from-the-risingSt. 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   

 4th Sunday of Easter  2010   Vocations Sunday  25th April

“Here I would like to recall the words of my venerable Predecessor John Paul II: “The very life of priests, their unconditional dedication to God’s flock, their witness of loving service to the Lord and to his Church – a witness marked by free acceptance of the Cross in the spirit of hope and Easter joy – their fraternal unity and zeal for the evangelization of the world are the first and most convincing factor in the growth of vocations” (Pastores Dabo Vobis, 41). It can be said that priestly vocations are born of contact with priests, as a sort of precious legacy handed down by word, example and a whole way of life.”

 

All people that on earth do dwell, sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
him serve with fear, his praise forth tell, come ye before him and rejoice.

 The Lord, ye know, is God indeed, without our aid he did us make;
we are his folk, he doth us feed and for his sheep he doth us take.

O enter then his gates with praise, approach with joy his courts unto;
praise, laud and bless his name always, for it is seemly so to do.

Bellahouston Gloria:  Gloria, Gloria in excelsis Deo.

1: Glory to God in the highest .. . . . . 
2: Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father . . . . .
3: For you alone are the Holy One . . . . . . . . . .

1st Reading:  Acts of the Apostles 2:14. 36-41

Psalm 22: His goodness shall follow me always to the end of my days. 

The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.
Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose.
Near restful waters he leads me to revive my drooping spirits.
His goodness will follow me always to the end of my days.

In truth he guides me along the right path,
If I should walk in the valley of darkness no evil would I fear.
You are there with your crook and staff, with these you give me comfort.
His goodness will follow me always to the end of my days.

 You have prepared a banquet for me in the sight of my foes.
My head you have anointed with oil, my cup is overflowing.
His goodness will follow me always to the end of my days.

Goodness and kindness shall surely follow me all the days of my life.
In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell for ever, forever and ever. 
His goodness will follow me always to the end of my days.

 2nd reading: 1 Peter 2:20-25

  Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.  This day was made by the Lord.
We rejoice and are glad.  Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Gospel:  John 10:1-10

 Preparation  of Gifts:

 Praise the king of all creation, who gives his Son as man’s salvation,
the glorious first born from the dead. Praise the Son from heav’n descending
to give us life that knows no ending, who comes to be our living bread. 
O Spirit, make all one who feed on God’s own Son! Alleluia! 
To Father, Son and Spirit be all glory giv’n eternally!

Jubilee Sanctus and  Memorial:   When we eat this bread . . .

Dunkeld  Lamb of God . . . . .

Antiphon:  Father, I pray for them: may they be one in us
So that the world may believe it was you who sent me; it was you who sent me.

Processional hymn:
Seed, scattered and sown, wheat, gathered and grown,

Copyright: All people : Words: From Four­score and Sev­en Psalms of Da­vid (Ge­ne­va, Switz­er­land: 1561); at­trib­ut­ed to Wil­liam Kethe.   Psalm 22: words taken from The Psalms: A new translation © The Grail and music  © Kevin Mayhew. Praise the King: words © James Quinn SJ.  Seed scattered: © Dan Feiten. Hymns reproduced with licence: Calamus Lic  0262 & CCL  lic 74396    

Masses:  Vigil: 6pm; Sunday: 9.30 am, 11am; Confessions 5.30 Saturday evening or on request. 
Tea in the hall after 9.30 and 11.00 Masses.   Weekdays: Morning Prayer and Mass at 10.00

The St Vincent de Paul Society are suggesting that we have a Mass for the Sick on Sunday 16th May

 Parish offerings: 1st offering: £273.00  Gift aided 1st Offering: £295.00 2nd offering £170.00  Thanks very much, everyone.  

First Communion: children please meet after 11.00 Mass.  Parents meet on Thursday 20th May and  3rd June. 
The First Communions will take place on 6th June.

World Youth Day in Madrid  2011: young people aged 18 – 35 on 5th August 2011 are invited to participate.   
Candidates to represent the parish at this event  will be subsidized by the Nicola Clare Fund.  Names in by the end of April, please

We have received a letter from the chair of Traidcraft.  It begins and ends:
Dear Grace,  I am writing to thank you for all your hard work for Traidcraft over the past year.
Your total purchases from April 2009 to the end of March 2010 amounted to £2139.37
This has made a real contribution to our work and to the livelihoods of our producers around the world. . . . . . . .
There remains much work to be done – but with your continuing efforts and prayers behind us, we are confident
that Traidcraft will continue to achieve great things and begin to change the way the world works!

The parish website has been given a face-lift and upgrading – we hope to be able to sustain it with the weekly bulletin and
intercessions, with news of meetings abnd events of interest in the life of the community. stleothegreat.org.uk

Mary’s Meals: Concert:  There will be a Classical Thanksgiving Concert in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help with works by
Mozart, Handel, Bach/Gounod and Adams on 9th May at 7.30 in the Catholic Chaplaincy , Turnbull Hall, Glasgow University,
15 Southpark terrace, G12 8LG   Tickets £10.00 or £7.00 for the unwaged.

St Pio prayer group meets alternate Tuesdays at 7.30 in the parish house.
The parish choir: meets on Mondays from 7.00 – 8.00 in the parish house
The St Mungo Singers meet on Sundays from 7.00 – 9.00 in the church
The Sacred Threads (Embroiderers) meet Wed at 7.00 and Saturdays at 11.00 in the parish house.

Wondering about life as a diocesan priest?  An  Enquirers’ Event
This weekend experience (Friday 7th – Sunday 9th May 2010) is offered to all men (over 17 years)
who may welcome the opportunity to pray and reflect with others on the Lord’s call to ordained service
as a diocesan priest. This retreat is offered at no cost to you and with no commitment simply call the
Priests for Scotland office to register and get more details or email office@pfs.org.uk