St. Leonard Catholic Church
Manotick, Ont
Monthly E-Newsletter for June 2016
Thank you for subscribing to the St. Leonard's monthly E-Newsletter. Please take note of the information on our Church Picnic coming up on June 12th  and come on out and join in the fun.

If you know someone who might benefit from this E-Newsletter, please forward it to them. The E-Newsletter will not be published in July and August and will resume on Sept 1st. Best wishes for a great summer!  

Pastor's Message
Spring Renovation
Spring is usually a time when we think of renovating our home. At our first meeting of the spring season, Pastoral Council embarked on a journey of "divine renovation" for the Parish. It is a journey that we hope will take us from being a "maintenance parish" to a "missionary parish". It's a renovation that won't be finished in one season and eventually should impact us all.
For you to appreciate the process that we have embarked upon I would encourage you to read the book "Divine Renovation" by Fr. James Mallon. We have much to learn from Fr. Mallon's experiences and insights and we see them as highly applicable to our own circumstances here at St. Leonard's. In the short term we will be developing a vision statement and hope to have a working group review and outline our priorities by September.
Central to this renewal effort will be bringing more people (both parishioners and the un-churched) to a personal relationship with Christ. The overarching goal of our "divine renovation" here at St. Leonard's will be to foster a community where individuals become disciples. St. Leonard's will be a place where you encounter Jesus, are formed in your faith and become eager to head out to spread the "good news" to your family, your friends and your community. I would humbly ask that you reflect on this initiative and pray that it be inspired by the Holy Spirit. God Bless! Father Titus

Growing your Faith 
Adult Faith Formation at St. Leonard

Adult faith formation at St. Leonard aims to deepen people's contact with Jesus Christ via educational and enrichment opportunities. Designed to touch the intellect as well as the heart, these programs help people live and experience a more Christ-centered life.

We offer two programs for adults at St. Leonard; Alpha and Formed. Alpha is a large group program that runs for ten weeks in the Parish Hall and provides and introduction to Christianity in an informal and fun format. Stay tuned for the announcement of the dates and times for the next program.

The other program currently available to all St. Leonard parishioners is an online program called FORMED.  
FORMED offers in-depth faith formation at your fingertips and allows you to personalize your faith formation experience. Many parishes in Canada, including St. Leonard, are subscribed to this exciting new online platform, This "Catholic version of Netflix" can be streamed to your TV or mobile device and contains some of the best Catholic content there is - video series, movies, books and study programs - all to help you grow in your faith, find deeper peace with God, and share what you believe with others.  
To register now for FORMED go to our web page announcement and sign-up. New content is continuing to be added, so return as often as you wish to discover more. 

    Community News
Confirmation at Notre Dame Basilica 
On Sunday,   May 29th,  79 children of St. Leonard Parish received the sacrament of Confirmation at Notre Dame Basilica.  The Most Reverend Christian Riesbeck, CC, V.G. Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa and our own Pastor Reverend Titus Egbueh presided over the ceremony, calling on the Holy Spirit to be with our young people as they became fully confirmed in our Catholic faith.  A special thank-you to the many volunteers and supporters that made the 2016 Confirmation program a success and to the parents that also prepared their children for their big day.  Special mention to Hilda Cambareri our catechist and Joanne and Jim Kile who dedicated many hours to this worthy cause.  
What's on in June    
Church Picnic: June 12th after the 11:00 am Mass

Come one and come all to the St. Leonard Church Picnic! It will be held at the Church grounds on June 12th after the 11:00 am Mass. This is a great event for the children and a wonderful opportunity to have some fun and meet some of your fellow parishioners.

This year's picnic will be a potluck event and parishioners are requested to contribute their favorite recipes. There will be music and games for everybody and we look forward to sharing a good time together. For further information check out the sign-up sheet at the entrance to the Church or contact
Travel With Father Titus: Grand Tour of Catholic Italy May 7-17, 2017
Travel with Father Titus to Rome, Florence. Assisi, and Padua/Venice in the Spring of 2017.
An information meeting will be held on Tues, June 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall. For further information visit our website
June 1  Pastoral Council Meeting  (7 p.m.)
June 7  Information Night on Pilgrimage to Italy with Father Titus  (7 p.m.)
June 8  Knights of Columbus Meeting ( 7 p.m.)
June 9  Baptismal Preparation Meeting  (7 p.m.)
June 12  Parish Picnic after the 11:00 Mass
June 22  CWL Meeting ( 7 p.m.)

After the 9 am and 11 am Sunday masses in June coffee will be served in the Parish Hall. Click on the Parish Calendar for a full listing of upcoming meetings and events.
Update on St. Leonard Communications
Stay Connected over the Summer

Over the summer stay up to date on what is going on at St. Leonard through the St. Leonard Facebook page or through the St. Leonard Parish app. 

The St.Leonard Parish app is easy to install from Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.
Don't have a smart phone or tablet? Like us on Facebook. Special events and reminders are posted continually on the St.Leonard Facebook page BUT you have to LIKE the page.   Do it now - go to the St.Leonard Facebook page and LIKE the page. SHARE with your friends!