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Bulletin 3rd December 2017

Parish of St Martin of Tours, Renton

331 Main Street


G82 4PZ

First Sunday of Advent

(Cycle B)

3rd December 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 3rd December: First Sunday of Advent. Year (B)
Mass: 10am & 5pm
(Children’s Liturgy 10am)
Divine Mercy Devotion: 3pm.
Monday 4th December
Mass: 9.30am
Tuesday 5th December
Rosary: 9.15am
Mass 9.30am
Wednesday 6th December
Mass 9.30am
Thursday 7th December
Mass: 9.30am
Memorial St Ambrose
Friday 8th December
Rosary: 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
Solemnity of Immaculate Conception
Saturday 9th December
Mass: 9.30am
Vigil Mass (2nd Sunday of Advent) 5.00pm
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was:
Offertory Collection: £435.00 & 2nd Collection: £187. 00. Many thanks for your generosity to the parish and clergy. Highly Appreciated.
St Martin's Youth Group
Our new Youth Group will meet for the first time on Sunday 10th December from 6.30 until 8.00pm in the church hall. It is for children from P6 upwards. The P6 children are being enrolled in the Pope Francis Faith Award, which is a two-year, program to help develop the children's understanding of their faith in preparation for their Confirmation. Older pupils from P7 onwards are welcome to join the Youth Group as young leaders. They will benefit from the Pope Francis Faith Award program and be supported to become full active members of the parish. For further information contact Jennifer Gorman. Email:
Cinderella 9th December 7pm - for one night only!
Cinderella, our Parish Panto is on next Saturday 9th Dec. at 7pm. Tickets are on sale in the stall.
PPC (Parish Pastoral Council) Meeting.
The last quarter and end of year PPC meeting comes on the 11th December 2017 in the Chapel House at 7pm. All welcome.
ACTiV Carol Service
On Thursday 14th December at 7.30pm in our Lady and St Marks.
Christmas Carols
The Head Teacher, Staff and Pupils of St Martin’s Primary School invite all our parishioners to their Christmas Carol Service on 18th December 2017 at 1.30pm in the parish church. Please come and support our children.
FFC Meeting (Fabric and Finance Council)
FFC met on Tuesday - recap on the work that has been completed since our last meeting, i.e. Porch, stall, toilets, main doors and main part of the church have now been painted. Unfortunately, there is now a leak in one of the confessional boxes and gutters require to be cleared. As a matter of urgency, we need to prioritise this work and obtain quotes before 7th December. If anyone can help with this please see Fr Anthony or any member of the FFC.
St Martin’s Lourdes Draw (November 2017)
The following were the winners of the November Draw: Betty O’Hare, —no. 164, & Carol Rodgers —no 179Many congratulations!
Award in Catholic Theological Education
New Catechists for the Archdiocese of Glasgow were commissioned on Monday past and old ones already commissioned were re-commissioned for another tenure. We once again congratulate and wish them fruitful ministry as Catechists especially our parishioner Jennifer Gorman—one of the newly commissioned.
Our Lady and St Patrick High School SSVP group
Invite senior Citizens to our annual Christmas show “White Christmas” on Wednesday 20th Dec from 1pm -3.30pm. Tea, coffee and mince pies will be served. Remember we are now in our new school at Bellsmyre.
AGAP—Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project
AGAP Festive Film and Faith will meet at 1pm for the Matinée and al also 7pm on Thursday 6th December at Mungo’s Retreat House, next to Saint Mungo’s Church, Townhead, 52 Parson St., G4 0RX. This month’s Film is the “The Bishop’s Wife” (1947) Cert. U. New members welcome. Totally free! Big screen and speakers. Tea/coffee and chat. To book: and click event. Tel. 0141 552 5527.
Day of Confessions
St Andrew’s Cathedral Clyde Street. Priests will be available all day in the Cathedral on Tuesday 19th December 2017 from 7.45am until 5.45pm.
FIND – Weekly event for 16-25 Year Olds
BRAND NEW weekly event for young adults. Join us for an evening of food, discussions and short videos on some of life’s big questions. An ideal event for people wanting to learn, meet new people or introduce their friends to the faith in a relaxed and friendly environment. Launch night is the 8th of November. Any questions please get in touch. We hope to see you there! WEDNESDAY EVENINGS: 6.30PM @ Pauline Books, 36 St Enoch Square, G1 4DF. CONTACT US: 0141 226 5898 / 07496 876910
The Flourish (November Edition)
The November edition of The Flourishthe Archdiocesan newspaper is available. Please collect your copy from the back of the church.
Homeless Jesus Sculpture.
The installation of the HOMELESS JESUS SCULPTURE will take place on Thursday 7 December, 11am at St George’s Tron (Beside Buchanan St Subway Entrance). All Welcome. Church and Civic Leaders, Representatives of Homelessness Projects and those who have supported the project will be in attendance to raise awareness of the homeless situation in Glasgow. Everyone is welcome to witness and celebrate this very special event in the life of the City of Glasgow
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
Willy Doogan                           Ann Marie Kelly           Ann Mae Hendrick
Arthur O’Hare                          Gina Stewart
Died Recently
Philip Callaghan                       Rena McElerean           Joseph Judge
Anina Pacitti   
Canon James Simcox                Nan Bannon                 John McLaughlin
Rose McLaughlin                      Esme George                John McKay                            
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