Religious Education & Youth Ministry

What will Religious Education look like this year? (8/21/20)

Religious Ed. Calendar and Tuition

Religious Education Calendar 2020-21

Tuition info

  • Parishioner Rate: $60 for one child, $100 for two, $140 for three or more
  • Non-parishioner rate: $90 per child
  • Full or partial financial need waiver available by request



 Adult Faith Formation Page 


Religious Education

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 1-6 and 12:05-1:20 PM for grades 7-10. Parents stay with their children during these sessions.
  • Inquire about special programming for ages 3-5 with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. 

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.

Ask about our weekly youth group for Gr. 6-10 – the St. Leo the Great Contenders – with games, snacks, fellowship, service, and faith development. 

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
835-8905 x 12

Vacation Bible School – July 2021


We’ve decided upon a VBS program for July 2021: Wilderness Escape, based on the story of Moses and the Children is Israel in the Bible. VBS will be held July 26, 27, 29 & 30, with rotating time slots of about one hour each morning which families will sign up for. Each hour will have a maximum number of children, with all due safety protocols in place. We will be off on Wednesday, July 28th so the teens can go to Kingdom Bound at Darien Lake! Participants for VBS may be age 4 through grade 4. Volunteers may be Gr. 5 through adult. 

Click here to RSVP online.  Click here to preview the song “I Will Sing Unto the Lord” from Wilderness Escape VBS

“Space” Vacation Bible School July 2020 with Social Distancing Protocols in Place