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Parish of St Martin of Tours


331 Main Street, Renton.

G82 4PZ

Feast of the Assumption

15th August 2021

Parish Priest: Fr Anthony Ejikeme
Sunday 15th August
Mass: 10.00am & 5.00pm
Monday 16th August
Rosary: 9.15am (Intention: For all our schoolchildren, their parents, and teachers)
Rosary Mysteries: Joyful
Mass: 9.30am
Tuesday 17th August
Rosary: 9.15am (Intention: For all bereaved families of our parish)
 Mysteries: Sorrowful
Mass: 9.30am
Wednesday 18th August
Devotion: 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
Thursday 19th August
Mass: 9.30am
Friday 20th August
Rosary: 9.15am (Intention: For all refugees and internally displaced persons)
Mysteries: Light
Mass: 9.30am
St Bernard, abbot and doctor—memorial
Saturday 21st August
St Pius X, bishop of Rome —Memorial
Confessions: 4.30—4.55pm
Vigil Mass of 20th Sunday of the Year: 5.00pm
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was:
Offertory Collection: £238.00 & 2nd Collection: £103.00. Many thanks to our parishioners for your continuous financial help to the parish. Highly appreciated.
Hall Group
It was decided at the last meeting of this Group among other things that: due to shortage of personnel (especially of the younger generations) that we can no longer operate the bar; all social events of the parish to be organised by the Group; hall bookings to be made through Frances Devine on: 07976801653; next meeting of the Group on Thursday 2nd September 2021 at 6.30pm, in the hall.
Home Visitation
The Eucharistic minsters who visit the sick and housebound could resumed their visitation, (which was suspended since last year due to Covid-19 pandemic) from the first week of September 2021. Please remember that you still need to observe the guidelines of wearing masks and hand sanitising (especially before giving of the Holy Communion). If ever notified that a person to be visited has covid-19, please DO NOT VISIT.
Parish Golden Jubilee
We recall that the Golden Jubilee of our parish was due since December 2020, but could not be celebrated because of Covid-19 pandemic. Now that restrictions of lockdown are gradually being lifted, a Committee will soon be constituted for this purpose. Details in coming days and weeks.
Our parish community once again extend our sympathy and the support of our prayers to the families and friends of Laura McEwan and Jean Harkness whose funerals and committals took place last Wednesday and Friday respectively. May they rest in peace. Amen
We announce the death of Rose Scullion (Back Street), who died on 11th August 2021. Her Remains will be received on Tuesday 24th August at 6.00pm, and the funeral Masses at 9.30am on Wednesday 25th. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine on her. May she rest in peace. Amen
Monthly Pro-life Mass
The monthly Pro-Life Mass is on Wednesday, 18th August at 7.30pm at Holy Cross, 113 Dixon Ave, G42 8ER. This month we will also resume Adoration, from 6.15 to 7.15pm. All welcome! The celebrant will be Fr Joseph Burke.
COVID-19 General Update 
Social distancing
It is no obligation to keep 1m distance between household groups and so churches and halls can return to their normal capacity.
Face masks
This is retained, likewise track and trace details, cleaning of churches and sanitising of hands.
Some updates from the Bishops’ Experts
Use of holy water fonts: There is still a risk that the virus can be transmitted through the use of holy water fonts. The use of fonts is not advised until further notice.
Updates from the Parish
Church Seating 
Further to the announcement that we no longer need to socially distance, the yellow seating markers will be removed after the Sunday Masses. However, we are aware that some people may wish to maintain a safe distance for some time longer. With this in mind, we will keep the markers and blocked rows in both side chapels for those who want to socially distance for their own reasons. Please respect this and only use the side chapels if you wish to sit at 2m distance from others. We want to ensure everyone feels safe and comfortable in St Martin's.
Introduction to the Readings: Solemnity of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
First reading: Apocalypse 11:19, 12:1-6, 10
Symbolically describes Christ being born into a dangerous world as Mary’s child, to win victory over evil.
Psalm 45 (44) does not quite respond to the first reading. Instead, it takes up nuptial symbolism, frequently used for the covenant between God and Israel, and applies it to Mary, the “ark of the covenant.”
Second reading: 1 Corinthians 15:20-26
Paul reminds us that the death of Jesus guarantees we will all share in the resurrection, as Mary already does.
Gospel: Luke 1:39-56
The prayer of Mary can still cause surprise because it is not about having a baby but about social reversal or revolution. We overhear in these words the prayer of the Christian anawim YHWH or the poor of the Lord.
Please pray for:
… the sick and Housebound of our parish
Recently Dead
Rose Scullion
Months Mind
Denis McLaughlin              Margaret Taylor Marley
Mary Harkins                     Denis Harkins


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