To book a place at Mass in St Leo’s on June 13

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/saturday-vigil-mass-600pm-12th-june-at-st-leos-tickets-158292696717

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sunday-mass-1030am-13th-june-at-st-leos-tickets-158292772945

There are usually a few places reserved for those unable to book.

Confirmation will be celebrated in St Leo’s on Thursday 17th June at 7.00.   There will be plenty of room for parishioners who want to attend to support the children and their families.

Mass June 13 2021

 

First reading
Ezekiel 17:22-24 

The Lord says this: ‘From the top of the cedar, from the highest branch I will take a shoot
and plant it myself on a very high mountain  I will plant it on the high mountain of Israel.
It will sprout branches and bear fruit, and become a noble cedar.
Every kind of bird will live beneath it, every winged creature rest in the shade of its branches. And every tree of the field will learn that I, the Lord, am the one
who stunts tall trees and makes the low ones grow,
who withers green trees and makes the withered green.
I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will do it.’

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 91(92):2-3,13-16

 

Second reading
2 Corinthians 5:6-10 

We are always full of confidence when we remember that to live in the body means to be exiled from the Lord, going as we do by faith and not by sight – we are full of confidence, I say, and actually want to be exiled from the body and make our home with the Lord. Whether we are living in the body or exiled from it, we are intent on pleasing him. For all the truth about us will be brought out in the law court of Christ, and each of us will get what he deserves for the things he did in the body, good or bad.

Gospel Mark 4:26-34 ©

The kingdom of God is a mustard seed growing into the biggest shrub of all

Jesus said to the crowds: ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man throws seed on the land. Night and day, while he sleeps, when he is awake, the seed is sprouting and growing; how, he does not know. Of its own accord the land produces first the shoot, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And when the crop is ready, he loses no time: he starts to reap because the harvest has come.’

He also said, ‘What can we say the kingdom of God is like? What parable can we find for it? It is like a mustard seed which at the time of its sowing in the soil is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet once it is sown it grows into the biggest shrub of them all and puts out big branches so that the birds of the air can shelter in its shade.’

Using many parables like these, he spoke the word to them, so far as they were capable of understanding it. He would not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything to his disciples when they were alone.

 

Intercessions:

That people everywhere will understand that we are all loved by God, and that we all are entitled t0 our human  rights. Lord, hear us

For children being confirmed this Thursday and their families.
Lord, hear us

That the meeting of the G7 this weekend in Cornwall will help the nations to work together both smoothly and generously. Lord, hear us

For healing for all who are ill whether with the coronavirus or any other illness or anxiety.  including, Frances Taite, Scott Henderson, Denis McKay, Jim Kennedy, Sean Fitzgerald, Mary Clunie, Alec and Catherine Howie, Jack Rae, Catherine Mulrine, Yvonne Watt, Rae McVey, John Gibson, Becky Alexis-Martin,  for Violetta and all those being treated in the local Hospice, and those who support them.  Lord, hear us

We pray for those who have died recently including including Isabel Kerr, Anne Farrell, Ian McGuire, Kevin McCudden, Pat Galloway, and Alex McCann.
We pray also for those who are in mourning, and
For those whose anniversary falls about now including James Hargan, May Browne, Anna McNiffe, Stephen McCann, Margaret Buckley, Jean Buckley, Hugh Wallace, and Mary Coyle.  Lord, hear us