St Leo the Great: Mass and Bulletin

this week’s mass registration links 8th and 9th May
Next Thursday is the Feast of the Ascension- and a ‘holy day of obligation’  – Mass in St Leo’s at 10.00 and at 7.00 p.m.   During the time of the Pandemic people   are excused from attendance at Mass where they have any anxiety re being with others or any health c concerns.
Congratulations to Lucas on his First Confession

First Confession:  any family with a child to be presented for First Confession should speak to Fr Gerry.

First Communion: any family with a child to be presented for First Communion should speak to Fr Gerry.

Confirmation:  The Vicar General, who is responsible for the Archdiocese until a new Archbishop,  is appointed, has given authority to the parish priests  to administer Confirmation this year.  Any family with a child to be presented for  Confirmation should speak to Fr Gerry.


Entry : God loved the world so much

IntroitGod loved

First reading
Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-4

The pagans have received the Holy Spirit just as much as we have

As Peter reached the house Cornelius went out to meet him, knelt at his feet and prostrated himself. But Peter helped him up. ‘Stand up,’ he said ‘I am only a man after all!’
  Then Peter addressed them: ‘The truth I have now come to realise’ he said ‘is that God does not have favourites, but that anybody of any nationality who fears God and does what is right is acceptable to him.’
  While Peter was still speaking the Holy Spirit came down on all the listeners. Jewish believers who had accompanied Peter were all astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit should be poured out on the pagans too, since they could hear them speaking strange languages and proclaiming the greatness of God. Peter himself then said, ‘Could anyone refuse the water of baptism to these people, now they have received the Holy Spirit just as much as we have?’ He then gave orders for them to be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ. Afterwards they begged him to stay on for some days.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 97(98):1-
The Lord has shown his salvation to the nations.
Sing a new song to the Lord for he has worked wonders.
His right hand and his holy arm  have brought salvation.
The Lord has shown his salvation to the nations.
or Psalm 8: How great is your name, O Lord, our God!  How great is your name.

Second reading 1 John 4:7-1

Let us love one another, since love comes from God

My dear people,
let us love one another since love comes from God
and everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.
Anyone who fails to love can never have known God, because God is love.
God’s love for us was revealed when God sent into the world his only Son
so that we could have life through him;
this is the love I mean: not our love for God,
but God’s love for us when he sent his Son to be the sacrifice that takes our sins away.

Gospel Acclamation Jn14:23
Alleluia, alleluia!
Jesus said: ‘If anyone loves me he will keep my word,
and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him.’ Alleluia!

Gospel John 15:9-17 ©

You are my friends if you do what I command you

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you.
Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments
and remain in his love.
I have told you this so that my own joy may be in you and your joy be complete.
This is my commandment: love one another, as I have loved you.
A man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends.
You are my friends, if you do what I command you.
I shall not call you servants any more, because a servant does not know his master’s business;
I call you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my Father.
You did not choose me: no, I chose you;
and I commissioned you to go out and to bear fruit, fruit that will last;
and then the Father will give you anything you ask him in my name.
What I command you is to love one another.’


For  the church throughout the world:
that we may always remember and put into practise the love of God and of our neighbour. Lord, hear us.

For the unity of the Church, and today in particular for the well-being of the Christians in the Middle and far East. Lord, hear us.

Let’s pray for peace, for the comforting of all who are affected by violence or war. Lord, hear us.

Let’s pray for all who are ill or are suffering in any way – Joseph Hay, Catherine Howie and Alec Howie, Becky Alexis-Martin, , Joy Black, Tony and Margaret Dougan, Patsy Nichol, Sr Bridie Dowd, Sr Anne, Ellen Hamilton, Jimmy Kennedy, Kathleen Mallon, Molly McGavigan, Teresa Kidd, Margaret McLean, Andrine Mansi, Mary Clunie, Sean Fitzgerald, Ishbel MacMillan, Jack Rae, Anne Judge, Catherine Mulrine, Yvonne Watt, Rae McVey, John Gibson, Eleanor Reid, Heather Francke and Isabel Kerr.   We pray for the patients in the local Hospice at Bellahouston and for those who care for them. We also pray for the people of India and of Brazil and for a sharing out of the vaccine with poorer countries.Lord hear us.

For those who have died recently including Andrine Mansi, Moussie Harrison, Sarah Johnstone, Shirley Williams,Anna Fairlie, Sean Kelly, Prince Philip,Marie Baird, Elizabeth Briggs, Sr Matthew, Jack Clunie, Hector McLean, Elizabeth O’Callaghan, and Austin Horne, and for all whose anniversary falls at this time. We also pray for the Jewish people who lost their lives or were injured at the accident in Northern Israel the other day.
Lord hear us.

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