St. Leo Parish was founded in 1982 by Bishop Joseph H. Hodges, ordinary of the Diocese of Wheeling - Charleston. Bishop Hodges always held special interest in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia due to his own roots in Harpers Ferry. The active and complex parish family that exists today is quite different from the original community of 1982. However, it was the hard work of people who struggled to make homemade ice cream or organize a carnival to raise enough money just to host a parish dinner or buy new linens for the altar who set the tone and example that we try to follow today. In June of 1991, the parish had 232 registered families. Today, the parish has nearly 900 families and has moved into its new home situated on 139 acres. The church complex includes the sanctuary, office space, a conference room with a kitchenette, a library, our Fellowship Hall, and the CCD wing with classrooms for grades K-8th as well as confirmation and youth group. Our new site also incorporates a 9000 plot cemetery, as well as McGivney Hall, which houses the Knights of Columbus as well as serving as a classroom for Berkeley County's head start program.