BULLETIN                                               4 AUGUST 2019

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3



CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 3 August  

Our Lady's Day
Holy Mass at 10.00am for those recently received into the Church
Eighteenth Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for those currently in hospital

Sunday 4 August  

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

Monday 5 August  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Isabella Welsh A

Tuesday 6 August  

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Sadie Carrino MM

Wednesday 7 August  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Elsie Brodie RD
Vigil of the Deceased at 5.00pm for Angus McMaster

Thursday 8 August  

Requiem Mass at 10.00am for Angus McMaster

Friday 9 August  

Feast of Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Holy Mass at 10.00am for John and May Hutson A and Jackie White RD
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction at 10.45am

Saturday 10 August  

Feast of Saint Lawrence
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Mary Reilly SI
Nineteenth Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for Helen Clarke A and Phyllis Doherty 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 3 August  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 4 August  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 5 August  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 6 August  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Wednesday 7 August  
  Holy Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 8 August  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Friday 9 August  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Saturday 10 August  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm Holy Mass at 10.00am
 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 4 August  

11.30am

Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 5 August  

7.00pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 6 August  
9.00 to 11.00am Cardiac Rehabilitation
Wednesday 7 August  
   
Thursday 8 August  
   
Friday 9 August  
11.00am Tea, coffee and chat in the Snug after Benediction

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
David Neilly, Gardner McLachlan, Angus McMaster, Elsie Brodie, Jackie White, and David Shaw who died recently;
Mara Cheshire 2007, Agnes Gorman 2016, Laurence Hamilton 1998, Ann Kennedy 2010, Margaret McGuinness 2004, William Tumilty 1980, Isabella Welsh (Brownlie) 2008, Helen Clarke 2016, Lawrence Tumilty 1993, Sean Paul Marshall 2013, Patricia Barry 2015, Sadie Hamilton 2007, Father Jack Kerr 2001, Desmond McGarvey 1996, Giovanni Michelini 2015, Patrick Joseph O'Boyle 2009, Lauretta Salotti 1981, Alison Cook 1999, Frances Flynn 1990, James Gorman 1997, Sadie Hamilton 2007, William McGillvary 2001, Margaret Pacewicz 2006, Henrietta Smith 2009, Kitty Woods 2013, Bill Barton 2008, Tina O'Pray 2012, Edward Burns 1998, Karen Fitzpatrick 1981, Beth Glass 2014, Canon Matthew Littleton 1977 shown right, Don Newall 2009, James Taylor 1997, Brian Collins 2006, William Magee 1988 and Paddy McKinney 2014 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 Julie Coldwell at 5.30pm and Margaret Harvey at 10.30am.

MUSIC MINISTRY
Next weekend's musician is George McGrattan at 5.30pm.

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.


A SPECIAL PLACE FOR OUR LADY IN YOUR HOME
At the foot of the Cross, John the beloved disciple took Mary into his home and cared for her as his own mother. On Wednesday 14 August, after 10.00am Mass, Jim Murphy from Glasgow will briefly explain how we can do this today in our own homes. Are you interested? Come along on Wednesday 14!

RECEPTION INTO THE CHURCH
We are delighted to welcome Laura McCalmont on Sunday who will be baptised and received into full communion with the Church. We wish Laura a day of grace and blessing and for all our family and sponsors.

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
We welcome to the Family of the Church Robert Eugene Ferguson who will be baptised on Saturday 10 August. Congratulations to his parents and Godparents.

REQUIEM MASS FOR ANGUS McMASTER
Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Angus McMaster. His Requiem Mass will be on Thursday 8 August at 10.00am with his reception into Church the evening before at 5.00pm. May he rest in peace and rise in glory!

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
David danced for joy before the Ark of the Covenant. John the Baptist danced for joy in the womb of Elizabeth acknowledging the presence of Our Lord. May your life each day be a dance for joy in the presence of the Lord.                        Mustard Seeds

ARE YOU THINKING OF BECOMING A CATHOLIC?
Becoming Catholic is a process of falling in love. The person we're falling in love with, over and over again, more and more deeply, is Jesus Christ. To become Catholic, you have to open your heart to the love Jesus has for you and return that love as best you can. It involves four things - conversion of mind and heart, an understanding of what the Church teaches, a loving heart and a true desire to be received into full communion. Talk to
Father Duncan or George Poole if you would like more information.                        Mustard Seeds

ALICE COOPER MAKES SURPRISE STOP AT CHURCH, SHARING TESTIMONY
Pastor Alistair Begg from Parkside Church in Cleveland invited the seventy-one -year-old to the stage to deliver his testimony. The Welcome to My Nightmare rocker told worshippers that Christianity "got a hold of my life and turned me upside down, which was really to turn me the right way up". Cooper decided it was time to change his rock-star lifestyle nearly forty years ago, when he found himself throwing up blood, which he says saved him from alcoholism. "I went as far away as I could" Cooper said from the pulpit, standing beside his wife of forty years, Cheryl. "And of course I became an alcoholic. I became a drug addict. Cheryl lived through that with me. It doesn't matter how many drugs I take, I'm not fulfilled. This isn't satisfying. There's a spiritual hunger going on. Everybody feels it. If you don't feel it now, you will. Trust me. You will. Drinking beer is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian is a tough call. That's the real rebellion.
                        Mustard Seeds


GO FOR GOLD!
Lots of us enjoy watching the official opening of the Olympic Games. Many of us will be taken by the skill and the performance shown by each of the athletes taking part. Think of the gymnasts, the divers, the ice skaters, for example. How many of us have wondered how they manage such a degree of perfection in what they do? How can they for years and years apply themselves to strenuous training, which many a time involves demanding sacrifices, in the hope of reaching their goal? One of Saint Paul's favourite images is to speak about 'sport' in the spiritual life."Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly. I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified." Saint Paul equates the Christian life with a race but unlike the Olympic Games, the Christian Life is a 'race' to win the 'imperishable crown' - eternal life. None of the athletes could reach their level of competitiveness without years of everyday training. It is worth asking ourselves whether we too are persevering and making an effort in our Christian life. Do I actively cooperate with God's grace? Do I pray constantly? Or at times not, because I can't be bothered or have other priorities? It is important to ask ourselves if we have our eyes fixed on the 'imperishable crown' our Lord has promised to all those who persevere until the end. We too, like the Olympic athletes, are called to put in 'all we've got' to win not a gold medal but an 'imperishable crown'. May they also be a reminder of Saint Paul's words "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it".

JUST FOR A LAUGH Ö
Jesus was walking along one day when He came upon a group of people surrounding a woman of ill repute. It was obvious that the crowd was preparing to stone her, so Jesus made His now-famous statement, "Let the person who has no sin cast the first stone." The crowd was shamed and one by one began to turn away. All of a sudden, a lovely little woman made her way through the crowd. Finally getting to the front, she tossed a pebble towards the woman. Jesus looks over and says "I really hate it when you do that, Mum."




CHANGES IN THE PARISH OFFICE
Michelle Morton, who has worked in the Parish Office at Saint Peter's for more than ten years will be moving on to a new job after achieving her degree recently. I would like to sincerely thank Michelle for all her work and dedication over the years and wish her a great start in this new chapter. We are looking now for a new Parish Secretary that can help and support in the Office for a few hours a week. Computer skills are essential. Please speak directly to Father Duncan. Thanks!


EPILEPSY SCOTLAND
Andrena Hughes is doing a Wing Walk in Yorkshire on Sunday 4 August to raise awareness and money for Epilepsy Scotland. If anyone is able and happy to donate to her Just Giving page, it would be greatly appreciated. Basically, Andrena will be on top of the wings of a small bi-plane, possibly a Tiger Moth, and be airborne for ten minutes. Considering she does not like being inside an aeroplane with her seat belt firmly in place, we have no idea how she will cope sitting outside on top. She has been advised to 'prepare herself for steep inclines and low fly pasts. If anyone wishes to donate, and is not happy using online Just Giving we are happy to take cash donations and they can be added manually. Many thanks in advance!

KNIT AND KNATTER GROUP
The group will start again on Wednesday 7 August in the Snug from 1.00 till 3.00pm. New members will be made very 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.

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 Peterís 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 £710.93 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £291.62 - thanks very much. The Organ Fund stands at £5068.41 - 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.

MARYíS MEALS OLD CLOTHES COLLECTION
The Mary's Meals clothes collection this year will be the weekend of 10 and 11 August. Please bring old clothes in black bags to the Parish Centre only on that weekend and we will keep them there for the collection on Sunday 11 August. With our help, Mary's Meals are now being served to 1504471 children every day in classrooms from Myanmar to Malawi and sixteen other countries in between, including war-torn South Sudan. Thank you for playing a crucial part in this mission - a mission that, with so many children around the world still hungry and out of school, has only just begun.


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 Sharon McLaughlin'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.