May 31, 2020
Update From Archdiocese – May 27, 2020
There are no Masses until further notice at the direction of the Cardinal Collins.
In order to assist in limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have already cancelled the public celebration of the sacraments, including the Eucharist. In view of the increased restrictions on public activity, I am now asking you to close your church and any chapel, even for individual prayer, effective immediately.
As of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday evening
(March 24, 2020), parish offices should be closed to the public. Please make every effort to arrange for remote working arrangements for either the parish secretary or a parishioner who has the capacity to help organize and communicate with the faithful and to reach out to those isolated.
Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
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.
The Man of Galilee (6 episodes) is available on Amazon Prime
St Paul Centre
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
So many Catholics are wondering what to do if they can’t attend Mass or receive the Eucharist.
There are many ways we can respond. I encourage you to take this as an opportunity for great spiritual growth. We can take advantage of this time to increase our devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, explore the richness of Sacred Scripture, and deepen our understanding of the faith.
To this end, we’ve put together what we’re calling the Quarantined Catholic Hub—it’s where you can come to find everything you need to grow in your faith, wherever you are. Scott Hahn
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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.
Traveling within Canada? Check www.CanadaMassTimes.org. for Mass times in the parish you will visit.
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 email@example.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