for Mass in St Leo’s on 6th September

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 6th September

SCIAF tell us: Last chance to hand in SCIAF WEE BOXES: SCIAF is delighted to share with you that if you still have your WEE BOX at home, there is a second chance to hand them in or to donate your WEE BOX money direct to SCIAF during September at www.sciaf.org.uk/weebox or 0141 354 5555.
Our 2nd collection – outside as we exit the Church this weekend – will be for SCIAF – catching up on the collection we were unable to take up on the 4th Sunday of Lent.

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.

MASS of the 6th September

Entry:  Micah:

This is what  the Lord asks of you, this, only this:
To act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with your God.
Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.

 

A reading from the Prophet Ezechiel:  33: 7-9

If you do not speak to the wicked man, I will hold you responsible for his death

The word of the Lord was addressed to me as follows: ‘Son of man, I have appointed you as sentry to the House of Israel. When you hear a word from my mouth, warn them in my name. If I say to a wicked man: Wicked wretch, you are to die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked man to renounce his ways, then he shall die for his sin, but I will hold you responsible for his death. If, however, you do warn a wicked man to renounce his ways and repent, and he does not repent, then he shall die for his sin, but you yourself will have saved your life.’

Psalm 94: Listen to the voice of God.  Harden not your hearts.

Come and sing with joy to God!  Hail the rock who saves us!
Come before him giving thanks,  praise the God who made us.
Listen to the voice of God.  Harden not your hearts.

 Come, adore on bended knee, praise the God who made us!
Praise the shepherd of our flock, praise the hand that leads us.
Listen to the voice of God.  Harden not your hearts.

“Do not put me to the test, doubting like your fathers
In the desert long ago, when they tried my patience!”
Listen to the voice of God.  Harden not your hearts.

Psalm 94 : Words and music  Noel Donnelly. (c) Kevin Mayhew.

Second reading Romans 13:8-10 ©

A reading from the  Letter to the Romans 13: 78-10

Your only debt should be the debt of mutual love

Avoid getting into debt, except the debt of mutual love. If you love your fellow men you have carried out your obligations. All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbour as yourself. Love is the one thing that cannot hurt your neighbour; that is why it is the answer to every one of the commandments.

Gospel Verse:  Alleluia, alleluia.
Repent says the Lord, the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.
Repent, says the Lord, the kingdom of heaven is near.
Alleluia, alleluia.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew:  18: 15-20

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If your brother does something wrong, go and have it out with him alone, between your two selves. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother. If he does not listen, take one or two others along with you: the evidence of two or three witnesses is required to sustain any charge. But if he refuses to listen to these, report it to the community; and if he refuses to listen to the community, treat him like a pagan or a tax collector.

‘I tell you solemnly, whatever you bind on earth shall be considered bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth shall be considered loosed in heaven.

‘I tell you solemnly once again, if two of you on earth agree to ask anything at all, it will be granted to you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three meet in my name, I shall be there with them.’

Intercessions

That we may be a community that continues Christ’s mission –  sharing the Good News of God’s love for each one of us, and of reaching out to those who are hurt and estranged.     Lord, hear us

That we may be able to  speak the truth lovingly and honestly, both about the need to cherish all of creation  – and about the circumstances that affect our own lives and the lives of our neighbours.   Lord, hear us

We pray for peace in the Holy Land, 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 our fellow parishioners and fellow citizens, and for children and staff at school, that we may stay safe and well.
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,
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 Jack Martin, Lena McCabe, Neil Gallagher,  Joe Gallagher, Anna McAulay,  Margaret Broe,George Cara, Helen Gallagher, and Frank Kierney.
Lord, hear us

 

St Gregory Sanctus:
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Communion:  Taize Eat this bread

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