St Leo’s Dumbreck May 16
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.
Pandemic guidance May 14th
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.
Canon Paul Gargaro (Diocesan Coordinator)
‘Let someone else take his office’
|Second reading||1 John 4:11-16 ©|
Anyone who lives in love lives in God, and God lives in him
Father, keep those you have given me true to your name
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