BULLETIN                                                 13 OCTOBER 2019


Saturday 12 October  

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

Sunday 13 October  

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

Monday 14 October  

Holy Mass at 10.00am Sadie O'Reilly RD

Tuesday 15 October  

Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus
Mass at 10.00am for Mary Halliday SI and Maureen Taylor RD

Wednesday 16 October  

Requiem Mass at 10.00am for Isabella Avey

Thursday 17 October  

Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch
Mass at 10.00am for deceased members of the Brady and Hilferty families and Robert McGill RD

Friday 18 October  

Feast of Saint Luke
Mass at 10.00am for the unity of a family SI and Mary V McAtee A
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction at 10.45am

Saturday 19 October  

Our Lady's Day
Holy Mass at 10.00am for a young man suffering from depression SI
Twenty-Ninth Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for healing in a family SI


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 12 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 13 October  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 14 October  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 15 October  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Wednesday 16 October  
  Service of the Word at 10.00am
Thursday 17 October  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Friday 18 October  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Saturday 19 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm  
Sunday 13 October  


No Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 14 October  

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

Parents and Toddlers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 15 October  
9.00 to 11.00am
5.00 to 8.00pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 16 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 17 October  
Friday 18 October  
9.30 to 11.30am
Parents and Toddlers
Tea, coffee and chat in the Snug after Benediction

Please remember in your prayers:
Sadie O'Reilly, Robert McGill, Isabella Avey and Maureen Taylor who died recently;
Maureen Haddington 2002,Vincenzo Marchetti 1968, Mary McCarroll 1913, Ena Millar 1987, John Petrie 1966, Bruce Gallacher 1995, Robert Ireland 2008, James McKay 1992, Bernard Aspinwall 2013, John McGowan 2002, John McPolin 1944, Hannah Burns 2002, Dan Donnelly 1941, Andrew Howieson, Jim Sullivan 2005, Alistair Aitken 1995, Agnes Anderson 2001, Mary McAtee 2006, Margaret McHugh 2002, Michael McManus 1961 and Michael Monaghan 1936 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 Margaret Brawley at 10.30am.

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

Next week's helpers are Jacqueline Waugh for the pre-fives, Frances Gemmell for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Clara Hyslop and Linda Martin for Primary 4. If any parents would like to volunteer to join the catechists, please speak to Clara or Father Duncan. Thank you.

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

We welcome to the Family of the Church Logan Dooris who was baptised on Saturday by Father John Doran from Glasgow. Congratulations to the parents and Godparents.

Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Isabella Avey who died recently. Her Requiem Mass on Wednesday 16 October 2019 at 10.00am
will be followed by cremation at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium. May she rest in peace and rise in glory!

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.

Moments spent alone with God are also necessary. For Saint Teresa of Avila, prayer 'is nothing but friendly and frequent solitary converse with him who we know loves us'. This is true not only for a privileged few but for all of us for 'we all have need of this silence, filled with the presence of him who is adored'. Trust-filled prayer is a response of a heart open to encountering God face to face, where all is peaceful and the quiet voice of the Lord can be heard in the midst of silence. In that silence, we can discern, in the light of the Spirit, the paths of holiness to which the Lord is calling us. Otherwise, any decisions we make may only be window-dressing that, rather than exalting the Gospel in our lives, will mask or submerge it. For each disciple, it is essential to spend time with the Master, to listen to his words, and to learn from him always. Unless we listen, all our words will be nothing but useless chatter.

At a Consistory of cardinals on Monday, Pope Francis formally approved Blessed John Henry Newman's canonisation. Blessed John Henry Newman was one of the most prominent converts to Catholicism from Anglicanism of the nineteenth century. He was already an esteemed theologian when he founded the Oxford movement to return the Church of England to its Catholic roots before himself converting to the Catholic faith. He was made a cardinal by Pope Leo XII

The Light of the World was painted in 1853-54 by the English artist William Holman Hunt (1827-1910). The painting, which measures 125 x 60 cm, is currently at Keble College, Oxford in England. The painting is really a painted text, a sermon on canvas. In The Light of the World the allegory chosen for illustration is that beautiful one in the Revelation - 'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20). On the head of Christ are two crowns - the earthly crown of his passion as well as his heavenly crown of glory. This crown begins to bud and blossom - symbol of new life and new beginning. The Robe of Christ is a seamless robe. It symbolises the unbroken unity of the Body of Christ, the Family of the Church today throughout the world. Then there is the lamp carried by Christ. It is the lamp which guides us throughout the journey of our lives. The scene is during the night. There are dangers and obstacles on our path - the light of Christ will guide us and show us the safest and best way. The door of the soul is beautifully rendered. It has been a very long time since it has been opened. The weeds have climbed where they never could have climbed had it been kept open. Stains of rust are over the iron-work. We can see brambles, because a place overgrown with brambles is a place to which the gardener doesn't visit. The fruit the trees have borne has fallen to the ground - natural fruit, uncared for and untended. The sadness of the face of Christ is painful in the extreme and the justification of this sadness is that Christ has knocked and knocked in vain. Look how Christ's knocks on the door of our souls - his hand is half-open and he listens intently. He is patient, he will wait for as long as it takes. The door has no handle. It can only be opened form the inside. In other words, only we can open the door of our souls to Christ. It is our choice. Perhaps we might see in this painting the whole meaning of the life of Christ and the whole story of our own neglected souls. The idea of painting the picture came from a sonnet entitled Tomorrow by Lope de Vega from Spain.
   Soul, from thy casement look and thou shalt see
   How He persists to knock and wait for thee
   And oh, how often to that voice of sorrow
   "Tomorrow I will open" I replied
   And when the morrow came, I answered still "Tomorrow!"

A father was approached by his small son who told him proudly "I know what the word Bible means!" His father smiled and replied "What do you mean, you know what the Bible means? The son replied "I do know!" "Okay" said his father. "What does the Bible mean?" "That's easy, Daddy" the young boy replied excitedly. "It stands for Basic Information Before Leaving Earth."

The feasts of All Saints on 1 November and All Souls on 2 November remind us that this is the month of remembrance and we pray for our departed loved ones. Our prayers invoke God to receive our faithful departed into his heavenly Kingdom. If you would like to have your deceased relatives and friends remembered in our Masses during this month, please list their names on the special sheet at the back of Church with a donation if possible and hand it back. Take a little time to remember and write the names so they should never become forgotten souls.

The second collection next weekend will be for the Missio Appeal. Missio is the Scottish branch of the Pontifical Mission Societies. It is the Pope's official charity for overseas mission. Missio Scotland brings the hope of the Gospel where there is turmoil, poverty or uncertainty and aid to where the Church is new, young or poor. Missio Scotland empowers local people to form and sustain communities of faith. It also helps to train and nurture future leaders so that the vital work of the Church can continue to take place.

The month of October is dedicated to the prayer of the Rosary. Simple Rosaries that were blessed on the Feast Day of the Rosary are available in front of the altar in Church today. Please take one along, pray with it and then pass it on to someone who needs our prayers or support.

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.

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!

Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £620.20 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £236.14 - thanks very much. The Organ Fund stands at £6992.95 - many thanks for all your support and generosity!

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 Jennifer's and Niamh'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.