Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Stained Glass Window at St. Leo's

"Participation in Christ's Body and Blood does nothing less than transform us into that which we consume.  We bear in soul and body Him whose fellowship we died, were buried, and are risen." 

St. Leo the Great

Getting to Know Our Patron Saint

Sister Mary Duddey, SDP receives
the Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award

Congratulations Graduates 2019

St. Leo's Wish List

The Beauty of God's Garden

Listening, Being With and Witnessing to Youth . . .

Listening, Being With and Witnessing to Youth, page 2 . . .

Spreading the Good News of God's Love;
. . . in our parish, . . . in our neighborhood
. . .to the ends of the earth

Reflecting the Multicultural Face of God
by Sara Mankus

Thanksgiving from an Immigrant's Point of View

Come Hope and Dream with Us . . .

Putting On Christ

We Are All One . . .

Celebrating Yesterday and Building Tomorrow . . .

An Abundance of Blessings . . .

From Kenya to St. Leo's . . .

Come and Eat . . .

All You Need Is Love

Welcoming the Stranger

Continuing the Ministry of Mercy

Christmas Through the Years at St. Leo

Tour of St. Leo's

Foreign Mission Meets Home Mission

The Beautiful Colors of St. Leo's Church

Pen Pals 101

Immigrants are revitalizing St. Leo's in North Fairmount
Written by Kevin Eigelbach, WCPO Contributor

Friendly Ties, Family Ties

Culture Corner

125th Anniversary Prayer

125th Anniversary Song

Who Was St. Leo the Great?

St. Leo's Feast Day

Making Music, Praying Twice

You Gotta Have Heart

St. Leo's Pieta Given a New Life

Our Neighbors the World Over

St. Leo's Welcomes You!
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. 

It's Epiphany Every Sunday at St. Leo!

About St. Leo's

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 James R. Schutte, 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.

Publications & Media
Download publications including:
From the Desk of Fr. Jim
St. Leo's Sunday Bulletin
Angela's "Anno"tations 
Clancy's Cliches

Click here to sign up to receive St. Leo's monthly newsletter.


St. Leo's Contact Information

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


St. Leo The Great Parish

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


Quick Links

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