Parish of Saint Leonard
New Waterford & Area, NS

How We Began

The Parish of St. Leonard was founded on the feast of Pentecost, May 27, 2007, through a decree of the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Antigonish in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Parish of St. Leonard is the result of an amalgamation of five parishes - Our Lady of Mount Carmel, St. Agnes, St. Alphonsus, St. Joseph (New Victoria), and St. Michael?s - and one mission - St. Joseph (Lingan). Together, community members have combined resources and are working toward a new sense of Church.

 

Our Mission

 To be a visible sign of the Body of Christ in our welcome, witness and celebration of all that we are as People of God.

 

Who We Are

Pastoral Team

Father Ray Huntley, Pastor

Mary Clare Sampson, Faith Formation

Leo & Viola Penny, Parish Deacon

 

Parish Staff

Florence Campbell, Parish Secretary

Mary Grechuk, Parish Bookkeeper

Willena Blackwood, Administrative Support

Barb Baker, Pastoral Centre Volunteer

Wilfred Boudreau, Caretaker

Brian Grechuk, Caretaker

Leonard McCarthy, Caretaker

Cheryl MacDonald, Rectory Cook


 

Pastoral Council & Committees

The Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Pastoral Team, and through that means, to the Pastor. 

 

Catechesis & Youth Committee - Governs all activities involved in the ongoing faith formation and development of all parishioners.

 

Liturgy Committee - Oversees the promotion of full, active and conscious participation in the praise and worship of God. 

 

Pastoral Care of the Sick Committee - Oversees the pastoral care of the sick, shut-in and bereaved in our Christian community.

 

Social Justice Committee - Promotes our commitment to Christian Service through our St. Vincent de Paul Societies and to issues concerning justice and peace, our environment and care for the earth.

 

Finance & Administration Committee - Oversees the temporal management of the Parish.

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