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St. Leo Parish kicks off anniversary celebration

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November 21, 2011

CATHEDRAL DEANERY — Current and former parishioners, school alumni and neighborhood residents gathered at St. Leo the Great Parish in North Fairmount Nov. 6 as the faith community kicked off its 125th anniversary celebration.

 

A group of Burundi women sing the Communion hymn in their native language. (Courtesy photo)

Because St. Leo the Great is multi-cultural, the anniversary Mass was also multi-cultural. The congregation sung in Spanish, Kurundi and English. There was a homily in English, then Spanish and Swahili.

 

“The body of Christ is truly at its best when it can all gather together to pray the Eucharist,” said Father James Schutte, pastor. “We are so grateful for the unity, grace and peace that God provides for us in bringing us together.”

 

Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer attended the reception that followed the liturgy and offered his blessing on the faith community. Additional anniversary events are planned throughout the coming year.  

 

St. Leo the Great Church in North Fairmount, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary, is an integral part of the neighborhood.

 

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