We need you!   We appreciate you!   We love you! 

Our needs so far exceed our own resources on many levels and we invite you to share your time, talents and treasures to be about the Lord's work with us.

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 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. 

We rely on you without taking you away from your own parish and our hope is that we give to you additional experiences to live the gospel in accord with your own parish mission statement but in ways different from what your parish may be able to offer you. 

Your donation is humbly and gratefully accepted.  Every single gift means everything to us!

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 ¡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!

   

 

Fall Appeal 2020

Fall 2020

Dear Friends,

“Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service.”  ~~ St. Teresa of Kolkata

St. Leo’s continue to grow and thrive! We are happy to announce that over the summer, we received 15 individuals into full communion with the church, 22 individuals made their Frist Communion, 3 were Baptized, 22 were Confirmed and 1 couple were Married. Also, during June, July and August, the Food Pantry fed 1,848 individuals. Our success at St. Leo is due to the many individuals, groups and organizations that so generously support our efforts to live out our mission through liturgy, prayer, and outreach via the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.

We invite you join us in service in answering Jesus’ call to love our neighbors as ourselves by sharing your time, talents and treasures. Here are some ways you can help:

  • Make a donation by cash, check or online.
  • Your weekly, monthly, or quarterly gift helps maintain us throughout the year.  Sustaining gifts are most welcome and are tax deductible.
  • Remember a Loved One. Your gift to St. Leo’s is a caring way to honor or remember a special person, or mark a special occasion. 
  • Gifts-In-Kind including food items, toiletries, and wish list items are just a few of the useful and practical items that help us assist those in most need.
  • Give a gift of stocks, bonds or mutual funds that have increased in value.  You can deduct the entire value from your taxable income and avoid the capital gains tax.
  •  IRA Distribution. If you are over age 70 ½ use your IRA to gift directly to charity. The distribution is then not taxed to you and you need not itemize deductions.
  •  Donor Advised Fund. Set up a charitable fund. It can be funded with appreciated securities or cash. Use to accelerate or bunch donations, then contributions may be made over several years.
  • Above Line Deduction: New for 2020. Individuals, who do not itemize deductions may now deduct up to $300 for charitable contributions.
  • Volunteer! Be sure to check us out on our Web Page at: www.saint-leo.org, and/or Facebook at:   https://www.facebook.com/StLeotheGreatParish, and please spread the word about us to your family and friends
  • Without a doubt, your ongoing prayers are much needed and most appreciated!

We count on your financial support as much as we count on the support of our parishioners.  Whether you are able to increase what you have been giving or remain consistent, or if this is the first time, we ask that you do so desiring to help us give thanks for all the good that the Lord is doing.  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.

                 As always, we are deeply grateful to your continued and generous support. You have and remain very faithful to us. May our loving God continue to bless you,              

                  

Fr. Jim Schutte, Pastor 

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