Readings and Intercessions at Mass and some News at St Leo’s 19th July

         Entry: (recorded) in-the-name
In the name of God the Father, in the name of God, the Son, in the name of God the Holy Spirit, in the name of God.
In the name of God the Father, in the name of God, the Son, in the name of God the Holy Spirit, in the name of God.

First reading
Wisdom 12:13,16-19 ©

You will grant repentance after sin

There is no god, other than you, who cares for every thing, to whom you might have to prove that you never judged unjustly.
Your justice has its source in strength, your sovereignty over all makes you lenient to all.
You show your strength when your sovereign power is questioned and you expose the insolence of those who know it;
but, disposing of such strength, you are mild in judgement, you govern us with great lenience,
for you have only to will, and your power is there.
By acting thus you have taught a lesson to your people how the virtuous man must be kindly to his fellow men,
and you have given your sons the good hope that after sin you will grant repentance.

 

Psalm 85n      Turn your ear, Lord, hear our prayer, in your compassion walk with us

 

Second reading Romans 8:26-27 ©

The Spirit himself expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words

The Spirit comes to help us in our weakness. For when we cannot choose words in order to pray properly, the Spirit himself expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words,
and God who knows everything in our hearts knows perfectly well what he means, and that the pleas of the saints expressed by the Spirit are according to the mind of God.

Intercessions

That the Church and the churches may work and pray together more  generously so that the presence of the Lord may be seen by those most in need.
Lord, hear us

That our country may be able to  build a community in which we, our institutions and our social  services truly serve each other, so that everyone, especially the most vulnerable,  is supported and cherished.
Lord, hear us

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

For Bill Harrison who celebrated his 90th birthday this week.
Lord, hear us

In this time of the Pandemic, we pray for healing for all who are ill or anxious,  for the housebound within our families and community, including Margaret McLean,  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 armed forces. Lord, hear us

We pray for those who have died recently including Michael McGhee, Mary Kerr,  Duncan Cameron, Mary McNeil, Mary McLellan, Martha McCluskey, David Farrell and Calum Scrimgeour, and Denis McKay.
We pray for those who mourn, for those whose anniversary falls about now including  Erna Harrison, Martin Harrison, Catherine Smith,  Michael McGhee, Elsie Steele, Michael Gara,
Mary McKenna, Mattie Riley and Margaret McCafferty.  Lord, hear us

WELCOME 
Thanks very much to the Parish Pastoral Council and volunteers who have
thoroughly cleaned the church, marked out where we can safely sit,
organised the hygiene procedures and planned the procedures
so that we can use the church safely and with confidence.
I am sure that we will all remember that we need to observe the protocols that the government has arranged – for the common good and our own safety.
Please book your place a Mass if you can – either yourself on Facebook eventrite or by phoning or by speaking to Fr Gerry.
There will be a number of places left for those unable to book, but the more who book then the less chance there is of people being disappointed.

RADIOALBA.ORG   HERE IS THE WEEKLY SCHEDULE:   RA 19thJly schedule pdf

AND A LOURDES   SPECIAL –

Are you missing out on a pilgrimage to Lourdes this year? We have a very special announcement which will help you to make your pilgrimage in spirit, if not in person.
Radio Alba are broadcasting a unique series of programmes daily at 1pm and 7pm next week, when many Scots – and the Archdiocese of Glasgow in particular – would have been on pilgrimage.
Tune in on www.radioalba.org at 1pm or 7pm to hear “Reflections on Lourdes”. You can also download our app, or ask your smart speaker to play “Radio Alba Christian”.
Each day from Monday to Friday we will broadcast themed reflections led by Michael Canning, the President of SMSYG, accompanied by some of the music that you would have heard on pilgrimage. The theme each day will roughly follow the pilgrimage calendar. Then, on Saturday, you’ll hear a half-hour compilation of SMSYG music – definitely one for you to close your eyes and imagine being in the domain.
These programmes have involved wonderful efforts and contributions from the St. Margaret of Scotland Youth Group, the Glasgow Lourdes Hospitalite, the doctors and nurses, pilgrims and clergy, and here at Radio Alba we are so proud to be able to bring a little piece of Lourdes to you. The programmes are also a perfect addition to the Archdiocese of Glasgow Virtual Pilgrimage.
Set aside half an hour each day next week to “come to the water” and join us on our Radio Alba pilgrimage.
WELCOME 
Thanks very much to the Parish Pastoral Council and volunteers who have
thoroughly cleaned the church, marked out where we can safely sit,
organised the hygiene procedures and planned the procedures
so that we can use the church safely and with confidence.
I am sure that we will all remember that we need to observe the protocols that the government has arranged – for the common good and our own safety.
Please book your place a Mass if you can – either yourself on Facebook eventrite or by phoning or by speaking to Fr Gerry.
There will be a number of places left for those unable to book, but the more who book then the less chance there is of people being disappointed.