BULLETIN                                                1 SEPTEMBER 2019


Saturday 31 August  

Our Lady's Day
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Gerard Campbell RD
Twenty-Second Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for David Shaw MM and John Shaw senior A

Sunday 1 September  

Twenty-Second Sunday of the Year
Holy Mass at 10.30am for Saint Peter's congregation

Monday 2 September  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Tony Cairns RD

Tuesday 3 September  

Memorial of Saint Gregory the Great, Pope
Mass at 10.00am for Connor Collins A

Wednesday 4 September  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Mae Dillon RD

Thursday 5 September  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Ann Marie Gilmour A and Enis Delahunt A

Friday 6 September  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Catherine Finnigan SI
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction at 10.45am

Saturday 7 September  

Our Lady's Day
Holy Mass at 10.00am for the parish sick and housebound
Twenty-Third Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for those in hospital at this time


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 31 August  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 1 September  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 2 September  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 3 September  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Wednesday 4 September  
  Holy Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 5 September  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Friday 6 September  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Saturday 7 September  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 1 September  


Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 2 September  

9.30 to 11.30am
5.30 to 6.30pm
6.30 to 7.30pm

Parents and Toddlers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 3 September  
9.00 to 11.00am
5.00 to 8.00pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 4 September  

9.30 to 11.30am
1.00 to 3.00pm
5.00 to 8.00pm

Parents and Toddlers
Knit and Knatter
Irish Dancing
Ignatian Prayer Group

Thursday 5 September  
Friday 6 September  
9.30 to 11.30am
Parents and Toddlers
Tea, coffee and chat in the Snug after Benediction
Lourdes Group Musical Evening Fundraiser

Please remember in your prayers:
Tony Cairns, Mae Dillon and Maureen Taylor who died recently;
John Dundas 2014, Flight Lieutenants Rick Harrison and Pete Mosley (air crash) 1994, Bert Kelly 2017, Grant Middlemiss 2005, Irene Millar 2000, John Sherry 2005, Samuel Cooper 1999, Elizabeth Loudon 1982, Joe Mallon 2016, James McCarthy 1985, Helen Mulhearn, Michael Brown 1958, Ella Kirk 1996, Canon Myles Moriarty 1989, Alex Doherty 2016, Cathie Mitchell 2006, Margaret Prince 2015, David Shaw 2015, Ann Marie Gilmour 2018, James Graham 1993, Janette Little 2008, Margaret Nicol 2007, Margaret Brodie 1964, Mary McGlynn 2010, Frank Morrison 2004, Jimmy Mulhearn 1992, Rona McNamara 2005, Marie White née McManus 1997 and Ellen Vance 2012 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 Harry Sammons at 5.30pm and Ami Paterson at 10.30am.

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

Today we welcome back our pre-fives, Primary 1, 2 and 3 groups to our Children's Liturgy Programme during 10.30am Mass. All children aged three to Primary 3 are welcome to come through and join us. If the children meet at the front of the Church in the pews near the altar just before Mass begins, a volunteer will meet them to lead them in the procession. Primary 4 children will enter the Sacramental Programme beginning with a Presentation Mass on Sunday 29 September and they will join the Children's Liturgy each Sunday onwards. Please keep them in your prayers. Next week's helpers are Jacqueline Waugh for the pre-fives and Maria Paterson-Kidd and Emma Paterson for Primaries 1, 2 and 3.

As we begin the new session of our Children's Liturgy Programme we would like to take a moment to thank all of our volunteers that have given of their time over the past years to help build and run our fantastic programme. We are now looking for new volunteers to step up and help. Please speak to Clara Hyslop, Children's Liturgy Coordinator or Father Duncan if you can help.

The Ignatian Prayer Group will resume on Wednesday 4 September and Tuesday 10 September at 7.00pm in the Parish Centre.

In our lives, there comes a time when the only thing that matters is the will of God. For you that time is now.

1  You are greatly needed! "The Church and the world have a great need of Eucharistic Adoration."           Pope John Paul II, Dominicae Cenae
2  This is a personal invitation to you from Jesus. "Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love."           Pope John Paul II, Dominicae Cenae
3  Jesus is counting on you because the Eucharist is the centre of life. "Every member of the Church must be vigilant in seeing that the sacrament of Love shall be at the center of the life of the people of God so that through all the manifestations of worship due Him shall be given back "love for love" and truly become the life of our souls."           Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man
4  Your hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament will repair for evils of the world and bring about peace on earth. "Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Jesus and ready to make reparation for the great evils of the world. Let your adoration never cease."           Pope John Paul II, Dominicae Cenae
5  Day and night Jesus dwells in the Blessed Sacrament because you are the most important person in the world to Him! "Christ is reserved in our Churches as the spiritual centre of the heart of the community, the universal Church and all humanity, since within the veil of the species, Christ is contained, the Invisible Heart of the Church, the Redeemer of the world, the centre of all hearts by Him all things are and of whom we exist."           Pope Paul IV, Mysterium Fidei
6  You grow spiritually with each moment you spend with Jesus! "Our essential commitment in life is to preserve and advance constantly in Eucharistic life and Eucharistic piety and to grow spiritually in the climate of the Holy Eucharist."           Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man
7  The best time you spend on earth is with Jesus, your Best Friend, in the Blessed Sacrament! "How great is the value of conversation with Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, for there is nothing more consoling on earth, nothing more efficacious for advancing along the road of holiness!"           Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei

The main theatre in Moscow was getting ready for the opening night of a anti-religious play called Christ in Top Hat and Tails. Schools, youth organisations and youth workers were required to include the piece in their programme for the year. The main part, portraying Jesus Christ was played by the famous actor and committed communist Alexander Rostowzew. The theatre was full with every ticket having been sold months before. The curtain opened to a scene with an altar in the middle, covered with empty beer bottles. Around the altar were drunken priests and monks. At the second act, Rostowzew came onto the stage. In his hands he held a copy of the Holy Bible and wore a top hat and tails. The audience laughed and clapped, waiting for his humorous lines and superb acting. He opened the Bible and started to read "Blessed are those who are poor before God, then theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted..." The Director stood at the side of the stage, he knew that soon Rostowzew would break into dancing and the whole theatre would erupt with cascades of laughter. But nothing happened. Rostowzew continued reading "Blessed are those who are peacemakers, for they will inherit the land..." The audience didn't move. They realised that something was happening in the heart of the actor. The theatre was completely silent. Only the firm voice of Rostowzew could be heard. He continued reading, in fact, in read the complete forty-eight verses of the Fifth Chapter of Saint Matthew's Gospel. No-one interrupted him, no-one called out, everyone remained completely silent, listening to every word. He finished with the verse "You should be perfect, just as your heavenly Father in heaven is perfect!" Rostowzew closed the Bible. It seemed that a chapter in his own life was also being closed. Very slowly he made the Sign of the Cross and repeated in a firm and clear voice the words of the repentant thief at the side of Jesus on Calvary "Lord, remember me, when you come into your Kingdom". No-one protested, there were no whistles or booing. The audience slowly left the theatre in silence. The production was never repeated anywhere. After that evening, Alexander Rostowzew was never seen again.

The ninety-eight-year-old Mother Superior from Ireland was dying. The nuns gathered around her bed trying to make her last journey comfortable. They gave her some warm milk to drink but she refused. Then one of the nuns took the glass back to the kitchen. Remembering a bottle of Irish whiskey received as a gift the previous Christmas, she opened and poured a generous amount into the warm milk. Back at Mother Superior's bed, she held the glass to her lips. Mother drank a little, then a little more and before they knew it, she had drunk the whole glass down to the last drop. "Mother" the nuns asked with earnest, "please give us some wisdom before you die." She raised herself up in bed and with a pious look on her face said "Whatever you do, don't sell that cow!"

Father Duncan will be the emergency on call contact for Ayrshire Hospital from Sunday 8 to Sunday 15 September. Please pray for all those in hospital during this time.

Justice and Peace Scotland invites you to a Day of Reflection on Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato Si - Care for our Common Home on Saturday 21 September 2019 at 10.00am at Blythswood Hall, Renfield Saint Stephen's Church, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow. Coffee will be served during registration from 10.00am. The cost is £10 and lunch will be provided.

The annual SCES Parents' Gathering will take place on Saturday 21 September 2019 at Saint Francis Xavier's Primary School, Merchiston Avenue, Falkirk from 9.30am to 3.00pm.

Training Module 2 for volunteers is now ready and a suitable date for our Parish is Thursday 19 September at 7.00pm and will be held in the Parish Centre. Alternative dates are available in other parishes in our deanery. Please check the notice board in the Church porch for alternative dates.

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.

The annual collection in the parish over the last few weeks raised the total of £360. This is greatly appreciated and we ask your continued prayers and support of the Diocesan Hospitalite. Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

A Musical Evening will be held in the Parish Centre on Friday 6 September from 7.30 to 10.00pm. Tickets cost £5 will be on sale this weekend from any member of our Parish Lourdes Group. See poster in porch for details. All are welcome.

The second meeting of this new initiative will be held on Saturday 7 September at 6.30pm after Mass. Be there or be square.

Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £634.10 and the Special Religious Education (SPRED) Group collection to £411.12 - thanks very much. The Organ Fund stands at £6786.95 - many thanks for all your support and generosity!

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.

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.

A few months ago, we filled a further 121 backpacks, making a total of 2443 since we started approximately ten years ago. In the next few weeks, we are planning to fill at least a hundred more. We have most of the items we need but we're short of dessert spoons, toothpaste and jotters. If you can donate any of these items, please deposit them in the basket in the Church porch. Thanks in anticipation.

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 haplain to Crosshouse Hospital and is assisted by the priest on call each week.

Tea and coffee will
be served after the 10.30am Mass next Sunday in the Parish Centre by Sharon McLaughlin'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 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.

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.