St. Leo the Great Parish is where foreign mission meets home mission. A vibrant, diverse, urban Catholic parish community living the spiritual and corporal works of mercy, St. Leo’s serves a diverse group of parishioners that includes recent immigrants and refugees. St. Leo’s offers you the unique opportunity to be a part of a true, international community of believers. 

Murakoze Neza! Turi umuryango wa katorika, dushimangiye mw’isengesho ryo guhazwa tukishimira imitundukarire yacu kandi tugasabana mu rukundo rw’imana mu miryango yo gutunyanirwa mu duce dutuyemo mu gihe duhagurukiye ubufatanye bwo muri mpwemu y’ibikogwa y’impuhwe.

¡Bienvenida! Somos una Comunidad católica, molimos en la oración eucarística, celebrando nuestra diversidad y compartir el amor de Dios por ministerios de servir y ser presente en vecindarios urbanos en apuros al centrarse en el cabo y trabajos espirituales de misericordia. 


Where Foreign Mission Meets Home Mission 

Founded in 1886, St. Leo Church was founded by German Catholic immigrants. Now it is home to Burundian, Congolese and Guatemalan immigrants.

120 years ago the current church was built at the corner of 2573 St. Leo Place and Baltimore Avenue.

Worship Schedule

Times for Masses, Vigils, Holy Days, Adoration and other worship activities.

Pastoral Care
Answers to often asked questions about annulment, counseling, funerals, anointing of the sick, RCIA, and weddings.

The Sacraments are the cornerstone of our Catholic faith. Learn about each sacrament and who to contact for more information. 

Meet the staff, learn about areas of responsibility and get contact information for our Pastor, the Reverend Rodolfo Coaquira, MCCJ and our staff.

Explore opportunities for stewardship giving including gifts of cash, credit card withdrawals, gifts of stock, wills, planned gifts, annuities and more.

Prayer Requests
St. Leo the Great wants to pray for you.  Click here to submit your Prayer Intentions.


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St. Leo Church
is located at the corner of St. Leo Place and Baltimore Avenue in the North Fairmount neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Phone:  513-921-1044


Our mailing address is:
St. Leo Church
2573 St. Leo Place
Cincinnati, OH 45225-1960

Click here for driving directions

St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in North Fairmount has become a haven for a diverse population of refugees, immigrants and native Cincinnatians. Read more about the church and its Burundian refugee parishioners at