Vocations Sunday

In the name of God the Father . . . . . . . . . .
St Gregory Gloria:    Glory to God in the highest . . . . .

Reading:  Acts of the Apostles 4:8-12
Psalm 117  This day was made by the Lord . . . ..

2nd Reading: 1 John 3:1-2

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia….  This day was made . .
Gospel:  John 10: 11-18

Preparation  of Gifts:
Be still for the presence of the Lord . . . . . . .

St Bride Sanctus & Memorial.
St Andrew  Lamb of God
The Invitation:  Lord, I am not worthy . . . . . . .
Communion: The love I have for you

Prayers of the Faithful Vocations Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Easter, 3rd May 2009.

Reader : For Priestly Vocations,
That the Good Shepherd may raise up in the Church those who will lead with courage and serve with love.
Lord in your goodness Response Hear our prayer

Reader : For Priests and for those studying for the priesthood,
That they may know the nearness of God and the support of all God’s people.
Lord in your goodness Response Hear our prayer

Reader: For vocations,
That members of our parish may continue to respond in building the kingdom and caring for the flock – married, single, religious, deacons and priests.
Lord in your goodness Response Hear our prayer

Reader: For neophytes recently baptised into the Lord’s flock,
for children preparing for First Communion,  and for all those confirmed with the Gift of the Spirit during this Easter season.
May they find life in all its fullness.
Lord in your goodness Response Hear our prayer

Reader: For those in our community who are sick,
May the risen Christ visit them with healing power and new hope.
Lord in your goodness Response Hear our prayer

Reader:  For the dead,
including John Broe, John Mowan, Ellen Hannay, Desmond Kelly,
Tommy Ward, Anne Durning, John Aitken and Marion Docherty  –
that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
Lord in your goodness Response Hear our prayer

Parish offerings:  26-4-09
1st Offering: £367 .  Gift Aided 1st Offering: £364 2nd Offering: £205.  SCIAF collection: if you still have any ‘wee boxes’ for Sciaf please hand them in as soon as you can, so that we can return them to Sciaf.

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.  The children at the school managed to raise £5353.27 during Lent for ‘Mary’s Meals’

Parish Census:  If you haven’t had an opportunity to fill in the parish census form then please do so today.   Forms are available in the church porch.

Flourish:  Fr Gerry has written a piece which is published in Flourish and which marks out some of the positive developments and growth points in liturgy and music in the past few decades.

The Observer – some features:   Margo McDonald’s Assisted Suicide Bill gets support of 20 MSPs to take bill forward.      Cardinal battles Edinburgh Council over plans for new hotel beside the Cathedral.   Some Catholic schools to close in Glasgow.  Israeli security forces take extreme measures to secure Pope’s safety. Church suspend masses in Mexico First Communions: Children meet after the 11.00 Mass this Sunday.   Parents meet on the 7th and 14th of May at 7.00 in the parish house.

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.

St Leo’s parish:   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 22nd May.  Mass at 7.00 and the supper/soiree at 7.40

May 3, 2009  World Day of Prayer for Vocations On this Good Shepherd Sunday we celebrate the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Pray for holy vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life, especially for our diocese, that God will raise up good shepherds in our midst. If you are considering such a vocation, call your diocesan Vocations Director or visit www.priestsforscotland.org.uk