Today

Sat, February 24, 2018

Upcoming Events

Bulletin

Sunday25th February: Second Sunday of Lent (Year B)
Mass: 10am & 5pm
(Children’s Liturgy 10am)
 
Monday 26th February
Mass: 9.30am
 
Tuesday 27th February
Funeral Mass 9.30am
Stations of the Cross. 7pm
 
Wednesday 28th February
Mass 9.30am
 
Thursday 1st March
Mass: 9.30am
 
Friday 2nd March
Rosary: 9.15am
Mass: 9.30am
Stations of the Cross. 7pm
 
Saturday 3rd March
Mass: 9.30am
Vigil Mass 5.00pm
 
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was:
Offertory Collection: £512.00 & 2nd Collection: £228. 00. Many thanks for your generosity to the parish and clergy. Highly appreciated.
 
St Martin’s Youth Group
Congratulations to all our young ones whose Enrolment into Pope Francis Faith Award takes place Sunday 25th February at 10am Mass. I wish them a very fruitful programme and at the same time I encourage more parents to please enrol their wards into the group. I sincerely thank Jennifer Gorman and Chloe McCallion, the organisers of the programme for their sacrifice.
 
Lentfest AGAP
“Have Faith in the Arts”. There are lots to do and see. Please see the poster and a take a leaflet from the back of the church.
 
Sacrament of Confirmation 8th March 2018
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for the Primary 7 pupils of: St Martin’s Primary School, Renton; St Mary’s Primary School Alexandria and St Ronan’s Primary School Bonhill on Thursday 8th March 2018 in Our Lady and St Mark’s Church Alexandria. Time 7pm. Please remember our children, their teachers, parents and catechists in your prayers.
 
Stations of the Cross
Throughout this holy season of Lent, there will be Stations of the Cross in our parish every Tuesday and Friday at 7pm as we usually do. Invite your friends.
 
Meditations on the Stations of the Cross - St Martin’s Hall - Mondays 7pm
We continue with prayerful meditation on Christ’s journey, making it relevant to today’s world and our busy lives. This will take place on Monday evenings in the church hall at 7pm during Lent. Please see the poster in the porch for further details or speak to Jennifer Gorman. All welcome.
 
Update! St Martin’s School -  proposed closure
To highlight concerns - A walk is organised for today (Sunday 25th Feb) leaving Tontine, Renton at 12 noon walking to St Mary’s School in Alexandria. We would encourage as many people as possible to join this walk. There is also a petition at the back of the church for signatures.
A 2nd letter dated 22nd Feb has been given to the Parents/Carers from WDC to advise there will now be NO DISCUSSION re: St Martins school proposed closure at their meeting on 7th March. Instead …”it is intended to engage with the school community at a future meeting”. See copy letter on notice board.
 
Fabric and Finance Council (FFC) Meeting
Highlights of Mondays meeting – work on the leek in the confessional is in progress, checking no water ingress before ceiling is replaced.
 
Work highlighted depending on available finance:
Pursuing quotes to replace radiators in the side chapel and the hall.
Pump in the boiler room requires to be fixed as boiler room is flooded.
Outside Painting – hall, link corridor front wall below front doors of church, also facia above front doors.
Inside Painting – (after waterproofing outside wall), Sacred Heart chapel, link corridor and sacristy rooms. Major repairs required before Our Lady Chapel can be painted. Slippery Flagstones at side of house to be replaces.
Car park lines need repainted in summer. Quotes to be pursued for house roof and church flat roofs. If anyone can help with the above contact Fr Anthony.
 
Parish and Pastoral Council (PPC) Meeting
Our first PPC meeting for the year 2018 comes up on Monday 5th March in the Chapel House at 7.00pm. New members welcome.
 
Ordination to the Priesthood of Rev Vincent Toal
Rev Vincent Toal will be ordained to the Priesthood on Monday 19th March, the Solemnity of St Joseph. The Mass of Ordination will be celebrated at 6.30pm in Saint Andrew’s Cathedral. The newly ordained priest will celebrate his Mass of Thanksgiving in St Joseph’s Tollcross on Tuesday 20th March at 6.30pm. We keep Rev Vincent in our prayers for a successful ordination and fulfilled priesthood. 
 
Sunday Second Collections
Throughout the season of Lent our Sunday second collections (except 4th Sunday, SCIAF Collection) will be taken up in support of the retired and sick clergy of the Archdiocese of Glasgow. Many thanks for you past contributions toward the wellbeing of my brother priests who contributed much to the growth of faith in our Archdiocese and beyond. May God reward you abundantly.
 
RIP
Our parish community once again extend our sympathy and the support of our prayers to the family and friends of Michael Haggerty (Lennox Street), whose funeral Mass and committal took place last Tuesday. May he Rest in Peace.
 
Please pray for:
 
The Sick and the House Bound
Andrew Mullen                         Walter Mullen               Freddie Conroy
Gina Stewart                            Billy McGuire                Jim O’Donnell                                             
Rose Jackson                           Willy Doogan                Arthur O’Hare
Ann Marie Kelly                        Kathleen Rainey            Stuart Bariskell
 
Died Recently
Michael Haggerty                      Frank Irvine
 
Anniversary
Daniel Cummings                      Bridie Reid                   Rose King
 
Please see notice boards for posters on events in the Archdiocese of Glasgow
 
Please note items to be included in bulletin must be received by Friday 9.30am. Remember you may use email stmartinsrenton@btconnect.com

Your Advert Here

 

Wedding Reception Venue

Contact us to advertise in this space

 

IT Support

Tel: 0845 143 4040

 

Your Advert Here

 

Local Florist

Contact us to advertise in this space