Thursday, August 24, 2017
Because of You

St. Leo’s struggle and its gift is its poverty. In order to continue and expand its mission and ministry to the community and our immigrant and refugee parishioners we need to reach out to others to help us through prayer, finances, and service. Through God’s grace it becomes mutual blessing. And so we thank…. 


Culture Festival, 2017 

I want to thank all of our parishioners and our staff who worked so hard to make this year’s Culture Fest such a wonderful success.

This year’s theme was:  We Are All One in Christ. Our Festival is not so much about making money for our parish as it is about bringing our prayer to our parking lot and then onto the streets and neighborhood. It is about inviting others to come and give thanks with us as we share our cultures with them. 

One person remarked that “this is not your typical Catholic Festival.  There is no beer and gambling but we don’t need beer and gambling when we have each other and we are singing and praising God together. We are all one in Christ.”

I thank all of the different music groups, the cooks and food attendants and especially all of our parishioners, guests, pilgrims, friends and neighbors who joined us for the event. I thank our youth for organizing some games and for face painting. (For me, it was bald head painting. My compliments to the artist. Nice job. You had a big canvas to work with!)

I thank the Cincinnati Police Officer who came and spent most of the day with us. He mingled with the crowd and he also got on stage and announced that The City of Cincinnati is a safe place for them and informed them of some special cards that they can use when talking to the police in case there is a language barrier.

The weather was good and the crowd was our biggest and most diversified yet.  Many, many thanks to all.

Many, many thanks to the donors who have contributed to our Stained Glass Window Fund. St. Leo's operating budget is extremely tight and there simply is NO money on hand to repair and restore the windows. We are very near our goal of $25,000+ to cover the cost of the entire project. 

Every single gift
means everything to us!

¡Gracias! Murakoze! Thank You! 

We are deeply grateful for your continued and generous support. Our St. Leo the Great parish community promises to remember you and your loved ones in our private prayer, as well as in our communal prayer, which is to say that we are praying for you all the time. May our gracious God fill you with every blessing!


St. Leo's Parish Wish List

¡Gracias!     Murakoze!    Thank You!

We are so very grateful for the generosity of all of you, 
whether through prayer, presence or presents! 

PARISH WISH LIST ITEMS 

A/C for Centennial Hall ($15,750 for entire hall including classrooms and kitchen; $9,450 for hall).

Sanctuary ramp entry low slope Roof Replacement ($4,600)

Four Ceiling Fans and the necessary electrical work for Centennial Hall ($1,700)

High-use refrigerator, new or gently used.

Lowe's, Home Depot, Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Staples gift cards.

Cash to Cover Operating Expenses is Essential in order to continue to provide the many spiritual and corporal works of mercy that St. Leo’s provides for the residents of the struggling neighborhood of North Fairmount, we must be able to turn on the lights and electronic equipment, plug in the freezers and refrigerators in the food pantry, heat the buildings, answer the phone, access running water, repair and maintain our physical plant and compensate our small, dedicated and determined staff.  Without these we simply cannot answer Jesus’ call to love our neighbors as ourselves.

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St. Leo's Stained Glass Window Fund

St. Leo’s stained glass windows are in serious need of repair and restoration.

 All of the windows are nearly 100 years old and are showing signs of lead fatigue, bowing, and putty deterioration. The area of most concern is in the ventilation section of the windows where the glass edges are showing extreme bowing and breakage.

 The first three windows that were in greatest need of repair have been restored and re-installed just in time for Easter!

 We are very near our goal of $25,000+ to cover the cost of the entire project.

 We ask you to consider making a donation to help build our Stained Glass Window Fund. Your gift of beauty will enhance our worship experience for many years to come.

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Our Heartfelt Thanks


Many, many thanks to you our many dedicated benefactors, boosters, advocates, volunteers, and parish and school partners. It is your most generous financial support, bountiful responses to our wish list, abundant gift-in-kind donations of materials and services, and countless dedicated volunteer hours that allows St. Leo the Great Parish to exist.



It is you who allow us to build the Kingdom of God by making it possible to turn on the lights and electronic equipment, plug in the freezers and refrigerators in the food pantry, heat the buildings, answer the phones, access running water, repair and maintain our physical plant and compensate our small, dedicated and determined staff.  Without these we simply cannot answer Jesus’ call to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Online Giving

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You can choose to give your weekly offering, to support St. Leo's greatest need, or a specific ministry. 

If you wish to honor a special occasion, (birthday, anniversary, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc.), or if you wish to remember a loved one, please note that under "special instructions".  If you would like St. Leo's to send a notice of your gift, be sure to include the name and address of the person to be notified. 
Hope + Help = Happens!

We are so hopeful for the ministries going on at St. Leo! The demands and needs of our parishioners and community are so great for the growth and sharing of the greater good of all. The thousands of lives we touch in just a month’s time is overwhelming.

We could never do it on our own and hope all of you out there who volunteer, encourage, support, pray, and/ or help sustain St. Leo know it is so very treasured and cherished. With hope and your help, it makes it all happen! It takes a village, as they say!


With gratefulness and gratitude, thank you for being our hope and part of our St. Leo Village!
 

St. Leo The Great Parish

Rev. James R. Schutte, Pastor
2573 St. Leo Place
Cincinnati, OH 45225
513-921-1044 ext. 21

 

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