Attention: Effective Friday, March 12, 2021, We have a new website. www.stleoset.archtoronto.org

This website will not be maintained after May 1, 2021; please use the link above.

May 2, 2021
5th Sunday of Easter

Please visit http://bit.ly/april1statement for the latest statement from Cardinal Thomas Collins.

Churches Closed During Stay-at-home Order

COVID-19 Update from Cardinal Collins
(April 16, 2021)

To the faithful of the Archdiocese of Toronto,

Late this afternoon, the provincial government announced further restrictions in an attempt to minimize the transmission of COVID-19, given the alarming increase in new cases over the past 10 days. The new measures have a direct impact on places of worship as part of an extended stay-at-home order, which will be in place until at least May 20, 2021.

As you are likely aware, the number of new cases, especially in Toronto, Peel and York, have increased dramatically. While I firmly believe we offer an essential service and have demonstrated our ability to welcome the faithful safely given our stringent WorshipSafe measures, we must also recognize the serious nature of the current situation and respond out of love for our neighbour.

Restrictions for All Parishes in the Archdiocese of Toronto as of Monday, April 19, 2021

  • Parishes must restrict attendance inside the church to 10 people, including priests hearing confessions or a staff member/volunteer required to monitor capacity restrictions. Due to these measures, public Masses must be temporarily cancelled. Priests are asked to celebrate private Mass daily for the intentions of parishioners and for those suffering from COVID-19.
  • Churches, wherever possible and according to the judgement of the pastor, are encouraged to remain open for private prayer and for the faithful to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Parishes may also proceed with Holy Communion services on Saturday afternoon/evening or Sunday as in the past, if desired. Weddings, funerals and baptisms are restricted to 10 persons, including those who are involved in ministry (priest, cantor, etc.). First Holy Communion, First Reconciliation and Confirmations should be postponed at this time. Please consult with your local parish as they develop their own plans in the coming days.
  • Virtual meetings should replace in-person meetings wherever possible. Parish offices will be operating with essential staff only – many will have extremely limited operating hours or conducting administrative business remotely. Once again, please consult with your local parish.
  • Given the alarming increase in new cases in recent days, the elderly, those with compromised immune systems or other health conditions are strongly encouraged to remain home. Livestreaming of services will continue where this practice is underway and the dispensation from the Sunday Eucharist remains. A full list of livestream services can be accessed here.

I very much recognize the significant stress and anxiety that many people are feeling given the current situation and the frustration and spiritual pain inflicted by these restrictions over the past year. Be assured of my prayers as we face these challenging days. Please continue to pray for all those who are sick and those caring for them.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Sincerely in Christ,

Thomas Cardinal Collins
Archbishop of Toronto


Weekday Mass Schedule – Limited to 15% Capacity – 50 People

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, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.  Door opens at 6:15pm

Magnificat Charismatic Polish Prayer Group – Limited to 15% Capacity – 50 People
Thursdays: Mass (Polish) at 7:30 pm, (Confessions at 7:00)
Last Sunday each month: “Healing Mass” at 6:00 pm

Sunday Mass Schedule – Limited to 15% Capacity – 50 People
For weekend masses, you need call the rectory from Monday through Thursday 9am to 4 pm, and on Friday 9 am to Noon, to register your attendance giving name and phone number.
All Masses In English

Saturday Evening Mass     5:00 p.m.  Door opens at 4:30pm – Limited to 15% Capacity – 50 People

Sunday Masses – Limited to 15% Capacity – 50 People
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.
Limited to 15% Capacity – 50 People

Stations of the Cross and Benediction – Fridays – 7:00 pm.

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Holy Thursday April 1
7:30 pm “Mass of the Lord’s Supper”
 “Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Until 12:00 Midnight”

Good Friday April 2
3:00 pm Holy Friday Liturgy
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday April 3
12:00 noon
(Blessing of Easter Foods)

8:00 pm Easter Vigil
(No 8:00 am mass Thursday & Friday
And no 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday)

Easter Sunday April 4
Regular Sunday Schedule 8:30, 10, & 11:30 am

Spiritual Communion
My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.


Questions regarding birth certificates, masses to be offered, scheduling marriages, etc. must be directed to the parish office at 416-251-1109; the response to email will be “Phone the office”
Saint Leo Parish
277 Royal York Road
Toronto ON M8V  2V8  Phone 416.251.1109      st.leo.etobicoke@Rogers.com

Comments and feedback regarding the website may be directed to:

Dear Parishioners of St. Leo’s Mimico,

September is restart time from a more relaxed summer.  I want to express how delighted I have been to be celebrating the Holy Eucharist for you again since the beginning of July.  It is wonderful to have parishioners back in church again.  If you do not already know, the Sunday 8:30 AM celebration of the Eucharist is now and will remain celebrated in English; and we have been baptizing only one infant at a time.

The covid 19 virus has made us take many precautions.  We are doing every thing to keep the church sanitized as directed by the government and by the archdiocese authorities.  We do expect every one coming to wear a mask, purify their hands at the door, follow the directions and guidance of the ushers and sit in the designated places.  As to be expected, everyone must receive Holy Communion on the hand.  For the duration of the epidemic, directives from the archdiocese instruct us not to give Holy Communion to communicants on their tongue.

Because of the necessary precautions and social-physical distancing, it will not be possible for the duration of the epidemic to continue Sunday school at the 10 AM Eucharist.  I wish to make all aware that those whose health make them more vulnerable, e.g., those with compromised health, advanced age, people who are care givers to elderly parents,  etc. should not come to church.  Although we do make the church as safe as possible against the spreading of the virus, we cannot make it completely safe for those whose health or situation makes them especially vulnerable.

In fine, I want in every way to welcome parishioners back to our Eucharistic celebrations on the one hand, but on the other hand I want you to come only if you feel safe after considering the risks to your health or to the health of those you love.

In closing, I cannot but thank you all for your love for this parish community and this church.  That love you reveal by your presence at the Eucharist, by the friendships I see among you, by how you socialize after mass, by your constant generosity in giving to the support of our parish life and mission.  God bless you all and be safe, be good, be strong.

Fr. Frank


Re-Opening the Church

Masks Are Mandatory
BY-LAW 541-2020
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.


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.

Marian Garden



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.

We welcome you to our parish Web site. One of the richest blessings of our Saint Leo parish family is our diversity of nationalities.  We come from all parts of the world to call St. Leo’s our spiritual home. Our Saint Leo’s community is always growing as we welcome new individuals and families to take their place in our parish faith story. Whether you can trace your lineage back to one of our founding families, or you are new to our community, there is a home for you at Saint Leo’s parish.
Please register by picking up a form from the back of the church and placing it  in the basket during the offertory collection.
God is calling each of us to reclaim our faith in Jesus Christ lived out in the Catholic Church. At Saint Leo’s parish you will discover a pastoral staff, and a faith community eager to help you become part of our Catholic community.
If you have been away from regular Mass attendance and would like to learn more about our faith community and the Catholic Church, please contact Fr. Frank Carpinelli or Deacon Alan Morris.  You may want to view the Archdiocese of Toronto website (http://www.archtoronto.org), http://www.wearecatholic.ca/ and www.catholicscomehome.org
Please stay and visit. Find out about us. Learn about who we are and what we believe. Thanks for dropping by! Feel free to join the discussion by leaving comments, and stay updated.
Every week (and sometimes in between) we post items of interest.  If you go to the “What’s New” page you can probably find something of interest under “Weekly Updates” and “Posts”.  We encourage you to explore this website; we believe their is a great diversity of information and Christian-value media.

Comments and feedback regarding the website may be directed to:

Questions regarding birth certificates, masses to be offered, scheduling marriages, etc. must be directed to the parish office at 416-251-1109; the response to email will be “Phone the office”

Saint Leo Parish
277 Royal York Road 
Toronto ON M8V  2V8  Phone 416.251.1109      st.leo.etobicoke@Rogers.com


Office Hours:
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

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St. Leo’s Biography

                      St. Leo the Great was born in Tuscany. As deacon, he was dispatched to Gaul as a mediator by Emperor Valentinian III. He reigned as Pope between 440 and 461. He persuaded Emperor Valentinian to recognize the primacy of the Bishop of Rome in …

St. Leo’s Church Rebuilding Project

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.   We now have …



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    • Genia Vanderkruk on December 4, 2019 at 6:37 pm
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    Hi, my husband and I have recently moved into the neighbourhood and plan to register at St. Leo’s. We understand that pre-authorized giving is available, but only direct withdrawal from an account. Our previous parish in Toronto offered credit card PAG. Is this an option St. Leo’s has considered?

    1. You need to phone the office at 416-251-1109

    • Amy Alberto on May 24, 2019 at 8:19 am
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    Hi, I would like to know your office hours. Also if we need to call for a priest for Anointing of the Sick, what is the number to call in case your office is closed. Thanks.

    1. Office Hours:
      Monday-Thursday 9 am to 4 pm
      Friday 9 am- 12Noon
      Anointing of the Sick calls may be made to 416-251-1109 (same as office number)

    • - on May 19, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Hope your long weekends are great.
    I recently attended a Polish mass on a friend’s invitation. Coming back today, doors were closed. How often are these?

    1. I don’t know which evening the Polish Mass is celebrated; they are an independent group that uses the church and are not associated otherwise with the parish. You could call the parish office at 416-251-1109; I expect they can answer your question.

    • Rhea Rodrigues on May 13, 2019 at 7:21 pm
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    My name is Rhea Rodrigues and I am a parishioner of St. Leo’s for around 3 years. I would like to advertise my photography business on the church bulletin and I would like to know options surrounding that.

    Please do advise at your earliest convenience.

    Kind Regards,


    1. Hi Rhea

      Please call Liturgical Publications at 905-624-4422; or the parish office at 416-251-1109.

      Peace be with you,
      Deacon Alan

    • Joe on March 9, 2019 at 6:34 pm
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    Hi Deacon Morris:

    Kindly advise when Stations of the Cross take place at St Leo’s.



    1. Sorry for the late response: 7:00 pm Fridays.

    • Michael on February 11, 2019 at 4:33 pm
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    I’m leaving near the church, and I’m asking about activity for kids from 3 to 6 years, Sunday school, bible study or any activity to let my kids deliver the Christian catholic faith


    1. Hi Maichael
      At the 10:00 Sunday Mass the children who have not made their First Communion go downstairs for catechesis. Call the office at 416-251-1109 for more information.

      Peace be with you,
      Deacon Alan

    • Maria Castro on December 6, 2018 at 10:52 am
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    Hi there,

    My name is Maria and i’m inquiring about volunteering opportunities at St. Leo’s parish. I’m 24 years old and would love to be part of this community.

    Thank you,

    1. Hi Maria,
      Check out the front cover of the bulletin for the parish groups. YOu might also call the office at 416-251-1109 ; the secretariy may be able to help.

  1. Thanks for sharing your info. I truly appreciate
    your efforts and I am waiting for yojr further write ups thanks once again.

    • Tennille on October 17, 2018 at 12:00 am
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    Does the church accept clothing donations for families in need? If so, where do I drop off and when?

    1. We will have a “Socks For Shelters” drive for the Christmas season. Other clothes are best taken to the St. Vincent de Paul warehouse one block east of Royal York Road on Newcastle Street (one block north of Mimico Go station)

    • Cesar Alejandro Omar Paredes Ayala on October 14, 2018 at 11:52 pm
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    Good evening,

    I’ll be moving very close to the area and looking for a new church to come home.
    Please let me know how I register to be part of the St.Leo family.

    Thank you.

    1. When you are at the church pick up a bulletin; there is a place to enter your information. Drop the completed form in the Sunday collection. Otherwise, you can call the office at 416-251-1109. The office prefers not to communicate with email.

    • Jasmine on February 2, 2018 at 11:25 am
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    When does the church hold confessions?

    1. Saturdays,4:15-4:45 pm

    • ST on January 2, 2018 at 9:27 am
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    I am new to catholic faith. Do you offer any classes that can help me understand the catholic faith ?

    1. We do not offer any classes but there is a lot of valuable information on the “RCIA” page of this site.

    • Joanna on October 16, 2017 at 1:54 pm
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    Hello, Are you having a healing mass at the church this week?

    1. “Healing Masses” (for anointing of the sick), are celebrated during the Advent and Lent seasons.

      1. Hello
        My son was blessed at st pius x catholic church when he was born 2008. I would like to have him baptized and join St Leo’s church as a family as we live in Mimco now.
        Can we go to online church and start ? Do you have on line sunday classes for children?

    • Pamela on October 3, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    My daughter who attends St. Leo school, is 11 years old, and has not been baptized or had her first communion. Could you please guide me in what steps to follow so that she can receive these sacraments? My husband and I have had our confirmations.

    Thank you,

    1. Hi Pamela
      I have to admit I don’t know the answer. You should phone the parish office at 416-251-1109 (next week as the secretary is away this week I believe) or ask your daughter’s teacher.

    • William94 on June 7, 2017 at 3:55 pm
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    Hello, do you allow guest posting on saintleosmimico.ca ? 🙂 Let me know on my e-mail

    1. Posting requires admin privileges. Comments are displayed if approved. Acceptable comments could be posted.
      Peace be with you,
      Deacon Alan

    • bob summers on March 29, 2017 at 9:29 pm
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    I am a Youth Minister/ Singer Songwriter in Pittsburgh, Pa, My music most recently is being heard around the world in several countries. I wonder if you would be interested in my music which is on Itunes and Amazon music. Radio Maria in Russia and Kosovo have agreed to play my songs, Here is a beautiful video trailer of my Passion Play Video of “Make us Believers.
    Perhaps you would share it with your people. Perhaps we come over some day to perform. I also do youth retreats of any kind
    Please respond and let me know how you like it.
    Please Post this Video on your Facebook. Let me know if you do. I will come and sing or gladly do your youth retreat.

    bob summers
    Youth Minister
    St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church

    • anonymous neighbor on February 19, 2017 at 5:37 am
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    I would like to take a moment and mention as a neighbor of your church I have noticed that you seem to be using the church bells more frequently.

    I work shift work and hearing the bells ringing daily and sometimes many times in a day other then on a Sunday is frustrating. I am not opposed to church bells in general and do truly believe they can be a wonderful sound in a community, but the way your bells are being rung seem to have no melody or rhythm to them and come across more as noise then the wonderful sound they can be. I can appreciate that church bells are often rung on holy days and for special occasions, but daily is frankly just too much.

    1. I am not resident within Mimico so I can’t personally relate to your comment. It is my understanding that the bells are rung prior to masses, as well as prior to/after funerals/weddings. There are by-laws restricting how early/late the bells are used, and these laws are respected. Traditionally, church bells are one to a few tuned bells that are rung randomly, so there is not a set pattern for them (as opposed to carillons which are multiple bells played in order to produce a melody). Unless we go to older communities (such as in Europe), we don’t often hear the traditional sound of church bells. The pastor does not typically read these comments as far as I know. I will mention it to him, but if you like you may contact the office at 416-251-1109 and ask to speak with him.
      Peace be with you,
      Deacon Ala

  2. I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Very well written!

    • Sarah Buckland on June 15, 2016 at 8:46 am
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    I am looking for information about my grandparents marriage. I was told that they were married at your church, I believe in 1953…they both passed away last year and no one seems to have a lot of information. I was wondering if you could provide me with any. I tried to email but the email keeps coming back as failure to deliver.
    My grandparents are Dolores Marie Paul and George Stephen Buckland.

    1. Hi Sarah; Please phone the office at 416-251-1109. I do not have access to those records.

    • Taylor on May 24, 2016 at 3:41 am
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    Is it at all possible to schedule meetings/seek advice? I would like to help my sister who is being harmed by a spirit that will not leave, even after calling upon Jesus to help.

    1. The first step should be to go to confession (Saturdays 4:15- 4:45 pm at St. Leo’s). Go to confession elsewhere if more comfortable. The priest will help if possible or arrange for further assistance.

    • Cristina on March 19, 2016 at 5:35 pm
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    My family and I will be moving to the area next year and are hoping to become members of the parish. We will have a new baby by then and wanted to know if we are new to the parish, can the baby be baptized there?
    Thanks and have a great Easter!

    1. When your family arrives, introduce yourself to Father Carpinelli, pick up a bulletin and a baptism package from the table inside. You can register using a section of the bulletin. Read the contents of the baptism package and give the office a call at 416-251-1109.

    • Marija Vidic on August 24, 2015 at 9:01 pm
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    We just come from Edmonton…My husband got stroke and we move beck to Toronto.He didn’t have job for 7 mounts and we are in very bad situation.We need help.If You can help me finde any job..I can be babysitter,day or night.Caregiver or cleening lady.I just ask to connect me with right people.Thank You and God bles

    1. There are social agencies that are better suited to help you. Please understand there are issues such as credentials, safety, security, etc. that we are not qualified to deal with. You might start with “211”. You can call that number or access the website for a wealth of services available from the City of Toronto.

    • Tixuana on May 3, 2015 at 3:32 pm
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    My father is ill and cannot come to church. Is there a program that he could still receive holy communion on a regular basis at home?

    1. I’m sorry I can’t help you directly. If you call the parish office at 416-251-1109 I believe Frances can arrange, or put you in touch with the group that does, home visits.

    • Bogdan Baginski on April 18, 2015 at 5:08 pm
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    Thank you for the reply. What are the guaranteed hours when the pastor – Fr Frank will be
    on duty in the confessional?
    I noticed that everybody goes to Communion – how does it work?
    With kind regards.

    1. Confessions are scheduled from 4:15 – 4:45 each Saturday; but Father Frank is the sole priest available and has many other responsibilities.
      The second question should be discussed in person.
      Peace be with you,
      Deacon Alan

    • Bogdan Baginski on April 18, 2015 at 3:36 pm
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    I am a new parish member.I understand that the interior part of the church renovation project
    is finished (or close to finished).
    When are the confessionals coming back?
    With kind regards.

    1. The interior is essentially finished except for the panelling on the rear wall and changes to the choir loft. The confessional (there is one) has always been available; it was renovated early in the project.

    • Frank on April 1, 2015 at 11:20 am
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    I would like to get in contact for baptism information who can I get in contact with? Thank you

    1. You should call the office at 416-251-1109 and speak to Frances. I expect she will prepare a “Baptism Package” that can picked up at the entrance to the church. There are usually packages there but this will help insure there is one. Deacon Alan

  3. We are having difficulties with the subscription process. People may be able to complete the sign-up and receive a confirmation, but are not being added to the subscriber list. Hoping to resolve this soon.

    • Norm Davis on March 3, 2015 at 5:52 am
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    I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your ecumenical spirit, Deacon. This is the true spirit of the modern Catholic Church!! Please keep up the good work. Drum it into our heads. We are the Church and we need your leadership. God bless.

    I would love it if you made the churches position on Islam MORE CONCRETE to your non-reading parishioners by QUOTING more and more from “The declaration on Behalf of the Church to Non-christian,” from “Understanding Islam: A Guide for Catholic Educators” and from “A Common Word Between Us and You” in more of your homilies to make the ecumenical spirit a common theme. I wouldn’t mind hearing the ecumenical spirit explicitly in every homily.

    I suspect that you may need to spoon-fead your busy, non-reading parishioners. There is nothing wrong with that. Most of us are busy and reading is not a top priority. That’s where quotes, in context, are so valuable. STORIES of love between Christians and Muslims could also be helpful in shaping attitudes by painting a picture of righteous muslims (e.g sheltering Christians during the civil war in Lebanon). References to Catholic priests worshiping with Sufi’s could also be helpful. That sort of thing. CONCRETE.

    Thank you again.

      • Bogdan Baginski on April 12, 2015 at 9:32 am
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      A prerequsite for any ecumenical action is an in-depth study and I can’t imagine anyone
      not starting the study with the book by James V.Schall “The Regensburg Lecture”.
      Here is the link:
      With kind regards.

    • Ewa on February 27, 2015 at 11:46 am
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    Do you still have Healing Mass? If so, when? Thank you for response.

    1. We are inviting all members of our parish who feel they are in need, to receive the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at the Healing Mass Celebration on Sunday March 15th 2015 @ 3:00 pm. The Sacrament of the Anointing most certainly is not a sacrament for the dead, but for the living, whereby we are able to experience the healing ministry of Christ within our own lives, calling upon our Lord to strengthen us and to help us to endure the trials and afflictions that affect us all whether young or old

  4. When we embrace our faith we find it to be our source of peace and joy, especially when times are difficult.
    Don’t allow your faith to become lukewarm or indifferent.
    Our secular culture says faith is insignificant. Faith and family are significant; when one suffers, so does the other. Family love is central to the scriptures and to the trinity.
    Let love be your motive for everything you do.
    How many of us work to give things, when we could work less and give more time and love to our families?
    Our faith is too important, and the culture is so powerful. We need to be strong and persistent in prayer. Put your faith at the core of your life and trust in God’s providence. You won’t be disappointed!
    Peace be with you.

      • Norm Davis on September 1, 2014 at 2:46 pm
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      Love is doing housework without your wife having to ask. It is clearing the snow & taking out the garbage – without being asked. It is taking the kids out for a ramble – without being asked.

      It is actions, not words, that really convey love. Actions without expectation of earthly rewards.

    • Joy on May 13, 2014 at 9:31 am
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    Where can i get more information on Catholic Marriage Preparation Course.

    1. Please call the parish office at 416-251-1109

  5. Very soon! I will get it up on Boxing Day, right now I`m in the Christmas frame of mind!

    • Jess on December 23, 2013 at 4:24 am
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    When is Father Frank in to take confessionals?

    1. Please call the rectory at 416-251-1109. You may be able to schedule a time with Father Frank. Otherwise, Father hears confessions on Saturdays between 4:15-4:45 p.m.

  6. Do you rent the church out for weddings?

    1. The Church is not “rented” for any reason. Marriages may be scheduled for families or individuals registered with the parish. Contact the parish office

        one year in advance

      at 416-251-1109.
      Couples are required to attend a Catholic Marriage Preparation Course.

    • Michael on March 30, 2013 at 11:20 am
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    How do you properly dispose of palm fronds?

    1. Dear Michael, the proper procedure requires that you either burn them and bury the ashes or just bury the palm branches in the garden. If you cut the palms up and then bury them, they disintegrate much faster! If you need help, I can burn them for you or plant them in the garden!

    • Martin on March 30, 2013 at 10:54 am
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    The new website is so great and easy to use, I also thank you for taking the initiative to input Catholic websites which will help bring the church into the new age. I hope pictures of the progress of the renovation goes on the site as well. Well done 🙂

    1. Thank you for your kind comments. Yes, there will be pictures of the renovations as they are happening, so keep tuned, there is always something new on this site. Sign up for the newsletter and you will know all the details of what is happening at St. Leo’s. God Bless!

  7. Olivia, well done! I like the new look! Blessings on spreading the Good News using the new tools!

    1. Sister Therese

      Olivia and I want to wish you a joyful and grace-filled Easter.
      We also wish to thank you for your help in getting our parish web site off the ground. Today alone we had almost 300 pages visited; 4300 since its inception. We are pleased and confidant we are doing good things for our parish and the Church.
      Deacon Alan Morris

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New Parish Website

St Leo Parish now has a new website. Check it out: https://stleoset.archtoronto.org/

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