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   Vigil Mass on Saturdays at 6.00 p.m.
Sunday Mass at 10.30 followed by tea etc in the hall.
Weekday Mass 10.00 preceded by Morning Prayer  except Tuesday when Mass is at 7.00 p.m. followed by St Pio Prayergroup in the house.

This Thursday 5th December 10.00: Ecumenical Morning Prayer for Advent in St Leo’s Church shared with members of Sherbrooke Mosspark Church

The readings:

In the readings today we hear the Prophecy of Isaiah – that when the reign of God is established,
then there will be peace and harmony among the nations.
We sing the pilgrim psalm looking forward to the kingdom of God:  ‘May the house of the Lord be at peace’ –
We are reminded that we need to live as the children of God and that to do so requires us to be good people.
And in the Gospel the urgency of always being ready is pressed upon us – stay awake!

Bulletin Advent 1 December 1 2019



For the Church:  that Advent may be a time
when we become more of God’s presence in our lives.
Lord, hear us

For all the churches and for people of faith everywhere:
that we may grow in mutual understanding and work together for the common good.

Lord, hear us

For leaders of the political parties: that, as they prepare for the Election, 
their hearts may be awakened by God so that the needs for jobs, healthcare,
safety, education and general well-being  may be met for all in our country.

Lord, hear us

For all who are ill, and for those who support and care for them: Eddie Grant, Anna Shearer, Michelle Hamlin, Margaret Grant, Jane Cameron, Bill Meechan,  John Gibson, Jack Rae, Irene Docherty, Lewis Harte, Ray McVey, Brian Gallagher, Kathleen Mallon, Anne Judge,  Yvonne Watt, and Joan Burns.  Lets pray also for Helen McGinley and the patients in the local Hospice, and for those who serve the community in the armed forces. 

Lord, hear us

For the dead of our family and our community, for all those who were dear to us in life:
and those who have died recently including  John Ferguson, Michael Rigetti, John Feeley, 

Tony Folan, Douglas Campbell, Will Gorman, Denise Bradley, and for those  whose anniversaries 

fall at this time including John McVey,  Rosina Gara, Cecilia Harrison, Charlie Hamilton, Tommy and Anne McMahon and May McNulty.
Lord, hear us

from 7.00 a.m.  Morning Prayers ((for Advent by the Rev Ruth Harvey of the Church of Scotland, then by Hugh Kelly of the Roman Catholic Church, and then by the Rev Chris Foxon of the Methodist Church), school prayers ( this week A Morning Prayer for Advent with children of Our Lady of the Rosary Primary

Special items this week can be found daily  at 7.20 (and hourly till noon) as  ‘Canon Bob Hill comments on the Gospel for the 2nd Sunday of Advent and we hear a short introduction to the daily readings from the Lectionary. Then  at 7.25 (and hourly) an Advent reflection ‘why me?’ by the Rev Liz Adam.  At 7.30: (and hourly)  In our magazine Fr Denis McBride introduces us to the start of St Matthew’s Gospel; then we hear ‘at home in the parish’ – an article by Chris McDonnell in the Catholic Times;  & finally Fay Docherty gives us Tamara Horsburgh’s developing thoughts on the character of St Therese – from the Glasgow Catholic Worker  

The Lunchtime Hour (12.00) includes news, prayer with the Bereaved,  a program on Entry Songs for Advent and Christmas – with the Gospel Verse of the Epiphany, and finally some psalms for Advent, Christmas and the Epiphany.