For Mass at St Leo’s on Sunday the 9th August

Since we were full this weekend at the 10.30 and busy-ish at the vigil – it would be wise to book – telephone also to Paul at 0141 427 9091

Saturday Vigil

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Sunday Mass

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Please note that it is not necessary to book for a weekday Mass – there is plenty room.

 

Mass:  We cannot sing because of the lockdown but there will be a recording of the choir singing at the start of Mass: Be still and know that I am God

 

Penitential  Rite

No Glory to God in the highest – at present


First reading   1 Kings 19:9,11-13

The Lord was not in the wind, or the earthquake, or the fire

When Elijah reached Horeb, the mountain of God, he went into the cave and spent the night in it. Then he was told, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord.’ Then the Lord himself went by. There came a mighty wind, so strong it tore the mountains and shattered the rocks before the Lord. But the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind came an earthquake. But the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire. But the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there came the sound of a gentle breeze. And when Elijah heard this, he covered his face with his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.

Psalm 84(85):9-14
Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.
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.
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.
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.


Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
I am the light of the world, says the Lord.  Anyone who follows me will have the light of life.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 


Gospel             Matthew 14:22-33

Jesus walks on the water

Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side while he would send the crowds away. After sending the crowds away he went up into the hills by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, while the boat, by now far out on the lake, was battling with a heavy sea, for there was a head-wind. In the fourth watch of the night he went towards them, walking on the lake, and when the disciples saw him walking on the lake they were terrified. ‘It is a ghost’ they said, and cried out in fear. But at once Jesus called out to them, saying, ‘Courage! It is I! Do not be afraid.’ It was Peter who answered. ‘Lord,’ he said ‘if it is you, tell me to come to you across the water.’ ‘Come’ said Jesus. Then Peter got out of the boat and started walking towards Jesus across the water, but as soon as he felt the force of the wind, he took fright and began to sink. ‘Lord! Save me!’ he cried. Jesus put out his hand at once and held him. ‘Man of little faith,’ he said ‘why did you doubt?’ And as they got into the boat the wind dropped. The men in the boat bowed down before him and said, ‘Truly, you are the Son of God.’

 

Statement on nuclear weapons from the Bishops of Scotland and England & Wales
Tuesday 4 August 2020

During his historic visit to Japan last year, Pope Francis declared that “the use of atomic energy for purposes of war is immoral, just as the possession of atomic weapons is immoral”. Seventy-five years on from the unprecedented and horrific destruction of life at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we are called to reflect prayerfully upon the UK’s own possession of nuclear weapons.

Pope Francis reiterated that the threat of mutual destruction, the massive loss of innocent lives and the annihilation of any future for our common home, is completely incompatible with our efforts to build peace. “If we really want to build a more just and secure society, we must let the weapons fall from our hands”, said the Pope.

He also reminded us that it is unjust to continue squandering precious resources on manufacturing, maintaining and upgrading ever more destructive technology. The cost of nuclear weapons should be measured not only in the lives destroyed through their use, but also the suffering of the poorest and most vulnerable people, who could have benefited were such vast sums of public money invested in the Common Good of society instead. The Scottish and English and Welsh bishops’ conferences have in the past called on the UK government to forsake its own nuclear weapons.

We therefore recommit ourselves to the abolition of these weapons and to the Holy Father’s call to pray each day “for the conversion of hearts and for the triumph of a culture of life, reconciliation and fraternity. A fraternity that can recognize and respect diversity in the quest for a common destiny.”

+William Nolan,
Bishop of Galloway and on behalf of the Commission for Justice and Peace of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland.

+Declan Lang,
Bishop of Clifton and Chairman of the international Affairs Department of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

 

Intercessions

That we may experience the presence of God in our lives and be encouraged to pray more deeply.
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

As the world notes the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki we pray for a change of heart in the leaders of  nationsthe abolition of all nuclear weapons and the

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, Sheila Robb, 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

We pray for those who have died recently including Crawford Robertson, Michael McGhee, Marion Currie,  Mary Kerr,  Duncan Cameron, Mary McNeil, Mary McLellan, 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