BULLETIN                                      27 OCTOBER 2019


Saturday 26 October  

Our Lady's Day
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Bobby Gaston RD
Thirtieth Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for William Paterson A

Sunday 27 October  

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

Monday 28 October  

Feast of Saints Simon and Jude
Holy Mass at 10.00am for the Meechan family SI

Tuesday 29 October  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Kathleen Dean A

Wednesday 30 October  

Holy Mass at 10.00am in thanksgiving for blessings and grace SI

Thursday 31 October  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for deceased members of a family RD
Vigil Mass at 7.00pm

Friday 1 November  

Feast of All Saints - Holy Day of Obligation
Holy Mass at 10.00am

Saturday 2 November  

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Sadie O'Reilly MM
Thirty-First Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm


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 26 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Sunday 27 October  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 28 October  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 29 October  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Wednesday 30 October  
  Requiem Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 31 October  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Vigil Mass at 7.00pm
Friday 1 November  
Holy Mass in Saint Anthony's Primary School at 9.30am
Vigil Mass at 7.00pm
Holy Mass at 11.00am
Saturday 2 November  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 27 October  


Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 28 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 29 October  
9.00 to 11.00am
5.00 to 8.00pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 30 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 31 October  
Friday 1 November  
9.30 to 11.30am Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
Mary Bruce Paton who died recently;
Samuel Cambridge 1979, Mary Fleming 2012, Margaret Newell 2005, Douglas Mayberry 2005, James Delahunt 1976, Cecilia Hilferty 2001, James McDermid 2003, John O'Neill 2012, Mary Brodie 1997, Ellie Graham 2016, Mary Haran 1995, Daniel Mathieson 1962, Joseph McGoogan 2008, Catherine Ramsay 2012, Gloria Rosendale 2014, William Delahunt 1986, Bill Moore 1989, The Christians martyred in the Cathedral of our Lady of Deliverance in Baghdad 2010, Sadie Clegg 2011, John Martin 1979, Daniel Brown 1988, Peter Hanratty 2013, Josephine Lundie 2007, baby Lily Heron 2016, Thomas Kilbane 1983, Hugh McKay 1982 and Eileen Taylor 2005 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 Julie Coldwell at 5.30pm and Alfie Agostini at 10.30am.

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

Next week's helpers are Jacqueline Waugh for the pre-fives, Andrena Hughes for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Frances Gemmell 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.

All Saints' Day is a solemn Holy Day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on 1 November. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. All Saints' Day is a Catholic Holy Day of Obligation, meaning that all Catholics are required to attend Mass on that day. All Saints' Day was formally started by Pope Boniface IV who consecrated the Pantheon at Rome to the Virgin Mary and all the Martyrs on 13 May in 609 AD. Boniface IV also established All Souls' Day which follows All Saints. There will be a Vigil Mass on Thursday 31 October at 7.00pm and Mass at 10.00am on 1 November.

Holy Mass on Saturday 2 November at 10.00am commemorates all the deceased members of our families and loved ones. We will also remember, in a special way, all those who have died this year. After celebrating the Solemnity of All Saints, the Church on All Souls' Day invites us to commemorate all the faithful departed, to turn our gaze to so many faces that have gone before us and that have completed their earthly journey. Let us think for a moment of the scene at Calvary and let us listen once again to the words that Jesus addressed on the Cross to the robber crucified at his right - "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise" (Luke
23:43). The Lord's own words come to mind with renewed clarity - "Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?" (John 14:1-2).

Every year we celebrate Holy Mass in Ardrossan Cemetery for all the deceased of our families and friends. The Mass this year will be on Sunday 3 November at 2.00pm. Saint Monica said to her son Saint Augustine "Bury my body wherever you will. Do not be concerned about that. One thing only I ask you, that you remember me at the altar of the Lord."

May prayer strengthen us for the spiritual battle we are told about in the Letter to the Ephesians - Draw strength from the Lord and from His mighty power (Ephesians 6:10). The Book of Revelation refers to this same battle, recalling before our eyes the image of Saint Michael the Archangel (Revelation 12:7). Pope Leo XIII certainly had a very vivid recollection of this scene when, at the end of the last century, he introduced a special prayer to Saint Michael throughout the Church. Although this prayer is no longer recited at the end of Mass, I ask everyone not to forget it and to recite it to obtain help in the battle against forces of darkness and against the spirit of this world.                                                                             Blessed Pope John Paul
   Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
   Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
   May God rebuke him, we humbly pray And do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host
    - by the Divine Power of God - cast into hell, Satan
   and all the evil spirits who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Who were these men and what qualifications did they have? Today, companies screen people for management positions - and Church authorities also screen people for positions of leadership. Candidates are not admitted to the priesthood without first undergoing psychological tests. Let us imagine that the twelve apostles were sent by Jesus to a firm of consultants for similar tests. The following report, marked Private and Confidential, was sent back to him.
Dear Sir
Thank you for submitting the resumes of the twelve men you have picked for management positions in your new organisation. All of them have now taken our battery of tests. We have run the results through our computer and also arranged personal interviews for each of them with our psychologists and vocational aptitude consultants. The results of all the tests are included and we advise that you study each of them carefully. It is the opinion of the staff that most of your nominees are lacking in background, education and vocational aptitude for the type of enterprise you are undertaking. Besides, they do not have the team concept. We have found ample evidence of jealousy and rivalry among them. Therefore, we would recommend that you continue your search for persons of more experience and proven ability. Simon Peter is emotionally unstable and given to fits of temper. He is definitely not the man you would want to head your organisation. Andrew has absolutely no qualities of leadership - he is just a follower and does what the others do. The two brothers, James and John, are too hot-headed and impulsive. Besides, they place personal interest above company loyalty. Thomas demonstrates a questioning attitude that would undermine morale. Matthew, the tax-collector, is undoubtedly a man of ability, but would project the wrong image for an organisation such as yours. James, son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus have radical political leanings, hence, their unsuitability. There is one of the candidates, however, who shows great potential. He is a man of ability and resourcefulness, good with people, has a keen business mind and has contacts in high places. He is highly motivated, ambitious and responsible. That man is Judas Iscariot. We recommend him as your controller and right-hand man. We wish you every success in your new venture.
Sincerely yours,
Jordan Management Consultants

An elderly man bursts into a priest's study and says " I've got to tell you this. I'm ninety years old and for the seventy years I've been married I never cheated on my wife. Then this sweet thing moved in next door and since then - wow!" "How long has it been since your last Confession?" asks the priest. "I've never been to Confession. I'm Jewish." "Then why are you telling me this?" "I'm telling everyone!"

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 Comboni Sisters will be paying us their annual visit to sell their Calendars this weekend.

Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £613.28 and the Missio Scotland collection to £725.77 - thanks very much. The Organ Fund stands at £7181.31 - many thanks for all your support and generosity!

There is an urgent need for toiletries and cleaning materials for local homeless people, including families. Any donations are welcome, in particular general purpose cleaners and shower gel. Please leave donations in the boxes in the foyer. Many thanks for your ongoing support.

SPRED Galloway invites you to its Saint Andrew's Night Ceilidh and Disco in Saint Paul's Church Hall, Ayr on Saturday 30 November from 7.30 to 11.00pm. A light supper will be provided and please bring your own bottle. Tickets cost £10.00 and family tickets also available. Please see the poster at the back of the Church. SPRED contacts are 01292 738068 and info@spredgalloway.org.uk.

The digital piano has been put back upstairs and is connected again to the sound system. The lights in the tower have been repaired and are now in working order. A new camera will be put in the Sanctuary to ensure a better picture.

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 Sadie, Marie and Phyllis.

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.