FAQ

Funerals

Q. My family member has passed away. How do I schedule funeral arrangements at St. Leo?

A. When a loved one dies, your Saint Leo parish family is honored to assist you with final arrangements. Please begin by contacting a local funeral home to inform them of your loved one’s death and to schedule an appointment to meet with one of their staff members. During that meeting, all details will be discussed and questions answered. Following that meeting, the staff member will contact Saint Leo to confirm a date and time for a wake and or funeral. At that point, our Music Director, Mr. Terry Hicks, will contact you to schedule a time to come in and plan the funeral.

We are also happy to offer a light luncheon for you and your guests following the funeral. One of our staff members will contact you to discuss all the details.

Contact the Church Office  336.724.0561

Sick, Shut-in and Elderly

Q. Who should I contact about a loved one needing a home visit?

A. If you or a loved one would like to schedule Holy Communion, home visits, Anointing of the Sick and or the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please call the church office at 336.724.0561.

Mass Intentions

Q. How do I reserve a mass in memory or in honor of someone?

A. To schedule a Mass for a deceased or living loved one, please call the church office at 336.724.0561. 

Since we are a large parish family with a limited amount of Masses throughout the year, we can only schedule 3 Masses for each parish family throughout the year. If you would like more, a staff member will assist you in making those arrangements through a mission parish.

Columbarium

Q. How do I get more information about the Columbarium?

A. Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons is currently the only Catholic cemetery in the Winston-Salem area. In response to increasing questions about the propriety and significance of cremation, Saint Leo built a Columbarium and Memorial Garden within the church grounds for the disposition of the cremated remains of our loved ones.

The church has traditionally been the natural repository and final resting place of the deceased members of the Christian community. Burial inside the church was once reserved to honor noteworthy clerics, nobles and citizens. The church grounds often contained a cemetery for parish members if land was available.

In May of 1963, the Vatican’s Holy Office lifted the prohibition forbidding Catholics to choose cremation. This permission was incorporated into the revised Code of Canon Law in 1983 (Canon #1176) as well as into the Order of Christian Funerals.

For more information, please call the church office at 336.724.0561

Family Worship Room

Q. I would like to attend mass with my family. Does St. Leo have a space where we can share in worship with our young children?

A. St. Leo provides a Family Worship Room (cry room) for each mass. Also referred to as the St. Cecelia room, it is located upstairs in the Bishop Begley Parish Center. It provides plenty of seating and a flat screen television to view the mass services. A locked offertory box is located on the wall near the stairs for all offertory collections and a Eucharistic minister will distribute Holy Communion inside the room. Hymnals and missalettes are also provided. The Family Worship Room offers an environment to begin teaching young children respectful behavior in a church setting.

Reserve a Room

Q. My group or ministry needs to reserve a room for our meetings or an event. Is there a process in place to reserve a room at St. Leo?

A. We welcome groups to reserve rooms throughout the year for meetings and events. Rooms may also be reserved by parishioners not associated with a group or ministry or for any St. Leo Parish School activities. We ask for a two-week minimum notice and a facility schedule form is required. The facility schedule form can be accessed below or by visiting the church office. Please fill-out the form and submit to the church office. Once received, your dates and requested space are reviewed on the facilities calendar and you will receive a confirmation or notification of changes. Submitting a facility schedule form does not confirm your dates, times or space requested. Please see the Facility Guidelines below for a complete description on reserving rooms at St. Leo.

Facility Guidelines 

Facility Schedule Form - Printable Version

Facility Schedule Form - Online Submission Form

Communications 

Q. Can I submit information to be posted in the bulletin and on social media and the website?

A. Yes – Please begin by filling out a Website Submission Form: Printable Version or Online Version. Printable versions can be dropped off/mailed to the church office. You may also stop by the church office to complete a form. Announcements for the bulletin, website or social media outlets are subject to review and approval by Father Brian Cook. Please note that the bulletin announcements require a ten-day notice in order to meet editing and printing time requirements. And website submissions require a full business week notice. When information is submitted, the Director of Communications will upload the information to all sources of communication including bulletin, website and Facebook page when appropriate. Please note different formats may be needed for each source of communication. 

Becoming Catholic (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) 

Q. I am interested in becoming Catholic and would like more information. What do I do?

A. Faith is a personal journey and should be taken slowly to explore and ask questions. We are happy to help you along the way. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is offered to those who are spiritually considering becoming Catholic and want to learn more about the Catholic faith. If you have been baptized and would like to receive the other sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Confirmation, RCIA is also for you. Classes begin in September. See our RCIA page for a more comprehensive look at the program. Please contact our RCIA Coordinator, Kim Means, for additional information.

New Parishioners - Registration

Q. I am new to St. Leo and would like to register and receive more information. What is the process for registering in the Parish?

A. Welcome to St. Leo’s! We are glad to have you in our Parish Community. Please complete a New Parishioner Registration Form in one of the following ways: 
1) Complete and submit an Online Parishioner Registration Form - Family or Individual
2) Print out the Parishioner Registration Form and mail, fax or drop off to the church office.
3) Stop by the church office during office hours (9am - 4pm) to complete a form.
4) Pick one up in the church vestibule and either drop off in church office or place in offertory collection basket. 

Check out our Get Involved page for opportunities to volunteer or get engaged with our Parish Community.

Confession

Q. I would like to go to confession. When does St. Leo hold confessions?

A. Confessions are heard on Saturdays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm. If you are unavailable during this time, please call the church office at (336) 724-0561 to request an appointment.

Anointing of the Sick

Q. I have a family member who is in need of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at home or in the hospital. Does St. Leo offer this service?

A. Yes. Please call the church office at (336) 724-0561 to provide more information to our staff. We are privileged to serve you and your family in times of illness.

St. Leo Parish School

Q. I would like to enroll my child(ren) at St. Leo Parish School. Does the school have open enrollment?

A. Yes, depending on availability in each classroom. Typically, children are enrolled prior to the school year beginning in August. Please visit the school’s website for additional information and to register your child(ren).

Get Involved

Q. I would like to volunteer or get more involved in the Parish Community. How do I get connected?

A. St. Leo offers many opportunities to strengthen your faith with ministries and groups for all ages. Please visit our Get Involved page for updated opportunities. If you would like to know more about our ministry groups, commissions and organizations, please visit the following pages that can be found on our Ministries page and are divided into three categories: Community Outreach, Liturgy & Worship and Family Life.

Our Youth Ministry page provides engagement opportunities for our middle and high school parishioners.

Baptism

Q. I would like to have my child baptized. What is the process?

A. Congratulations and blessings on the birth of your child! The Sacrament of Baptism is held twice a month on Saturdays at 11:00am. Baptismal Preparation Class is required for both parents. Please call the church office at (336) 724-0561 to schedule the baptism and register for the class. Visit our Baptism page to view 2017 Baptismal dates and Baptismal Preparation Class dates and additional information to help you prepare for this special day.

Online Baptismal Information Form 

Printable Baptismal Information Form 

Diocese of Charlotte

Q. How do I contact the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte?

A. The Catholic Diocese of Charlotte Agencies, Offices and Personnel can be reached by visiting their website at www.charlottediocese.org or calling their main office at (704) 370-6299. They are located at:

1123 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28203.