St Leo’s Bulletin August 1st 2021

St Leo’s,   5 Beech Avenue,    Glasgow G41 5BY  0141 427 0293

Mass Saturday Vigil at 6.00; Sunday Morning at 10.30.  Weekday Mass or service 10.00.
Confession available 5.30 Saturday or on request,

Funeral on Wednesday of Winfred (Junie) Constantouris (relative of Landa) 10.00 at St Leo’s.


Entry Song:

You alone are holy and you alone are Lord,
and you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
glory to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.
You alone are holy and you alone are Lord,
and you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ our Lord.

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.


First reading
Joshua 24:1-2,15-18 ©

We will serve the Lord, for he is our God

Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel together at Shechem; then he called the elders, leaders, judges and scribes of Israel, and they presented themselves before God. Then Joshua said to all the people, ‘If you will not serve the Lord, choose today whom you wish to serve, whether the gods that your ancestors served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are now living. As for me and my House, we will serve the Lord.’
  The people answered, ‘We have no intention of deserting the Lord and serving other gods! Was it not the Lord our God who brought us and our ancestors out of the land of Egypt, the house of slavery, who worked those great wonders before our eyes and preserved us all along the way we travelled and among all the peoples through whom we journeyed? What is more, the Lord drove all those peoples out before us, as well as the Amorites who used to live in this country. We too will serve the Lord, for he is our God.’

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 33

Seek the Lord, bless the Lord, taste and see the Lord is good.
Seek the Lord, bless the Lord, taste and see the Lord is good.

I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise always on my lips;
In the Lord my soul shall make its boast, the humble shall hear,
The humble hear, the humble shall hear, they shall be glad.
Seek the Lord, bless the Lord, taste and see the Lord is good.
Seek the Lord, bless the Lord, taste and see the Lord is good.

Glorify the Lord with me, together let us praise his name,
I sought the Lord, he answered me, from all my terrors set me free,
from all my terrors set me free.
Seek the Lord, bless the Lord, taste and see the Lord is good.
Seek the Lord, bless the Lord, taste and see the Lord is good.

Taste and see the Lord is good.  Happy those who rely on him.
Glorify the Lord with me.  Together let us praise his name,
together let us praise his name.
Seek the Lord, bless the Lord, taste and see the Lord is good.
Seek the Lord, bless the Lord, taste and see the Lord is good.

Second reading
Ephesians 5:21-32 ©

Christ loves the Church, because it is his body

Give way to one another in obedience to Christ. Wives should regard their husbands as they regard the Lord, since as Christ is head of the Church and saves the whole body, so is a husband the head of his wife; and as the Church submits to Christ, so should wives to their husbands, in everything. Husbands should love their wives just as Christ loved the Church and sacrificed himself for her to make her holy. He made her clean by washing her in water with a form of words, so that when he took her to himself she would be glorious, with no speck or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and faultless. In the same way, husbands must love their wives as they love their own bodies; for a man to love his wife is for him to love himself. A man never hates his own body, but he feeds it and looks after it; and that is the way Christ treats the Church, because it is his body – and we are its living parts. For this reason, a man must leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one body. This mystery has many implications; but I am saying it applies to Christ and the Church.

Gospel Acclamation cf.Jn6:63,68
Alleluia, alleluia!
Speak, O Lord, your servant is listening, alleluia. Alleluia, alleluia!

Gospel John 6:60-69 ©
After hearing his doctrine many of the followers of Jesus said, ‘This is intolerable language. How could anyone accept it?’ Jesus was aware that his followers were complaining about it and said, ‘Does this upset you? What if you should see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before?
‘It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh has nothing to offer.
The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.
‘But there are some of you who do not believe.’ For Jesus knew from the outset those who did not believe, and who it was that would betray him. He went on, ‘This is why I told you that no one could come to me unless the Father allows him.’ After this, many of his disciples left him and stopped going with him.
 Then Jesus said to the Twelve, ‘What about you, do you want to go away too?’ Simon Peter answered, ‘Lord, who shall we go to? You have the message of eternal life, and we believe;
we know that you are the Holy One of God.’

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.
God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,
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


We pray that we may have a deeper sense of God’s presence and of his loving support for us.
Lord, hear us

We pray for peace throughout the world, and just now particularly for the people of Afghanistan.
Lord, hear us

We pray for married people, that they may be able to show endless love and generosity to each other,
and when things are difficult may be strengthened by God’s grace.
Lord, hear us

We pray for our sick members of family, parishioners and friends, including Kathleen Gibson, Tom Corrigan, John Gibson, Margaret Fleming, Mary Clunie, Yvonne Watt, and Ian and Isabel MacMillan.
Lord, hear us

We pray for our dead, including Margaret McLean, Winfred (Junie) Constantouris,  Michael Baker,  Margaret Grant, Willie Feehan, James Kennedy, Julie Philips, Isabel Flaherty, Tony Dougan,  John McGowan, and  Maureen Corrigan,
and for those who are mourning.

We remember those whose anniversaries fall about now:
Mary Feehan, Bridget Devlin, Jack Martin, Mark Moscardini, Paul Devine, John Lanigan, and Erna and Martin Harrison.
Lord, hear us


Holy Holy Holy Lord   Memorial:  Lamb of God


This is the bread come down from heaven;
whoever eats of it will never die.
This is the cup of eternal life;
whoever drinks of it will live for ever.

This is my will

This is my will, my one command, that love should dwell among you all.
This is my will that you should love as I have shown that I love you.

No greater love a man can have than that he die to save his friends.
You are my friends if you obey all I command that you should do.

I call you now no longer slaves; no slave knows all his master does.
I call you friends, for all I hear my Father say you hear from me.

You chose not me, but I chose you, that you should go and bear much fruit.
I called you out that you in me should bear much fruit that will abide.

All that you ask my Father dear for my name’s sake you shall receive.
This is my will,  my one command, that love should dwell in each, in all. schedule 

Radio Alba majors on Morning, School, Evening and Night Prayer, and now has recorded Masses on Sunday, and Prayer from Glasgow Churches Together during the week.  It introduces the Sunday and daily readings and, through our half-hour Magazine, draws attention to the good works that the Church and the churches are doing. schedule for week beginning August 22nd 2021

07:00   repeated at   08:00, 09:00,  10:00 and 11:00


Morning Hour

 7.00 Morning Prayers daily

7.15 Morning Prayer for schools led by Rachel McLean of St Bernard’s Primary

7.20 Canon Bob Hill looks ahead to the Gospel passage for next week

7.25 Margaret Chapman reads the introductions to the daily readings

The Church’s Prayer for the week of the 27th August is devised by the Rev John McPake, and read by Mary Welsh, ecumenical officer BCS, with harp by Noel Donnelly and music  by the St Mungo Singers.
7.30: In our Magazine Fr Tom Magill on Mary’s ‘yes’ to God in response to God’s ‘yes’ to us;  Jean Swinbank reports on the Haiti earthquake; Catherine Walker on the World Council of Churches about the link between Climate Change and nuclear weapons;  Joan Walsh reads Cardinal Parolin on the Vatican and China;  and Gerry Fitzpatrick on Sat-7 in Tunisia.


Lunchtime / Teatime slot – 2 hours

Sunday: 12.00 / 18.00: The radioalba Mass for the 22nd August is led by Canon David Wallace of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Glasgow, with music by the St Mungo Singers.

Monday-Saturday 12.00 / 18.00: Liz McGettrick leads us in this week’s  Glasgow Churches Together Service with music by the St Mungo Singers.

12.15 / 18.15: The Rev Andy Braunston continues with the 2nd in his series on Evangelism

12/30:  18.30: Music: Chatterbox
1.00 and 19.00: the 12th in the series by Fr Denis McBride on the Gospels; complemented by Dr Noel Donnelly with a short commentary on the psalms


The Evening Hour at 8.00 is repeated at 9.00 and 10.00

8.00 Evening Prayer:  8.20: Magazine as in the morning
8.50: Night Prayer


Pope Francis: A Prayer for the Earth

All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.