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

 4th Sunday of Lent 3rd April 2011     



(Jesus) spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and smeared the clay on his eyes, and said to him, “Go wash in the Pool of Siloam” (Jn 9:6b-7a).

Entry:    Kyrie, eleison.   Kyrie, eleison.
             Christe, eleison.  Christe, eleison.  
             Kyrie, eleison.   Kyrie, eleison.

 1st reading: 1 Samuel 16:1.6-7. 10-13

Psalm 22: His goodness shall follow me always to the end of my days.

 The Lord is my shepherd: there is nothing I shall want
Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose.
Near restful waters he leads me to revive my drooping spirits.
His goodness will follow me always to the end of my days.

 In truth he guides me along the right path,
If I should walk in the valley of darkness no evil would I fear.
You are there with your crook and staff, with these you give me comfort.
His goodness will follow me always to the end of my days.

 You have prepared a banquet for me in the sight of my foes.
My head you have anointed with oil, my cup is overflowing.
His goodness will follow me always to the end of my days.

 Goodness and kindness shall surely follow me all the days of my life.
In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell for ever, forever and ever.
His goodness will follow me always to the end of my days.


Crimond:  Psalm 22

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want. He makes me down to lie
in pastures green.  He leadeth me the quiet waters by.

My soul he doth restore again, and me to walk doth make
within the paths of righteousness, e’en for his own name’s sake. 

Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale, yet will I fear none ill.
For thou art with me, and thy rod and staff me comfort still.

 My table thou hast furnished in presence of my foes,
my head thou dost with oil anoint, and my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life shall surely follow me.
And in God’s house for evermore my dwelling -place shall be.

2nd reading: Ephesians 5: 8-14

 To welcome the Gospel: 

Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.  Praise to you, O Christ, Praise to you
I am the light of the world, says the Lord.  Anyone who follows me will have the light of life.

Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.  Praise to you, O Christ. . . . . . . . .

 Gospel: John 9:1-41

For the church: that we may show God’s love for people by the
compassion we show in goodness to others.  Lord, hear us

For people  throughout the world who live in hunger, fear, or deprivation..  
Lord, hear us

For people living with the effects of earthquake, tsunami or civil strife.. 
Lord, hear us

For the work of Sciaf and other aid agencies:
Lord, hear us
For all who are ill, and for those who support and care for them:  
including Joseph Boyle, Dina Conetta, 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 Neil Smith, Margaret Loftus, Chris McLister,  Hermann Rigterink, John O’Donnell, Gerry Colgan,  Jennifer Doherty,
and Doris Hall, and all those whose anniversary falls about now, including Fr Frank McPartlin, Mary T Molloy, John Joseph,
Seamus and Sarah Houghton, Eric William Spicer, Norman Thomas Spicer, Karen and Robert Hunter, and Cherry and Bobby Hunter,
for Mikis Constantouris and Ronald James Shillady. and  those who have been injured or killed while serving in the armed forces.   
Lord, hear us . .  
The Preparation of the Gifts: 

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 piety without end?
O make me thine forever, and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never outlive my love to thee.


During the Eucharistic Prayer
   St Bride Sanctus and Memorial: Christ has died . . . . . .

Dunkeld Agnus Dei .  .  .

 Communion Antiphon:  
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.

Communion Song:  Loving Saviour, bread of life: come and bring your peace.  . . . . . . . . .

Copyright: Psalm : 22: words © The Grail, England. Peace Song © Peter McCreal .
Words reproduced under Calamus Licence  0262 and CCL 74396  
Weekday Mass 10.00 preceded by Morning Prayer on Monday, Wednesday & Friday, and by short Stations on Tuesday & Saturday. 
Thursday: ecumenical Morning Prayer in St Leo’s at 10.00.  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..

Parish offerings last week Gift Aid 1st Offering: £318.00  1st Offering   £335.00. 2nd Offering  £273.00   
Quarterly collection £15.00. 2nd collection for sick & retired priests fund £232.00.   Thanks very much. 

  First Confessions take place this week at 7.00 in the Church.  All welcome.

This is SCIAF Sunday – please give generously in the 2nd collection and in the ‘Wee Box’

 Annual Christian Passover:  in Ibrox Parish Church at 7.00 on Thursday 7th April.      

from last year's Passover at Kinning Park Church

With the support of St Leo’s, Kinning Park Parish Church and Ibrox Parish Church. 
One of the most significant and attractive ecumenical events of the year. 
Please give it your support.

 St Leo’s parish choir: Mondays 7.00 – 7.50 in the house.  

ZUMBA! In  the parish hall on Mondays at 8.00. 

Embroiderers (The Sacred Threads) meet in the house on Wednesdays at 7.00 and on Saturdays at 11.00

St Vincent de Paul Society meet on Thursday at 11.00
WeightWatchers meet in St Leo’s Hall on Thursdays at 7.15

 Lentfest:  AGAP Theatre presents ‘The Turnaround’ – a drama on Friday 8th April
at 7.30 in St Leo’s Hall.   Tickets £5.00 – available in the porch or at the door on Friday

Next Saturday The Cathedral will re-open with an exhibition and Evening Prayer.  Then on the Sunday there will be a Mass of Re-dedication at 3.00
with the St Mungo Singers and the Cathedral Choir.

 Faslane Peace Picnic – 16 April 2011 :  Our neighbouring Justice & Peace Group in Lourdes Parish are booking a bus for this event. 
If you wish to go on the bus, can you let Fr. Gerry or Grace Buckley know, or contact Lourdes J & P Group direct
(Jack Allen at  There will be a small charge (£5 for adults; £3 for children/concessions)

 Card Making last Sunday: Jacqueline and some of the children and young people
can be seen in creative mode!  Well done one and all!