Faith Formation for Adults

St. Leo offers a range of faith formation opportunities for adults.

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Contact: Jerry Waterhouse


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a prayerful and reflective journey through which an adult seeker, who is not Catholic, may inquire about the Catholic faith, and if desired, move forward to celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation:  Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. 


RCIA is a step-by-step process which invites the seeker to draw closer to God and the Catholic community.  After this pilgrimage, participants will ultimately decide if it is their desire to receive the Sacraments of Initiation and come to full communion in the Roman Catholic Church. 


To be in communion is to be connected to the people of God, sisters and brothers by our common Baptism, living a life of conversion to God, and God’s son, Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit.  Conversion of heart and the RCIA experience is facilitated through involvement in the vital life of the local Catholic community. 


In the St. Leo community, those seeking baptism will be instructed in Catholic beliefs and values as Christians and will be invited to a transformed understanding of one’s role in the world. 


Is a process through which adults who are not Catholic may inquire about the Catholic faith and, if desired, move forward with Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. RCIA invites participants to grow closer to God and the Catholic community, whether the participant ultimately decides to receive the sacraments of becoming Catholic.

Contact: Jerry Waterhouse

Men’s Spirituality

Anam Cara is a Men’s reading group.

The Group reads 5 or more books each year.

Books are selected by Anam Cara members that focus various aspects of Spirituality.

Discussions are led by Anam Cara members.

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 PM at Bischel Hall.

Contact: Mike Hoag, Chair


Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life

The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) is a nine-month program based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola that meets monthly at St. Leo’s. 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 and a prayerful community. 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:  

Contact: Mary Gorman