The Baptism of the Lord


You alone are holy, and you alone are Lord,
and you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever.



Gloria in excelsis Deo. Gloria, Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.

We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory,

Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father.


Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,

you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.


For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.  Amen.



The 1st reading




Psalm 39:  Here I am, O Lord! I come to do your will.
I waited, I waited for the Lord. He stooped and he heard my cry.
He put a new song in my mouth, a song in the praise of our God.

Here I am, O Lord! I come to do your will.

You ask not for sacrifice and offerings. You ask for an open ear.
You ask not for holocaust or victim. Instead, Oh my God, here I am.

Here I am, O Lord! I come to do your will.

 In the scroll of the book it stands written that I listen and do your will.
My God, I delight in your law, your law finds its home in my heart.

Here I am, O Lord! I come to do your will.


2nd Reading

We welcome the Gospel with:
Alleluia, alleluia. The Father’s voice was heard from the cloud: This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him. Listen to him. Alleluia, alleluia.


The Gospel


The Intercessions

For the grace to realise that we are the beloved of God: that we may experience God’s love for us and share it with each another.
Lord, hear us

For a greater awareness of the deepest longings within our hearts: that we may recognize the hopes and dreams which God has put there,
and allow God to lead us to their fulfilment.
Lord, hear us

For peace for people everywhere, for migrants and refugees, for a change of heart in those who promote war.
Lord, hear us

For all who are ill, and for those who support and care for them.
We pray for the sick and housebound of the parish and from among our families and friends.
Lord, hear us

We remember those who have died in the community, including Joanne Harvey, Pat Doherty and Bernard Gilmartin,
and all those whose anniversaryfalls about now, including Kevin Barrett, Joseph McCabe, John McVey, Adrian Rogers,
Jack McNichol, Margaret McCulloch, Jimmy Fitzsimmons, Elizabeth Mulliin, and Alex McBride.
Lord, hear us


The Preparation of the Gifts

Lord of life, I come to you. Lord of all, my saviour be.
Lord of love, come bless me with the light of your love.


Bellahouston Sanctus

Memorial:  We proclaim your death, O Lord, and profess your resurrection,
until you come, until you come,
until you come again.


Bellahouston Lamb of God

After communion a verse of the Benedictus:

 Blest be the Lord the God of Israel, who came to us, and brought us back from sin.
God raised for us a Saviour who is mighty, his Saviour-Son from David’s house and line.
God promised this through holy men and women who spoke for him down through the mists of time.

 After Mass

May the Lord bless us, and keep us from all harm,
and may he lead us to eternal life.


Copyrights: You alone: words from the Gloria; music traditional Argentinian. Ps 39 by Noel S Donnelly © Kevin Mayhew Ltd. Lord of life: words © Catherine Walker. Words of Benedictus © Stephen Eric Smyth. Graphic © Netta Ewing and from the CD “Liturgical Graphics.” Calamus lic: 0262 & CCL lic no: 74396