Ministry Guide

Liturgy and Spiritual Life

Bereavement Ministry: Assists pastor, family and friends in the planning of the Funeral Mass and Wake Service, and helps with the coordination of the Mercy Meal to follow the Mass or grave side services.  Mary Morman, 740-522-1639, Pattie Herr, 740-522-1626, and Jan Smith, 740-522-7990.

Eucharistic Minister: One serves one of the weekend Masses of their choice. Youth and adults. Scheduler- Anna Sikora-(740) 745-2044; Trainer Deacon Larry J. Wilson 740-323-3849. Volunteers needed.

Deaf & Disabilities Ministry: Helps make mass, religious education, and parish life accessible to all who seek a relationship with God, including ASL interpretation for Sunday mass, as well as parish activities upon request, and special needs accommodations for our PSR program. Contact Allison Shardell,

Art & Decorating Committee:  Coordinates the decoration of the church for the liturgical seasons.  If you would like to offer support of flowers and plants for the church, contact Teresa Grigsby at 740-366-3892 or contact the church office at 740-522-5270.

Focolare: Meets on the first Thursday at 7:30pm for discussions on spirituality and dinner: Contact Mary Morman at 740-522-1639.

Holy day Mass Schedule: See the bulletin or call the Office.

Lectors: Reading the Scripture at weekend Masses.  Contact the office if you are interested at 740-522-5270.   Training – Bonnie Kinney, 740-344-4985.

Liturgy Committee:  Allison Shardell- Parish School of Religion,  740-405-8892.    Dee Jones – Sacristan, 740-522-4875. Rita Kelly – Chair, 740-522-2570. Anna Sikora, 740-745-2044 – Scheduler of Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Servers.   Peggy Pound – Liturgical Music, 740-522-5270 Deacon Larry J. Wilson – Eucharistic Ministers, 740-323-3849.  Fr. William Hritsko, Pastor, 740-522-5270.

Music Ministry:  The music ministry provides music for liturgical celebrations including Holy days and weekend Masses.  Parishioners can participate as cantors, instrumentalists, or in one of the handbell choirs, Children’s Choir as well as a seasonal adult choir for the Advent/Christmas, and the Lent/Easter seasons.  Contact Peggy Pound for more information about becoming a part of this vital ministry of the church at 740-522-5270 or at   Volunteers are needed!

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): Faith sharing group and teaching on Tuesday nights leading to entrance into the Church at the Easter Vigil. This is a combined program with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Call the church office for more information at (740)522-5270.  Coordinator for St. Leonard is Deacon Larry Wilson.

Sacrament of Baptism, children: Call the church office at 740-522-5270 to schedule an appointment with the Priest.

Sacrament of Confirmation: every 2 years. See the PSR Director for more information.

Sacrament of Marriage: Call the office for an appointment to meet with the Priest at 740-522-5270.   Please count on a 6-month preparation period for counseling, testing and paper work.

Sacristans: Daily Mass- Bob Morman; Saturday 5:30p.m.- Dee Jones, (740) 522-4875; Sunday 9:30a.m. –Bob Morman – (740)522-1639 and Frank Flynn- (740)522-3452.  Mary Morman- (740)522-1639.

Servers: Children and adults serve the weekend Masses.   Scheduler –  Anna Sikora – 740-745-2044. Volunteers needed.

Ushers: At weekend Masses. They take up collection, seat people and provide the Parish Bulletin. Youths and adults are welcome to volunteer for this ministry.


Anthony Di Giandomenico Educational Fund Award: Two $1,000 scholarships per year to high school seniors (boy and girl) for college or tech school.   See the office for an application at 740-522-5270.

Catholic Education: The number of children attending catholic schools in the 2019-2020 school year are:: Blessed Sacrament (Newark): 1; St. Francis de Sales School(Newark): 7; Newark Catholic High School (Newark) 8. Those interested in attending Catholic Schools needs to be approved by the Pastor.

Library: Print and Video. Located in the Reconciliation room in the Church.

Parish School of Religion: The PSR classes for the school year 2019/20 will be meeting after the 9:30a.m. Mass on Sundays from 10:30 – 12:00.  For more information contact our PSR Director Allison Shardell at (740)405-8892.

Community Life

Church Dusters: Teams clean church, usually late in the week. Peggy Pound 740-522-5270.

Knights of Columbus, Council #12641: Fraternal group of Catholic men, meeting the 2nd Wednesday in their meeting room at 6:30 p.m. Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Grand Knight – Sonny Del Matt0 – 727-320-3676,

Knights of Columbus Corporate Communion: The Knights of Columbus, Council #12641, with spouses, attend a weekend Mass quarterly. The knights come together to show their unity in support of the Church and the parish.   They recite the Rosary before Mass.

Knights of Columbus Fish Bakes: During the Friday’s of Lent, the St. Leonard Knights of Columbus Council 12641 have Fish Bakes from 5-7p.m. Proceeds from the Fish Bakes go to charities. Volunteers are needed to make desserts and help the Knights during these dinners. Contact Ron Jones at 740-522-4875.

Knights of Columbus Measure Up Campaign: Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, the Campaign is a fundraiser for a selected charity, the ARC (Association of Retarded Citizens) of Licking County.

Interfaith Dinner at Thanksgiving: On Monday of Thanksgiving week, a potluck followed by a religious service is rotated among Christ Lutheran Church, Heath United Methodist Church, and St. Leonard Catholic Church.

Knox-Licking Vicariate Parish Representative: Parish representatives:  Ron & Dee Jones – 740 522-4875

Ladies Guild: meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the Social Hall.  Contact Vickie Annarino at  740-403-2576 or Shelley Wilson at 740-323-3849 for more information.

Landscape and Flowers:

  • Flowers around the Church: Gini Johnson & Patrick Ayers
  • Flowers on Rectory porch: Cathy Perry

PSR/Parish Picnic: There is a Parish Picnic in October as part of the celebration of our Saint John Leonardi.  Everyone should bring a covered dish to share. Church provides meat and beverages & games.

Knox/Licking Vocation Club: The club supports vocations to the priesthood, religious life and diaconate.  Monthly luncheon meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12:00 Noon in the St. Leonard Social Hall. A program each month centers on vocations. Contact Dee Jones for more information: (740)522-4875.

Monthly Spaghetti Dinners:  They are held on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30-7pm.   Proceed to to help with continued Maintenance costs.


The Catholic Times: The official newspaper of the Diocese of Columbus, 197 E. Gay St. Cols. Oh. 43215.  Contact the editor at phone at 614-224-5195 or by email.

Historian: Patti Herr, 740-522-1626. Records and Sacramental records.

National Council of Catholic Bishops – United States Catholic Conference: See

Sunday Bulletin: Tuesday deadline. You may drop articles off at the parish office or you may send an email to the parish office at or call the office at  740-522-5270.

Television: Local cable access, Time-Warner Cable, provides station EWTN, cable channel 64, for Catholic news and programming.

Website Manager: Peggy Pound, St Leonard email

Administration and Finance

Collection counters: Two-parishioner teams count the collection and make the bank deposit on Mondays.  See Nello Allori, 740-522-2306.

Maintenance/Custodian of the Social Hall: Sonny Del Matto, 727-320-3676.

Housekeeper for the Rectory:  Elizabeth Orend, 740-522-5270

St. Leonard Fundraiser: Auction and dinner fundraiser targeted: Catholic Education and Parish Ministries. Contact Church Office at 522-5270.

Finance Committee: Members: Nello Allori, Chair, 740-522-2306,  Chad Gummer, 740-404-0147, Al Smith 740-522-7990, Susie Gribble 740 404-9853 and Nancy Willey 740-323-3155.

Grass Cutting and Snow Removal: Greg Johnson, Jr., 740-522-4218.

Parish Boundaries: Northern Boundary: The Baltimore and Ohio and the Pennsylvania Railroad, from County Route 134 on the west and to Union Street (State Route 79) on the east. Eastern Boundary: Union Street (Route 79) on the north to the juncture of Williams Street on the south; thence eastward along the Newark-Heath Corporation Line to the South Fork of the Licking River; thence south and westerly along the South Fork of the Licking River to the Heath Village Corporation line; thence directly east along the Heath Village Corporation Line to State Route 13; State Route 13 to Township Route 309 on the south. Southern Boundary: Township Route 309 from State Route 13 on the east to County Route 304; south on County Route 304 to Township Route 308; thence west on Township Route 308 across State Route 79 to County Route 134 on the west. Western Boundary: County Route 134 from the juncture of State Route 134 from the juncture of State Route 79 and Township Route 35 on the south to the Baltimore and Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroad on the north.

Social Concerns

Bereavement Luncheon: Lunch served to family and friends after a funeral Mass. Mary Morman, 740-522-1639.

Blood Pressure: Taken after the Masses, the first Sunday of the month by volunteer parish nurses. If would like to help with this contact Mary Morman at 522-1639.

Greeting Cards: Sends get-well cards from the parish to the homebound and the sick. Kendra Aber 740-349-9379.  Suzanne Neumeyer sends cards to bereaved families.  740-258-3083.

Nursing Home Visitors:

  • Mass on
    First Tuesday:
    10:30 a.m., Chapel Grove Inn. Communion and visitation. On the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesdays there will be communion and rosary.

Saint Vincent de Paul: St. Leonard Conference – helps the poor of the Parish and community. Helpline – 349-0989 and also the St. Leonard St. Vincent de Paul contact line is 740-877-8242.

Visitation of Home Bound and Sick: There are four teams of Eucharistic Ministers that visit the homebound. They are:  Thelma Langwasser- (740)522-5018,  Sonya Crawford- (740)323-3456 Gina LaBelle- (740) 323-4040, Bob & Mary Morman- (740)522-1639. Heath Nursing Home is visited by Deacon Larry Wilson- (740)323-3849. Chapel Grove Inn is visited by Fr. William Hritsko- (740)522-5270, Ruth Hottinger- (740)522-5372, and Deacon Larry Wilson- (740)323-3849.

Saint Leonard Catholic Church