BULLETIN                                                   30 JUNE 2019

SOLEMNITY OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL IN YEAR 3



CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 29 June  

The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Mass at 10.00am for those who have drifted away from the Faith
Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for restful and safe summer holidays

Sunday 30 June  

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul
Holy Mass at 10.30am for Saint Peter's congregation

Monday 1 July  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for the needs of our parish family

Tuesday 2 July  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Father Michael Lynch A

Wednesday 3 July  

Feast of Saint Thomas
Holy Mass at 10.00am for those who have drifted away from the Faith

Thursday 4 July  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for those in hospital at this present time

Friday 5 July  

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Holy Mass at 10.00am for families in trouble

Saturday 6 July  

Our Lady's Day
Holy Mass at 10.00am for those who suffer from addictions
Fourteenth Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for a special intention

  

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.


SAINT MARY'S AND SAINT JOHN'S CHURCH SERVICES
 
Saturday 29 June  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 30 June  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 1 July  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 2 July  
Requiem Mass at 2.00pm Service of the Word at 10.00am
Wednesday 3 July  
Requiem Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Thursday 4 July  
Requiem Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Friday 5 July  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Saturday 6 July  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm Holy Mass at 10.00am
 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 30 June  

11.30am

Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 1 July  

7.00pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 2 July  
   
Wednesday 3 July  
   
Thursday 4 July  
   
Friday 5 July  
11.00am Tea, coffee and chat in the Snug after Benediction

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Robert Bennett who died recently;
James Conaghan 1999, Margaret Donnelly 1953, Angela Holloway née Friel 2012, William Magee 1997, Peter McEvoy 1967,
Rose McKenzie 1998, Helen Taylor 1998, Ellen Wardrope 2018, 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, Peter Reilly 2018, 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. If members of your family or friends are in need of our prayers, please tell Father Duncan or the parish office. If they are in hospital, Reverend Bill Corbett on 01292 521208 - assisted each week by the priest on call - is the chaplain to Crosshouse Hospital and can be contacted through the ward. Ayr Hospital and the Ayrshire Hospice have an on-call chaplaincy.

SUNDAY MASS TIMES
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.

SACRAMENT OF FORGIVENESS
The Sacrament of Forgiveness is celebrated on Saturdays between 4.45 and 5.15 pm and at other times on request.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Liz Devine at 5.30pm and Robert Cooper at 10.30am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30pm and Group 2 at 10.30am.


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

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy
restarts in September.


ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO SAINT NINIAN'S CAVE
Sunday 25 August is a date for your diary. Mass at Saint Ninian's Cave will be celbrated at 4.00pm. We will be organising a coach from our parish and Saint Mary's Church, Largs.


OUR PARISH FEAST DAY
This weekend, we celebrate the parish feast of Saint Peter in Chains to recall Saint Peter's miraculous release from imprisonment and the dedication in the fourth century of the Church San Pietro in Vincoli - Saint Peter in Chains in Rome. The Church holds the reliquary the chains of Saint Peter. In former times, the Feast Day was also called Lammas Day or Loaf Mass Day because this day was offered as thanksgiving for the wheat harvest used for the bread that becomes the Eucharist. Fiona Brown has made beautiful Lammas Bread that will be distributed at the Masses and also in our Saint Peter's Primary School. A big Thank You to Fiona for all the hard work.
             

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
What the Church needs is youth. Youthfulness is not about being young. It is about allowing courage to rule over fear. It's about enthusiasm. When the enthusiasm fades then pessimism begins to set in and people become old. As Christians, our hope sustains our enthusiasm and our youth.                        Mustard Seeds

YOU CAN'T PLEASE EVERYONE
An old fable that has been passed down for generations tells about an elderly man who was traveling with a boy and a donkey. As they walked through a village, the man was leading the donkey and the boy was walking behind. The townspeople said the old man was a fool for not riding so to please them he climbed up on the animal's back. When they came to the next village, the people said the old man was cruel to let the child walk while he enjoyed the ride so, to please them, he got off and set the boy on the animal's back and continued on his way. In the third village, people accused the child of being lazy for making the old man walk and the suggestion was made that they both ride so the man climbed on and they set off again. In the fourth village, the townspeople were indignant at the cruelty to the donkey because he was made to carry two people. The frustrated man was last seen carrying the donkey down the road. We smile but this story makes a good point. We can't please everybody and if we try we end up carrying a heavy burden. Well-meaning people may offer us advice and much of it is valuable but when we try to do everything other people want us to do, we can easily become frustrated and confused. That's why we need to remember that the One we must please above all others is Christ - and we do that by obeying God's Word. Have you carried any donkeys lately? You don't have to if you're trying to please Jesus.

JUST FOR A LAUGH Ö
A passenger in a taxi tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him something. The driver screamed, lost control of the taxi, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the kerb and stopped just inches from a large plate glass window. For a few moments everything was silent in the taxi then the driver said "Please, don't ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me." The passenger, who was also frightened, apologised and said he didn't realise that a tap on the shoulder could frighten him so much. The driver replied "I'm sorry, it's really not your fault at all. Today is my first day driving a taxi. For the past twenty-five years, I have been driving a hearse!

VISIT OF THE RELICS OF SAINT THERESE OF LISIEUX
Would you like to volunteer to help with stewarding, welcoming, hospitality et cetera during the visit of the Relics of Saint Therese of Liseaux ato Saint Margaret's Cathedral in Ayr form 1 to 3 September? If you can, please come to a meeting in Saint Margaret's Hall, Ayr, on Wednesday 31 July at 7.00pm. Would you like to sing in the choir? There will be three practices in the Cathedral for all who are interested at 7.15pm on Thursdays 1, 8 and 29 August. Everyone is welcome.

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO SAINT ANDREWS
On Saturday 31 August, young people from all over Scotland will gather in Saint Andrews, Fife on pilgrimage to the medieval Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Mass will take place in the ruined Cathedral at 3.00pm after activities from 12 noon in the town. All young people from primary seven upwards are welcome. There will be activities for primary seven to secondary 3 and then for secondary 4 upwards. Transport will be provided from Galloway Diocese. The cost is £5 and please bring a packed lunch. To reserve a place or for more details, please contact Father Stephen McGrattan on Stephen.McGrattan@GallowayDiocese.org.uk.

THANK YOU FOR THE OASIS DAY
Our Oasis Day for Eucharistic Ministers last Saturday was a wonderful success with almost a hundred Eucharistic Ministers from Saint Mary's Deanery taking part. A big Thank You to our Formation for Ministry Team in Embracing Change for all the hard work during the day and in the preparation and planning.


50/50 CLUB WINNERS LIST FOR JUNE
Congratulations to this month's 50/50 Club winners who each receive £25 - 173 Orla Steele, 214 Theresa Morrison, 262 Jack McCabe and 195 Michael Farro.

1ST ARDROSSAN SAINT PETER'S RAINBOWS
Our Rainbows are now on holiday and will return on Monday 26 August from 5.30 to 6.30pm in the Parish Centre. Girls aged five years wishing to join in August, please contact 01294 469006 for further information on how to join on the Girlguiding website.

5TH ARDROSSAN SAINT PETER'S BROWNIES
Our Brownies are now on holiday and will return on Monday 26 August from 6.30 to 8.00 pm in the Parish Centre. Girls aged seven years wishing to join in August, please contact 01294 469006 for further information on how to join on the Girlguiding website.

KNIT AND KNATTER GROUP
The last Knit and Knatter meeting before stopping for the summer will be in the Lauriston Hotel, Ardrossan, on Wednesday 26 June 2019 at 12.30pm for 1.00pm. We will start back again on Wednesday 7 August 2019 at 1.00pm. We hope you all have a lovely summer!

SPECIAL RELIGIOUS DEVELOPMENT (SPRED) GALLOWAY CHARITY LUNCH
SPRED invites you to its annual Ladies' Charity Lunch on Sunday 29 September 2019 from 12.30 to 5.30pm in the Kyle Suite, Waterside Inn, West Kilbride. There will be a champagne reception, two-course lunch andcoffee, fashion show, entertainment. charity raffle and auction and a variety of stalls from local small businesses. Tickets cost £35 per head. For ticket enquiries please contact Janette on 01292 738068 or email info@SpredGalloway.org.uk. Transport to and from the event is available on request.

COME AND JOIN THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME
A new initiative at Saint Peter's is to try and get our young adults together for a regular meeting and service in the parish. Maureen and Anne McGuire will be supporting the initiative. The first, informal get-together will be on the parish Feast Day, Sunday 30 June after Holy Mass. Spread the word!

REFURBISHMENT OF THE CHURCH ORGAN
Saint Peter's has a very fine organ, called a Walker Organ. It desperately needs a complete refurbishment and repair. At the moment, it is not working. The costs are extensive and will include an entire month of work. The estimate is around £9000. If any parishioner would like to make a special contribution to the Church organ, please add it to the second collection at the weekend Masses or hand it in to
Father Duncan or the Parish Office, marked Organ Collection. Thank you in anticipation for all your support and generosity.


COLLECTIONS
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £608.00 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £255.09 - thanks very much.
The Organ Fund stands at £3912.95 - thank you!

GIFT AID
The updated new Gift Aid Forms have been sent to parishioners that will require them. Please send them back as soon as you can in the stamped-addressed envelope provided. Thank you so much for your support and help.

SPONSORED CYCLE AROUND MILLPORT
Ami Paterson and Lucy Skene have organised a Sponsored Cycle around Millport on 18 July to raise funds for the refurbishment of our Church organ. Sponsor Sheets are available this weekend. Please support this great initiative from our young people.


NEW EMAIL ADDRESSES
To comply with the recent changes to Data Protection Act, Saint Peter's has two new email addresses. If you are contacting the Parish Office, please use Ardrossan@GallowayDiocese.org.uk. If you wish to contact Father Duncan personally, then use Duncan.McVicar@GallowayDiocese.org.uk - thanks!

HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY
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.

FINANCES
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.


SUNDAY TEAS
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.

VISITORS
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 10.30am 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.


ADVERTISER SUPPORT
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.

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS - MISSION STATEMENT
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.