Today is the feast day of Pope Leo the Great. We was famous for convincing Attila the Hun in 452 not to attack Rome. However he was known as a peacemaker long before then. When elected Pope he was not around to accept his election. They found him in France where he had gone to resolve a conflict between the city and a Roman general.
More important Pope Leo sought to keep the Church together in a bond of peace. By his gift for teaching and preaching he tried to keep people together by clearly explaining who Jesus is, and what it means that he became a man for us. He refuted heresies that threatened believers’ faith and was determined not to let divisions tear the Church apart.
We don’t have to be a Pope to follow Leo’s example. You can dedicate yourself to bringing peace and reconciliation to the people in your life. You can work to bring unity to your parish by speaking the truth about your faith with love. With God’s help, you can be a model of good deeds for the people around you !
DeColores, Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.