The Feast of Christ the King  2009

Entry:
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.

High King of heaven when battle is done,
grant heaven’s joy to me, O bright heaven’s sun;
Christ of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

St Gregory : Glory to God in the highest and peace to his people on earth. Reading I: Daniel 7: 13-14

Psalm 23: He is the King of Glory! Let him enter in.
The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness, the world and all its peoples.
He it was who set it on the seas, on the waters he made it firm.
He is the king of glory! Let him enter in.

Who shall climb the mountain of the Lord? Who shall stand in his holy place? The pure in heart, whose hands are clean, and who does not seek worthless things.
He is the king of glory! Let him enter in.

He shall be blessed by the Lord, rewarded by God, his Saviour.
Such the ones who seek your face, who seek Jacob’s God.
He is the king of glory! Let him enter in.

Reading II: Apocalypse 1:5-8

Alleluia, 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 18: 33-37

Intercessions:

For greater listening: that God will open our ears, our minds and our hearts to hear the word of life offered to us,  and help us to welcome the Word into our lives.   Pause                   Lord, hear us

For all believers: that we may come to a fuller understanding of Christ who safeguards our past, present and future in loving compassion and mercy.     Pause   Lord, hear us

For all whose commitment to truth brings them into conflict with the social, governmental, and religious authorities: that they may learn from Christ,  the suffering servant of truth.       Pause                    Lord, hear us

For leaders of government and for judges: that they may recognize that their authority comes from God and that it is for the service of the human community.  Pause   Lord, hear us

For all the sick and housebound among our families and in the community, including Margaret McCafferty, Josephine Quigg, Kathleen Donnelly, Margaret Lanigan, Kenneth Fee, Cathy and Leo Gilbert, Linda Giulianotti, Kathleen Mallon, 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 all who have died in the past year  including Ken Reid, Fr Columba Ryan, Ann McGeever,  Mary Michie and Sam Diamond,  and for those whose anniversaries fall about now including  Tommy McMahon.  We pray also for those who have died in war. Lord, hear us. . . .

After the intercessions: May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace, rest in peace.

The Preparation of the Gifts :  As the gifts of bread and wine are brought to the sanctuary by parishioners we sing:

Hail, Redeemer, King divine! Priest and Lamb, the throne is thine,
King, whose reign shall never cease, Prince of everlasting peace.
Angels, saints and nations sing: ‘Praised be Jesus Christ, our King;
Lord of life, earth, sky and sea, King of love on Calvary.”

King whose name creation thrills, rule our minds, our hearts, our wills,
till in peace each nation rings with thy praises, King of kings.
Angels ….

Schubert Sanctus & Memorial
St Andrew Lamb of God
Communion antiphon: Behold the Lamb of God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New hymn

Copyrights: Psalm 23 : From The Psalms: A New Translation © 1963 The Grail (England) published by HarperCollins. Music © Kevin Mayhew. The bread that we break © James Quinn SJ. Hail Redeemer: by Patrick Brennan. Words reproduced with Calamus Lic 0262 and CCL licence 74396.

NEWS

Parish offerings: 1st offering: £283 Gift Aided 1st Offering: £297 2nd Offering for Assisted Parishes £176 Thanks very much, everyone. Fabric and Finance Committee: are discussing the repair of the wall behind the church, & the replacement of a door in the hall. Security cameras are almost ready.

Faith development group meets Wednesday at 6.30

Confirmation children meet after 11,00 Mass today. Parents of Confirmation children meet Thursday at 6.30. Confirmation takes place on the 2nd Sunday of Advent.

Bellahouston Road Runners meet in the hall 6.00 – 7.00 on Thursdays for the winter

Special Mass today – on this feast of Christ the King – for members of ‘the Artistic Community’ in St Michael’s, Parkhead at 3.00. Everyone is welcome.

December ‘Jingalong’ With Common Time In St Leo’s Hall on Friday 4th December from 7.30. Light supper provided. BYOB Tickets £3.00

St Andrew’s Day: The Glasgow Churches Together celebration of our national patron will take place in Calton Parkhead Church at 7.00 on Monday 30th November, the traditional feast day. Organised by Glasgow East Churches and supported by Glasgow Churches Together, the service will be introduced with a Piper outside and Harpist within, then with a child from Quarrybrae School carrying in the book of readings, enthroning the book on the lectern and leading those present in a prayer: ‘Father, here in this book are the hopes and dreams of the people of God. ALL: Here in this book may we also find the hopes and dreams of the people of Scotland. Keep us true to your word, joyful in the praise of your name, and ready to serve you in our neighbour. Children from St Rose of Lima Primary School will sing the story of St Andrew in a Cantata. All are welcome.

Blessing of the Glasgow Crib: George Square at 5.30 on Thursday 3rd December. The Lord Provost will be joined by representatives of the Glasgow Churches and by school children from St Francis’ Primary School and Gorbals Primary School with members of the St Mungo Singers and a small band from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. All welcome to this civic and ecumenical enterprise.