BULLETIN                                             11 AUGUST 2019

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3



CHURCH SERVICES
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

Sunday 11 August  

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

Monday 12 August  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Maureen Duffy RD and Andrea Colvie

Tuesday 13 August  

Requiem Mass at 10.00am for David Shaw

Wednesday 14 August  

Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe
Holy Mass at 10.00am for David Neilly RD and Frank and Maria McEvoy A
Talk at 10.30am by Jim Murphy on a special place in your home for Our Lady

Thursday 15 August  

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Robbie Reid A and 7.00pm for Brian Collins A

Friday 16 August  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for E McCrae SI and Isabella Welsh A
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction at 10.45am

Saturday 17 August  

Feast of Saint Lawrence
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Agnes Gaile RD and Beatrice Ketchen (RD)
Twentieth Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for James McGrattan 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 10 August  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 11 August  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 12 August  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Requiem Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 13 August  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Wednesday 14 August  
  Holy Mass at 10.00am and 7.00pm
Thursday 15 August  
Holy Mass at 9.30am and 7.00pm Holy Mass at 11.00am
Friday 16 August  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Saturday 17 August  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm Holy Mass at 10.00am
 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 11 August  

11.30am

Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 12 August  

7.00pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 13 August  
9.00 to 11.00am Cardiac Rehabilitation
Wednesday 14 August  
   
Thursday 15 August  
   
Friday 16 August  
11.00am Tea, coffee and chat in the Snug after Benediction

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
David Shaw, Ellen Lafferty, Maureen Duffy, David Neilly, Agnes Gaile, Beatrice Ketchen who died recently;
John Giebler 1991, Charlie Gilheaney 2007, Agnes Long 2006, Joe Burns 2015, Mary Patricia Madden Campbell 2016, Greta Davidson 2018, Desmond McGarvey 1996, Maria Mathieson 1975, Elizabeth McMenamin 1994, Margaret Quigg 2015, Brian Langridge 2009, Thomas Connelly 2007, Jim McKenna 2013, Tracy Northcote 2009, Frank McEvoy 1987, Ronald Burns 2011, Brian Collins 2008, Daniel Mathieson 1949, Robbie Reid 2011, Elizabeth Wilson 2000, Susan Garland 2011, James O'Neill 1998, Ronald Burns 2011, Kate Gribben 1994, Father John Harkin 1996, Anne Kilday 2011, Margaret McLeod 2007, Patrick Retzbach 1981, James Thomas Taylor 1998, Johnny Thompson 2014, Patricia Trainer 2002 and David Walsh 1980 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 Liz Devine at 5.30pm and Patricia Milligan at 10.30am.

MUSIC MINISTRY
Next weekend's musicians are the Choir at 5.30pm.

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy
restarts in September.


SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION ON THURSDAY
Please remember that we have a Holy Day of Obligation for the Feast of the Assumption this Thursday. Masses are at 10.00am and 7.00pm.

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!

REQUIEM MASS FOR DAVID SHAW
Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of David Shaw who died on 31 July. His Requiem Mass on Tuesday 13 August 2019 at 10.00am will be followd by his interment at Ardrossan Cemetery. May he rest in peace and rise in glory!

ADULT CONFIRMATION
Piero Carrino will be confirmed this week on Thursday 15 August, the Feast of the Assumption, at 2.00pm. We wish him a day of grace and blessing.

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
We are delighted to announce the marriage of Gavin Watson and Nicole Morrison on Friday 16 August at 1.00pm. We wish them both a love for a lifetime.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
This is the will of God - that you be saints" (1 Thes. 4:3). God wants you to be a saint. If you cannot own this idea, you cannot own heaven.                       Mustard Seeds

MERCY BUS ON THE ROAD?
The Friends of Divine Mercy Scotland are taking the Mercy Bus back out on the road for the third year this summer thanks to an overwhelming response in the past two years. To date they have touched over 2000 people on the streets of Scotland, over 400 people have boarded the Mercy Bus and over 2000 Miraculous Medals and Divine Mercy Chaplets and many rosaries were given to the people the team met on the streets of Scotland. This year, the bus will visit Johnstone, Coatbridge, Greenock, Cumbernauld, Glasgow and Paisley. Pope Francis has urged the church to Ďleave her four walls behind and to go out in search of those who are distant, those essentially on the outskirts of life'. We are taking up Pope Francisís invitation in taking the Church to the people. Everyone is welcome to come along and visit our ĎChurch on wheels! Taking the Church to the people shows them that the Lord loves, cares and wants them to return to him. People think that they cannot be forgiven for what they have done. No sin is too great for the Lord to forgive as long as there is repentance from the sinner. Stepping on board the bus could be the first step in changing their lives for the better and leaving the guilt on the bus. There will be priests hearing confessions on the top deck of the Mercy Bus and the team will be welcoming visitors with tea, coffee and home baking.
                        Mustard Seeds

GOD WHISPERS
God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience but shouts in our pains.
                        C S Lewis


JOB APPLICATION
Objective
My name is Jesus - The Christ. Many call me Lord! Iíve sent you my job application because Iím seeking the top management position in your heart. Please consider my accomplishments as set forth in my resumé.
Qualifications
I founded the earth and established the heavenS - see Proverbs 3:19. I formed man from the dust of the ground - see Genesis 2:7. I breathed into man the breath of life - see Genesis 2:7. The blessings of the Covenant comes upon your life through me - see Galatians 3:14.
Occupational Background
Iíve only had one employer - see Luke 2:49. Iíve never been tardy, absent, disobedient, slothful or disrespectful. My employer has nothing but rave reviews for me = see Matthew 3:15 -17.
Skills Work Experiences
Some of my skills and work experiences include empowering the poor to be poor no more, healing the broken-hearted, setting the captives free, healing the sick, restoring sight to the blind and setting at liberty them that are bruised - see Luke 4:18. I am a Wonderful Counsellor - see Isaiah 9:6. People who listen to me shall dwell safely and shall not fear evil - see Proverbs 1:33. Most importantly, I have the authority, ability and power to cleanse you of your sins - see I John 1:7-9.
Major Accomplishments
I laid down my life so that you may live - see II Corinthians 5:15. I defeated the arch enemy of God and mankind and made a show of them openly - see Colossians 2:15. Iíve miraculously fed the poor, healed the sick and raised the dead! There are many more major accomplishments, too many to mention here.
Summation
Now that youíve read my resumé, Iím confident that Iím the only candidate uniquely qualified to fill this vital position in your heart. In summation, I will properly direct your paths - see Proverbs 3:5-6 - and lead you into everlasting life see John 6:47. When can I start? Time is of the essence - see Hebrews 3:15.

JUST FOR A LAUGH Ö
A farmer named McIntosh lived alone in the countryside with a wee dog that he loved and doted on. After many long years of faithful companionship, the dog finally died so McIntosh went to the parish priest."Father, my dear old dog is dead. Could you be saying a Mass for him?" Father Duncan replied "I am so very sorry to hear about your dog's death but, unfortunately, we canít say a Mass for dogs.Ē McIntosh said "I understand, Father, I do. I guess I'll go to this new denomination down the road. Do you think £500 is enough to donate for the service?" Father Duncan answered "Why didn't you tell me your wee dog was Catholic?!Ē


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!


CONVERSATION ABOUT SAFEGUARDING
There will be an Open Meeting hosted by the Independent Review Group (IRG) on Saturday 14 September from 11.00 at Saint Matthew's Parish Church Hall, Grassyards Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 7SH. This forms part of the work that the IRG is taking forward to support the implementation of the recommendations of the report of the McLellan Commission. This will be an opportunity for members of parish communities from across the diocese to meet with members of the IRG and the Diocesan Safeguarding team to discuss their understanding and experience of Safeguarding within the Catholic Church. If you are hoping to attend, please alert the Diocesan Office on 01292 266750. Tea, coffee, soup and sandwiches will be provided.

A BIG THANK YOU FROM MARGARET SWIERCZ
Margaret would like to sincerely thank everyone who has been a great support to her in the last few weeks in hospital - for visits, cards, prayers and for Masses offered. Your support and help have been a great source of strength and comfort. Thank you!

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.

PARISH STEWARDSHIP
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £837.95 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £274.32 - thanks very much. The Organ Fund stands at £5128.95 - 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.

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 Jennifer's and Niamh'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.