Archdiocese of Glasgow.   A Designated religious charity, No SCO18140    Priest: Fr Gerry Fitzpatrick

 7th Sunday of the Year A    20th February 2011        

This is  Catholic Education Week

Some of the weekday Mass people in St Leo’s on the Feast of the Purification,  sometimes known as  ‘Candlemas’

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul;
You must love the Lord your God with all your mind and strength;
and you must love your neighbour as you love yourself;
You must love the Lord your God with heart and soul and mind and strength
and your neighbour as yourself.

St Andrew Gloria: Glory to God in the highest, peace to his people, peace on earth..

1st Reading:     Reading I: Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18

Psalm 102 : The love of the Lord, the everlasting love blesses us all.


 My soul give thanks, thanks to the Lord, All my being bless his holy name.
My soul give thanks, thanks to the Lord,
never forget, never forget, never forget all his blessings.
The love of the Lord, the everlasting love blesses us all.

 The Lord is compassion and he is love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.
The Lord fills your life with all that is good,
Renewing your strength, crowning your love,
Never forget all his blessings.
The love of the Lord, the everlasting love blesses us all.


2nd Reading 1 Corinthians 3: 16-23

 To welcome the Gospel: Alleluia, alleluia.
I am the way, the truth and the life.  No-one can come to the Father, except though me. 
Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48 

The Intercessions

For everyone involved in education:  that the abilities, generosity and skills of educators and parents may meet the needs of the young,
and that those being educated may be able to take advantage of what is available.  
Lord, hear us

We pray for all the schools, colleges and universities that serve members of our own community. 
Lord, hear us
For the grace of reconciliation: that God will heal the wounds and divisions amongst families, co-workers, neighborhoods, and nations
so that we may work together to advance the common good. 
Lord, hear us

For the peoples of nations who starting anew, particularly those in Egypt and South Sudan:
that God will guide them in establish structures that will promote justice, dignity and safety for all    
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,  Mary O’Hare.   
Lord, hear us

We remember those who have died in the community, and those who mourn,
including Sheila Dooley and Robert Logie, and all those whose anniversary falls about now,
including Ernest and Elizabeth Tobia, Michael Kennedy and John Corrigan,     
and  those who have been injured or killed while serving in the armed forces.  
Lord, hear us . .  

The Preparation of the Gifts: 

 A new commandment: 
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. 

St Bride’s Sanctus and Memorial: Christ has died . . . .

St Andrew Agnus Dei

Communion:  Lord, I am not worthy . . .

 Christ be beside me, Christ be before me . . . . . . .

Copyright.: You must love: words adapted © Stephen E Smyth. Psalm 102 : From The Psalms: A New Translation © 1963 The Grail (England) published by HarperCollins.  Music Gerry Fitzpatrick. Adapted from ‘St Patrick’s Breastplate ‘ã James Quinn      Words reproduced under Calamus Licence  0262 and CCL 74396  

Weekday Masses 10.00. preceded by Morning Prayer except on Tuesday when Mass is at 7.00 pm. 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 offerings13th January: Gift Aid 1st Offering: £217.00  1st Offering £359.00. 2nd Offering  for the Comboni Missions £868.00   Thanks very much

Congratulations to Lourdes Secondary School which has very kindly given us some leaflets to mark Catholic Education Week. 
Please take one on the way out.

 DVD of the Papal Visit  marking the Pope’s visit, and the Pre-Mass entertainment and the Mass at Bellahouston – excellent value at 10.95 and available in the church porch.

 ZUMBA!  Will start in the parish hall on Mondays at 8.00 from Monday 21st February.

 WeightWatchers meet in St Leo’s Hall on Thursdays at 7.15 Numbers rise every week!    The registration fee is waived, but there will be a weekly meeting fee.  

The St.Patrick’s Day Festival, Coatbridge  begins on Tuesday 1st  March and finishes with the Family Street Event which begins at 11am on Saturday 19th March. For a full list of events log onto our website . see Facebook

Archbishop Romero Lecture 2011

to be given by Fr Juan Hernández Pico Central American Jesuit Theologian and Social Scientist –
Entitled Romero and the Social Gospel:  the challenge for us today
Wednesday March 23rd at 7.30pm Lauriston Jesuit Centre, Sacred Heart Church,
Edinburgh info

A new era of collaboration between Russia and the Catholic Church.

“I find this meeting between the president of Russia and Benedict XVI a highly visible confirmation of a multi-year process of ever-improving relations between Russia and the Vatican,” said Moynihan. “The two leaders are not talking about theological matters; they are talking about values, about how Russia and the Catholic Church can work together in the cultural and social field.”

He continued: “I note that this meeting in Rome takes place just after a week-long visit of Russian orthodox metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, chairman of the Department of External Church Relations and a permanent member of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Moscow, to the United States, where he met with Protestant evangelical as well as U.S. government and Catholic leaders in New York, Washington and Dallas.  “Hilarion delivered precisely this same message everywhere he went in the United States: that Russia is ready to collaborate with the West on cultural and social matters such as support for marriage and the traditional family.”

 The ‘WHITE MASS’ – for people involved in healing as carers, doctors, nurses, surgeons, those with illness in the family or among their friends – will take place with all the Scottish Bishops next Sunday at 3.00 in Our Lady of Lourdes Church.   All welcome.  Music will be led by the St Mungo Singers

Fernhill School:  for boys and girls aged 4 – 12 years old, and for girls  from 12-18 yra old.   
OPEN DAY Friday 25th February from 10.00 – 12 noon and from 2.00 – 3.00
Visit  or telephone 0141 634 2674