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Best Little Parish this Side of Heaven

St. Leonard of Port Maurice was established in 1941 for African American Catholics; we are a multi-racial parish of about 100 families. We offer a Sunday Mass at 10:00 a.m.

All Are Welcome Here

Our doors are always open to you. We are a welcoming and affirming parish. We offer worship on an intimate scale, accompanied by spirited congregational singing led by our gifted pianist, and followed by hearty fellowship after every Sunday Mass.

Our Mission

The Church of St. Leonard of Port Maurice believes that, with our worship and fellowship experience and faith as our base, we can achieve social justice through education and outreach that guides us on our Christian journey in the community.



A quote on gratitude:

“What do I have that I have not received as gift?
If I have received, why do I act as if I have not? All is gift”
– Anonymous

“Do not look forward to what might happen tomorrow;
The same everlasting Father who cares for you today, will
Take care of you tomorrow, and every day.
Either He will shield you from suffering, or HE will give you
Unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace, then and put aside all anxious thoughts
And imaginings.”
– St. Francis de Sales, 1567-1622