St Leo’s Dumbreck May 16









Sat 15th and Sunday 16th mass registratin links

Mass for Kevin McCudden on Thursday at 10.00.    Please book to attend this on St Leo the Great Facebook or phone Paul at 0141 427 9091 or the parish at 0141 427 0293

Condolences to Betty and the McCudden family on their loss.

Novena Pent ALL IN ONE

Pandemic guidance May 14th

Dear All,

Glasgow – Level 3

As you may have seen the City of Glasgow is to remain at Level 3 for the time being. This means that parishes in Glasgow need to continue to observe the Level 3 restrictions that we are currently observing.

As regards worship, this means that parishes in the City cannot take advantage of the relaxation allowing for small group singing. In the City only a single cantor is permitted.

As regards halls, alcohol cannot be served indoors (except for funerals/wedding receptions) and social activities like bingo cannot take place.

Since numbers are going in the wrong direction we should be particular careful in the City.

Other Areas – Level 2


Parishes in the Archdiocese outside of the City of Glasgow will move to Level 2 on Monday. My previous email set out what this might mean.

Small Group Singing (Level 2 only)

We now have some clarification about singing – in Level 2 a small choir or instrumental group can provide music at worship. There is no definition of “small” and how many can be involved will depend on the church building and the space used by the musicians. There should be a risk assessment considering the individual situation of each church. Appropriate mitigation needs to be in place, but there do not need to be screens between the singers or between the singers and the congregation. If the singers are 2m apart from each other they do not need to wear masks whilst singing. Singers should be a good distance away from the congregation, priest, etc. In level 2 brass, woodwind, and other breath-operated instruments are permitted.

Best wishes

Canon Paul Gargaro (Diocesan Coordinator)


Mass: I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord
First reading
Acts 1:15-17,20-2

‘Let someone else take his office’

One day Peter stood up to speak to the brothers – there were about a hundred and twenty persons in the congregation: ‘Brothers, the passage of scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit, speaking through David, foretells the fate of Judas, who offered himself as a guide to the men who arrested Jesus – after having been one of our number and actually sharing this ministry of ours. Now in the Book of Psalms it says:
Let someone else take his office.
‘We must therefore choose someone who has been with us the whole time that the Lord Jesus was travelling round with us, someone who was with us right from the time when John was baptising until the day when he was taken up from us – and he can act with us as a witness to his resurrection.’
  Having nominated two candidates, Joseph known as Barsabbas, whose surname was Justus, and Matthias, they prayed, ‘Lord, you can read everyone’s heart; show us therefore which of these two you have chosen to take over this ministry and apostolate, which Judas abandoned to go to his proper place.’ They then drew lots for them, and as the lot fell to Matthias, he was listed as one of the twelve apostles.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 102(103):1-2,11-12,19-20


Second reading 1 John 4:11-16 ©

Anyone who lives in love lives in God, and God lives in him

My dear people,
since God has loved us so much, we too should love one another.
No one has ever seen God; but as long as we love one another
God will live in us and his love will be complete in us.
We can know that we are living in him and he is living in us
because he lets us share his Spirit.
We ourselves saw and we testify that the Father sent his Son as saviour of the world.
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him, and he in God.
We ourselves have known and put our faith in God’s love towards ourselves.
God is love and anyone who lives in love lives in God, and God lives in him.

Gospel Acclamation cf.Jn14:18
Alleluia, alleluia!
I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord;
I will come back to you,
and your hearts will be full of joy.

Gospel John 17:11-1

Father, keep those you have given me true to your name

Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said:
‘Holy Father, keep those you have given me true to your name, so that they may be one like us.
While I was with them, I kept those you had given me true to your name.
I have watched over them and not one is lostexcept the one who chose to be lost,
and this was to fulfil the scriptures.
But now I am coming to you and while still in the world I say these things
to share my joy with them to the full.
I passed your word on to them, and the world hated them,
because they belong to the world no more than I belong to the world.
I am not asking you to remove them from the world, but to protect them from the evil one.
They do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world.
Consecrate them in the truth; your word is truth.
As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world,
and for their sake I consecrate myself so that they too may be consecrated in truth.’


We pray that the church in our day,  like the apostles in their time , may be practical in how we re-organise our community life.
Lord, hear us.

We pray that the whole church may heed the decisions of the 2nd Vatican Council and the urgings of the Popes to work at building up christian unity.    Lord, hear us.

We pray for peace in Jerusalem and Gaza, the Holy Land, the Yemen, and every country where people’s lives are spoiled or taken from them by Violence or war.    Lord, hear us.

We pray for our sick friends and relatives, including Isabel, Violetta, Christine and John in the local Hospice, and for all affected by the Coronavirus or by any other anxiety or disease.      Lord, hear us.

We pray for our dead, including Kevin McCudden and Scott Charlton, and for those who are mourning     Lord, hear us