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  2nd May 2010

Weekday Mass: 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 9.30 and 11.00 Masses.   Weekdays: Morning Prayer and Mass at 10.00


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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.  
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.

 St Gregory Gloria: Glory to God in the highest, peace to his people, peace on earth. 
                                      Glory to God in the highest, peace to his people, peace on earth

 Acts of the Apostles: 6:1-7

 Psalm 32:  He fills the earth with his love. 

2nd reading: 1 Peter 2:4-9

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.  I am the way, the truth and the life. 
No-one can come to the Father except through me.   Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

 Gospel:  John 14: 1-12


 As we listen to the beginnings of the early Christian community,
and hear about the adjustments that they had to make,
may we be encouraged to strengthen our commitment
to the faith and the community.  PAUSE     Lord, hear us

We pray that the Church, and all of us, 
may be given the grace to be practical in being 
a ‘chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation,
a people set apart to sing the praises of God.’     
Lord, hear us

 We pray for children preparing for First Communion
and for the parents and catechists who help them.             
Lord, hear us

 We pray for all who are troubled in any way, 
that they may better understand
the love that God has for them, by experiencing that love through others.         
Lord, hear us

We pray for peace and reconciliation for people in the Holy Land,  
the Middle East and throughout the world.               
Lord, hear us

 For all who are ill:  we pray for   Margaret McCafferty, Sadie Coll, Margaret Lanigan, Kenneth Fee,
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,  Anne McMahon,  Mark Callaghan, Stella Panayotti, and Fr Harry McKay.         Lord, hear us

We remember those who have died and those who mourn, including Martin Rigby, Albert O’Hara, and Laura Brodie.
We pray for those whose anniversaries fall about now including John Broe.
We also remember and pray for those who have been injured or killed while serving in the armed forces.               
Lord, hear us       

 Preparation  of Gifts:

Christ be near at either hand. Christ behind, before me stand.
Christ with me where’er I go. Christ around, above, below.

Christ be in my heart and mind. Christ within my soul enshrined,
Christ control my wayward heart. Christ abide and ne’er depart.

 Christ my life and only way. Christ my lantern night and day.
 Christ be my unchanging friend. Guide and shepherd to the end.

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

Dunkeld  Lamb of God . . . . .

 Antiphon:  As we eat this bread and drink this cup, though many, we are one;
                           One bread, one cup, one faith, one church, one Lord for evermore.

Be still and know that I am God. (3)
I am the Lord that leadeth thee.(3)
In thee, O Lord, I put my trust. (3)

 Copyright: In the name of God: (c) Gerry Fitzpatrick: St Mungo Music.  Psalm 32: words taken from The Psalms:
A new translation © The Grail, with music  Gerry Fitzpatrick  © Kevin Mayhew. Christ be near: words from the Irish;
music © Noel S Donnelly.   Hymns reproduced with licence: Calamus Lic  0262 & CCL  lic 74396    


 The St Vincent de Paul Society are suggesting that we have a Mass for the Sick after the summer.
Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School are celebrating their 40th anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving
 in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Cardonald, on Wednesday 5th May at 1.30

First Communions:  The children will meet on the 16th and 23rd May after 11.o0 Mass and in the front room of the house. 
The First Communions are planned for the 6th June.

 Parish offerings: 1st offering: £339.00  Gift aided 1st Offering: £362.00
2nd offering £174.00 for Church Students Education  Thanks very much, everyone.  

 Social Committee Meeting: Can everyone on the Social Committee please meet after tea after 11 o’clock mass in the church house.

The Bulletin from Hazelwood School can be seen at the back of the church.

Plant Sale :
One of the events the Social Committee will be organising is our annual, highly successful Plant Sale.  
As always, we depend entirely on the green fingers and generosity of St Leo’s parishioners. So the perennial request :
can you donate plants, plant pots or cuttings? All sorts of greenery very welcome.  If you need help getting them to
the church, please, just ask.

 Church cleaning:   Can people help with the cleaning of the church either on Tuesday at 4.00 or Wednesday at 10.30

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

Make your faith count! (www.catholicvotersguide.org)

A general election has been called. The message the Bishops Conference of Scotland sends you is this: Make your faith count!

The political choices we face today are not the choices your parents and grandparents faced.
They would never have voted for any candidate who refused to protect unborn human life,
who supported experimentation on human embryos, or planned to assist unfortunate people
to commit suicide. They would never have voted for a candidate who would undermine marriage
and family in the way that has happened in recent years with cross-party support. They would
never have voted for candidates who rejoiced in same sex unions. They would never have voted
for candidates who would stop the Church offering adoption services. They would never have voted
for candidates who were clearly hostile to the values they held dear. Your parents and grandparents
voted for those they believed shared the same fundamental Christian values as they did. It is for us
to do likewise to shape a society where the dignity of each individual and life itself is respected.

As Catholics we know the importance of protecting every human life and of the value
that married family life gives to society. These values were once widely shared but
times have changed. Many of those standing for election, of whatever party, do not
share our basic principles and values. That is why we say to you: when you vote,
make your faith count. Vote with your faith to protect human life; to support marriage
and the family; to protect religious freedom; to protect Catholic education. Vote with
your faith, and uphold the right of conscience and religious freedom.

    In urging you to let your faith count at the ballot box, we ask you to think carefully before you cast your vote.  
Which candidate displays values closest to yours? Which candidate will best respect and protect your religious
freedom and your freedom of conscience? Which candidate do you trust most to do a good job for you and your community?

As your bishops, it is not our intention to tell you which party to vote for. It is our duty to encourage you to engage with
the political process and to vote for the candidate who best represents the values we, like our parents and grandparents
before us, hold dear.

 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.
If parishioners have any suggestions or ideas on how to improve the parish website we would be very glad to hear about them.

 Mary’s Meals: Concert:  There will be a Classical Concert 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.

 The parish choir is ohaving the evening off  this Monday.
St Leo’s Walking group is enjoying a weekend at Aviemore.

 The new rotas for Eucharistic Ministers are available in the porch.