The Amor Dei Charismatic Community
vision is that everyone may know God’s Love through the knowledge of Christ, the Living Word, and may grow as mature christians through the teachings of the church by sharing this love. At St. Leonard’s Amor Dei coordinates with other local churches to help the needy in the local community by providing food throughout the year and especially with our Christmas Hamper efforts.
Deltra Van Dongen 613-489-0124
Development & Peace
Development and Peaceis the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada, founded in 1968 by Canada’s bishops, laity and priests. It is inspired by the values of the Gospel, raises awareness in Canada about the root causes of poverty, and invites Canadians to participate in actions that will bring change. We are all called to live our daily lives according to values of justice and solidarity through prayer, action and almsgiving. Funded in part by the Canadian International Development Agency
(CIDA) and by personal donations of the faithful, Development and Peace provides support to partner organizations such as Caritas International, in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. There are two nation-wide campaigns annually: the Fall Action Campaign and the Share Lent Collection.
Caroll Woods 613-489-0852
The Pastoral Care Team, under the direction and leadership of the Pastor, provides pastoral care to members of the congregation in times of need and crisis. Our services include: spiritual direction, pastoral visits, group prayer ministry, Carleton Lodge Eucharistic ministry, transportation services, funeral ministry, and seniors’ mass ministry.
Request Services: Call or email the church office 613-692-4254
Catholic Womens League
The Catholic Women’s League of Canada
(CWL) is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God. The St. Leonard’s CWL would like to extend a warm invitation to all ladies of the Parish to join us for any of our meetings. We are a small but dynamic group that is growing and enjoying a diverse variety of activities including spiritual development, outings, organizing Parish events, supporting each other in our joys and sorrows, and praying for our friends, family and any one who needs God’s help. CWL for God and Canada.
Meetings: Once a month
Carol Dailey 613-825-6485
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal benefit society founded on the principles of charity, unity and fraternity by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut in 1882. The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 13,000 councils and 1.7 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan. St. Leonard’s Council #11752 has membership from St. Leonard’s Parish and the surrounding communities.
Meetings: 2nd Wed of the month (Sep-Jun) at 7:00 pm
Jerome Menton 613-692-1839 Grand Knight
The Catholic church believes that all humans have the right to life from conception to natural death. In Canada, over 100 thousand unborn babies die every year because they are aborted. That means that, since 1969, over two million Canadian children have been killed through abortion. St. Leonard parish actively participates in Pro-Life activities within our local community of Ottawa and stands in solidarity with the church on its stand for life.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
At St. Leonard’s 9:00 am Sunday mass, we practice a Children’s Liturgy of the Word. After the opening rites, the young children are invited by the pastor to depart for the church hall to have their own version of the Liturgy of the Word. At the beginning of the Liturgy of the Eucharist, the children return to the church. We cover the Gospel of the day at a level the children can understand and enjoy. We enrich this with discussion, prayers, songs, and crafts. We also try to raise awareness of God’s love, the humanity of Jesus, the Seasons of the Church, the understanding of symbols in the Mass and the context of the Bible. Our aim is to make the children’s experience of church meaningful, whilst helping them to grow in the faith of the Catholic Church and develop as full and active members of our Parish Community.
Sandra Valenti 613-822-0939
Meals On Wheels
Ottawa Meals on Wheels
is offered in Manotick through Rideau Community Support Services
. Meals on Wheels helps deliver hot meals and/or frozen meals and provides a vital security check for isolated people in our community. St. Leonard parishioners helps provide drivers to Meals on Wheels.
Social Action is a ministry at St Leonard’s that provides parishioners an expanded opportunity to learn about, and become involved in, various social action and social justice activities. Our mandate is to reach out to those in need of humanitarian aid, through involvement in some kind of social action with several local, domestic and international projects.
Development and Peace activities fall under this mandate, and as such, the parish rep for Development and Peace automatically becomes a member of the Social Action Ministry team. Members of the current Development and Peace team have all agreed to continue to serve on the new St Leonard Social Action Team. Newcomers to this new ministry team are most welcome.
Throughout the year, the parish will be presented with projects at all three levels (local, domestic, and international), offering St Leonard parishioners an opportunity to connect to and support social action efforts on a personal level.
Please watch the bulletin for more information.
Susan Killeen Ramsay 613-822-4782