Haiti Earthquake Update

Aid is getting through on the ground through the international grouping of Catholic aid agencies Caritas Internationalis.  These photos show Caritas workers in Haiti distributing supplies in a town called Leogane, 90% of which was destroyed in the earthquake.   The last photo is medical supplies arriving at the Caritas Haiti HQ.  All photos are courtesy of N. Fischer, Caritas Switzerland.

The initial target of the Caritas workers is to help 50,000 survivors with water, sanitation, shelter and food.  Parishes are helping provide basic services in camps for survivors. Food packages are being distributed and water storage containers, water purification tablets, hygiene kits, cooking utensils and plastic sheeting are being prepared in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. 

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January 14, 2010 at 8:39 pm

The Wave

Well St. Leo’s got an unexpected 5 minutes of fame last weekend, when it hosted the ecumenical service prior to the start of the Climate Change march, the Wave, from Bellahouston Park. We were very happy to provide a venue for the service but didn’t realise it would result in the parish appearing on TV news and on the web – the copy of Netta Ewing’s tapestry really showed up well! (more…)

December 10, 2009 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment

2009 First Communions

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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.

June 23, 2009 at 8:50 am Leave a comment

St Leo the Great: his story

BENEDICT XVI Wednesday, 5 March 2008 Saint Leo the Great

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Continuing our journey through the Fathers of the Church, true stars that shine in the distance, at our meeting today we encounter a Pope who in 1754 Benedict XIV proclaimed a Doctor of the Church:  St Leo the Great.

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March 28, 2009 at 8:52 am Leave a comment

St Leo’s Church: features

The Baptismal Font was transformed by Netta Ewing with the addition of 4 little wooden carvings of lions and some brasswork crafted to her design by George Smith of Penilee.

 

Stained glass windows: designed by Netta Ewing and created by Martin Farrelly

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February 13, 2009 at 9:28 pm Leave a comment


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