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.
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.
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!
Catholic Cancer Support Ministry
If you, or your loved one, is living with a cancer diagnosis, hearing from others who've been through one already can be a great source of comfort and support. Find inspiration and hope in the wisdom of fellow parishioners living with cancer, cancer survivors, caregivers and a variety of speakers. Join us the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7:00 PM in the Saint Cecilia Room, as we accompany one another on this journey.
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 Sinner's Guide" by Ven. Louis of Granada - This book strips away the glamour of sin while fortifying the soul for the resolute practice of Christian virtues. In fact, St. Teresa of Avila credited "The Sinner's Guide" with having converted over a million souls in her time!
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.
Weekly, Every Monday, 7:30 pm
First Monday of the month - Pray the rosary (cheat sheets provided)
Join us to read and discuss a spiritual work at Chrissy's (3155 Burke Mill Ct.). Please park in an unnumbered spot.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 8:00 pm
The men's group meets at Michael Hubbard's house (3218 Chelsea Village Circle).
Thursdays, 6:00 pm
Join us as we read and discuss the upcoming Sunday Mass readings. We're going to start meeting at Bethany's and Eric's (2015 Elizabeth Avenue). Call or text Bethany when you arrive, so she can let you in.
Men’s Gospel Group
The men of Saint Leo are invited to attend a Gospel 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 Gospel 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
When: Sundays during youth Faith Formation, about 9:10 - 10:05 am. Drop in whenever you can.
Where: Activity Center Annex (Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Room)
Who: Anyone! (Catholic, non-Catholic, young or old)
How much: Free! And there's no homework or obligation.
Coffee and cake will be provided, and babies and young children are welcome to tag along. For questions about the course contact Laura Kobet at 336-406-4940.
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.
Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 Women's 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!