July 12, 2020
15th Sunday In Ordinary Time
Masks Are Mandatory
CITY OF TORONTO
To impose temporary regulations requiring the wearing of masks or other face coverings
within enclosed public spaces.
People Who Do Not Have to Wear a Mask or Face Covering
- Children under the age of two. These very young children must not wear a face covering because of the risk of suffocation.
- Individuals with a medical condition that makes it difficult to wear a mask. This can include but is not limited to:
- Medical condition, mental health condition, cognitive condition or disability that prevents wearing a mask or face covering.
- Medical condition that makes it difficult to breath or someone who is unconscious or incapacitated.
- People who are hearing impaired, or are communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, and where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
- Individuals who are unable to put on or remove a mask without assistance.
- People who require accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Note: It is not permitted to require proof that an exemption applies.
Weekday Mass Schedule
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays at 8:00 a.m. Door opens at 7:30am
Wednesday Evenings mass at 7:00 p.m. with Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Door opens at 6:15pm
Magnificat Charismatic Polish Prayer Group
Thursdays: Mass (Polish) at 7:30 pm, (Confessions at 7:00)
Last Sunday each month: “Healing Mass” at 6:00 pm
Sunday Mass Schedule
All Masses In English
Saturday Evening Mass 5:00 p.m. Door opens at 4:30pm
8:30 a.m. Door opens at 8:00 am
10:00 a.m. Door opens at 9:30am (Children’s Catechesis) (September-June)
11:30 a.m. Door opens at 11:00am
Polish – Last Sunday each month: “Healing Mass” at 6:00 pm Door opens at 5:30 p.m.
Message From Our Pastor
Father Francis Giordano Carpinelli
Plans are being made to re-open the churches in the Archdiocese of Toronto.
We will implement our plans as soon as possible.
We will begin services with the 7 pm mass on Wed. June 17. From that day on we will follow the regular mass schedule. If necessary we will add a mass.
We can receive for a any scheduled mass, baptism, wedding, or funeral 30% capacity for seating. Hence we can have a maximum of only 80 people at any given scheduled gathering.
Confessions by appointment only. Must call first. There will be no use of the confessional.
People are urged to wear masks.
Please remember our Christian responsibility to care for one another. If your health puts others at risk, do not come to church. Cardinal Collins has dispensed with the Sunday obligation until further notice. The capacity of the church is limited, so even if you come to church, you may not be permitted to enter if capacity has been reached. Traffic within the church is very important, so please follow the directions of Father Carpinelli and the volunteers.
Please read the “Resource for the Faithful” below and refer back to this page for dates, times, and other details..
Resource for the Faithful
As we prepare to re-open churches, please be aware of the following guidelines. We recognize that they may be awkward/uncomfortable and contrary to our culture of hospitality and community. In working to foster a safe environment for all, we thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.
Before coming to church:
• Please check temperature of all family members before coming to church. If any family members have a fever, please remain home for the health and safety of all.
Consult your family doctor.
• If you exhibit any of the following symptoms, please remain home at this time – cough, fatigue, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, headache, runny nose, sore throat, chills with shakes.
Arriving at church
• Maintain physical distancing at all times – 2 metres (6 feet) from others – in the parking lot, church entrance and in church itself.
• Upon arrival, put on mask/face covering before entering church (for all those over the age of 3)
• Parishes will likely be using one entrance only – it may not be the entrance you are familiar with. Follow direction of volunteers, signage as appropriate.
• Sanitize hands upon entry and regularly wherever possible.
• Pews and aisles will be marked to note physical distancing requirements. Families and households living at the same residence may sit together; the same 2 metre (6 ft.) distance should be maintained concerning others.
Follow direction of ushers for seating.
• Pews will be emptied of prayer books, hymnals, etc. Parish bulletins will not be published at this time.
• Holy Water fonts will be empty and not in use at this time.
• If your church hall is used for overflow purposes, it will also be marked for physical distancing – same guidelines apply.
Celebration of the Eucharist
• Please listen carefully to announcements before the start of Mass. Follow direction as advised.
• Altar servers, lectors will be kept to an absolute minimum during this period of time. Please do not enter the sacristy unless you have been asked to assist during Mass.
• Other than a cantor or choir appropriately physically distanced, there will be no singing at
Mass until further notice.
• There will be no offertory procession or collection. Please leave donation in the designated basket upon entry/ departure as directed.
• We ask that people do not hold hands or shake hands during any portion of the celebration of the Eucharist.
At the Sign of Peace, a nod or bow to others is appropriate.
• Masks/face coverings should be removed prior to reception of Holy Communion and put back on after consumption.
• During this time of pandemic and under the guidance of local medical health officials, the faithful are asked to receive Holy Communion in the hand by placing one on top of the other, allowing the Eucharistic Minister to safely place the Body of Christ in one’s hand without contact.
• Follow direction of ushers for communion flow ensuring physical distancing at all times
• Follow direction provided for dismissal and departure – exits may be different than those you are accustomed to.
• Following Mass, please depart the church so that cleaning may commence. While it is our nature to congregate/ socialize in the foyer or parking lot, we ask you NOT to do so at this time. Please maintain physical distancing.
• If you suddenly feel ill, start coughing or sneezing, please leave the church for the health and safety of others gathered.
• Children’s ministry, prayers groups and other ministries that gather in the church/church grounds are either suspended or operating virtually only at this time.
• Please use washrooms only if absolutely necessary. One person or family at a time should be in the washroom. Ensure that all wash their hands with warm, soapy water after using washroom facilities. Please respect physical distancing outside the washroom.
• If, within 14 days of attending Mass, you learn that you or someone in your family who attended Mass with you has tested positive for COVID-19, you are asked to: a) contact
the Ontario Public Health Authority; and, b) contact the parish office. Your identity will not be revealed to anyone other than the Public Health Authority, and only to ensure that any spread is contained.
If you would like to volunteer to help at the parish, please contact the parish office.
Separate guidance will be provided to lectors ushers, Eucharistic Ministers, etc
Update From Archdiocese – May 27, 2020
A daily televised Mass is available through Salt & Light Catholic Media Foundation as well as through VisionTV and also online.
The Pope offered a prayer to the Virgin Mary at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Divine Love near Rome.
Pope Pius XII went to pray there before the statue of Our Lady in June 1944.
He pleaded for the salvation of the city of Rome as Nazi troops withdrew from Italy during World War II.
Now, over 75 years later, Pope Francis has asked the Virgin Mary to watch over the world in this current moment of crisis.
An English-language translation of the Pope’s prayer is below:
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin. AMEN.
Pope Francis encourages all Catholics to “Storm Heaven” and Pray the Rosary for the world’s protection.
Rehearsals for the 10:00 Mass choir
Beginning September 10th
Come to a choir rehearsal and
consider joining the group.
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St. Leo’s Church is now “accessible”. The south doors at the main entrance (rectory side) are accessible to walkers, scooters, wheelchairs, etc. using the press plate on the wall. An accessible washroom is available from the main foyer. There are no steps from the street to the entrance of the church.
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Welcome to St. Leo’s
We are a parish family from many lifestyles and histories, joined by our common belief in God and in his son, Jesus, the Christ. Blessed by the Holy Spirit with a wide variety of gifts and united together through Baptism, we strive to proclaim and live the Gospel. Nourished by the Word of God and the Eucharist, we minister to one another and together seek to evangelize those who are not of the faith community.
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Saint Leo Parish
277 Royal York Road
Toronto ON M8V 2V8 Phone 416.251.1109 st.leo.etobicoke@Rogers.com
Monday-Thursday 9 am to 4 pm
Friday 9 am- 12Noon
Schools: St. Leo’s School, 159 Stanley Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M8V 1P1 416-393-5333