BULLETIN                                                 14 OCTOBER 2018


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

Sunday 14 October  

Twenty-Eighth Sunday of the Year
Sunday Mass at 10.30am for the congregation

Monday 15 October  

Saint Teresa of Jesus
No Mass in Saint Peter's

Tuesday 16 October  

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
No Mass in Saint Peter's

Wednesday 17 October  

Saint Ignatius of Antioch
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Martha Welsh RD

Thursday 18 October  

Feast of Saint Luke
No Mass in Saint Peter's

Friday 19 October  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for John Lafferty RD

Saturday 20 October  

Our Lady's Day
Mass at 10.00am for Ronnie Cairns MM
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for Lawrence and Greta Brennan A


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 13 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 14 October  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 15 October  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Requiem Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 16 October  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Wednesday 17 October  
  Service of the Word at 10.00am
Thursday 18 October  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Friday 19 October  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Saturday 20 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm

Sunday 14 October  


Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 15 October  


Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 16 October  
9.00 to 11.00am

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Wednesday 17 October  


Thursday 18 October  



Friday 19 October  
11.00am Tea, coffee and chat in the Snug after Benediction

Please remember in your prayers:
Ronnie Cairns of our parish, Martha Welsh, John Lafferty and Alex Templeton (Stevenston) who died recently;
Bruce Gallacher 1995, Robert Ireland 2008, James McKay 1992, Bernard Aspinwall 2013, John McGowan 2002, John McPolin 1944, Hannah Burns 2002, Dan Donnelly 1941, Andrew Howieson, Jim Sullivan 2005, Alistair Aitken 1995, Agnes Anderson 2001, Mary McAtee 2006, Margaret McHugh 2002, Michael McManus 1961, Michael Monaghan 1936, John Dorian 2009, Cameron McCallum 2010, David McHugh 1967 and Patrick McQuade 1998 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 Liz Devine at 5.30pm and Margaret Harvey 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 the choir at 5.30pm and Andrena Hughes at 10.30am

Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Geraldine Butcher for the pre-fives, Jacqueline Smith for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for Primary 4.

The word Rosary means Crown of Roses. Our Lady has revealed to several people that each time they say a Hail Mary they are giving her a beautiful rose and that each complete Rosary makes her a crown of roses. The rose is the queen of flowers and so the Rosary is the rose of all devotions and it is therefore the most important one. The Holy Rosary is considered a perfect prayer because within it lies the awesome story of our salvation. With the Rosary, in fact, we meditate the mysteries of joy, of sorrow and the glory of Jesus and Mary. It's a simple prayer, humble so much like Mary. It's a prayer we can all say together with Her, the Mother of God. With the Hail Mary we invite Her to pray for us. Our Lady always grants our request. She joins Her prayer to ours. Therefore it becomes ever more useful because what Mary asks She always receives. Jesus can never say no to whatever His Mother asks for. In every apparition, the heavenly Mother has invited us to say the Rosary as a powerful weapon against evil, to bring us to true peace. With your prayer made together with Your heavenly Mother, you can obtain the great gift of bringing about a change of hearts and conversion. Each day, through prayer, you can drive away from yourselves and from your homeland many dangers and many evils. It can seem a repetitive prayer but instead it is like two sweethearts who many times say one another the words "I love you". The Blessed Holy Father John Paul II on 16 October 2002 with the Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae on the Most Holy Rosary has added five new mysteries of the Rosary - the Mysteries of the Light. "Say the Rosary every day. Pray, pray a lot and offer sacrifices for sinners. I'm Our Lady of the Rosary. Only I will be able to help you. In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph." Please remember, the Prayer of the Rosary is prayed every day before Mass during the week starting around 9.35am. Everyone is welcome!

Here are some of the funny things that you can read in parish bulletins.
• Everyone is excited about the upcoming wedding of Steve and Melody. They are having a country style wedding. Everyone is invited to join them as they exchange cows in the church courtyard on 7 June.
• Remember, we'll be gathering with other area Churches for the singing in the park on Sunday night. I want to remind the choir and all sinners to be at the park by 4.30pm. for a warm-up and sound checks.

Pope Francis, on 7 October 2018 - the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary - renewed his call for daily praying of the Rosary during October. "Today, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, I renew the invitation to pray the Rosary every day of the month of October, ending with the antiphon 'Under your protection' and the Prayer of Saint Michael the Archangel, to reject the attacks of the devil, who wants to divide the Church."

Marie Cairns and family would like to thank everyone for all the cards, Mass cards, sympathy, kindness and generosity shown to them on Ronnie's death. The wonderful sum of £1125 was collected for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. A Thanksgiving mass will be offered for all your intentions.

Sincere thanks to our cup-cake bakers for the Eightieth Anniversary refreshments last weekend. Three hundred and fifty cup-cakes were baked and not one was left over. Thank you for all the hard work!

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 £678.54 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £237.78 - 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 Jennifer's and Niamh's team.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to our October winners who each receive £25 - 59 Sienna Boyle, 125 Michelle Morton, 233 Clare Anderson and 234 Michael Sweeney. Well done! The next draw will be on Sunday 11 November. Please remember to let us know if you change address as all prizes come in the post direct to the winners each month. The Promoter can be contacted on 469006 or through the Parish Office on 464063. Many thanks for your continued support of the 50/50 Club.

Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest. Each morning your bank would deposit £86400 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has rules, just as any game has certain rules. The first rule would be that everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you. You may not simply transfer money into some other account. You may only spend it. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another £86400 for that day. The second rule is sthat the bank can end the game without warning. At any time it can say that its over, the game is over! It can close the account and you will not receive a new one. What would you personally do? You would buy anything and everything you wanted? Not only for yourself, but for all people you love? Even for people you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself? You would try to spend every penny and use it all, right? Actually, this game is reality! Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank. We just can't seem to see it. The magical bank is time! Each morning we awaken to receive 86400 seconds as a gift of life and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is not credited to us. What we haven't lived up that day is forever lost. Yesterday is forever gone. Each morning, the account is refilled but the bank can dissolve your account at any time - without warning. So, what will you do with your 86400 seconds? Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in pounds. Start spending. Choose wisely!

SPRED Galloway cordially invites you to ite inaugural black tie Charity Ball in the Dumfries Arms Hotel, Cumnock, on Saturday 9 March 2019 from 6.30pm to 12.30am. There will be a drinks reception followed by a three course dinner with a glass of wine, tea, coffee and shortbread. There will be dancing to the live band On The Edge, a charity raffle and auction. The ticket price is £35 per person. Return transport from Ayr, Girvan, Kilmarnock and Prestwick to the Dumfries Arms is available. The hotel has rooms available at a competitive bed and breakfast rate for attendees of the ball. For further information, please contact the office on 01292 738068 or email info@SpredGalloway.org.uk.

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.