Saturday Vigil Mass

Sunday Mass


For Mass at St Leo’s on 16th August, the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady


Mary, full of grace, chosen from our race,
faithful daughter of Israel.   You are called the second Eve,
you the Saviour did conceive,  Ora, ora pro nobis.

Mary spoke the words: Magnify the Lord,
God is mighty and wonderful.  I, the servant of the Lord,
will be blessed for evermore.”  Ora, ora pro nobis.

to listen:  Mary, Full Of Grace

Act of Penance

The Word of God

A reading from the 1st Letter to the Corinthians 15: 20-27

Brothers and sisters:
Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
For since death came through man, the resurrection of the dead came also through man.
For just as in Adam all die, so too in Christ shall all be brought to life,
but each one in proper order:
Christ the firstfruits; then, at his coming, those who belong to Christ; then comes the end,
when he hands over the Kingdom to his God and Father,
when he has destroyed every sovereignty and every authority and power.
For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
The last enemy to be destroyed is death, for “he subjected everything under his feet.”

Psalm 66

O God, be gracious and bless us, and let your face shed its light upon us, upon us.
So will your ways be known upon earth  and all nations learn your saving help.
Let the peoples praise you, O God, let the peoples praise!
Let the peoples praise you, O God, let all the peoples praise!
Let the nations be glad and exult for you rule the world with justice,
you rule with justice.  With fairness you rule the peoples, you guide the peoples on earth.
Let the peoples praise you, O God, let the peoples praise!
Let the peoples praise you, O God, let all the peoples praise!
Alleluia, alleluia.
Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.  Alleluia, alleluia.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke  1: 39-56

Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah,
where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb,
and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said,
“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears,
the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”

And Mary said:
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm, and has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children forever.”

Mary remained with her about three months and then returned to her home.

The Intercessions:

Lord, you raised the virgin Mary  to share the glory of Christ in heaven:
enable us so to live that we may share that same glory with her and all the saints.
Lord, hear us

With the intercession of Mary we pray for healing for those worn out by sickness or anxiety, consolation to those who mourn,  pardon to those who have done wrong;
 and for all of us  salvation and peace.   Lord, hear us

For children and staff back at school – may they and all their families be safe and well.
Lord, hear us

For the people of Lebanon, the peoples of the Holy Land, Syria, Iraq, the Yemen and other countries where they suffer from violence and war, poverty and neglect. Lord, hear us

We pray for those who have died recently including Crawford Robertson, Michael McGhee, Marion Currie,  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.




Thanks to all who have been keeping the church safe and clean for our use, and for the self discipline of us all in keeping the rules – for the big clean-up the other day and for the daily sanitising after each Mass – and for the flowers and for the garden, for the masks, the back page of the Bulletin (on Facebook), for the sustained kindness of those who ensure that the priest is well fed! – and all the other things that keep the parish going.

The Parish Pastoral Council will meet soon to consider how we are doing.
We will have two First Communions soon when their parents and their school feel that the children are ready.
Sciaf: We need to catch up somehow and sometime with the missing SCIAF collection which should have been taken up on the 4th Sunday of Lent!

Glasgow Churches Together‘s annual service in the City Chambers ‘Glasgow the Welcoming City’  will be issued this year on facebook and on the St Leo the Great facebook.


Radio Alba Sch 16th August



This week’s Specials  include:

Times Tune in to Duration (minutes)

12:00          18:00

16th August: MASS for the Feast of the Assumption is led by Fr David Connor of the Immaculate Conception parish, Fort William, with reader Noreen Smith, and recorded music by Psalmist Catriona Glen and the St Mungo Singers.   Vespers of the Assumption is led by Annette Carachi with music by the St Mungo Singers. 30
Monday to Saturday

12:00          18:00

 Glasgow Churches Together on the possession of Nuclear weapons – led by the Rev Chris Foxon, with readers Jean Swinbank and Joan Walsh and music from the files of theSt Mungo Singers


Monday to Saturday

07:30         08:30

09:30         10:30 11:30        

20:20         21:20


In our Magazine we hear Margaret Roberts on Pope Francis and the healing the world;  Joe Docherty reads ‘Sacred Dwelling’ – an article by Chris McDonnell from the Catholic Times;  and Fay Docherty relates the story of Mary’s Meal 30


CALL TO PRAYER: SUNDAY 16th August 2020 Prayer @ 7pm

The mind of God does not change. God remains faithful to the covenant and to the covenant promise renewed through Jesus Christ. Knowing this to be so, we turn with confidence to the faithful God. We pray:

Faithful God,
You have called us to be the people of God.
We thank you that your calling remains and abides. Make us faithful to your calling at this present time. Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Faithful God,
You are the God who makes a covenant with your people.
We thank you that you remember us even when we forget you.
Remember us today and all who journey in hard places.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Faithful God,
Your gifts to us are many and without number. We thank you for the gift of life
And the gift renewed through Jesus Christ. Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Faithful God,
You are merciful and gracious and you abound in steadfast love. When all around us seems to shift and uncertainty prevails,
We search for you and discover again that you are ever present. Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Faithful God,
You are the God who breaks down the dividing wall
And makes us one in Christ Jesus.
Grant to us the strength to overcome division and renew our common life. Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.