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Bulletin 19th March 2017

St Martin of Tours, Renton

331 Main Street
G82 4PZ

Third Sunday of Lent

(Cycle A)

19th 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 19th March: First Sunday of Lent
Mass: 10am. & 5pm
Children’s Liturgy
Monday 20th March
Mass: 9.30am
Tuesday 21st March
Rosary - 9.15am
Mass 9.30am
Stations of the Cross—7pm
Wednesday 22nd March
Mass 9.30am
Thursday 23rd March
Mass 9.30am
Friday 24th March
Mass 9.30am
Stations of the Cross - 7.00pm
Saturday 25th March
Mass 9.30am
Solemnity of the Annunciation
Vigil Mass: 5.00pm
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was:
Offertory Collection £447.00 & 2nd Collection £270.00 Many thanks for your generosity to the parish and clergy. Highly appreciated. Our second collection this weekend (18th /19th March) is 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 Dr Lennoxtown G66 7HP, Tel: 01360 312 676.
Cluster Lenten Penitential Service
Our Cluster Penitential service is being held in St Kessog’s on 27th March at 7pm. The service will be led by Fr Anthony.
“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 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
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.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Our parish Primary 3 schoolchildren will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession) on March 28that 1.30pm in St Martin’s Church.  Catechesis classes will be held on 18th and 25th March respectively, in the Church Sacristy from 10.30 – 12 noon. Please remember these children and all our children in your prayers.
Lenten alms  
During the weekends of Lent (with the exception of 4th Sunday of Lent: 26th March. S.C.I.A.F Sunday) we are asked to take up a retiral collection after each Mass which forms our ‘Lenten Alms’. This collection taken throughout the Archdiocese helps to support our sick and retired clergy. Fr Anthony thanks you most sincerely for your concern and kindness to his brother priests.
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 etc. see Fr Anthony or any member of the PPC.
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.
Next Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent) is SCIAF collection and this is the main time for their fundraising in the Liturgical year. The income so raised is essential for the maintenance of their long-term development work in countries year after year. The Bishop’s Conference of Scotland has asked Bishop Toal to write to all parishes urging people to be extra generous in their donations on this SCIAF Sunday especially in the face of the current East African food crises occasioned by famines. You can also give to this special Appeal via their website, or telephone or post ( / 0141 354 5555 / SCIAF 19 Park Circus, Glasgow G3 6BE).
Please pray for:
The Sick and House Bound
Rosemary King                       Annie Hussey              Freddie Conroy
Kathleen Rainey                      Billy McGuire              Jim O’Donnell                                             
Walter Mullen                         Andrew Mullen   
Died Recently
Kitty McGonnagle                    Gerard Holloran        
Grace McCormick                    Andrew O’Malley (1 year)
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