BULLETIN                                                21 JULY 2019

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3



CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 20 July  

Our Lady's Day
Holy Mass at 10.00am for a special intention
Sixteenth Sunday of the Year
Offered for Gerard Murphy RD, Charlie Gribben A and Annie McGrath A

Sunday 21 July  

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

Monday 22 July  

Feast of Saint Mary Magdelene
Holy Mass at 10.00am for John McGill RD

Tuesday 23 July  

Requiem Mass at 10.00am for Sadie Carrino followed by her interment at Ardrossan Cemetery

Wednesday 24 July  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for John Welsh A

Thursday 25 July  

Feast of Saint James
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Eddie Cunningham A

Friday 26 July  

Memorial of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne
Holy Mass at 10.00am in thanksgiving from the Bennett family
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction at 10.45am

Saturday 27 July  

Our Lady's Day
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Marie McDermott RD
Seventeenth Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for Tommy Burns 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.


SAINT MARY'S AND SAINT JOHN'S CHURCH SERVICES
 
Saturday 20 July  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 21 July  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 22 July  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 23 July  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Wednesday 24 July  
  Holy Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 25 July  
Requiem Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Friday 26 July  
Requiem Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Saturday 27 July  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm Holy Mass at 10.00am
 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 21 July  

11.30am

Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 22 July  

7.00pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 23 July  
9.00 to 11.00am Cardiac Rehabilitation
Wednesday 24 July  
   
Thursday 25 July  
   
Friday 26 July  
11.00am Tea, coffee and chat in the Snug after Benediction

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
John McGill, Sadie Carrino and Marie McDermott who died recently;
Sister Mary Campion CP 2016, Bobby McLaren 2007, Mary McPolin 1987, Joseph Mulgrew 2002, Jim Murphy 2010, Canon Denis Quinlan 2015, Margaret Donnelly 1953, Rebecca Murray 2004, Esther Ferry 2010, Moira Cook 2012, Angus MacRae 2013, Julia Petrie 2009, Alex Quigg 1997, Annie Quigg 1972, Isabella Aldridge 2010, Eddie Cunningham 1992, May Steele 2014, Elizabeth Fitzsimmons 1999, Elizabeth Murray 2005 and Annie Walsh 1969 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 RECONCILLIATION
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 Harry Sammons at 5.30pm and Alfie Agostini at 10.30am.

MUSIC MINISTRY
Next weekend's musicians are George McGrattan at 5.30pm and Catherine Kerr at 10.30am.

CHILDREN’S 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.


REQUIEM MASS FOR SADIE CARRINO
Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Sadie Carrino. Her Requiem Mass will be on Tuesday 23 July at 10.00am and will be folowed by her interment at Ardrossan Cemetery. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

RECEIVED INTO THE CHURCH
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.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
With people gathering for all sorts of reasons in great crowds, society has almost been convinced of the overabundance of people. We have forgotten how to appreciate and reverence the wonderful treasure, the pearl, within each person.                        Mustard Seeds

FROM POPE FRANCIS
We need to open the door of our hearts to Jesus who stands and knocks. In the Gospel, we see how Jesus 'went through the cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God'. After the resurrection, when the disciples went forth in all directions, the Lord accompanied them. This is what happens as the result of true encounter. Complacency is seductive - it tells us that there is no point in trying to change things, that there is nothing we can do because this is the way things have always been and yet we always manage to survive. By force of habit, we no longer stand up to evil. We 'let things be', or as others have decided they ought to be. Let us rethink our usual way of doing things. Let us open our eyes and ears and, above all, our hearts, so as not to be complacent about things as they are, but unsettled by the
living and effective word of the risen Lord.                        Mustard Seeds

PRAYER FOR GRANDPARENTS
God of the Ages, we praise and thank you. From generation to generation, You give your gifts of grace for every time, place and season as we strive within the family to walk in Your ways and remain close to one another and to you. We pray that our homes may be schools of Faith where we come to know and to love You. Bless all Grandparents and keep them in Your care. Bless them with peace, health and healing. Reward them for their Faith and fidelity, for their work and goodness, for their love and thoughtfulness, for their gifts and prayers. Give them a long and happy life together. May old age come to them in the company of family and friends. And when life is over, unite them again, where parting will be no more, in the Kingdom of Your love.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen                         Mustard Seeds


MY LIFE FOR YOU
There was a family that was experiencing a small tragedy. One of their two sons had acquired an illness that required a marrow transplant. Of course, the medical personnel had all the family members tested to see who had the proper type of blood. It turned out the older brother of the sick boy was the perfect match. So the father sat the older brother down and told what they needed to do in simplest terms for the young boy. The father told him that his little brother was very, very sick and that he needed to show his little brother how much he loved him by having surgery. The doctors need to take a little piece of him and put it in his little brother’s body so that he doesn’t die. The young boy thought about it for a couple seconds and then he said he would do it. So the older brother went through surgery. it was a success and his little brother was recovering quickly. After the relief and joy passed over and the family was just sitting around relaxing, the father noticed his older son looking a little down and depressed. He took his son aside and asked him why he wasn’t happy - his brother was getting better. His son said that he was very glad that his brother was getting better. So the father asked again - why are you so sad? The boy said “When is it time for me to die?” That’s when the father realised what the boy actually had on his mind. His older son believed in his heart of hearts that he had to give up his own life so that his little brother who he loved could live. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” [John 3:16]

JUST FOR A LAUGH …
During a Eucharistic Congress, a number of priests from different orders are gathered in a Church for Vespers. While they are praying, a fuse blows and all the lights go out. The Benedictines continue praying from memory, without missing a beat. The Jesuits begin to discuss whether the blown fuse means they are dispensed from the obligation to pray Vespers. The Franciscans compose a song of praise for God's gift of darkness. The Dominicans revisit their ongoing debate on light as a signification of the transmission of divine knowledge. The Carmelites fall into silence and slow, steady breathing. The parish priest, who is hosting the others, goes to the basement and replaces the fuse.

IN AND AROUND THE CHURCH
I am very grateful to our parishioners who have been working hard in our Church repairs and maintenance. The step platform at the pulpit in the Sanctuary has been fully repaired and refurbished, the complete perimeter fence is in the process of being repainted and a beautiful Ciborium cover for the Blessed Sacrament has been sewn and hand-made recently. Sincere thanks for all the commitment and generosity!

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.

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.

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.

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. The costs are extensive and will include work in the entire month of July. The estimate is around £9000. The work began at the beginning of July by the organ engineer Michael McDonald and will probably continue to the end of the month. Thank you in anticipation for all your support and generosity!



PARISH STEWARDSHIP
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £562.87and the special collection for Survive Miva to £739.72. The Organ Fund stands at £4028.95 - many thanks for all your support and generosity!

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.


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.

MARY’S MEALS OLD CLOTHES COLLECTION
Last year, Saint Peter’s sent an enormous amount of old clothes to the Mary’s Meal charity. It was a fantastic response to a very worthy cause dear to everyone’s heart. The collection this year will be the weekend of 10 and 11 August 2019. Please bring old clothes in black bags to the Parish Centre as soon as you can and we will gather them there for the collection on Sunday 11 August. Let’s hope and pray that we get such a tremendous response as last year!


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.

SUNDAY TEAS
Tea and coffee will
be served after the 10.30am Mass next Sunday in the Parish Centre by Fiona Brown'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 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.


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.