From the rising of the sun to its setting, great is the name of the Lord. High above the heavens is his glory.
Glory to the Father, glory to the Son, glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen


Penitential Rite Dunkeld Kyrie

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.


Readings at Mass

First reading Isaiah 55:10-11 ©

The word that goes out from my mouth does not return to me empty

Thus says the Lord: ‘As the rain and the snow come down from the heavens
and do not return without watering the earth, making it yield and giving growth to provide seed for the sower and bread for the eating,
so the word that goes from my mouth does not return to me empty, without carrying out my will and succeeding in what it was sent to do.’

Psalm 79  Shepherd of Israel, hear our prayer.

Shepherd of Israel, hear our prayer! Look down from heaven and see us!
Care for your vine which your right hand has sown. Rouse up your might. Come and save us.
Shepherd of Israel, hear our prayer. 

Shine upon us from your heav’nly throne! Turn back to us, we implore you.
Never again shall we turn from your ways.  Give us new life, we shall praise you.
Shepherd of Israel, hear our prayer.

Ps 79: Words  taken from The Psalms : A New Translation published by William Collins & Co Ltd  (c) The Grail;  music (c) Robin Sudlow

Second reading Romans 8:18-23 ©

The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons

I think that what we suffer in this life can never be compared to the glory, as yet unrevealed, which is waiting for us. The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons. It was not for any fault on the part of creation that it was made unable to attain its purpose, it was made so by God; but creation still retains the hope of being freed, like us, from its slavery to decadence, to enjoy the same freedom and glory as the children of God. From the beginning till now the entire creation, as we know, has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first-fruits of the Spirit, we too groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies to be set free.

Gospel Acclamation 1S3:9,Jn6:68
Alleluia, alleluia!
Speak, O Lord, your servant is listening:
you have the message of eternal life.
Alleluia, alleluia!
The seed is the word of God, Christ the sower;
whoever finds this seed will remain for ever.

Gospel Matthew 13:1-23 ©

A sower went out to sow

Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside, but such large crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat there. The people all stood on the beach, and he told them many things in parables.
  He said, ‘Imagine a sower going out to sow. As he sowed, some seeds fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on patches of rock where they found little soil and sprang up straight away, because there was no depth of earth; but as soon as the sun came up they were scorched and, not having any roots, they withered away. Others fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Others fell on rich soil and produced their crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Listen, anyone who has ears!’
  Then the disciples went up to him and asked, ‘Why do you talk to them in parables?’ ‘Because’ he replied, ‘the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven are revealed to you, but they are not revealed to them. For anyone who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough; but from anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away. The reason I talk to them in parables is that they look without seeing and listen without hearing or understanding. So in their case this prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled:
You will listen and listen again, but not understand, see and see again, but not perceive.
For the heart of this nation has grown coarse, their ears are dull of hearing, and they have shut their eyes,
for fear they should see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and be converted and be healed by me.
‘But happy are your eyes because they see, your ears because they hear! I tell you solemnly, many prophets and holy men longed to see what you see,
and never saw it; to hear what you hear, and never heard it.
 ‘You, therefore, are to hear the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom without understanding, the evil one comes and carries off what was sown in his heart: this is the man who received the seed on the edge of the path. The one who received it on patches of rock is the man who hears the word and welcomes it at once with joy. But he has no root in him, he does not last; let some trial come, or some persecution on account of the word, and he falls away at once. The one who received the seed in thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this world and the lure of riches choke the word and so he produces nothing. And the one who received the seed in rich soil is the man who hears the word and understands it; he is the one who yields a harvest and produces now a hundredfold, now sixty, now thirty.’


The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
At the words that follow, up to and including and became man, we bow.
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead & his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.  I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
& I look forward to the resurrection of the dead, & the life of the world to come.   Amen


For the Church: that with Pope Francis and our Archbishop we may share the hopeful  message of the Gospel by the way we speak and live.
Lord, hear us

That we may be open to grow in faith, hope and love and to take responsibility  for seeking solutions to the problems that afflict the world.    Lord, hear us

We pray for peace in the Holy Land, for Syria, Iraq, the Yemen, and all the troubled countries 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, Michael McGhee, Fred Newman, Hugh Kelly, Monica Geoghan, John Scullion, Sean Fitzgerald, Mary Clunie, Alec Howie, Bessie Malane, Bill Harrison, Jack Rae, Catherine Mulrine, Yvonne Watt, Rae McVey, John Gibson,  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 Kerr,  Mary Carey, Duncan Cameron, 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,  Elsie Steele, Michael Gara, Mary McKenna, Mattie Riley and Margaret McCafferty.  Lord, hear us


St Andrew Sanctus and Memorial



Ps 79: Words  taken from The Psalms : A New Translation published by William Collins & Co Ltd  (c) The Grail;  music (c) Robin Sudlow


The Parish Pastoral Council will meet on Tuesday – by zoom – at 7.30.     The agenda will include getting the church and grounds ready for the  re-opening, and organising safe ways for us all to use the church.

Back in the Church for Mass:

Mass in St Leo’s from the church:  is available daily on St Leo the Great, Glasgow Facebook from 10.30 daily.  From next Wednesday, when we will have public Mass restored, it will be at 10.00 daily and it will continue to be streamed on Facebook.  That day, 15th July,  is St Swithin’s Day, and it is Bill Harrison’s 90th Birthday so we will have something special, and Bill hopes to be able to attend.

Mass in St Leo’s this Sunday will be streamed at 10.30, and the following weekend the public Masses will be :Saturday Vigil at 6.00 and Sunday Morning at 10.30.  However, the Parish Pastoral Council will discuss the times for the following Sunday and we may decide that to take account of the limitation of numbers then we may have Mass at 9.00 and at 11.00 on Sunday 26th July until the pandemic is over.

For next Sunday 19th, we need to remember that in this time of Pandemic the obligation to attend Mass is suspended – so if you are at all anxious then you should stay ate home until the Pandemic is eased and you feel more at ease.
We will miss you but we will catch up with each other and restore the community.


Here is the schedule for our internet based christian radio station: its in a new clearer format

Radio Alba Schedule

radioalba.org: Sunday Mass at 12.00 and at 6.00 p.m. is celebrated with Canon David Wallace of Our Lady of Lourdes, Cardonald, with reader Jean Swinbank, Cantor Grace Buckley, The St Mungo Singers with Harpist Noel Donnelly, and organists Jane McKenna and Jacqueline Barrett.

During the week, 12.00 and 6.00 p.m.Monday – Saturday Mass in Time of Pandemic is led by Fr Gerry Fitzpatrick of St Leo’s, Dumbreck, with reader Gerry Devlin  and intercessor Jean Swinbank. The music is by the St Mungo Singers with Cantor Grace Buckley, harpist Noel Donnelly, and organists Jane McKenna and Jacqueline Barrett


‘what makes the parish live’
Please note that in our ‘what makes then parish live’ series – on the St Leo the Great Facebook –  we have had notes and a spoken report from the Sacristy, from the St Vincent de Paul Society and now from the St Leo’s Walking Group.

There will be more reports – in fact we could have one from the Parish Pastoral Council as well

Here is the prayer Pope Francis recited by video on March 11 for a special Mass and act of prayer asking Mary to protect Italy and the world during the coronavirus pandemic.

“O Mary,
you shine continuously along our journey
as a sign of salvation and hope.

“We entrust ourselves to you,
Health of the Sick,
who at the Cross were near to the pain of Jesus,
keeping your faith firm.

“You, Salvation of the Roman people,
know what we need, and we trust that
you will provide for those needs so that,
as at Cana of Galilee,
joy and celebration may return after this moment of trial.

“Help us,
Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the will of the Father
and to do what Jesus tells us,
He who took our sufferings upon Himself,
and took up our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross,
to the joy of the Resurrection.

We seek refuge under your protection,
O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our Pleas,
We who are put to the test
and deliver us from every danger,
O glorious and blessed Virgin.