Address: 57 Dorsey Mill Rd. Heath, Ohio 43056-1198
Pastor: Father William Hritsko
Retired Associate Priest: Father Michael Gribble
Deacon: Larry J. Wilson email: [email protected]
Office Manager: Peggy Pound email: [email protected]
Administrative Assistant and Bulletin Editor: Maggie Barno email: [email protected]
PSR Director: Allison Shardell email: [email protected]
Office Hours: M-F 9 am to 4 pm Phone: 740-522-5270
Sacramental Emergency: 740-323-6437
St. Vincent de Paul Help: 740-877-8242
Fax Machine: 740-522-5261
Social Hall: 740-522-4988
Parish email: [email protected]
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When you visit
Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do my kids go?
We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.
When are services?
Saturday: 5:30 pm | Sunday: 9:30 am | Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 am | Communion Services: Wednesday & Friday at 9:00 am
Holy Day of Obligation: 9 am or Vigil Mass at 7 pm | Reconciliation: Saturday from 4:45 pm to 5:15 pm
If the Priest also has the 4 pm Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, the Reconciliation at St. Leonard Church on that day will be at 6:30 pm after Mass.
What should I wear?
We want you to feel comfortable. After all, we are thrilled that you're joining us and want you to be more focused on the service than what you're wearing. In the summertime, it's not uncommon to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and a shirt. Others prefer to still put on their "Sunday best," and that's fine too! However, we do request that shorts be of a conservative length (no “short-shorts”) and that in general, clothing be respectable and conservative.
How do I get to St. Leonard?
Click HERE for Map and Directions
Where do my children go?
Children of all ages are welcome to stay with their family during the Mass.
I’m not Catholic. How do I know when to sit, stand and kneel?
If you are not Catholic, you may either remain seated or follow along with the parishioners.
I’m not Catholic. Is it okay for me to participate in communion?
Communion, or The Eucharist, is the most intimate expression of our faith. Catholics believe that the host is literally the body of Christ, transformed from bread by the priest presiding over the Mass. Most evangelicals think of Communion as symbolic, so it makes sense that they are not as strict about having the right relationship to communion as Catholics and Orthodox Christians who believe it is a sacrament and the true presence of Christ. So, if you are not Catholic, we ask that you not receive communion. However, those not receiving the Body of Christ and Precious Blood are invited to come forward with their hands crossed over their chests for a special blessing.
Am I expected to put money in the offering?
If you are visiting with us, we don't expect you to put money in the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by. If you consider St. Leonard your church home, we'd love for you to prayerfully consider giving to St. Leonard on a weekly basis. You can give by check or cash during the Mass, or you can sign up for online giving here.