Saint Leo the Great parish is only a few miles away, but has a diverse congregation that includes German Catholics, Guatemalans from Central America and Burundians from Africa.
On January 8th of 2012, the Covenant contract was signed by Father Mark Burger and Father Jim Schutte at a feast of the Epiphany prayer service at St. Leo’s. An international pot luck dinner followed to celebrate.
We have developed this relationship over time through our involvement in St. Leo’s toy drive, as well as a benefit concert in September of 2011 when Our Lady of the Visitation’s Bill Tonnis performed along with the Burundian choir and Guatemalan band. The 125th anniversary mass was held on November 6th that year.
The partnership continues today as we support St. Leo by providing needed items published in our bulletin, helping to supply their food pantry, and sharing 25% of each Outreach second collection. We also give 100% of one collection each year.