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Parish of St Martin of Tours

331 Main Street, Renton.

G82 4PZ

1st Sunday of Lent

10th March 2019

Parish Priest: Fr Anthony Ejikeme
Tel: 01389 758880
Hall Bookings: 01389 756100
 
 
 
Mass Times:
 
Saturday Vigil:
5.00pm
 
Sunday:
10.00am and 5.00pm
 
Confessions:
After 9.30am Mass on Saturday & 4.30 - 4.55pm Saturday Evening or on request.
 
Weekday Masses:
9.30am
 
Wednesday Novena:
9.20am before Mass
 
Divine Mercy Devotions:
3pm on the 1st Sunday of Month
 
 
 
Sunday 10th March 2019. First Sunday of the Year (C)
Mass: 10.00am & 5.00pm
Children’s Liturgy (10.00am)
 
Monday 11th March
Mass: 9.30am
 
Tuesday 12th March
Rosary 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
Stations of the Cross: 7.00pm
 
Wednesday 13th March
Mass 9.30am
Mass for members of SVDP—7.00pm
 
Thursday 14th March
Mass: 9.30am
 
Friday 15th March
Rosary 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
Stations of the Cross: 7.00pm
 
Saturday 16th March
Mass 9.30am
(Vigil Mass of the 2nd Sunday of Lent. 5.00pm)
 
 
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was:
Offertory Collection: £462.00 & 2nd Collection: £191.00. Many thanks once again to all parishioners for your continuous financial help to the parish and to the Archdiocese. Our second collection this weekend is taken up in support of the sick and retired clergy of the Archdiocese.
 
FFC (Fabric and Finance Committee) Meeting
The church interior painting is now completed. The blockages in the church toilets are now repaired. The Presbytery roof is in need of repair and we urgently need a new boiler for the Hall. We are hoping to have a couple of special collections, after lent, to help towards the cost of the new boiler.  Further information to follow.
 
The Flourish (March Edition)
The March edition of The Flourish, the Archdiocesan newspaper is available. Please collect your copy from the back of the church.
 
Lenten Alms
During all the Sundays of Lent, (with the exception of 4th Sunday of Lent: 31st March S.C.I.A.F Sunday) our second collection, which forms part of our ‘Lenten Alms’ is taken up in support of our sick and retired clergy of our Archdiocese. Many thanks for your concern and kindness towards them.
 
Sacrament of Reconciliation—26th March 2019
Our parish Primary 3 schoolchildren will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession) on Tuesday March 26th at 7.00pm in St Martin’s church. These Pupils are invited to attend two (2) preparation sessions in the church. These will take place on Saturday 16th and 23rd March from 10.30am-12.00pm in the sacristy in St Martin's church. We look forward to welcoming you there.
 
Prayer Partners Wanted
Our Youth Group members are working towards achieving the Pope Francis Faith Award. Our P7s are almost at the end of this 2 year journey learning about and using the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. To support them in their efforts we would like to invite you, our parishioners, to support them with your prayers. If you would be able to remember one of our young people in your prayers please sign your name. In return, we will pray for you at our Youth Group meetings and Youth Masses. Thank you for your support and prayers.
 
New Gift Aid Envelopes - (shall be available next weekend)
Thanks to all Gift Aid members who use the Envelope and Direct Debit systems – Last year we received £4,361.69 in Gift Aid from the Government. (this is money for nothing). If you pay tax and wish to join please collect a form from the sacristy.
 
S.C.I.A.F—Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (31st March 2019)
Make big changes happen with your WEE BOX. Please remember to pick up one this Lent. Together we can end poverty.
 
SSVP (St Vincent de Paul) Meeting.
The West Dumbarton Group of SSVP will have their meeting in our parish on Wednesday 13th March, 2019. It starts with the holy Mass at 7.00pm.
 
Praying with Imagination
--preparing for the Sundays of Lent. St Kessog’s Church Hall, Balloch Road, G83 8LQ. Tuesday Mornings during Lent 2019. Time 10—11am. For more details see poster in porch.
 
Mass of St Patrick
The annual Mass for the Feast of St Patrick will take place in St Andrew’s Cathedral on Saturday 16th March at 11.00am.  Archbishop Philip Tartaglia will be the principal celebrant. All welcome. Please come early; you will be welcomed by an Irish piper, followed by music from St James the Great Ceilidh Band.  There will also be a Festival Family Day in Merchant Square from 12pm – 5pm.
 
Newman Association
How Can We Hope? -  Lessons from the Middle East. A talk by Father Timothy Radcliffe, OP (former master of the Dominican Order and outstanding communicator of the Catholic Faith)– Lecture Theatre 213, St Andrew’s Building, University of Glasgow,  20 Eldon Street, G3 6NH 6.30pm on Thursday 21st  March 2019 All welcome. Non-members: admission £3 - includes refreshments.
 
Let's Meet
Would you like to meet someone special? Let’s Meet is sort of like speed dating and is a very friendly, relaxed way to meet fellow single Catholics (Aged 21-40). Browns Brasserie & Bar, Glasgow. 7pm, Saturday 6th April. To find out more and buy a £10 ticket email letsmeetscotland@gmail.com
 
Archdiocese of Glasgow Lourdes Pilgrimage
The annual pilgrimage to Lourdes, which is led by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, will take place from 12th - 19th July 2019. Travel is by air from Glasgow. For enquiries please contact Joe Walsh Tours on 0141 530 5060 or e-mail info@joewalshtours.co.uk  Sick/Assisted pilgrims should contact Mrs Agnes Findlay, 5 Crofthead Drive, Lennoxtown G66 7HP, tel. 01360 312676. 
 
Our Lady & St Marks Annual Holiday
Giants Causeway 2nd September – 6th September £299.00 Pick up at OLSM staying at Irishwomen Gateway Hotel Buncrana Co Donegal. See notice board for more info… Contact Liz 07522467725 or Bridie 07505376148.
 
Please pray for:
 
All our Sick Parishioners who are housebound, in nursing homes or in hospital.
 
Anniversaries of:
Peter Murphy                                       Jean Gilbourne                     Peter Flynn
 
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