Adult Formation

Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation

The Protestant Reformation was a religious reform movement that swept through Europe in the 1500s. It resulted in the creation of a branch of Christianity called Protestantism, a name used collectively to refer to the many religious groups that separated from the Roman Catholic Church due to differences in doctrine. Gain deeper insights into the rise of Protestantism and the influence of such people as Martin Luther, John Calvin, and King James. Learn why they wanted to reform the church of their day and the response of the Catholic Church.

We will meet on Wednesdays from January 24-April 10 at your choice of:

Mornings: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., in-person in the Gathering Space (Zoom available)


Evenings 6:30 p.m.-7:30 PM via Zoom only

Registration is required by Monday, Jan. 22 for either session to receive schedule of sessions and for adequate materials to be ordered. Cost is $10 per person.

Contact Bridget Klawitter, Pastoral Associate at 262-679-1773 or email here to RSVP.

Walking with Purpose: Women's Study

All women of the parish are invited to a 22-week Bible Study starting September 19, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. in the Youth Center. We will use the study Keeping In Balance (from Walking With Purpose). “In this study, we’ll explore biblical ideas for managing life’s pace and pressure while living with calm and steadiness,” ( To register for this study, text or call Katie (text preferred) at 414-520-4471. Please RSVP to ensure adequate supplies will be available.

Fall Apologetics Study for Men

Join St. Leonards Knights of Columbus Dynamic Mens Group for their Fall study on Apologetics grow in understanding of the Churchs teachings and learn how to defend them. This study is for men ages 18 and older. We will use the course Beginning Apologetics with videos presented by Catholic Answerss Jimmy Akin. We will meet in the Youth Center weekly at your choice of: 
  • Wednesdays, 7 p.m. starting September 20
  • Thursdays, 6 a.m. beginning September 21
For more information or to register, contact Alan Lett at 414-750-0286 or email here.

General Information:

Our parish offers a variety of adult formation opportunities. Please contact the parish office at 262-679-1773 for more information about these options:

Adult Confirmation
This is an opportunity for active Catholics who have been baptized, may or may not have received First Communion and have not been Confirmed.

Men’s Ministry - Affiliated Group
This group focuses on growth in faith, knowledge, and building relationships with God and one another. Members gather Wednesday nights or Thursday mornings as an outreach of Knights of Columbus Council 6448.

Early Risers Scripture Study
This women's small-group scripture study meets early Wednesdays to read and discuss the readings and Gospel for the next Sunday.

FOCCUS Marriage Preparedness
Trained married couples help couples engaged to be married at St. Leonard complete a readiness inventory. Facilitators may be either Catholic or interfaith couples.

Becoming Catholic, Completing Initiation
Were you never baptized, or baptized in another religion, and interested in becoming Catholic? Have you been attending Mass and you're ready to take the next step? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process helps set the foundation for becoming Catholic or completing your intiation through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and/or Holy Communion. We offer an individualized preparation process.

Thursday Scripture Study
Fall and spring sessions offer a chance to increase faith and knowledge. Catechetical clock hours offered.

Wednesday Adult Bible Study
Three separate sessions offered in the fall, winter/spring and summer on Wednesday mornings and evenings, offer the opportunity for bible study in an informal, interactive setting.

Women’s Bible Study
Using materials from Walking with Purpose, this Tuesday night study incorporates at-home reading, weekly small group discussion, “coffee talk” videos and fellowship to foster relationships with Jesus. 

Women’s Retreat
Women of the parish are offered the opportunity each year to attend an off-site retreat, typically during the first four months of the year.