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

Weekday Mass: The Feast of St Andrew is on Tuesday 30th November Weekdays Masses 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 masses on Sunday.
Next Thursday 2nd Dec Ecumenical Morning Prayer at Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s at 10.00.
Funeral of John Hamilton, formerly of Carillon Road, on Monday morning at 10.00.

Before Mass there will be a short rehearsal for the congregation of the Hosannah section of a new setting of the Sanctus.

The lighting of the 1st Advent Candle

Penitential Rite: Kyrie eleison . . . . . . . . . . .

1st Reading I: Isaiah 2:1-5

Ps 121 May the house of the Lord be at peace. “

Reading II: Romans 13:11-14

To welcome the Gospel Gospel:

Matthew 24:37-44
Homily
Creed

Intercessions

That as Advent begins we may renew our own lives by examining what we ourselves do to give God and our neighbour their proper place in our lives.  Lord, hear us

We pray for children being confirmed on December 7th in St Leo’s parish.   Lord, hear us

We pray for the schools which help our children grow in understanding their faith and in putting it into practice.   Lord, hear us

As we approach St Andrew’s day, we pray for our country and for  those with responsibility for its well-being  Lord, hear us

We pray for all who are preparing for Christmas, and since the city Crib will be blessed on Thursday we pray that all who see it may be reminded of God’s love for each of us. Lord, hear us

For all who are ill and for those who support and look after them, that they may experience the healing touch of God in their lives:  including Dina Conetta, Roderick McCafferty, Eileen Donaghy, 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,  Margaret Duffy.      Lord, hear us

We remember those who have died including John Hamilton, Ann McMahon, Ella McQuade, Gordon McCoard, Sharon Carton,  and all those whose anniversary falls about now, including  Tommy McMahon, Charlie Devlin, Stewart Powerand Patrick Rynn, and all our deceased friends and relatives and fellow parishioners.   We also pray for those who have been injured or killed while serving in the armed forces.  Lord, hear us . .

The Preparation of Gifts
Come, O divine Messiah! The world in silence waits the day
when hope shall sing its triumph and sadness flee away.
Sweet Saviour, haste: come, come to earth:
dispel the night and show thy face, and bid us hail the dawn of grace.
Come, O Divine Messiah! The world in silence waits the day
when hope shall sing its triumph and sadness flee away.

O Thou whom nations sighed for, whom priests and prophets long foretold,
wilt break the captives fetters, redeem the long lost fold.
Sweet Saviour, haste: ….

Holy, holy, holy Lord . . . . . .

memorial: Christ has died. . 
St Gregory Lamb of God. . .

Communion: 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.

Where true love is dwelling, God is dwelling there; God’s own loving presence love does ever share

Copyright:. Introit Words © ICEL. Ps 121: Noel S Donnelly; © Kevin Mayhew. Where true love is dwelling: Words © James Quinn S.J.  Hymns reproduced with licence: Calamus Lic 0262 & CCL lic 74396

Blessing of the Crib: the Glasgow Crib will be blessed in George Square this Thursday at 5.00 – all are welcome to join the Lord Provost, Bob Winter, and the leaders and representatives of the Glasgow Churches with children from the two Gorbals Primary Schools, a small choir and an Ensemble from the RSAMD.   A lovely occasion on which to sing a few carols and to pray that all who look on our city crib will remember God’s love for each one of us and be encouraged by it.

Church cleaning : next cleaning December 15th at 10.30

Confirmation preparation. Children’s sessions: Sundays after 11.00 Mass  Confirmation takes place on Tuesday 7th Dec

ACCESSORY NIGHT In aid of St Leo’s Painting Fund for the 50th anniversary of the church in 2012 : Congratulations to Mary Bradley and all who helped run the Accessory Night

Hazelwood School : Art Exhibition in the Tramway 26th Nov – 12th December!

Boxes are available today to support the St Nicholas Care Trust.

St Oswald’s Christmas Fayre was a great success, Many thanks to those who contributed from St Leos – your support really was greatly appreciated and most worthwhile. Greg and Louise Coultas

St Andrew’s Day:  there will be a special Evening Service for St Andrew’s Day this Sunday in St Peter’s, Partick at 5.00 – supported by 7 choirs, Violin, Whistle and Harp ensemble, a brass ensemble, and representatives of Glasgow Churches Together. An important day to pray for Scotland

For the children: we will be making Christmas Cards next week after 11.00 Mass Raffle. Over the following weekend there will be a raffle, the proceeds of which will go to covering some of the costs of the Christmas flowers for the Church. So look out for some very jolly prizes !

Minced Pies and Mulled Wine. This will be in the hall after the 11 o’clock mass on Sunday 19th December.

We cannot run a Nativity Play as we have far too few children. Instead we plan to involve the children at Children’s Liturgy and any others who wish to help in the “Mary’s Meal’s Backpack Project”. The project involves filling backpacks with a series of items that would be useful to a child going to school in an impoverished country. More on this later.

After Christmas. Burns Supper. Date for this is Friday 28th Jan 2011 (tbc). Can we put in appeal here. We have a number of very talented people in the parish who have given generously of their time and wit as speakers at the Burns Supper . It is always difficult to ask the same people every year. So does anyone know of a speaker who could do a turn for us this year ? Could it be you ? Do you have a perfect Immortal Memory squirrelled away which you could delight us all by delivering ? Please have a think about it and get in touch with Father Gerry or anyone from the Social Committee.