Faith Formation for Adults

Adult Bible Study

This Adult Bible Study led by Linda Lou Miller-Bever is a small, informal group that meets weekly on Sundays at 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM in the rectory library beginning October 9th. Bring a Bible if you have one. For more information please contact Joe Hastings at 253.272.5136 ext. 110 or jhastings@stleoparish.org.

Evening Bible Study


This Adult Bible Study is ledf by Sr. Pauline Igoe, O.P. Theme based, this group meetings during specific liturgical seasons. Announcements will be made in the bulletin.

Estudio de la Biblia para Adultos


Este estudio de la Biblia es para aquellos que hablan español y quieren aprender más sobre la Biblia. Por favor póngase en contacto para más información Mara Eaton o Maraharvest@yahoo.com.

Coffee House


At 9:15 AM Sundays join fellow parishioners for coffee, discussion, or just some plain old downtime. Check out our mobile library. The Coffee House highlights fair trade coffee. Join us in the Great Room!

Faith Sharing Groups


Small Christian communities are facilitated by and include parishioners who wish to gather to break open the word and share faith together. The groups begin at Lent, but some continue year-round and are open to new members. For more information please contact Joe Hastings at 253.272.5136 ext. 110 or jhastings@stleoparish.org.

Volunteers: We need people who have experience in faith-sharing groups to consider being a facilitator.

St.Leo Reads


We will focus on two or three books each year to read on our own. There will also be an opportunity to gather with other parishioners for discussion. Please contact Katie and Eric Bugyis atebugyis@gmail.com.

Marriage Preparation


Marriage Preparation is for couples who would like to enter into the Sacrament of Matrimony. Preparation includes couple counseling, Engaged Encounter Weekend, and liturgy planning. For more information please contact Fr. Alan Yost, S.J. at 253.272.5136 ext. 114 or ayost@stleoparish.org.

Men’s Spirituality


Anam Cara-Men’s Spirituality Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month in the rectory dining room at 7:00 PM for prayer and faith sharing. For more information please contact Joe Hastings at 253.272.5136 ext. 110 or jhastings@stleoparish.org.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)


RCIA is the process through which adults who are not Roman Catholic may inquire about the Roman Catholic faith and, if desired, Baptism/Confirmation/Eucharist. The group meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. For more information please contact Joe Hastings at 253.272.5136 ext. 110 or jhastingsn@stleoparish.org.

Volunteers: We need people who would like to support seekers on their journey.

The Spiritual Exercise in Everyday Life


The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) is a nine-month retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. With the assistance of spiritual directors from Roman Catholic and other Christian traditions, this retreat offers a gift of spiritual accompaniment, within a context of consistent personal prayer, within a prayerful community dimension. The retreat community meets in two separate locations, one in Tacoma at St. Leo and the other in Seattle at St. Joseph Church. This retreat is best suited for those who have established a discipline of regular personal prayer, have experience of sharing their spiritual journey with one another, and who are called and committed to deepening personal faith and nurturing the seeds of a spirituality that transforms human society. For more information please contact the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life office at 206.721.3518.

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