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Bulletin 5th March 2017

St Martin of Tours, Renton

331 Main Street
G82 4PZ

First Sunday of Lent

(Cycle A)

5th March 2017

Parish Priest: Fr Anthony Ejikeme
Tel: 01389 758880
Hall Bookings 01389 756100


Saturday Vigil: 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am & 5.00pm
Confessions: After 9.30am Mass on Saturday &
4.30 - 4.55pm Saturday Evening or on request.
Weekday Masses: 9.30am
Tuesdays Rosary during Lent: 9.15am before Mass
Wednesday Novena: 9.20am before Mass
Divine Mercy Devotions: 3pm on the 1st Sunday of the Month
Sunday 5th March: First Sunday of Lent
Mass 10am & 5pm
Children’s Liturgy
Monday 6th March
Mass 9.30am
Tuesday 7th March
Mass 9.30am (Rosary before mass)
Deanery Station Mass: St Peter’s Parish Dumbarton, 7.00pm
Wednesday 8th March
Mass 9.30am
Thursday 9th March
Mass 9.30am
Friday 10th March
Mass 9.30am
Feast of St John Ogilvie
Stations of the Cross - 7.00pm
Saturday 11th March
Mass 9.30am
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was:
Offertory Collection £351.00 & 2nd Collection £230.00
Many thanks for your generosity to the parish and clergy. Highly appreciated. Our second collection this weekend (4th / 5th March) is taken up in support of the Sick and Retired Clergy of the Archdiocese.
Glasgow Lourdes Hospitalite -  Glasgow Archdiocese Lourdes Pilgrimage 14 - 21 July 2017
The Lourdes Hospitalite would welcome you to join us in Pilgrimage in July 2017. The Pilgrimage is open to all ages. If interested please contact: Mrs Agnes Findlay 5 Crofthead Dr, Lennoxtown G66 7HP. Tel: 01360 312 676.
Feast of St John Ogilvie 10th March
Archbishop Tartaglia will celebrate the 1.00pm Mass on 10th March in St Andrew’s Cathedral to mark the feastday. Everyone welcome.
March’s Edition of Flourish is available at the back of the church.
Our Parish Pilgrimage to the Divine Mercy Shrine Krakow - Poland
Sept 6th to 13th 2017. Cost £620. See poster for itinerary at the back of the church. Please contact Patricia Mooney for information 01389 602 758.
Calling All Secondary School Pupils! RCAG Youth alongside various groups in the Archdiocese are excited to announce the launch of our new Monthly event: “The Summit”. But fear not you don’t need your hiking boots…we aren’t the biggest fans of climbing the mountain either! Jam-packed with exciting talks, workshops, activities, Holy Mass with the Archbishop and some decent scran - you’d be crazy to miss it. It’ll take place in Bl. John Duns Scotus R C Church, G5 0YT (just 10 mins walk from Glasgow City Centre) 2 - 5pm on Sunday 12 March, 14th May & 11th June. We look forward to seeing you all.  For more information or to contact us check out our Facebook page www.facebook.comRCAGYouth 
Feast of St Patrick
Mass in St Andrew’s Cathedral to celebrate the life of St Patrick. Celebrant: Most Rev Philip Tartaglia. Saturday 18th March 11.30am.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Our parish Primary 3 schoolchildren will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession) on Wednesday March 29th at 7pm in St Martin’s church. Parish Catechesis classes will be held on 11th & 18th March respectively, in the Church Sacristy from 10.30 – 12noon (approx.). Please remember these children and all our children in your prayers.
St Martin’s Lourdes Draw (February 2017)
The following were the winners of the February Draw: Margaret Mary Mooney - no. 4 & Peter Rowan - no 63.  Many congratulations!
Lenten Alms
During the weekends of Lent (with the exception of 4th Sunday of Lent: 26th March. S.C.I.A.F Sunday) we are asked to take up a retiral collection after each Mass which forms our ‘Lenten Alms’. This collection taken throughout the Archdiocese helps to support our sick and retired clergy. Fr Anthony thanks you most sincerely for your concern and kindness to my brother priests.
Lenten Deanery Station Mass
Our deanery station Mass comes up on Tuesday 7th March at St Peter’s Parish Dumbarton at 7.00pm. All welcome.            
St Martin’s Webpage
We now have a page for St Martin of Tours parish. The link is: With your help we intend to build it up in the coming months. If anyone would like to add items, become involved or would like to Advertise Your Business please ask the Parish Priest or any member of the PPC.
Many congratulations to the parents and family of Rhys Lucas Duncan and Layla Tayde Duncan baptised last weekend. Welcome to our parish family.
Our parish community extend our sympathy and the support of our prayers to the family and friends of William Vallence whose funeral and committal took place last Thursday morning. May he rest in peace. 
PPC Meeting
An enthusiastic meeting took place on Monday with more new members welcomed. There were a large number of items on the agenda however, the highlight of the discussions was a need to obtain quotes for painting the inside of the church. A copy of the minutes are obtainable from Fr Anthony.
Please pray for:
Sick and House Bound
Annie Hussey               Freddie Conroy             Kathleen Rainey                        Billy McGuire             Jim O’Donnell                    Walter Mullen
Andrew Mullen            Gerard Holloran             Rosemary King     
Died Recently
William Vallence       
John Sutherland             Cathie Sutherland        Thomas Sutherland
Peter Watters                Rose King
Months Mind
Nan Bannon                 Shirley Havern
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