Becoming involved in Parish Organizations is not only a way to serve the Lord and your parish, it is a great way to make friends at your parish and therefore feel that you are a real part of your church community.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus was established in 1882 and has 1.9 million members worldwide. The Knights of Columbus mission states:
We are good Catholic men building a bridge back to faith. There is much good and necessary work to be done in this world, and that’s what Knights do every day.
At St. Leonard’s Church, the Knights of Columbus, Council #12641, meet the second Wednesday of each month in their meeting room at 6:30 pm.
The Knights of Columbus Council #12641 have Corporate Communion quarterly, prepare Fish Bakes for the parish on Fridays during the season of Lent, and serve the parish throughout the year in many ways.
All men of the parish are encouraged to become a member of the Knights of Columbus.
To become a member of the Knights of Columbus, or for more information, contact the church office at 740-522-5270.
"And Mary said, 'My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. For he has looked upon his handmaid's lowliness; behold, from now on all ages will call me blessed.'" Luke 2:46-48
United in their faith of Jesus Christ, the Women’s Guild of St. Leonard’s lend a helping hand to the church and community in many ways throughout the year. They have a group of ladies who work very hard to provide the Mercy Meal for families of a deceased parishioner with a delicious after-funeral luncheon. The Mercy Meal provides the bereaved a beginning in the healing process as they come together.
A special program of the Women’s Guild is the Day of Reflection, held in June, which is a mini-retreat for women, comprised of Mass, a speaker, and quiet reflection, including Continental breakfast and lunch.
Another project of the Women’s Guild is assisting the local Heartbeats organization in Newark, Ohio.
The Annual Rummage Sale in August, organized by the Women’s Guild, provides money which allows the group to purchase various items for the church such as candles, altar linens, and other needed items, and to support projects of the church.
The Women’s Guild meets at 11 am on the second Thursday of each month in the church social hall, followed by lunch at an area restaurant.
All women in the parish are encouraged to become an active member of the Women’s Guild of St. Leonard’s for fun, fellowship and service.
To become a member of the St. Leonard’s Women’s Guild, contact the church office at 740-522-5270.
St. Vincent de Paul Conference
"Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these, you did it to me." Matthew 25:40
Are you interested in serving the poor?
The St. Vincent de Paul Conference is a Catholic organization which serves the poor and needy through their ministry. This group at St. Leonard’s parish meets at 5:30 pm on the third Tuesday evening of each month. The conference provides help for the Newark Saint Vincent de Paul Center including the Men’s Haven, Food Pantry and Thrift Store.
To become a part of the St. Vincent de Paul ministry at St. Leonard’s, please contact Deacon Larry Wilson at 740-323-3849, or contact the church office at 740-522-5270.
Knox-Licking County Vocation Club
At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few, so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest." Matthew 9: 36-38
"....the Lord of the harvest who calls laborers to serve and follow Him." - from The Priestly Society of Saint Pius X
Through prayer and specific programs, the Knox-Licking County Vocation Club seeks to promote awareness among parishioners at Catholic churches in Knox and Licking counties to foster and support vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life. The group sends food items to seminarians at exam time, as well as small Christmas gifts.
The club meets at noon, (except during winter weather months of January and February, and summer months of June, July, August) on second Tuesdays for lunch and to hear a guest speaker. Membership is open to any Catholic in Knox and Licking counties.
If you would like to be a part of the Knox-Licking County Vocation Club, contact the church office at 740-522-5270.