Faith Formation for Adults

Formational Ministries Commission

The commission shall establish and recommend goals and objectives annually to the parish pastoral council that flow from the pastoral plan for the parish.  These goals and objectives are to address the educational and formational needs of the parish and faith community.   

Adult Formational Ministries 

Saint Leo has expanded adult education opportunities to include several new ministries. We’re building and offering better ways to serve the many populations that make up our wonderful parish community. For more information on all the programs below, please check our website, Facebook page and bulletin often or call the church office at 336.724.0561.

Morning Ministries - Educational, practical and social programs from 9:00 – 11:00 AM for seniors. Mr. Burley Strader is our facilitator and coordinator for all Morning Ministries’ opportunities. 

Wednesday Evening Ministries - Catechetical programs for adults held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. 

Saint Monica Holy Hour - Entrusting the written intentions of parishioners to Saint Monica as part of a Novena and Litany each Thursday morning from 9:00 – 10:00 AM in the church. 

Catholic Cancer Support Ministry - A group designed to accompany people living wtih cancer, cancer survivors and their caregivers with faith-filled support, knowledge and resources. Featuring spiritually based and cancer specific speakers, small groups with peer facilitators, mentors and resources (book lists, online and local services/programs). We are blessed with a leadership team of clergy, religious, oncologists, psychologists, cancer nurses, cancer survivors, caregivers and parishioners living with cancer. This group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 7:00 pm in the Saint Cecilia room. 

Bereavement Ministry - Joanne Parcell is our facilitator and coordinator for Healing Companions. This group meets the first and third Thursday of each month to provide structured, Catholic based grief ministry support. 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month, 7 - 9 PM, Msgr. Showfety Room. *Please note: May through September, this group will ONLY meet the 1st Thursday of each month. 

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Adult Education Room - Please stop by the old annex/new Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Room any time to enjoy a quiet, comfortable and relaxing way to either read or take advantage of our numerous DVD catechetical programs on your own time. Please contact the church office at 336.724.0561 for more information, a current list of available programs or to schedule a time to view a program. And bring your friends! 

Christian Book Club

Join fellow parishioners to discuss assigned books throughout the year.  We meet every other Sunday at 7:00 PM in the Monsignor Showfety Conference Room of the Bishop Begley Parish Center.  

Contact:  Mary Riser  336.817.5976 or using our contact form.


We are a group of young men and women who encourage one another to grow in holiness and live a Christian life in the midst of the modern world.  We meet regularly for prayer and study, inspiring speakers, conferences, social events and service projects. By living true Christian friendship, we support one another in learning about and living our faith. 

Women's Group  
Weekly, Every Monday, 7:30 pm 
First Monday of the month -  Pray the rosary - Bethany's place (1714 Lynwood Avenue)  
Our weekly group meets at Chrissy's house. No preparation is required. 

Men’s Group
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 8:00 pm
Hubbard's House
The men's group meets at Michael Hubbard's house (3218 Chelsea Village Circle).         

Summer Holy Hour
Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm 
Holy Family Catholic Church 
We'll be spending a holy hour with Jesus on Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Holy Family in Clemmons. We'd love for you to join us in prayer! 

Brunch After Mass 
Sunday, August 5th, 12:00 Noon
Five Points 
Join us for brunch after the 10:30 am Mass! Please RSVP to Shannon Casey ( by the Friday before so we have enough seats. 

Contact:  Frassati using our contact form.  
Facebook page:

Men’s Prayer Group

The men of Saint Leo are invited to attend a Prayer Group on Thursday mornings from 6:45 AM – 7:30 AM in the Msgr. Showfety Room of the Bishop Begley Parish Center.  The Gospel for the upcoming Sunday is the focus with commentary and the opportunity to learn from your fellow parishioners. You do not have to be a Biblical scholar to participate! And there is no registration, just come and join us! 

Contact:  Paul Hoeing using our contact form

Testimonies from participants: 

  • "The meetings have given me new perspectives on the Gospel readings. Hearing the point-of-views of the other men has opened my mind to the many ways that Jesus has influenced my life." 
  • "The discussions we have each week help me better understand how God wants me to live the message of the Gospel." 
  • "Participating in the Men's Prayer Group is one of the highlights of my week. The studying of the Gospel with fellow parishioners deepens my faith and enriches the Sunday Mass. This time is well spent and a great way to start each Thursday." 
  • It is inspiring to hear the comments and insight brought to the group by the men's sharing's. It brings the Gospel to life. By reading the Sunday Gospels each week, I start to see how Jesus is leading us like He lead his disciples to a better understanding as to what Jesus expects of me." 

Sunday Morning Adult Education

*This group will meet again in Fall 2017. Please stay tuned for more details!
This group meets during the children's Faith Formation and every one is welcome! Participate as much (or as little) as you wish. Bring a Catechism if you have one, and we’ll have lots of extra copies if you don’t. Coffee and cake will be served and young children are welcome to tag along. Sunday mornings: 9:10 am in the Parish Center Annex/Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton room. 

Wednesday Evening Adult Education

Saint Leo is home to a growing adult education program offering a wide variety of opportunities throughout the year.  Programs include one night speakers to six week DVD/small group discussion series.  Topics are chosen to meet the unique population that makes up our parish community. Check back here often for updates on upcoming programs.  Contact:  Mary Beth Young  336.724.0561 or using our contact form.  

From previous programs: 

Documents from John Reynolds' presentations

Guidelines on How to Read the Bible 

Bible Study Plan 

Read the Gospels First 

How to Read the Book of Genesis


Women’s Bible Study

9:30 am - 11:15 am  Parish Activity Center   

You’re welcome to join this vibrant group of women each Wednesday morning at 9:15 AM in the lower level of the Bishop Begley Parish Center.  A new Bible Study begins each September.  The format includes small group discussion and speakers. There is a registration fee for study materials. Visit the church office to register or fill out the Online Form below.  

Contact:  Mary Martha Douglas  336.727-0818 or using our contact form

Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 Women's Bible Study 

Wednesdays; September 6, 2017 - April 25, 2018 

Study: The First, Second, and Third Letter of John and the Revelation of St. John published by Ignatius Press 

Cost: $15 includes study guide; $5 study guide not included (membership only) 

Register here: Women's Bible Study 2017-2018 Online Registration Form 

Please register by Friday, August 4th, 2017. You may also visit the church office to fill out a form. **Kindly provide your current contact information even if it has been provided in the past. 

Payment: Online payment can be made here on our Online Giving page* or a check can be sent or dropped off at the St. Leo Church Office (335 Springdale Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27104). 

*If you make a payment through our online giving program, please be sure to choose Women's Bible Study Fund. 

Description: Have you ever wondered what all the mysterious imagery in Revelation means? Would you like to be filled with a message of HOPE and LOVE while getting to know other Catholic ladies in our area? Come join us for Bible Study! 

Childcare provided, if needed. If you are in need of financial assistance, have questions or need childcare, please contact Mary Martha Douglas at 336-727-0818 or through the link above. You may also contact the church office: 336-724-0561. Please do not let the cost of the study stop you from signing up!