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 etc in the hall. Weekday Mass 10.00 preceded by Morning Prayer

Bulletin 24th November2019

Today is the Feast of Christ the King

Prayer before the Election

“Lord, we give thanks for the privileges and responsibilities of living in a democratic society.
Give us wisdom to play our part at election time,
that, through the exercise  of each vote, your Kingdom may come closer.
Protect us from the sins of despair and cynicism,
guard us against the idols of false utopias
and strengthen us
to make politics a noble calling that serves  the common good of all.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ Our Lord.

Today is also Catholic Education Sunday

Next Saturday is the Feast of St Andrew, apostle, and patron of Scotland.  Mass at 10.00 a.m.

“God, our loving Father, St Andrew introduced Peter,
the Greek visitors, & the little boy with loaves & fishes,
to your Son, Jesus Christ.
May we be like him in sharing friendship and hospitality.
May our country be a community in which everyone matters,
everyone has an honoured place,
and the dignity of each is assured by our faith in you as Father of all.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen “



For the Church: that we may ensure that it is God we worship and not any created thing.
Lord, hear us

For Jafar who after his journey of faith has joined the Catholic community  in baptism.
Lord, hear us

For all involved in education and in particular in Catholic Education. For the well-being of the schools and colleges 

that parish young people attend.   Lord, hear us

For the well being of our country as we approach a General Election and for Peace for people everywhere.
Lord, hear us

For all who are ill, and for those who support and care for them: Eddie Grant, 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 Bridie Boyle and the patients in the local Hospice, and for those who serve the community in the armed forces. Lord, hear us

for the dead of our family and our community, for all those who were dear to us in life, for those who have died in the past year:     Betty McKinney , May Scott, Landa Houghton, Irene Brannan, Moira Montgomery,
Cathy Gilbert, Frank Kierney, Catherine Barrett, Bridie McCallion and Alec Lowry
and those who have died recently including  Michael Rigetti, John Feeley, Tony Folan, Douglas Campbell, Will Gorman, Denise Bradley, and for those  whose anniversaries fall at this time including Cecilia Harrison, Charlie Hamilton, Tommy and Anne McMahon and May McNulty.
Lord, hear us



The schedule for the week of 24th  November is an ecumenical, internet-based radio which promotes prayer and news of good things happening in the churches and among people of faith.  It is sponsored by Glasgow Churches Together, by ACTS, and by the music Committee of the Archdiocese of Glasgow.
People can  download the Apple app at

Here is the link to the android appURL

from 7.00 a.m. provides lots of prayer ( Morning Prayers, school prayers ( this week A Morning Prayer for Catholic Education Week led by Julia, Kirstie and Cara with music by Catriona Glen.  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 Gospel for the 1st Sunday of Advent – the celebration of the Two Comings of Christ. ‘and we can hear a short introduction to the daily readings from the Lectionary. Then  at 7.26 (and hourly) a prayer  from the Church of England before the General Election.  At 7.30: (and hourly) In our Magazine Denis McBride shows how the prologue to Mark’s Gospel shapes our understanding of the whole Gospel. Marian Pallister of Justice and Peace, Scotland, speaks about the empty shoes of the homeless and the destitute.  Finally from Africa Magazine Dermot Connolly speaks of ‘Hands on Healing.

The Lunchtime Hour at 12.00 includes news, prayer with the Bereaved,  a program on Entry Songs for Advent and Christmas – with the Gospel Verse of the Epiphany, and finally some Music from Taize. (repeated at 18.00)

The Evening Hour  at 20.00 (repeated at 21.00 and 22.00) includes Vespers, Magazine (as in the morning) and Night Prayer