Parish Offerings: 015/03/09  1st offering £367.00  Gift  Aided 1st offering £329.00.  2nd Offering for sick and retired priests £251.00.  Quarterly Collection Gift Aided £75.00  Many thanks.  Quarterly collection £10.00.

CARD-making took place after 11.00 Mass last Sunday:  Thanks very much to Jacqueline Black and her helpers and to the children who took part.

First Communions will take place on Sunday 24th May.  Parents meet on the 10th April and on the 7th and 14th of May.

This Thursday evening – ‘MEETING CHRIST THROUGH PAUL’ – The Person, Missionary, Writer & Practical Theologian – talks by Dr Noel Donnelly Thursday 26 March 2009  7.30-9.00 p.m.  Please bring a New Testament (though some will be provided).

The St Mungo Singers rehearse on Sunday evenings between 7.00 and 9.00 Line Dancers meet in St Leo’s Hall on Monday evening at 8.00. Basics of faith group meet on Wednesday 7.30 in the house. The Yoga group meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9.30. The Bellahouston Road Runners use the hall on Thursday from 6.15 – 7.15. The Art Club meets on Wednesday afternoon 2.00 – 5.00 SCIAF:   please take the SCIAF box and notes.    The SCIAF collection is this Sunday the 4th of Lent.

Fairtraid:  next stall 28/29th March.

First Confessions: Children preparing for their 1st Confession meet after 11.00 Mass this Sunday and the sacrament is celebrated this Tuesday.   It would be kindly and fitting if some of the  parish could be present for the short service at 7.00.

Newman Association:  Fr Willy Slavin, PP of St Simon’s and St Peter’s, will give a talk on ‘the new Poles and the Church in Scotland’ in Turnbull Hall at 7.30 on Thursday 26th March.  Admission £3.00 for non-members. Refreshments

Hazelwood School:   new bulletin can be seen in the church porch.

Masses and services this week :  Vigil: 6pm; Sunday: 9.30 am,
11am; Weekdays: 10.00.  Morning Prayer before Mass on Monday,  Wednesday and Friday.  Stations of the Cross before Mass on Tuesday and Saturday. Ecumenical Morning Prayer for Lent with Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s at 10.00 on Thursday in Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s.

Talk on St Paul at 7.30 on Thursday in the Hall by Dr Noel Donnelly. Parents of 1st Confession children at 6.30 Thursday.
Confessions  Saturday 5.30 pm or on request.

Ecumenical Christian Passover with Ibrox and Kinning Park parishes in the hall on Thursday 2nd April at 7.30.

Parish Penance Service: Monday 6th April

Katei McCudden is having a party:

katys-invite

Sunday Masses liturgy:
Introit:  He will call to me and I shall answer
With freedom and honour and length of days.
He will call to me.   He will call to me.
All you sheltered by the Most High,
who live in Almighty God’s shadow,
Say to the Lord, ‘My refuge,
my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’
He will call to me and I shall answer . . . .

Kyrie eleison . . . . ..

1st reading: 1 Samuel 16:1.6-7.10-13

Psalm 102:  The love of the Lord, the everlasting love blesses us all.

The 2nd Reading Ephesians 5:8-14

To welcome the Gospel: Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.   Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.  I am the light of the world, says the Lord.  Anyone who follows me will have the light of life.   Praise to you. . . . . . .

Gospel: John 9:1-41

intercessions 4th Sunday of Lent  2009

For all those who depend on international aid for food, health care, and education.    Lord, hear us

For families preparing and presenting children for their First Confession:  that they may renew their own understanding of human weakness, and of the loving mercy of God.   Lord, hear us

For all who support SCIAF and the other international aid agencies.  Lord, hear us

For those who suffer from any form of blindness.  Pause    Lord, hear us

For all who are preparing for Baptism, or for marriage:  Lord, hear us

For all who are ill:  we pray for   Margaret and Dominic McCafferty, Margaret Lanigan, Cathy and Leo Gilbert, Linda Giulianotti, Joe McGhee, Margaret Padden,  Liam Brogan,  Elizabeth Conroy, Mary McKenna,  Bridget Sweeney, Chrissie Higgins, Anne & Bernard McNiffe,  Mary O’Hare,  Anne McMahon,  Eileen Farrell, Mark Callaghan, Andy Vandermotten, and Michael Wagner.   Lord, hear us

We remember those who have died including Chrissie Higgins, Fr Frank McPartlin,  Rev Leith Fisher, Alice O’Donnell, Eileen Cowan and Kay Murricane; and for those whose anniversaries fall about now, including Chrissie Mulholland, and John and Mary MacLeod; John, Joseph, Seamus and Sarah Houghton; Karen, Robert, Cherry and Bobby Hunter; Eric William, and Norman Thomas Spicer;  Mikis Constantouris and Ronald James Shillady.. We also remember and pray for those who have been injured or killed while serving in the armed forces.
Lord, hear us

The Preparation of the Gifts: Attende, Domine : words (c) ICEL 1980. Hear us, almighty God, show us your mercy. Sinners we stand here before you

1 Jesus our Saviour, Lord of all the nations; Christ our redeemer, hear the prayers we offer; Spare us and save us, comfort us in sorrow.  Hear us, almighty God, show us your mercy. Sinners we stand here before you

2 Word of the Father, keystone of God’s building, source of our gladness, gateway to the Kingdom, free us in mercy from the sins that bind us.  Hear us, almighty God, show us your mercy. Sinners we stand here before you

3 God of compassion, Lord of might and splendour, graciously listen, hear our cries of anguish; touch us and heal us where our sins have wounded.  Hear us, almighty God, show us your mercy. Sinners we stand here before you

Schubert  Sanctus and Memorial.: Christ has died. . . . St Andrew  Agnus Dei

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

Hymn:  Where true love is dwelling, God is dwelling there: words  (c) James Quinn SJ

St Leo’s Children’s First Confessions: Tuesday 7.00