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Bulletin 12th March 2017

St Martin of Tours, Renton

331 Main Street
G82 4PZ

Second Sunday of Lent

(Cycle A)

12th 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 12th March: First Sunday of Lent
Mass: 10am & 5pm
Children’s Liturgy
Monday 13th March
Mass 9.30am
Tuesday 14th March
Rosary - 9.15am
Mass 9.30am
Stations of the Cross—7pm
Wednesday 15th March
Mass 9.30am
Thursday 16th March
Mass 9.30am
Friday 17th March
Mass 9.30am
Feast of St Patrick
Stations of the Cross—7.00pm
Saturday 18th March
Mass 9.30am
Vigil Mass 5.00pm
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s (4th/5th February) income was:
Offertory Collection £537.00 & 2nd Collection £240.00. Many thanks for your generosity to the parish and clergy. Highly appreciated. Our second collection this weekend (11th /12th March) is for Lenten Alms, once again 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 Drive Lennoxtown G66 7HP, Tel: 01360 312 676.
“Liturgy, Translation and the Future?”
Newman Association: “Liturgy, Translation and the Future”. A talk by Rt Rev Bishop Taylor. The Ogilvie Centre, St Aloysius’ Church, Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RE at 7.30pm on Thursday 30th March 2017. All welcome. Non-members: admissions £3 includes refreshments.
Our Parish Pilgrimage to the Divine Mercy Shrine Krakow - Poland
Sept. 6th - 13th 2017. Cost £620. Itinerary on poster at the back of the church.. Please contact Patricia Mooney for information 01389 602 758.
Due to concerns over football match, the meeting schedules for this Sunday 12th March has been cancelled.
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 on Wednesday March 28th at 1.30pm in St Martin’s church. Catechesis classes will be held on 11th&18th March respectively, in the Church Sacristy from 10.30 – 12 noon (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!
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 a Business please ask the Parish Priest or any member of the PPC.
Rite of Children’s Baptism: Important information
The Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Glasgow since about two years or so gave permission for baptism to be administered to children between the ages of 1 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 Parish Priest.
Cluster Lenten Penitential Service
Our Cluster Penitential service is being held in St Kessog’s on 27th March at 7pm. The service will be lead by Fr Anthony.
Sick and Housebound Visits
The season of Lent is a time to reflect and prepare for the Easter celebrations. If you or someone you know would like a home visit from Fr Anthony to receive the Sacraments of Communion and or Reconciliation (confession) please let him know. You may phone him on 01389 758880.
Please pray for:
Sick and House Bound
Annie Hussey              Freddie Conroy           Kathleen Rainey                  Billy McGuire                  
Jim O’Donnell              Walter Mullen             Andrew Mullen                   
Died Recently
Glen La Pierre             Margaret Stewart        Tommy Gemmell                 Jim Devine                   
Gerard Holloran
Mary McCann             Jean Gilbourne             Mr & Mrs McGuire               Charles McGuire        
Thomas McGuire        Peter Flynn                  Maureen O’Brien
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