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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.
All masses are open to everyone.

Reconciliation available by appointment. 
Call the community office @ 937-435-3626.
Office hours: 9:00-3:00, Monday-Friday
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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  • 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.

  • First Sunday of Lent March 5, 2017

    LIVING THE WORD
    First Sunday of Lent
    March 5, 2017

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

    Genesis 2:7– 9; 3:1–7
    Psalm 51:3 – 4, 5 – 6, 12 –13, 17
    Romans 5:12 –19 or 5:12, 17–19
    Matthew 4:1–11

    Pray with the Word

    Because you have formed us from the dust, Lord God,
    you know well how deeply sin has scarred our human nature.
    Strengthen us, then, as we set out on the Lenten journey.
    Make us victorious with Christ over the deceptions of the tempter,
    so we may come at length in the joy of the Holy Spirit
    to the celebration of the Lord’s glorious Passover.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.

    Prepare for the Word

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

    What is God’s will for you and for your life?

    How do you stay rooted in God?

    Reflect on the Word

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

    How can you trust God for your basic needs, instead of relying on things or your own efforts?

    How do you know when food or security is enough?

    Act on the Word

    Use these ideas to act on the readings during the week:
    This week, look around your room or in your purse or backpack and consider what you have that represents the three needs of today’s Gospel. What items represent food or nourishment? What items represent safety? What items represent respect or prestige? For each of those items, think of a way to mark it in a way that reminds you to trust God first. One way to do this is to paint a small symbol on the bottom of the item or put a tag on it. Whenever you see your mark, remind yourself to follow the example of Jesus. Do not recklessly put God to the test, but rather ask for God’s input humbly.
    This Sunday is the First Sunday of Lent. You may want to consider participating in an ongoing Lenten practice, such as journaling or praying throughout Lent. You may want to check out some Lenten resources for teens, such as Return to the Lord: Praying and Living Lent or What Am I Doing for Lent This Year? For Teens.

    The Living Word™ 2016–2017 © 2016Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications. All rights reserved. Orders 1-800-933-1800. Written by Kristine Neumayer Jenkins; 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.

  • Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 26, 2017

    LIVING THE WORD
    Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    February 26, 2017

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

    Isaiah 49:14 –15
    Psalm 62:2 – 3, 6 –7, 8 – 9
    1 Corinthians 4:1– 5
    Matthew 6:24 – 34

    Pray with the Word

    As you clothe in splendor the lilies of the field,
    so you know all that we need, heavenly Father,
    and your providential love embraces all your creatures.
    Sustain us with the power of your Spirit,
    that, in the midst of each day’s anxieties and troubles,
    we may not succumb to self-centeredness or greed,
    but, as trustworthy stewards of your mysteries,
    seek first your kingdom and to its righteousness.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.

    Prepare for the Word

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

    Do I trust God to take care of me or my family? Why or why not?

    How can I deepen this trust?

    Reflect on the Word

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

    What have been some curveballs in your life that made you change directions?

    What things do you worry about in your life?
    How can trusting in God help you to worry less?

    Act on the Word

    Use these ideas to act on the readings during the week:
    In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus says, “Why are you anxious about clothes? . . . If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?” Now is the time to go through your clothes and get rid of the things that you don’t really need. What items of clothing do you have too many of? Fold your extra clothes neatly in shopping bags and arrange to donate them to the poor. Do your best to keep only what you need. Then, every time you get a new outfit, select one item that you will donate. See how it feels to focus more on God than on clothes. Pay attention when you find yourself stressing over what to wear. Take notice when you’re spending a lot of time figuring out where to go to eat, or if you’re spending a lot of money on snacks or sodas. Each time you find yourself doing something similar, offer up a short prayer like this one: Jesus, help me find you. At night, pray that God will show you how to seek his Kingdom.

    The Living Word™ 2016–2017 © 2016Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications. All rights reserved. Orders 1-800-933-1800. Written by John Angotti and Kristine Neumayer Jenkins; 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.

  • Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time February 19, 2017

    LIVING THE WORD
    Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
    February 19, 2017

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

    Leviticus 19:1– 2, 17–18
    Psalm 103:1– 2, 3 – 4, 8, 10, 12 –13
    1 Corinthians 3:16 – 23
    Matthew 5:38 – 48

    Pray with the Word

    In Jesus, your Son, broken and humiliated on the Cross,
    you have revealed, O God, the unconquerable power of love.
    Open our hearts to the gift of your Spirit,
    and break within us the chains of violence and hatred,
    so that, free to love even our enemies, we may share in the triumph of good over evil
    and bear witness with our very lives to the Gospel of peace.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.

    Prepare for the Word

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

    In what ways am I most tempted to destroy my physical and emotional self?

    How can I call on God for help in overcoming this temptation?

    Reflect on the Word

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

    Which of your actions or behaviors show that you are a temple of God?

    Which of your actions or behaviors fail to reflect that you are a temple of God?

    Act on the Word

    Use these ideas to act on the readings during the week:
    There is an old practice of prayer called lectio divina, in which a person meditates over and over again on a passage from Scripture. This week, practice lectio divina with the passage from this Sunday’s Second Reading: “Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” Place yourself in a comfortable position, and allow yourself to become silent. Then, read the Second Reading in full from your Bible, concentrating on this phrase.
    Then, take the phrase into yourself. Memorize it and slowly repeat it to yourself, allowing it to interact with your worries, feelings, and ideas. Don’t feel like you have to put up blinders to any memories or thoughts that arise — they are part of your prayer. Invite yourself into dialogue with God. Tell him what you have discovered through this process of prayer, and let him speak to you and be present to you through the words of Scripture. When you are finished praying, take a few moments of silence to reorient yourself to your space before going on with your day.

    Listen to the song, “Shelter your Name” by Danielle Rose.
      

    The Living Word™ 2016–2017 © 2016Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications. All rights reserved. Orders 1-800-933-1800. Written by John Angotti and Kristine Neumayer Jenkins; 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.

  • Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 12, 2017

    LIVING THE WORD
    Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    February 12, 2017

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

    Sirach 15:15 – 20
    Psalm 119:1– 2, 4 – 5, 17–18, 33 – 34
    1 Corinthians 2:6 –10
    Matthew 5:17– 37 or 5:20 – 22a, 27– 28, 33 – 34a, 37

    Pray with the Word

    From the mountain where his disciples gathered around him,
    O God of integrity, Jesus, your Son, the teacher of righteousness,
    calls us to forsake anger and to renounce lust.
    As we come to offer your gift at your altar, make us eager in seeking reconciliation,
    so that we may live the Gospel of your Kingdom with single-hearted devotion,
    our every thought filled with respect for one another, and our every deed with reverence.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.

    Prepare for the Word

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

    What type of person am I trying to be or to become?

    What rules am I using as a blueprint to get there?

    Does what I do more about God or myself?

    Reflect on the Word

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

    Do you think that our culture is more concerned about following procedures, or about following God? Why?

    Act on the Word

    Use these ideas to act on the readings during the week:
    This week, consider some of the rules that you are asked to follow, not just those that you’ve learned at church, but also those that you have at home, at school, at your job, driving on the road, and so on. Which of these rules do you follow best? Why? Which do you most often break? What is your motivation for following rules? What do you need to do in order to be motivated by goodness and love?
    Listen to the song “Perfect” by Hedley.

    The Living Word™ 2016–2017 © 2016Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications. All rights reserved. Orders 1-800-933-1800. Written by John Angotti, Tim Denin, and Kristine Neumayer Jenkins; 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.