Closed yes ... but not really.
St. Leo's Church in Columbus, OH. was closed by the Catholic Diocese of Columbus on July 1, 1999. However, that didn't stop a group of parishioners from taking over the building and keeping it open. They have created the St. Leo Preservation Society, a charitable organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the buildings of St. Leo Church and to further the charitable work of the parish. In addition to raising funds for the preservation of this wonderful building, they have created The St. Leo Parish Memorial Seminarians Endowment Fund. This fund provides financial support to seminarians.
One of the goals in their mission is to "to educate the public on the importance of all faith communities and their buildings to a surrounding community."
St. Leo's Church | 221 Hanford Street | Columbus, OH 43206