The Liturgy

Glory be to God who has shown us the light!
Lead ame from darkness to light,
lead me from sadness to joy,
lead me from death to everlasting life.
Glory be to God who has shown us the light.
Glory be to God who has shown us the light.

Dunkeld Kyrie

St Gregory Gloria:  Glory to God in the highest, peace to his people,
peace on earth.

Reading I: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8

Psalm 23   Such are the ones who seek your face,
who seek your face, O Lord.

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.  Such are….

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. Such are the ones . . . . .

He shall be blessed by the Lord, rewarded by God, his Saviour. Such the ones who seek your face, who seek Jacob’s God. Such are the ones who seek your face, who seek your face, O Lord.

2nd Reading  James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27

To welcome the Gospel: Alleluia, alleluia.  This is what the Lord asks of you, this, only this: to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God.    Alleluia, alleluia..

Gospel:  Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Intercessions:

For the Church: that we may experience a deeper conversion of mind and heart as we allow God’s Word to instruct and free us.   Lord, hear us

For a deeper understanding of stewardship: that recognizing all of our gifts from God, we may place them in the service of God and God’s people.   Lord, hear us

For all who hand on the traditions of our faith, especially preachers, teachers, and parents: that they may share the faith clearly and convincingly, and lead others into an experience of God’s great love.   Lord, hear us

For a greater care for the most vulnerable of our society, especially children and the elderly: that we may honor and cherish them with our love and support.       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.    ( PAUSE )     Lord, hear us For the dead, including Anne Lynch, Annette Dougan,  William Connolly, and David McKendrick,  –  and  for those whose anniversaries fall about now including Dennis Dale and Elizabeth Murphy, and those whose lives have been taken from them in violence or  war.  Lord hear us Response Lord, graciously hear us

The Preparation  of Gifts:

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul, You must love the Lord your God with all your mind and strength; And you must love your neighbour as you love yourself; You must love the Lord your God with heart and soul, and mind and strength, and your neighbour as yourself.

St Gregory Sanctus & Memorial and Lamb of God

The Antiphon: Father: I pray for them: may they be one in us So that the world may believe it was you who sent me, it was you who sent me.

With the Communion Procession: As we eat this bread and drink this cup, though many, we are one; One bread, one cup, one faith, one church, one Lord for evermore.

In the desert you gave us manna to eat, you gave us bread from heaven. Now you come in Word and sacrament. We all thank you, Lord as we say.

As we eat this bread and drink this cup, though many, we are one; One bread, one cup, one faith, one church, one Lord for evermore.

Copyrights: Ps 23: words © The Grail, England;  music © Kevin Mayhew.   You must love: version of  words taken from St Luke’s  Gospel by Stephen E Smyth and © Kevin Mayhew. As we eat: words Noel S Donnelly © Kevin Mayhew.   Words reproduced under  Calamus Lic  0262 and CCL  licence 74396.

NEWS and information

The Parish Pastoral Council met this week to discuss the parish’s well being and initiate some new developments.   Among other things it was decided to advertise the meetings better by e-mail, by inclusion in the parish bulletin and by post card.

St Leo’s Book Club begins at 7.30 on September 3rd at Robert and Catherine’s Currie’s, at 19 Larch Road.   All welcome – it is useful to have read the book but not vital!

Last week’s offering for the parish was: 1st Offering £329.00;  Gift Aided 1st offering £312.00  2nd offering for assisted parishes £177.00.  Thanks very much.

Parish BBQ, Tombola and annual Tug-o-war will take place on the 13th September after 11.00 Mass.  If you have anything to offer for the Tombola or for a raffle the social committee will be very glad to accept it.  There is a large basket at the back of the church – in the porch.

St Leo’s choir begins this Monday 1st September  from 7-00 to 8.00 in the parish house.    New members  welcome.

Readers and Eucharistic Ministers lists in porch.

The Children’s Liturgy  takes place on Sundays during the 11.00 Mass

Yoga group on Monday evening 7.00 – 8.00.  Morning Yoga groups meet in the hall on Tuesday and Thursdays at 9.30

Traidcraft:  The stall went well at the weekend and we sold over £120 of goods.  Thanks for all your help.  The new catalogue is in and the Christmas cards etc. are in it   Our next stall should be 19/20 September.

Archdiocesan Youth Pastoral Team:   The Archdiocesan Youth Pastoral Team is based in Our Lady of Consolation Church in Govanhill, but works all around the diocese providing support to parish youth groups and retreats for secondary schools, as well as a variety of national and international youth programmes. For more information see www.rcagyouth.org.uk or call 0141 433 9521.

Conscience and Co-operation: Recent controversies in Health Care. Rev Dan Fitzpatrick:  Tuesday 1st September 7.00, Glasgow University Chaplaincy, 15 Southpark terrace, G12 8LG  All welcome.  More info at rcchaplaincy@gla.ac.uk or phone 0141 339 4315

See notice about ‘Starter Packs’ on the notice board.

Parish Walk to the Falkirk Wheel on Saturday 12th September – 10.30

Tony Blair’s address to the Rimini Conference, Italy, AUG. 28, 2009 : “to be harmonious, a society must leave room for faith.”

Addressing some 15,000 people Thursday at the “Meeting for Friendship Between Peoples,” organized by the ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation in the Italian coastal city of Rimini, Blair revealed aspects of his conversion to Catholicism.  In fact, he said, when he was “preparing to enter the Catholic Church, he had the feeling he was returning home.”  His conversion, he added, was made easier by his wife; moreover, he realized that the Catholic Church was his home not “only because of its doctrine and teaching authority, but because of its universal nature.”

In the course of his address, the founder of the Faith Foundation quoted Benedict XVI’s recent encyclical “Caritas in Veritate” several times, and said that it was “worthwhile reading and re-reading it; it is a counter-attack to relativism.” He also highlighted the encyclical’s message, which affirms that without God man would not know where to go, considering that it is of vital importance for a globalized world such as today’s.

If a globalized world is not to be dominated by power, it must have a counter-weight that seeks the common good, he stressed.  In this connection, Blair explained that the universal Church, which is a model of a global institution, must come into play to address the problems posed by globalization.

In regard to the challenges of a multi-cultural society, Blair acknowledged that globalization makes us meet more people, but it is necessary to keep our characteristic identity.   It is necessary “to respect the Judeo-Christian roots of the countries of Europe. We must also call for respect for the identity of our countries, which has been formed in the course of millennia.”

According to Blair, religion is often seen “as a source of conflict and we must demonstrate that faith is committed to building justice.”   “In this way, we will show the real face of God, who is love and compassion,” he added.  “Faith is not a form of superstition, but salvation for man. It is not a fleeing from life. Faith and reason are allied, never in opposition. Faith and reason support one another, reinforce each other, do not compete. That is why the voice of the Church is listened to, the voice of faith must always be listened to. That is our mission for the 21st century.”

He also referred to the question of the process of peace in the Middle East : “Israel must have its security guaranteed and Palestinians must be able to have an independent State.”  “it would be a great sign of reconciliation and hope if the Holy Land were a place for reconciliation and peace.”