Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

   5 Beech Avenue,  Glasgow G41 5BY   0141 427 0293  The Archdiocese of Glasgow. A Designated religious charity, No SCO18140        
Priest: Fr Gerry Fitzpatrick     
7th Sunday of Easter  16th May 2010    Communications Sunday

St. Leo the Great

          Choir:  From the rising of the sun to its setting: great is the name of the Lord. 
          All:  From the rising of the sun to its setting: great is the name of the Lord, high above   the heavens is his glory.
          Glory to the Father, glory to the Son, glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.

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

 1st reading:  Acts of the Apostles: 1: 12-14

 Psalm 26:  The Lord is my light, the Lord is my help.

The Lord is my light and my help: of whom then, shall I be afraid?
The strength in my life is the Lord,  before whom shall I ever tremble? 
The Lord is my light, the Lord is my help.

 One thing I ask of the Lord:  to live with him for evermore.
O Lord, hear my voice, in mercy answer!  I seek you, dismiss not your servant.   
The Lord is my light, the Lord is my help


2nd reading: 1 Peter 4: 13-16

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 17: 1-11


 As we listen to the beginnings of the early Christian community,
we recognise how much Christ meant to people,
and we ask that we may be more aware of his presence among us.       Lord, hear us

 We pray that the Church, and all of us, may show that we are the body of
Christ as we show gratitude for the gifts and generosity of other people.      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 work in the media, in radio, television and the press
that they may always respect the rights of people
who are affected by what they say or write.                    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, 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, 
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 June Smyth, 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:  Verses from the Benedictus

Blest be the Lord the God of Israel, who came to us; and brought us back from sin.
God raised for us a Saviour who is mighty;his Saviour-Son from David’s house and line.
God promised this through holy men and women who spoke for him down through the mists of time.

The Saviour comes to free us from our foes, from evil hands, from those who wish us ill. 
So God’s great love for all his chosen people is thus fulfilled in these our present times. 
od’s sacred oath his covenant most holy; is called to mind, his promises made true.

God swore his oath to Abraham and Sarah, to give us all our freedom from all fear;
to save each one from those who seek to harm them, that we might serve in holiness of life,
that we might serve in justice and in truth, our ev’ry day in presence of the Lord.

Kelvinhall Sanctus  and memorial and   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.

Communion hymn: From the prayer of Columba: Oh, circle us now with love and with peace.

Copyright:  Psalm 26: words taken from The Psalms: A new translation © The Grail;  music Gerry Fitzpatrick ©  Kevin
 Mayhew. Hymn of Columba: Words : Bill McLaughlin verses 1,2,.  Pam Murray refrain and verse 3 & 4.

 Hymns reproduced with licence: Calamus Lic  0262 & CCL  lic 74396    

First Communion Dates:  We need to firm up the dates – to try to accommodate everyone! 
Parents please pause after Mass to check with the parish priest.

Parish offerings: 1st offering: £293.00  Gift aided 1st Offering: £254.00   2nd offering £166.00.   
Thanks very much, everyone.  The 2nd collection today is for the work of the Communications
Commission – please be generous as usual.

Plant Sale : 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.

The parish choir meets this Monday at 7.00.

COMMUNICATIONS SUNDAY: In his message sent to all of Scotland’s 500 parishes for the 42nd World Communications Day, Bishop Philip Tartaglia President of the National Communications Commission of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland claims “a fundamental disconnection between the provider and the consumer” has occurred in the media. The letter which will be read at all Masses on Sunday, 4 May 2008 suggests that “mass communications can fairly be charged with losing the ethical underpinning that once existed”. Bishop Tartaglia points out, “While the last national census showed that over two thirds of Scots described themselves as Christians, few of those who work in radio, television and the press share this identity.”

In response the letter endorses Pope Benedict’s call for “info-ethics”, just as we have bioethics in the field of medicine and scientific research, concluding “Analysing the ethical implications of how information is transmitted would help the media avoid becoming spokespersons for a secular and humanistic agenda. It is crucial that those who work in this field seek to understand the moral and ethical view of humanity shared by those of us who believe in God.”

  Richard and Clare McLean after their wedding last month – congratulations!