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Sat, September 18, 2021

Bulletin

Parish of St Martin of Tours

 

331 Main Street, Renton.

G82 4PZ

Twelfth Sunday of the Year (B)

20th June 2021

Parish Priest: Fr Anthony Ejikeme
 
 
Sunday 20th June 
Mass: 10.00am & 5.00pm
 
Monday 21st June 
Mass: 9.30am
St Aloysius Gonzaga—Memorial
 
Tuesday 22nd June 
Leavers Mass: 9.30am
 
Wednesday 23rd June 
 Mass: 9.30am
 
Thursday 24th June 
Mass: 9.30am
Nativity of St John the Baptist—Solemnity
 
Friday 25th June 
Mass: 9.30am
 
Saturday 26th June
Confessions: 4.30—4.55pm
Vigil Mass of 11th Sunday of the Year: 5.00pm
 
 
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was:
Offertory Collection: £317.00 & 2nd Collection: £138.50. Many thanks to our parishioners for your continuous financial help to the parish. Highly appreciated.
 
First Holy Communion
Congratulations to all our Primary 5 children of St Martin’s Primary School  who made their First Holy Communion this Month. We say big thanks too to their teachers who, in no small measure helped them to reach this stage. We also extend our profound thanks to their parents, the parish catechist, the stewards and passkeepers whose contributions made the whole celebration a joyous one. We earnestly pray that as Christ has come to make his ‘home’ in then, that they will find him a faithful friend, a ready helper in times of needs and difficulties. 
 
Leavers’ Mass
We say big congratulations to our Primary 7 schoolchildren of St Martin’s school who will be passing out this academic year to go to High School. We sincerely thank their teacher, Head Teacher, parents and all those who helped them throughout their career. A Holy Mass of thanksgiving will be offered for them here in St Martin’s parish on Tuesday 22nd June 2021 at 9.30am. Please remember them in your prayers.
 
Church Hall
As we all know, our hall was shut down since March 2020 due to covid-19 pandemic. Unfortunately during the winter of this year we had water pipe burst that affected few places inside. But since the reinstatement work involves Insurance, it took such a long in going through the processes preparatory to getting the damage fixed. All arrangements have now been concluded and the work is set to start this Monday 21st June 2021. It is hoped that it will be completed by mid-July or so. Thereafter it will reopen for all the social activities permitted under the covid-19 guidelines.
 
Vandalised outside lights
Arrangements have now been concluded too with Insurance for the replacement of outside pole lights that were vandalised a couple of weeks ago. Barring any last minute change of plan, the work starts this Tuesday 22nd June, 2021. Hopefully, it will not cause much obstruction on the driveway in and out of the church premises.
 
Weekly Rosary/Miraculous Medal Devotions
We shall begin again our weekly rosary and devotion to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal on 2nd July. We shall now have rosary on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday; and Miraculous Medal devotion on Wednesday. Each begins at 9.15am. There will intention for each day’s rosary, and this will be published each week in the bulletin.
 
R.I.P.
Our parish community once again extend our sympathy and the support of our prayers to the family and friends of Robert Cole (Tontine Park) whose funeral and committal took place last Monday, 14th. May he rest in peace. Amen.
 
The Flourish (June Edition)
The June edition of The Flourish, the Archdiocesan newspaper is available. Please collect your copy from the back of the church.
 
Introduction to the Readings: Pentecost Sunday
 
First reading: Job 38:1, 8-11
Job is a book full of questions and finally in chapter 3 8, someone answers. This “someone”—the Lord—remains at the same time profoundly mysterious, as his questions demonstrate.
 
Psalm 107(106): This excerpt from the wonderful Ps 107 (106) is really an anticipation of the Gospel rather than a response to the first reading. It is brief poetic vignette, capturing the both threat and rescue, with all the attendant emotions.
 
Second reading: 2 Corinthians 5:14-17
Because we have Paul’s own words, occasionally he gives us a window on his inner world: what inspired him? What kept him going? The reading is quite condensed, so you have to listen carefully!
 
Gospel: Mark 4:35-41
The whole of Mark’s Gospel is really focused on the great question which comes at the end of this reading: ‘Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.’ Its a question we too ask today.
 
 
 
Thought for the day
While it is not comfortable, to be in crisis is probably the natural state of the Christian project. Even in Jesus’ day: “Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets. (Luke 6:26) Likewise, quite early on, the story of the storm at sea was read as a kind of allegory, representing the (later) church undergoing trials. The natural feeling of being abandoned is captured in the raw emotion of Mark’s account. Mark also tells us where to seek help: Who then is this? Like the disciples, we have no full understanding of Jesus and yet, like them, to him we turn.
 
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Please pray for:
… the sick and Housebound of our parish
 
 
Recently Dead
Robert Cole
 
Months Mind
Frank Bluett (6)
 
Anniversary
James Harkins                         Mary Harkins

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