BULLETIN                                                15 JULY 2018


Saturday 14 July  

Our Lady's Day
Mass at 10.00am for Jim Moffat RD
Vigil Mass of Sunday at 5.30pm for Margaret Burns A

Sunday 15 July  

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

Monday 16 July  

Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Raymond McLaren A

Tuesday 17 July  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for James and Anne Conaghan A

Wednesday 18 July  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Angela Holloway A and Peter Reilly RD

Thursday 19 July  

Requiem Mass at 10.00am for Ellen Wardrope

Friday 20 July  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Peggy Clarke A and Irene Smith A

Saturday 21 July  

Our Lady's Day
Mass at 10.00am for Eleanor Gallacher RD
Vigil Mass of Sunday at 5.30pm for Robert and Angus McCrae 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.

Saturday 14 July  

The Church is closed for renovation.
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Sunday 15 July  

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 16 July  
Requiem Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 17 July  
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Wednesday 18 July  
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 19 July  
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Friday 20 July  
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Saturday 21 July  

Holy Mass at 10.00am
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm

Sunday 15 July  

11.30 am

No Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass
Private Function

Monday 16 July  

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 17 July  
9.00 to 11.00am

Cardiac Rehabilition

Wednesday 18 July  

11.30am to 3.30pm

Irish Dancing Summer Camp

Please remember in your prayers:
Ellen Wardrope (Ardrossan) and Nora Barr (Meehan) (Springburn) who died recently;
Jessie Hazelton 2007, James Jenkins 2005, Ellen Nielson 2011, Canon Eugene Matthews 2010, Sally Walsh 1957, Patrick Carry 1976, Eileen McCann 2013, Jacky McMurdo 2016, Andrew Murphy 1979, Gavin Finnegan 2007, Robert MacRae 1986, Annie McGrath 2002, Monsignor John Barry 2003, Peggy Clark 2011, Gordon Joseph Cardinal Gray 1993, Geoffrey Kelly 1906, John McJay 1993, Brian Narducci 2000, Betty Cutland 2014, Charlie Gribben 2002, Julia Grogan 1971, Agnes McCourt 2000, Elizabeth Nicholson 2003, Irene Smith 2015, Sister Mary Campion CP 2016, Bobby McLaren 2007, Mary McPolin 1987, Joseph Mulgrew 2002, Jim Murphy 2010 and Canon Denis Quinlan 2015 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 £712.43 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £282.00 - thanks.

At this weekend's Masses, the second collection will be for the Mission Appeal by the Camboni Sisters who will join us at both Masses.

Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Ellen Wardrope who died recently. Her Reception and Requiem Mass on Thursday 19 July at 10.00am will be followed by her burial at Ardrossan Cemetery. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Next weekend's readers are Julie Coldwell at 5.30pm and Patricia Milligan 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 10.30am.

The Children's Liturgy resumes in September.

If anyone asks you Why go to Church? then tell them this. Faith shows us the goal of human life, happiness with God. We listen to the scriptures and are reminded of the story of God's friendship with humanity. If faith is hearing God speak to us then we begin by learning how to be silent. Silence can be alarming. One never knows what one might hear. To hear what God is saying to us, we need to stop completely the mental noise - and this is easier than we think. Faith is attending to the one who calls us by name and awaits a response. We hear the words of the readings from the Bible and feel personally addressed. In this story of God's love affair with humanity, I discover who I am. When Saint Robert Southwell was in the Tower, having been tortured terribly by Richard Topcliffe, he scratched the name 'Jesus' in his breviary. He clung to this name. Jesus is the one who has addressed him and to whom his whole life is 'yes'. When we go to Church and hear the readings, we are not hoping to learn new facts about God but to encounter him.                       Father Timothy Radcliffe

The research found a positive correlation between religious service attendance and frequency of prayer with having a sound night's sleep. Academics found Church is a source of psychological support - hope, optimism and sense of meaning - and that social engagement and support at Church helps alleviate stress. Author Christopher Ellison from the University of Texas at San Antonio said "This research is relatively uncharted territory that allows us to better understand the way in which religion and spirituality affect a person's health and overall quality of life." Published in the Journal of the National Sleep Foundation, Ellison and his colleagues conflated the findings of several major studies which sought to establish whether a connection exists between religious involvement and sleep patterns. It follows a previous study in which Ellison concluded people who experience a greater assurance in spiritual salvation were less likely to display symptoms of depression and anxiety - both associated with poorer sleep. Kathy Spooner, director of counselling and psychotherapy at the Association of Christian Counsellors, said she was "not surprised" by the findings. She said "In our core of our being we can, therefore, feel secure because we know that we're loved by God and that we know that our life has an eternal significance. "Just as a child will sleep peaceably in the arms of the good parent, that is - in essence - the kind of peace we can go to bed with."

Sally jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said "How is my little boy? Is he going to be all right? When can I see him?" The surgeon said "I'm sorry. We did all we could but your boy didn't make it." Sally said "Why do little children get cancer? Doesn't God care any more? Where were you, God, when my son needed you?" The surgeon asked "Would you like some time alone with your son? One of the nurses will be out in a few minutes before he's transported to the university." Sally asked the nurse to stay with her while she said goodbye to her son. Sally went home and collapsed into bed. It was around midnight when she awoke. Laying beside her on the bed was a folded letter. The letter said "Dear Mum, I know you're going to miss me but don't think that I will ever forget you or stop loving you just because I'm not around to say I love you. I will always love you, Mum, even more with each day. Someday, we will see each other again. Until then, if you want to adopt a little boy so you won't be so lonely, that's okay with me. He can have my room and old stuff to play with. But, if you decide to get a girl instead, she probably wouldn't like the same things us boys do. You'll have to buy her dolls and stuff girls like, you know. Don't be sad thinking about me. This really is a brilliant place. Grandma and Grandpa met me as soon as I got here and showed me around some but it will take a long time to see everything. The angels are so cool. I love to watch them fly. And, you know what? Jesus doesn't look like any of his pictures. Yet, when I saw Him, I knew it was Him. And guess what, Mum? I got to sit on God's knee and talk to Him like I was somebody important. That's when I told Him that I wanted to write you a letter to tell you goodbye and everything. I was sure that wasn't allowed but you know what Mum? God handed me some paper and His own personal pen to write you this letter. I think Gabriel is the name of the angel who is going to drop this letter off to you. God said for me to give you the answer to one of the questions you asked Him 'Where was He when I needed him?' God said He was in the same place with me as when His son Jesus was on the cross. He was right there as He always is with all His children. Oh, by the way, Mum, no one else can see what I've written except you. To everyone else, this is just a blank piece of paper. Isn't that cool? I have to give God His pen back now. He needs it to write some more names in the Book of Life. Tonight, I get to sit at the table with Jesus for supper. I'm sure the food will be great. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. I don't hurt anymore. The cancer is all gone. I'm glad because I couldn't stand that pain anymore. Signed with love - Jesus and Me".

A burglar breaks into a house. He starts shining his light around looking for valuables. Some nice things catch his eye and as he reaches for them, he hears "Jesus is watching you." Startled, the burglar looks for the speaker. Seeing no one, he keeps putting things in his bag, again, he hears "Jesus is watching you." This time, he sees a parrot. "Who are you?" the burglar asks. "Moses" the bird replied. "Who on earth would name a bird Moses?" the man laughed. "I dunno" Moses answered, "I guess the same kind of people that would name their Rottweiler Jesus."

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

Congratulations go to July 50/50 winners who each win £25 - 81 David Munn, 121 Anne Hastings, 251 Eileen Macnamara and 168 Josephine Coulter. The next draw will be early August for four prizes of £25 and a bonus draw for £100. Anyone wishing to join the 50/50 Club should contact the Promoter on 469006 or the Parish Office on 464063.

Opera Doon The Water - Famous Arias and Duets will be held on Saturday 21 July 2018 at 7.30pm in Portland Parish Church, Troon. Tickets, costing £10 are available at the door and the price includes a complimentary wine or soft drink. For more information, please email clyde_opera_group@yahoo.co.uk or phone 07542 852434.

The Scottish Interface Youth Camp is a unique opportunity to build friendships with people of similar and different faiths. Activities include Go Ape, hill walks, orienteering, interactive workshops and special guest speakers. The age group is from sixteen to thirty. Tickets cost £90 plus an optional £28 for Go Ape. Ticket price includes accommodation, meals and travel to and from Glasgow. Spaces are limited. To book your space, please contact Claudia on 07443 873717 or Ahmed on 0775 1655611 by 20 July. The payment deadline is 27 July.

The annual raffle and textile collection for Mary's Meals will run from Saturday 18 to Sunday 19 August at 12 noon. Just a few bin bags filled with textiles could generate enough funds to feed a child for a whole school year - approximately £13.90. We are currently feeding over 1.2 million children in fifteen countries across the world! Please note that we are only able to collect textiles in any condition - for example, clothes, household textiles, shoes, bags et cetera. Thank you for your continuing support of Mary's Meals and we look forward to visiting your parish.
                      Mary's Meals

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.

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 Childrenís 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.