Pastor's Column, May 24, 2015

     This Friday, May 29th, the Parish School will celebrate the last Mass of the school year. During that Mass, we will honor and thank Mrs. Diane Weiss for all she has done for St. Leo’s School in the 30+ years she has been here as teacher and principal. I am so grateful that she decided to stay for another school year after I first arrived so that my transition would be smooth. But she is now looking forward to enjoying her hobbies and retirement. I can’t express enough how much I have respected and appreciated her leadership, her sincere love of the students, her warm personality and her deep faith in God and loyalty to the Church. I pray that the Lord will bless her abundantly as we sadly say goodbye and wish her the best of luck in this new journey of life. You are welcome to join us for the 8:30am School Mass this Friday or to stop in the school any time Friday from 10am until 3pm to offer your thanks to her and wish her well. On Saturday, May 30th, the graduates will be at the 4pm Mass (their graduation ceremony will be AFTER Mass), so you may also wish to see her at that Mass. If you’d like to send her a card, you can send it or bring it to the rectory office or to Mass & we’ll be happy to forward it to her. God’s blessings on Diane Weiss!

    We are calling on all alumni from our Parish School to consider joining our new Alumni Association. You can easily sign up or request more information by going to our website ( & clicking on the large picture of our past students or by going to the Organizations menu. 

    We are also now selling gift cards online. You can use Paypal, a credit card or debit card to order gift cards (& pick them up at the rectory office) or to pay for school fees such as tuition. Soon you will be able to buy wearables such as sweatshirts, etc. that have our parish/school logo on them. I’m thinking about having a clothing line with my picture on it along with Michaela & Abby, which I think would be a really hot seller. When you wear my picture, you can’t help but look good! (I’m just practicing my marketing skills here…)

    Join us for the Memorial Day Mass this Monday at 9am as we remember our loved ones who have died, and especially those we may not even know who died for our country and our freedom. May God reward them all with eternal life.