St. Leo the Great   5 Beech Avenue,  Glasgow G41 5BY   0141 427 0293 The Archdiocese of Glasgow.  A Designated religious charity, No SCO18140  
Priest: Fr Gerry Fitzpatrick   gerry.fitzpatrick1@btopenworld.com

 6th Sunday of the Year A    13th February 2011      

   

If you choose you can keep the commandments, they will save you; if you trust in God, you too shall live (Sir 15:15).

The Church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ, her Lord;
she is his new creation, by water and the Word;
from heav’n he came and sought her to be his holy bride,
with his own blood he bought her, and for her life he died.

Elect from every nation, yet one o’er all the earth,
her charter of salvation one Lord, one faith, one birth;
one holy name she blesses, partakes one holy food,
and to one hope she presses with every grace endued.

 Penitential Rite

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

 1st Reading: Sirach 15: 15-20    

 Psalm 18: Lord, you have the message of eternal life.          .

 The law of the Lord is perfect, it revives the soul.
The rule of the Lord is to be trusted, it gives wisdom to the simple.
Lord, you have the message of eternal life.

 The precepts of the Lord are right, they gladden the heart.
The command of the Lord is clear;  it gives light to the eyes.
Lord, you have the message of eternal life.

 The fear of the Lord is holy, abiding forever;
The decrees of the Lord are truth, and all of them just.
Lord, you have the message of eternal life.

They are more to be desired than gold, than the purest of gold;
and sweeter are they than honey, than honey from the comb.
Lord, you have the message of eternal life.

Reading II: 1 Corinthians 2: 6-10

 To welcome the Gospel: Alleluia, alleluia.
Speak, O Lord, your servant is listening, alleluia..  Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel: Matthew 5: 17-37

The Intercessions

For the Church: that we may seek ever-greater goodness in our actions and our thoughts,
and be ready to look for the grace of God to give us the power to do what is right.   Lord, hear us

For the well-being of our country, that our governments will clearly understand what the common good is,
and work towards it in their policies.  Lord, hear us

We pray for the people of Egypt and other countries in the Middle East.
Lord, hear us.  Lord, hear us

For people in the Third World, and for the Comboni missionaries who serve them  so generously. 
Lord, hear us

For all who are ill, and for those who support and care for them:  
including Joseph Boyle, Dina Conetta, Margaret McCafferty, Moira Montgomery,
May Conroy, Alan Hutcheson, Carol Gallagher, 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, Anne & Bernard McNiffe,  Mary O’Hare.   
Lord, hear us

We remember those who have died in the community, and those who mourn,
including Brother Jerome, Robert Logie, and Margaret Duffy and her family,     
all those whose anniversary falls about now, including John Corrigan,     
and  those who have been injured or killed while serving in the armed forces.  
Lord, hear us . .  

The Preparation of the Gifts:  A Canticle from the Book of Wisdom

O God eternal One, who made the universe,
with all that it contains, its nature so diverse,
you gave its stewardship in trust for us to honour, to be just.
Send us your wisdom now.  Send us your wisdom now.

 We are your servants, Lord, both limited and frail,
pride in mere human skills seems all to no avail;
without the Wisdom you bestow we count as nothing here below.
Send us your wisdom now.  Send us your wisdom now.

 For Wisdom is of God, was there when all was made,
can understand God’s plan, explain what God has said,
Lord, heed our prayer to you today: teach us to know and love your way.
Send us your wisdom now.  Send us your wisdom now.

St Andrew Sanctus 

Memorial: We proclaim your death, O Lord, and profess your resurrection until you come in glory, until you come.   

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St Gregory Agnus Dei

Communion Antiphon: 
As we eat this bread and drink this cup, though many we are one, 
one bread, one cup, on e faith, one churc h, one Lord for evermore. 

 Communion hymn:

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

 Copyright.: The Church’s one Foundation: S.J. Stone. Ps 18  Words From The Psalms: A New Translation © 1963 The   Grail (England) published by HarperCollins.  
Music Francis Duffy published by Kevin Mayhew  in Psalms for the Seasons.  O God. Eternal One.  Words (c) Stephen Smyth from Wisdom 9 :  1-6, 9-11.
Only a Shadow: Words (c) Carey Landrey  Words reproduced under Calamus Licence  0262 and CCL 74396  

Weekday Masses 10.00. preceded by Morning Prayer except this Tuesday when Mass is at 7.00 pm. Sunday Masses: Saturday Vigil 6.00; Sunday morning 9.30 and 11.00. Confessions 5.30 and on request.   Tea in the hall after  masses on Sunday..

Parish offerings 6th January: Gift Aid 1st Offering: £262.00  1st Offering £310.00. 2nd Offering  £176.00   Thanks very much

 

DVD of the Papal Visit  marking the Pope’s visit, and the Pre-Mass entertainment and the Mass at Bellahouston – excellent value at 10.95 and available in the church porch.

Children of Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School marked the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes by performing a little dramatic re-enaction of Bernadette and her sisters in the grotto at Lourdes.
The rest of the school gave them an appreciative ovation afterwards and they sang their hymns honouring Our Lady with great enjoyment and warmth.

 St Leo’s parish choir meets on Mondays in the house from 7.00 to just before 8.00.

ZUMBA!  Will start in the parish hall on Mondays at 8.00 from Monday 21st February.

St Pio Prayer Group meet in the parish house on alternate Tuesdays after 7.00 evening Mass.

Dumbreck Community Council meets in the hall on Wednesday 23rd February

St Vincent de Paul Society meet Thursdays at 11.00 in St Leo’s House.

Berllahouston Road Runners meet in the hall at 6.00 on Thursdays.

WeightWatchers meet in St Leo’s Hall on Thursdays at 7.15 Numbers rise every week!    
The registration fee is waived, but there will be a weekly meeting fee.  

Praying for the sick is a significant part of many people’s lives, and as a community we are conscious that we owe love and support not just to our immediate family but to others who are part of our lives.

This is a useful prayer, and here are the names of some of those who ask for our support:

Loving Father,
hear our prayers for the sick members of our community
and for all who support them.
Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence.
Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness,
make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits.
May these special people find lasting health and deliverance,
and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen

For all who are ill, and for those who support and care for them:  
including Joseph Boyle, Dina Conetta, Margaret McCafferty, Moira Montgomery,
May Conroy, Alan Hutcheson, Carol Gallagher, Jean Martin,  Brian Shapiro, 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, Anne & Bernard McNiffe,  and Mary O’Hare.   

 

The St.Patrick’s Day Festival, Coatbridge  begins on Tuesday 1st  March and finishes with the Family Street Event which begins at 11am on Saturday 19th March. For a full list of events log onto our website www.stpatricksdayfestivalcoatbridge.org . Join us as a friend on Facebook for upto date information on events during the Festival and throughout the year.

Archbishop Romero Lecture 2011 to be given by Fr Juan Hernández Pico,  
Central American Jesuit Theologian and Social Scientist
 – Entitled Romero and the Social Gospel:   the challenge for us today
Wednesday March 23rd at 7.30pm,  Lauriston Jesuit Centre, Sacred Heart Church,
Edinburgh info romerotrust@btinternet.com