BULLETIN                                                      6 OCTOBER 2019

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3



CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 5 October  

Our Lady's Day
Holy Mass at 10.00am for the sick and housebound
Twenty-Seventh Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for Anne Ward A

Sunday 6 October  

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

Monday 7 October  

Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary
Holy Mass at 10.00am with Blessing of Rosaries for Hugh McEvoy - birthday remembrance

Tuesday 8 October  

Mass at 10.00am for Iain Tarbet A

Wednesday 9 October  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Flora McGarrity RD

Thursday 10 October  

Mass at 10.00am for Laurence Quigley RD

Friday 11 October  

Memorial of Saint John XXIII, Pope
Mass at 10.00am for Tom Galacher RD and Robert McGill RD
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction at 10.45am

Saturday 12 October  

Our Lady's Day
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Rosie Reilly RD
Twenty-Eighth Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for Anna Burns

  

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 5 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 6 October  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 7 October  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 8 October  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Wednesday 9 October  
  Service of the Word at 10.00am
Thursday 10 October  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Friday 11 October  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Saturday 12 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm Holy Mass at 10.00am
 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 6 October  

11.30am

Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 7 October  

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 8 October  
9.00 to 11.00am
5.00 to 8.00pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 9 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 10 October  
   
Friday 11 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:
Sadie OíReilly , Flora McGarrity, Laurence Quigley, Tom Galacher, Robert McGill and Rosie Reilly who died recently;
Kirsty Bell 2012, Elizabeth McKay 2005, Terence O'Neill 2002, Karen Marie Boulcott 2007, Greta Brennan 2017, William Cambridge 1990, John Goan 2012, James Martin 1997, Russ Otto 2012, Eunice Ward 2001, Ann Breen 2017, Peter Martean 1969, Catherine McHugh 1977, Joe Brady senior 1963, Vincenzo Carrino 1980, Alex Jamieson 2006, Bill Henderson, Mary Colvin 2000, Jane Coulter 1998, Dan Donnelly 1941, Chrissie Ferguson 2006, Joseph Harvey 1998, Harry Kemp 1972 and Shannon McTaggart 1996 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 RECONCILIATION
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 Katrina Pollock at 5.30pm and Robert Cooper at 10.30am.

MUSIC MINISTRY
Next weekend's musicians are the Choir at 5.30pm and Andrena Hughes 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
The Children's Special Liturgy for the Primary 4 Group will start this Sunday. Next week's helpers are Geraldine Butcher for the pre-fives, Jacqueline Smith for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Maria Paterson-Kidd and Emma Paterson 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!


OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY ON MONDAY
The month of October is dedicated to the prayer of the Rosary. The special Feast Day is on Monday 7 October. Please bring your own personal rosaries to Mass and we will bless them on that special day. Just place them on the altar as you come to Mass.

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
We welcome to the Family of the Church Eva Rose Murray Traynor who was baptised on Saturday. We also welcome Logan Dooris who will be baptised this coming Saturday by Father John Doran from Glasgow. Congratulations to all the parents and Godparents.

DO YOU NEED SOME INNER PEACE?
Prayer is the path to inner peace. The rosary is a powerful tool to find inner peace in today's noisy, busy world. Prayer is powerful. In the rosary, we ponder the life of Jesus through the eyes of his Mother. The rosary will be prayed every morning in Church before Mass at 9.35am. Come along and enter into the experience.

POPE FRANCIS IN GUADATE ET EXSULTATE
We should not think of the devil as a myth, a representation, a symbol, a figure of speech or an idea. This would lead us to let down our guard, grow careless and end up more vulnerable. The devil does not need to possess us. He poisons us with the venom of hatred, desolation, envy and vice. When we let down our guard, he takes advantage of it to destroy our lives, our families and our communities. Like a roaring lion, he prowls around, looking for someone to devour. God's word invites us clearly to 'stand against the wiles of the devil' and to 'quench all the flaming darts of the evil one'. These expressions are not melodramatic, precisely because our path towards holiness is a constant battle. Those who do not realise this will be prey to failure or mediocrity. For this spiritual combat, we can count on the powerful weapons that the Lord has given us - faith-filled prayer, meditation on the word of God, the celebration of Mass, Eucharistic adoration, sacramental Reconciliation, works of charity, community life and missionary outreach. If we become careless, the false promises of evil will easily seduce us.


OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY
October is the month to pray the rosary. Pope Saint Pius V established this feast in 1573. The purpose was to thank God for the victory of Christians over the Turks at Lepanto - a victory attributed to the praying of the rosary. Clement XI extended the feast to the universal Church in 1716. The development of the rosary has a long history. First, a practice developed of praying 150 Our Fathers in imitation of the 150 Psalms. Then there was a parallel practice of praying 150 Hail Marys. Soon a mystery of Jesus' life was attached to each Hail Mary. In the sixteenth century, the rosary was developed to its present form with the 15 mysteries - joyful, sorrowful and glorious. In 2002, Blessed Pope John Paul II added the Mysteries of Light to this devotion. The purpose of the rosary is to help us meditate on the great mysteries of our salvation. Pius XII called it a compendium of the gospel. The main focus is on Jesus - his birth, life, death and resurrection. The Our Fathers remind us that Jesus' Father is the initiator of salvation. The Hail Marys remind us to join with Mary in contemplating these mysteries. They also make us aware that Mary was and is intimately joined with her Son in all the mysteries of his earthly and heavenly existence. The Glory Bes remind us that the purpose of all life is the glory of the Blessed Trinity. The rosary appeals to many. It is simple. The constant repetition of words helps create an atmosphere in which to contemplate the mysteries of God. We sense that Jesus and Mary are with us in the joys and sorrows of life. We grow in hope that God will bring us to share in the glory of Jesus and Mary forever. Blessed Pope John Paul once wrote 'The rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christ-centred prayer. It has all the depth of the gospel message in its entirety. It is an echo of the prayer of Mary, her perennial Magnificat for the work of the redemptive Incarnation which began in her virginal womb. It can be said that the rosary is, in some sense, a prayer-commentary on the final chapter of the Vatican II Constitution Lumen Gentium, a chapter that discusses the wondrous presence of the Mother of God in the mystery of Christ and the Church'.

JUST FOR A LAUGH Ö
Here are some Catholic one-liners.
ē The phrase that is guaranteed to wake up any congregation - and in conclusion ...
ē Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
ē Be ye fishers of men. You catch 'em - He'll clean Ā'em.


ANNUAL SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT
Our Annual Safeguarding Statement will be available this weekend at the end of Mass. Please take a copy home and give it a good read so that you are up-to-date. Special thanks to our two Safeguarding Officers, Myriame Sammons and George Poole for all the hard work over the year!

AN AFTERNOON WITH MARY
There will be a special afternoon of prayer at Saint Winin's Church, Kilwinning this Sunday from 3.00pm until 5.00pm. Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards and there will be a chance to see some slides from the latest Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

GUNS OR PEOPLE
Guns 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 Johnís Church, Stevenston on Sunday 6 October at 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.

A FOND FAREWELL TO TANYA WEBSTER
Tanya, the minister at Park Church in Ardrossan will be leaving us soon to take up a new position in Aberdeen. We wish Tanya a great new start and God's blessing for her work in the new parish in Aberdeen.

ANNUAL SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT TODAY
Our Annual Safeguarding Statement will be available this weekend at the end of Mass. Please take a copy home and give it a good read so that you are up-to-date. Special thanks to our two Safeguarding Officers, Myriame Sammons and George Poole for all the hard work over the year!

INVITATION TO THE IGNATIAN GROUP
The Ignatian Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month and the second Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. All are welcome.

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
New shrubs have been planted at the front door of the Church. A repair is being made to one of the Chalices for Mass. The Church doors have been adjusted so that they close without banging. Many thanks for all the work and efforts.


FOODBANK COLLECTIONS
Would you be able to help with collections for the Foodbank for two hours? The dates are 18 and 19 October from noon to 6.00pm at Sainsbury's in Irvine and 22 and 23 October from 10.00am to 4.00pm at Morrison's in Stevenston. Please phone 07979 542319 if you can help. Thank you!

PARISH STEWARDSHIP
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £704.88 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £276.57 - thanks very much. The Organ Fund stands at £6912.95 - many thanks for all your support and generosity!

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 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.