Notices:

Masses:  Vigil: 6pm; Sunday: 9.30 am, 11am; Weekdays: 10.00 preceded by  Morning Prayer.

Last week’s offering for the parish was: 1st Offering £287.00;  Gift Aided 1st offering 305.00.  2nd offering £187.00

The date of the next meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council is 27 August at 7.30 pm  in the church house.

The Parish BBQ, Tombola and annual Tug-o-war is on 6th September after 11.00 Mass.  If you would like to hand in anything for the Tombola, or get into training for the  men and women, boys and girls Tug-o-war  –  now is the time.

Liturgy
Entry: Be still for the presence of the Lord

Bellahouston::   Gloria, Gloria I excelsis Deo. (2)

Reading I: Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15

Psalm 115 The blessing cup that we bless is a communion with Christ.

How can I repay the Lord for his goodness to me?
The cup of salvation I will raise, I will call on his name.
The blessing cup that we bless is a communion with Christ.

Precious in the eyes of the Lord  is the death of his faithful.
Your servant, Lord, your servant I, You have loosened my bonds.
The blessing Cup cup that we bless is a communion with Christ.

A sacrifice of thanks I make to him, I will call on his name.
My vows to the Lord I will fulfill in the assembly of God.
The blessing Cup  cup that we bless is a communion with Christ.

2nd Reading : Ephesians 4:17, 20-24

To welcome the Gospel: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.  I am the way, the truth and the life. No-one can come to the Father except through me.  Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel: John 6:24-35

The intercessions

Prayers of the Faithful

For the capacity to grow spiritually : that we may lay aside our old ways and be freed of any habits and attitudes that rob us of life. Lord, hear us

For an openness to the gifts of God: that we may open our minds and hearts to the surprising gifts of God that are not always easy to recognize.
Lord, hear us

For all who are experiencing emptiness and confusion: that they may encounter Christ who offers meaning and nourishment for life.
Lord, hear us

For a gift of awareness: that we may discover each day our need for God and experience God’s help in each of life’s challenges.  Lord, hear us

For all who are ill including Margaret McCafferty, Josephine Quigg,  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.
Lord, hear us

For the dead, including  Fr Desmond McGinty –  and  those whose anniversaries fall about now, including John Lanigan, Paul Devine,  Mark Moscardini, Catherine Young, and all whose lives have been taken from them in violence or  war.
Lord hear us : Lord, graciously hear us

The Preparation  of Gifts:

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart,  naught be all else to me save that thou art; thou my best thought in the day and night, waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word, I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord; thou my great Father, and I thy true son; thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.

Riches I need not, nor man’s empty praise, thou mine inheritance through all my days; thou & thou only, the first in my heart, high King of heaven, my treasure thou art!

Be St Gregory Sanctus & Memorial
Lamb of God
The Invitation.: Lord, I am not worthy. . . . .

Be still and know that I am God (3).
I am the Lord that healeth thee (3)
In thee, O Lord, I put my trust (3).
Copyrights: Be still for the presence: David Evans   Kingsway’s Thankyou  Music.  Ps 115: words © The Grail,  England;  music  Gerry Fitzpatrick © Kevin Mayhew.  Be thou my  vision: Words: Irish 8th century, tr. Mary Byrne versified by Eleanor  Hull. Graphic © Netta Ewing.   Words reproduced under Calamus Licence  0262 and CCL  licence 74396.