St Leo’s Bulletin for October 10th 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

Thank you to all who were able to support Ishbel MacMillan’s  family at the Vigil or the Mass or in  other ways.



You must love

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul,
You must love the Lord your God with all your mind and strength,
and you must love your neighbour as you love yourself.
You must love the Lord your God with heart and soul and mind and strength
and your neighbour as yourself.

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.

First reading Wisdom 7:7-11 ©

I esteemed Wisdom more than sceptres or thrones

I prayed, and understanding was given me;
I entreated, and the spirit of Wisdom came to me.
I esteemed her more than sceptres and thrones;
compared with her, I held riches as nothing.
I reckoned no priceless stone to be her peer,
for compared with her, all gold is a pinch of sand,
and beside her silver ranks as mud.
I loved her more than health or beauty,
preferred her to the light,
since her radiance never sleeps.
In her company all good things came to me,
at her hands riches not to be numbered.

Psalm 89: Fill us now with the joy of your love.


Give us wisdom of heart while we live.  Let us see just how short is our life!
Be not angry with our foolish ways.  Show us pity, O Lord, and forgive.
Fill us now with the joy of your love.

In the morning fill us with your love to rejoice and be glad all our days.
Give us joy that will balance the grief that we felt when misfortunes were near.
Fill us now with the joy of your love.

May your servants engage in your work, and our children be graced with your love.
Let your kindness be seen in our lives.  Bring success to the work that we do.
Fill us now with the joy of your love.

Second reading Hebrews 4:12-1





The word of God cuts more finely than a double-edged sword

The word of God is something alive and active: it cuts like any double-edged sword but more finely: it can slip through the place where the soul is divided from the spirit, or joints from the marrow; it can judge the secret emotions and thoughts. No created thing can hide from him; everything is uncovered and open to the eyes of the one to whom we must give account of ourselves.

Gospel Acclamation Mt11:25
Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children.
Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia.
Gospel Mark 10:17-30 ©

Give everything you own to the poor, and follow me

Jesus was setting out on a journey when a man ran up, knelt before him and put this question to him, ‘Good master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You must not kill; You must not commit adultery; You must not steal; You must not bring false witness; You must not defraud; Honour your father and mother.’ And he said to him, ‘Master, I have kept all these from my earliest days.’ Jesus looked steadily at him and loved him, and he said, ‘There is one thing you lack. Go and sell everything you own and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’ But his face fell at these words and he went away sad, for he was a man of great wealth.
  Jesus looked round and said to his disciples, ‘How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!’ The disciples were astounded by these words, but Jesus insisted, ‘My children,’ he said to them ‘how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’ They were more astonished than ever. ‘In that case’ they said to one another ‘who can be saved?’ Jesus gazed at them. ‘For men’ he said ‘it is impossible, but not for God: because everything is possible for God.’
  Peter took this up. ‘What about us?’ he asked him. ‘We have left everything and followed you.’ Jesus said, ‘I tell you solemnly, there is no one who has left house, brothers, sisters, father, children or land for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not be repaid a hundred times over, houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and land – not without persecutions – now in this present time and, in the world to come, eternal life.’



that all of us may learn to focus our attention and efforts on what is truly important, without neglecting the things that make life worth living in a human way,
and that we may have the courage to face up to our responsibilities.
Lord, hear us

That the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17th October) may help us all realise that we have a duty to support the poor and the vulnerable.
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 Fr Alastair McLellan, Eileen McLean, Fr Joseph Chambers, Christine Lyons,  Mgr Peter Smith, Mary Clunie, Kathleen Mallon, Tom Corrigan,  Yvonne Watt, John Gibson,  Jim Brough 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: including Peter Swinbank, John Lyons, Annie Harris, Leo Gilbert, Mike Daly, Annie Gara,  Nicola Clare, Kathleen McCann, and Bridie McCallion.

The Preparation of the Gifts:  As the bread and wine are brought to the altar we sing:

I am the vine you are the branches, live in me, live in me.
I am the vine, you are the branches, abide in me.

If you remain in me, and my words remain in you,
ask whatever you wish and it shall be yours.

I am the vine you are the branches, live in me, live in me.
I am the vine, you are the branches, abide in me.

St Gregory Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts . . .


Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.


As we eat this bread and drink this cup , though many, we are one:
one bread, one cup, one faith, one church, one Lord for evermore.


The love I have for you, my Lord,  is only a shadow of your love for me;
only a shadow of your love for me, your deep abiding love.

My own belief in you, my Lord, is only a shadow of your faith in me,
only a shadow of your faith in me, your deep and lasting faith.

My life is in your hands, my life is in your hands.
My love for you will grow, my God, your light in me will shine.

The dream I have today, my Lord, is only a shadow of your dreams for me,
only a shadow of all that will be if I but follow you.

The joy I feel today, my Lord, is only a shadow of your joys for me,
only a shadow of your joys for me, when we meet face to face.

 acknowledgements:  You must love the Lord your God: words (c) Stephen Eric Smythe.  Ps 89: words and music (c) Noel Donnelly.
I am the vine:  John 15. Adapted Sean Bowman with music by Geoffery B Nobes.  As we eat
Only a Shadow: Words (c)  Carey Landrey.  Material reproduced under One Licence A-633262 and CCL lic no: 74396 schedule for week beginning 10th October

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.

Daily Times Tune in to Duration (minutes)
07:00         08:00

09:00         10:00


Morning Hour

Morning Prayers
Morning Prayer with Rachel of St Bernard’s Primary School
Canon Bob Hill looks at the Gospel for the 29th Sunday Year B
Margaret Chapman gives the Notes for the daily readings from the Liturgical Calendar
Call to Prayer is led by Mary Welsh, devised by the Rev John McPake, with music by the St Mungo Singers and Noel Donnelly on the harp.
Magazine:  Fr Tom Magill on the scriptural interdependance between us and the earth;  Jean Swinbank on a representation to the Chancellor on family income.   Catherine Walker on the appeal by Faith Leaders to the Cop26; Joan Walsh on the right to a safe environment; Bishop Joseph Toal on the effects of the the Covid on the Church; and ‘Carn Water’played by Noel Donnelly on the Harp.








12:00        18:00 Lunchtime / Teatime slot – 2 hours

Sunday: 12.00 and 6.00: The Mass for the 28th Sunday of the year is led by Fr John Carroll of St Mary’s, Pollockshaws with music by the St Mungo Singers.

Weekdays: 12.00 / 18.00 : from Glasgow Churches Together Robin Green and Christine Johnstone reflect on ‘the prodigal son.’
12.15 / 18.15: From the Rome meeting last week of church leaders and scientists preparing for Cop26

12.30  / 18.30 Chatterbox with the Rev Liz Adam

1.00 / 19.00: a Talk on the Gospels by Fr Denis McBride with a commentary on the psalms by Dr Noel Donnelly.

20:00         21:00


Evening hour