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Parish of St Martin of Tours


331 Main Street, Renton.

G82 4PZ

The Most Holy Trinity - Solemnity (Yr. B)

30th May 2021

Parish Priest: Fr Anthony Ejikeme
Sunday 30th May
Mass: 10.00am & 5.00pm
Monday 31st May
Funeral Mass—Margaret Walker— 9.30am
(The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary—Feast)
May Devotion: 7.00pm
Tuesday 1st June 
Mass: 9.30am
St Justin—Memorial
Wednesday 2nd June 
 Mass: 9.30am
St Charles Lwanga and Companions—Memorial
First Holy Communion: 7.00pm
Thursday 3rd June
Mass: 9.30am
Friday 4th June
Mass: 9.30am
Saturday 5th June
St Boniface—Memorial
Confessions: 4.30—4.55pm
Vigil Mass of Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ: 5.00pm


Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was:
Offertory Collection: £289.00 & 2nd Collection: £121.00. Many thanks to our parishioners for your continuous financial help to the parish. Highly appreciated.
Sacrament of Confirmation
We congratulate all the P7 boys and girls of St Martin’s Primary who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday 26th May. We thank their parents and sponsors, the Staff and pupils of St Martin Primary School, the parish catechist and who contributed in one way or another in making the celebration a huge success. We continue to pray that their reception of the seal of the Holy Spirit will bear enduring fruits in their lives.
May Devotion
Monday 31st May, is our last day of this year’s May Devotion. As usual it will start at 7.00pm with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament—Rosary—Benediction. Many thanks to all parishioners who participated in this year’s devotion. May each and all continually experience the perpetual intercession of Mary our Mother.
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.
We announce the death of Margaret Walker (Thumble Street). 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.
SPRED Open Hour
Have you ever wondered about the work of SPRED in support of parishioners who have learning disability? Have you ever wanted to know about volunteering with SPRED or how SPRED could help someone you know? Please join us on Zoom for one of our open hours on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th June at 7 p.m. when we will share with you what we do, introduce you to some of our volunteers and answer any questions you may have. To receive your zoom invitation please email or send a Facebook message to @GlasgowSPRED.
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.
Introduction to the Readings: Pentecost Sunday
First reading: Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40
There are wonderful questions put in this reading. You might be tempted to think it all belongs to the remote and distant past, but does it really? If you were asked today the same questions, that is to check your experience of “God-with-you”, how would you reply?
Psalm 33 (32): reflects on key elements of the religious outlook of ancient Israel: worship (1-3), creation (4-9), God’s word (4, 6, 9, 11), God’s providence (11-18) and hope (20-22). Even though it does not reflect directly on the events of salvation, nevertheless it makes truly fitting response to the exhortations in Deuteronomy 4. The chosen refrain clarifies the link with the first reading.  
Second reading: Romans 8:14-17
Like the first reading, this short passage from St Paul is asking us to notice our experience: How do you pray? What happens when you pray? What does that say about who you are before God? This short reading goes to the very heart of the matter.
Gospel Matthew 28:16-20
As parents and teachers are well aware, handing on the faith today is a real challenge and many feel themselves to have failed. St Matthew teaches that handing on the faith is very much part of being a believer, so calling and task remain. At the same time, we should not lose heart because we are not alone: Know that I am with you always, yes, to the end of time.
Happy Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Thought for the day
When people struggle to believe in God at all, our Christian faith in God as Trinity may seem somehow a needless complication. Yet, we do know that relationships and relationality stand at the heart of our human wellbeing. Words do fail us, of course, and yet we know that God in God’s own very being is Love. This inner love (the “immanent Trinity”) has been spoken and told, disclosed and revealed in Jesus and the Spirit (the “economic Trinity”). And yet, we affirm one God. This evident paradox must first of all be lived in prayer and only then haltingly alluded to in stumbling words.
Please pray for:
… the sick and Housebound of our parish
Recently Dead
Margaret Walker
Christie O’Malley


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