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.
To be a visible sign of the Body of
Christ in our welcome, witness and celebration of all that we are as People of
Father Ray Huntley, Pastor
Mary Clare Sampson, Faith Formation
Leo & Viola Penny, Parish Deacon
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
Council & Committees
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
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.
& Administration Committee - Oversees the temporal
management of the Parish.