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Bulletin 4th March 2018

 

 
Sunday 4th March: Third Sunday of Lent (Year B)
Mass: 10.00am & 5.00pm
(Children’s Liturgy 10.00am)
Divine Mercy Devotion: 3.00pm
 
Monday 5th March  
Mass: 9.30am
Reflections on the Stations of the Cross (Hall). 6.00pm
PPC meeting (Chapel House). 7.00pm
 
Tuesday 6th March  
Mass 9.30am
Stations of the Cross. 7pm
 
Wednesday 7th March
 
Thursday 8th March
Mass: 9.30am
Confirmation Mass at Our Lady & St Mark. 7pm
 
Friday 9th March
Rosary: 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
Stations of the Cross. 7pm
 
Saturday 10th March
Mass: 9.30am
Feast of St John Ogilvie
Vigil Mass 5.00pm
 
 
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was:
Offertory Collection: £512.00 & 2nd Collection: £228. 00. Many thanks for your generosity to the parish and clergy. Highly appreciated.
 
Stations of the Cross Meditation 5th March
Due to the clash of time with the PPC meeting this week our Meditation on the Stations of the Cross will begin in the Hall at 6pm on Monday. The change of time is for this week only and will return to 7pm next week. All welcome.
 
Stations of the Cross
Throughout this holy season of Lent, there will be Stations of the Cross in our parish every Tuesday and Friday at 7pm as we usually do. Invite your friends.
 
Youth Group meeting this Sunday at 6.30pm in the Hall
 
Parish and Pastoral Council (PPC) Meeting 5th March
Our first PPC meeting for the year 2018 comes up on Monday 5th March in the Chapel House at 7.00pm. New members welcome.
 
Sacrament of Confirmation 8th March
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for the Primary 7 pupils of: St Martin’s Primary School, Renton; St Mary’s Primary School Alexandria and the St Ronan’s Primary School Bonhill on Thursday 8th March 2018 at 7pm in Our Lady and St Mark’s Church Alexandria. Please remember these our children, their teachers, parents and catechists in your prayers.
 
Sacrament of Reconciliation 23rd March
Our parish Primary 3 schoolchildren will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession) on Friday March 23rd at 7.00pm in St Martin’s church. Parish Catechesis classes will be held on 10th and 17th March respectively, in the Church Sacristy from 10.30am -12 noon (approx.). Please remember these children and all our children in your prayers.
 
Cluster Holy Hour of Recollection 26th March
Our parish St Martin of Tours will host this year’s Cluster Lenten event, Holy Hour of Recollection on 26th March 2018 at 7.00pm. It is expected that the celebration will be concluded with a Benediction. Fr Charles McElwee will preside over the liturgy of the day.
 
St Martin’s Lourdes Draw (February 2018)
The following were the winners of the February Draw: Imogen Mooney, —no. 24, Helen Pless —no 44Many congratulations!
 
The Flourish (March Edition)
The March edition of The Flourishthe Archdiocesan newspaper is available. Please collect your copy from the back of the church.
 
 
Stall – New Items
… for Mother’s Day, St Patrick’s day and Easter are now available.
 
Sunday Second Collections
Throughout the season of Lent our Sunday second collections (except 4th Sunday, SCIAF Collection) will be taken up in support of the retired and sick clergy of the Archdiocese of Glasgow. Many thanks for you past contributions toward the wellbeing of my brother priests who contributed much to the growth of faith in our Archdiocese and beyond. May God reward you abundantly.
 
Fabric and Finance Council (FFC) Meeting
Highlights of Monday’s meeting - work on the leek in the confessional is in progress, checking no water ingress before ceiling is replaced.
Work highlighted depending on available finance:
Pursuing quotes to replace radiators in the side chapel and the hall.
Pump in the boiler room requires to be fixed as boiler room is flooded.
Outside painting: hall, link corridor, front wall below front doors of the church, also facia above front doors.
Inside Painting: (after waterproofing outside wall) Sacred Heart chapel, link corridor and sacristy rooms. Major repair required before Our Lady Chapel can be painted. Slippery Flagstones at side of house to be replaced.
Car Park Line: need repainted in Summer. Quotes to be pursued for house roof and church flat roofs. If anyone can help with the above contact Fr Anthony.
 
Feast of St Patrick
Mass of St Patrick in St Andrew’s Cathedral. Celebrant: Most Rev Archbishop Philip Tartaglia. Saturday 18th March 11.30am. (Due to large numbers expected, please come early if you require a seat)
 
Day of Confession in the Cathedral.
In recent years the Day of Confessions in the Cathedral has proved very popular. This is being arranged again this Lent and will take place on Thursday 22nd March 2018, from 7.45am—5.45pm. For more info see poster in the porch.
 
Please pray for:
 
The Sick and the House Bound
Andrew Mullen                                 Walter Mullen                     Freddie Conroy
Gina Stewart                                    Billy McGuire                      Jim O’Donnell   
Rose Jackson                                   Willy Doogan                      Arthur O’Hare
Ann Marie Kelly                                Kathleen Rainey                                 
 
Anniversary
John Sutherland                              Cathie Sutherland                 Thomas Sutherland
 
 
Please see notice boards for posters on events in the Archdiocese of Glasgow
 
Please note items to be included in bulletin must be received by Friday 9.30am. Remember you may use email stmartinsrenton@btconnect.com

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