for Mass at St Leo’s on August 2nd and 23rd









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or Sunday 10.30 at

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Please note that there are a number of seats available to those who do not register, but it, of course, depends on who turns up in ones, or twos or family groups – so it is safer to register – as in any other parish.


Mass  this week

Entry: You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.  Blessed are you, Simon bar Jonah.

Int You are the Christ (shorte

First reading Isaiah 22:19-23 ©

I place the key of the House of David on my servant’s shoulder

Thus says the Lord of Hosts to Shebna, the master of the palace: I dismiss you from your office, I remove you from your post, and the same day I call on my servant Eliakim son of Hilkiah. I invest him with your robe, gird him with your sash, entrust him with your authority; and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the House of Judah. I place the key of the House of David on his shoulder; should he open, no one shall close, should he close, no one shall open. I drive him like a peg into a firm place; he will become a throne of glory for his father’s house.

Ps 84: Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.

Ps 84 DH Grace

I will hear what the Lord God has to say:   A voice that speaks of peace;
His help is near for those who fear him and his glory will dwell in our land. Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.   Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.

 Mercy and faithfulness have met;  Justice and peace have embraced. Faithfulness shall spring from the earth and justice look down from heaven. Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.
Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.

The Lord will make us prosper and our earth shall yield its fruit. Justice shall march before him, and peace shall follow his steps.   Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.
Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.

Psalm 84 (a): Words taken from The Psalms: A New Translation © 1963 The Grail (England), published by HarperCollins.  Music 1996 David Harris (c) Kevin Mayhew


As we reflect on the words of Jesus to Peter, we pray that Pope Francis, the bishops, and all those trusted with leadership, may faithfully bear witness to the Resurrection and to the call of God’s people to eternal life.
Lord, hear us

We pray for peace in the Holy Land, for Syria, Iraq, the Yemen, and all the troubled countries where people lives are spoiled or taken from them by violence or war, poverty or neglect.
Lord, hear us

In this time of the Pandemic, we pray for healing for people everywhere who are ill or anxious;
for the housebound within our families and community, including Therese Hickey, Hugh Clarke,  Margaret McLean, Andrine Mansi, Fred Newman,  Sean Fitzgerald, John Scullion, Alec Howie, 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

For children and staff at school, that they may stay safe and well.
Lord, hear us

We pray for those who have died recently including Thomas Anthony Peebles,  Crawford Robertson, Michael McGhee, Marion Currie,  Mary Kerr,  Mary McNeil, and Martha McCluskey.
For those whose  anniversary falls about now including Paul Devine, Mark Moscardini, John Lanigan, Erna and Martin Harrison, Mary Feehan, and Bridget Devlin.  Lord, hear us

schedule for  23rd August

Radio Alba Sch 23rd August

This week’s specials:

Morning Prayer for the young is led today by Amber of St Charles’ Primary School, Cambuslang, and by Alexia of St Leo’s and of  the Glasgow Gaelic School, with music by Catriona Glen.

Canon Bob Hill reflects on Peter’s reaction to the prediction of the passion – and when does ‘get behind me’ become a version of ‘Follow me?  

Magazine: Jean Swinbank reports on Pope Francis and Covid 19; then – in ‘Meet Seawatch 4′ – gives a report from the World Council of Churches;   John Murphy reads from Independant Catholic News  about the  destruction of BioDiversity and about a report from Wuhan, in China; and Gerry Fitzpatrick adds a note about a change in the rules about singing in church in England.  

Sunday Mass: Canon Michael Hutson, St Andrew’s, Rothesay,  presides at the Mass of the 23rd August with reader Jean Swinbank, cantor Grace Buckley, and with music from the files of the St Mungo Singers.

St Leo’s Church and Gardens:   thanks to all who are able to maintain the church – with the big clean, the daily cleanings, the sanitising, the marking out and supervising of the seating, the flowers, the garden, the music, the cleaning of the altar linens . . . . .  .

Thanks also to the children of the parish who have been able to provide recordings to put Morning Prayer for the Young onto

                                       The weather certainly is boosting theatres and the grass – pity we cannot yet use the back lawn  for the Tug-o-War, the children’s games, or the BBQ and plant sale – the day will come!