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Bulletin 8th October 2017

Parish of St Martin of Tours, Renton

331 Main Street


G82 4PZ

Twenty Seventh Sunday of the Year

(Cycle A)

8th 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 8th October: Twenty-Seventh Sunday of the Year (A)
Mass: 10am & 5pm
Children’s Liturgy 10am
Monday 9th October
Mass: 9.30am
Tuesday 10th October
Rosary: 9.15am
Mass 9.30am
Wednesday 11th October
Mass 9.30am
Thursday 12th October
Mass: 9.30am
St Kenneth (0p. Mem)
Friday 13th October
Rosary: 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
Saturday 14th October
Mass: 9.30am
Vigil Mass (28th Sunday of the Year.) 5.00pm
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was:
Offertory Collection: £409.00 & 2nd Collection: £243.00. Many thanks for your generosity to the parish and clergy. Highly appreciated. This weekend’s collection is taken up in support of Stella Maris Academy, Nigeria (Fr Chido).
Requiem Mass
--for the faithful departed in St Peter’s Cemetery Dalbeth, London Road, Glasgow; for all who are buried in the Local Cemeteries, or whose final committal was at Daldowie Crematorium on Sunday 5th November 2017 at 3.00pm. Car parking entry by the Good Shepherd gate. In the event of inclement weather, Mass will be offered in St Joseph’s Church Tollcross.
The Flourish (October Edition))
The October edition of The Flourishthe Archdiocesan newspaper is available. Please collect your copy from the back of the church.
We welcome Fr Chido back to our parish
Fr Chido hopes to be in our parish this weekend. While in the parish, he will use the opportunity to thank the parishioners for your generosity and kindness towards the pupils and students of Stella Maris Academy in Nigeria. He still requires our assistance for the continued upkeep of these children.
Altar Servers Thank You
All the Altar servers would like to say a Very Big Thankyou to Everyone who helped make their Quiz and Ceilidh a fabulous night. A magnificent sum of £414 was raised to help with the Church Maintenance.
Halloween Party on Saturday 28th October 2017
Tickets are now on sale for the annual Halloween Party in St Martin Hall.
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.
SSVP Conference Lunch.
The SSVP Conference of St Martin's invites all our older parishioners to a Lunch at Ballagan Garden Centre on Wednesday the 22nd of November at 130 p.m.  If you wish to go please append your name to the list at the back of the Church indicating whether you require transport and choice of meal. Thank You.
St Kessog’s – Clydebank male voice choir 20th Oct. For more information, see POSTER at the back of the church.
20-40 Network November Event
Are you aged 20-40 and would you like to meet and socialise with other young Catholics?  We've booked a table at TGI Friday's for Friday 24th November at 7:30pm and would love it if you could join us for an ‘early bird’ Christmas dinner. There will be regular menus, Christmas menus and even a ‘Secret Santa’. We've only got 20 tickets available and sales close on Friday 17th November. Everyone who comes to our events is coming on their own, into the unknown and that takes courage. We have been in this position ourselves so we understand and promise you a very welcoming atmosphere. Email to buy a ticket or join our mailing list to find out about future events if you can’t make this one. We’re also on Facebook at 
Newman Association (Glasgow Circle)
Newman Association: “What the Early can teach us”. A talk by Joe Fitzpatrick. The Ogilvie Centre, St Aloysius’ Church, Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RE at 7.30pm on Thursday 26th October 2017. All welcome. Non-members: admission £3—includes refreshments
The Summit
Calling all YOUNG PEOPLE! If you are in P7 to S6 then this invite is for you. Join the RCAG Youth Team for an afternoon of FUN FREINDHIP, FAITH and MORE! This monthly event will give you the chance to learn more about our Catholic faith, make new friends, have some fun, eat good pizza, and celebrate Holy Mass. WE kick off this Sunday, the 8th of October, in Blessed John Don Scotus Church, Ballater Street, Gorbals, G5 0YT  & will run from 2pm—5pm with Mass at 3.15pm. Any questions please get in touch with Do not forget to collect your consent/registration form from your parish priest and bring it along with you on the day. (Alternatively guardians of under 16’s can complete consent form on arrival and over 16’s can register on site. Dates bellow: 8th Oct / 12th Nov / 10th Dec / 14th Jan / 11th Feb / 13th May / 10thJune.    
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 this Sunday 8th October at 3pm. All couples of the archdiocese married during the past few years are invited.
Jesuit Ministries: Pastoral Care Course
---Six Wednesday evening from November 8 –December 13th plus 2 Saturdays November 4 & 18. A programme for those who visit others in whatever capacity: Hospital, University or School chaplaincies, Home visitors, Eucharistic Ministers, etc. Venue: Ignatian Spirituality Centre, 35 Scott St, Glasgow, G3 6PE, Tel: 0141 354 0077, email:
The Round £1 coin ceases to be legal tender after 15th October 2017
As you may know, the round £1 coin is no long legal tender after midday on 15 October 2017. Please take note therefore that after this date any contribution(s) with the above will not adequate as the banks may no longer accept them. Thanks for your anticipated cooperation.
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        
Died Recently
Jack Barr                            May Kirrin                         William Whitters                                                                
May McGinley                      Nan McClushion                 James O’Hare
Eleanor Flynn                      Ronnie McQueen                Lex O’Malley
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