St. Leo the Great  5 Beech Avenue,  Glasgow G41 5BY   0141 427 0293 The Archdiocese of Glasgow. A Designated religious charity, No SCO18140  http://stleothegreat.org.uk   Priest: Fr Gerry Fitzpatrick   gfglasgow@gmail.com Mass with Morning Prayer daily at 10.00  Tea / coffee for those who can wait after Mass.   Next Saturday is the great Feast of The Immaculate Conception. Next Thursday – ecumenical Morning Prayer at Sherbrooke Mosspark 10.00

 

 

St Leo’s Bulletin 1st Sunday of Advent  Dec 2nd2018

 

 

 

 

Entry: Prepare ye the way, prepare ye the way, prepare ye the way of the Lord.
Prepare ye the way, prepare ye the way, prepare ye the way of the Lord.

Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
glory to the Holy Spirit now & ever more.

Prepare ye the way, prepare ye the way, prepare ye the way of the Lord.

 

Penitential Act  – Dunkeld kyrie

 

The Liturgy of the Word

 

1stReading Daniel 12: 1-3

 Ps 24: Lord make me know your ways.

Lord, make me know your ways, teach me your pathways, Lord.

Teach me to walk in the truth of your ways, you are my Saviour,

Lord make me know your ways.

 

Show me your mercy, Lord, in love remember me.

Show me the love we have known from of old,

now, in your goodness, Lord.

Lord, make me know your ways.

 

Yahweh is kind and true, guides those who go astray,

Shepherds the humble along the right path, teaches the poor his way.

Lord make me know your ways.

 

 

Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2

 

 

Gospel Acclamation:   

Alleluia, alleluia.   Alleluia, alleluia.
Let us see, O Lord, your mercy and give us your saving help.
Alleluia, alleluia.   Alleluia, alleluia.

 

Gospel Luke 21:25-28, 34-36

 

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

Creator of heaven and earth,

and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

At the words that follow, up to and including the Virgin Mary, all bow.

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried;

he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead;

he ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;

from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

 

 

The Liturgy of the Eucharist          During the Preparation of the Gifts

From the Canticle From the Letters to the 7 Churches – The Apocalypse

See the days are coming – it is the Lord who speaks.
See the days are coming, the Kingdom is near.
See the days are coming – it is the Lord who speaks.
See the days are coming, the Kingdom is near.

I know your past and the hardship you endure,
and yet I must warn you ‘Your love is diminishing.
I know the poor, how your suff’rings are great.
Keep strong in faith, your crown of life is waiting.

See the days are coming – it is the Lord who speaks.
See the days are coming, the Kingdom is near.

 St Gregory Sanctus

St Gregory Memorial

St Gregory Lamb of God,you take away the sins of the world . . . . .

Communion

Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the Banquet of the Lamb.

Blessed are those called to the Banquet of the Lamb.

Hymn:

Where true love is dwelling, God is dwelling there; God’s own loving presence love does ever share. Love of Christ has made us out of many one, in our midst is dwelling God’s eternal Son.

Give him joyful welcome, love him and revere, cherish one another
with a love sincere. As in Christ we gather discord has no part; ours is but one spirit, but one mind and heart.

 Bitterness now ended, let there be accord; always with us dwelling be our God and Lord.
May we share the vision with the saints on high of Christ’s matchless glory when we come to die.

Joy of all the blessed, be our heav’nly prize, dwell with us forever, Lord of Paradise!
Where true love is dwelling, God is dwelling there, love’s own loving presence love does ever share.

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

 

Copyrights: .. Psalm 24 : Words and music Noel S Donnelly ãKevin Mayhew.  ‘See the Days’ arranged from The Apocalypse and © Stephen Eric Smyth.  Where true love is dwelling: Words © James Quinn S.J.    cover graphic © Netta Ewing. Music – words covered by Calamus  lic: 0262 & CCL lic no: 74396

 

Offerings: 25th November:   Giftaided 1stoffering: £161.00 .00   Ordinary Offering:£222.00.00. 2ndOffering for work of the Catholic Education Commission £169.00    Thanks very much   Please take a box for the Pastoral care Trust

Radioalba.org for the week of 2nd December

Radioalba.org is an ecumenical, internet-based radio which promotes prayer and news of good things happening in the churches and among people of faith. It is sponsored by Glasgow Churches Together, by ACTS, and by the music Committee of the Archdiocese of Glasgow.

the morning hour at 7.00 o’clock is repeated every 60 minutes until 12 noon.

7.00 : Daily Morning Prayer for Advent is led each day in turn by led by Hugh Kelly, Hugh Kelly, Donald MacInnes, Jean Swinbank, Hugh Kelly, Donald MacInnes, and Jean Swinbank
7.15: We welcome St Andrew’s Secondary School pupils celebrating St Andrew’s Day last week and praying for the country. Music by St Rose of Lima Primary and Catriona Glen.
7.21: Canon Bob Hill looks ahead to the 2nd Sunday of Advent and we hear an introduction from the Liturgical Calendar for Scotland to the daily scripture at Mass.
7.26: Advent Song
7.30: In our Magazine: News from Nicaragua and a church under threat; good news from November issue of The Irish Voice about the re-elected President Michael D Higgins;  Rev Elizabeth Adams of the Methodist Church gives the 1st of four Advent reflections; and in the centenary of the closing of the 1st World War Fr Noel Barry reflects and prays.

12.00: News from the Scottish Catholic Observer:
12.15: ‘How blest are they’ – praying with the bereaved
12.35: archive music
18.00: News from the Scottish Catholic Observer:
18.15: How blest are they’ – praying with the bereaved
18.35: archive music

The evening hour at 20.00 is repeated at 21.00 and 22.00
20.00: Evening prayers for Advent
20.20: News from Nicaragua and a church under threat; good news from November issue of The Irish Voice about the re-elected President Michael D Higgins;  Rev Elizabeth Adams of the Methodist Church gives the 1st of four Advent reflections; and in the centenary of the closing of the 1st World War Fr Noel Barry reflects and prays.
20.50: Night Prayers (1-7) are ed by Jean Swinbank, Joe Docherty, Jean Swinbank, Bridget Devlin, Joe Docherty, Marie Rogers, and Noreen Smith

 

South West Foodbanks

The Foodbank has now been in operation since December 2013. It opened with three centres and the  Ibrox Parish Branch fed on average about 20/30 people weekly . Currently we now operate out of five centres & Ibrox alone feeds  over a hundred people every Monday. The demand has certainly increased. More than ever the need  is outstripping the donations of food & we are having to purchase basic supplies on a weekly basis. At one point earlier  this year there was a distinct possibility that our financial donations could no longer meet the shopping bill. The Foodbank came very close to having to close its doors. Fortunately an appeal on social media prevented this from happening.

It is difficult to appreciate what it must be like to be unable to feed yourself or your children. This is particularly difficult when , at this time of year, so many adverts are promoting what we should be eating or even overeating for Christmas. Foodbanks are not forgotten at this time of year either, we receive plentiful supplies of selection boxes, mince pies etc , however we do struggle to provide some of the other staples of a Christmas dinner eg a nice tin of ham, tinned steak pie, tins of fruit, vegetables & of course a treat.

 

Could we ask you please to remember your local food bank when doing your food shop for Christmas  & even more importantly in January when donations do become less regular . Donations may be placed in  Foodbank hamper. Thank you for your support.

Opening Times

Monday.           Ibrox Parish Church                   12noon -2pm

Tuesday.          Pollok Baptist Church.               10.30am – 12.30pm

Wednesday.     Mosspark Baptist Church.         12noon -2pm

Thursday.        Preshal Trust Govan.                 12noon -2pm

Friday.             Hillington Park Church.              10am -1pm

 

Advent Morning Prayer:  During Advent we will have special Advent Morning Prayer daily at 10.00 before Mass, except on Thursdays when we will join with, or be joined by, parishioners from Sherbrook Mosspark Parish and we will share an Ecumenical Morning Prayer..  This Thursday it will Sherbrook Mosspark’s turn to welcome us so please make your way to Sherbrook Mosspark Church on Nithsdale Rd (opposite the Sherbrook Castle Hotel).  Any parishioner who would like a lift should be at St Leo’s by 9.45. This is the 12thyear of our ecumenical Advent Morning  Prayers.

 

 

Next Saturday is the great Feast of The Immaculate Conception.
Mass at 10.00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 2 December 2018    Readings at Mass

First reading

Jeremiah 33:14-16

I will make a virtuous Branch grow for David

See, the days are coming – it is the Lord who speaks – when I am going to fulfil the promise I made to the House of Israel and the House of Judah:

‘In those days and at that time,

I will make a virtuous Branch grow for David,

who shall practise honesty and integrity in the land.

In those days Judah shall be saved

and Israel shall dwell in confidence.

And this is the name the city will be called:

The-Lord-our-integrity.’

 

Second reading    1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2

May you be blameless when our Lord Jesus Christ comes again

May the Lord be generous in increasing your love and make you love one another and the whole human race as much as we love you. And may he so confirm your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless in the sight of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus Christ comes with all his saints.

Finally, brothers, we urge you and appeal to you in the Lord Jesus to make more and more progress in the kind of life that you are meant to live: the life that God wants, as you learnt from us, and as you are already living it. You have not forgotten the instructions we gave you on the authority of the Lord Jesus.

Gospel Acclamation

Ps 84:8

Alleluia, alleluia!

Let us see, O Lord, your mercy and give us your saving help.   Alleluia!

Gospel  Luke 21:25-28,34-36

That day will be sprung on you suddenly, like a trap

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; on earth nations in agony, bewildered by the clamour of the ocean and its waves; men dying of fear as they await what menaces the world, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand.

‘Watch yourselves, or your hearts will be coarsened with debauchery and drunkenness and the cares of life, and that day will be sprung on you suddenly, like a trap. For it will come down on every living man on the face of the earth. Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to survive all that is going to happen, and to stand with confidence before the Son of Man.’