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Bulletin 9th April 2017

St Martin of Tours, Renton

331 Main Street
G82 4PZ

Palm Sunday

The Passion of Our Lord

(Cycle A)

9th April 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
Wednesday Novena: 9.20am before Mass
Divine Mercy Devotions: 3pm on the 1st Sunday of the Month
Sunday 9th April
Mass: 10am & 5pm
Children’s Liturgy
Monday 10th April
Mass: 9.30am
Confessions: 10.00am
Tuesday 11th April
Rosary - 9.15am
Mass 9.30am
Confessions: 10.00am
Stations of the Cross - 7pm
Wednesday 12th April
Mass 9.30am
Confessions: 10.00am
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was:
Offertory Collection £386.00 & 2nd Collection £275.00. Many thanks for your generosity to the parish and clergy. Highly appreciated. Our second collection this weekend (8th / 9th April) is taken up in support of sick and retired clergy of the Archdiocese.
New Gift Aid Envelopes for 2017/18
Please collect your new Gift Aid Envelopes from the back of the church. I would like to thank everyone who has signed up for the Gift Aid Scheme, whither using the Envelopes or paying by Direct Debit. Last year we received £2,500.00 back from the Inland Revenue. [This is money for nothing!].
To join the scheme, you need to be a tax payer then we are allowed to claim back 20% of your contributions from taxman. If you would like to find out more see Fr Anthony.
Our Parish Pilgrimage to the Divine Mercy Shrine Krakow - Poland
Sept. 6th to 13th 2017. Cost £620. See poster at the back of the church. Please contact Patricia Mooney for information 01389 602 758.
Rite of Children’s Baptism: Important information
About two years ago, Archbishop Tartaglia gave permission for baptism to be administered to children between the ages of1 month to 14years using the Rite for Children’s baptism. What this means is that teenagers under the age of fifteenth are no longer required to do Catechumenate programme before being baptised. For more information on this please contact the Fr Anthony.
Newman Association.
The Scottish Catholic Literary Imagination: a talk by Dr Linden Bicket - the Ogilvie Centre, St Aloysius Church, Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RE at 7.30pm on Thursday 27th April 2017. All welcome. Nom-members: admission £3 - includes refreshment.
Holyrood RC Secondary School 80th Anniversary. 
Tuesday 25th opens our 80th Anniversary Exhibition in Scotland Street Museum.  This time with all our photos and memorabilia from the past. On Wednesday 26th April, we have our Afternoon Tea in Number 10 Restaurant in Queens Drive from 1.00 – 4.00 pm. Tickets £12.00 available from the School. Our Former Pupil Function on Saturday 29th April takes place from 8.00 pm until midnight with a hot buffet, music, bar and a school quiz!  Tickets are £15.00 All tickets available from the School -  phone: 0141 582 0120.
Denny Civic Theatre 12th May - Another Habit
Jericho Girls present Another Habit. Doors open 6pm admission £7 pay at door or phone 01475742383.
Easter Triduum
Holy Thursday - 13th April
                                9.00amMorning Prayer
                                11am: Mass of Chrism (St Andrew’s Cathedral)
                                7pm: Mass of Lord’s Supper
                                10pm: Night prayers
Good Friday - 14th April.   Day of Fasting and Abstinence.
                                9.30amMorning Prayer.
                               3pm: liturgy of Lord’s Passion and Veneration of the Cross.
                               7pm: Stations and Service of Veneration of the Cross
Holy Saturday - 15th April
                                9.30amMorning Prayer.
                                9.00pmEaster Vigil Celebration
                                (There is no 5pm Vigil Mass please)
Easter Sunday - 16th April
                                10am Mass
                                (There is no 5pm Mass)
Easter Monday - 17th April
                                (There is no 9.30am Mass)
Walk of Witness
Good Friday 14th April leaving St Mungo’s Scottish Episcopal Church at 11.00am heading to Our Lady and St Marks RC Church via Mitchell Way. Come and join us.
The Flourish (April Edition).
Aprils Flourish, the Archdiocesan newspaper is available free or a donation is grateful.
Priesthood 2018
Thinking of becoming a priest? Considering the Diocesan priesthood? Priests for Scotland are holding a day for enquirers on Saturday 6th May 2017 at Glasgow University Catholic Chaplaincy. For more information or to book a place speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director: Fr Ross Campbell tel: 0141 339 4315 email:
Catholic Nurses Guild of Scotland
International Nurses Day Mass in the Glass Chapel - Carfin on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at 7pm. All health workers and friends are welcome. Contact 01475 725252 or email:
Easter Raffle
Tickets are now on sale at the back of the church for our annual Easter Raffle.
Parish Family Fun Night - Friday 21st April 2017
There will be a family fun night in the Hall on 21st April. Quiz, Karaoke, Irish Bingo, Music, Dance and lots more. Tickets available from the back of the church £2 for adult and £1 for children which include a light supper.
The bar will be available.
Support the Vale Vigil 28th April
A protest is being held outside the hospital to demonstrate concern for continued disregard of public opinion. St Martins has been asked to cover from 4pm - 6pm on Friday. There is also a second sheet for volunteers to cover other preferred time slots – see information and list at the back of the church.
Please pray for:
The Sick and the House Bound
Rosemary King              Annie Hussey                       Freddie Conroy
Kathleen Rainey             Billy McGuire                       Jim O’Donnell                                            
Walter Mullen                Andrew Mullen                     Yvonne Beattie
Alan Murray
Month’s Mind                    
Theresa Putney             Shirley Havern
Kitty Paton                          
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