At St. Leonard Parish, we strive to grow as a community of prayer and worship.  We hope that these resources will help you deepen your own prayer life!  Check back here throughout the liturgical year for additional seasonal resources.

Reflections for the Journey: Lent 2021

The Worship Committee organized a series of fourteen Gospel reflections by parishioners, staff, and clergy of St. Leonard throughout the season of Lent.  We have also included a worksheet that we hope will help you to discern your selection of Lenten practices.

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday Sunday, April 4, 2021   John 20:1-9 Reflection by Katie Garbarino Today’s Gospel finds Mary of Magdala arriving at Jesus’ tomb in the dark and finding that the stone blocking its entrance has been rolled away.  She runs …

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday Saturday, April 3, 2021   Mark 16:1-7 Reflection by Ashley Logsdon Holy Saturday is an uncomfortable, in-between sort of day.  We are nearing the end of a long Lenten journey, having fasted and prayed for several weeks.  We …

Good Friday

Good Friday Friday, April 2, 2021   John 18:1 - 19:42 Reflection by Father Lou Meiman I have never preached on Good Friday.  Not once.  In 33 years.  And the only explanation I can give has to do with Machu …

Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday Thursday, April 1, 2021   John 13:1-15 Reflection by Betty Ramser As I reflected on John 13:1-15, I was first struck by the emphasis on the washing of the disciples’ feet instead of the Eucharist, his Body and …

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Sunday, March 28, 2021   Mark 11:1-10 and Mark 14:1 – 15:47 Reflection by Deacon Ralph and Jane Bartley Christians around the world celebrate Palm Sunday, commemorating the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on a donkey with …

Solemnity of the Annunciation

Solemnity of the Annunciation Thursday, March 25, 2021   Luke 1:26-38 Reflection by Barbara Trompeter and Patti Nash In the Gospel reading of the Annunciation, Mary is troubled and afraid by what the angel was telling her.  She did not …

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Fifth Sunday of Lent Sunday, March 21, 2021   John 11:1-45 Reflection by Jerry & Darlene Sheehan This Gospel reading is from Year A, the cycle of readings traditionally used on this Sunday of Lent whenever a community is preparing to …

Solemnity of Saint Joseph

Solemnity of Saint Joseph Friday, March 19, 2021   Matthew 1:16,18-21,24a Reflection by David Dutschke A reflection on St. Joseph, husband to Mary and step-father to Jesus. The readings today are what we know about St. Joe.  He is one …

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Fourth Sunday of Lent Sunday, March 14, 2021   John 9:1-41 Reflection by Lucy Geerer This Gospel reading is from Year A, the cycle of readings traditionally used on this Sunday of Lent whenever a community is preparing to welcome new …

Feast of Saint Frances of Rome

Feast of Saint Frances of Rome Tuesday, March 9, 2021   Matthew 18:21-35 Reflection by Jo-Dee Jackson Happy feast day of Saint Frances of Rome! Our Gospel starts with Jesus telling us to forgive others seventy-seven times.  Wow!  That’s a …

Winter Retreat 2021

The staff of St. Leonard and St. Frances of Rome worked together to create a weekly Winter Retreat in January and February of 2021.

Winter Retreat, Week 1 – Epiphany & Longing for God

Epiphany & Longing for God Winter Retreat, Week 1 Introducing our Weekly Winter Retreat It's no secret that 2020 was a hard year.  As we enter into 2021, many of us are struggling with a whirlwind of emotions - exhaustion, …

Winter Retreat, Week 2 – Begotten, Beloved, Adopted

Begotten, Beloved, Adopted Winter Retreat, Week 2 Divine Adoption "Almighty ever-living God, who, when Christ had been baptized in the River Jordan and as the Holy Spirit descended upon him, solemnly declared him your beloved Son, grant that your children …

Winter Retreat, Week 3 – That All May Be One

That All May Be One Winter Retreat, Week 3 Prayer for Unity In a time of great division and polarization, we come to an important week of prayer for Christians around the world. Winter Retreat - Week 3 from Talgrace …

Winter Retreat, Week 4 – Journeying with Saint Paul

Journeying with Saint Paul Winter Retreat, Week 4 Conversion of Saint Paul "O God, who taught the whole world through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Paul, draw us, we pray, nearer to you through the example of him whose …

Winter Retreat, Week 5 – Embracing Both Sides of Celebration

Embracing Both Sides of Celebration Winter Retreat, Week 5 Nearing the end of our Weekly Winter Retreat In this second-to-last installment of our Winter Retreat, we welcome back Father Jerry Eifler for his reflections inspired by the Feast of the …

Winter Retreat, Week 6 – Journeying Together through Marriage

Journeying Together through Marriage Winter Retreat, Week 6 Concluding our Weekly Winter Retreat As we reach the finale of our Winter Retreat, we hope that you have found this to be a prayerful and faith-filled experience.  Thank you for journeying …

Advent 2020 Video Series

St. Leonard and our sister parish, St. Frances of Rome, collaborated on a video series featuring musical selections, Scripture readings, reflections, and at-home prayers during Advent 2020.

Advent 2020 Reflections

The Worship Committee of St. Leonard Parish collected prayer intentions and composed reflections to guide our community’s prayer throughout Advent 2020.

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