BISHOP MALONE TO LEAD A PRAYER SERVICE WITH THE SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK

BISHOP MALONE TO LEAD A PRAYER SERVICE WITH THE SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK

Visit St. Leo the Great Church on Sunday, February 28 at 3:00pm Mercy Hour, as Bishop Richard J. Malone leads a Prayer Service with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

Prior to and after the Anointing,UB School of Pharmacy Students will be available from 2 – 5pm with important health related information.  Be sure to stop by the information tables which will provide health resources regarding  Diabetes, Heart Health, Self-Care, Immunizations and Drug Abuse.  Vial for Life will be available.  They will be able to take Blood Pressures also.

Come to the Anointing Service early or stay late and take advantage of these resources.  All are welcome!

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Preparing for the upcoming season of Lent

Preparing for the upcoming season of Lent

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For our Plus 10 Sunday, on the last weekend of January, we shared some videos preparing us for the upcoming season of Lent.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX899_np_iQ”][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkqHQGdPwMo”][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxV2Bs9Rr0A”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

New Building News

New Building News

The advisory committee members met on Wednesday evening July 1, 2015 to begin discussions on a new ministry center for our parish. With the sale of the original school building finalized, and an expected disposition this fall, we turn our attention to planning a new parish center. This is an exciting time for the parish. The closing of our elementary school was certainly a disappointment, and took us all by surprise. Now we move forward with guidance of the Holy Spirit and we have an opportunity to make a positive impact on parish life here at St. Leo the Great.

During the coming two months the advisory committee has been charged with making recommendations to our Pastor for the new parish center. The committee has a full agenda including:

  • Looking at local parish centers to see what others have done in an effort to create the best possible combination of spaces to serve the needs of our community.
  • Analyzing existing space utilization to determine what sort of spaces we need to create.
  • Looking at various possibilities to construct a parish center on the available land.

The overall schedule is to complete the these first steps by September so we can prepare Final Designs by the end of the year in an effort to get our parish center open by the end of 2016.

The committee agreed to continue to seek wide parish input by holding parish meetings open to all as the committee’s work progresses.

Below you will find the names of the committee members who have agreed to serve. Feel free to express your concerns or ideas with any of them.

Duane Cady Jenny Kassab Mike Santoro
Mike Couche Bob Kirchgessner Doug Scheid
Dave Ehrke Peter Knox Dave Scott
Michele Hector Joe Marris Bobbi Sobol
Peter Hector Ken Meshlovitz Rev. Msgr. Zapfel
Russ Jacobs Tom Messana
Plus 10 Sundays – Advent

Plus 10 Sundays – Advent

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]During Advent, we viewed the following videos prior to the opening hymn of the Mass as families were selected to walk in the procession to light a candle on the advent wreath. The last video, Christ candle, was shown on Christmas Eve to welcome the birth of Our Savior.

November 28-29              The Preparation Candle
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December 5-6                   The Hope Candle         
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December 12-13               The Joy Candle        
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December 19-20               The Love Candle           
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December 24                     The Christ Candle         
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Plus 10 Sundays

Plus 10 Sundays

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In October-we had technical difficulty but one video was shown on Oct. 24:

Why do we Confess our Sins to a Priest?
BustedHalo.com’s fantastic introduction to the Sacraments series:
Why do we have to confess our sins to a priest?
Can’t we just pray to God for forgiveness?
If I sin but no one is affected then can I say, “no harm, no foul?”

These questions and more are answered in this edition of “Sacraments 101,” a web video series geared for those who’d like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.

The Sacrament of Penance (aka Reconciliation) is one of the healing sacraments, and celebrates the loving embrace of God when we turn toward him and away form our sins. View Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz5-vu6A58E

This was shown on Oct 31/Nov1 weekend:

How Does the Catholic Church Declare Official Saints?
Have you ever wondered about the steps to canonization – that is, being named a saint by the Catholic Church?
Who is eligible? What happens on the way to being named a saint?
Aren’t there miracles involved?
We answer all those questions and more in this saint-filled video. View Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUGRdpRJWYA[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz5-vu6A58E”][vc_column_text]This was shown on Oct 31 / Nov 1 weekend:

How Does the Catholic Church Declare Official Saints?
Have you ever wondered about the steps to canonization – that is, being named a saint by the Catholic Church?
Who is eligible? What happens on the way to being named a saint?
Aren’t there miracles involved?

We answer all those questions and more in this saint-filled video. View Video:[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUGRdpRJWYA”][/vc_column][/vc_row]