BULLETIN                                                     1 JULY 2018


Saturday 30 June  

Our Lady's Day
Mass at 10.00am for Neil Herbert RD
Vigil Mass of Sunday at 5.30pm for Owen Maguire

Sunday 1 July  

Thirteenth Sunday of the Year
Sunday Mass at 10.30am for the congregation

Monday 2 July  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for two special intentions

Tuesday 3 July  

Feast of Saint Thomas
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Joseph Rafferty RD

Wednesday 4 July  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Father Michael Lynch A

Thursday 5 July  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Deceased Clergy of the Parish

Friday 6 July  

Memorial of Saint Maria Goretti
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Ramu Sithran RD

Saturday 7 July  

Our Lady's Day
Mass at 10.00am for Kenny Breen RD and Bobby Flood RD
Vigil Mass of Sunday at 5.30pm for John Cooper RD


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.

Saturday 30 June  

The Church is closed for renovation.
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Sunday 1 July  

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 2 July  
Requiem Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 3 July  
Service at 10.00am
Wednesday 4 July  
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 5 July  
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Friday 6 July  
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Saturday 7 July  

Holy Mass at 10.00am
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm

Sunday 1 July  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 2 July  

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 3 July  
9.00 to 11.00am

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Wednesday 4 July  

Thursday 5 July  

6.30 to 7.30pm


Please remember in your prayers:
Margaret Burns (Stevenston) and Jim Moffat (Saltcoats) who died recently;
Hugh Brodie 1964, Patrick Burns 2000, Antonio Da Prato 1984, Rose Doyle 2008, John McFarlane 1956, Betty Sloan 2007, Oliviero Agostini 1940, James Brennan 1963, Father Michael Lynch 2004, Stuart McDonald 2006, Giocondo Michelini 1960, Kathleen Robertson 2005, Josephine Slaven 2008, Mary Tonner 1936, Margaret Fisher 2005, Thomas Magee 1995, Rosetta McKay 1994, Ian Moran 1975, Lavinia (Bunty) Orr 2011, Patrick Tourish 1986, Andrew Toner 2010, Richard Graham 2012, George Cameron 1980, Ryan Fleming 2002, Raymond McLaren 2014 and Teresa Usher 2006 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.

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 £657.97 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £299.79 - thanks.

This weekend, we celebrate our Parish of Saint Peter in Chains and we give God thanks for all our parishioners and priests, past and present, who have give their time, talents and treasure for our community. We ask the Good Lord for many graces today and, through the intercession of Saint Peter, for his richest blessing. Happy Saint Peter's Day!

To please the enemies of the Christians, Herod Agrippa had put Saint James to death and now he planned to do the same to Saint Peter, the Head of the Church. Once he had him in prison, he set a heavy guard about him to make sure he would not escape but all the Christians of Jerusalem were begging the Lord to save Saint Peter and their prayers were answered. The night before he was to be condemned, Saint Peter was peacefully sleeping in his prison cell between his two guards bound tightly by two chains. He was unafraid of death and ready to do God's will. Suddenly an angel appeared and tapped him on the side to awaken him. He told him to get up at once, put on his cloak and sandals and follow him. At the same moment, both the chains fell from his hands! Out the two went, past two sets of guards, to the gate. This iron gate opened to them by itself and the angel led Saint Peter out to the street - then he disappeared. Up to then, Peter had thought he might be dreaming, but now he new that God had really sent an angel to free him! What joy and gratitude filled his heart! At once, the Apostle went to the home of Mary, Saint Mark's mother, where many Christians were praying for his safety. He knocked at the door and a young woman named Rhoda came to ask who it was, without opening the door. When she heard Saint Peter's voice, she ran joyfully to tell the others. They, however, could not believe the news. "It must be his angel" they said when she kept insisting. Meanwhile Saint Peter knocked again. At last they let him in and their happiness was immense when they saw it was truly Saint Peter himself! He told them how the angel had freed him and altogether they blessed and thanked the Lord.

Next weekend's readers are Harry Sammons at 5.30pm and Peter Brawley at 10.30am.

Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30pm and Group 3 at 10.30am.

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

The Children's Liturgy resumes in September.

If you own just one Bible ... you are abundantly blessed. One third of all the world does not have access to one. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ... you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation ... you are ahead of 500 million people in the world. If you can attend Mass in Church without fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death ... you are more blessed than three billion people in the world. If you have food in the fridge, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep ... you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet and spare change in a dish someplace ... you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy. If your parents are still alive and still married ... you are very rare, even in Scotland. If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful ... you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not. If you can hold someone's hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder you are blessed because you can offer God's healing touch. If you prayed yesterday and today ... you are in the minority because you believe God does hear and answer prayers. If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all. If you believe in Jesus as the Son of God and as your Saviour ... you are blessed as being part of a small minority in the world ... Amen to that!

One day, God was looking down at Earth and saw all of the rascally behaviour that was going on. He decided to send an angel down to Earth to check it out so, he called one of His angels and sent the angel to Earth for a time. When he returned, he told God "Yes, it is bad on Earth - 95% are misbehaving and 5% are not." God thought for a moment and said "Maybe I had better send down a second angel to get another opinion." So God called another angel and sent him to Earth for a time too. When the angel returned he went to God and said, "Yes, it's true. The Earth is in decline - 95% are misbehaving and 5% are being good." God was not pleased so He decided to email the 5% that were good, because He wanted to encourage them, give them a little something to help them keep going. Do you know what that e-mail said? No? Oh, so you didn't get one either?

We are delighted to announce the wedding of James Holmes and Caroline Murray on Saturday 7 July at 1.30pm. We wish them both a love for a lifetime.

• Avoid riding in cars because they are responsible for 20% of all fatal accidents.
• Do not stay home because 17% of all accidents occur in the home.
• Avoid walking on streets or pavements because 14% of all accidents occur to pedestrians.
• Avoid traveling by air, rail or water because 16% of all accidents involve these forms of transportation.
• Of the remaining 33%, 32% of all deaths occur in hospitals - so, above all else, avoid hospitals.
You will be pleased, however, to learn that only 001% of all deaths occur during Mass in Church. Therefore, logic tells us that the safest place for you to be at any given point in time is at Church - and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is safe too. The percentage of deaths during Adoration is even less - so for safety's sake, attend church and plan some Adoration. It could save your life!

Annie (Clowes) Reid and family thanks gratefully the support and spiritual help and guidance from
Father Duncan and all Saint Peter's friends and neighbours for the Holy Mass for my daughter, Helen Clowes. A thank you Mass will be said.

Tea and coffee will be served after the 10.30am Mass next Sunday in the Parish Centre by Sadie's, Marie's andPhyllis' team.

The Cream Teas held last Saturday was a great success with £620 being raised for the Maintenance Fund. Thank you to all who worked very hard to make it possible and thank you to all who came along and supported the teas and/or donated prizes.

Are you aged between 20 and 40? Would you like to meet some fellow young Catholics? We are going to Laser Station at Soar, Braehead on 14 July at 7.15pm. To buy a £12 ticket or join our mailing list to find out about future events if you can't make this one, please email 2040network@gmail.com.

To help parents contribute to the developments in Catholic schools, there will be a Gathering of Catholic Parents on Saturday 18 August 2018 from 9.30am to 2.30pm in Saint Charles' Parish Hall, 5 Union Street, Paisley. Places are free but booking is essential. To book please contact parents@sces.uk.com.

A lady's watch has been found and is in the Parish Office. Please contact the office for more information.

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.

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.