St. Leonard Parish was founded on September 3, 1953 when boundaries were established by Louisville Archbishop John A. Flouresh.

The property, approximately eight acres, had been given to the Archdiocese of Louisville by Leonard Blanford for the purpose of a church being built. There is a Catholic elementary and middle school in addition to the church. The church is paired with St. Frances of Rome, on Payne Street,  with a single pastor.

 The parish was named in honor of Mr. Blanford for his generous gift.

St. Leonard of Port Maurice (1676-1751) became the patron saint of the community. This Franciscan missionary's feast day is celebrated on November 26th.
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Families of all ages enjoy the fall picnic. (right) the 2012 graduates.
(below) The 2012 R.C.I.A. participants.