13th Sunday the Year 2009 The Vigil of the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul

Hymn for the Feast of St Paul:

Saint Paul of Tarsus, hear our prayerful song! Lead us to Christ; the Risen Lord you saw!  O rouse us to life, One Body in the Lord! Alleluia, alleluia!

You changed your ways from stoning, sword and flame, Till Christ for you was all that life could gain. The love of the Lord would urge you on your way. Alleluia, alleluia.

Glory to God  – Dunkeld

Reading:  the Book of Wisdom 1:13-15. 2:23-24

Psalm 29:   I praise you. O Lord, bless you, O Lord, you have rescued me.

2nd Reading: 2 Corinthians 8:7-9. 13-15

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. I am the light of the world, says the Lord.  Anyone who follows me will have the light of life. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel:  Mark 5: 21-43

Prayers of the Faithful

13th Sunday Year B   2009

For the Church: that all of us may be open to God’s love and compassion for us, and may pass it on to others who are searching and yearning for life. Lord, hear us

For growth in our faith: that we may trust God’s love and care for us as we face challenges in our lives and remain faithful in our discipleship and loyal to our commitments.   Lord, hear us

For Pope Benedict and all who will benefit from the Peter’s Pence collection: that God will guide him as he leads the church and help him to wisely respond to all requests for assistance.   Lord, hear us

For the Church: as we approach the feast of Sts Peter and Paul we pray for the unity of all Christians and for all who serve the Churches in any kind of ministry.  We pray especially today for those who are to be ordained Deacons for the Archdiocese of Glasgow tomorrow.   Lord, hear us For all who are ill including Margaret McCafferty, Margaret Lanigan, Kenneth Fee, Cathy and Leo Gilbert, Linda Giulianotti, Kathleen Mallon, Joe McGhee, Margaret Padden, Liam Brogan, Fr Joseph Chambers, Elizabeth Conroy, Mary McKenna,  Anne & Bernard McNiffe,  Mary O’Hare,  Anne McMahon,  Stella Panayotti, Eileen Farrell, Mark Callaghan, Andy Vandermotten, and Michael Wagner.    ( PAUSE )     Lord, hear us For the dead, including  Tom Tiffney, Joseph O’Neil, Alan Nichol, Julia Donovan, John Mowan, Ellen Hannay, Frankie Nicolson, Trevor Dimmer, and Hugh Johnstone,   –  and  for those whose anniversaries fall about now including Margaret and Jane Buckley, Matilda Rossi, and Mary Kate Tyrrol;  and for all those whose lives have been taken from them in violence or  war. Lord hear us Response Lord, graciously hear us

The Preparation  of Gifts: (St Paul hymn continued (tune: For all the saints)
You travelled far to teach God’s saving love,
Spreading Christ’s church from Antioch to Rome.
Unite us in Christ our one eternal  home!  Alleluia, alleluia.

St Paul hymn continued:
From prison cell you sent your written word,
Teaching , advising, building up God’s world;
Then, gave your life to Christ the Crucified. Alleluia, alleluia.

Praise to the Father, loved, proclaimed by Paul!
Praise Risen Son, who was his only goal!
And Praise Holy Spirit, birthing power in all! Alleluia, alleluia!

Kelvinhall Sanctus & Memorial.  Kelvinhall Lamb of God

The Invitation:
This is the bread come down from heaven.
Whoever eats of it will never die.
This is the cup of eternal life;
whoever drinks of it will live for ever.

One Body, one faith, one Lord of all. “I give you a new commandment . . . . .

Copyrights:   St Paul hymn (c) Noel S Donnelly.  Psalm 29  Words  (c) The Grail;  Music Gerry Fitzpatrick © Kevin Mayhew.   One body, one faith: Words and music   Noel Donnelly (c) Kevin Mayhew. Words reproduced under Calamus Licence  0262 and CCL  licence 74396.

Parish offerings: 21st  June 1st Offering: £265 Gift Aided 1st Offering: £225.00  2nd Offering: £144.    Quarterly £30.00.  Quarterly Gift-aided £25.00  Today’s 2nd Offering is for Peter’s Pence – its given to the Pope for the needy throughout the world.

SVDP – The St Vincent de Paul Society: new members welcome.  The members are changing  their time of meeting to Wednesday evenings at 7.00 in St Leo’s church house – this may make it easier for new members to join the society.   If interested please phone Jim Murphy at 0141 883 4866

The Fabric and Finance committee met last week.  Among  matters for consideration were:  the provision of camera security at the front door of the house, and the repairing of a small leak on the lead flashing of a small part of the house roof.

The Fire Safety inspection took place this week, and our attention was drawn to the quality of  fire doors in the church and hall.   Some work will be done on these in the near future.

Fair Trade: The stall last week made just under £80 despite the disruption caused by another race at Bellahouston- thanks to all who supported us.  We are taking a holiday break and the next stall will be on 15/16 August.  This doesn’t mean you need to go without your favourite Fair Trade products – just contact one of the stall team if you are running short and we will be glad to get what you need.  Have a good summer break!

The St Leo’s Walkers had their final walk of this season – to the Whangie!   There was an excellent attendance for the walk and a very full turn-out for the annual Walkers BBQ held in the hall and grounds. Certificates of varying degrees of excellence were awarded  –   Pictures next week.

School holidays – there was a special concelebrated Mass on Friday in Our Lady of Lourdes Church to say farewell to the three teachers retiring from Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School –  Mgr John Gilmartin thanked them for their generous life-time’s work affecting the lives of so many children.   Two of the children led the school and staff in Psalm 66 –  the psalm of blessing: May he bless us and keep us, may he give us his peace. Happy holidays, everyone.

Permanent Deacons :This Sunday is an historic day in the Archdiocese of Glasgow – we celebrate the ordination of 12 permanent deacons to serve in their parishes, assisting the priest in preaching, baptising, pastoral situations, and some administration when it is practical.

First Communion 2009  photographs