Masses: Vigil: 6pm; Sunday: 9.30 am, 11am; Weekdays: 10.00  Morning Prayer before morning Mass. Mass on Tuesday this week will be at 7 pm and is followed by the St Pio Prayer Group.   Mass on Wednesday will be at 3.00 and will be a Nuptial Mass for the wedding of Sharron Tomalon and Stewart Gallacher.  All most welcome

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

Reading I:  Genesis 2:18-24

Psalm 127:  Blessed are those who love the Lord.

2nd Reading  : Hebrews 2:9-11

To welcome the Gospel: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.  Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for revealing the mysteries of the Kingdom to children.  Alleluia, alleluia . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Gospel: Mark 10:2-16 1

Intercessions

For the Church: that we  and our parish – with our neighbouring  churches in Sherwood St Gilbert’s, Ibrox and Kinning Park  –  may be a sign  and source of encouragement for cooperation between people. Lord, hear us.

For the grace of fidelity: that we may each be faithful to our promises and commitments, to spouses, children, parents, communities, and friends.  Lord, hear us. . . .

For all married or engaged couples and for Sharron and Stewart who marry this week: that they may be united as one in the life they share, recognize Christ in each other, and bring God’s love to the world.  Lord, hear us. . . .

For all who are in lonely or troubled marriages: that they may find help and support in the Christian community and receive strength and courage to continue to work for wholeness in their relationships.  Lord, hear us. . . .

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

For those who have died including Vittoria Ventisei, Lesley O’Donnell, Mrs McKenzie and Billy Paton, those whose anniversaries fall about now including Archie McKay, Fr Francis McPartlin, and Patrick and Alice Fitzpatrick, and those whose lives have been taken from them in violence or war. Lord, hear us. . . .

The Preparation  of Gifts:
Make me a channel of your peace.

Kelvinhall Sanctus & Memorial and Lamb of God

Communion:   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:
Copyrights: Make me a channel   Sebastian Temple.  Ps 127: © Noel Donnelly. Where true love is dwelling: Words ©James Quinn S.J.   Words reproduced with Calamus Lic  0262 and CCL  licence 74396.

Parish offerings:
27th Sept:  1st offering: £369.  Gift aided 1st offering: £235.  2nd offering: £182.
20th Sept: 1st offering: £282.  Gift aided 1st offering: £222. 2nd offering: £160
13th Sept:   1st offering £393.  Gift aided 1st Offering: £180  2nd Offering for assisted parishes: £174.   Many thanks, everyone.

Sharron and Stewart: Wedding Mass on Wednesday at 3.00 St Leo’s:  All welcome

Adult Education – free Course funded by SCIAF at the Craighead Institute

The Integration of Life and Faith – A course to explore the role of Christians as citizens in society and the way in which,  inspired by the Gospel, they can make a difference.   A unique opportunity to broaden your skills and deepen the links between your social commitment and your faith to be held at  The Craighead Institute 26 Rose Street Glasgow, G3 6RE.  SCIAF have funded this course which is free to participants

This course is an opportunity for people who wish to sharpen their interpersonal and group skills, deepen their knowledge of the church’s social teaching and locate this in a practical, scripture based spirituality. The SCIAF funded course offered through Justice and Peace and delivered by the Craighead Institute is looking for participants for the next session starting in October. This specially developed course proved very successful and popular, albeit demanding in commitment and energy to those who undertook it last year. Participants, many with long experience of working in justice and peace issues, have commended the course for the way it has allowed them to learn new skills, refine old ones and to see their work in a more coherent context. In particular they have enjoyed and learned from working together in ‘base groups’ between modules. Two items will be emphasised in the social justice element of this year’s course: poverty in Scotland and climate change. There will also be opportunities to develop other interests within the framework of the course. SCIAF funding allows this course to be offered free of charge to participants.

The dates of the four modules are as follows: Module 1:  3-4 October 2009 Module 2:  21-22 November 2009 Module 3:  16-17 January 2010 Module 4:  13-14 March 2010

A background in justice and peace work will be an advantage but it is not necessary. Places will be limited, so if you are interested it would be worth registering as soon as possible. For further information contact the J&P Office at 0141-333-0238 or office@justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk

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.

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. St Vincent de Paul Society: new  members welcome

Parish Walkers: This weekend’s walk was changed to the Craigmaddie Reservoir at  Milngavie – where we enjoyed  strong but benign winds and sporadic heavy rain!

Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Week:  this week – 4th – 10th October. Arts in the Autumn leaflets available in the porch.

Human Rights in Colombia Today:  Chaired by Paul Chitnis, Sciaf Director and supported by caritas Columbia –  in room T218, the Adam Smith Building, University of Glasgow, Thursday 8th October 6pm – 8pm

Lourdes Theatre Group:  are presenting ‘The Sound of Music’  in Lourdes   Secondary School from Tues 27th to Friday 30th October at 7.15.

Catholic Youth Service Scotland, National Youth Event, Gartmore House Activity centre, near Stirling. Fri 13th to Sat 14th November :  for 18 – 35 years old. Theme: “We have set our hearts on the living God” (1 Tim 4:10) Join young people from across Scotland in socializing, discussion, prayer, workshops & much more.    Interested?  Contact: youth.pastoral@btconnect.com

Catholics and the Press:  The Newman Association and the Scottish Catholic Observer have organised a free meeting in Turnbull Hall on Saturday morning 31 October from 10.00 – 12.30.   There will be a panel of speakers and time for audience questions and discussion. Further info from Dan Baird  at 0141 332 7112 or danbaird98@btinternet.com

DVD of the Glasgow Gospel:   There are two free tickets available for the  World Premiere of The Glasgow Gospel at High Carntyne Church, 358 Carntynehall Rd., Glasgow G32 6LW   7th October at 7.30.    Should be interesting

Turnbull Ethics:  Should the patient’s autonomy prevail over the Doctor’s Judgement?  The clash between traditional and contemporary medical ethics.   Fr John Keenan.  Tuesday 6th Oct at 7.pm in the Chaplaincy upstairs Hall   All welcome

Hazelwood School:

Hazelwood School is collecting Morrisons ‘Let’s grow’ vouchers.  Please encourage your families and friends to save their vouchers and donate them to the school.  The school is at 50 Dumbreck Court. G41 5DQ    Their website is at: www.hazelwood.glasgow.sch.uk