for Mass at St Leo’s, Dumbreck on October 10th and 11th
it is always wiser to book your place at Mass – to avoid possible disappointment.
Saturday Vigil mass 10th October
Sunday mass 11th october 2020
‘Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God as you give thanks through Christ to God the Father.
Glory to the Father, glory to the Son, glory to the Holy Spirit now and forever. Amen.’
|First reading||Isaiah 25:6-10 ©|
The Lord will prepare a banquet for every nation
|Responsorial Psalm||Psalm 22(23)|
With the help of the One who gives me strength, there is nothing I cannot master
Invite everyone you can to the wedding
That we may be reassured by the message of Isaiah that we are truly loved and cherished by God,
and that we may respond generously to the invitations that God sends us in all the circumstances of our lives. Lord, hear us
For peace in the Holy Land, the Yemen, Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Middle East, and everywhere where people’s lives are spoiled or taken from them by violence or neglect. Lord, hear us
In this time of the Pandemic, we pray for healing for people everywhere who are ill, anxious, or housebound within our families and community, including Teresa Kidd, Margaret McLean, Andrine Mansi, Fred Newman, Mary Clunie, Sean Fitzgerald, Ishbel MacMillan, Bessie Malane, Bill Harrison, Jack Rae, Catherine Mulrine, Yvonne Watt, Rae McVey, John Gibson, Eleanor Reid, for those being treated in the local Hospice, and for all who support them. We pray also for those who serve the country in the emergency services.
Lord, hear us
We pray for those who have died recently including Agnes Burns, Margaret Ann Gallacher, Tom McAweaney, Altis Constantouris, Inna Mohammad,
For those whose anniversary falls about now including Archie McKay, Annie Harris, Leo Gilbert, Mike Daly, Annie Gara, Nicola Clare, Kathleen McCann, Bridie McCallion. Lord, hear us
Funeral Mass: Altis Constantouris was the nephew of Landa Houghton, formerly of Dalkeith Avenue. His funeral will take place on Friday 16th October at 11.00 and thence to St Conval’s, Barrhead. The normal weekday Mass will be as usual at 10.00.
Bishops’ of Scotland Message to Clergy and People Let us not grow tired of doing good. (Gal 6:9)
The Covid-19 Pandemic has presented the Church with unprecedented challenges. It has brought about the temporary closure of Churches and, following the resumption of public worship, the introduction of rigorous health and safety measures to prevent transmission of the virus.
Since the resumption of public worship our parishes have been meticulous in controlling infection and ensuring the safety of all those who cross the threshold of a Catholic church. The Bishops wish to commend the work and cooperation of priests, parishioners and volunteers whose extraordinary efforts have ensured that Catholic churches are among the safest places for people to attend in the midst of this Pandemic.
However, we are now at a fragile point. The rate of Covid-19 infections is on the rise across Scotland and public anxiety is increasing. At this critical moment, we ask that we all persevere in our efforts to reduce the risk of transmission and to ensure that our parishes and communities adhere to all infection control measures that have been put in place.
Our discussions with the Scottish Government assure us that Government is aware of our extremely careful protocols and trusts us to see to our public worship and parish life with the discretion of responsible citizens. We, for our part, assure Government that we are employing this discretion for the good of public health in accordance with the law.
On that basis, we have every confidence that, if parishes continue these high standards, public worship and parish life can carry on and we will continue to attend to the spiritual welfare of the nation.
From long experience of plagues and disasters, the Church knows how the want of prayer and faith can do great harm to the spiritual wellbeing of nations, and how our public worship – owed to God – can bring His special divine assistance in times of national trouble.
Now, more than ever, our church doors need to be open, and consolidating our hard work to date will ensure this blessing for ourselves and for our country.
Re the war renewed in Armenia – Azerbaian
On October 7th David Alton wrote:
The Government was asked today, in Parliament, how Nagorno-Karabakh’s, indigenous, overwhelmingly Armenian, community see today’s terrible violence as an extension of the Armenian genocide, which claimed 1.5 million lives with international indifference leading to Hitler’s infamous remark, “Who now remembers the Armenians?” Will the UK be joining Canada in suspending arms export permits to Turkey and pressing for the prosecution for war crimes and crimes against humanity of those responsible for the appalling carnage in Karabakh?