BULLETIN                                                                   7 OCTOBER 2018


Saturday 6 October  

Our Lady of the Rosary
Mass at 10.00am for Mary McGuchan RD
Eightieth Anniversary Mass at 5.30pm for Greta and Lawrence Brennan A

Sunday 7 October  

Saint Peter's Anniversary Celebration
Eightieth Anniversary Mass at 10.30am for the congregation

Monday 8 October  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Elizabeth Dorby A

Tuesday 9 October  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Father Jim Hayes on his silver anniversary

Wednesday 10 October  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Marjorie Savage RD

Thursday 11 October  

Feast of Saint Pope John XXIIIi
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Bert Body A

Friday 12 October  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for May Hennessy RD

Saturday 13 October  

Our Lady's Day
Mass at 10.00am for a missionary parish
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for those getting married soon


Abbreviations - A anniversary, MM month's mind, 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 6 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 7 October  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 8 October  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 9 October  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Wednesday 10 October  
  Holy Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 11 October  
Requiem Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Friday 12 October  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Saturday 13 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm

Saturday 6 October  
6.30pm Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass - eightieth anniversary
Sunday 7 October  


Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass - eightieth anniversary

Monday 8 October  

9.30 to 11.30am
5.30 to 6.30pm
6.30 to 7.30pm
6.30 to 7.30pm

Parents and Toddlers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 9 October  
9.00 to 11.00am

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing
Ignatian Prayer Group

Wednesday 10 October  
9.30 to 11.30am

Parents and Toddlers
Irish Dancing

Thursday 11 October  



Friday 12 October  
9.30 to 11.30am
Parents and Toddlers
Tea, coffee and chat in the Snug after Benediction

Please remember in your prayers:
Majorie Savage, Nancy Cloherty and Ronnie Cairns of our parish who died recently;
Karen Marie Boulcott 2007, Greta Brennan 2017, William Cambridge 1990, John Goan 2012, James Martin 1997, Russ Otto 2012, Eunice Ward 2001, Joe Brady senior 1963, Vincenzo Carrino 1980, Alex Jamieson 2006, Ann Breen 2017, Peter Martean 1969, Catherine McHugh 1977, Bill Henderson, Mary Colvin 2000, Jane Coulter 1998, Dan Donnelly 1941, Chrissie Ferguson 2006, Joseph Harvey 1998, Harry Kemp 1972, Shannon McTaggart 1996, Maureen Haddington 2002, Vincenzo Marchetti 1968, Mary McCarroll 1913, Ena Millar 1987 and John Petrie 1966 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.

Next weekend's readers are Julie Coldwell at 5.30pm and Ami Paterson 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 Boyd and Catherine Kerr at 10.30am

Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Emma Paterson for the pre-fives, Jacqueline Waugh and Maria Paterson-Kidd for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Linda Martin for Primary 4.

Please bring your personal Rosaries to Mass on Saturday and place them on the altar and we will bless them on the Feast of the Holy Rosary. It is normally on 7 October, but as that date this year lands on a Sunday, we will celebrate it this coming Saturday, 6 October.

There was a time in our Church when the perfect parishioner was somewhat jokingly characterised as the person who would 'pay, pray and obey.' With the revolutionary changes heralded by Vatican II - and which we are just beginning to actually understand today - Catholic parishioners find that their 'job description' has been rewritten. I'd like to, if I might, let you in on what I consider the Seven Secrets of Successful Parishioners. Successful Parishioners…
1 - Believe in the Adventure of Being Catholic
Yes, nothing short of that - adventure. While doing their best to be faithful daughters or sons of the Church, successful parishioners practice what I call 'entrepreneurial Catholicism.' This kind of parishioner is not afraid to risk, to innovate, to ask questions and never is quite satisfied with the status quo.
2 - Believe in Other Parishioners
Christ looked to that handful of people who would be his first disciples - and they, in turn, would become the religious giants that the look and trust of Christ told them they could be. They were neither the elite nor the educated, nor the professionally religious. They grew to meet his expectations. So it is in our parishes. The successful parishioner looks out over the parish and sees untapped talent, seeds waiting to sprout, an abundance of goodness just waiting to be summoned for whatever task is at hand. It's all there, the successful parishioner senses.
3 - See the parish as the Spiritual Epicentre of Their Life
The successful parishioner sees the parish as a sturdy base of operations. This is surely the place where they are spiritually refreshed by participation in liturgy or where they might spend quiet time alone in personal prayer and reflection - but it is also the place where they know goodness is valued, where they can speak easily and often about the challenges and beauties of life's pilgrimage.
4 - Do Not Always Have to Win or Be Right
While being a person who has strong opinions, ideas, feelings, quirks, likes and dislikes, the successful parishioner is also a team player. Successful parishioners know that the wisdom of the group must often prevail over an individual's passionate desires - and yet, there are times when they have to boldly state their beliefs, the facts, their line of reasoning and press forward.
5 - Are Proud Enough of the Parish to Represent It Well
Successful parishioners are ambassadors for their parish. While admitting the parish still has so much more to do to meet the needs of its people, the community and the world, they speak in positive terms about what their parish is doing. Without being boastful, they are proud of their parish's accomplishments, presence in the community and future plans. They are not shy about both proclaiming they are Catholic and living out their Catholicism in a specific place. They are proud of their parish and they want others to know about it.
6 - Are Not Members, But Disciples
Membership has a static sound to successful parishioners. Quite frankly, it's not good enough for them. Attending or 'doing their obligation' is not sufficient for this most important part of their life. They would probably be the last ones to call themselves disciples but that's what they are. They are trying to live a life that mirrors the life of Christ for they see Christ as 'the way, the truth and the life.' They are not preservers of an institution but practitioners of a way of life.
7 - Believe in the Power of Prayer and the Eucharist
While I've saved this 'secret' for last, it is the most important. It is the very foundation of the successful parishioner's life. After all, what is all the work and involvement in parishes to accomplish if it is not grounded in prayer? And without the Eucharist? Without God coming so urgently and completely into our lives? They understand well the words of Scripture - when God is with us, who or what can prevail against us?

• After Mass a little boy told the parish priest "When I grow up, I'm going to give you some money." Bemused the Parish Priest said "Well, thank you - but why?" "Because my daddy says you're one of the poorest preachers we've ever had."
• A wife invited some people to dinner. At the table, she turned to their six-year old daughter and said "Would you like to say the blessing?" The girl replied "I wouldn't know what to say?" The wife answered "Just say what you hear Mummy say " The daughter bowed her head and said "Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?"

Here are nine simple steps you can start taking today to become a saint. Remember the 10M's.
1 - Morning Prayer
Begin your day by offering Jesus, through Mary, your thoughts, actions, and prayers.
2 - Meals
Pray before all your meals!
3 - Meditation on the Bible
Read a little bit from the Bible every day and pray with what you read. Don't be afraid to skip around however you'd like
4 - Mass and Holy Communion
"…if we want to live eternally, we must nourish our souls frequently with the body and blood of our Lord."
5 - Mercy toward Others
The end of the Our Father is very clear that we are to forgive others as we wish to be forgiven. Christ gives us the perfect model of mercy on the Cross.
6 - Manners in Church
We must recultivate in our lives the sense of the sacred and of mystery, especially in Church, since it is there that Jesus is fully present in the Blessed Sacrament.
7 - Meekness and Gentleness of Heart
Meekness is not weakness but rather a powerful virtue that keeps our anger and resentment of others under control.
8 - Master Jesus, Our Heavenly Model
We find in Jesus, 'the way, and the truth, and the life'(John 14:6) and so we can discover in the life of Jesus the way to lead a holy life.
9 - Mission
As Jesus commanded in Matthew 28:19-20, we are sent out to evangelise all nations! This is our mission, to bring Christ to all peoples in many different ways.
10 - Mary Most Holy and the Rosary
"Mary is, indeed, the quickest, easiest, most efficacious path to Jesus."

A Rachel's Vineyard weekend retreat for spiritual and emotional healing after abortion will be held north of Glasgow from Tuesday 9 to Thursday 11 October 2018. This confidential, supportive retreat is powerful for anyone who has been affected by their own or someone else's abortion experience. For more information, please call Sister Andrea on 07816 942824 or email Marene via the enquiry form on the website www.RachelsVineyard.org.uk

The pocket-sized Prayer Leaflet with the Rite of distributing Holy Communion to the sick and housebound in our parish is now available in the Sacristy. Please make sure you get your copy.

Saint Peter in Chains celebrated the eightieth anniversary on Tuesday 2 October. This weekend, we will have special Anniversary Masses on Saturday and Sunday with refreshments after both Masses to commemorate our special day. During the gatherings in the Parish Centre, a slideshow of over nine hundred photographs depicting Saint Pater's history will be shown. We are grateful to receive the donation of a new altar cloth to commemorate the anniversary of our church. Please join us for refreshment and a commemorative cupcake in the Parish Centre after both Masses.

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.

Are you aged 20 to 40? Our 20-40 Network events are a great place for meeting fellow young Catholics. Come along for coffee, cake and a side order of crime to solve on Friday 19 October at 7.00pm at Bianco Nero, Paisley. Ticket sales close on 8 October. 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.

Don't feel alone during the long winter months. Please come along and join us in the Snug on a Wednesday afternoon between 1.00 and 3.00pm. Spend some enjoyable time knitting - tuition is available - and "knattering" over a cup of tea and coffee. Needles and wool will be provided free of charge. If you make your own way there, your transportation back home can be arranged when required. A suggested donation of £1 towards the Church maintenance would be appreciated. All are welcome!

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 £728.19 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £273.86 - thanks.

Pope Francis's prayer intention for October is for the Mission of Religious - that consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves and be present among the poor, the marginalised and those who have no voice.

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

A sincere thanks to everyone who supported our Musical evening last Saturday in the Parish Centre. Everyone enjoyed the superb performances by The Von Crapp Singers and Aidan and Bethany McGrath. We appreciate the ticket sales and many donations and all who donated raffle prizes et cetera. The sum of £935.00 was raised which will be help towards taking assisted pilgrims from our Parish to Lourdes on our Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage in July 2019. Thank you!

50/50 CLUB
The October prize draw will be drawn this weekend - good luck to all our members. There will be four prizes of £25 each. A reminder to members - the annual Sign-up Sunday takes place in January but you can join anytime by contacting the Promoter, M Sammons, on 469006 or the Parish Office on 464063.

The next meeting of the Embracing Change Steering Group will be on Tuesday 9 October at 7.00pm in Saint Peter's Presbytery.

The next meeting of the Formation for Ministry Group will be on Wednesday 10 October at 7.00pm in Saint Peter's Presbytery.

The next meeting of the Webssite Group will be on Friday 12 October at 11.30am in Saint Peter's Presbytery.

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.