Masses: Vigil: 6pm; Sunday: 9.30 am, 11am; Confessions 5.30 Saturday evening or on request. Tea in the hall after 9.30 and 11.00 Masses. Weekdays: 10.00. Morning Prayer and Mass on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Short Stations and Mass on Tuesday and Saturday at 10.00. Thursday: Ecumenical Morning Prayer on Thursday at 10.00 in St Leo’s. Monday 7.00 : An Evening Prayer for Lent followed by Benediction. Wednesday: St Patrick’s Day. Friday: St Joseph’s Day. On Monday week – 22nd – 1st Confessions at 7.00 and the Parish Penance Service will be at 7.30
Left: The man born blind.

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 with freedom and honour and length of days.
He will call to me. He will call to me.

Kyrie eleison

1st reading: 1 Samuel 16:1. 6-7. 10-13

The Lord is my shepherd: there is nothing I shall want. Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose.
Near restful waters he leads me to revive my drooping spirits.
His goodness will follow me always to the end of my days.

In truth he guides me along the right path, If I should walk in the valley of darkness no evil would I fear.
You are there with your crook and staff, with these you give me comfort.
His goodness will follow me always to the end of my days.

You have prepared a banquet for me in the sight of my foes.
My head you have anointed with oil, my cup is overflowing.
His goodness will follow me always to the end of my days.

Goodness and kindness shall surely follow me all the days of my life.
In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell for ever, forever and ever.
His goodness will follow me always to the end of my days.

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, O Christ. . .

Gospel: John 9: 1- 41

Intercessions

On this 4th Sunday of Lent we ask that we may be able to accept what God has planned for us,
and develop a spirit of loving service to our neighbour. Lord, hear us

We pray for people in distress throughout the world, and for the work of the international charities,
including our own SCIAF, who serve them. Lord, hear us

We pray for those who are under pressure in their personal or family life . Lord, hear us

We pray for those preparing for the sacrament of Penance, and for those preparing for Baptism,
or for Confirmation and full Communion with the Church at Easter. Lord, hear us

For all the sick and housebound among our families and in the community, and for those who care for and look after them:
we remember Margaret McCafferty, Alec Green, Margaret Lanigan, Kenneth Fee, Cathy and Leo Gilbert, Linda Giulianotti,
Anna and Bernard McNiffe, Kathleen Mallon, Margaret Padden, Liam Brogan, Fr Joseph Chambers, Mary McKenna,
Cathy Bruce, Jane Henderson, Mary O’Hare, Anne McMahon, Stella Panayotti, Mark Callaghan. Lord, hear us. . .

For our dead including Moira McLaughlin, Canon Tom Mannion, Kathleen Duncan, Joe McCabe and Tommy Harte,
and for those whose anniversaries fall about now including John and Mary McLeod, Dave McKenna, Anne Donnelly,
Charles McDermott, Jimmy Reid, and Ernest and Elizabeth Tobia.
We pray also for those who have died in violence and war. Lord, hear us. . . .

The Preparation of the Gifts:

Attende, Domine. .. . . .

Jubilee Sanctus and Memorial: When we eat. . .

Dunkeld Lamb of God . . . . .

Communion: While they were at table Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread and gave it to his disciples saying:
Take this, all of you and eat it. Take this, all of you and eat it.
This is my body. This is my body. This is my body.

hymn:
Be still and know that I am God.
I am the Lord that healeth thee.
In thee, O Lord, I put my trust.
Copyright: Introit © ICEL. Psalm 22: words taken from The Psalms: a new translation © The Grail. Music © Kevin Mayhew.
Hymns reproduced under licence: Calamus Lic 0262 and CCL lic 74396

Parish offerings: 7th March 2010: 1st offering: £353.00 Gift aided 1st Offering: £324.00 2nd offering £217.00 The 2nd Collection today is for the work of the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, SCIAF. Thanks very much, everyone. The parish Quarterly collection is also due this month.

First Confessions: children meet this Sunday in St Leo’s house after 11.00 Mass. Parents meet on Thursday at 7.30.
The First Confessions will take place on Monday 22nd at 7.00, and the Parish Penance Service will follow it at 7.30

Budding Craft / card-makers etc – well done one and all. Congratulations to Jacqueline and her assistants. Photograph next week

Starter Packs: Our Joint Justice & Peace Group have decided to support a local charity called Starter Packs by collecting goods for them every three months.

Starter Packs are based in Govan but help people all over Glasgow with a basic pack of household goods for their first house.
Their clients could be children coming out of care, women (often with children) leaving an abusive relationship or homeless
people trying to get their lives back together.

Our first collection will be on 21/22/23 March at St. Albert’s church hall between 10 am and noon.
The Starter Packs people will pick up the goods donated on the 23rd. The type of goods they are looking for
is set out in the leaflets available at the back of the church. Look out your spare sheets, towels etc. but, please, no jumble”

This week: see front page for this week’s liturgy.

Monday 5.00 – 7.00: Dance group ‘SAT making things happen.’
There will also be an Evening Prayer or Vespers and Benediction in the church at 7.00 on Monday

Wednesday: Poetry and Music café: in St Leo’s Hall 17th March at 7.30. BYOB Tickets £3.00 available after Mass on Sunday
or from lentfest@agap.org.uk or from 0141 554 1333 or from St Michael’s, Gallowgate or at the door. Congratulations to all involved
in the drama production of The Cure d’Ars – the hall was packed and people were most enthusiastic about it.

Thursday: in the house SVDP at 11.00.
Funeral Vigil of Moira McLaughlin at 6.00. First Confession Parents – in the house at 7.30
In the hall: Bellahouston Road Runners 6.00.
In the hall: 7.00 – 9.00: Dance group ‘SAT making things happen.’

Ecumenical morning prayer last week at Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s

Traidcraft: The next stall be held on 20/21 March

Thursday Morning : Ecumenical Morning Prayer will be at St Leo’s at 10.00.

World Youth Day in Madrid 2011: young people aged 18 – 35 on 5th August 2011 are invited to participate.
Candidates to represent the parish at this event will be subsidized by the Nicola Clare Fund.
Names in by 29th March 2010, please.

The Ramblers

Walking Group: The St Leo’s Ramblers enjoyed a visit to Chatelrelaut in January and a marvelous visit to the Falls of Clyde at Lanark last week.