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Parish of St Martin of Tours


331 Main Street, Renton.

G82 4PZ

First Sunday of Advent (C)

1st December 2019

Parish Priest: Fr Anthony Ejikeme
Sunday 1st December
Mass: 10.00am & 5.00pm
Divine Mercy Devotion: 3.00pm
Monday 2nd December
Mass: 9.30am
Tuesday 3rd December
Rosary: 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
St Francis Xavier—Memorial
Wednesday 4th December  
Novena: 9.20am
Mass: 9.30am
Thursday 5th December
Mass: 9.30am
Friday 6th December
Rosary: 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
Saturday 7th December
Mass: 9.30am
St Ambrose—Memorial
 (Vigil Mass of Second  Sunday of Advent: 5.00pm)
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was: Offertory Collection: and 2nd Collection: available next week. Many thanks to all parishioners for your continuous financial help to the parish and to the Archdiocese. Most appreciated.
PPC meeting Highlights
Appraisal of some of the parish activities and celebrations since the last meeting: Forty Hours, the Remembrance Mass, the feast of St Martin, etc. All were adjudged to have been successful. Parish Golden Jubilee (of the New Church) not too far away from now. Further discussions to be held during the New Year. Please check the notice board in the porch for previous Minutes of Meeting.
Pope Francis Faith Award Enrolment Mass
Our new group of candidates for the Pope Francis Faith Award and their families are invited to a Mass of enrolment on Sunday 8th December at 5pm. All other members of the youth group please note the youth group will be on as usual on this date.
Community Carol Service
…hosted by Townswoman's Guild in Our Lady and St. Marks Alexandria Friday 6th December 2019 @ 2p.m.all welcome.
ACTiV (Action of Churches Together in the Vale)
Carol Service in St. Martin’s Renton on Thursday 19th December 2019 at 7 pm. All welcome. Tea Coffee & Mice pies in hall after the service. Appeal for home baking please.
Christmas Raffle
…tickets are now on sale in the back of the church.
Christmas Carol
The Head Teacher, Staff and Pupils of St Martin’s Primary School invite all our parishioners to their Christmas Cantata Service on 17th December 2019 at 1.30pm in the parish church. All welcome.
We announce the death of James (Jim) Harken (Greenfield Place). Reception of Remains on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at 6.00pm, and funeral Mass on Wednesday 4th December at 9.30am. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
Unwrapping the 4th Gospel: A Talk by Fr. Robert Hill 
Do you find the Gospel of John confusing? Boring? Repetitive? Lacking a good story? This 1-hour talk will open up some ways to easier understanding of this Gospel, and the insights it gives us into the person of the Son of God, the Word made flesh. Tuesday 3rd December at 7pm in St Matthew’s Church Hall, Bishopbriggs. All welcome.
Catholic Charismatic Renewal
The Scottish CCR National Conference is being held from 7-8 December in St Mirin’s Cathedral Hall in Paisley. (£20 whole weekend; £15 daily) All welcome. The Guest speakers are Jean Luc Moens, Moderator of CHARIS, the new unified service for Catholic Charismatic Renewal; Rev Kenny Borthwick, Minister of the Church of Scotland, Wester Hailes; Teresa Lally, chair of the National Service of Communion for CCR Scotland and Bishop John Keenan of Paisley. More details on or email
Advent Day of Confessions 
On Thursday 19th December, priests will be available all day in Saint Andrew’s Cathedral (from 7:45am – 5:45pm) for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Come home for Christmas!
Thought for the day
The liturgical cycle helps us not only by telling once more the story of salvation but also by underlining movements of the heart appropriate for each season. Thus, Lent invites us to conversion and Easter promotes joy in believing. What of Advent? The season encourages us and takes us back to our original longing and quest which brought us to God in the first place. Especially in the readings from the prophets, the lectionary explores again that restlessness of heart and helps us name our desire for the One who alone fills our hearts with his peace “which surpasses all understanding.
Please pray for:
… the sick and Housebound of our parish
Recently Dead
Jim Harken
William Hughes       Daniel A. Hughes    John McKay
Mary O’Hare           Annie McColl          John McLaughlin
Rose McLaughlin


Other activities
Confessions: After 9.30am Mass on Saturday &
4.30 - 4.55pm Saturday Evening or on request.
Divine Mercy: 3pm on the 1st Sunday of the Month
 Tel: 01389 758880
Hall Bookings: 01389 756100

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