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
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
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
|Gospel Matthew 14:22-33|
Jesus walks on the water
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.”
Bishop of Galloway and on behalf of the Commission for Justice and Peace of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland.
Bishop of Clifton and Chairman of the international Affairs Department of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
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