vol•un•teer  [vol-uhn-teer] –n.
one of life’s most valuable natural resources.

Thanks for all you do to make our world a better place.

¡Gracias!     Murakoze!    Thank You!

We are so very grateful for the generosity
of our many loyal volunteers!
We simply could not do all the things that we do without you.
All of us at St. Leo's are deeply grateful
to all of you who help us serve one another in Christ's love.



"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.  
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead



Share your Faith with our Youth! 
Location: St. Leo the Great Church

2573 Saint Leo Place, Cincinnati, OH  45225
Most Sundays, Noon - 2:00PM
October through May
Contact: Judie Kuhlman, Youth Minister, 513-767-8088 or

Are you looking for something worthy to do? Are you and a friend looking for something to do together? Two men with muscle are needed to pick up food items and meats on Friday mornings. This volunteer opportunity requires driving to 2 locations in the Rookwood area, lifting and stacking supplies in the cargo van, transporting the items back to the food pantry and then moving them from the van to the shelves. Please call the office at 513-921-1044.

Shopping escorts are needed to accompany guests as they “shop” for the items they need.  Escorts are needed for Mondays, Wednesday and/or Fridays, especially on Fridays from noon to 3:30 pm. Please call the office at 513-921-1044.

St. Leo's Children's Liturgy of the Word program serves children ages 3 through 6th grade with a combination of music and prayer and activities related to the Sunday readings. 

Volunteering in St. Leo’s Sunday Liturgy of the Word program might be just the place for you if you are looking for a great opportunity to meet people of different cultures, a chance to share your faith, a way to make a difference one child at a time, a place to exercise your creativity, and somewhere to get meaningful service hours.

Volunteers can choose to help one or two times a month or every Sunday during 10:30 am mass.  Activities are planned ahead by the coordinator and volunteers. Please call the office at 513-921-1044.





Lent is a time when Catholic Christians journey with those who are elected to receive the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil. We examine our sinful lives against the movement of God’s redeeming grace in order to recommit to God’s will and ways for us and to live more for God and others. We desire to become less selfish and less attached to worldly means and ways. During Lent, we prepare to welcome the Elect to the Sacraments and the life of the Church and we prepare to renew our Baptismal promises and commitment to the Lord.

A favorite question among Catholic Christians is: What are you doing for Lent this year? Specifically, what are you doing to welcome those who are converting to the Catholic faith? What are you doing to share faith with them? What are you doing to reject Satan, all of his works and empty promises? What are you doing to believe in God the Father Almighty, in Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit and in the holy, Catholic Church? What are you doing to foster on going conversion and faith in your life?

Traditionally, the Scriptures that we hear during the Lenten season encourage us to pray, fast and give alms. Included in the Scriptures’ directives for us and also included in every response to the above question could be the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. I call your attention to our parish web page and to particular opportunities in each of our parishes to do works of mercy.

Recently, with the help of many volunteers, the St. Leo Food Pantry moved from its former location in the cellar of St. Leo Parish Offices to a more spacious, efficient and accommodating building on the Corner of Baltimore and Carll Streets. We are keeping our regular operating hours of Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 4 pm and in the future, we are hoping to eventually open on Saturdays. We are also becoming a Choice Food Pantry which means we will no longer have pre-packaged bags to distribute to the clients but our clients will be able to shop for the food that they need and want.

We are excited about this move and our new partnership with Catholic Charities of South West Ohio. In addition to providing additional resources for the St. Leo Food Pantry, Catholic Charities can offer other social services for our clients. Their offices are still being built in our new facility, but they will offer these services in the near future. God is continuing to bless all of us so that we can continue to feed God’s people for a long time.

From registration to stocking the shelves, to collecting food, to helping people select their food items and putting the items in their shopping carts and conversing with them, we are in need of volunteers. Even if it is just for the Lenten Season, please consider helping in the Food Pantry. Any of the spiritual and corporal works of mercy are great ways to break out of the darkness of sin and the darkness of these winter days. Happy Lent to all!