Pastor's Column

     November is the month when the Church draws our attention to the other side of life. On Tuesday, we celebrate the feast of All Saints, a holy day of obligation. Mass will be at 8:30am (with the school children) & at 7pm. On Tuesday, we celebrate the feast of All Souls, and Mass will be at 7:30am. I encourage you to write the name(s) of your loved ones who have died in the book by the baptismal font as they will be remembered when we celebrate all of our Masses during the month of November. May our patron, St. Leo the Great and all the saints pray for us! And may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

    I am happy to let you know that we now have the option to contribute to the parish through online giving. St. Leo's has teamed up with WeShare from Liturgical Publications, the publisher of our bulletin. They have been a wonderful partner for many parishes besides us, and they have a great reputation. They publish both our parish bulletins and our quarterly newsletters.

    Using WeShare makes donating simple and easy, while at the same time keeping the process safe and secure. It is available for parishioners who would like to make online donations to our weekly offerings, as well as other parish collections. You can set up a recurring weekly or monthly payment, allocate different amounts for different collections, and view complete, accurate financial records at any time. Those who wish to continue to use traditional methods of offering may do so, however please consider using WeShare. Some of the benefits for the parishioner include: no need to write checks; you can give even if you are unable to attend Sunday services; and your contribution amount can easily be adjusted. The benefits for the parish include: less time necessary to process the collection; more consistent giving with recurring contributions; online donation summaries for record-keeping; and accommodates all special parish collections and appeals. 

    Here's how it works: go to and click on the Online Giving WeShare icon. Then just setup your account using your email address and a password. It's very easy & simple to do! If you don't use a computer, just call us (216-661-1006) & we will be happy to set it up for you. 

    You can make contributions from checking or savings accounts, debit cards or credit cxards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). You'll receive receipts via email and you can print out a donation slip that can be placed in the collection basket if you wish. 

    Thank you for your patience as we took time to choose the very best, easiest & secure way of making this option available to you.