Look across the river at that farm. That's my neighbour. In fact, it's my younger brother! Last week there was a meadow between us. He recently took his bulldozer to the river dam and now there is a whole river between us running through the meadow. Well, he may have done this to spite me but I'll do him one better. See that pile of wood by the barn? I want you to build me a fence - an eight-foot fence so I won't need to see his place or his face anymore." The carpenter said"I think I understand the situation. Show me the nails and the post-hole digger and I'll be able to do a job that pleases you." The older brother had to go to town so he helped the carpenter get the materials ready and then he was off for the day. The carpenter worked hard all that day - measuring, sawing and nailing. About sunset when the farmer returned, the carpenter had just finished his job. The farmer's eyes opened wide and his jaw dropped. There was no fence there at all. It was a bridge - a bridge that stretched from one side of the river to the other! A fine piece of work with handrails and all! And the neighbour, his younger brother, was coming toward them, his hand outstretched. "You are quite a fellow to build this bridge after all I've said and done." The two brothers stood at each end of the bridge and then they met in middle, taking each other's hand and embracing each other. They turned to see the carpenter hoist his toolbox onto his shoulder. "No, wait! Stay a few days. I've a lot of other projects for you." said the older brother. "I'd love to stay on" the carpenter said "but I have many more bridges to build."


Do we both work hard and devotedly?
We cannot avoid being challenged by the devotion, protection and love given to the followers of Jesus by Saint Paul and his companions. Can we say with equal certainty that in living our vows and commitments, we work as hard and devotedly? Yet this is what we married couples are called to strive for in our relationship with each other.                    Mal 1:14 - 2:2, 8-10 1 Thess 2:7-9, 13 Matt 23:1-12

The 98-year-old Mother Superior from Ireland was dying. The nuns gathered around her bed trying to make her last journey comfortable. They gave her some warm milk to drink but she refused. Then one of the nuns took the glass back to the kitchen. Remembering a bottle of whisky received as a gift the previous Christmas, she opened and poured a generous amount into the warm milk. Back at Mother Superior's bed, she held the glass to her lips. Mother drank a little, then a little more and before they knew it, she had drunk the whole glass down to the last drop. "Mother," the nuns asked with earnest, "please give us some wisdom before you die." She raised herself up in bed and with a pious look on her face said, "Don't sell that cow."

Pope Francis's monthly intention for October is for the workers and for the unemployed - that all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.

Please have a look at our parish website for a few new pastoral resources - a Baptism Preparation Pack for parents coming for Baptism, a Marriage Preparation Pack for engaged couples, a leaflet on the ten top reasons why we should want to go to Mass on Sunday, an explanation sheet on how to pray the Rosary and the dates and times for the Sacramental programme of the children 2017-18. Please have a look at the new resources and make others aware of them.

A short commemorative Deanery
Saint Vincent de Paul Society celebration will take place on Saturday 11 November at 5.00 pm at Saint Bride's Church, West Kilbride, followed by Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm and a celebratory cheese and wine event thereafter. All current and previous members of Saint Vincent de Paul Society Deanery Conferences are invited as well as interested others.

The popular Parish Diaries for next year, 2018, are now available in the Parish Stall. There is a limited supply so get your Diary today!

A small information sheet with useful contact telephone numbers and email addresses for the Parish is available in Church.

Please take with you the leaflet for the November Lists so that we can pray for our deceased family and friends during the month of November. Please place your list in an envelope and bring it to Church next Sunday. If you can, please include a donation for the Masses in the envelope. The Lists will be brought forward at the Offertory and placed on the altar during the month of November. Thank you!
Lord, welcome into your kingdom our departed relatives and friends.

Are you visiting us for Holy Mass? Please know that you are very welcome. During the 10.30 am Holy 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 Holy Mass, tea, coffee cakes and buns are available in the Parish Centre. At both of our weekend Holy 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.