Mass of the 14th Sunday of the Year  5th July 


Come to me, come to me, you that labour with burdens too great.Come to me, come to me, humble and gentle of heart.
Glory to the Father, glory ton the Son,  glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.

Introit Come to me

Penitential Rite

Glory to God in the highest


Readings at Mass

A reading from the Prophet Zechariah  9:9-10

See now, your king comes humbly to you

The Lord says this:
Rejoice heart and soul, daughter of Zion! Shout with gladness, daughter of Jerusalem!
See now, your king comes to you; he is victorious, he is triumphant,
humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
He will banish chariots from Ephraim and horses from Jerusalem; the bow of war will be banished. He will proclaim peace for the nations.
His empire shall stretch from sea to sea, from the River to the ends of the earth.


Psalm 144:  The Lord is loving, the Lord is kind.

The Lord is kind, full of compassion, slow to anger, abounding in love.  How good the Lord is to all, he shows compassion.
The Lord is good to all his creatures.   The Lord is loving, the Lord is kind.

The eyes of all creation look to you, and you give them food that they need.
All creatures thank you, O Lord, your friends shall bless you, The Lord is good  to all his creatures.
The Lord is loving, the Lord is kind.

The Lord is just in all his ways,  he is loving in all his deeds;
the Lord is close to all who call on him.   The Lord is good to all his creatures.
The Lord is loving, the Lord is kind.


A reading from the Letter to the Romans 8: 9, 11-13

If by the Spirit you put an end to the misdeeds of the body, you will live

Your interests are not in the unspiritual, but in the spiritual, since the Spirit of God has made his home in you. In fact, unless you possessed the Spirit of Christ you would not belong to him,
and if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, then he who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to your own mortal bodies through his Spirit living in you.
So then, my brothers, there is no necessity for us to obey our unspiritual selves or to live unspiritual lives. If you do live in that way, you are doomed to die; but if by the Spirit you put an end to the misdeeds of the body you will live.

Gospel Acclamation  Mt11:25

Alleluia, alleluia!
Blessed are you, Father,Lord of heaven and earth, for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children. Alleluia!

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 11:25-30

You have hidden these things from the wise and revealed them to little children

Jesus exclaimed, ‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children.
Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do.
Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, just as no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
‘Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.’

The Creed


For the Church: that God will help us to follow Christ in speaking the truth lovingly, offering forgiveness to those who do wrong, and being generous to all who come into our lives.
Lord, hear us

That our society may be open to growing in understanding and respect for the beliefs and customs of other people,
and build bridges with people of other faiths.     Lord, hear us

We pray for refugees and asylum seekers.  Today in particular we pray for Jafar Mohebbi, our Iranian parishioner, who came to say ‘thank you’ and farewell this week before moving to a new home in England.
As the lockdown eases we pray for couples who marry this weekend – particularly  Ed Hargon and Sarah Kelly at St Mary’s Lindfield, Sussex.
Lord, hear us

We pray for peace in the Holy Land, for Syria, Iraq, the Yemen, and all the troubled curries where people’s lives are spoiled or taken from them violence or war, poverty or neglect.
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,
Alec Howie, Bessie Malane, Bill Harrison, Jack Rae, Catherine Mulrine, Yvonne Watt, Rae McVey, John Gibson, Mary Kerr, 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 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  Catherine Smith,  Michael McGhee, Elsie Steele, Michael Gara, Mary McKenna, Margaret McCafferty and Mattie Riley.
Lord, hear us


At Communion:  Come to me. all of you, that labour and are burdened. I will give you rest, says the Lord.
Come to me, come, all of you, and I will give you peace.

Come to me ND


Parish Bulletin News:

Visits for prayer:  – 11.00 – 11.30 daily

face mask – unless you bring your own

gel for your hands

Tissue for wiping the seat and benching front before you leave






A prayer

This is the house of God – and all are welcome.

Father of us all, we know that we, your people, are the Church, the body of Christ,
but we are aware that the building  we call church is special to us
because this is where we gather
to praise you together,
to ask forgiveness for our sins together,
to listen to your Word together,
to pray for the needs of all whom we love and for the world and the people that are ours to cherish, together,
to give you thanks together,
to be united through our reception of communion.

This where we bring our children to be baptised and confirmed, where we welcome people into full communion,
where we can ask for sacramental forgiveness for sins,
where we gather for Mass,
and acknowledge the presence of Christ among us in word and Sacrament,
and where we pray for and say farewell to our dead.

This is also where we meet socially to support each other
and strengthen our sense of unity.

As the psalmist says: May the house of the Lord be at peace.


Expectation of getting back into the Church for Mass soon –

Streaming at St Leo the Great, Glasgow Facebook:   The Mass at St Leo’s is live at 10.30 and can be seen afterwards as well.

We have been streaming  Mass from the house because there  is no radio signal in the church, but we are working on remedying that and boosting an adequate signal.
If numbers able to be seated in the church will be more limited then we may put on an extra Mass and also continue to ‘stream’ the Mass  on Facebook for some time.

The Archdiocese has been supporting parishes with material for keeping the church clean and hygienic:



face masks;


hygienic spray





Jafar Mohebbi:  Jafar, from Iran, has been a parishioner for 2 years and has been  a familiar and friendly face at the 11.00 Mass.
He tells me that he is moving to London this week and wants to thank us for the welcome and the support we have given him.
We paid a visit to the church and prayed, and I gave him a Blessing for a safe journey and happiness in his new home.
Please add your prayers to mine for Jafar.



 majors on Morning, School, Evening and Night Prayer, and now has recorded Masses daily.
It introduces the Sunday and daily readings, and it draws attention to the good works that the Church and the churches are doing through our half-hour Magazine. weekly schedule for the 5th July: – 

7.00:   the  morning hour repeated from 7.00 – 12.00.  Morning Prayers (15 mins), school Prayer (4 mins), scripture notes for next Sunday by Canon Bob Hill, and the Liturgical Calendar (6 mins);
Carol Jones, Skye Mission Port Officer, speaks of Sea Sunday(5 mins), and Magazine (30 mins)

12.00: the 2 hour lunchtime slot : Mass, ecumenical Chatterbox, and music (repeated at 6.00 p.m.)

8.00 p.m. evening hour  – Vespers (20 minutes), Magazine (30 minutes) , Compline (10 minutes) – repeated at 9.00 and 10.00.

Specials this week include:

12.00m and 6.00 on Sunday:   the Mass of the 14th Sunday of the Year, 5th July,  is led by Canon Michael Hutson, parish priest of St Andrew’s, Rothesay, with reader Jean Swinbank.
The music comes from the St Mungo Singers with cantor Sally Mulholland, harpist Noel Donnelly, and organists Jane McKenna and Jacqueline Barrett.

12.00m and 6.00 Monday – Saturday:   Mass in Time of Pandemic this week is led by Fr Gerry Fitzpatrick, St Leo’s, Dumbreck, with reader Anne Marie Boyle and Intercessor Jean Swinbank.
The music comes from the St Mungo Singers with cantor Grace Buckley, harpist Noel Donnelly, and organists Jane McKenna and Jacqueline Barrett.

School Morning Prayer this week is led by Rachel of St Bernard’s Primary School

In our Magazine: 7.30 and hourly till 11.30, and again in the evening at 8.20, 9.20 and 10.20. Fr Tom Magill reflects on last Sunday’s Feast of Sts Peter and Paul;
Joan Walsh reads of A new Directory for Catechesis from the Vatican;  and as the Holy Land enters another period of acute crisis Joe Docherty reports from the Pontifical Mission, Jerusalem.   




Schools Morning Prayers 5a  for

Many children in the parish haver recorded Morning Prayers for – I am hoping that more would be interested in recording.
I have started a new series and thought to invite more from the parish.

Here is an example of a Morning Prayer for schools or for young people.  The prayers can be adapted, and the reading can be changed to another passage.
If any of you have children or grandchildren who could record it then please let me know.
The recording can be done on your smart phone – on voice memo or voice messaging.
I add the music  later.



Let us pray

Father of us all,

You give us so many blessings

Especially our family and friends.

At the start of the day we thank you
and we ask you
that we may always remember that you are with us


Short Reading   John 10: 11-18

I give you a new commandment:
love one another as I love you.



We pray for our teacher and the children in our own class at school.
Lord, hear us


We pray for children who have no school.
Lord, hear us


We pray for people who need more support .
Lord, hear us


Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us,
And lead us not into temptation But deliver us from evil

Let us pray

Let us always know that you love each one of us,
And let us live with the joy of your children.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Blessing:  May the Lord bless us, and keep us from all harm,
                 and may he lead us to eternal life.