Please note that there are some seats reserved for those unable to register, but it is safer to register or to phone 0141 427 9091

Please register for Sunday Mass 13th September

First Communion: Sunday 20th
                                                     Please note that on Sunday 20th September Holly and Adam Jamieson will be making their First Communion at a special Mass at 11.30.  Our normal Sunday Mass is at 10.30 as usual but parishioners are welcome to take part in the First Communion Mass at 11.30 if they prefer.  Please book a seat.

Church Offerings on 6th September: Gift Aid Offering 171.00; ordinary offering 121.00.  SCIAF offering 302.  Please remember to hand in your WEE BOX money or send it direct to SCIAF during September at www.sciaf.org.uk/weebox or 0141 354 5555.  The government will double what you offer.

 

 

A prayer for our earth (Pope Francis)
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction. Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.
The Sunday Mass on 13th September
In the name of God
First reading
Ecclesiasticus 27:33-28:9

Forgive your neighbour the hurt he does you; and when you pray, your sins will be forgiven

Resentment and anger, these are foul things,
  and both are found with the sinner.
He who exacts vengeance will experience the vengeance of the Lord,
  who keeps strict account of sin.
Forgive your neighbour the hurt he does you,
  and when you pray, your sins will be forgiven.
If a man nurses anger against another,
  can he then demand compassion from the Lord?
Showing no pity for a man like himself,
  can he then plead for his own sins?
Mere creature of flesh, he cherishes resentment;
  who will forgive him his sins?
Remember the last things, and stop hating,
  remember dissolution and death, and live by the commandments.
Remember the commandments, and do not bear your neighbour ill-will;
  remember the covenant of the Most High, and overlook the offence.

 Psalm 102:  The love of the Lord, the everlasting love, blesses us all


Gospel Acclamation 1S3:9,Jn6:68
Alleluia, alleluia!
Speak, O Lord, your servant is listening,  alleluia
Gospel
Matthew 18:21-35

To be forgiven, you must forgive

Peter went up to Jesus and said, ‘Lord, how often must I forgive my brother if he wrongs me? As often as seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘Not seven, I tell you, but seventy-seven times.
  ‘And so the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who decided to settle his accounts with his servants. When the reckoning began, they brought him a man who owed ten thousand talents; but he had no means of paying, so his master gave orders that he should be sold, together with his wife and children and all his possessions, to meet the debt. At this, the servant threw himself down at his master’s feet. “Give me time” he said “and I will pay the whole sum.” And the servant’s master felt so sorry for him that he let him go and cancelled the debt. Now as this servant went out, he happened to meet a fellow servant who owed him one hundred denarii; and he seized him by the throat and began to throttle him. “Pay what you owe me” he said. His fellow servant fell at his feet and implored him, saying, “Give me time and I will pay you.” But the other would not agree; on the contrary, he had him thrown into prison till he should pay the debt. His fellow servants were deeply distressed when they saw what had happened, and they went to their master and reported the whole affair to him. Then the master sent for him. “You wicked servant,” he said “I cancelled all that debt of yours when you appealed to me. Were you not bound, then, to have pity on your fellow servant just as I had pity on you?” And in his anger the master handed him over to the torturers till he should pay all his debt. And that is how my heavenly Father will deal with you unless you each forgive your brother from your heart.’

Intercessions

That all Christians,  and all of us,  may understand that being able to forgive and show compassion  is a necessary part of our living the Gospel.   Lord, hear us

That people may pray during this Season of Creation for a general renewal in the world of respect for creation and the environment.

We pray for peace in the Holy Land – we are especially asked to pray for them in the week ahead – and  for Syria, Iraq, the Yemen, the Eastern Mediterraneum, and all the troubled countries  where people lives are affected by violence or war, poverty or neglect. Lord, hear us

For children preparing for the First Communion – and here in St Leo’s for Holly and Adam.
Lord, hear us

In this time of the Pandemic, we pray for healing for people everywhere who are ill, anxious, or housebound within our families and community,  including Teresa Kidd, Roberto Vigano, Margaret McLean, Andrine Mansi, Fred Newman, Mary Clunie,
Sean Fitzgerald, John Scullion, Ishbel MacMillan, Bessie Malane, Bill Harrison, Jack Rae, Catherine Mulrine,
Yvonne Watt, Rae McVey, John Gibson, Eleanor Reid, for those being treated in the local Hospice, and for all who support them.
We pray also for those who serve the country in the emergency services. Lord, hear us

We pray for those who have died recently including Daniel Boyle, Celia McCready, Anne Clinton, Thomas Anthony Peebles.

For those whose anniversary falls about now including Lucia Staiano, Jack Martin, Lena McCabe, Neil Gallagher, Joe Gallagher, Anna McAulay, Margaret Broe, George Cara, Helen Gallagher, and Frank Kierney.
Lord, hear us