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 at 7.00 & Saturday  at 10.00.  Thursday: Ecumenical Morning Prayer on Thursday at 10.00  in Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s. Funeral Vigil of Gina Cosgrove on Tuesday at 6.30 and Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 10.00.
Monday 22nd at 7.00 22nd –   Children’s 1st Confessions at 7.00 and the Parish Penance Service will be at 7.30.
Thursday 25th: Ecumenical Morning Prayer in Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s at 10.00.  Ecumenical Passover in Kinning Park Parish Church at 7.15 – involving St leo’s, Ibrox Parish Church and Kinning Park Parish Church.  All welcome.
Traidcraft: The stall is open this weekend in the porch.

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.
Verse: 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:  Plainsong Missa de Angelis

1st reading: Ezechiel 37: 12-14

Psalm 129: Come to me and I shall give you rest.

2nd reading: Romans 8:8-11

To welcome the Gospel:
Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory.  Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory.
Repent, says the Lord, the kingdom of heaven is close at hand. Repent, says the Lord, the kingdom of heaven is near.
Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory.  Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory.

Gospel: John 9: 1- 41

The Preparation of the Gifts:  Attende Domine

Schubert Sanctus and  Memorial:   Christ has died . . .
Dunkeld  Lamb of God . . . . .

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

Hymn
I cannot tell how he whom angels worship should set his love upon the sons of men,
or why as shepherd he should seek the wand’rers to bring them back, they know not how or when.
But this I know that he was born of Mary, when Bethlem’s manger was his only home,
and that he lived at Nazareth and laboured, and so the Saviour, Saviour of the world is here.

I cannot tell how silently he suffered, as with his peace he graced this place of tears,
or how his heart upon the cross was broken, the crown of pain to three and thirty years.
But this I know, he heals the broken hearted, and stays our sin and calms our lurking fear,
and lifts the burden from the heavy laden, for yet the Saviour,  Saviour of the world is here

Copyright:    Introit © ICEL. Psalm 129: Words and music Noel Donnelly © 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.
The First Confessions will take place tomorrow Monday 22nd at 7.00, and the Parish Penance Service will follow it at 7.30

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”

Thursday: Ecumenical Passover in Kinning Park Parish Church with parishioners of St Leo’s, Ibrox Parish Church and Kinning Park Parish Church.
Traidcraft stall is open this weekend in the porch.

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.

Dumbreck Community Council meets in St Leo’s Hall next Thursday at7.30.  There will be a visual presentation by David Leslie, Chair of the House for an Art Lover,on a proposed Art Park – which will encourage more visitors to Bellahouston Park and will create a wider interest in  art, design and architecture.   www.dumbreckcc.org.uk

Walking Group: The St Leo’s Ramblers visited the Falls of Clyde at Lanark last week
– a few of them can be seen in the photograph above.

Readers  for Holy Week: Would the parish readers who will be available for services on Holy Thursday(7.00)  Good Friday (3.00)  or the Easter Vigil (Saturday 8.30)  please put their names on the paper  left in the church porch.

Garden: can people help get our back garden tidied  next Saturday  between 10.30 and 12.00 to prepare for the children’s Easter-Egg hunt after 11.00 Mass on Easter Sunday

Parish Penance Service:  this Monday at 7.30

Holy Week:
Palm Sunday – vigil   6.00 on Saturday. Sunday morning   9.30 and 11.00.
Monday: Morning Prayer and Mass at 10.00.    No choir rehearsal that night
Tuesday:  Morning Prayer and Mass at 10.00.
Wednesday:  Morning Prayer and Mass at 10.00.   Ecumenical Service in St Leo’s at 7.00 parishioners of St Leo’s, Ibrox Parish Church and Kinning Park Parish Church.
Thursday:  Chrism Mass at 11.00 in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral.  Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday evening at 7.00 in St Leo’s.   (Please be generous over the ‘Washing of the Feet’).
Good Friday : The Liturgy of the Passion at 3.00.
Easter Vigil:   Holy Saturday at 8.30.  Easter Sunday : Mass at 9.30 and 11.00