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Parish of St Martin of Tours


331 Main Street, Renton.

G82 4PZ

3rd Sunday of Advent (B)

13th December 2020

Parish Priest: Fr Anthony Ejikeme
Sunday 13th December
Mass: 10.00am & 5.00pm
Monday 14th December
 Mass: 9.30am
Tuesday 15th December
Mass: 9.30am
Wednesday 16th December 
 Mass: 9.30am
Thursday 17th December 
Mass: 9.30am
Friday 18th December
Funeral Mass: 9.30am
Saturday 19th December
 (Vigil Mass of 4th  Sunday of Advent:  5.00pm)
Parish Finance
Last weekend’s income was: Offertory Collection: £289.00; 2nd Collection: £143.00 (Building Fund). Many thanks to all parishioners for your continuous financial help to the parish and to the Archdiocese. Most appreciated.
The Flourish (December Edition)
The December edition of The Flourish, the Archdiocesan newspaper is now available. Please collect your copy from the back of the church.
Western Catholic Calendar
The Western Catholic Calendar is now available in the Stall. You can do well to ‘hop in’ and pick a copy for yourself and your family. Price £3.50 each.
We announce the death of Christine O’Neil (Tontin Park). Body reception on Friday 18th December 2020, prior to the funeral Mass at 9.30am. Eternal grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
St Margaret Children and Family Care Society
Catholic Adoption Agency, St Margaret's Children and Family Care Society, which supports some of Scotland's most vulnerable children, is hosting a 'Virtual Crib Appeal' this Advent. Due to congregation sizes being limited due to Covid19 restrictions the charity could lose out on up to £100k in donations made each year by the Catholic community to its Crib Appeal collection boxes. St Margaret’s Virtual Crib is a peaceful, animated crib scene accompanied by a full Christmas Carol Concert from the St Andrew's Cathedral Choir. St Margaret's Virtual Crib will be live until the Feast of the Epiphany on their website at Donations can be made via the St Margaret’s website or by cheque posted to the charity’s office at 26 Newton Place, Glasgow, G3 7PY.”
St Joseph’s Care Home, Robroyston (Run by Little Sisters of the Poor)
QUALIFIED NURSING STAFF (£16.10 per hour) CARE STAFF (£9.30 / £9.40 per hour dependant on qualification) Various shift patterns available. If you would like to apply for above posts and join our dedicated staff please contact: Jacquie Moeller, HR Manager on:
T: 0141 558 5114 ext. 400, E:
COVID-19 General Update 
Tier 3 (for parishes previously in Tier 4)
As are you aware the parishes that were formerly in Tier 4 (everywhere apart from Cardross, Helensburgh & Roseneath) moved to Tier 3 from Friday evening.
This means that those parishes can return to having a socially-distanced maximum of 50 (unless the size of your church necessitates a lower maximum). This applies to all acts of worship and private prayer, except funerals and weddings. The maximum of 20 still applies to funerals and weddings.
Groups – such as children’s activities – which were allowed prior to moving to Tier 4 can now restart again.
People may travel into and out of Tier 3 areas to go to their normal place of worship and to attend a wedding or a funeral.
Christmas (for all parishes)
Unless there are sudden changes, it is likely that the current situation will continue for the Christmas period. The maximum attendance at Christmas Masses will likely be 50 at each Mass (+ “staff”).
Under the Christmas Bubble guidance, households which form a Christmas Bubble can sit together in church (in some small churches which cannot normally accommodate 50 this might lead to a slightly higher capacity).
Carol concerts, etc., cannot take place, although a cantor can still sing and musicians still play as part of worship.
Christmas Services and Masses 2020/2021
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd December, after 9.30am Mass each day
Wednesday, 23rd:  5.00pm –6.45pm.
Christmas Eve
Thursday 24th December
Morning Mass - 9.30am
Season of Christmas
Christmas (Vigil): Mass - 5.00pm.
Midnight Mass—9.00pm
Christmas Day—Friday 25th December 10.00am
[Please note NO evening Mass at 5.00pm]
Feast of Holy family
Saturday 26th December. Vigil Mass: 5.00pm
Sunday 27th December. Masses: 10am & 5.00pm
Weekday Masses
 Monday 28th —Thursday 31st: 9.30am each day
Friday January 1st 2021: Solemnity of Mary Mother of God: Mass: 9.30am
Solemnity of Epiphany of the Lord
Vigil Mass Saturday 2nd: 5.00pm
Sunday 3rd: and 5.00pm
Please pray for:
… the sick and Housebound of our parish
Recently Dead
Christine O’Neil                  Frank Bell
Annie McColl                     Mary O’Hare


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