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Mass Time at St Leonard Faith Community

Sunday: 10:30 AM
*Please contact the community office for special Mass times @ 937-435-3626.
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St Leonard Faith Community
Located on the grounds of St Leonard Senior Community
8100 Clyo Road
CENTERVILLE, OH
United States
Phone: 937-435-3626
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  • Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord April 9, 2017

    LIVING THE WORD
    Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
    April 9, 2017

    SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR MASS
    Find the readings at www.USCCB.org or in a Bible.

    Matthew 21:1–11
    Isaiah 50:4 –7
    Psalm 22:8 – 9, 17–18, 19 – 20, 23 – 24
    Philippians 2:6 –11
    Matthew 26:14 — 27:66 or 27:11– 54

    Pray with the Word

    Your Servant, Lord our God, speaks the word that all the weary long to hear.
    Your Son humbles himself to carry the Cross that your people long to embrace.
    As we enter into this Holy Week, let the same mind be in us that was in Christ Jesus.
    Empty us of ourselves, and draw us close to his Cross, that we may find in the obedience of Christ
    the strength to drink of the cup that did not pass him by.
    Who lives and reigns with you
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, for ever and ever.
    Amen.

    Prepare for the Word

    Use these questions to prepare yourself to hear the readings before attending Mass:

    What do you do to prepare for a special guest? Why do you want to treat guests with something extra or special?

    In what ways do you prepare to receive Christ’s Body and Blood at Mass?

    Reflect on the Word

    Use these questions to reflect on the readings after attending Mass:

    This week, the very people who would later crucify Christ welcome him into the city with shouts of joy. When is a time where you have turned your back on God?

    Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem solidifies his role as King. In Baptism, we are given this same anointing. What does it mean to share in Jesus’ kingly mission?

    Act on the Word

    Use these ideas to act on the readings during the week:
    Palm Sunday begins Holy Week. On Thursday of Holy Week, we begin the Sacred Paschal Triduum with the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. At this Mass, we will hear the Gospel reading of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. Doing so, Jesus gives us a great example of what it means to be a humble, servant leader. Your challenge this week is to model this action at home and at school. Volunteer to clean up after class one day. Hold the door open for your fellow classmates at the end of the school day instead of running out of class when the bell rings. Perhaps you can offer to cook a meal for your family and clean up after dinner. Ask your parents what would be helpful for you to do around the house. Mundane tasks such as these can be rather banal if we aren’t intentional about doing them in a place of love and servitude.

    The Living Word™ 2016–2017 © 2016Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications. All rights reserved. Orders 1-800-933-1800. Written by Sarah Ault; prayer written by Peter J. Scagnelli. Permission to publish granted by the Very Reverend Ronald A. Hicks, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Chicago, on November 12, 2015.

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent April 2, 201

    LIVING THE WORD
    Fifth Sunday of Lent
    April 2, 2017

    SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR MASS
    Find the readings at www.USCCB.org or in a Bible.

    Ezekial 37:12 –14
    Psalm 130:1– 2, 3 – 4, 5 – 6, 7– 8
    Romans 8:8 –11
    John 11:1– 45 or 11:3 –7, 17, 20 – 27, 33b – 45

    Pray with the Word

    As once in the vision, O God, your prophet summoned the spirit
    so that dry bones stood up alive, and as once your Son stood fearless at death’s door
    calling Lazarus to come forth alive, raise us up with Christ from the death of sin,
    that all of us, the elect and the baptized, may be unbound and set free.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.

    Prepare for the Word

    Use these questions to prepare yourself to hear the readings before attending Mass:

    When you pray, do you really believe that God hears and answers your call?

    Christ tells us that whoever lives and believes in him will have eternal life. How can you more deeply live and believe in Christ?

    Reflect on the Word

    Use these questions to reflect on the readings after attending Mass:

    In today’s Gospel, we see Jesus’ human nature when he weeps for his dead friend. What does it mean for your faith to reflect on the human nature of Jesus?

    What is something in your life that you need to let go of (or let die) so that you might rise to new life with Jesus?

    Act on the Word

    Use these ideas to act on the readings during the week:
    We hear in today’s Gospel that Jesus is the Resurrection and the life. He tells us that whoever believes in him will have eternal life. What does belief in God look like? Christ tells us repeatedly in the Gospel accounts that in order to follow him, we must love one another. In order to begin or, rather, (hopefully) continue to love one another, your weekly challenge is to do three random acts of kindness a day. This could be anything from holding the door open for classmates at school or washing the dishes after a meal without being asked. At the end of each day, reflect on these acts and think about what difference you made in those people’s life

    The Living Word™ 2016–2017 © 2016Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications. All rights reserved. Orders 1-800-933-1800. Written by Sarah Ault; prayer written by Peter J. Scagnelli. Permission to publish granted by the Very Reverend Ronald A. Hicks, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Chicago, on November 12, 2015

  • Fourth Sunday of Lent March 26, 2017

    LIVING THE WORD
    Fourth Sunday of Lent
    March 26, 2017

    SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR MASS
    Find the readings at www.USCCB.org or in a Bible.

    1 Samuel 16:1b, 6 –7, 10 –13a
    Psalm 23:1– 3a, 3b – 4, 5, 6
    Ephesians 5:8 –14
    John 9:1– 41 or 9:1, 6 – 9, 13 –17, 34 – 38

    Pray with the Word

    O God whose face we long to see, in Christ you come in search of us,
    judging not by outward appearance but gazing into our hearts at the light you have kindled.
    As once you gave Samuel insight to see young David as your shepherd-king,
    as once you led the man born blind to look on Christ and behold the face of your Anointed,
    so now clear our vision and focus our sight that all of us, the elect and baptized,
    may acknowledge Christ as the Light of the world.
    Who lives and reigns with you
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, for ever and ever.
    Amen.

    Prepare for the Word

    Use these questions to prepare yourself to hear the readings before attending Mass:

    To find clarity in a situation, we often need to see things from a different perspective. How can you look at things from a different angle this week when things get difficult?

    As you listen to the readings this week, think about a time when God has done something incredible for you. Give him thanks for all that he has done for you.

    Reflect on the Word

    Use these questions to reflect on the readings after attending Mass:

    Jesus cured the blind man so people would come to believe in God through him. Who is someone that has strengthened your faith because of how they live?

    We are often blind to our own faults, as the Pharisees are in this Gospel. What are some things to which you have been turning a blind eye?

    Act on the Word

    Use these ideas to act on the readings during the week:
    We live in a culture where we are constantly bombarded with judgmental comments. Celebrities, for example, are always under the scrutiny of the public eye; we hear about what they wore or what they did and why it wasn’t good enough. Our culture does not, however, typically focus on self-reflection, on taking time to look at our own lives to see ways in which we can improve ourselves. This week, your challenge is to reflect on your day every night. Think of three things you did well and three things you would like to improve if you were given the chance.

    The Living Word™ 2016–2017 © 2016Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications. All rights reserved. Orders 1-800-933-1800. Written by Sarah Ault; prayer written by Peter J. Scagnelli. Permission to publish granted by the Very Reverend Ronald A. Hicks, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Chicago, on November 12, 2015

  • Third Sunday of Lent March 19, 2017

    LIVING THE WORD
    Third Sunday of Lent
    March 19, 2017

    SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR MASS
    Find the readings at www.USCCB.org or in a Bible.

    Exodus 17:3 –7
    Psalm 95:1–2, 6–7, 8–9
    Romans 5:1– 2, 5 – 8
    John 4:5 – 42 or 4:5 –15, 19b – 26, 39a, 40 – 42

    Pray with the Word

    O God, you loved us while we were yet sinners;
    in Christ you come in search of us.
    We thirst for your grace.
    As once at Moses’ hand in the desert,
    as once at Jacob’s well with the Samaritan woman,
    so now make your gift of faith in all of us,
    elect and baptized,
    a spring of living water, leaping up to eternal life.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.

    Prepare for the Word

    Use these questions to prepare yourself to hear the readings before attending Mass:

    Be aware this week of people who are sitting by themselves in the cafeteria at school or during a break at work. What is holding you back from inviting them to sit with you?

    Think about a time that you were excited about something that happened to you and you couldn’t wait to tell everyone about it. Would it be different if it was a religious experience?

    Reflect on the Word

    Use these questions to reflect on the readings after attending Mass:

    The woman at the well spread the Good News to everyone she met after her encounter with Jesus. Has there ever been a time where you felt moved to share the Gospel with someone in your life?

    Jesus speaks of himself as the Living Water. What can you do to more fully participate in the eternal life Christ promises us?

    Act on the Word

    Use these ideas to act on the readings during the week:
    This week, we see the woman at the well struggle to confess her sins of being with a man who is not her husband. Not wanting to confess our sins is a common experience for many of us. This week, participate in an examination of conscience at least once. If possible, partake in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Even if you don’t have access to the sacrament, spend time reflecting on the sins you have committed and make a plan of how you will try to resist similar temptations in the future.

    The Living Word™ 2016–2017 © 2016 Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications. All rights reserved. Orders 1-800-933-1800. Written by Sarah Ault; prayer written by Peter J. Scagnelli. Permission to publish granted by the Very Reverend Ronald A. Hicks, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Chicago, on November 12, 2015.

  • Second Sunday of Lent March 12, 2017

    LIVING THE WORD
    Second Sunday of Lent
    March 12, 2017

    SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR MASS
    Find the readings at www.USCCB.org or in a Bible.

    Genesis 12:1– 4a
    Psalm 33:4 – 5, 18 –19, 20, 22
    2 Timothy 1:8b-10
    Matthew 17:1– 9

    Pray with the Word

    God who called our ancestors Abraham and Sarah, God of the covenant,
    in a bright cloud you overshadowed Peter, James, and John and made them witnesses to your Son’s transfigured glory. It is good for us to be here! Let us listen with every generation of disciples to your Son, the Beloved, with whom you are well pleased. Then, at his touch, may we get up and go unafraid to tell others about the life and immortality Jesus has brought to life.
    Who lives and reigns with you
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, for ever and ever.
    Amen.

    Prepare for the Word

    Use these questions to prepare yourself to hear the readings before attending Mass:

    Today, most of us are always plugged in to our phones or music devices. What are you usually listening to when you are wearing your headphones? How does this reflect how Christ has called you to be?

    Reflect on the Word

    Use these questions to reflect on the readings after attending Mass:

    The disciples were so in awe of what they saw on the mountaintop that they wanted to build tents and stay there. Have you had an experience so grand that you wanted to freeze it in time?

    God spoke to the Apostles and they fell in awe. Has God ever spoken to you so clearly that you fell in awe and thanksgiving?

    Act on the Word

    Use these ideas to act on the readings during the week:
    Lent is a time in our lives where we can make choices that help us transform ourselves to be able to share more fully in the glory of God. If you have not done so already, take some time to decide what you will give up this Lent or what you will add to your daily/weekly routine. Be intentional about what you choose. How is this sacrifice of time or of giving up adding to your ability to hear God’s voice more clearly in your life? Is what you have chosen going to continue transforming your life after the forty days of Lent are over? Once you have decided what your sacrifice will be, make a plan of how you will stay strong in your decision. What will you do when you feel like giving up? To whom will you go to help hold you accountable?


    The Living Word™ 2016–2017 © 2016Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications. All rights reserved. Orders 1-800-933-1800. Written by Sarah Ault; prayer written by Peter J. Scagnelli. Permission to publish granted by the Very Reverend Ronald A. Hicks, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Chicago, on November 12, 2015.