Sat, September 18, 2021


Parish of St Martin of Tours

331 Main Street, Renton.

G82 4PZ

3rd Sunday of Lent

24th March 2019

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 24th March 2019. Third Sunday of the Year (C)
Mass: 10.00am & 5.00pm
Children’s Liturgy (10.00am)
Monday 25th March
Mass: 9.30am
Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
Tuesday 26th March
Rosary 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
Sacrament of Reconciliation: 7.00pm
Wednesday 27th March
Mass 9.30am
Thursday 28th March
Mass: 9.30am
Friday 29th March   
Rosary 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
Stations of the Cross: 7.00pm
Saturday 30th March   
Mass 9.30am
(Vigil Mass of the 4th Sunday of Lent. 5.00pm)
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was:
Offertory Collection: £429.89 & 2nd Collection: £207.11. (Sick and Retired Priests) Many thanks once again to all parishioners for your continuous financial help to the parish and to the Archdiocese.
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 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. We keep these children in our prayers.
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.
Altar Servers Fundraising for New Albs
The altar servers would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the anonymous donor who has donated generously for their new albs. They are delighted and very grateful for this very kind gift. As part of the continuing fundraising exercise, they are holding a raffle for an Easter hamper full of goodies to help make Easter eggstra special. There is also a 100 square available: choose your number (or numbers) and once full the winning number shares the prize pot. Thank you to everyone who has supported the altar servers.
Youth Group Shadow Play
The Youth Group's shadow play of Mary's Way of the Cross has been rescheduled due to a diary date clash with Mother's Day. It will now be on 14th April at 7pm in the church hall. All welcome to share this evening of reflection and prayer with our young people. The youth group will be raising funds for the 'What If' Quarriers charity supporting homeless young people through donations for light refreshments and a raffle.
Easter Raffle
Tickets are now on sale at the back of the church for our annual Easter Raffle.
New Gift Aid Envelopes – last year we received  £4,361.69
New envelopes are now available in the porch. If your name has been omitted or if you pay tax and would like to join Gift Aid see Fr Anthony - forms in the sacristy.
Sick and Housebound Visits
The season of Lent is a time to reflect and prepare for the Easter celebrations. If there is someone you know would like a home visit from the Priest or Eucharistic Ministers, please let Fr Anthony know. You may phone him on 01389 758880.
Lenten Day of Confessions 
A Day of Confessions will take place in Saint Andrew’s Cathedral, Clyde Street, on Thursday 11th April, from 7.45am until 5.45pm.
The Passion – Film Night
To help us focus on our Lenten journey - The Passion will be shown in our hall on Wednesday 10th April 7pm. Over 18s. (Donation).
Righting the Wrong - Saint Oscar Romero Documentary Film 
This film will be shown at St Aloysius’ Garnethill,  in the Auditorium, on  Monday 25th March at 7pm. Julian Filochowski, who knew Saint Oscar Romero, will present it. Tea and coffee will be served. All welcome.
S.C.I.A.F—Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (31st March 2019)
Greenhouse gases have caused devastating changes to our climate that are destroying the lives and livelihoods of our poorest brothers and sisters. Pope Francis calls on us to act and address this injustice. Please support the campaign to reduce the UK’s contribution to climate change by filling in the postcard in your WEE BOX pack and returning it to SCIAF.
Praying with Imagination
--preparing for the Sundays of Lent. St Kessog’s Church Hall—Balloch, Balloch Road, G83 8LQ. Tuesday Mornings during Lent 2019. Time 10—11am. For more details see poster in porch.
Let's Meet
Would you like to meet fellow single Catholics (Aged 21-40). Browns Brasserie & Bar, Glasgow 7pm, Saturday 6th April. Find out more - buy a £10 ticket email
The Glasgow Phoenix Choir 
Thank you for the Music – a gala concert celebrating 28 years as music director for Marilyn J Smith MBE. Friday 26th April 2019 at 7.30pm in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.  With special guests Whitburn Band, Inverclyde Voices and Inverclyde Schools’ Junior and Senior choirs.  Tickets: £11/£13/£15/£17/£20. Box office 0141 353 8000.
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 the sick and Housebound of our parish
Andrew O’Malley
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