Saturday Vigil 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am & 12:00 pm (Noon)
Monday 8:30 am
Tuesday No Mass
Wednesday 7:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 Confession
Thursday 12:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm
Friday 9:00-3:00 pm
Bishop Mark E. Brennan
Please click the links below to view an interview with Bishop Brennan.
The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will be live streaming the installation of
Bishop Brennan on Thursday, August 22 at 2 PM. Please tune in at www.dwc.org.
Prayer for Our New Bishop
Lord, our God, you have chosen Bishop Brennan as a successor to the Apostles, to be a shepherd to your flock in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, grant him, we pray, a spirit of counsel and fortitude, a spirit of knowledge and piety, so that by faithfully governing the people entrusted to him, he may help build your Church as a sign of salvation for the world.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Saints of the Week
19 Mass 8:30 AM
20 Legion of Mary Meeting 11 AM
Bingo 6:30 PM
21 Mass 9 AM
Boy Scouts 6:30 PM
22 Communion Service at Noon
TOPS Meeting 5:30 PM
23 Noon Mass
24 Confession at 4:30 PM
5 PM Mass
25 9 AM and Noon Masses
Faith Formation Registrations (after Masses)
Renew, Restore, Rejuvenate Campaign
Faith Formation News
Payments may be made by clicking the following link:
*****NEW THIS YEAR*****
BEGINNING THIS SEPTEMBER, WE WILL HAVE A CLASS FOR 4 AND 5 YEAR OLD CHILDREN. PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILD DURING REGULAR FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION.
CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 8, 2019!
FAITH FORMATION WELCOME POTLUCKS WILL BE HELD DURING THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-6!
Welcome potlucks will be on September 4 (Pre-K-3rd grades), September 5 (4th-7th grades), and September 6 (Confirmation 1 and 2). All potlucks will be from 6 pm-7:30 pm.
Important information will be given out at the potlucks, so please make arrangements to attend!
All Are Welcome!
If you would like a copy of St. Leo's 2019 Annual Budget Report, copies are available in the church office.
You may also view the report in the Menu Tab at the top of the website.
St. Leo Mobile App
Please download our St. Leo App! (available for Apple and Android devices).
Download our app and make sure to click the 3 bars at the top left of the screen. Select "Notifications", then enable General notifications and any group specific notifications (Faith Formation, Choir, etc.). Contact the office for more information or help!
The St. Leo Homeless Ministry would like to thank all parishioners who donated gift cards and food for the soup kitchen held at Immanuel House in Martinsburg. We were able to feed between 80 and 100 people!
We are currently working on adding a soup kitchen in Inwood. When a location has been secured, we hope to have parishioners help with the set up, serving, and clean up. For more information contact Monica Cressin at [email protected]
Pray for our Seminarians!
Gift Card Program
Our Gift Card Ministry helps take a bite our of our church debt. Every weekend, we have Martins, Food Lion, Target, Walmart, Sheetz, Lowes, and Amazon cards available. Many more gift cards for retail stores and restaurants are available for preorder. There is a list on the gift card table in the narthex. If you do not see a particular store on the list, please contact the office (304-229-8945 or [email protected]).
St. Leo receives a percentage from each card sold, which helps to pay down our building debt. It's a win-win situation! You get face value of the gift card, we get a percentage back from the program.
Gift cards are sold on Sundays after the 9 am Mass until 11:15 am. Cards are also available in the church office during the week, Monday through Thursday, from 9 am until 4 pm.
Faith Formation Seminar
New Faith Formation Seminar this Fall!
Looking for a way to deepen your faith? The Department of Formation & Mission for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is offering a Faith Formation seminar, “Sacraments”, which will meet for 5 consecutive Thursdays from 7:00pm-9:00pm, beginning on Thursday, September 12th, at the St. Agnes Parish Center in Shepherdstown. The seminar is an in-person adaptation of the online seminars that the diocese offers through its partnership with the University of Dayton. This course is an introductory overview of the theology of the sacraments, the public, liturgical prayer of the Church. Successful completion of this seminar earns you 2.5 CEU’s with UD’s Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) and counts towards diocesan catechist certification requirements. The fee is $25. Scholarships are available if the cost presents an obstacle. The seminar will be facilitated by Dr. Rodica Stoicoiu, who holds a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from The Catholic University of America.
For more information or to sign up for the course, contact Jeanne McKeets in the Department of Formation & Mission at [email protected] or 304-233-0880, ext. 374. Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot. Registration will close on September 1st.
Knights of Columbus News
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a picnic on September 15 from 1-4 PM.
All are welcome! Please bring a side dish or dessert to share!
American Heritage Girls
The members of the American Heritage Girls would like to thank all who came out to King's Pizza to support our fund-raiser!
Blue Knights News
Blue Knights News:
Our young Knights have completed the year and we were all proud of each of their accomplishments. Father awarded each young Knight their final award pin and a gift from the Parish, a St. Joseph statue (patron Saint of the Blue Knights), for their prayer shelf.
We would like to thank Extra Ordinary Flags for the wonderful stitch work during the year, Food Lion (Inwood) for several cases of water donated, Jim and Martha Parrish for various donated items from our St. Leo gift shop, St. Leo’s Knights of Columbus for their participation with our awards night and more, Father Bo from St. Bernadette’s for his participation in the fall, our own Deacon Brian for a special explanatory Stations, our families who brought the young Knights all year, Michele Bui and Father Alfred for allowing me the opportunity to serve St. Leo Parish, and finally the St. Leo Parish family.
Finally, I would like to announce that sign-up sheets are in the parish office for next year. On their journey with Jesus, Young Knights will learn through play and other fun activities more about being Catholic. Please help us keep this wonderful program alive by becoming a Blue Knight.
Thank you and God bless and keep you all,
Legion of Mary Altar
Legion of Mary Altar at Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass
Office of Safe Environment
The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is committed to the protection of its children and young people. The Diocese complies with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People by maintaining an Office of Safe Environment.
To report an incidence of suspected child sexual abuse, please contact your local law enforcement agency, or you may confidentially contact the West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families/Child Protective Services by calling the Child Abuse Hotline at 800-352-6513. To report suspected cases of sexual abuse by personnel of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston to the Diocese, please contact one of the Bishops' designees at 888-434-6237 (toll free) or 304-233-0880: Sister Ellen Dunn, ext. 264; Mr. Bryan Minor, ext. 263; or Msgr. Anthony Cincinnati, ext. 270.
For more information on the Diocese's Office of Safe Environment, please go to www.dwc.org, then click the "Diocese" tab, then click "Office of Safe Environment" under the "Offices" menu. To learn more about the Catholic Church's efforts in preventing sexual abuse of children in the United States, please visit http://www.usccb.org. Under "Issues and Action", click "Child and Youth Protection" from the drop down menu.