Fulfilling a Dream

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new church building was held August 26, 1990. In July 1991, the cross on the steeple was set in place and in September, Masses were moved to the new sanctuary. The new facility has a seating capacity 925. The formal dedication of the church was held on the afternoon of Sunday, November 3, 1991. In the presence of 900 parishioners, Bishop Dattilo formally dedicated the church. For more than 27 years, the family of Saint Leo the Great had worshiped together, first in a barn and later in a school gymnasium. But now, the amazing dream had been fulfilled and the congregation finally had a true home.