BULLETIN                                       10 JUNE 2018


Sunday 10 June  

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday Mass at 10.30am for the congregation

Monday 11 June  

Memorial of Saint Barnabus
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Mary McNamee RD
Vigil of the Deceased for Kenny Breen at 6.00pm

Tuesday 12 June  

Requiem Mass at 10.00am for Kenny Breen

Wednesday 13 June  

Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Pat Breen RD and James Boyle A

Thursday 14 June  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Dianne Caddies RD

Friday 15 June  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Bobby Flood RD and Maureen Kelly RD followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction, finishing by 11.00am

Saturday 16 June  

Our Lady's Day
Mass at 10.00am for Tom McKay A and John Dolan A
Vigil Mass of Sunday at 5.30pm for Michael Leonard A, Edward Swiercz A and Agnes Hunter A


Abbreviations - A anniversary, RD recently deceased, SI special intention

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.

Sunday 10 June  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

The Church is closed for renovation.

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 11 June  
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 12 June  
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Wednesday 13 June  
Service at 10.00am
Thursday 14 June  
Requiem Mass at 10.00am
Friday 15 June  
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Saturday 16 June  

Holy Mass at 10.00am
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm

Sunday 10 June  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 11 June  
9.30 to 11.30am
6.45 to 8.15pm

Parents and Toddlers

Tuesday 12 June  
9.00 to 11.00am

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing
Ignatian Prayer Group

Wednesday 13 June  


Irish Dancing

Thursday 14 June  

6.30 to 7.30pm

Yoga - post natal

Friday 15 June  
9.30 to 11.30am Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
James Freer, Bobby Flood, Kenny Breen and Maria Manfredini who died recently;
Martin Francis Brown 1998, Elizabeth Dailly, Hilda Reid, John Spencer 2002, Alice Ferrie 2010, John Maher 2002, Helen Taylor 1998, Tom Atkins 2010, Agnes Blake 2008, John Higgins 1973, Sheelagh Kelly 2010, Vincent McBride 2013, Bobby Findlay 2014, Molly Monaghan 2008, Felix Murphy 1997, Catherine Carroll neé Rice, Rita Kelly 2014, Sarah Sweeney 1997, Margaret Duffy 2000, Anthony Forbes 2002, Rena Freer 2010, Julia Petrie 1998, Edward Swiercz 1991, David Brodie 1994, Agnes Hunter 1956, Sheila Reilly 1987 and Carol Stewart 2005 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 5.30pm Vigil and 10.30am. Sunday Mass times in other local parishes can be seen here.

Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Kenny Breen who died recently. He will be received into Church on Monday 11 June at 6.00pm and his Requiem Mass on Tuesday 12 June at 10.00am will be followed by his interment at Ardrossan Cemetery. May he rest in peace and rise in glory!

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 £874.19 and the Day for Life collection to £339.34 - 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 Liz Devine at 5.30pm and Ami Paterson at 10.30am.

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

Next weekend's musicians are George McGrattan at 5.30pm and John and Phil McKenzie at 10.30am.

Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Geraldine Butcher for the pre-fives, Claire and Linda Martin for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Maria Paterson and Jacqueline Smith
for Primary 4.

Tea and coffee will be served after the 10.30am Mass next Sunday in the Parish Centre by Frances's and Mary's team.

A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on. As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family. In my young mind, he had a special niche. My parents were complementary instructors. Mum taught me good from evil and Dad taught me to obey. But the stranger - he was our storyteller. He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries and comedies. If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able to predict the future! He took my family to the first major league ball game. He made me laugh, and he made me cry. The stranger never stopped talking but Dad didn't seem to mind. Sometimes, Mom would get up quietly while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say and she would go to the kitchen for peace and quiet. I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave. Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions but the stranger never felt obligated to honour them. Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home - not from us, our friends or any visitors. After our long-time visitor stayed longer he became more daring however, and even got away with four-letter words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush. My Dad didn't permit the liberal use of alcohol but the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis. He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly and pipes distinguished. He talked freely - much too freely - about sex. His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive and generally embarrassing. I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the stranger. Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked - nd never asked to leave. More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family. He has blended right in and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first. Still, if you could walk into my parents' den today, you would still find him sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures. His name? - we just call him TV. He has a wife now - we call her Computer. Their first child is Mobile Phone and second child iPad.           Thanks to Bill Andrew

• The Parish Priest was with a class in the Primary School. The topic for the day was Easter Sunday and the Resurrection of Christ. "What did Jesus do on this day?" he asked. There was no response, so he gave the pupils a hint. "It starts with the letter R." One boy blurted "Recycle!"
•An atheist complained to a Catholic friend "You Catholics have special holidays such as Christmas and Easter. Jews celebrate their national holidays, such as Passover and Yom Kippur. But we atheists have no recognised national holidays. It's unfair discrimination." His friend replied "Why don't you celebrate April first?"
•A teacher asked the children in class "If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and give all the money to the Church, would I get into heaven?" "No!" the children all answered. "If I cleaned the Church every day, mowed the lawn and kept everything neat and tidy, would I then get into heaven?" Again, the answer was "No!" "Well" she continued "then how can I get into heaven?" In the back of the room, a five year-old boy shouted "You gotta be dead first!"

Alfie and Evelyne Agostini would like to thank everyone for their prayers, gifts, cards and flowers for the celebration of their Golden Wedding and to their family for a wonderful time. There will be a Mass in appreciation and a thank you to Father Duncan for a beautiful blessing.

There will be a parish fundraiser on Saturday 23 June in the Parish Centre. We welcome you to a Cream Tea or Coffee et cetera from 10.30am to 12.30pm. There will be sales tables and a raffle to raise much needed funds towards Church maintenance. We rely on your usual good support as this will enhance our Church surroundings and we look forward to any donations or prizes for the raffle. Tickets, costing £2 for adults and £1 for children, will be on sale at weekends during June or from the Parish Office.  Many thanks.                     Myriame Sammons, 469006

Father's Day will be on Sunday 17 June this year. We'll pray for all our dads - living and dead - and all those who have been like a father to us - a great day to pray for the gift of genuine fatherhood.

Father Duncan will be on emergency on-call at the hospitals this week. Please keep those who are sick or having operations in your thoughts and prayers.

If anyone asks you Why go to Church? then tell them this. At a confirmation, a boy, asked by the bishop if he thinks he should go to Church every Sunday, replied "Would you go and watch the same movie every week?" If Christianity is to flourish in our society and not become the practice of a dwindling minority, then we have to recapture some sense of it as 'a huge event' that grants us life to which we simply must go. The Eucharist forms us as people who believe, hope and have charity. Faith, hope and charity are ways in which God makes his home in us and we are at home in God. Our 'yes' to the Body of Christ transforms how we belong to each other and therefore who we are. Churches remind us that we are pilgrims. We are on the way. We drag ourselves out of bed and leave our houses because they are not our final homes.                              Father Timothy Radcliffe

Congratulation go to the 50/50 Club winners for June who each receive £25 - 32 Anne Guthrie, 48 Cecilia Morman, 189 Marie Burns and 118 Catherine Stuart. The next draw will be in early July. If you would like to join the 50/50 Club please contact the promoter, Myriame Sammons on 469006 or the Parish Office on 464063.

The Rainbows and Brownies are now on summer break and we thank their parents for their support during the year. We start again on Monday 27 August. Both groups are full and we ask any new recruits to register online for next term. We would welcome adult helpers - and again they should register online or contact Cecilia Walsh for the Brownies or Mary Anne Gibson for the Rainbows.

The next pilgrimage to the Holy Land takes place from 15 to 22 October and the cost is £1299 based on two people sharing. Three-quarters of the reserved places have now been filled so if you are still thinking about booking you are advised to do so soon in order to ensure taking part in this wonderful experience. Booking forms and the Itinerary are available from the Parish Office.

CHANA is proposing to have a lunch every Friday in the Kirkgate Hall, Chapelwell Street, Saltcoats for those who are homeless, living in hostels or supported accommodation and those at risk of homelessness. The aim is to start in September. We are therefore looking to have a good number of volunteers to help prepare soup and sandwiches, to serve and to 'just be there'. We are having an exploratory meeting in the Kirkgate Hall on Friday 15 June at 11.00am. Please come along if you are interested in helping in any way. For more information, please phone CHANA on 07585 665751.

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.