Monthly E-Newsletter for Sept 2015
A new way to stay in touch

This month we are introducing our first electronic newsletter. It gives us a new way to reach all parishioners with important messages and news on upcoming events. If you know someone who might benefit from this E-Newsletter please forward it to them.

Pastor's Message
Welcome back!

It's been a busy summer here at St. Leonard's and I am especially pleased to welcome back all of our parishioners who may have been away at the cottage or on long summer vacations. Our Parish family suffered a great loss with the passing of Deacon Jeff Nelson in July and I am sure all of you will join me in heartfelt support for Jeff's wife Janet and all of the Nelson family.

As we launch our program for the fall our priority will continue to be the development of a strong and vibrant Catholic community where we come together to celebrate God's love. By focusing on being welcoming and friendly we will make St. Leonard's a special place along the shores of the beautiful Rideau River for all to come and seek communion and solidarity with Jesus. This month, in response to Pope Francis's call to "be a church that finds new roads", we will establish an evangelization team to study and implement new ways that we can bring more Catholics into a personal relationship with Christ and His Church. This monthly electronic newsletter is one such example of "a new road".
As the children head back to school and the pace of our lives quickens, I encourage you to remember to keep God in the center of your life. Look for His presence and seek His company in your daily life. Bring the good news of the risen Lord to your family and friends and show by your example what it means to be a follower of Christ. God Bless!

What's on in September
Staying involved supports our Faith!

Sept 10 at 7:30 pm:  Baptism Preparation Meeting
Sept 22 at 7:00 pm:  First Communion Information Meeting.
Sept 26-27 after all Masses: Parish Ministries Fair

Sept 12 at 10:00 am or Sept 29 at 6:30 pm: Confirmation Information Meeting 

Sept 16, 17, 18:  No weekday masses. Father Titus is away.

After the 9 am and 11 am Sunday masses in September coffee will be served in the Parish Hall.
Click on the "Parish Calendar" for a full listing of upcoming meetings and events.

Important Info on the Newsletter
Timely information, respecting privacy and security

The purpose of our new electronic newsletter is to share timely information and to develop a secure electronic distribution system so that if major developments occur, we can communicate swiftly to all parishioners. We are using a secure service called Constant Contact and your email address will not be shared with any other parties. Only the Pastor or his delegate will have the authority to distribute information using this system. In this way you can be assured that you are receiving only relevant information and that you will not receive any junk mail or malicious and/or inappropriate content.

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