St Leo’s Bulletin for October 3rd 2021

Mass at Vigil for Sunday 6.00 and on Sunday morning at 10.30
Confessions at 5.30 on Saturday evening and on request.
0141 4270293

Brian Gallen:  Thanks to everyone who was able to be supportive for Brian’s funeral.

Kathleen Gibson:  thanks to all who prayed for my sister Kathleen and supported our family in any way.

Ishbel MacMillan’s funeral vigil is on Tuesday at 7.00 and the Mass is Wednesday at 9.30.  There is no 10.00 Mass on Wednesday

1 Introit Micah

This is what the Lord asks of you, this, only this:
to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with you God.
Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.

St Andrew Gloria
Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to people of good will.

We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father.

Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,  have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,  receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,  have mercy on us.

For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

First reading Genesis 2:18-24 ©

A man and his wife become one body

The Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone. I will make him a helpmate.’ So from the soil the Lord God fashioned all the wild beasts and all the birds of heaven. These he brought to the man to see what he would call them; each one was to bear the name the man would give it. The man gave names to all the cattle, all the birds of heaven and all the wild beasts. But no helpmate suitable for man was found for him. So the Lord God made the man fall into a deep sleep. And while he slept, he took one of his ribs and enclosed it in flesh. The Lord God built the rib he had taken from the man into a woman, and brought her to the man. The man exclaimed:

‘This at last is bone from my bones, and flesh from my flesh!
This is to be called woman, for this was taken from man.’
This is why a man leaves his father and mother and joins himself to his wife, and they become one body.


Psalm 127 : Blessed are those who love the Lord.

Blessed are those who love the Lord. Blest  those who walk God’s pathways.
Blest as you work, blest as you eat. Blessed are those who love the Lord.
Blessed are those who love the Lord.


Your spouse will be a fruitful vine, your children like young seedlings,
your home be blest, your table shared, blessed are those who love the lord.
Blessed are those who love the Lord.


May the Lord bless you all your days, you and your children’s children.
Peace in your home, peace in your heart. blessed are those who love the Lord.
Blessed are those who love the Lord



Second reading Hebrews 2:9-11 ©

The one who sanctifies is the brother of those who are sanctified

We see in Jesus one who was for a short while made lower than the angels and is now crowned with glory and splendour because he submitted to death; by God’s grace he had to experience death for all mankind.

As it was his purpose to bring a great many of his sons into glory, it was appropriate that God, for whom everything exists and through whom everything exists, should make perfect, through suffering, the leader who would take them to their salvation. For the one who sanctifies, and the ones who are sanctified, are of the same stock; that is why he openly calls them brothers.

Gospel Verse:   Alleluia, alleluia.
blessed are you, Father, Lord of
Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel Mark 10:2-16 ©

Some Pharisees approached Jesus and asked, ‘Is it against the law for a man to divorce his wife?’ They were testing him. He answered them, ‘What did Moses command you?’ ‘Moses allowed us’ they said ‘to draw up a writ of dismissal and so to divorce.’ Then Jesus said to them, ‘It was because you were so unteachable that he wrote this commandment for you. But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female. This is why a man must leave father and mother, and the two become one body. They are no longer two, therefore, but one body. So then, what God has united, man must not divide.’ Back in the house the disciples questioned him again about this, and he said to them, ‘The man who divorces his wife and marries another is guilty of adultery against her. And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another she is guilty of adultery too.’

People were bringing little children to him, for him to touch them. The disciples turned them away, but when Jesus saw this he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. I tell you solemnly, anyone who does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ Then he put his arms round them, laid his hands on them and gave them his blessing.




that all married couples may feel encouraged by the love that God has for us all – to renew the generous unselfishness with which their marriage covenant began.
And for those who have chosen the single life that they may feel the gratitude of those whom they help in so many way.    Lord, hear us

That the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17th October) may help people realise that it is absolutely necessary for us to  support the poor and the vulnerable.   Lord, hear us

Let’s pray for peace throughout the world, especially just now in Afghanistan, Syria, the Yemen, Ethiopia and in so many counties where people’s lives are spoiled or taken from them by violence and war.
Lord, hear us

Let’s pray for the sick, especially just now for Fr Alastair Mclellan, Eileen McLean, Mary Clunie, Kathleen Mallon, Tom Corrigan,  Yvonne Watt, John Gibson, and any others of our families or parish who are ill.
Lord, hear us

Let’s pray for our deceased relatives and friends,
including Ishbel McMillan, Kathleen Gibson, Brian Gallen, Anne Judge, Heather Franche, Anthony O’Flagherty, and Brian Hughes,
and for those whose anniversaries fall about now: including Peter Swinbank, Annie Harris, Leo Gilbert, Mike Daly, Annie Gara,  Nicola Clare, Kathleen McCann, and Bridie McCallion,

Preparation of the Gifts:

This is my will, my one command, that love should dwell among you all.
This is my will that you should love as I have shown that I love you.

No greater love a man can have than that he die to save his friends.
You are my friends if you obey all I command that you should do.

I call you now no longer slaves; no slave knows all his master does.
I call you friends, for all I hear my Father say you hear from me.

You chose not me, but I chose you, that you should go and bear much fruit.
I called you out that you in me should bear much fruit that will abide.


St Andrew Sanctus, memorial, Agnus Dei


Father, I pray for them, ‘May they be one in us
so that the world may believe it was you who sent me,
it was you who sent me.

Seed, scattered and sown, wheat, gathered and grown,
bread, broken and shared as one, the Living Bread of God.
Vine, fruit of the land, wine, work of our hands.
One cup that is shared by all; the Living Cup,
the Living Bread of God.

Is not the bread we break a sharing in our Lord?
Is not the cup we bless the blood of Christ out poured?
Seed, scattered and sown…..

The seed which falls on rock will wither and will die.
The seed within good ground will flower and have life.
Seed, scattered and sown …

As wheat upon the hills was gathered and was grown.
So may the church of God be gathered into one.
Seed, scattered and sown …


Copyrights:  Ps 127  © Noel Donnelly. This is my will © James Quinn SJ.  Seed, Scattered and Sown (c) Dan Feiten.

Words and music reproduced with the One License  A-633262 and CCLI74396 schedule for week beginning October 3rd 2021

Radio Alba majors on Morning, School, Evening and Night Prayer, and now has recorded Masses on Sunday, and Prayer from Glasgow Churches Together during the week.

It introduces the Sunday and daily readings and, through our half-hour Magazine, draws attention to the good works that the Church and the churches are doing.


Morning Hour: 7.00 – 8.00 and hourly until 12.00


Morning Prayers daily throughout the week

Morning Prayer for school today is led by Holly and children of Our Lady of the Rosary with music by Magdalen MacInnes

Canon Bob Hill looks ahead to the Gospel of the 28th Sunday

Margaret Chapman introduces the daily readings for Mass for the week

Mary Welsh reads the Call to prayer devised by the Rev John McPake on behalf of the Scottish Churches with harp by Noel Donnelly and
music by the St Mungo Singers.

In our Magazine, Fr Tom Magill continues his reflection on Mark’s Gospel.  Catherine Walker reads – Faith leaders speak out ahead of the Cop 26. and Gerry Fitzpatrick speaks on the UN Day for the Eradication of poverty; with a note from Flourish about  Pope’s visit for COP26; finally a short note from MSF , Doctors with our Borders, on some of their operations in Afghanistan.

Lunchtime / Teatime slot – 2 hours

Sunday: 12.00 / 18.00 Mass on comes this week from Fr Ronald Campbell on Skye with music by the St Mungo Singers.
Monday-Saturday 12.00 / 18.00:  A reflection with prayer by the Rev Chris Foxon, chair of Glasgow Churches Together

12.15: 18.15 :   Reflecting and praying about creation with the Rev Bob Johnstone, vice-chair of Glasgow Churches Together.
12/30:  18.30: Chatterbox with the Rev Elizabeth Adam

1.00: 19.00: the next in the series by Fr Denis McBride on the Gospels; complemented by Dr Noel Donnelly with  a short commentary on the psalms

Evening Hour 8.00 – 9.00:    (repeated at 9.00 and 10.00)

8.00: Evening Prayer

8.20: Magazine as above
8.50: Compline



Prayer for COP26 (from the Columban Missionatries)

Creator God, giver of life,
you sustain the earth and direct the nations.
In this time of climate crisis,
grant us clarity
to hear the groaning of creation and the cries of the poor.
Challenge us to change our lifestyles.
Guide our leaders to take courageous action.
Enable your church to be a beacon of hope.
And foster within us a renewed vision of your purposes for your world, through Jesus Christ our Lord, by and for whom all things were made.
Amen.   (Archbishop of York)