14th Sunday the Year 2009

In the name of God the Father, in the name of God the Son,
in the name of God the Holy Spirit, in the name of God.
In the name of God the Father, in the name of God the Son,
in the name of God the Holy Spirit, in the name of God.

Glory to God  – Dunkeld

Reading:  Ezechiel 2:2-5

Ps 39:  Here I am, O Lord! I come to do your will.

2nd Reading 2 Corinthians 12: 7-10

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 . . . . .

Gospel:  Mark 6: 1-6

The Preparation  of Gifts:

God, our Creator, hear us  sing in praise,
God, always tender. God who knows our ways.
God, always present, God who really cares.
We offer thanks for all the love you share.
We sing in praise for the great gifts you give:
all of creation, ev’rything that lives,
glories of nature, our own time on earth,
sending your Son among us proves our worth.

Loud is our praise as we sing of you,
one with people of faith, ancient and new.
Bless us afresh with your grace, we pray.
Help us witness your love today.
God, our Creator, hear us  sing in praise,
God, always tender. God who knows our ways.
God, always present, God who really cares.
We offer thanks for all the love you share.
Jubilee Sanctus & Memorial.  St Andrew 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.

Be still and know that I am God.
I am the Lord that healeth thee.
In thee, O Lord, I put my trust.

Copyrights:   Be still for the presence: David Evans   Kingsway’s Thankyou Music.  Psalm 39 ; Words and music   Noel Donnelly, © Kevin Mayhew.  God our Creator: words © Stephen E Smyth.  Words reproduced under Calamus Licence  0262 and CCL  licence 74396.

Parish offerings: 21st  June 1st Offering: £ 239.00 Gift Aided 1st Offering: £195.00 2nd Offering for Peter’s Pence: £267.    Quarterly £50.00

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

Permanent Deacons :Last Sunday was an historic occasion for  the Archdiocese. A packed church witnessed the ordination of 12 permanent deacons to serve in their parishes, assisting the priest.

Notes from the Scottish Catholic Observer:
Cardinal O’Brien calls Trident replacement plans ‘morally reprehensible’ Britain’s senior clergymen call for the protection of the poor ahead of G8 summit
Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy seeks an increased role for faith groups Remains beneath the Church of St Paul’s Outside the Walls in Rome are St Paul’s

Message of welcome from the Pope to the representative of the Orthodox Churches at the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul in Rome this year:

I bid you welcome for the patronal feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, with which we conclude the Pauline Year. Last year, the Ecumenical Patriarch, His Holiness Bartholomew I, wanted to honor us with his presence, to celebrate together this year of prayer, of reflection and the exchange of gestures of communion between Rome and Constantinople. On our part, we have had the joy of sending a delegation to similar celebrations organized by the Ecumenical Patriarch. On the other hand, it could not be otherwise in this year dedicated to St. Paul, who vigorously recommended the “conservation of unity of spirit through the bond of peace,” teaching us that we are ” one body and one spirit” (Ephesians 4:3-4).

You are welcome guests, dear brothers, who have been sent by His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch, to whom I likewise send my warm and fraternal greeting in the Lord. Let us give thanks together to the Lord for all the fruits and benefits that the bimillennial celebration of the birth of St. Paul has brought us. With your presence, which is a sign of ecclesial fraternity, you remind us of our common commitment to the pursuit of full communion. This is in response to Christ’s will for his disciples, and recalling Paul’s teaching in which he reminds us that we have been called to “one hope.”

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