Parish of Saint Leonard
New Waterford & Area, NS

  Faith Formation in Our Parish


                              Children’s Liturgy of the Word

At our 4 PM Saturday and 11 AM Sunday liturgies, children are invited to take part in the Children’s Liturgy of the Word.  This provides children with the opportunity to hear the readings of the day from the Children’s Lectionary and to discuss these readings with catechists.  We encourage all parents/caregivers of children ages 4 to 12 years to bring them to the 4 PM Saturday or 11 AM Sunday liturgy and give them the opportunity to know and understand God’s Word.  Children under the age of four must be accompanied by an adult.


Breaking Open the Word

Breaking Open the Word will be cancelled this week for March Break, but will resume on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 6:30 PM at the Pastoral Centre (Union Highway).

Grades 6, 7 & 8

Faith Formation Sessions for Youth in Grades 6-8 will be cancelled this week for March Break, but will resume on Thursday, March 23, from 7-8 PM downstairs at the Pastoral Centre, 5310 Union Highway.

          Preparation for the Sacraments


-- The regular session for Confirmation Candidates will be cancelled this week for March Break, but will resume on Monday, March 20, 2017, at 7:30 PM at the Pastoral Centre.


-- Parents / Guardians of Candidates are asked to attend a meeting on the last Monday of each month – next on March 27 -- at 7:00 PM at the Pastoral Centre (5310 Union Highway).

First Eucharist

-- Bread Making Workshops are taking place on March 10 & 11.  At that time, parents were asked to indicate the date and time they would like their child to receive First Eucharist (Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 4:00 PM or Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 11:00 AM).  If your child did not attend, please phone the Pastoral Centre (902-862-2255) with this information.  Please note:  Parents of First Eucharist Candidates who were unable to attend the Learning Centres and the Bread Making Workshops will be notified of the alternate dates set for these activities.

If you have any questions regarding any of our Sacramental Preparation Programs, please contact Mary Clare Sampson at 574-8800 or email

First Eucharist Registration Form



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