New Parish Website

St Leo Parish now has a new website.

Check it out:

Permanent link to this article:


Beginning Wednesday March 10, 2021, St. Leo’s Parish church will be open for those who wish to make a Holy Communion taking the Body of Christ and make 10 minutes of thanksgiving  prayer afterwards.

According to current regulations which permit ten people in churches at one time, that leaves room for eight (8) worshippers at one time in the church other than the priest and one attendant usher.  Each period will begin with the Communion Ceremony.

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR A TIME PERIOD by phoning the parish office or by emailing the parish office at  Do not use the parish website to make a reservation.  Weekend registrations must be entered before noon the preceding Friday, for the office closes at that time for the weekend.


Mondays & Wednesdays & Fridays

There are four time slots.  9:00 A.M.; 9:15 A.M.; 9:30 A.M.; 9:45 A.M.


Saturdays have 8 time slots.

4:00 P.M.; 4:15 P.M.; 4:30 P.M.; 4:45 P.M.

5:00 P.M.; 5:15 P.M.; 5:30 P.M.; 5:45 P.M.

Sundays have eight (8) time slots.

10:00 A.M.; 10:15 A.M.; 10:30 A.M.; 10:45 A.M.

11:00 A.M.; 11:15 A.M.; 11:30 A.M.; 11:45 A.M.

Communicants will enter the centre doors, line up across the front before the altar steps, respond to the prayers, take communion, go to the seats designated and pray.  Then at the signal from the attendant, they will exit the side doors; the pews will be sanitized, and the attendant can let the next eight enter.  The doors will stay locked, but will open to let in the next group of worshippers for the succeeding time period.

Permanent link to this article:

Parish Website

I think the new parish website is ready to “Go Live”.

Check it out at and let me know what you think.

Deacon Alan

Permanent link to this article:


The parish bulletin is available again on the parish website..

Permanent link to this article:

St. Leo Website Development

I hope we can build a website that will focus on the parish, the community, the schools, and the homes.

I think we need:
– People who are trained to manage the site so that there are backups and the tasks shared.
– People with different perspectives and experience. With the parish at the centre, we will be relevant to young and old.
– People in touch with the community, the other faith communities, the schools, and news and events that promote and support families.
– A place where faith can be shared, learned, and grow.
– To grow in faith through education, communication, art, history, music.
– To maintain the community that St. Leo parish is.

I don’t know yet if the new website can do this, but it’s worth a try!

I would appreciate your thoughts.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Alan

Permanent link to this article:

Ash Wednesday

Hello Everyone

There will still be significant restrictions, at least for the beginning of Lent which begins with Ash Wednesday February 17th.
Physical contact in giving ashes is not possible this year. However, Fr. Frank will bless ashes on Ash Wednesday and samples will be made available for parishioners who wish to obtain blessed ashes. The church will be open from 9 am until 11 am, and in the afternoon from 4 pm to 7:30 pm. Parishioners are welcome to stop by during those times, take a packet of ashes, place some on one’s forehead and take the rest home for others.

Permanent link to this article:

Coming Soon – New Parish Website

A new parish website is in development (until notified, continue to use ).

The temporary development site can be viewed at

An good example of the possibilities for the new website can be seen by visiting

Any feedback/comments would be appreciated.

Permanent link to this article:

New Parish Website Coming

Sometime in the near future, the St. Leo website will move to the new platform provided by the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Deacon Alan is prepared to manage the site and hopes parishioners will contribute ideas, expertise, and participation. Please contact Deacon Alan
( or if you can contribute.

Take a look at This is the first site to go live with the new platform. Please be thorough in checking out the details; there is a lot of potential for our site.

Peace be with you,

Deacon Alan

Permanent link to this article:

Women of the Word – Toronto

Permanent link to this article:

Nativity Of Our Lord

Throughout Advent we lit candles.

  • The first candle symbolizes hope and is called the “Prophet’s Candle.” The prophets of the Old Testament, especially Isaiah, waited in hope for the Messiah’s arrival. The purple color symbolizes royalty, repentance, and fasting. 
  • The second candle represents faith and is called “Bethlehem’s Candle.” Micah had foretold that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, which is also the birthplace of King David. The second candle is also purple to symbolism preparation for the coming king.
  • The third candle symbolizes joy and is called the “Shepherd’s Candle.” To the shepherd’s great joy, the angels announced that Jesus came for humble, unimportant people like them, too. In liturgy, the color rose signifies joy. This candle is colored pink to represent joyfulness and rejoicing.
  • The fourth candle represents peace and is called the “Angel’s Candle.” The angels announced that Jesus came to bring peace–He came to bring people close to God and to each other again. This color is also purple to represent the culmination of love through the Messiah.
  • The (optional) fifth candle represents light and purity and is called “Christ’s candle.” It is placed in the middle and is lit on Christmas Day. This candle is white to represent pure light and victory.

May you have hope, faith, joy and peace this Christmas.

Permanent link to this article: