SAINT LEO I – April 11 Pope, Confessor & Doctor of the Church

St. Leo the Great was born in Tuscany. As a deacon, he was dispatched to Gaul as a mediator by Emperor Valentinian III. He reigned as Pope between 440 and 461. He persuaded Emperor Valentinian to recognize the primacy of the Bishop of Rome in an edict in 445. The doctrine of the Incarnation was confirmed by him in a letter to the Patriarch of Constantinople, who had already condemned Eutyches. At the Council of Chalcedon this same letter was confirmed as the expression of Catholic Faith concerning the Person of Christ.
All secular historical treatises eulogize his efforts during the upheaval of the 5th-century barbarian invasion. His encounter with Attila the Hun, at the very gates of Rome, persuading him to turn back, remains a historical memorial to
his great eloquence. When the Vandals under Genseric occupied the city of Rome he persuaded the invaders to desist from pillaging the city and harming its inhabitants. He died in 461, leaving many epistles and writings of great historical value.
PRAYER: O Eternal Shepherd, look favorably upon Thy flock, and guard it by Thy continual protection through Blessed Leo, Thy Supreme Pontiff, whom Thou hath made the chief shepherd of the whole Church. Amen.
Lives of the Saints, page 147

FORTY HOURS:

This Friday begins our annual
Forty Hours Adoration. We hope that every
parishioner will sign up to make at least one holy
hour during the three days of exposition of the
Blessed Sacrament. Please use the sign-up sheet in
the vestibule for your hours of adoration.

BLESSING OF HOMES:

The following is the
schedule for the Easter Blessing of Homes:
4/17: City of Mary area
4/24: Post Falls/Otis Orchards
5/1: Coeur d’Alene/Rathdrum.
You will be contacted by phone or text for the time
for your home blessing.

DOCTRINE CLASS:

A new series of adult
doctrine classes will begin this week. The topic will
be Church history. The first class will be this
Thursday at 7:00 pm in the seminary classroom.

MASS STIPENDS:

Please observe the following
points regarding Mass stipends:
➢ Mass requests are offered in the order received.
➢ Customary stipend is $25. (Checks payable to
Marian Fathers.)
➢ Please limit Mass requests to maximum of two
per month, per household.
➢ We are not able to accept stipend requests for
specific dates.
➢ Gregorian Masses offered only for deceased
parishioners ($800.00 stipend).