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  


3rd Sunday of Advent Year A                          12th December  2010

The 3rd Advent CandleAs we light the 3rd Advent Candle
we remember the vision and the truthfulness of the prophets,
and the integrity and courage of John the Baptist,
and we pray that all of us
may be open to whatever God asks of us
throughout our lives.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. 


Teach me how to live, Lord, show me the way,
steer me towards your truth,
you, my saving God,  you my  constant hope.  
I lift my soul to you . . . . . . .

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

1st reading: Isaiah 35:1-6a. 10

 Psalm 145:  Come and save us, Lord.

God is ever faithful, God is ever true.
God will  feed the hungry, set the prisoners free.
Come and save us, Lord.

God brings light to darkness, raises up the low;
God protects the stranger, gives the weak his care.
Come and save us, Lord.

God brings love to justice, thwarts the way of sin;
God will reign for ever, rule from age to age.
Come and save us, Lord.


2nd reading James : 5: 7-10

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Prepare ye the way, prepare ye the way, prepare ye the way of the Lord.  
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Gospel: Matthew 11:2-11

The Intercessions  

For a renewal of our minds and hearts:  that a greater share in the generosity and courage of John the Baptist may be found in our own lives. 
Lord, hear us


For our parish, for all the local churches,
and for all who are preparing for confirmation:
that God will open all our hearts to receive God’s word
and fill them with gifts for the service of others. 
Lord, hear us


For the Archdiocesan St Nicholas Care Trust,  
and the local charities and worthy causes supported by  it. 
Lord, hear us  

For a sustained policy of care for the environment
and for those affected most by climate change,
and for peace throughout the world. 
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
Peter Forbes, Thomas Crawley, and John Hamilton
and all those whose anniversary falls about now, including  
Catherine Joyce, Elizabeth Mulligan, James Kennedy,
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

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel,
that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, thou Rod of Jesse, free thine own from Satan’s tyranny;
from depths of hell thy people save, and give them vic’try  o’er the grave.
Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, thou dayspring, come and cheer our spirits by thine advent here;
disperse the gloomy clouds of night, and death’s dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

St Andrew Sanctus       

Memorial:      We proclaim your death, O Lord, and profess your resurrection,
                            until you come in glory, until you come.
St Gregory Lamb of God. . .

          This is the bread come down from heaven; whoever eats of it will never die.
          This is the cup of eternal life; whoever drinks of it will live for ever.

          Processional hymn:   

          A new commandment I give unto you: that you love one another
          as I have loved you, that you love one another, as I have loved you.

          By this shall all men know that you are my disciples
          if you have love one for another.
         By this shall all men know that you are my disciples –
          if you have love one for another.

          A new commandment I give unto you:
          that you love one another as I have loved you,
          that you love one another, as I have loved you.

Copyright:. Introit Words © ICEL.Ps 145 Word & music © Noel S Donnelly. O come, O come : from the Great O antiphons’  (12th -13th c.), tr J.M.Neale    Hymns reproduced with icence: Calamus Lic  0262 & CCL  lic 74396    

Parish offerings: 28/11/010: Gift Aid 1st Offering: £220.00.  1st Offering £256.00. 2nd Offering: £113.00 
5/12/010: Gift Aided 1st: 365  1st Offering: £304  2nd Offering: £158.  The 2nd collection today is taken up for the work of the PCT St Nicholas Care Trust

Weekday Mass: 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. This Tuesday 14th Dec: Confirmation at 7.00 – all welcome. Thursday 16th Dec Ecumenical Morn Prayer at Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s 10.00.    

 Dumbreck and Pollokshields Churches Leaflet:  Please take one for yourself and others for any neighbours of any church.  
Notice the parish Penance Service on Monday 20th December in St Leo’s at 7.00  – and then for those who fit and enthusiastic 
a Carols by Lanternlight round the parish at 7.35-ish.  All welcome.   


The local Ecumenical Group of priests and ministers meets on Tuesday at 12.00. 
The Archdiocesan Ecumenical Commission meets in Clyde St on Tuesday at 11.00

Church cleaning : next cleaning December   15th at 10.30

Confirmation takes place on Tuesday 14th Dec at 7.00

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

Accessory Night:  took place to support the painting of St Leo’s in preparation for it’s 50th   anniversay. Raffle prizes; Colour Analysis Session voucher of £95 was won by Helen    Gray (Bishopbriggs)  handbag won by Cathy Currie;  hand made chocolates won by Elspeth Glasgow;  whisky won by Cathie Howie; bottle of wine won by Fran Archer. 
Many thanks to everyone who made this such a successful event.

Minced Pies and Mulled Wine. This will be in the hall after the 11o’clock mass on Sunday 19th December.   We cannot run a Nativity Play this year as we have far too few children. Instead we plan to involve the children 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.

Some of the children polishing up their skills as card-makers last Sunday.