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  

 Holy Family Sunday 26th December 2010 A            

Melchoir Broederlam’s ‘Flight into Egypt’  (1395-99)

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 Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains.
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!   Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be Which inspire your heavenly song? 

Come to Bethlehem and see Him Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee, Christ the Lord, the newborn King. 

Bellahouston Gloria
Gloria, Gloria in excelsis Deo.  Gloria, Gloria in excelsis Deo.

 Reading I: Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14


Blessed are those who love the Lord.
Blessed are those who love the Lord.  Blest are those who walk God’s pathways.
Blest as you work, blest as you eat.  Blessed are those who love the Lord.
Blessed are those who love the Lord.
 Your spouse will be a fruitful vine,  your children like young seedlings,
your home be blest, your table shared, blessed are those who love the Lord.
Blessed are those who love the Lord. 

 May the Lord bless you all your days, you and your children’s children.
Peace in your home, peace in your heart. blessed are those who love the Lord.
Blessed are those who love the Lord.

 Reading II: Colossians 3:12-21

 Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.  The virgin will conceive, bring forth a son, Emmanuel his name, ‘God with us.’
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.    

Gospel: Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23

Intercessions : For the Church: that we may face the future with faith and trust in God, no matter what trials or uncertainties may stand before us.  Lord, hear us

For healings of relationships in our families: that the Spirit of God will show us how to love one another more deeply, support one another each day, and forgive one another generously.  Lord, hear us

For all married couples: that they may continually find new ways of growing in love and of supporting one another with heartfelt compassion and patience.  Lord, hear us

For all children: that they may appreciate the gift of their parents and grow in wisdom and virtue each day.  Lord, hear us 

For all engaged couples: that they may continue to discover God’s gift to them of each other and help each other grow in faith and love.  Lord, hear us

For all who have no families, for those who are alienated from or rejected by their families: that they may experience love and acceptance through the Christian community.  Lord, hear us

For those who are experiencing separation or divorce: that the Christ Child may bring healing and hope to their hearts.  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 in the community, and all those whose anniversary falls about now, including  Kevin Barrett, Joseph McCabe, John McVey, Adrian Rogers, Margaret McEvoy,  Mrs Sarah McEvoy, Fr Gratian, John McEvoy 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     

While Shepherds watched their flocks by night, all seated on the ground, 
the Angel of the Lord came down, and glory shone around.

 “Fear not”, said he, (for mighty dread has seized their troubled mind)
“Glad tidings of great joy I bring to you and all mankind. 

“To you in David’s town this day is born of David’s line
a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord; and this shall be the sign:

 “The heavenly Babe you there shall find to human view displayed,
all meanly wrapped in swathing bands, and in a manger laid.”

 “All glory be to God on high, and on the earth be peace,
goodwill henceforth from heaven to men begin and never cease.”

 The Sanctus

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

 Communion:        I come that you may have life, life to the full, says the Lord.
 I come that you may have life, life to the full, says the Lord.

Silent night, holy night.  All is calm, all is bright,
round yon virgin mother and child; holy infant so tender and mild:
sleep in heavenly peace. (2)

Silent night, holy night. Shepherds quake at the sight,
glories stream from heaven afar, heavenly hosts sing alleluia:
Christ, the Saviour is born. (2)

Silent night, holy night. Son of God, love’s pure light
radiant beams from thy holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace:
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth. (2) 

Copyright:. Introit Words © ICEL.. Psalm 127: words and music (c) Noel Donnelly 1987.   Hymns reproduced with licence: Calamus  lic  0262 & CCL  lic 74396    

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.  Mass for Peace: at Hogmanay at 6.00 in St Leo’s.  Ecumenical Service in Glasgow Cathedral at 11.00.

Parish offerings:: Gift Aid 1st Offering: £  1st Offering £. 2nd Offering   Quarterly: £1 Gift-aided Quarterly £
DVD of the Papal Visit with inserts from the Edinburgh celebrations marking the Pope’s reception there, and the Pre-Mass entertainment and the Mass at Bellahouston – excellent value at 10.95 and available in the church porch.Envelopes for parish Offerings:  New envelopes for those who make their contributions to the parish in an envelope are available in the porch.   Please ensure that you write your name and the number of the envelope on the list provided.