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 Elizabeth Ann Seton room (former BBPC Annex).
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.
Currently reading: "The Seven Storey Mountain" by Thomas Merton
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.
***This group is taking a hiatus for the month of May. We will return on June 5th at Bethany's place.
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.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 8:00 pm
The men's group meets at Michael Hubbard's house (3218 Chelsea Village Circle).
Thursdays, 6:00 pm
Panera at Cloverdale
Join us to go over the Sunday readings! No preparation or bible study experience required.
Brunch After Mass
Sunday, June 4th, 12 Noon
RSVP to Shannon by the Friday before - email@example.com.
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:
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.