Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM
Pope Leo I (400–461), also known as Saint Leo the Great, was Bishop of Rome from 440 to when he died in 461. Recently, Pope Benedict XVI said that Leo’s papacy “was undoubtedly one of the most important in the Church’s history.”
He is known for having met Attila the Hun in 452 and persuading him to turn back from his invasion of Italy. He is also a Doctor of the Church, most remembered theologically for issuing the Tome of Leo, a document which was a major foundation to the debates of the Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon.
This weekend we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Leo the Great, and invite all parishioners of St. James-St. Leo to come to a bilingual 10:30 Mass at St. Leo, with a potluck lunch after, with mariachi, music and a short skit about St. Leo (in English and Spanish) put on by our youth.
We will also be saying farewell to Sr. Zita after 18 years of service to our St. Leo community.