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     

 Pentecost May 23rd  2010

Entry Song:  The congregation remains seated while the choir sings the Introit of Pentecost:

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The Spirit of the Lord fills the earth, holds all things together,
 knows every thought, alleluia!
Alleluia, alleluia.
Alleluia, alleluia.

 we stand for the hymn:
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come from thy bright heavenly throne,
come, take possession of our souls, and make them all thine own.

 Thou who art called the Paraclete, best gift of God above,
the living spring, the living fire, sweet unction and true love.

 Thou who art sev’nfold in thy grace, finger of God’s right hand;
his promise teaching little ones to speak and understand.

 O guide our minds with thy blest light, with love our hearts inflame;
and with thy strength, which ne’er decays confirm our mortal frame.

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

 A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 2: 1-11

 Psalm 103:
Send forth your spirit Lord! Send your Spirit, renew the earth,
Send forth your Spirit Lord, renew the face of the earth. 

Bless the Lord, my soul!   Lord God, how great you are!

How many are your works, O Lord, the earth is full,  the earth is full, the earth is full of your riches.

Send forth your spirit Lord!  . . . . . . . . . .

You take back your spirit, they die,  return to the dust whence they came.
You send your spirit, create them all, and so you renew,  and so you renew,  
renew  the face of the earth.
Send forth your spirit Lord!    . . . . . . . .

 2nd reading : Romans 8: 8-17

 Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. 
Come, Holy Spirit, fill all faithful hearts, kindle in them the fire of love. Come, Holy Spirit, come. Alleluia, alleluia ……

Gospel:  John 20:19-23 

 Preparation  of Gifts:

 Alleluia, sing to Jesus, his the sceptre, his the throne;  
alleluia, his the triumph, his the victory alone:  
hark the songs of peaceful Sion thunder like a mighty flood:
Jesus, out of every nation, hath redeemed us by his blood.

 Alleluia, not as orphans are we left in sorrow now; 
alleluia, he is near us, faith believes, nor questions how;
though the cloud from sight received him when the forty days were o’er,
shall our hearts forget his promise, “I am with you evermore”?

 Jubilee Sanctus & Memorial. 
Doxology
St Andrew  Lamb of God 

 The Invitation:  

This is the Bread come down from Heaven, whoever eats of it will never die.
This is the cup of eternal life, whoever drinks of it will live forever.

 Processional song during communion

The love I have for you, my Lord, is only a shadow of your love for me . . . . . .;

if I but follow you.

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  

  Copyright:  Psalm 103: words taken from The Psalms: A new translation © The Grail;  music  G Fitzpatrick ©  Kevin  Mayhew  
Hymns reproduced with licence: Calamus Lic  0262 & CCL  lic 74396    

First Communion Dates:  June 13th at 11.00 Mass

 Parish offerings: 1st offering: £406.00  Gift aided 1st Offering: £419.00   2nd offering £394.00 for  Communications Commission.
Thanks  very much, everyone.   The 2nd collection today is to help towards the costs of the Pope’s visit in September.

 The parish choir meets this Monday at 7.00.

 The Patriarch of Moscow and Pope Benedict 16th   exchanged fraternal greetings last week. 

 Citing Pope John Paul II’s appeal for Europe to breathe with its “two lungs,” the Pope reflected that “contemporary culture, particularly European culture, runs the risk of amnesia, of forgetfulness and, therefore, of abandonment of the extraordinary patrimony fostered and inspired by the Christian faith.”

“The Christian roots of Europe, in fact, are constituted not only by religious life and the testimony of so many generations of believers, but also by the inestimable cultural and artistic patrimony, pride and precious resource of the peoples and countries in which the Christian faith, in its different manifestations, has dialogued with cultures and art, has animated and inspired them, fostering and promoting as never before the creativity of the human genius,” he said.

The Pope affirmed that these roots are still alive in East and West and “must inspire a new humanism, a new season of authentic human progress, to respond effectively to the numerous and at times crucial challenges that our Christian communities and our societies must face, beginning with secularization, which not only leads to doing without God and his plan, but which ends by denying human dignity itself, in a society regulated solely by egotistical interests.”
 
“Let us make Europe breathe with its two lungs again,” the Pontiff urged, “let us again give a soul not only to believers but to all peoples of the continent, let us promote confidence and hope again, rooting them in the age-old experience of the Christian faith!”