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Parish of St Martin of Tours

331 Main Street, Renton.

G82 4PZ

1st Sunday of Advent

(Cycle C)

2nd December 2018

Parish Priest: Fr Anthony Ejikeme
Tel: 01389 758880
Hall Bookings: 01389 756100
Mass Times:
Saturday Vigil:
10.00am and 5.00pm
After 9.30am Mass on Saturday & 4.30 - 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 2nd December. First Sunday of Advent (Year C)
Mass: 10.00am & 5.00pm
Children’s Liturgy
Monday 3rd December
Mass: 9.30am
St Francis Xavier
Tuesday 4th December  
Rosary: 9.15am
Wednesday 5th December
Mass 9.30am
Thursday 6th December
Mass: 9.30am
Friday 7th December
Rosary 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
St Ambrose—Memorial
Saturday 8th December
Mass 9.30am
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
 (Vigil Mass of Second Sunday of Advent: 5.00pm)
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was:
Offertory Collection: £387.00 & 2nd Collection: £201.00 (Education Sunday). Many thanks once again to all parishioners for your continuous financial help to the parish and to the Archdiocese. Highly appreciated
Fabric and Finance Council (FFC) Meeting
Our last FFC meeting for the year 2018 comes up on Monday 3rd December. Please all members take note and make adequate arrangements to attend as some vital issues are to be discussed.
Parish and Pastoral Council (PPC) Meeting
Our last PPC meeting for the year 2018 comes up on Monday 10th December 2018 in the Chapel House at 7.00pm. New members welcome.
The Flourish (December Edition)
The December edition of The Flourish, the Archdiocesan newspaper is available. Please collect your copy from the back of the church.
Save the Date - SVDP Outing 2019
SVDP is planning an outing to see CINDERELLA at the PAVILLION GLASGOW on Tuesday 3rd January 2019, a Matinee Performance at 1.30pm. Please see any member of the SVDP.
Our parish community once again extend our sympathy and the support of our prayers to the family and friends of Linda Kelly (Jackson Place) whose funeral Mass and committal took place on last Tuesday 27th November 2018. May she rest in peace.
Caring Sunday - 16th December 2018
Every Third Sunday of Advent is known in our Archdiocese as Caring Sunday. Funds raised on this day are dedicated to caring for children and young people, special needs’ groups and senior citizens. Advent pastoral care boxes are already in the porch. If you can - please take one home and return to church sacristy at the end of Advent. Many thanks.
St Martin’s Lourdes Draw (November 2018)
The following were the winners of the November Draw: Jim Rodgers, — no. 36, & Willie Scullion — no 98Many congratulations!
ACTiV (Action of Churches Together in Vale) 
Are holding a Carol Service on Thursday 13th December at 7:30 pm Alexandria Parish Church are hosting the event this year. All welcome. The collection will be for Street Pastors.
St Margaret’s Adoption Society
We are currently looking to recruit prospective adopters. If you have ever thought about adoption as a way to grow your family and would like to know more, please contact our office for a chat with one of our friendly and experienced staff on 0141 332 8371 or email
Blessing of the Crib
The blessing of the crib with Alba Brass and local primary schools will take place at George Square, Glasgow, on Wednesday 5th December 2018 at 6.30pm.  Music from 6pm. All welcome.
Council of Christian and Jews, West of Scotland Branch - A Celebration of Hanukkah and Advent
Come along and enjoy a celebration of food and festivity as we mark the time of Hanukkah and Advent. There will be doughnuts and cakes, as well as a presentation about the significance of both events from a representative of each community. Wednesday 5th December, 2pm at Giffnock Synagogue, 222 Fenwick Road, Giffnock G46 6UE. All welcome.
All-night Vigil in Honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Friday 7th December 2018 (8pm opening Mass) - Saturday 8th (6am closing Mass) in Saint Andrew’s Cathedral, Clyde Street, Glasgow. All welcome, Tea and Coffee available all night. For information contact: email Phone 07806517383 or Facebook – Glasgow Vigils Events.
Advent Day of Confessions
Priests will be available to hear Confessions in Saint Andrew’s Cathedral on Thursday 20th December from 7.45am until 5.45pm. 
Christmas Raffle tickets are now on sale the back of the church.
Please pray for:
Sick and the House Bound
Kathleen Rainey
Died Recently
Linda Kelly                             Mary O’Hare
John Bluett
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