Sat, September 18, 2021


Parish of St Martin of Tours

331 Main Street, Renton.

G82 4PZ

3rd Sunday of Advent

(Cycle C)

16th 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 16th December. Third Sunday of Advent (Year C)
 Mass: 10.00am & 5.00pm
Children’s Liturgy
Monday 17th December
Mass: 9.30am
St Francis Xavier
Tuesday 18th December  
Rosary: 9.15am
Wednesday 19th December
Mass 9.30am
Thursday 20th December
Mass: 9.30am
Friday 21st December
Rosary 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
Saturday 22nd December
Mass 9.30am
(Vigil Mass of Fourth Sunday of Advent: 5.00pm)
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was:
Offertory Collection: £408.00 & 2nd Collection: £216.00. Many thanks once again to all parishioners for your continuous financial help to the parish and to the Archdiocese. Highly appreciated. Today, Third Sunday of Advent is Caring Sunday. Our second collection is taken for the PCT—St Nicholas Care Fund.
Fabric and Finance Highlights
We are pursuing costs to replace the boiler in the hall also hoping to continue painting the inside of the church in the new year.
PPC meeting Highlights
Youth mass on a Sunday evening 5pm. St Martins now to host confirmations on 19.02.19. New appeal for Readers, Cleaners and Eucharistic Ministers. Also appeal for people to cover the tea bar in the VOL Hospital 4 x per year. Just to highlight there is a box in the porch for donations towards candles and flowers for the altar.
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.
Save the Date - SVDP Outing 2019
SVDP is planning an outing to see CINDERELLA at the PAVILLION GLASGOW on Tuesday 3rd January 2019, a Matinee Performance at 1.30pm. Please see any member of the SVDP.
Caring Sunday - 16th December 2018
Every Third Sunday of Advent is known in our Archdiocese as Caring Sunday. Funds raised on this day are dedicated to caring for children and young people, special needs’ groups and senior citizens. Advent pastoral care boxes are already in the porch. If you can - please take one home and return to church sacristy at the end of Advent. Many thanks.
Faith Forum: Exploring Catholic Doctrine 
 Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).  Keen to learn more about the Church’s magisterial teachings? Come along to the Glasgow Faith Forum’s fortnightly series of talks in 2019: 10 January – The Most Holy Trinity (Archbishop Tartaglia); 24 January - Creation (Fr Jamie McMorrin); 7 February - The Incarnation (Canon Luiz Ruscillo); 21 February - Ecclesiology: Models of the Church (Fr Nick Welsh); 7 March - The Life of Grace (Fr David Barrett); 21 March - The Four Last Things (Fr Michael John Galbraith).  These sessions will take place at 7.30pm at Turnbull Hall, University of Glasgow Catholic Chaplaincy, 13-15 Southpark Terrace, G12 8LG.  All young people welcome. 
Christmas Carol
The Head Teacher, Staff and Pupils of St Martin’s Primary School invite all our parishioners to their Christmas Carol Service on Wednesday 19th December 2018 at 1.30pm in the parish church. All welcome.
 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.
Quarterly Collection.
Christmas Quarterly collection (given towards the upkeep and education of those preparing for priesthood in Scotland) is now due. Envelops in the porch.
Christmas Raffle tickets are now on sale the back of the church.
Please pray for:
Sick and the House Bound
Kathleen Rainey
Died Recently
Jacqueline Gallacher               Andrew McGroaty
Christmas Services and Masses 2018/2019
Sacrament of Reconciliation
will be celebrated after morning Mass at 9.30am on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd December and on Friday evening from 5.00pm – 6.45pm and on Saturday Evening from 4.00pm to 4.45pm.
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
0th 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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