St Leo’s Bulletin for September 26th 2021

Mass at Vigil for Sunday 6.00 and on Sunday morning at 10.30
Confessions at 5.30 on Saturday evening and on request.
0141 4270293

Brian Gallen:  Brian’s funeral service will be at the Lynn Crematorium at 3.00 on Thursday afternoon    There will also be a parish Requiem Mass for him on Thursday morning at 10.00.

Kathleen Gibson’s funeral will be in St Joseph’s, Tollcross :  Vigil on Thursday evening at 7.00 and Mass on Friday at 9.30

Ishbel MacMillan’s funeral still to be arranged.




This is what the Lord asks of you, this, only this:
to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with you God.
Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.

St Andrew Gloria:
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.

A reading from the Book of Numbers 11: 25-29

If only the whole people of the Lord were prophets!

The Lord came down in the Cloud. He spoke with Moses, but took some of the spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. When the spirit came on them they prophesied, but not again.

Two men had stayed back in the camp; one was called Eldad and the other Medad. The spirit came down on them; though they had not gone to the Tent, their names were enrolled among the rest. These began to prophesy in the camp. The young man ran to tell this to Moses, ‘Look,’ he said ‘Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.’ Then said Joshua the son of Nun, who had served Moses from his youth, ‘My Lord Moses, stop them!’ Moses answered him, ‘Are you jealous on my account? If only the whole people of the Lord were prophets, and the Lord gave his Spirit to them all!’

The word of the Lord: Thanks be to God.


Ps 18 You have the message of eternal life. 

The love of the Lord is perfect, it renews the life of the soul.
The rule of God is unwavering, makes the simple wise.
You have the message of eternal life.

The precepts of God are upright, bringing joy and peace to the heart
The law of God is a beacon, pure and clear to view
You have the message of eternal life.

The fear of the Lord is virtuous, it endures until time is no more.
Our God has laid down his judgements. All his laws are fair
You have the message of eternal life.


A reading from the Letter of James : 56: 1-6

An answer for the rich. Start crying, weep for the miseries that are coming to you. Your wealth is all rotting, your clothes are all eaten up by moths. All your gold and your silver are corroding away, and the same corrosion will be your own sentence, and eat into your body. It was a burning fire that you stored up as your treasure for the last days. Labourers mowed your fields, and you cheated them – listen to the wages that you kept back, calling out; realise that the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. On earth you have had a life of comfort and luxury; in the time of slaughter you went on eating to your heart’s content. It was you who condemned the innocent and killed them; they offered you no resistance.

The word of the Lord: Thanks be to God.

Gospel Verse:   Alleluia, alleluia.
Speak, O Lord, your servant is listening, alleluia.    Alleluia, alleluia.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48

John said to Jesus, ‘Master, we saw a man who is not one of us casting out devils in your name; and because he was not one of us we tried to stop him.’ But Jesus said, ‘You must not stop him: no one who works a miracle in my name is likely to speak evil of me. Anyone who is not against us is for us.

‘If anyone gives you a cup of water to drink just because you belong to Christ, then I tell you solemnly, he will most certainly not lose his reward.

‘But anyone who is an obstacle to bring down one of these little ones who have faith, would be better thrown into the sea with a great millstone round his neck. And if your hand should cause you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life crippled, than to have two hands and go to hell, into the fire that cannot be put out. And if your foot should cause you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life lame, than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. And if your eye should cause you to sin, tear it out; it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell where their worm does not die nor their fire go out.’




For the Church, 
that with the example of Pope Francis all of us may recognise the grace of God and the works of mercy wherever,  and in whom,  they are working.  Lord, hear us

That the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty may help people realise that we have to support the most vulnerable with as much generosity as we can find.

Lord, hear us

Let’s pray for peace throughout the world, especially just now in Afghanistan, Syria, the Yemen, Ethiopia and in so many counties where people’s lives are spoiled or taken from them by violence and war.   Lord, hear us

Let’s pray for the sick, especially just now for Mary Clunie, Kathleen Mallon, Tom Corrigan,  Yvonne Watt, John Gibson, and any others of our families or parish who are ill.
Lord, hear us

Let’s pray for our deceased relatives and friends,
including Ishbel McMillan, Kathleen Gibson, Brian Gallen, Anne Judge, Heather Franche, Anthony O’Flagherty, and Brian Hughes,
and for those whose anniversaries fall about now: Jack Martin, Lena McCabe, Neil Gallagher,  Joe Gallagher, Anna McAulay,  Margaret Broe, George Cara, Helen Gallagher, Frank Kierney, and Peter Swinbank/.


Preparation of the Gifts:

A new commandment I give unto you: that you love one another
as I have loved you, that you love one another, as I have loved you.

By this shall all men know that you are my disciples –
if you have love one for another.
By this shall all men know that you are my disciples –
if you have love one for another.

A new commandment I give unto you: that you love one another
As I have loved you, that you love one another, as I have loved you


There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
there is one God, who is Father of all.

There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
there is one God, who is Father of all.


Seed, scattered and sown

Seed, scattered and sown, wheat, gathered and grown,
bread, broken and shared as one, the Living Bread of God.
Vine, fruit of the land, wine, work of our hands.
One cup that is shared by all; the Living Cup,
the Living Bread of God.

Is not the bread we break a sharing in our Lord?
Is not the cup we bless the blood of Christ out poured?
Seed, scattered and sown…..


The seed which falls on rock will wither and will die.
The seed within good ground will flower and have life.
Seed, scattered and sown …


As wheat upon the hills was gathered and was grown.
So may the church of God be gathered into one.
Seed, scattered and sown …

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

Copyrights:  Ps 18: © Noel Donnelly. There is one Lord: J Berthier © Taize. Seed, Scattered and Sown (c) Dan Feiten

the Morning Hour: 7.00 repeated hourly until 12.00:

7.00:Morning Prayer
7.15: Morning prayer for the young
7.19: Canon Bob Hill on next week’s Gospel
7.23: Margaret Chapman on the daily readings
7.24: weekly Churches Call to Prayer

12.00 and 6.00: Sunday Mass by Mgr James McNeil with the St Mungo Singers
Weekdays: GCT service 12.00 and 6.00 Rev Chris Foxon
12.15 and 6.15: music
12.30 and 6.30 : Chatterbox
1.00: Fr Denis McBride and Dr Noel Donnelly on the Gospel and the psalms

The evening Hour:  8.00 repeated at 9.00 and 10.00

8.00: Evening Prayer
9.00: Magazine
10.00: Night Prayer


Caring for Creation

Most High, good Lord,

You revealed to St. Francis

that You are Father of all creation and

that all creatures are related as brothers and sisters.

Praised be You, my Lord,

with all Your creatures,

especially Sir Brother Sun who is the day,

and through whom You give us light.

Praised be You, my Lord,

through Sister Moon and the stars,

Brother Wind,

Sister Water

and Brother Fire.

And praised be You, my Lord,

through our Sister Mother Earth,

who sustains and governs us,

and produces varied fruit

with coloured flowers and herbs.

Grant us, Lord,

the grace to see Your beauty and likeness in created things

that we may follow St. Francis in showing care for creation. Amen.

– adapted by Br. Cathal Duddy ofm  from “The Canticle of the Creatures” by St. Francis of Assisi