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   

 6th Sunday of Easter  9th 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     Next Thursday is the Feast of the Ascension and a holy day of obligation.   Masses will be at 20.00 and at 7.00 pm. Liturgy:

A new commandment I give unto you:  that you love one another
as I have loved you, that you love one another, as I have loved you.

By this shall all men know that you are my disciples – if you have love one for another.
By this shall all men know that you are my disciples – if you have love one for another.

A new commandment I give unto you: that you love one another
As I have loved you, that you love one another, as I have loved you.

St Andrew: 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: 8: 5-8. 14-17

 Psalm 66:

God, be gracious and bless us, let your face shed its light on us.
So may your ways be known on the earth, all nations find your help.
May he bless us and keep us, may he give us his peace.

 Let the nations exult with joy for you rule us with justice.
Let all the peoples praise you, O God, let all the peoples praise.
May he bless us and keep us, may he give us his peace.

2nd reading: 1 Peter 3: 15-18

  Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.     I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord. 
I will come back to you, and your hearts will be full of joy, full of joy.   
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

  Gospel:  John 14: 15-21

Intercessions

 As we listen to the beginnings of the early Christian community, and hear how faith in Christ began to spread,
may we too be encouraged to show our faith in the way we live.       
Lord, hear us

 We pray that the Church, and all of us, may be open to the renewal of our
lives by the Holy Spirit that we hear about in today’s first reading.      
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, or who live in any kind of distress,
that they may experience God’s love for them through others. 
Lord, hear us

  We pray for peace and reconciliation for people in the Holy Land, Iraq, Afghanistan  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,  Jean Martin,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 including Luisa Notini, Charlie Church, Martin Rigby, Albert O’Hara, Laura Brodie,
and Harry McGuigan. We pray for those whose anniversaries fall about now including Rosemary Jamieson,
Cecilia Mary Harrison, and  Aldo and Vanda Lucchesi, . We also remember and pray for those who have been injured
or killed while serving in the armed forces.                         
Lord, hear us       

The Preparation  of Gifts:

 You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul;
You must love the Lord your God with all your strength and mind.
And you must love your neighbour  as you love yourself.
You must love the Lord your God with heart & soul & mind & strength
and your neighbour as yourself.

 

Bellahouston Sanctus
Bellahouston  Lamb of God . . . . .

Communion 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.

Where true love (tune adoro te)

Where true love is dwelling, God is dwelling there.
Love’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.

May we share the vision with the saints on high,
of Christ’s matchless glory when we come to die.  
Where true love is dwelling, God is dwelling there.
Love’s own loving presence love does ever share.

Copyright:  Psalm 66: words taken from The Psalms: A new translation © The Grail and music Gerry Fitzpatrick  . 
You must love: version by Stephen E Smyth © Kevin Mayhew; As we eat: words by Noel S Donnelly, © Kevin Mayhew.  
Where true love: words © James Quinn S.J.  Hymns reproduced with licence: Calamus Lic  0262 & CCL  lic 74396    

 

 News

Parish offerings: 1st offering: £320.00  Gift aided 1st Offering: £228.00   2nd offering £159.00 for Church Students Education  Thanks very much, everyone.  

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:  thanks very much to those who so generously gave time and attention to cleaning the church last week

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 and events of interest in the life of the community. stleothegreat.org.uk

 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 meets this Monday at 7.00.

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

Thanks to the generous parishioner who has donated a receptacle for the holy oils on the sanctuary. 
It is being designed by Netta and the metalwork will be handled by George Smith of Penilee.

Congratulations to Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School – they celebrated their 40th anniversary last week.

Some of the St Leo Walkers at Aviemore last weekend.

some of St Leo's Walkers at Aviemore 2010

When the walkers went on an out-of-town walk
one or two were unable to accompany them and so had to stay in Aviemore.
This is their song:

Singing the blues

 We never felt more like singing the blues
’cause all of you know that we’d never choose
to miss walking.
And so we’re singing the blues.

 We never felt more dejected and down
’cause all of you here left us in the town
And went walking
And left us singing the blues.

 The shops and malls are not for us
The open hills, that’s what calls us
There’s nothing left for us to do
But cry and sigh the whole night through.

 Yes. We never felt more like singing the blues
’cause we couldn’t wear our stout walking shoes
so missed walking.
That’s why we’re singing the blues.