Mass at 4.30pm
Mass at 10.00am
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Mass at 11.30am
Service at 10.00am
Mass at 10.00am
Mass at 10.00am
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Mass at 4.30pm
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and Coffee after Holy Mass
5.30 to 6.30pm
6.30 to 8.00pm
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Please remember in your prayers:
William McLaughlin who died recently;
Margaret Jane Brennan 1964, Betty Kelly 2011, Hugh Taylor 2016, John Curran
2013, Annie Monan 1998, James Cunningham 1986, Michael Lynn 2005, James McCormack
1999, Catherine Welsh 2005, Joe Marshall 2013, John McKay 1957, Bernard Burns
1963, Annie Carson 1995, Avril Cullis 2009, Brookelyn Angel Donnachy 2006, James
Jennings 2013, Andrew McCormick 2009, Alfie Willis 2015, Barbara Scott 2010,
Willie Forsyth 2012, John McKay senior 1957, Patricia Murphy 1988 and Joseph
Retzbach 1940 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
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
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.
SACRAMENT OF FORGIVENESS
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
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
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £641.26 and the Maintenance
Fund collection to £310.02 - 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 5.30pm and Margaret Harvey
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30pm
and Group 3 at 10.30am.
Next weekend's musicians are George McGrattan at 5.30pm and Andrena Hughes at
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 Maria Paterson-Kidd and George Kidd for Primary 4.
and coffee will be served after the 10.30am Mass next Sunday in the Parish
Centre by Sadie's,
Marie's and Phyllis's team. Can
you help? We are in need of some additional volunteers to form a team or would
be interested in forming a team to help with the Sunday morning teas and coffees.
If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office on 464063.
REQUIEM MASS FOR WILLIAM MCLAUGHLIN
Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of William McLaughlin. His Requiem
Mass will be on Tuesday 23 January at 10.00am and will be followed by his
interment at Ardrossan Cemetery. May he rest in peace and rise in glory!
BANNS OF MARRIAGE
We are delighted to announce the Banns of Marriage for Deborah Tamburrini
and Mark Northcote who will be married on Friday 26 January at 2.00pm. We
wish them a love for a lifetime.
POPE FRANCIS' INTENTION FOR JANUARY 2018
Pope Francis's intention for January
2018 is for Religious Minorities in Asia - that Christians and other religious
minorities in Asian countries may be able to practise their faith in full
PETER'S BURNS SUPPER
The 2018 Burns
Supper will take place in the Parish Centre on Saturday 3 February at 7.00
pm. Patrons are asked to be seated by 6.50 pm for a prompt start. The Immortal
Memory will be delivered by Drew Cochrane, shown below left, for forty years
the Editor of the Largs and Millport Weekly News. Former parishioner, Martin
Cosgrove, shown below centre, will propose the Toast to the Lassies and our
parishioner, Julie Coldwell, shown below right, will reply.
participants are Father
Duncan, Bill Andrew, Aidan and Bethany McGrath, George McGrattan
and Ciaran Sinclair. Tickets cost £15 and can be booked in advance though
the Parish Office on 01294 464063. Patrons can request group seating arrangements
to be with friends. The meal will be prepared and served by Michael and Fiona
Brown, family and friends. Vegetarian meals are available with notice as an
alternative to the traditional Burns
Supper main course. There are more details on the Church website. Your support
ME THE SIMPLE LIFE
Satan called a worldwide convention. In his opening address to his evil
angels, he said "We can't keep the Christians from going to Church.
We can't keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth. We can't
even keep them from conservative values. But we can do something else. We
can keep them from forming an intimate, abiding experience in Christ. If
they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken. So,
let them go to Church, let them have their conservative lifestyles but steal
their time so they can't gain that experience in Jesus Christ. This is what
I want you to do, devils. Distract them from gaining hold of their Saviour
and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day." "How
shall we do this?" shouted his evil angels. "Keep them busy in
the non-essentials of life and invent unnumbered schemes to occupy their
minds" he answered. "Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, then borrow,
borrow, borrow. Convince the wives to go to work and the husbands to work
six or seven days a week, ten t twelve hours a day so they can afford their
lifestyles. Keep them from spending time with their children. As their family
fragments, soon their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work.
Overstimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still small voice.
Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive, to
keep the television, the video recorder and their compact discs going constantly
in their homes - and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world
plays any kind of music constantly. This will jam their minds and break
that union with Christ. Fill their coffee tables with magazines and newspapers.
Pound their minds with the news twenty-four hours a day. Invade their driving
moments with billboards. Flood their homes with junk mail, sweepstakes,
mail order catalogues and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering,
free products, services and false hopes. Even in their recreation, let them
be excessive. Have them return from their recreation exhausted, disquieted
and unprepared for the coming week. Don't let them go out in nature. Send
them to amusement parks, sporting events, concerts and shopping centres
instead. And when they meet for parish events, involve them in gossip and
small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences and unsettled emotions.
Let them be involved in soul-winning. But crowd their lives with so many
good causes they have no time to seek power from Christ. Soon they will
be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family unity
for the good of the cause." It was quite a convention in the end. And
the evil angels went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere
to get busy, busy, busy and rush here and there. Has the devil been successful
at his scheme? You be the judge.
SPELLING - ONLY VETERAN ENGLISH-SPEAKERS WILL GET THIS
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg. The phaonmneal
pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it
deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a word are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng
is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl
mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn
mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig
huh? yaeh and I awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt!
JUST FOR A LAUGH…
Hamish sat in the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and
couldn't find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said "Lord take
pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for
the rest of my life and give up drinking whisky". Miraculously, a parking
place appeared. Hamish looked up again and said"Never mind, I found one."
HOMELESSNESS SUNDAY ON 28 JANUARY
Next Sunday is Homelessness Sunday. CHANA - Churches Homeless Action North Ayrshire
- tries to provide support for those who are homeless. So far, the response
from you has been very generous. In North Ayrshire, around 750 people present
as homeless every year. That is an average of more than fourteen per week, so
there is an ongoing need. There will be a leaflet available on Homelessness
Sunday explaining CHANA's work.
SCOTTISH CATHOLIC INTERNATIONAL AID FUND - SCIAF
Thank you for the donation of £1216.43 to SCIAF through the Wee Box, Big
Change appeal. Your donations make a real and lasting difference to families
around the world. If you would like a Wee Box to help change lives, please pick
up a Lenten Pack at the stall today and if you can return it to the Parish Office
or Stall by the end of April, the government will double your donation. Every
WORLD DAY OF THE SICK MASS
The Diocesan World Day of the Sick Mass will be held on Sunday 11 February at
4.00pm in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr. Galloway Lourdes Hospitalité
looks forward to welcoming you, if you wish to be anointed, please make yourself
known to a member of the Hospitalité team on the day. Mass will be followed
by refreshments in the hall and the Hospitalité annual general meeting.
EUCHARISTIC MEETING IN JUNE
Embracing Change in our Deanery is planning a Deanery Meeting of all our Eucharistic
Ministers and anyone who takes Holy Communion to a relative near the Feast of
Corpus Christi in June 2018. The meeting will comprise revisiting the Eucharistic
Ministry in our parishes and end with Holy Mass and Commission. The suggested
date is Saturday 2 June, from 1.00 to 4.00 pm in the Saint Peter's Church, Ardrossan.
Please put this in your diaries. Thanks!
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
At the last meeting of our parish Eucharistic Ministers, the suggestion arose
about Adoration once a week in Saint Peter's. The idea would be to start this
on the Fridays of Lent with Adoration for twenty minutes, followed by a simple
Benediction after Holy Mass. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend some silent
time with the Lord, talking and listening to Him. Have a think if you would
like to support a weekly Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
SAINT PETER'S CHILDREN'S CENTRE
Early years registration is now taking place at Saint Peter's Childen's Centre
for children with dates of birth between 1 March 2014 and 28 February 2016.
Staff are qualified to degree level and are Education Scotland and Care Inspectorate
inspected. Children aged three and above are funded by the local authority.
The hours are 8.50am to 12 noon on Mondays to Fridays. To register or for further
information, please phone Josephine Coulter on 473030, email her on StPetersChildrensCentre@yahoo.co.uk
or visit between 9.00am and 12 noon from Mondays to Fridays. Please bring your
child's birth certificate.
SPRED SING ALONG
A sing-along, led by George and Michael, shown below, in aid of the Special
Religious Education Group (SPRED) will be held on Tuesday 20 February from 1.00
to 2.45pm in the Civic Centre, Ardrossan. Tickets cost £3 with tea or
coffee and are available at the stall.
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
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
PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS - MISSION STATEMENT
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.