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St Leo’s Bulletin 1st Sunday Advent 2013 Dec 1st priest: Fr Gerry
Fitzpatrick 0141-427-0293 [email protected]
web: www.stleothegreat.org.uk Masses Sunday Vigil at 6.00 on Saturday. Morning
Masses 9.30 and 11.00 Tea and toast etc in the Hall after 9.30 and 11.00 Sunday Masses.
Weekday Mass 10.00
“In those days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up
to the day that Noah entered the ark.”
Penitential Rite
You were sent to heal the contrite of heart: Kyrie, eleison. Kyrie, eleison.
You came to call sinners: Christe, eleison. Christe, eleison.
You are seated at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us:
Kyrie, eleison. Kyrie, eleison
A Reading from Isaiah 2: 1-5
Psalm 121
A Reading from the Letter to the Romans 13: 11-14
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Prepare ye the way, prepare ye the way,
prepare ye the way of the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 24: 37-44
The Creed
I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation he
came down from heaven,
At the words that follow, up to and including and became man, all bow.
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
The Preparation of the Gifts:
Come, O divine Messiah! The world in silence waits the day
when hope shall sing its triumph and sadness flee away.
Sweet Saviour, haste: come, come to earth:
dispel the night and show thy face,
and bid us hail the dawn of grace.
Come, O Divine Messiah! The world in silence waits the day
when hope shall sing its triumph and sadness flee away.
O Thou whom nations sighed for, whom priests and prophets long foretold,
wilt break the captives fetters, redeem the long lost fold. Sweet Saviour, haste: (.
Schubert Sanctus
Schubert memorial:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your
Resurrection until you come again, until you come again.
St Gregory Agnus Dei
Communion Song
I am the vine, you are the branches.
Live in me, live in me.
I am the vine, you are the branches,
abide in me.
If you. . . . . . .
Be still and know that I am God.
I am the Lord that healeth thee.
In thee, O Lord, I put my trust.
Parish Offerings: November 24th: Gift aided: 462.00.00 Ordinary: 293.00 2nd
Collection £189.00 Thanks very much
St Leo’s Choir: Monday 7.00 p.m. The Sacred Threads (Embroiderers) meet on
Wednesday evening at 7.30. St Vincent de Paul: Thursday 11.00 a.m.
Parish Pastoral Council: please attend The special Deanery meeting at Lourdes
Hall on Tuesday December 3rd at 7.00. This is about the future planning of the diocese.
The St Nicholas Care Fund boxes are distributed this weekend.
Some dates for your diaries: The Burns Supper at St Leo's will take place on Friday
21st of February, 2014. Preparations are well under way (said she, optimistically).
The Tombola and mini Craft Fair will be on Sunday 15th December.
We will have more of the hampers which were a great hit last year; be quick and get yours
before they disappear.
On Sunday the 22nd we will have a Nativity
Play presented by the children of the par-
Mince Pies and Mulled Wine. (Non alcoholic, mulled
ish followed by
fruit drink actually, but it's very convincing.)
All these events make a great contribution to the life of the Community and the funds
of the parish. Please come along, enjoy yourself and give your support.
Synod of Bishops on ‘Marriage and Family Life’- Pope Francis has let it
be known that he wishes there to be as broad a consultation as possible on these
matters and so there is an on-line consultation document which can be accessed
through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RCAGsynodconsult A
link is also available ion the Archdiocesan website. Only one submission per person,
and it is open until the 10th December 2013
Congratulations to
Cara, Kyle, James
and Daniel who were
confirmed last weekend.
Launch of Glasgow South West Foodbank
This project formally got going on Friday 29th November with a launch event at Ibrox
Parish church which was attended by supporters and volunteers from a number of
churches in the SW Glasgow area (including St. Leo’s), children from Lourdes Secondary School (who arrived with boxes of food donations) and local councillors.
The Foodbank, which will be the fourth one in the Trussell Trust network in Glasgow, will operate from 3 distribution centres – Ibrox Parish Church, Hillington Park
Church and St. Christopher’s Priesthill & Nitshill Church in Pollok. It is hoped to
open a fourth distribution centre in Govan early in the New Year.
The Pollok centre will open on Wednesday 4th December and operate every
Wednesday from 12 noon till 2 pm.
The Ibrox centre will be open on Mondays from 9th December (same hours) and the
Hillington centre on Fridays from 6th December (10am till 1pm).
Donations of foodstuffs are wanted (see list below or at back of the church) – and a
collection is being taken in Tesco Silverburn this weekend. More volunteers to staff
the centres will be very welcome. St. Leo’s will be represented on the Steering
Group of the Foodbank.
List of non-perishable foods & other essentials wanted
Milk (UT or powdered)
The Blessing of the Glasgow Crib
The Lord Provost, Cllr Sadie Docherty, with
Baby food
civic and church leaders will be accompanied
by a small Brass Quartet, some of the St
Pasta sauce
Mungo Singers and children from St Monica’s
Tinned fruit
Primary School as the Crib in George Square
Juice (diluting or cartons)
is blessed this Wednesday at 5.30. Carols
Snack bars
will be sung, and a prayer for the city and the
citizens will be said. All are welcome—George
Tinned meat/fish
Square is a big place!
Tinned vegetables
Toilet rolls
Washing-up liquid
Kitchen rolls
St Andrew’s Vespers 2013
There was an excellent attendance at the ecumenical Evening Prayer (Vespers) held in St Andrew’s Cathedral on Friday. Mgr Chris McElroy
welcomed everyone, Fr David Wallace preached,
the Moderator of Glasgow Presbytery Rev David
Sinclair read the Intercessions, and Rev Alan
Anderson (chair of Glasgow Churches Together)
led the clergy in the blessing, and the St Mungo
Singers led the music with the support of several
instrumentalists. There was a very welcome hospitality afterwards.
Celebrating the Feast of Saint Andrew , we remember that generations of Scotland's people have claimed Andrew as their Patron Saint.
We pray that like him our lives may show forth the desire to be true followers of
Christ. Lord hear us:
Andrew, called by Jesus, was quick to bring his brother Pater to the Lord. We pray
that the bonds of family life will be strengthened in our country , and all people of
goodwill will know the joy of being at home in our land . Lord hear us:
Andrew, evangeliser , brought the Greek visitors to Jesus . He laboured as an
apostle throughout many lands , including Russia and Greece.
We pray for peace in all lands, especially in the land of Syria where Andrew has
been revered since early times . Lord hear us:
Andrew lived and died for the Lord . Our Scottish flag recalls his death as a martyr
in Greece , and is still treasured by all Scottish people.
May our country be blessed by many folk who live lives of service to others , reaching out to feed the hungry and aid the poor . Lord hear us: Lord,
At this special time in the history of Scotland , we pray for the guidance of the
Lord that the decisions we take will encourage us all to work for
the common good, reaching out in warm hospitality to the stranger in our midst ,
and to all those in need , building up a nation strong in faith, hope and love .
Lord hear us:
Let’s pray for all affected by the Clutha Bar helicopter incident. Lord, hear us
Carol Service: There will be a Carol Service with the St Mungo Singers and St
Leo’s choir in St Leo’s Church on Sunday 22nd at 7.00. Followed by refreshments
Glasgow Churches Together and Glasgow City Council will hold the usual
Carols for Peace in the City Chambers on Sunday 15th Dec at 3.00 All welcome.
Within the December Flourish:
The Joy of the Gospel: Pope Francis challenges 'we have always done it this way'
attitude - urges boldness and creativity in rethinking goals, structures, style and
methods of evangelisation.
This message chimes well with Archdiocese's pastoral roadmap: How can the
Church in Glasgow prune the plant and expand outreach - deanery discussions get
Also: Early responses to Marriage and Family survey;
St Nicholas Care Fund - building community while tackling poverty and isolation;
Nazareth House breaking new ground;
meet the NET young missionaries;
updates on Syrian refugees and Philippines appeal.
Advent supplement - calendar and reflections
for Mums and Dads, Grans and Granpas,
Aunties and Uncles,
Nieces and Nephews, Cousins, friends and……….
we will be having a
Christmas Card making
Materials will be supplied for the children.
Donation please to
cover the costs of