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

22nd  Sunday Year 28th August  2011




From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly… (Mt 16:21a).

Grace to you and peace from God the Father,
grace to you and peace from the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Glory to the Father . . . . . .

The Lord be with you: And with your spirit.



 We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.  

 Reading I: Jeremiah 20:7-9



Psalm 62:  O God, you are my God, for you I long.

O God, you are my God, for you I long, for you my soul is thirsting.
My body pines for you, my God, like a dry weary land without water.
O God, you are my God, for you I long.

 I gaze on you in the sanctuary to see your strength and glory,
for your love is better than life itself; my lips will speak your praise.
O God, you are my God, for you I long.

 On you I muse throughout the night, on my bed I remember you,
for you have been my refuge and your right hand holds me fast.
O God, you are my God, for you I long.


Reading II: Romans 12:1-2

Gospel Acclamation: 
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. 
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.  No-one can come to the Father except through me.   
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Gospel: Matthew 16:21-27

Preparation of Gifts: as people  bring down the gifts of bread and wine we sing:

O Lord, hear my prayer.  O Lord, hear my prayer. When I call, answer me.
O Lord, hear my prayer.  O Lord, hear my prayer. Come and listen to me.


  The Preface Dialogue         

The Lord be with you.  And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.     We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.   It is right and just.

It is truly right and just, our duty and salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Father most holy,
through your beloved Son, Jesus Christ,
your Word through whom you made all things,
whom you sent as our Saviour and Redeemer,
incarnate by 
the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin.  
Fulfilling your will and gaining for you a holy people,
he stretched out his hands as he endured his Passion,
so as to break the bonds of 
and manifest the resurrection.  
And so, with the Angels and all the Saints
we declare your glory,
as with one voice we acclaim:

the Sanctus: the old Bellahouston setting


You are indeed Holy, O Lord, the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them like the dewfall, 
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

 At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it, 
and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take this, all of you, and eat of it:
for this is my Body which will be given up for you.

In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice and, once more giving thanks, 
he gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take this, all of you, and drink from it: for this is the chalice of my Blood,
the Blood of the new and eternal covenant,
 will be poured out for you and for many
for the forgiveness of sins.
  Do this in memory of me.

as we celebrate the memorial 
of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us 
to be in your presence and minister to you.

Humbly we pray that,
partaking of
 the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may 
be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.

Remember, Lord, your Church, spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity, 
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.

Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep
in the hope of the resurrection 
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them 
into the light of your face.  
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the blessed Virgin 
Mary, Mother of God,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you throughout the ages,
we may merit to be co-heirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.

 Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.

Bellahouston Lamb of God . . . . .

 Eat this bread, drink this cup, come to me and never be hungry.
Eat this bread, drink this cup, come to me and you will not thirst.

 I am the bread of life  . . . . . . . .

 Be still and know that I am God.
 I am the Lord that healeth thee.
In thee, O Lord, I put my trust.

Copyright.:  Ps 62 : From The Psalms: A New Translation © 1963 The Grail (England) published by HarperCollins..      Music (c) Gerry Fitzpatrick.  O Lord, hear my prayer & Eat this bread © Taize.    Words reproduced under Calamus       Licence  0262 and CCL 74396

Weekday Mass 10.00 preceded by Morning Prayer. Tuesday: Mass is at 7.00 and the St Pio Prayergroup will meet in the house after Mass. 
Sunday Masses: Vigil on Saturday at 6.00, then Sunday at 9.30 and 11.00    Tea in the hall after  both masses on Sunday.

Parish offerings for last Sunday: Gift Aid  1st Offering: 292.00 Ordinary 1st Offering: £289.00.  2nd Offering £151.00. Thanks very much also for donations to the parish Jubilee fund.   Church painting began on Monday.  Hall painting begins  29th August


ZUMBA! In  the parish hall on Monday at 8.00.  

WeightWatchers Thursday  7.00

 Toryglen Group: Tuesdays 11.30

 St Pio Prayergroup:  meets after 7.00 evening Mass on this Tuesday.

 St Leo’s choir rehearsal from 7.00 to 8.00 in St Leo’s house.   
New members are welcome particularly as we prepare the music of the new Missal..

 “Fete and Barbeque.   The date of the fete has been postponed to enable us to  get better prepared. Please look out items suitable for the Tombola. This could include bottles of wine, unused gifts, all the usual.

 Eucharistic Ministers lists:  the new lists are available in the porch. 
Will all Eucharistic Ministers please take one and do their best to arrive a little early  for the Mass at which you serve? 
It makes the task of the sacristans much easier when they know that Readers and Eucharistic Ministers have arrived..


The Beginning Experience are holding a weekend for those who find themselves alone again through
divorce, separation or bereavement.  The weekend will take place from 7th-9th October 2011 at Xaverian Centre, Coatbridge. 
For details contact Ros on 0131 669 0003 or email:

Catholic Nurses Guild of Scotland : Meeting Monday 26th September 7pm.
Topic:  The way forward.  At The Ogilvie Centre, 25 Rose Street, Glasgow.
Contacts: Nita Harkin 01475 725252  or enail
Isa Wilson: tel 0131 665 3639
All nurses and health care workers welcome

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Many thanks to  everyone who has  already donated to the  Jubilee Fund.
In a moment of “Blue Peter” inspiration we thought it would be a good idea to let everyone know how
fundraising was progressing so here we have the “Totaliser”.

The grand total of £15000 represents the approximate costs of all  the projects mentioned on the lists
on the donation envelopes. A tremendous start has   already been made . Please get involved.
We hope everyone will find some part of the fundraising plans that they can enjoy.


Please take a copy of Archbishop Conti’s Pastoral Letter on the introduction of the New Missal

Late Summer Music: Sunday 18th September 7.30pm at St Thomas’s, Cumbernaulf Rd., Riddrie. 
For St Andrew’s Hospice.  Ceciliana Chamber Choir and Orchestra conducted by Gerard Docherty and Desmond McLean:
Program: Mozart Requiem in D minor;  Choral Suite from Mass for Peace: Karl Jenkins plus choral and instrumental classics.  
Tickets £10.00 at door or by calling: 07720 857529 or  

 Introduction to the Christian Catacombs of Rome: 

with Brother John Parker  on 3 Wednesdays –  7th, 14th and 21st September
from 11.00 am – 12.30 noon
in Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s Church,
240 Nithsdale Road.
Fees: Donation would be welcomed

Contact:  0141 427 1968 


 Brother John has worked for many years in the Catacombs of Rome and is renowned for his knowledge
and for his presentation of the material on the catacombs. 
His sessions present a  great and unique opportunity to learn more about the early Church in Rome.