We offer "hands on" Christian discipleship training within the community of the faithful, helping those seeking a relationship with Jesus get involved in the parish to meet Christ active in the world. Training in the areas of word, community, worship and witness constitute the church's methodology for making lifelong disciples.
By telling the apostles to convert the nations and then ascending into heaven, Christ made his message clear: we are to do his work now. Since evangelization on the scale of nations (or even cities) requires a great many disciples, adult formation within the parish is directed towards forming more who are willing to learn, live out and share their faith with others, announcing the impact Jesus has made in their daily life. In other words, we’re not doing catechesis simply for individual edification or group fellowship, but with the greater purpose of forming missionary disciples.
Our comprehensive youth ministry program strives to “empower our young people to live as disciples of Jesus; draw them into participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic Church; and foster personal and spiritual growth” (based on Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.)
Our high school and junior high youth participate in many parish-level and archdiocesan activities.
It is the mission of the St. Mary PSR team to minister to both children and their parents who are committed to growing in relationship with Jesus Christ. We see sacramental formation as more than just forms and classes; it's about relationship and ongoing conversion. We seek to support parents as primary educators of their children in the faith (CCC 2223), providing religious education to students in Kindergarten through 6th grade.
Bishop Leibold School is the shared Catholic elementary school of St. Henry, St. Mary of the Assumption, and Our Lady of Good Hope Parishes. Our faith communities serve Catholic families of Preschool-8th grade students in Springboro, Centerville, Miamisburg, Franklin, Miami Township, West Carrollton, and Germantown. At Bishop Leibold, we have students at two campuses; our West Campus is home to our Preschool-3rd grade students, and East Campus houses 4th-8th grade. Visit bishopleibold.org for more information.
We currently use the Archdiocese of Cincinnati sponsored Totus Tuus program for Vacation Bible School, serving 1st through 12th grade youth.