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Parish of St Martin of Tours


331 Main Street, Renton.

G82 4PZ

Solemnity of Pentecost (B)

23rd May 2021

Parish Priest: Fr Anthony Ejikeme
Sunday 23rd May
Mass: 10.00am & 5.00pm
(End of Eastertide)
Monday 24th May
 Mass: 9.30am
Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church—Memorial
May Devotion: 7.00pm
Tuesday 25th May
Mass: 9.30am
Wednesday 26th May
 Mass: 9.30am
St Philip Neri—Memorial
Sacrament of Confirmation: 7.00pm
Thursday 27th May
Mass: 9.30am
Friday 28th May
Mass: 9.30am
Saturday 29th May
Catechesis session (First Holy Communion): 10.30am—12noon
Confessions: 4.30—4.55pm
Vigil Mass of Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: 5.00pm  
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was:
Offertory Collection:
2nd Collection:
Many thanks to our parishioners for your continuous financial help to the parish. Highly appreciated.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Sacrament of Confirmation for P7 pupils of St Martin Primary School on Wednesday 26th May 2021 at 7.00pm.
May Devotion
Continues this week. Monday and Wednesday at 7.00pm with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament—Rosary—Benediction. (But please note that there will be no May Devotion on Wednesday 26th May because of the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation at 7.00pm)
First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion for Primary 4/5 schoolchildren of St Martin’s Primary School: Wednesday 2nd, 9th and 16th June at 7.00pm each day. Catechesis will take place on Saturday 29th May from 10:30-12.
We announce the death of Margaret Walker. Body reception prior to funeral Mass at 9.30am on Monday 31st May 2021. Eternal grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
The Flourish (May Edition)
The May edition of The Flourish, the Archdiocesan newspaper is available. Among some interesting pieces in this month’s edition are: a young new deacon ordained for the Archdiocese of Glasgow, Institution of the ministry of Catechist by the Pope Francis, 10 years anniversary of the renovation of St Andrew’s Cathedral, etc. Please collect your copy from the back of the church.
COVID-19 General Update 
There is no new update except what we already know that we have moved from Level 3 to level 2, with the exception of the City of Glasgow, which remains in Level 3.
Glasgow Level 3
This means that parishes in Glasgow need to continue to observe the Level 3 restrictions that we are currently observing. Worship: parishes in the City cannot take advantage of the relaxation allowing for small group singing. In the City only a single cantor is permitted. Halls: alcohol cannot be served indoors (except for funerals/wedding receptions) and social activities like bingo cannot take place. Since numbers are going in the wrong direction we should be particular careful in the City.
Other Areas – Level 2
Small Group Singing
We now have some clarification about singing – in Level 2 a small choir or instrumental group can provide music at worship. There is no definition of “small” and how many can be involved will depend on the church building and the space used by the musicians. There should be a risk assessment considering the individual situation of each church. .. If the singers are 2m apart from each other they do not need to wear masks whilst singing. ... In level 2 brass, woodwind, and other breath-operated instruments are permitted.
The news are making much of the ability to hug each other again or at least shake hands. This only applies in private dwellings or gardens between close family and friends. It does not mean that we can begin to shake hands at the sign of peace or as people enter/leave church etc.
6 people from 3 households can now meet indoors in halls or presbyteries. Licenced halls can now serve alcohol indoors, following all the rules on hospitality and with a 2230 curfew. All sporting activity is now allowed apart from adult indoor contact sports.
Most recreational activities are now allowed in halls for adults and children, following the specific rules for each type of activity, but non-professional performing arts (music, amateur dramatics, etc.) and dancing are still prohibited.,
Introduction to the Readings: Pentecost Sunday
First reading: Acts 2:1-11
This symbolic tableau gathers together many experiences of the outpouring of the Spirit. As we hear it, we open ourselves afresh to the same life-giving gift
Psalm 104 (103): This joyful and energetic psalm is really Genesis 1 in the form of a prayer. The excerpts chosen underline the work of God’s spirit in all creation.
Second reading: Galatians 5:16-25
It has sometimes been irreverently remarked that God wants spiritual fruits and not religious nuts! Our reading describes the fruits of the Spirit—and we should see ourselves portrayed therein.
Gospel John 15:26-27; 16:12-15
The Gospel of John offers a very particular understanding of the role of the Holy Spirit: it is nothing less than to make come alive in the hearts and lives of believers the great events that gave us new life Christ. Come again, Holy Spirit
Please pray for:
… the sick and Housebound of our parish
Recently Dead
Betty Davin Feldt                     Margaret Walker
Kathleen Rainey


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