BULLETIN                                                       29 JULY 2018


Saturday 28 July  

Our Lady's Day
Mass at 10.00am for Mary Robertson RD
Vigil Mass of Sunday at 5.30pm for Thomas Burns A and Eddie Cunningham A

Sunday 29 July  

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

Monday 30 July  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Des Blanch A

Tuesday 31 July  

Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Ligouri
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Ellen Wardrope RD, Ian McKay and John Dolan

Wednesday 1 August  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Brian Stevenson RD and birthday Mass for Duncan McVicar senior

Thursday 2 August  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Margaret Burns RD

Friday 3 August  

Mass at 10.00am for Nora Barr RD

Saturday 4 August  

Memorial of Saint John Mary Vianney
Mass at 10.00am for Jim Moffat RD
Vigil Mass of Sunday at 5.30pm for Frank Lowey RD, Isabella Welsh and Ellen Nielson 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 28 July  

The Church is closed for renovation.
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Sunday 29 July  

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 30 July  
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 31 July  
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Wednesday 1 August  
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 2 August  
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Friday 3 August  
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Saturday 4 August  

Holy Mass at 10.00am
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm

Sunday 29 July  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 30 July  

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 31 July  
9.00 to 11.00am

Cardiac Rehabilition

Wednesday 1 August  


Thursday 2 August  

6.30 to 7.30pm


Please remember in your prayers:
Brian McNulty, Michael McCreadie, Brian Stevenson and Susan McDonald who died recently;
Tommy Burns 1982, Eileen Mathieson 2003, John McQuaid 2004, Jordan Walsh 1998, Annie Cavani 2012, Alice Gibbons 1997, Caroline Dunlop 2013, William Johnston 1999, Michael Marshall 2011, Annie Cavani 2012, Joseph Giblin 2016, George Pettigrew 1988, Maureen McCubbin 2008, George Tonner 1931, Phyllis Doherty 2017, Geraldine Leadbeater 2016, Noleen McFadyen née Delahunt 2012, Cathie McLaren 2007, Leslie Aitken 2010, Joseph Barry 2013, Mary Harper 2012, Isabelle Rennie 2004, Robert Tumilty 1981, Mara Cheshire 2007, Agnes Gorman 2016, Laurence Hamilton 1998, Ann Kennedy 2010, Margaret McGuinness 2004, William Tumilty 1980 and Isabella Welsh (Brownlie) 2008 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 £731.93 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £332.35 - thanks.

On Saturday, I received the cheque for £951.81 for the Mission Appeal. Please thank the parishioners on behalf of myself and Sister Bianca for their amazing generosity.                     Sister Anne Marie

Next weekend's readers are Marade Griffin at 5.30pm and Margaret 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 Catherine Kerr and Catherine Boyd at 10.30am.

The Children's Liturgy resumes in September.

We welcome to the family of the Church Conor Thomas Kane who will baptised next Saturday. Congratulations to Conor's parents and Godparents.

Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Susan McDonald. Her Funeral Service will be on Tuesday 31 July at 11.30am at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn. May she rest in peace and rise in glory!

A soldier who stood on a landmine in Afghanistan may owe his life to a rosary - just as his great-grandfather did in the Second World War. Private Glenn Hockton was saved when his rosary beads fell from his neck onto the floor and alerted him to the fact that he was standing a land mine. Guardsman Glenn Hockton, 19, asked for a rosary to take with him before being deployed to Afghanistan on a seven-month tour of duty with the Coldstream Guards in Helmand Province. He bent down to pick the rosary up when it fell from his neck and then realised he was on a landmine. Guardsman Hockton had to remain standing where he was for forty-five minutes while his colleagues successfully attempted to rescue him. His great-grandfather, Joseph Sunny Truman, also credited a rosary with saving his life when he survived a bomb blast after he was captured while serving with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in the Second World War. Guardsman Hockton's mother, Sheri Jones, from Tye Green, Essex, said she was physically sick when her son rang to tell her of his ordeal. "He was on patrol and his rosary fell off his neck. He felt like he had a slap on the back. He bent down to pick his rosary up to see if it was broken" she said. "As he bent down to pick it up, he realised he was on a landmine." His brush with death echoed that of his great-grandfather towards the end of the Second World War when he and other prisoners of war were forced to march away from the advancing Allied armies. "He was walking across a field with half a dozen of his platoon" said Mrs Jones. "He bent down to pick something up and was the only one to survive a sudden bomb blast. He had picked up a rosary." Guardsman Hockton's mother and stepfather Danyal Jones have also kept a bullet which embedded itself in his body armour when he was shot on a separate occasion. He was winded but otherwise unhurt.

A man was walking along the beach one day in Ardrossan when he found a bottle. He picked it up, rubbed it and the proverbial genie came out. The genie said "I'm going to grant you three wishes." The man, overjoyed, said "I wish there would be enough food in the world to feed people. Many are starving to death." The genie replied "It's done." The man then said "I wish we could have peace on earth. There is so much war and conflict." The genie replied "It will be done." The man then said, "I've always wanted to go to Hawaii but I'm afraid to fly. I wish you would build a bridge from Ardrossan to Hawaii." The genie replied "Man, do you know what you're asking? Do you realise how much concrete and steel it would take to build a bridge from Ardrossan to Hawaii? Do you realise that the pilings and the bridge would mess up the ocean currents and would affect even El Nino? Ask me something more reasonable." The man then replied "Okay, I wish our Parish Priest would cut his Sunday semon to three minutes." The genie thought for a moment, then replied "How many lanes do you want in that bridge?"

If anyone asks you - Why go to Church?, then tell them this. In the Creed, we pray that we believe in one God, maker of heaven and earth. Creation is not what happened in the beginning, 13.7 billion years ago. It is God's present gift of existence to all that is. My existence is a gift from God in every moment - gratitude for the gift of life and for the fertility of the soil are fundamental to almost every known civilisation. The foundation of our friendship with God the Creator is gratitude. If the only prayer I ever make is Thank You - that is enough. Why go to Church? Eucharist means Thanksgiving. We go to give public expression to our gratitude. We go to give witness to our generous God.                     Father Timothy Radcliffe

Tea 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.

There will be a special Refugee Photo Exhibition from Justice and Peace from Wednesday 25 July until Monday 6 August in the Parish Centre. Please come along for a look and a visit.

Are you aged from 20 to 40? Would you like to meet some fellow young Catholics? We are going bowling at Soar, Braehead on Saturday 11 August at 7.00pm. Ticket sales close on 3 August. Please email 2040network@gmail.com to buy a £10 ticket or join our mailing list to find out about future events if you can't make this one.

The annual pilgrimage to Saint Ninian's Cave in Whithorn will take place on Sunday 26 August. The coach will leave at approximately 1.00pm. If there is enough interest we will organise a coach alongside Saint Mary's or join with their coach. If you are interested please put your name on the list at the back of Church today. Thank you!

We have had a further meeting about establishing a Care and Share Lunch Club in the Kirkgate Church, Saltcoats for those who are homeless. We agreed that we would start on Friday 14 September. We are looking for more volunteers. If you are interested in helping in any way please contact CHANA on 07585 665751. The next meeting is on Friday 3 August in Kirkgate Church, Chapelwell Street, Saltcoats, KA21 5EA at 11.00am.

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 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.