Our Patron Saint - St. Leo the Great.
St. Leo the Great was born in Tuscany. As 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 formed 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 fifth 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 letters and writings of great historical value. His feast day is November 10th.
This information taken from:http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=299
St. Leo School, as part of the Edmonton Catholic School District, uses the Religious Education program that is prescribed by the Alberta Bishops and provided through the National Office for Religious Education in Ottawa. The program ranges from Kindergarten to Grade Twelve, and offers students with an overview of our Catholic faith as well as grade specific themes.
To view dates and times of our school's liturgical celebrations, please visit the school newsletter or calendar section of this website.
Local Parish Information for Parents
Our Lady of Fatima Parish
12311 - 55 Street
Edmonton, AB T5W 5G1
Pastor: Reverend Sergio Luiz Mafra Santos
Secretary: Elza Pereira
Administrator: Jorge Medeiros
St. Clare Parish/ St. Alphonsus Parish
6310 - 118 Avenue / 11828 - 85 Street
Edmonton, AB T5W 1G1/ Edmonton, AB T5B 3E9
Phone: 780-471-2353 / 780-474-5434
Fax: 780-474-3632 / 780-479-2881
Pastor: Rev. Glenn McDonald
Associate Pastor: Rev. David Bittner, CSB
Secretary: Monique Lamoureux-Veley