Masses:  Vigil: 6pm; Sunday: 9.30 am, 11am; Weekdays: 10.00. Morning Prayer before Mass. Bridget Sweeney’s funeral Vigil: Tuesday 7.00 and Requiem Mass on Wednesday 10.00

Parish offerings:  Easter Sunday:  1st Offering:  628.00.  Gift Aided 1st Offering: £177.00  2nd Offering:  259.00 SCIAF collection:  274.00 + Wee Boxed: 94 Good Friday Collection for the Holy Places in the Holy Land: 383

Congratulations to Noi Carrigan on her baptism at the Easter Vigil – and thanks to her family and to Kathleen Lanigan, her catechist, and to all who  gave Noi their support on her journey of faith.

Thanks to the Social Committee for the hospitality after the 11.00 Mass on Easter Sunday and for the organising of the Easter Egg Hunt so enthusiastically enjoyed by the children.

Our Lady of the Rosary School:   any spectacles or mobile phones that you don’t use?  These can be left at church and will be re-cycled through the school.

First Communions:  Parents meet on the 7th and 14th of May.

St Leo’s choir: the family of the late Vincent Kerr have expressed their sincere thanks to the choir’s members who were able to add such beauty to Vincent’s funeral on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

The parish website is now at mungosbairns.  The bulletin will be there weekly and we hope gradually to make it a source of information about what happens in the community and what goes on to make the parish work.

Low Sunday is now called the 2nd Sunday of Easter and is the day on which the Gospel reading always relates the story of “Doubting Thomas,” in which Thomas the Apostle comes to believe in the Resurrection of Jesus only after being told by the resurrected Christ to place his finger in the nail marks and his hand in His side. In the Gospel accounts, this event takes place on the eighth day after the Resurrection, hence their significance for this Sunday (John 20:19-29).
St Leo’s parish is blessed by the number of parishioners who take part in parish life – so many ‘movers and shakers’.  The Pastoral Council and the Parish Priest would like to say thanks and invite everyone who does anything for the parish to a supper and soiree (preceded by a Mass) on Friday the 1st May (2009).  Mass at 7.00 and the supper/soiree at 7.35.  Your parish is the place where you attend Mass, so if that is you, then please regard yourself as a parishioner.  ( You can be an extra-territorial parishioner (note – not an extra terrestrial parishioner!!) and you can retain your loyalties to associate parishes!

St Leo the Great Social Committee. March 2009
Social Committee members : Mary Molloy, Anne Marie McKirdy, Maureen McLean, Jacqueline Black, Pat Boyle, Margaret Parkins and Catherine Currie.
The Social Committee of St Leo the Great’s parish exists for two principal purposes.   Our first and primary purpose is to contribute to the building of a strong sense of community within the Parish. We also aim to support the Parish financially with our activities.

Our Social Calendar includes a wide variety of events with which we attempt to involve and entertain the broad spectrum of ages and interests we have in the community.

Membership of the Committee is listed above, however it is a pleasure to note that there is an extensive list of people in this talented parish who can be called upon to help out whether it be to speak at Burns Suppers or to build cribs and paint scenery for Nativity plays.

We have an even lengthier list of those who will contribute to our activities by participation or with financial help for which we are very grateful.

The social life of the Parish is currently thriving. To maintain this happy state new events are planned alongside our regular activities for 2009.   The proposed Social Calendar for 2009 is available and we look forward to another socially and financially successful year within the Parish.

Intercessions:  2nd Sunday of Easter   2009

For the church: that we may grow in our awareness and recognition of Christ ever present in our lives and in our community. PAUSE  Lord, hear us

For a deepening of our love and hunger for the Word of God: that through listening, reading and praying the scriptures, our knowledge and love of God may grow.  PAUSE  Lord, hear us

For Catherine and Paul, and for Johanna and Andrew who are getting married soon. PAUSE  Lord, hear us

For all who are on a journey, for missionaries, for refugees, for pilgrims, for members of the armed forces, for business people, and for aid workers: that they may know God’s presence with them and travel safely to their destination.  PAUSE Lord, hear us

For all who are struggling with belief and have left the Christian community: that they may soon discover God’s presence in new and surprising places and be renewed in faith and hope.   PAUSE Lord, hear us

For all who are ill:  we pray for   Margaret and Dominic McCafferty, 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,  Bridget Sweeney, Anne & Bernard McNiffe,  Mary O’Hare,  Anne McMahon,  Eileen Farrell, Mark Callaghan, Andy Vandermotten, and Michael Wagner.  ( PAUSE )     Lord, hear us We remember those who have died including Bridget Sweeney, Vincent Kerr, Sebastian Jamieson, Tommy Ward, Madge McDougall, and Rosie O’Hare,.  We pray for those whose anniversaries fall about now, including Frank Harte, Mary Miller, Pauline Rogers, Chrissie Mulholland, and Joe Reid. We also remember and pray for those who have been injured or killed while serving in the armed forces.    ( PAUSE)     Lord, hear us