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331 Main Street, Renton.

G82 4PZ

Seventh Sunday of the Year (C)

23rd February 2020

Parish Priest: Fr Anthony Ejikeme
 
 
Sunday 23rd February
Mass: 10.00am & 5.00pm
 
Monday 24th February  
Mass: 9.30am
 
Tuesday 25th February  
Rosary: 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
 
Ash Wednesday 26th February    
Mass: 9.30am
Evening Mass: 6.00pm
 
Thursday 27th February    
Mass: 9.30am
 
Friday 28st February (Day of Prayer)
Rosary: 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
Stations of the Cross: 7.00pm
 
Saturday 29th February  
Mass at 9.30am
(Vigil Mass of 1st Sunday of Lent:  5.00pm)
 
 
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was: Offertory Collection£375.00; 2nd Collection£197.00 (Building Fund). Many thanks to all parishioners for your continuous financial help to the parish and to the Archdiocese. Most appreciated.
 
The Flourish (February Edition)
The February edition of The Flourish, the Archdiocesan newspaper is available. Please collect your copy from the back of the church.
 
Ash Wednesday
This falls on 26th February 2020 and marks the beginning of the holy season of Lent. There will be two masses for the day—9.30am and 6.00pm— with imposition of ashes.
 
Stations of the Cross
As part of our observance of the holy season of Lent, Stations of the Cross will be celebrated in our parish on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7.00pm. Our first Stations of the Cross comes up on Friday 28th February
 
Day of Prayer
Last year the Bishop’s Conference of Scotland established an annual Day of Prayer for those who suffered abuse. It is marked each year on Friday following Ash Wednesday. It falls this year on 28th February. This day allows the Church to renew its apology to anyone who has suffered and to stress its commitment to the essential work of safeguarding across our parish community. It will be marked in our parish with liturgical celebration of the Holy Eucharist and Stations of the Cross.
 
Sacrament of Confirmation: Enrolment Mass
Enrolment Mass for the P7 schoolchildren preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation comes up on Sunday 8th March 2020. Time: 10.00am. Please keep these our children in your prayers, that this Sacrament may truly make them soldiers of Christ ready to defend their faith in season and out of season.
 
Lenten ‘SCIAF’ boxes
Available in porch—please return boxes for SCIAF Sunday (4th Sunday of Lent—Sunday 22nd March).
 
SPUC Pro-Life Mass Tuesday 25th 7pm St. Patrick’s Dumbarton 
The fight against abortion is not just about lobbying parliamentarians or educating the public at large on pro-life issues it is also a spiritual battle and the power of prayer is much needed in the fight. During 2020 there will be a service each month beginning at 6.30pm with Eucharistic adoration during which we will recite the rosary followed by Mass at 7pm with the specific intention of praying for the support of pro-life work and an end to abortion. 
 
Archdiocese of Glasgow Vocations Discernment Evenings:  Catechesis – Adoration – Fellowship
These will take place on, 28th February, 27th March, 24th April and 29th May. For further information contact Fr. Ross Campbell, ross.campbell2@glasgow.ac.uk  or telephone 0141 339 4315
 
Beginning Experience
The Beginning Experience are holding a weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce, separation or widowhood. The weekend will take place from 13th –15th March 2020. For details contact: Catherine on 0131 665 3383 or e-mail: beginningexperiencescotland@hotmail.com Completed Applications must be returned by 29th February.
 
Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April—Oct 2020
7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik of Split for £266 per person sharing. Book any flight—any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel: 020 3239 8662 or email: reservations@med-irishcentre.com 
 
Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine
 ---14th June 2020. £699.00 per person sharing. Price includes flight from Edinburgh with 10kg hand luggage, all transfers, 5 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with breakfast and dinner. All excursions included. Lunches on days out. Single supplement £100.00. Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com. Knock Pilgrimages ATOL T7613.
 
Thought for the day
“Generations will rise and fall. Man will continue to worship the god of vengeance and prostrate before the altar of retaliation, but then more and more the noble lesson of Calvary will be an urgent warning that only goodness can eliminate the evil and only love can overcome hate. "(The power of love, Società Editrice Internazionale, Torino).
 
Please pray for:
… the sick and Housebound of our parish
 
Anniversary
Rose King

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