Bishop Robert Barron, the founder of Word on Fire

Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is also the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic Faith, which aired on PBS.

Bishop Barron is a #1 Amazon bestselling author and has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and the spiritual life. He is a religion correspondent for NBC and has also appeared on FOX NewsCNN, and EWTN.

Bishop Barron's website,, reaches millions of people each year, and he is one of the world's most followed Catholics on social media. His regular YouTube videos have been viewed over 25 million times and he has over 1.5 million followers on Facebook.

Bishop Barron's pioneering work in evangelizing through the new media led Francis Cardinal George to describe him as “one of the Church's best messengers." He has keynoted many conferences and events all over the world, including the 2016 World Youth Day in Kraków, Poland and the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, which marked Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States. In 2017, he was also invited to speak on religion to employees at Facebook's headquarters.

Bishop Barron's latest film series and study program, CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players, debuted in September 2016 and has been syndicated for national television.

The Annual Catholic Men's Conference - Answer the Call

Focus of the Conference

  • Become the man that God wants you to be
  • Use love and logic to achieve a successful home life
  • Lead a life that evangelizes others
  • Find happiness through a purpose driven life...lived for others

Schedule of Events

8:00 AM Coffee and Doughnuts*

9:00 AM Conference Starts

12:00 PM Lunch* & Reconciliation

4:00 PM Closing Mass**

 * Coffee & Doughnuts and Lunch are included with your admission. 
** Priests and Deacons are welcome to vest for the conference closing Mass

Each year Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Northeast Ohio sponsors a one-day conference for men. In an environment with hundreds or thousands of men, speakers offer presentations on many issues men deal with in the contemporary world. In this "charged" atmosphere, men learn they are not alone in the struggle. It is a time of great spiritual encouragement.

This conference provides a spiritual uplift, accompanied by real and positive contemporary messages for living in today's modern world are presented. In short, it gives men the ammunition to do battle for God and live in peace in this prevailing world centered in a culture of death, consumerism, self-centeredness, and do so with aplomb.

Topics vary from year to year but include the value of prayer and an active prayer life, moral and sexual issues, supporting the church and clergy, evangelizing, strong marriages and family life, racial and ethnic harmony, the value of belonging to a small men's group and much more.

Conferences include lively music, dynamic speakers, the opportunity for confession, affirmation of our clergy, meals and camaraderie. The conference ends with Mass, usually celebrated by one of the diocesan bishops and many priests and deacons.

Men are given tools to help strengthen spirituality. They are challenged to participate and grow through Small Men’s Faith, Sharing & Fellowship groups at the parish level.

Other Conference Features

  • Clergy Affirmation Ceremony
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation 12:00p to 1:00p
  • Rosary
  • More speakers... more features... stay tuned!
  • For registration and information visit website below.

Mass for Life on January 22, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

Mass for Life on January 22, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.  This Mass is celebrated on the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.  Many who are attending the March for Life in Washington DC on Friday, January 19, will have the opportunity to participate within our diocese also this year. A Rosary for Life will follow the Mass.  Please contact Peggy Gerovac at 216-334-2965 or with any questions or concerns.

Rest in Peace Gail Ryan

Gail A. Ryan (nee Antoskiewicz) Loving mother of Jay (Debra). Devoted grandmother of David, Richard, Samuel, Veronica and Florence. Daughter of the late Leon Antos and Florence (nee Markiewicz). Sister of Gloria Hulliung, Sandra Reed and Roger Antos. Dear aunt and great aunt. Visitation Friday 4-8 p.m. at the FORTUNA FUNERAL HOME 7076 Brecksville Rd. (1/2 mile north of Pleasant Valley Rd.) Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at St. Leo the Great Church 4940 Broadview Rd. Cleveland, Ohio 44109 at 10:00 a.m. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

OPEN HOUSE - Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m.

St. Leo the Great offers excellence in education for Preschool - 8th Grade. Please join us for our Open House and Registration for 2018-2019 school year! Call 216-661-2120 for questions or a private tour.                                                                                                     

  • Caring and dedicated teachers and staff who strive to help students be successful.
  • Accepting Cleveland Scholarship, EdChoice and Expansion Scholarships.
  • Full time Health Aide who serves the student's health care needs from 8am-2:30pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Basic Skills Teachers who tutors students 2 days a week in K-3rd Grade. 
  • Full time Tutor serving K-8 students Monday - Friday. 
  • Before and After Care to assist working families.  Morning Care opens at 6:30am and After Care resumes at dismissal until 6pm. 
  • CYO Program that offers sports for grades 3-8.
  • Caring and supporting Parent-Teacher Community that collaborates to put on fun activities for students and their families throughout the school year.  Examples of this are, Trunk or Treat, Breakfast with Santa, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and much more. 
  • Opportunities to apply for free/reduced lunch in addition to purchase a hot lunch every day.