Farewell Celebration for Father Leo


After 12 years of serving the St. Cecilia Parish as Pastor, Father Leo Connolly will be reassigned to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish this July.  As a gesture of our appreciation for the exceptional work he has done for our Parish over these past 12 years, a reception in his honor will be held on Sunday, July 11, 2021 in the Parish Center following the Noon Mass.  At this party, we will also be celebrating Fr. Leo’s 40th anniversary of ordination and his 65th birthday.All are welcome to attend this celebration.  So that we know how much food to purchase, we are asking parishioners to either RSVP using the link below or by calling the church office at (614) 878-5353.   Kindly reply by June 30, 2021.

We will also be collecting money for a parish gift for Fr. Leo.  If you would like to contribute to this gift, you may make a contribution through Faith Direct using the link below, by placing a donation in the collection box, or by sending it to the church office marked accordingly.  If you choose to contribute on Faith Direct to the purchase of the gift, or to help offset the cost of the party, please make sure to indicate that in the ‘Note’ field under ‘One-Time Gift.’

Lastly, if you are unable to attend the party, but would like to send a personal message to Father Leo, you can do so using the same RSVP link below.

Please RSVP here:  http://bit.ly/FrLeoParty

To contribute to the parish gift or to help offset the cost of the party, please click here:  https://membership.faithdirect.net/givenow/OH857/25717