BULLETIN                                                14 JULY 2019


Saturday 13 July  

Our Lady's Day
Holy Mass at 10.00am for a special intention
Fifteenth Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for Robert and Angus MacRae A

Sunday 14 July  

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year
Holy Mass at 10.30am for Saint Peter's congregation

Monday 15 July  

Memorial of Saint Bonaventure
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Ian McCormick RD

Tuesday 16 July  

Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Angela Holloway A

Wednesday 17 July  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Robert Bennett MM

Thursday 18 July  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for a special intention

Friday 19 July  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for a special intention

Saturday 20 July  

Our Lady's Day
Holy Mass at 10.00am for all the sick and housebound
Sixteenth Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for Gerard Murphy RD


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 July  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 14 July  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 15 July  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Tuesday 16 July  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Wednesday 17 July  
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 18 July  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Friday 19 July  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Saturday 20 July  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 14 July  


Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 15 July  


Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 16 July  
9.00 to 11.00am Cardiac Rehabilitation
Wednesday 17 July  
Thursday 18 July  
Friday 19 July  
11.00am Tea, coffee and chat in the Snug after Benediction

Please remember in your prayers:
Robert Bennett, Sadie Carrino, John McGill, Rachel Cheevers 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, Brian McNulty 2018, Andrew Murphy 1979, Gavin Finnegan 2007, Robert MacRae 1986, Susan McDonald 2018, 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 and Irene Smith 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. 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 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 Katrina Pollock 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.

The Children's Liturgy
restarts in September.

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.

We welcome Rebecca Caig and Katelin McCandless who will be baptised and received into full communion with the Church. We wish them both a day of grace, joy and peace. Sincere thanks to George Poole for the Preparation Meetings.

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

One of my goals in life is exactly the same as yours. I don't want to be a hypocrite. Every day, I want to shorten the distance between that which I process and that which I actually live. I want no gaps between my 'talk' and my 'walk'. It's why I'd like to repeat every day for the next month, this 'Test for Self-Evaluation', proposed by John Wesley. The questions reflect that heart of Scripture so every morning we should ask ourselves - Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I'm a better person than I really am? Do I laugh at the mistakes of others, reveling in their errors and misfortunes? Do I insist on having my own way? Is there a tendency for me to put others down so that I'll be thought of more highly? Do I pass on to others what is told to me in confidence? Am I thoughtful in expressing thanks to people for what they've done for me, no matter how insignificant it seems? Am I a slave to dress, a slave to friends and their opinions, a slave to work or habits? Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying? Did the Bible live in me yesterday? Did I disobey God in anything yesterday? Did I insist on doing something about which my conscious was uneasy? Did I handle discouragement well or did I have to be coddled? Am I enjoying prayer? When did I last speak to someone about Christ? Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticise or hold resentment toward? If so, what am I doing about it? Is Christ real to me?
                        Pearls of Great Price with thanks to Marlene

In that place before wakefulness, sometimes we wonder 'What did I do to deserve this?' or 'Why did God have to do this to me?' Here is a wonderful explanation! A daughter is telling her mother how everything is going wrong - she's failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend is moving away. Meanwhile, her mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says "Absolutely mum, I love your cakes." "Here, have some cooking oil" her mother offers. "Yuck" says her daughter. "How about a couple of raw eggs?" "No way, mum!" "Would you like some flour then? Or maybe some baking soda?" "Mum, those are all horrible!" - to which the mother replies "Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake!" God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times - but God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful! God loves you unconditionally. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk, He'll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, but He chose your heart.

A mother-in-law decides one day that she is sick and tired of all these mother-in-law jokes and how all mother-in-laws are perceived as a bit slow. She decides to show her family that mother-in-laws really are smart. While her husband is off at work, she decides that she is going to paint a couple of rooms in the house. The next day, right after her husband leaves for work, she gets down to the task at hand. Her husband arrives home at 5.30pm and smells the distinctive smell of paint. He walks into the living room and finds his wife lying on the floor in a pool of sweat. He notices that she is wearing a heavy parka and a leather jacket at the same time. He goes over and asks her if she if okay. She replies yes. He asks what she is doing and she replies that she wanted to prove to him that not all mother-in-laws are daft and she wanted to do it by painting in the house. He then asks her why she has a parka over her leather jacket. She replies that she was reading the directions on the paint can and it said 'For best results put on two coats!'

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £695.31 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £261.83 - thanks very much.
The Organ Fund stands at £3912.95 - thank you!

Our second collection this weekend is for Survive-Miva. Please be generous if you can. Thank you!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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 10.30am 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.

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.