Religious Education & Youth Ministry

The religious education program at St. Leo the Great Parish is intended to provide systematic formation in the faith for those in grades 1-10. This instruction along with participation at weekend Mass and faith formation in the home has the goal of leading our young people to a deeper relationship with God and the Church.

  • Sacramental preparation is provided for children making their First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
  • Saturday morning classes are offered for those in grades 1-6. These classes meet roughly every other week on Saturday mornings from 9 AM- 11 AM
  • Tuesday evening classes are offered for those in grades 7-10. These classes meet roughly every other week on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 PM.
  • We also offer an At-Home program in which the young people work on assignments during the month, and then meet once a month on Sundays from 10:35-11:35 AM for grades 1-5 and 12:05-1:20 PM for grades 6-10. Parents stay with their children during these sessions.

There are a few additional Faith Formation Special Events by grade level for parents and their children throughout the year, as well as, additional activities for those preparing to receive Sacraments.

For additional information on St. Leo’s religious education program, please contact:

Mr. Michael Ruszala, M.A. (Theology & Christian Ministry)
Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation & Evangelization
mruszala@stleothegreatamherst.com
835-8905 x 12


Quick Resources

Religious Education Calendar 2019-2020

Religious Education Registration Form 2019-2020

Adult Faith Formation Page

Current Events for Lifelong Faith Formation


Confirmation Program Downloads

Confirmation Info Sheets

Confirmation Service Project Info

Confirmation Service Project Form