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Parish of St Martin of Tours


331 Main Street, Renton.

G82 4PZ

Third Sunday of Lent (A)

15th March 2020

Parish Priest: Fr Anthony Ejikeme
Sunday 15th March  
Mass: 10.00am & 5.00pm
Monday 16th March   
Mass: 9.30am
Tuesday 17th March  
Rosary: 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
St Patrick—Feast
Stations of the Cross—7.00pm
Wednesday 18th March     
Mass: 9.30am
Thursday 19th March    
Mass: 9.30am
St Joseph—Spouse of the Virgin Mary—Solemnity
Friday 20th March  
Rosary: 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
Stations of the Cross— 7.00pm
Saturday 21st March   
Mass: 9.30am
(Vigil Mass of 4th Sunday of Lent:  5.00pm)
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was: Offertory Collection£369.00; 2nd Collection£227.00 (Sick & Retired Priests). Many thanks to all parishioners for your continuous financial help to the parish and to the Archdiocese. Most appreciated.
The Flourish (March Edition)
The March edition of The Flourish, the Archdiocesan newspaper is available. Please collect your copy from the back of the church.
Stations of the Cross
---Tuesdays and Fridays at 7.00pm.
Sacramental Preparation Sessions
P3 Reconciliation sessions for children only: 21st and 28th March at 10.30-12.00 in the sacristy of the church with the Sacrament of Reconciliation being conferred on 31st March at 6pm.
Lenten Alms
During the weekends of Lent our second collection after each Mass which forms part of our ‘Lenten Alms’, and also taken up throughout the Archdiocese, helps support our sick and retired clergy throughout the diocese. I thank all parishioners sincerely for your concern and goodness to my brother priests.
Sacrament of Confirmation: Enrolment Mass
We once again congratulate our P7 schoolchildren of St Martin’s School, who were enrolled last Sunday for the Sacrament of Confirmation. We thank the teachers, parents, and sponsors for their invaluable support. Thanks also to the parishioners. We keep these children in our prayers.
St Nicholas Care Fund
The Board of Directors of St Nicholas Care Fund thanks all the parishioners for their kind donation of £335.70 collected during last year’s Caring Sunday. As we know, the Fund supports the most disadvantaged groups and individuals in the Archdiocese.
Lenten ‘SCIAF’ boxes
Available in porch—please return boxes for SCIAF Sunday, which is next Sunday 22nd March 2020.
Coronavirus: A further update from the Archdiocese
Once again see Archbishop’s Letter in the porch. {In addition: follow the government's latest travel advice for people travelling back to the UK from affected areas, including whether to self-isolate. Don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and call NHS 111.
Prayer and Pizza Night
There will be Prayer and Pizza night in St Kessog's parish, Balloch on Monday 16th March from 6.30pm-8.30pm. Open to children in P7 and S1 from across the deanery.
Jesus Heals 
Wednesday 18th March 6pm – 9pm St Paul’s Shettleston. The Shalom Catholic Media Ministry are celebrating another Healing Retreat in St Paul’s Shettleston on Wednesday 18th March. This includes Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Preaching and Divine Music and will be led by Father George Antony (CPS) who has conducted retreats in Canada, USA, Australia as well as the UK and Ireland.
Day of Confession in Saint Andrew’s Cathedral
This year’s Day of Confession during Lent will take place in Saint Andrew’s Cathedral on Thursday 2nd April. Priests will be available from 7.45am until 5.45pm. 
Notre Dame College Gathering
This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the 1980 BEd class at Notre Dame College. In order to make 2020 special it is proposed to arrange a gathering of classmates. If interested please contact Mike Carroll by email at
St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society
Would like to thank the parish priest and parishioners for the donation of £229.60 made to St Margaret’s through the annual Christmas Crib collection last year. It is of great encouragement to us that we continue to be supported by the Catholic Community
Thought for the day
Today we are greatly helped by the wonderful Gospel of the Woman at the Well. On the third attempt, Jesus finally gets through to her but after that there is no stopping her. As Augustine teaches, she represents us: what do I thirst for? What is the most important thing in my life? Where do I now find God? By relentless challenge and resolute honesty, we too can be led to that encounter with Jesus, which changes everything, “giving life a new horizon and a decisive direction.” May we come to believe because we have heard him ourselves and we know that he really is the saviour of the world.
Please pray for:
… the sick and Housebound of our parish
Peter Flynn                       Jean Gilbourne  




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