Entry Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and its righteousness

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

Reading I: Isaiah 50: 5-9

Psalm 26: The Lord is my light, the Lord is my help.

The Lord is my light and my help: of whom then, shall I be afraid?
The strength in my life is the Lord, before whom shall I ever tremble
The Lord is my light, the Lord is my help.

One thing I ask of the Lord: to live with him for evermore.
O Lord, hear my voice, in mercy answer! I seek you, dismiss not your servant.
The Lord is my light, the Lord is my help.

2nd Reading James 2: 14 – 18

To welcome the Gospel: 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 8: 27 – 35

The Intercessions

For the Church: that we may recognize our common humanity with other people and share the journey of our lives with each person whom God puts in our path.
Lord, hear us. . . .

For generosity: that we may wholeheartedly be at the service of others and learn the length and breadth of God’s love for all of us.
Lord, hear us. . . .

For the grace of conversion: that God will help us to curb any envy and any desire to possess and control, so that we will be free to live in peace and in appreciation of all that God has given us.
Lord, hear us. . . .

For all who are leaders in the Christian Community: that they may consistently seek to serve the least of society in witness to God’s unending care
Lord, hear us. . . .

For all who are marginalized and forgotten by our society: that we may hear their voices, understand their pain, and humbly walk along side of them as we follow God’s call.
Lord, hear us. . . .

For Sharon and Stewart who marry next month.
Lord, hear us. . . .

For the sick and housebound among our families and community.
Lord, hear us. . . .

For those who have died, those whose anniversaries fall about now, and those whose lives have been taken from them in violence or war.
Lord, hear us. . . .

The Preparation of Gifts:
You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul . . . . . . . .

MacMillan Sanctus & Memorial and Lamb of God

Communion. Lord, I am not worthy . . . . . . . .

With the Communion Procession: Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast;

©: Seek ye first: Words and music Karen Lafferty Maranatha Music Publishing . PO Box 1396, Costa Mesa, California 92626. Ps 26: words © The Grail, England; music Gerry Fitzpatrick © Kevin Mayhew. Soul of my Saviour: Ascribed to John XX11(1249-1334). Words reproduced with Calamus Lic 0262 and CCL licence 74396.

Last week’s offering for the parish – report next week – many thanks ~
Book Club: Next meeting is 19th Nov at Anne Marie and Michael McKirdie’s (14 Dalkeith Ave. The book is Sisters of Sinai by Janet Soskice.
Readers and Eucharistic Ministers: new lists available in the porch.
The Children’s Liturgy takes place on Sundays during the 11.00 Mass
St Leo’s choir: Monday evening 7.00 – 8.00 – New members welcome.
Yoga group on Monday evening 7.00 – 8.00. Morning Yoga groups meet in the hall on Tuesday and Thursdays at 9.30.
Common Time will sing and entertain on Friday 2nd October – AN EVENING OF SONG AND LAUGHTER! – not to be missed. BYOB Ticket £3.00 light supper

St Vincent de Paul Society: new members welcome – speak to Fr Gerry or to Jim Murphy
Sacred Threads Embroiderers Group meet on Wednesday 8.00 and Saturday 11.00
Parish Walkers: The next walk is to ‘the Prophet’s Grave’ at Largs on Saturday 3rd October
Traidcraft: Stall open this weekend in the porch. The new catalogue is in and the Christmas cards etc. are in it.

Congratulations to all involved in the Artists for Mary’s Meals project – it made 13 thousand pounds – more details next week.

Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School held a Farewell Dinner to mark the retiral of Mrs Mary McGarrigle who has been acting Head Teacher since Mrs Una Church became ill and then died. Mrs McGarrigle taught in the school for 27 years!

At the dinner at the Sherbrooke Castle Hotel, the staff enjoyed singing their ‘Mary’s Song’:

‘You came to the Rosary in ’82
and wondered what Anna wanted you to do.
Reading and Writing and Assemblies too
“I think that’s enough for you!”

Through your years in the Rosary you’ve had lots to do,
Now you’ve left and we’re on our own.  What will we do without you?

For many celebrations you have led the way,
song and dance and drama at assembly;
Wee Annie’s yo-you and that centipede
and Paulie ge’in the ba’ a heid!

Your Easter celebrations. . . . . .  to be continued

Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Week: 4th – 10th October.

CULTURE: Brother John Parker is giving his talks and illustrations on the Roman Catacombs in Pollokshields Borough Hall: Since it is through Glasgow University you have to phone the University to book a place – or fax or e-mail. When: Eight Wednesdays beginning 7th October, 2009 Where: Pollokshields Burgh Hall Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Fees: £60.50 payable to the University of Glasgow Contact: Department of Adult and Continuing Education University of Glasgow 11 Eldon Street, Glasgow G3 6NH Tel: 0141 330 1835 (General Enquiries) Tel: 0141 330 1829 (Dept Brochure) Fax: 0141 330 1821 email: dace-query@educ.gla.ac.uk

Parish BBQ, Tombola and annual Tug-o-war took place last Sunday after 11.00 Mass. Thanks to everyone who was able to participate. We were blessed with good weather, a sumptious BBQ with Salmon and sea food and salad as well as the Usual Hamburgers, chicken burger and weggie-burgers. Congratulations to the Social Committee for their organisation, to the cooks, the preparers and dispensers of food – and a special thanks to Hebridean Fisheries for their generous contribution. The parish funds were boosted by £526.30 as a result of the BBQ and Tombola – many thanks. The 6th annual Tug-o-War at St Leo the Great was won by the ladies team, making th score now 4 – 2 in their favour! The winning team seen below is clearly quite jubilant. The men’s team was in some slight disarray and so was not photographed. There is always next year to look forward to! The Cup will be duly inscribed and the details etched below the legend ‘In bello aeterno’ (unless someone comes up with a better Latin version of ‘the eternal struggle’.