The Liturgy Commission supports the liturgical life of the parish. Liturgy is the sacred space within which we consciously and collectively join with Jesus in worship and thanksgiving to a God who passionately pours God’s self out to be with us. We are rooted in the liturgy and the sacraments, and honor its place as fundamental to the health and wellbeing of the parish. We seek to cultivate prayerful liturgies that help the community deeply encounter the divine, nourishing our collective relationship with the Triune God.
Staff Contact: Fr. Elias Puentes, S.J.
Commission Chair: Eileen McCaffery-Lent
The Faith Formation Commission focuses on creating and supporting opportunities for parishioners to deepen their faith. We embrace our Roman Catholic identity in this Jesuit parish following in the footsteps of St. Ignatius. We understand faith formation is a life-long journey which nourishes our Spirit in community. As a Eucharistic, Servant, and Pastoral community, we invite, reach out, and look inward as we deepen our faith experiences. Through faith formation experiences we seek to become disciples and authentic witnesses to the message of Jesus Christ within ourselves, in our families, and in our varied communities. The Faith Formation Commission listens for those values that most fully guide formation experiences. Core values that have emerged include:
Our hope is that as you experience the faith formation ministries either as minister or seeker, adult or child, you will feel engaged, inspired, and sense yourself as part of the whole in this community.
The Faith Formation Commission takes care of the Ecumenical & Interfaith Ministry works helping the parish proactively collaborate with other faith traditions in prayer and action. There is much that can be done and much to learn from each other. We seek a deeper understanding of our faith through the understanding of other faith perspectives and engaging in collaborative efforts. As a commission we support and assist with community interfaith projects; explore opportunities to incorporate interfaith education and action in youth formation; ensure that interfaith and ecumenical concerns are included regularly in the Prayers of the Faithful; provide educational experiences; participate in Habitat for Humanity building days; and seek to strengthen our engagement with ecumenical and interfaith organizations.
Commission Chairs: Deacon Tom O’Loughlin
Stewardship is a way of life. The mission of the St. Leo Stewardship Commission is to foster a spirit of recognition that all gifts come from God and we are called as individuals and as a community to return those gifts to God by bestowing them on those around us. Prayerful, courageous and joyful stewardship is fundamental to all parish life.
Commission Chair: Mike Hoag
The Pastoral Care Commission assists the pastor in meeting the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of the Body of Christ. Each member of Pastoral Care, whether staff or trained steward, is committed to serving with love and integrity demonstrated by the life and ministry of Jesus. Pastoral care ministers commit to be the heart of God to those around us, whether by bringing communion and comfort to someone deeply isolated in a care facility, by offering homemade cookies with a smile to our community after Mass, by walking with someone in their grief. Pastoral care ministers make present the unwavering fidelity of God to love us into wellbeing.
Commission Chair: Laurie Dooley
The Food Connection Commission serves as the advisory board for the St. Leo Food Connection. A ministry of the parish, the Food Connection operates a variety of emergency food programs throughout Pierce County. The Food Connection has an annual cash budget of more than $600,000, plus donated food and volunteer hours valued at more than $2 million annually. The Commission assists the Director with strategic planning, fund development, and parish and community outreach efforts. The Commission meets monthly and members are encouraged to serve on one sub-committee. The Food Connection Finance Council is newly forming in Fall 2018 and will work with the Food Connection Director and Parish Business and Facilities Manager to oversee the finances of the organization.
Staff Contact: Dawn Whitman |
Commission Chair: Chris Gavin | email@example.com
With the many repairs that are happening with the Parish, the Facilities Commission has started a Capital Improvement Fund.
The goal of the Capital Improvement Fund is to raise money to help fix much needed repairs around the Parish.
We greatly appreciate all who donate, and if you are interested in donating to this cause,
Also, the Facilities Commission plans for new construction, renovation, and recommends priorities for the repair and maintenance of the physical facilities of the parish campus.
Commission Chair: Nancy Maggart