St. Leo the Great   5 Beech Avenue,  Glasgow G41 5BY   0141 427 0293 The Archdiocese of Glasgow. A Designated religious charity, No SCO18140    Priest: Fr Gerry Fitzpatrick

 World Day of Prayer: Fri 4th March at 2.00 in Ibrox Parish Church – please support this traditional and very important occasion.

(Claude Monet 1890)

Introit:   In the name of God the Father, in the name of God the Son,
in the name of God the Holy Spirit, in the name of God.  . . . . . . .

Bellahouston Gloria: Gloria, gloria in excelsis Deo

Ps 62 O God, you are my God, for you I long.

O God, you are my God, for you I long, for you my soul is thirsting.
My body pines for you, my God, like a dry weary land without water.
O God, you are my God, for you I long.

I gaze on you in the sanctuary to see your strength and glory,
for your love is better than life itself; my lips will speak your praise.  O God, you …..

On you I muse throughout the night, on my bed I remember you,
for you have been my refuge and your right hand holds me fast.
O God, you are my God, for you I long.

Reading 2: 1 Cor 4:1-5


Alleluia, alleluia. This is what the Lord asks of you, this, only this:
to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with your God.  Alleluia, alleluia.
 Gospel: Matthew 6:24 . . . .




At the end of Catholic Education week:  that families, teachers and school staff may always work generously to equip the young with the tools of knowledge and understanding. And that pupils and students may use their time well.  Lord, hear us

For the Church: that all of us may be good stewards of the Gospel message and bring its light and encouragement to everyone we meet.  Lord, hear us

For the grace to trust: that we may rely upon God as we encounter life’s challenges and draw strength from the Word and the Eucharist as we hold fast to faith.  Lord, hear us

For the grace to rest in God: that we may entrust our cares and anxieties to Christ and find refreshment of mind, body and spirit in him.   Lord, hear us

For nations who are trying to make a fresh start, particularly those in North Africa and the Middle East: that God will guide them in establish just governments and social services that will promote care, dignity and safety for all.           Lord, hear us

For all who are ill, and for those who support and care for them:  including Joseph Boyle, Dina Conetta, Margaret McCafferty, Moira Montgomery,  May Conroy, Alan Hutcheson, Carol Gallagher, Jean Martin,  Sadie Coll, Margaret Lanigan,  Kenneth Fee, Peter Gibson, Cathy and Leo Gilbert,  Linda Giulianotti, Kathleen Mallon, Joe McGhee, Margaret Padden, Liam Brogan,  Fr Joseph Chambers, Cathy Bruce, Jane Henderson, Mary McKenna, Anne & Bernard McNiffe,  Mary O’Hare.   Lord, hear us

        We remember those who have died in the community, and those who mourn, including Sheila Routledge, Sadie Delaney, Nancy Girvan, Betty Murray and Neil Gallagher, and all those whose anniversary falls about now, and  those who have been injured or killed while serving in the armed forces.  
Lord, hear us . .  


The Preparation of the Gifts: 

O God eternal One, who made the universe,
with all that it contains, its nature so diverse,
you gave its stewardship in trust for us to honour, to be just.
Send us your wisdom now.  Send us your wisdom now.

 We are your servants, Lord, both limited and frail,
pride in mere human skills seems all to no avail;
without the Wisdom you bestow we count as nothing here below.
Send us your wisdom now.  Send us your wisdom now


Bellahouston Sanctus  Memorial: Christ has died . . . .     Agnus Dei . . .


 Antiphon: Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood, says the Lord,
                       will live in me and I with him, says the Lord.

Where true love is dwelling, God is dwelling there;

 Copyright.: Psalm 62  :  From The Psalms: A New Translation © 1963 The Grail (England) published by HarperCollins. Music (c) Gerry Fitzpatrick.  Canticle from the Book of Wisdom (c) Stephen E Smyth.  Whoever eats: music: Gerry Fitzpatrick (c) Kevin Mayhew (Music for the Eucharist).  Where true love © James Quinn SJ.  Words reproduced under Calamus Licence  0262 and CCL 74396  

Weekday Masses or Eucharistic Service 10.00 preceded by Morning Prayer. Sunday Masses: Saturday Vigil 6.00; Sunday morning 9.30 and 11.00. Confessions 5.30 and on request.   Tea in the hall after  masses on Sunday. 
Funeral:  Nancy Girvan:  Crematorium service Tuesday in Craigton at 2.30.   Betty Murray – Friday 10.00  Funeral Mass in St Leo’s.

Parish offerings 20th February: Gift Aid 1st Offering: £207.00  1st Offering £318.00. 2nd Offering  £146.00 for Education Sunday   Thanks very much

DVD of the Papal Visit  marking the Pope’s visit, and the Pre-Mass entertainment and the Mass at Bellahouston – excellent value at 10.95 and available in the church porch.

The St Mungo Singers: today 2.30 for 3.00 in Our Lady of Lourdes Church for the annual ‘White Mass’ for those involved in care of the sick.  With the Bishops of Scotland.

 St Leo’s choir: Monday 7.00 0 7.50

ZUMBA!  the parish hall on Mondays at 8.00

 WeightWatchers meet in St Leo’s Hall on Thursdays at 7.15 The registration fee is waived,  but there will be a weekly meeting fee.  

The St.Patrick’s Day Festival, Coatbridge  on Tues 1st  March –  Sat 19th March. For a full list of events .     see Facebook

Archbishop Romero Lecture 2011:  Romero and the Social Gospel:  the challenge for us today  March 23rd at 7.30pm Lauriston Jesuit Centre, Sacred Heart Church, Edinburgh info

 The ‘WHITE MASS’ – for people involved in healing as carers, doctors, nurses, surgeons, those with illness in the family or among their friends – will take place with all the Scottish Bishops next Sunday at 3.00 in Our Lady of Lourdes Church.   All welcome. 
Fairtrade Fortnight starts on Monday 28 February.   Look out for articles and adverts on Fairtrade issues and watch out in your local supermarkets for Fairtrade products.  Remember – buying Fairtrade marked goods is an easy way to exercise consumer power and support our brothers and sisters in the Third World as they try to work their way out of poverty.  We hope to have Fairtrade Fortnight materials available in the porch and hall, and we will supply Fairtrade tasters – biscuits and Geobars to go with your tea after Mass next week”

Some of the Sacred Threads embroiderers working on the new mural planned for the wall outside and above the Lady Chapel in St Leo’s.  The theme of the mural is The Dormition of Our Lady.  It will be completed for the parish Golden Jubilee in 2012.

  The 4th International Youth Pro-Life Conference is taking place at the Loch Lomond Youth Hostel on Friday 18th – Sunday 20th March 2011. Organised by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Scotland, the conference has the theme ‘No Less Human’ and will be focus on the need to defend and respect all human life. The keynote speaker is Fr. John Fleming, who is a world renowned bioethicist and member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

 The cost of the weekend is only £80 (residential). Bookings can be made at or by contacting Joe Lee in the SPUC Scotland office on 0141 221 2094 or emailing

 COMMON TIME – in St Leo’s hall on Friday at 8.00.  Music, laughter, snacks BYOB £3.00