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Parish of St Martin of Tours

331 Main Street, Renton.

G82 4PZ

4th Sunday of Advent

(Cycle C)

23rd December 2018

Parish Priest: Fr Anthony Ejikeme
Tel: 01389 758880
Hall Bookings: 01389 756100
Mass Times:
Saturday Vigil:
10.00am and 5.00pm
After 9.30am Mass on Saturday & 4.30 - 4.55pm Saturday Evening or on request.
Weekday Masses:
Wednesday Novena:
9.20am before Mass
Divine Mercy Devotions:
3pm on the 1st Sunday of Month
Sunday 23rd December. Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year C)
 Mass: 10.00am & 5.00pm
Children’s Liturgy
Monday 24th December
Mass: 9.30am
St Francis Xavier
Christmas Vigil Mass: 7.00pm
Season of Christmas
Tuesday 25th December  
Mass: 10.00am
Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
Wednesday 26th December
Mass 9.30am
St Stephen—Feast
Thursday 27th December
Mass: 9.30am
St John—Feast
Friday 28st December
Rosary 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
The Holy Innocents—Feast
Saturday 29th December
Mass 9.30am
(Vigil Mass of Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph: 5.00pm)
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was:
Offertory Collection: £411.00 & 2nd Collection: £235.00 (St Nicholas Fund)Many thanks once again to all parishioners for your continuous financial help to the parish and to the Archdiocese. Many thanks for your generous contributions towards the PCT—St Nicholas Care Fund. Please return the Wee boxes to the Sacristy as soon as you can.
Quarterly Collection
Christmas Quarterly collection (given towards the upkeep and education of those preparing for priesthood in Scotland) is now due. Envelopes in the porch.
The Conference would like to thank all parishioners for their generosity this year. Box collections averaged £55 per week. This year we have supported needy families in Renton, a Day out to Loch Lomond for older people also a Pantomime planned in January. Local Facebook is also supported. Wish you all a Happy and Holy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.
Merry Christmas.
Fr Anthony would like to wish all our parishioners and your loved ones all the joys and blessings of this holy season of Christmas. Many thanks for your invaluable support, friendship, care and generosity throughout the year. Please be assured of my remembrance of your intentions during Christmas Masses. Wishing you all Happy New Year when it comes.
A Special Invitation
Fr Anthony would like to extend a special invitation to: members of the Parish Pastoral Council, Fabric and Finance Council; Altar Servers and their parents; the Choir; the Pass keepers, the Sacristans, the Cleaners, the Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, and all their families and friends for a ‘wee’ cup of tea after the Christmas Vigil Mass on 24th December 2018.  Please don’t miss it.
Youth Group
Well done to our youth group who made 30 Christmas gifts to donate to Barnardos What If project which supports young homeless people aged 15-25. They donated the items and wrapped them before they were collected for the young people at Christmas. Please see the pictures in the porch.
St Margaret’s Adoption Society: Annual Crib Appeal 2018
As we know this is the only United Kingdom only Catholic adoption Society and the money raised through the boxes and crib donations are vital for the solvency of the running of the Society. If you would wish to help, apart from the crib donations, you can pick up one of the boxes in the porch and return later.
The Flourish (December Edition)
The December edition of The Flourish, the Archdiocesan newspaper is available. Please collect your copy from the back of the church.
Christmas Raffle tickets are now on sale the back of the church.
Please pray for:
Sick and the House Bound
Kathleen Rainey
Joyce Kelly                             Jane Gillespie              Margaret Arnott
David Arnott
Christmas Services and Masses 2018/2019
Christmas Eve—Monday 24th December.
Morning Masses - 9.30am
Christmas Carol - 6.30pm
Christmas Family (Vigil) Mass - 7.00pm.
Christmas Day Mass (Tuesday 25th December)
[Please note NO evening Mass at 5.00pm].
Weekday Masses:
Wednesday ---Saturday:  9.30am
Vigil Mass
(Holy Family) Saturday 29th December—5.00pm
Sunday Masses3
30th December (Holy Family) —10am & 5.00pm               
Tuesday 1st January 2019 (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God)
Morning Mass: 10am
Weekend Saturday 5th/Sunday 6th January—Solemnity of Epiphany of the Lord
Masses per usual.



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