Sep 03

Weekly Updates – September 4, 2016

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September 4, 2016

Bulletin available this weekend.

The intake for the next Formation Class for the Diaconate is now open. If you know of anyone who you believe may have a vocation to the Perma-nent Diaconate, or may have expressed an interest, please have them call Deacon Steve Pitre at 416-934-3400 ext. 304. You can also suggest that they go to our vocation website at There they will find an outline of the Intake Process, as well as a link to the Formation Process on St. Augustine’s website. There are also five articles by Cardinal Collins about the Diaconate which will be very helpful to them in starting their discernment process. We are only too glad to talk to them and help them get started on their jour-ney.


Bishop Barron on the Scandalous Cross of Jesus
“As I continue to reflect on Fleming Rutledge’s extraordinary book “The Crucifixion”, I look more closely into her treatment of Anselm’s “satisfaction” theory which offers an explanation as to why Jesus had to die.”

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Aug 27

Weekly Update – August 28, 2016

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Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) LIVE — of Dirt and Grace — Hillsong UNITED
“We couldn’t miss the opportunity to film Oceans on the Sea of Galilee – right where Jesus called Peter out onto the Water!
We were up at 4am and had a boat and a enough power to run a few channels – It ended up being a glorious morning and right as the sun rose we worshipped!”

Casting Crowns – Broken Together (Official Music Video)

Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk – Witness
Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, MC, is the postulator of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. He is also Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity Fathers. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Brian Kolodiejchuk obtained a B.A. in Philosophy from St. Michael’s College of the University of Toronto, Canada, in 1977, and his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Manitoba, Canada, in 1981. He received a M.Div. in Theology from St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, New York, USA, in 1985 and went on to obtain a Ph.D in Organizational Psychology from Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, USA, in 2001. Fr. Kolodiejchuk’s 20-year association with Mother Teresa began in 1977 when he joined a new group of contemplative brothers she was then starting. He later joined the priestly branch of Mother Teresa’s religious family, the Missionaries of Charity Fathers, at the time of their foundation in 1984. He was ordained to the priesthood in June 1985 in the Ukrainian Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist in Newark, New Jersey, USA, by the late Metropolitan-Archbishop of Winnipeg, Maxim Hermaniuk, C.Ss.R. In March 1999 he was appointed Postulator of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and had the joy of seeing her beatified on October 19, 2003 and canonized on September 4, 2016. 

Knights & Deacons By Bill Whelton ‘90.
Copied from “Contact”, September, 2004,  a newsletter of the Archdiocese of Toronto Diaconate Community
Copied in respect of 1 surviving, and in memory of 3 deceased deacons, who served St. Leo’s Parish, who were also Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Grace Council.

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Aug 20

Weekly Updates – August 21, 2016

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Kyle Neilson – Witness
Kyle Neilson holds a BA in Christianity and Culture from Trinity Western University, and a MA in Theology and Christian Ministry, with a Catechetics Certification from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He has taught catechetics at the seminary level and has published articles on evangelization and catechesis. Formerly Director of the Adult Evangelization and Discipleship Office of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, Kyle brings to consulting a wide range of experience and expertise. He is passionate about helping apostolic organizations become “smart” and “healthy” so that the Church’s missionary thrust can be unleashed and Catholics come alive in the process. He is particularly interested in accompanying pastors and developing lay leaders in order to help them more effectively and happily function as leaders of the apostolate. He approaches his work with intensity, frankness, empathy, and humor, convinced that if teams are not having fun, something’s not right

Bookmark Brief – The Fulfillment of all Desire
Ralph Martin, drawing upon the teaching of seven acknowledged “Spiritual Doctors” of the Church, presents an in-depth study of the journey to God. This book provides encouragement and direction for the pilgrim who desires to know, love, and serve our Lord. Whether the reader is beginning the spiritual journey or has been traveling the road for many years, he will find a treasure of wisdom in The Fulfillment of All Desire. It is destined to be a modern classic on the spiritual life.


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Aug 13

Weekly Updates – August 14, 2014

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Aug 06

Weekly Updates – August 7, 2016

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August 7, 2016


WYD Central Saturday July 30
The WYD Prayer Vigil was held at Campus Misericordiae. Pope Francis has some stirring words for young people and world leaders. Plus, we look at the different groups participating in World Youth Day, and look deeper at the life and death of St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross – Edith Stein.

What are Christian Life Communities?
On our journey of faith we need the company of each other – the friendship that develops not only in our small groups but also through our regional, national, and worldwide community.
Christian Life Community (CLC) is a group of people who meet together regularly to help each other know Christ better and to find what He is asking of us in our daily lives.
We focus on the three pillars of Spirituality, Community, and Mission.

Night of Mercy Festival at the Mercy Centre on Day 2 of WYD 2016
Night of Mercy Youth Festival Featuring XLT by Life Teen with Word on Fire’s Bishop Robert Barron, Life Teen’s Joel Stepanek and music by Matt Maher and Audrey Assad.

Cardinal Collins’ Homily – 134th International Knights of Columbus Convention in Toronto
Christ upon the Stormy Waters
Full text:… #kofc134

Bishop Barron on Confirmation and Evangelization
I recently had the enormous privilege of performing my first confirmation as a bishop, and that compelled me to do some serious studying and praying around the meaning of this great Sacrament. Confirmation is meant to set people on fire with the Holy Spirit, precisely so that they in turn can set the world on fire. Once again, the gifts that they receive are not for them.

Witness: Fr. Maxime Allard, OP
Fr. Maxime Allard, OP, is President of the Dominican University College in Ottawa and professor in the Faculty of Philosophy of the Dominican College. He also lectures in the Faculty of Theology. His areas of research include philosophy of the 17th century (Descartes, Malebranche and Spinoza), philosophy of religion, hermeneutics and political philosophy. He received his B. Ph, B.Th and M.A. Th from DUC, a Masters degree in philosophy from the University of Ottawa and his Ph.D. in theology from Laval University (Québec). He has been teaching at DUC since 1994. His teaching and writing has involved work in the areas of the history of philosophy, rationalism and theology.

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Jul 30

Weekly Updates – July 31, 2016

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Mercy in Continuity
S+L’s documentary short on the theme of mercy running through Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis’ pontificates. Produced for the World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, this film posits that an honest and careful look at the ministries of all the Popes since the Second Vatican Council reveals a sincere effort to make known God’s mercy to the world, and to allow it to penetrate the attitudes and actions of church leaders, in particular. As John Paul II wrote in 1980, “The genuine face of mercy has to be ever revealed anew.”


WYD Central – Monday, July 25, 2016
Salt + Light’s extensive coverage of World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow kicks off with episode one of WYD Central.
WYD Central – Tuesday, July 26, 2016
WYD Central – Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Today on WYD Central: The Pope arrives in Poland! Plus we have details on the Canadian and Australian gathering, we look at the role of social media in the WYD Day experience, and much, much more
WYD Central – Thursday, July 28, 2016
Today at World Youth Day the young people of the world welcomed Pope Francis. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle gave a catechesis talk at the Mercy Centre. We have details on the pope’s day, plus our team caught up with some pilgrims, looked inside the famous pilgrim backpacks, and we have an indepth look at mercy in the eyes of Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis.
WYD Central – Friday, July 29, 2016


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Jul 26

World Youth Day Begins July 27.

WYD Central – Monday, July 25, 2016

Salt + Light’s extensive coverage of World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow kicks off with episode one of WYD Central. Catch the show everyday during WYD at 7:00pmET.

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Jul 23

Weekly Update – July 24, 2016
Bishop Barron on the Centrality of Christ
In our postmodern world, we are often tempted to see Jesus as one spiritual guru amongst many. However, Jesus makes it unambiguously clear that he is the one and only Son of God. As such, Jesus clarifies that all worldly goods find their value in relation to him. If we believe Jesus is who who he says he is, we must be willing to place our grudges, personal desires, and even our most sacred worldly obligations aside in order to walk truly and completely with him.

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Jul 17

Ministers of the Eucharist/ Lectors Schedules

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Jul 08

Weekly Updates – July 10, 2016

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Father  Galea

Saint Leo Parish welcomes Father George Galea

Father Galea is the past pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish. He celebrated his 50th Anniversary of ordination to the priesthood in June, 2016.   On his retirement Father Galea has chosen to live in residence at Saint Leo and assist Father Carpinelli.
Father Galea was raised in Mimico and Saint Leo when his family emigrated from Malta in the 1940’s.  He has fond memories of those times and is very happy to return “home”.

Perspectives on End of Life: Conscience Rights
On this edition of Perspectives on End of Life Issues we look at Bill C-14, the bill that regulates medically assisted dying in Canada. This bill affects all of us, but in a special way, it will affect our medical practitioners, many who argue the restrictions are not adequate. The issue is complicated further by the fact that the bill is a Federal bill, but how it will be implemented is a provincial jurisdiction. So, how will the new Assisted Dying Bill affect medical practitioners? Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann speaks with Larry Worthen, Executive Director of the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada.

Simple Acts of Kindness – Give it a try
In this montage we see five simple acts of kindness. I’ve asked a few people what their favorite/most impacting one was and the answers are all different. Its pretty interesting how we bring our own impressions to what we see. Which one works best for you?

Recording Artist Brooke Fraser
Kathy Mainse talks to recording artist Brooke Fraser.

Fr. Robert Barron on Evangelizing Through Beauty
Fr. Robert Barron on Effective Evangelization
Another part of a video series from Father Barron will be commenting on subjects from modern day culture.

Fr. Barron on Evangelizing with the Heart of a Shepherd
Here are six practical ways to shepherd people back to the Church.



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