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

Palm Sunday 17th April 2011     

The Blessing of Palms:

Hosannah to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosannah to the Son of David! Blessed is he!  Hosannah in the highest!

The Procession: 

Hosannah to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosannah to the Son of David! Blessed is he!  Hosannah in the highest!

See he comes, the Son of David!  Jesus Christ from Galilee.Prophet and teacher, king and servant.
One with his people, setting them free! Hosannah to the Son of David!.. . . . . . . .

Riding to Jerusalem, the prophet and his friends,
All the children came to greet him, gave God praise and sang:  Hosannah . . . . . .

Palm and olive trees gave branches, sycamores bowed down.
People lined the road with gladness, children danced and sang: Hosannah to . . . . .

Men and women threw their branches at the Saviour’s feet;
children jumped around him laughing, played their games & sang: Hosannah . . . . . .

 

 1st Reading: Isaiah 50:4-7

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Ps 21:  My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

All who see me deride me.  They curl their lips, they toss their heads.
“He trusted in the Lord, let him save him, let him release him if this is his friend.”   My God …..

 Many dogs have surrounded me; a band of the wicked beset me.
They tear holes in my hands and my feet; and I can count ev’ry one of my bones. My God, …..

They divided my clothing among them. They cast lots for my robe.
O Lord do not leave me alone; you are my strength, make haste to help me. My God, my God…

I will tell of your name to my brethren and praise you when they are assembled.
You who fear the Lord, give him praise; all sons of Jacob, give him glory. My God…

 

 2nd Reading: St Paul to Philippians 2: 6-11

Gospel Acclamation:
Praise to you, O Christ, King of  eternal glory.  
 
Praise to you, O Christ, King of  eternal glory.  

Christ was humbler yet, even to accepting death on a cross.
Christ was humbler yet, but God raised him high,
but God raised him high, and gave him the name which is above all names. 

Praise to you, O Christ, King of  eternal glory.   
Praise to you, O Christ, King of  eternal glory.
 
 
 Gospel: Matthew 26:14 – 27:66
 
Intercessions

For those preparing for Baptism or for Full Communion:
that they may enter more deeply into the mystery of God’s unconditional love through the celebrations of Holy Week. 
Lord, hear us

For the grace of conversion and courage:
that we may allow God to lead us away from selfishness
and guide us toward new opportunities to serve others in love.  
Lord, hear us

For people throughout the world who live in hunger, fear, deprivation 
or  with the effects of earthquake, tsunami or civil strife.. 
Lord, hear us

For all who must bear the cross each day, especially the housebound and the terminally ill and their families :
that God’s presence and strength will sustain them each day: we remember Joseph Boyle, 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, 
Adrianne Faulds, and Mary O’Hare.     
Lord, hear us

We remember our deceased relatives, friends and fellow-parishioners,
including Therese Keelan, Fr Peter Clinton, Jane Henderson, Mary Parker, and Neil Smith
and all those whose anniversary falls about now, including Mary T Molloy and members of the Harris family.
We also pray for those who have been injured or killed while serving in the armed forces.   
Lord, hear us . .  

 Preparation  of Gifts: Canticle from the Letter to the Philippians

Though  Jesus Christ was in the form of God, he did not count such equality to be grasped.
Instead, he freely emptied out himself, & took the form of a servant, was born  like us.

 In human form he chose humility, and gave himself up to dying upon a cross.
Because of this our God exalted him, and raised him, gave him a name above every name.

At Jesus’ name now every knee should bow, be they in heav’n or on earth or creation’s depths.

Schubert Sanctus :  Holy, holy, holy Lord . . . . .

Memorial: Suffering for us you set us free;  rising you gave us life.
                      You are the Saviour, you are the Saviour, Saviour of the world.

Dunkeld  Agnus Dei .  .  .

Communion Antiphon: 
Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the Banquet of the Lamb.
Blessed are those called to the Banquet of the Lamb.

Communion:
O Sacred Head, sore wounded, with grief and shame weighed down!
O kingly head, surrounded with thorns, thine only crown.
How pale art thou with anguish, with sore abuse and scorn!
How does that visage languish which once was bright as morn.

What language shall I borrow to praise thee heavenly friend,  
for this thy dying sorrow, thy pity without end?
O make me thine forever, and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never outlive my love to thee.

Copyright: Hosannah to the Son of David! : Music Gerry Fitzpatrick © Kevin Mayhew.
Psalm 21: words taken from The Psalms: A New Translation © The Grail. Music Martin Morran © Kevin Mayhew. 
Canticle from Philippians 2:6-11: words (c) Stephen E Smyth 
Words reproduced under Calamus Licence  0262 and CCL 74396  

Weekday Mass 10.00 preceded by Morning Prayer on Monday and Wednesday, and by short Stations on Tuesday. 
The Parish Penance Service takes place on Monday 18th April at 7.00.  
Wednesday 20th April we welcome Ibrox Parish Church and Kinning Park Parish Church to St Leo’s for an ecumenical Holy Week Service
please try to be supportive.  
Thursday: Chrism Mass for the Blessing of the Holy Oils takes place in the Cathedral at 11.00. 
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper (with the Washing of the Feet) takes place at 7.00 in St Leo’s
and after a break there will be a Night Prayer in the Hall at 9.00. 
Good Friday: the service is at 3.00.   
Holy Saturday:  The Easter Vigil takes place at 8.30. 
Easter Sunday Masses are at 9.30 and 11.00   
Tea in the hall after  both masses on Sunday.
Jane Henderson:  our sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Jane Henderson who  died
last week aged 89.   And many thanks to Jacqueline the organist, and to members of the parish
choir and week-day Mass-attenders who gave the family and mourners such generous support.

Easter Egg hunt for children after 11.00 Mass on Easter Sunday in St Leo’s garden

Parish offerings last week:  
Gift Aid 1st Offering: £202.00  1st Offering   £272.00. 2nd Offering  for Lenten Alms £232.00   
Quarterly collection £20.00.  Quarterly collection gift-aided £20.00  
The SCIAF collection on the previous weekend was £573.00

 ZUMBA! In  the parish hall on Monday at 8.00.  No WeightWatchers this Thursday

Tradecraft stall this weekend in the porch – last chance before Easter.

The Big Easter Clean on MONDAY 18th April after 10 o’clock Mass? 

 First Communion:  parents please speak to Fr Fitzpatrick. 
There are problems with organising parish preparation sessions but we will do the best we can. 
Parents might also try to bring the First Communicants to the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
at 7.00 on Holy Thursday – if at all possible.

Easter Egg Hunt
Next Sunday after the 11 o’clock mass we will have the annual Easter Egg hunt.
All children, large and small are welcome.
Donations of Easter Eggs as prizes would be appreciated.
Tea and hot cross buns will be available in the hall for the grown ups.

Summer Plant Sale and Barbeque
This will take place in mid June. For this one we rely very much on the expert support of the green fingered
members of the parish. So if you’re dividing perennials please keep a clump for us and if you’re sowing
seeds don’t forget to sow a few for St Leo’s.

Election News:

Information on Catholic social teaching around important issues in politics is now available
on a new website www.CatholicVotersGuide.org     
Why not visit the website to help prepare for the forthcoming Scottish Parliamentary    
HUSTINGS EVENT Friday 15th April   7:30-9:30pm  St. Mary’s Cathedral, 300 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G4 9JB     –   
an opportunity for those living in Glasgow to hear more from the main parties in the Scottish Parliamentary Elections.  
There will be a panel made up of election candidates from the Scottish Labour Party, the Scottish Conservatives,
the Scottish Liberal Democrats, the Scottish National Party, and the Scottish Green Party. Kathy Galloway
from Christian Aid Scotland will also be on the panel.
The candidates are standing on the Glasgow Regional list, so what they have to say will be relevant to voters all over Glasgow.
This is an opportunity for anyone from Glasgow to come along to hear the panellists, ask questions, and make up their mind
as to how to vote on election day  http://thecathedral.org.uk/blog/2011/03/07/election-hustings/ 
 
 Ecumenical Passover 2011: 
There was  a most successful gathering in Ibrox Parish
Church last Thursday as St Leo’s Parish,  Kinning Park
Parish and Ibrox Parish celebrated the annual ‘ecumenical
Christian Passover’ for 2011.  Rev Elizabeth Spence led us
through a service punctuated with hymns and psalms,
prayer, nibbles of Matzos and herbs and glasses of red
wine and together we achieved a sense of the ageless
ritual which we were celebrating.  It was both prayerful
and yet informally familial, evocative of the grandeur of the
history of salvation and at the same time warmly alive and of the present.
 
 Karen and Christopher with some of their families after their First Confessions this week. 
Congratulations to them both and thanks to the parish choir and parishiobners who attended to give support – picture pending!
 

 

After the Morning Prayer of the 5th Thursday in Lent at Sherbrook St Gilbert’s.‘Lord Jesus, on a cross, you gave your life for us and all humanity;
you took the pain of death and by it cleansed us from all sin.
Give us grace to live worthily of your sacrifice
that we, and all who would follow you,
should by our lives, show your love for the broken and the hurt. 
Amen