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   Vigil Mass on Saturdays at 6.00 p.m.; Sunday Mass at 10.30 followed by tea and Tombola in the hall.  Weekday Mass 10.00 preceded by Morning Prayer

Christmas Eve Mass (formerly called Midnight Mass) is at 8.30 p.m.
Christmas Day Mass is at 10.30 a.m.

Bulletin Advent 4 December 22nd 2019

The Intercessions

For the Church:  that Advent may be a time when all christians re-focus on renewing our sense of God’s presence in our lives,  and rekindle the dreams and hopes that we all have.  Lord, hear us

For all the local churches and faith communities of the city.
Lord, hear us.

For our country following the General Election.   That the political parties and our elected representatives may understand and serve the needs of all our community.
Lord, hear us

For all who are ill, and for those who support and care for them:  Erich Harrison, Catherine Mulrine,  Anna Shearer, Michelle Hamlin, Margaret Grant, Jane Cameron, Bill Meechan,  John Gibson, Jack Rae, Irene Docherty, Lewis Harte, Ray McVey, Brian Gallagher, Kathleen Mallon, Anne Judge,  Yvonne Watt, and Joan Burns.  Lets pray also for the patients in the local Hospice, and for those who serve the community in the armed forces.
Lord, hear us

For all those who were dear to us in life:
and those who have died recently including Dominic Gallagher,  Patricia McDonald,  Adrienne Airlie, Elizabeth McCann, Patrick Gallagher, Winifred Hart, John Ferguson, Michael Rigetti, John Feeley, and for those  whose anniversaries  fall at this time including Elizabeth Mulligan,  Kevin Barrett, Ian Davison, Nicola Verrechia,  John McVey,  Liam Brogan, Adrian Rogers, Betty McKinney, Rosina Gara, Cecilia Harrison, Charlie Hamilton, Tommy and Anne McMahon and May McNulty.
Lord, hear us for 4th week Advent and Christmas  22nd December

(Morning Prayers ((‘Morning Prayer today comes  from Robin Green and Christine Johnstone with prayers by Dr Grant Berkely of the Church of Scotlandand then by Chris Foxon, Stephen Eric Smyth and Gerry Fitzpatrick), school prayers ( this week led by Morag  with children of Our Lady of the Rosary, and extra music by Jacqueline Kerr, and by John Allen and Carissa Swan), and Evening and Night Prayers),  bible commentaries and news both in the morning and the evening.  Special items this week can be found daily  at 7.20 (and hourly till noon) as  ‘Canon Bob Hill comments  on the 4 Gospels of Christmas Eve and Day, and we hear a short introduction to the daily readings from the Lectionary. Then  at 7.25 (and hourly) a greeting by the Rev Chris Foxon on behalf of Glasgow Churches Together;   At 7.30: (and hourly)  In our Magazine we hear Professor Bart McGettrick speaking about Bethlehem today; Voices from beyond Jordan by Denis McBride; John Bell’s Michael Mouse related by Michael Hutson; and Michael Martin with   ‘Migrants Criminalising Compassion  by Bobby Gilmore in Vocation for Justice;

The Lunchtime Hour (12.00) includes news, prayer with the Bereaved,  The archive then lasts until 6.00 when we repeat the Lunchtime Hour. The Evening Hour at 8.00 (repeated at 9.00 and 10.00) brings us Vespers, Magazine and Compline.

Gift Aid Envelopes These are now available in the porch, if you have not already collected yours for the coming year. If you pay tax or capital gains tax and have not yet signed up for Gift Aid, please consider doing so and speak to with Fr Gerry or with Grace