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Foundation For Children In Need- Mission Appeal 2024

Posted by Samantha Dresen

Written by Bridget Klawitter, Pastoral Associate

    The Mission Office of our Archdiocese each Summer invites a missionary group to share about their mission work in parishes. Next weekend, April 27-28, we will have guest speakers at all the Masses describing their work for our annual mission appeal. 

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Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit Coming to St. Leonard!

Posted by Samantha Dresen

Written by Fr. Dan Janasik

With the Church in the midst of a “Eucharistic Revival,” there are many saints who can be looked to as models of love for Jesus who is truly present in the Holy Eucharist. A new hero of mine is a modern-day teenager named Carlo ... Read More »

Communion with Jesus and the Liturgy of the Hours

Posted by Samantha Dresen

Written by Nathan Budde

The Christian life is about communion with Jesus. I am reminded of this truth each day at the seminary in which our lives as seminarians are scheduled around liturgical and personal prayer. This is why the Church requires us to attend Mass every Sunday and ... Read More »

A Message from our Director of Stewardship on the Eucharistic Congress

Posted by Samantha Dresen

Dear friends in Christ, 

“Jesus Christ will be there. Will You?” What a powerful question. When I read this on the National Eucharistic Congress page, I heard myself say out loud; yes I will. And now, I cannot wait until July 2024! Will you be joining Fr. Dan and ... Read More »

Spirituality of a Pilgrimage

Posted by Samantha Dresen

Invitation from Fr. Dan Janasik

Are you thinking about attending the National Eucharistic Congress? Have you already registered? On Thursday, Oct. 26, Fr. Dan will give a talk on The Spirituality of a Pilgrimage at 5:30 p.m. in the church. If you are thinking about coming to the Eucharistic ... Read More »

St. Leonard to Travel to the Eucharistic Congress

Posted by Samantha Dresen

Written by Fr. Dan Janasik

COME TRAVEL WITH ME TO THE EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS!

Have you ever thought that you could use a big spiritual shot in the arm to deepen and energize your faith? If so, I’d like to invite you to travel with me next Summer to ... Read More »

Teenager Saint of the Eucharist

Posted by Samantha Dresen

Written by Fr. Dan Janasik

With the church in the midst of a “Year of Eucharistic Revival,” there are many saints who can be looked to as models of love for Jesus who is truly present in the Holy Eucharist. A new hero of mine is a modern-day ... Read More »

A Taste of Heaven: A Reflection on Eucharistic Adoration

Posted by Samantha Dresen

Written by Dcn. Charles Luke

Every Wednesday in Church we offer the opportunity for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, otherwise called Eucharistic Adoration. Recently, Pope Francis encouraged a recovery of this form of prayer stating, “we need to regain the sense of adoring in silence, adoration. It is a ... Read More »

Eucharistic Adoration: A Type of Prayer

Posted by Samantha Dresen

Written by Bridget Klawitter, Pastoral Associate

Eucharistic Adoration is a practice in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and some Lutheran traditions in which the Blessed Sacrament is exposed and venerated by the faithful. Adoration is a sign of devotion to and worship of Christ, who we as Catholics believe is ... Read More »

Dipping the Host in the Precious Blood

Posted by Samantha Dresen

Written by Bridget Klawitter, Pastoral Associate

    For those of you who are unaware, “intinction” is the practice of dipping the consecrated host into the Precious Blood and then receiving the “intincted” host in Holy Communion. While intinction is one of the four ways approved in the Latin Rite ... Read More »