BULLETIN                                         29 SEPTEMBER 2019

TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3



CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 28 September  

Our Lady's Day
Holy Mass at 10.00am for those who are in hospital
Twenty-Sixth Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for the sick and housebound

Sunday 29 September  

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

Monday 30 September  

Memorial of Saint Jerome
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Iain Tarbet A

Tuesday 1 October  

Memorial of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus
Mass at 10.00am for Sandra Rocks MM

Wednesday 2 October  

Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Elizabeth (Betty) Dorby A

Thursday 3 October  

Mass at 10.00am for the sick and housebound

Friday 4 October  

Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi
Mass at 10.00am for David Farrell A, Tony Fraser A and Mary O'Connor
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction at 10.45am

Saturday 5 October  

Our Lady's Day
Holy Mass at 10.00am for those who have drifted from the faith
Twenty-Seventh Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm in thanksgiving to parishioners

  

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 28 September  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 29 September  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 30 September  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Tuesday 1 October  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Wednesday 2 October  
  Requiem Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 3 October  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Friday 4 October  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Saturday 5 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm Holy Mass at 10.00am
 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 29 September  

11.30am

Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 30 September  

9.30 to 11.30am
5.30 to 6.30pm
6.30 to 7.30pm
7.00pm

Parents and Toddlers
Rainbows
Brownies
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 1 October  
9.00 to 11.00am
5.00 to 8.00pm

Cadriac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 2 October  

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

Parents and Toddlers
Knit and Knatter Group
Irish Dancing

Thursday 3 October  
   
Friday 4 October  
9.30 to 11.30am
11.00am
Parents and Toddlers
Tea, coffee and chat in the Snug after Benediction

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Mary Barr, Fiona McKellar 2015, Finbarr Moynihan 2015, Dorothea Campbell 2011, Mary Clarke 1984, Iain Tarbet 2016, Bert Body 1985, Bridget Carroll 2016, John Connor 1983, Charles Coulter 1992, Kathleen Mulhearn 2009, Canon Lawrence Fischer 1980 pictured right, Patrick Giffney 1971, Peter Morgan 2010, Lily Murphy 1990, Duncan Rhodes 2012, Hannah Burns 2002, Joseph Griffin 2001, Catherine Helen McMullan 2000, John Paterson 2005, Bill Andrew 2017, Gerry McGinn 2008, Robert Paterson 2004, Hugh O'Hare 2004 and Charlie Scullion 2010.
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 Marade Griffin at 5.30pm and Patricia Milligan at 10.30am.

MUSIC MINISTRY
Next weekend's musicians are George McGrattan at 5.30pm and Saint Peter's Primary School Choir at 10.30am.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PRIMARY FOUR CHILDREN
We ask for God's special grace and blessing on our Primary 4 children who will be receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion next year. Today, as they are presented to the parish, we will give them a special cross for their homes as a sign of their continuing journey of faith. Please keep the children and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Our new session has begun for the pre-fives, Primary 1 and 2 and Primary 3 groups of our Children's Liturgy Programme during 10.30am Mass. All children aged three to Primary 3 are welcome to come through and join us. Next week's helpers are Jacqueline Waugh for the pre-fives, Linda Martin for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Andrena Hughes and Frances Gemmell for Primary 4.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY VOLUNTEERS
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.

FIRST SATURDAY FATIMA DEVOTIONS
First Saturday Fatima Devotions are always on the first Saturday of every month after 10.00am Mass. Everyone is welcome!


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
We welcome into the Family of the Church Eva Rose Murray Taylor who will be baptised this coming Saturday at 11.00am. Congratulations to her parents and Godparents.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
 • It is one thing to pray, it is another to live what you discover in prayer. May God grant you wisdom enough to pray and strength enough to live what you discover in prayer.
 • When you go through deep waters, I will be with you - Isiah 43:2.

THERMOMETER OR THERMOSTAT?
Have you heard the phrase "Don't be a thermometer - be a thermostat"? A thermometer reads the temperature of the room and responds to it. A thermostat sets the temperature. Are you setting the spiritual temperature of the room? Or do you find yourself constantly responding to how your kids are acting - and are you letting that determine the kind of parent you will be? Are you basing the kind of spouse you are today on your husband or wife's mood? Are you responsive to the virtue - or lack thereof - in your workplace and letting that determine how you interact with the people around you? As we look ahead to the new school year, God is sending each of us out to serve in our homes and our communities. As Paul writes in his letter to the Philippians "Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus ... [He] emptied himself, taking the form of a slave" (2:5-7). Walk into a room and be a blessing. Think about how you can increase the joy in every situation. Be responsive to God, instead of those around you and start thinking about how you can be a joy and a blessing to your family, friends, and co-workers.


FROM THE MOUTHS OF CHILDREN
A grandmother recently went to dinner at a restaurant with her son and two grandchildren. They were sitting at the table waiting for their food when five-year-old Clare asked "Grandma, what was your mum like? "She was a very wonderful lady, Clare", said the grandmother. "Your Daddy knew her, too, before she died." The five-year-old looked at her Dad and said "Did you, Dad?" Dad answered "Yes I did, Clare. She was a very nice lady." "What was your Dad like, Grandma?" asked Clare. Grandmother responded "He was nice, too, but I didn't know him very well because he died when I was only ten years old." Clare's Dad chimed in "Isn't it great that Grandma's Mum did such a good job taking care of Grandma even though her Dad wasn't with them?" Clare didn't say anything else after that. The next day, Sunday, Clare was just talking with her Dad. She said "Dad, will people be able to see each other in heaven?" Her Dad said "Sure they will, Clare". Then she asked "Dad, I guess, since you're older than me, you'll die first." Her Dad responded "Yes, I guess I will, Clare." Then she said "I'll really miss you, Dad." By this time Dad was having trouble keeping the tears from his eyes. After a moment of silence, Clare said "Dad, will you please tell Jesus I love Him when you get there?" Dad responded with tears flowing down his face "Sure, Clare, I'll be glad to tell Him."

JUST FOR A LAUGH …
 • A primary school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five- and six-year olds. After explaining the commandment to honour thy Father and thy Mother, she asked "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?" Without missing a beat one little boy - the oldest of a family - answered "Thou shall not kill."

 • People are funny. They want the front of the bus, the middle of the road and the back of the Church.

GUNS OR PEOPLE
uns or People is an event, including music and time for reflection, to raise awareness of the consequences of using armaments to resolve conflict and the alternatives. Reverend Kathy Galloway of The Iona Community is the guest speaker and Arthur West will explain the work of Peace Education Scotland. It takes place in
Saint John’s Church, Stevenston on Sunday 6 October 3.00pm. It is expected to last for about forty-five minutes and there is a cup of tea at the end. The event is organised by the Outreach to the Poor Group of Embracing Change. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to this month's winners who each receive £25 - 240 Martin Anderson, 74 Michelle Millar, 221 Fiona Robertson and 233 Clare Anderson. The bonus draw £100 winner was 119 Rosemary Smith. Well done and good luck to all in October draw. New members are welcome. Just contact the Promoter on 469006 or the Parish Office on 464063.

IN AND AROUND THE CHURCH
Great work has been done in the choir loft to organise the microphone cables and make them safer. The doors leading to the Parish Centre from the Church have been adjusted and now close without banging. The Architect's Report and detailed drawings of the Church have been submitted for tender and we hope that the financing will be successful. Many, many thanks for all the hard work, time and effort.


PARISH STEWARDSHIP
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £681.74 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £463.77 - thanks very much. The Organ Fund stands at £6912.95 - many thanks for all your support and generosity!

MARY'S MEALS BACKPACK APPEAL
We were overwhelmed by your generosity to our last appeal. We have recently sent 150 filled backpacks to Malawi, making a running total of 2593. If you wish to contribute to this on-going charity, please put any items you wish to donate into the basket in the Church porch. As a reminder, here is a list of the items needed - backpacks, jotters, coloured pencils, pencil cases, rubbers, sharpeners, rulers, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, towels, tennis balls, cotton shorts, T-shirts, skirts, dresses and flip-flops all for use by children aged five to twelve years.                         Mary's Meals

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 haplain 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 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.