Welcome to St. Leo
Congratulations to those being Confirmed at St. Leo and St. Pius X Parishes this weekend!
National Night of Prayer for Life-December 8, 2013
Sunday night, we will have prayer time from 9:00pm-1:00am at St. Leo Church. The occasion is the National Night of Prayer for Life. On the feast of the Immaculate Conception we are asked to pray with the whole country at those hours together for life. The rosary will be prayed on the hour followed by private prayer time. All are welcome.
Monday is the feast day of the Immaculate Conception
It is normally December 8th but has been moved to Monday, December 9th this year. It is not a day of Obligation but if you want to attend Mass we will have the usual Masses at 6:40 & 8:00.
Christmas Music Happenings!!
Yes, once again you will be able to enjoy the joyful ringing of our St. Leo Handbell Choir this year at the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass. However, if you can’t wait that long, our group has been invited to participate in the Durham Museum’s “Christmas at Union Station” celebration. They will be performing various Christmas music at the Durham on Sunday, December 15th from 4:30pm – 5:00pm.Come and support this wonderful parish ensemble!
Children’s Christmas Choir
Hey kids! Come sing with us this year at the5:00pm Christmas Eve Mass. This year there will only be one rehearsal, so be sure to attend! The rehearsal will be on Monday, December 16, 2013 right after school (4:00 pm.) at St. Leo's in the church. School aged kids - 2nd through 8th graders are welcome. Contact Amber for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org|(402) 397-0407.
Adult Christmas Choir
Our 10:00am Choir is being joined by musicians from our other ensembles to do music this year again at the Midnight Mass. Want to join us? You are more than welcome!! Rehearsals are on Monday nights at7:00pm beginning December 9th.Contact Amber for more details:
Outside of the Christmas season, we are always looking for more people to be involved with our Music Ministry. If interested, please contact Amber.
St. Leo 2013 Christmas Project
This year, our St. Leo Christmas Project will be assisting the Bethlehem House, which provides women education, guidance and shelter throughout their pregnancies. Please visit www.bethlehemhouseomaha.org to check out their blog and like their page Bethlehem House Omaha on Facebook for more information about their mission.
Please consult this flyer outlining the vast array of needs at the Bethlehem House. You will notice that the supplies needed are not specifically holiday oriented, but rather provide the ongoing needs of the house throughout the year. You may drop off your donations at St. Leo Church beginning this week and throughout Advent and Christmas.
We are also looking for drivers on Mondays! We would like to take the supplies we gather each weekend down to the Bethlehem House (2301 S. 15th St.) on Mondays. If you have a larger car and can drive one or all Mondays in December and early January, please contact the parish office. Thanks in advance for your support of the St. Leo Christmas Project!
A Note from Fr. Craig