St Leo’s Bulletin September 5th 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 Vigil Rosemary Heather Franchi on Tuesday at 7.00 and the Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11.00  

The parish Mass on Wednesday will be at 11.00 – not at 10.00.

Climate Change: On Sunday 5th, at 3.30,  there will be a special “4 Nations Ecumenical Service” in Glasgow Cathedral organised by Glasgow Churches Together in association with Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and the Cathedral


He will call to me and I shall answer with freedom and honour and length of days.
He will call to me.  He will call to me.


First reading Isaiah 35:4-7 ©

The blind shall see, the deaf hear, the dumb sing for joy

Say to all faint hearts,
‘Courage! Do not be afraid.
Look, your God is coming,
vengeance is coming,
the retribution of God;
he is coming to save you.’
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
the ears of the deaf unsealed,
then the lame shall leap like a deer
and the tongues of the dumb sing for joy;
for water gushes in the desert,
streams in the wasteland,
the scorched earth becomes a lake,
the parched land springs of water.

Responsorial Psalm (145)

Second reading James 2:1-5 ©

God chose the poor according to the world to be rich in faith

My brothers, do not try to combine faith in Jesus Christ, our glorified Lord, with the making of distinctions between classes of people. Now suppose a man comes into your synagogue, beautifully dressed and with a gold ring on, and at the same time a poor man comes in, in shabby clothes, and you take notice of the well-dressed man, and say, ‘Come this way to the best seats’; then you tell the poor man, ‘Stand over there’ or ‘You can sit on the floor by my foot-rest.’ Can’t you see that you have used two different standards in your mind, and turned yourselves into judges, and corrupt judges at that?
  Listen, my dear brothers: it was those who are poor according to the world that God chose, to be rich in faith and to be the heirs to the kingdom which he promised to those who love him.

Gospel Acclamation 1S3:9,Jn6:68
Alleluia, alleluia!
Speak, Lord, your servant is listening: Alleluia!  Alleluia, alleluia!

Gospel Mark 7:31-37 ©

‘He makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak’

Returning from the district of Tyre, Jesus went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, right through the Decapolis region. And they brought him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they asked him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, put his fingers into the man’s ears and touched his tongue with spittle. Then looking up to heaven he sighed; and he said to him, ‘Ephphatha’, that is, ‘Be opened.’ And his ears were opened, and the ligament of his tongue was loosened and he spoke clearly. And Jesus ordered them to tell no one about it, but the more he insisted, the more widely they published it. Their admiration was unbounded. ‘He has done all things well,’ they said ‘he makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak.’


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 .
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 Anne Judge, Rosemay Heather Franchi, 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:

Jack Martin, Lena McCabe, Neil Gallagher,  Joe Gallagher, Anna McAulay,  Margaret Broe, George Cara, Helen Gallagher, Frank Kierney.

Lord, hear us