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Bulletin 1st October 2017

Parish of St Martin of Tours, Renton

331 Main Street


G82 4PZ

Twenty Sixth Sunday of the Year

(Cycle A)

1st October 2017

Parish Priest: Fr Anthony Ejikeme
Tel: 01389 758880
Hall Bookings 01389 756100
Mass Times:
Saturday Vigil: 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am and 5.00pm
After 9.30am Mass on Saturday &
4.30pm - 4.55pm Saturday Evening or on request.
Weekday Masses:
Wednesday Novena:
9.20am before Mass
Divine Mercy Devotions:
3pm on the 1st Sunday of Month
Sunday 1st October: Twenty-Sixth Sunday of the Year (A)
Mass: 10am & 5pm
Children’s Liturgy 10am
Monday 2nd October
Mass: 9.30am
(Guardian Angel)
Tuesday 3rd October
Rosary: 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
Wednesday 4th October
Mass 9.30am
Memorial of St Francis of Assisi
Thursday 5th October
Mass: 9.30am
Friday 6th October
Rosary: 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
Saturday 7th October
Mass: 9.30aam
Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary
Vigil Mass (27th Sunday of the Year.) 5.00pm
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was:
Offertory Collection £397.00 & 2nd Collection for Marys Meals £635.00 Many thanks for your generosity to the parish and clergy. Highly appreciated.
Holy Mass for Newly Married Couples of 2017
Archbishop Tartaglia will celebrate Holy Mass for the newly married couples of the archdiocese in St Andrew’s Cathedral on Sunday 8th October at 3pm. All couples of the archdiocese married during the past few years are invited.
***Altar Servers are having a Parish Quiz/Ceilidh on 6th October 2017***
Altar Servers are having a Parish Quiz/Ceilidh on 6th October to help raise funds for the Parish… Donations of home baking most welcome. Tickets are on sale at the back of the church. £1 for child £2 for adult, includes light supper. Bar is available. If rehearsal is anything to go by…then you are in for a good night!
October Devotion 2017
We shall have October devotions to Our Lady on Mondays and Wednesdays (throughout the Month of October) at 7pm. Our devotion begins each day with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary (with litany) and finally Benediction.
Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) Meeting
The Council Meeting was held as scheduled and we sincerely thank all those who participated. Some of the highlights of the meeting include: to have our traditional October Devotions (Mondays &Wednesdays); shift in date of St Martin’s Feast Day from 11th (Saturday) to 10th to accommodate the pupils of the St Martin’s Primary School, (the feast itself is to be preceded by 9 days novena prayer); Our Remembrance Mass to be held on Thursday, 2nd November, 2017 at 7pm.  
St Michael’s Dumbarton SPRED Group
The Dumbarton SPRED group, based at St. Michael's supports adults who have a learning disability to take part in the life of the parish. To continue our work, we need new volunteers to join our group. If you would like to find out more, you will be welcome to an information evening on Tuesday, 3rd October at the SPRED Centre, 20 Robroyston Road, Glasgow, G33 1EQ at 7 p.m., repeated on Wednesday, 4th October at 2 p.m. If you would like to speak to one of St Michael’s group, please do not hesitate to call Eileen on 01389 605080 or 07939120030.
Beginning Experience
The Beginning Experience are holding a residential weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce, separation or widowhood. The weekend will take place form 6th –8th October 2017 at the Conforti Centre, Coatbridge. For details contact: Roz on 0131 669 0003 or e-mail: Completed Applications must be returned by Friday 22nd September 2017.
Aid to Church in Need
‘It takes Courage and Faith to be a Christian in the Middle East’: An evening of witness, prayer and reflection for the Persecuted Church’. Aid to the Church in Need would like to invite all parishioners to our annual Scottish Event Guests Speakers: Archbishop Issam John Darwish, Lebanon John Pontifex, ACN’s Head of Press and Information UK. For full event details, please visit
Venue: Turnbull Hall, Glasgow University Catholic Chaplaincy, G12 8LG. Date: Monday 9ᵗʰ October 2017. Time: 7pm - 9pm. Entrance is free, there will be a retiring collection and Trading items for sale.
St Martins Lourdes Draw Winners
September winners – Kathleen Rainey no 109 and Frances Slorach no 34. Well Done!
The Flourish (October Edition) The October edition of The Flourishthe Archdiocesan newspaper is now available. Please collect your copy from the back of the church.
We welcome Fr Chido back to our parish
Fr Chido will be in our parish from 1st –11th October 2017. While in the parish, he will use the opportunity to thank the parishioners for their generosity and kindness towards the students of Stella Maris Academy in Nigeria. He still requests our assistance for the continued upkeep of these children. A second collection is to be taken up on the 8th October for this purpose.
SSVP Lunch
The SSVP conference invites all our older parishioners to a Lunch at Ballagan Garden Centre on Wednesday 22nd November at 1.30pm. if you wish to go please append name on sheet at the back of the church indicating your choice of meal and if you require transport.
Support Worker required in East Renfrewshire £8.25per hour. See Fr Anthony for further information or phone Zoe Mac Donald on 01563825555.
The Summit RCAG Youth – Sunday the 8th October
The Summit kicks off next weekend - For P7- S6 -  Fun, Friendship, Faith and More! In Blessed John Dun Scotus, Ballater Street, Gorbals. 2pm till 5pm. See Fr Anthony for more information.
Our Parish community extend our sympathy and support of prayers to the family and friends of Jack Barr whose funeral and committal took place on Wednesday 27th September. May he rest in Peace.
Please pray for:
The Sick and the House Bound
Andrew Mullen                                   Walter Mullen                      Freddie Conroy
Kathleen Rainey                                 Billy McGuire                       Jim O’Donnell                                            Rose Jackson                                     William Webster                  Jack Slorach
Kirsteen Gillies
Died Recently
Jack Barr                                           Donal Belcher                                                                     
Month’s Mind
Nan Bannon                                         
Anna Williams                                    Nan McClushion                 Ann McKay         
Harry McCallion                                  Ronnie McQueen
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