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Parish of St Martin of Tours

331 Main Street, Renton.

G82 4PZ

Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy

28th April 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 28th April 2019. 2nd Sunday of Easter. (Divine Mercy) (Year (C)
Mass: 10.00am & 5.00pm
Children’s Liturgy (during 10am Mass)
 
Monday 29th April
Mass: 9.30am
 
Tuesday 30th April
Rosary: 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
 
Wednesday 1st May
Novena: 9.20am
Mass: 9.30am
Merit Award Mass: 7.00pm
 
Thursday 2nd May
Mass: 9.30am
 
Friday 3rd May
Mass: 9.30am
 
Saturday 4th May
Mass: 9.30am
(Vigil Mass of Third Sunday of Easter: 5.00pm)
 
 
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was: Offertory Collection: £338.00 2nd Collection: £148.00  (Building Fund) Many thanks to all parishioners for your continuous financial help to the parish and to the Archdiocese. Much appreciated.
 
The Flourish (April Edition)
The April edition of The Flourish, the Archdiocesan newspaper is available. Please collect your copy from the back of the church.
 
Archdiocesan Merit Award.
We rejoice to announce that one of our parishioners Mr George Rainey, has been awarded the Archdiocesan Merit Award Medal for his outstanding and selfless services to our parish for many years. WE SAY A VERY BIG CONGRATULATION TO HIM! He will officially receive the Award on May 1st 2019. The ceremony will begin with a holy Mass at 7pm in the evening here in our parish. We shall proceed to the Church Hall, after the Eucharistic celebration, for a light buffet to which everyone is welcome. (The 2nd collection this weekend, is an opportunity for the parish, to contribute towards a presentation for George).
 
Divine Mercy Sunday
This Sunday, 28th April, is Divine Mercy Sunday. This year Bishop John Keenan has initiated a Rosary Movement of Reparation for God's Mercy on the British Isles. This follows from the Rosary on the Coast initiative last year. Our parish has once again enrolled to support this event. We will start at 2.30pm with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Rosary before the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3pm. There will be a Holy Hour, confessions, veneration of the Divine Mercy image and benediction. The church will remain open for private prayer with the image and conclude with a youth Mass at 5pm to which everyone is welcome.
 
First Communion Preparation
The first preparation meeting for the children in primary 4 who will receive their First Holy Communion on 19th May will take place on Saturday 27th April from 10.30 until 12. We will meet in the sacristy. This meeting is just for the children. A meeting with parents and children will take place on 11th May at 10.30 in the hall.
 
May Devotion
May Devotion starts on Monday 6th May at 7.00pm. It holds every Monday and Wednesday each week. It begins each day with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament—Rosary—Benediction.
 
Parish and Pastoral Council (PPC) Meeting
Our PPC meeting comes up on Monday 13th May 2019 at 7.00pm in the Chapel House. New members welcome.
 
STRONGHOLD Festival, Craig Lodge Dalmally
 “Calling all 16 to 35-year olds… Stronghold Festival is for YOU! Join hundreds of young people on this 4-day Catholic Festival in the Highlands of Scotland for a powerful weekend of Adoration, Sacraments, music, talks, discussions, mountain walks, fellowship and loads more! 24 – 27th May 2019, Craig Lodge, Dalmally.  Check out the amazing line up of speakers and book your place through our page: www.facebook.com/StrongholdFestival - we hope to see you there!”
 
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
A retreat for spiritual and emotional healing after abortion will be held north of Glasgow on Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th May 2019.  This confidential, supportive retreat is powerful for anyone who has been affected by their own or someone else’s abortion experience. For more information, please call Sr Andrea on 07816 942824 or email Marene via the enquiry form on the website www.rachelsvineyard.org.uk 
 
Have you ever considered adoption?
Have you ever considered adoption as a way to grow your family? Could you provide a loving, stable family environment for a child who needs a forever home? If you would like to find out more about the adoption process, please visit www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk or contact us on 0141 332 8371 or e-mail info@stmargaretsadoption.org.uk.
 
The Catholic Nurses Guild of Scotland
The international Nurses Day Mass will take place in The Glass Chapel, Carfin, on Wednesday 15th May at 7pm.  All health care workers and friends are welcome.  Contact:  01475 725252, e-mail janecharkin@yahoo.co.uk or 0131 665 3639
 
Quiz Night
In St Kessog’s Hal at 7.00pm, 10th May 2019. Come alone or with a team. £5p per person (to include tea/coffee + buffet). Bar available. Tickets from Church or ring: 753 368 or pay at door. All welcome. See poster at back of Church.
 
R.I.P.
Our parish community once again extend our sympathy and support of our prayers to the families and friends of Rose Quinn (formerly Lamont Crescent) and Norma Mullin (formerly Sheltered Housing) whose funeral Masses and committals took place last Tuesday and Friday respectively. May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of the Lord rest in peace. Amen.
 
Please pray for:
 
Please pray for all the sick and Housebound of our parish.
 
Recently Dead
Sheila Barbara Dodd                       Maureen Scullion
 
Anniversary
Billy Bishop                                    Paul McKay                      Jack McEwan
 
 
 
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