Schmidt, Rev. Les

Regional Worker
Sacred Heart Church
1821 Holton Ave.
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219


"The cry of the poor is the voice of the Lord among us." From This Land is Home to Me, a 1975 pastoral letter by the Appalachian bishops. 


Read more about Father Les' past and current ministry:

  • Regional Worker Follows Social Justice Needs
  • Southern Bishops Complete Series of Pastoral Letters on Criminal Justice Process
  • Five home missioners mark 50 and 25 years since First Oath
  • Appalachian Pastoral Re-Released
  • Rural Gulags
  • Glenmary Continues to Inspire Missionary Vocations
  • A Mission-Minded Bishop