QUEEN OF HEAVEN: Mary’s Battle for YOU!: St. Leo the Great will once again be offering this 8 part study on Mary, Queen of Heaven twice monthly beginning Sept. 16 on Sat. mornings 9-11am. 78 people enjoyed this series last Spring! Join us Sept. 16-Dec 16 as you are taken on a journey into a deeper encounter and understanding of our Blessed Mother. While Catholics know of her and honor her, the Queen of Heaven study will introduce you to her in a fuller and more intimate way. Please send a $20 check payable to St. Leo the Great to the parish office at 885 Sweet Home Rd. Amherst, NY 14226 before Sept 8. For more information contact Dawn at 835-8905 x 12 or email@example.com Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
CATHOLICISM 101: COMING TUESDAY EVENINGS:
Are you one of those many Catholics who learned your faith as a child and stopped after you were confirmed? Perhaps you are eager to know more now that you are an adult? Well, this new series might be just where God is leading you! Msgr. Zapfel will also be present at our “Ask the Pastor”session. Twice a month, beginning September 19 on Tuesday evenings 7-8:30pm there will be a place where parents of children in religious education and any Catholic adult can grab a cup of coffee, some cake and ask questions about their Catholic faith. This is a FREE session, no commitment, no homework. Can’t wait until September? Write up your questions on the postcard in the gathering space and drop them in the question box on the table in church. We will answer them for you! Sessions are on the following Tuesdays: Sept 19, Oct 3, Oct 17, Oct 24, Nov 14, Nov 28, Dec 5 & Dec 19 will be our “ask the Pastor” evening with Msgr. Zapfel
Interested: Contact Dawn Iacono-Adult Faith Formation & Outreach Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Seminary class “Ministry Essentials” to be held at St. Leo the Great:
“Ministry Essentials: Introduction to Catholic Teachings”, taught by Dennis Mahaney, will be offered in room 115 on Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for 12 weeks beginning September 11. The course is part of the Christ the King Seminary’s Continuing Education Program and is open to anyone.
This introductory course will explore essential Catholic themes, history, and vocabulary for ministry and teaching the faith. Topics will include: theology; Jesus the Christ; understanding the scriptures; sacraments; the role of grace and redemption in the life of disciples; origin and mission of the Church; morality; forming a Christian conscience; prayer and spirituality; developments in Catholic thought since Vatican II; and social justice. Each evening will cover one specific topic and will start with a brief introductory activity, video or reading distributed prior to the session. Registration is $35. To register visit cks.edu for the Continuing Education registration materials or contact Julie Galey (email@example.com or (716) 655-7081).
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Click here for more information or to register for religious education classes for 2017-18 at St. Leo the Great.
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BustedHalo.com’s introduction to the Sacraments series continues when Fr. Steven Bell, CSP, answers more questions about getting married in the Catholic Church: Can we have a destination wedding? What kind of music can we use? What if we’re already living together? What if we’re divorced?
These questions and more are answered in this edition of “Sacraments 201,” a web video series geared for those who’d like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.