Serving Our Community With Faith and Love Since 1903
104-05 Forty Ninth Avenue, Corona, New York 11368
e-mail - [email protected] Website:
Mrs. Maureen Blaine, School Principal
Mr. Conrado Hernández, Dir. of Faith Formation
Mr. Joseph Lisa, Trustee
Mr. Florentino Payano, Trustee
Rev. William M. Hoppe, Pastor
Rev. Carlos Alberto Agudelo, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Diego Villegas, Parochial Vicar
Mass Schedule in Church:
Rectory Office:
104-05 49 Avenue
Office Hours ~
Monday ~ Friday
9:00 a.m. ~ 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. ~ 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. English
7:30 p.m. Español
7:00 a.m. Español
8:30 a.m. Italian
10:00 a.m. English
11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Weekdays: 9:00 a.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
Holy Days: 7:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m.
7:30 p.m.
English ~ Mon.- Sat.
Español ~ Martes
Español ~ Primer Lunes
Español ~ Primer Jueves
English ~ Vigil
Saturday / Sunday: 9:00 a.m. ~ 3:00 p.m.
Secretary / Receptionist: Mrs. Annette Colón
Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Peggy DeRupo
School Office:
Mass Schedule in O. L. of Mt. Carmel Chapel:
104-19 49 Avenue
Administrative Manager: Mrs. Phyllis Lando
Secretary: Mrs. Maritza Corbella
Administrative Assistants:
Ms. Patricia Garnica
Baptism Information/ Información de Bautismo:
Faith Formation Office:
103-56 52 Avenue — Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.
Parents should register in the rectory. Set up an interview
with a priest. English Baptism by appointment.
Los padres han de registrarse en la Rectoría, Hablar con un
sacerdote con tiempo. (El segundo y el cuarto Sábado)
Reconciliation ~ Reconciliación:
Saturday/Sábado: 12:30 ~ 1:30 p.m. or by appointment.
Christian Marriage / Matrimonio:
Arrangements for marriage must be made with a priest at
the rectory at least nine months prior to wedding date.
To obtain Pre-Cana information, visit
Hable con un sacerdote en la Rectoría, 9 meses antes de la
Boda. Para obtener información de Pre-Cana, visite
104-19 49 Avenue ~ Second Floor
Secretary: Ms. Miguelina Cruz
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):
Any adult curious about the Catholic faith or who desires
full communion in the Catholic Church through all or any
of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist
should call Conrado Hernández at 718-699-8565.
Rito De Iniciación Cristiana Para Adultos (RICA):
Todo adulto que desea recibir los sacramentos del
Bautismo, Comunión, o Confirmación, por favor llame
a Conrado Hernández: 718-699-8565.
Are you a new parishioner? Please Register at the Rectory.
¿Es usted un nuevo feligrés? Regístrese, por favor, en la Rectoría.
The Church of St. Leo
This Week The Altar Wine
Was Donated In Loving Memory Of:
Mario Cesare Cavuoti, Birthday
By: Donata Argenzio and Family
—This Week—
The Sanctuary Candle
was Donated in Loving Memory of:
Thank you Lord for all the blessing
By: Nadege Cherenfant
For the sick of our parish:
(Names can be found on our bulletin board)
For our Service Men and Women, especially:
Lieutenant John Macri
(Please call the Rectory Office to submit names)
For those who entered Eternal Life this week:
Héctor Raúl Romero Martínez, Silvia Fernández
Antonia Contreras and Carlos Coral
May they rest in peace.
Congratulation! To the following students of of St.
Agnes Academic H.S. members of our parish, they
earned the Honor Roll of the second trimester: Denise
Arichavala, Jailene Castillo, Samantha Femia and
Nicole Uriarte
The Evangelization Committee of the Pastor Council
invites you to a Mini Brunch Easter Retreat with
Sister Ave Clark, OP on Saturday May 2nd at 9 am
until 12 noon with the theme: Mary … light of
goodness and love.
The Fordham Center on Religion and Culture announces
a lecture called The Imperative of Hope: Recovering
the Prophetic in Christian Life Today – A
Conversation with Gustavo Gutierrez, OP on
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Pope
Auditorium, 113 W. 60th Street, Fordham University, NYC.
Fr. Gutierrez is the author of “A Theology of Liberation:
History, Politics, Salvation; the Power of the Poor in
History; and several other foundational texts in liberation
theology. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Please RSVP: [email protected].
Today from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The New York Blood Center is with us today to
conduct another Blood Donation Drive at our parish.
The hours of donation are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. and takes place in Msgr. Barretta Hall (below
the church). You can save a life (perhaps even
three) by donating blood. Be a hero; be a donor.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
From the Pastor’s Desk –
Happy Easter season to everyone. I hope you are still
living in the joy of the risen Lord. The weekend mail
brought me a beautiful note from the pastor of St. Luke
Church in Whitestone, Msgr. John Tosi. It reads in part:
“The enclosed check (for $390.00) is to be used to
support the work of [your] parish food pantry. It is shared
in the joy and hope of Easter. May it in some small way
bring the Good News of Christ Risen to those helped by
your goodness. Please keep us here at Saint Luke in your
prayers as we pray for the parish of St. Leo.” Thank you,
Msgr. Tosi, and we will continue to pray for you and the
wonderful people of your parish.
On another note, I wish to encourage all of us to make
our weekly tithes and donations to our parish using the
parish envelopes designed for this purpose. There is still
a large segment of the parish that refuses to use these
handy envelopes. I don’t understand why, but I am willing
to listen to your reasons. In the meantime, the parish
spends money – your money – mailing these envelopes
out to you on a regular basis. It alerts us to upcoming
special collections, and helps to inform our sacrificial
giving with gospel wisdom. There are many good reasons
to use them. Please try to do so. May God bless us all. –
Fr. Hoppe.
The Catholic Home Missions Appeal will take place next
week. One way that this appeal works to strengthen
home mission dioceses in the USA is by funding
seminarian formation in poor dioceses. The blessing of
seminarians places a financial challenge on these
dioceses, where educating each seminarian costs
between $35 and $40,000.00 per year. Your support is
needed for these young men, so that they might go back
and serve their parishes. Please strengthen the Church
at home by making a generous gift to next week’s
Acts 6:8-15; Ps 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30;
Jn 6:22-29
Tuesday: Acts 7:51 — 8:1a; Ps 31:3cd-4, 6, 7b, 8a,
17, 21ab; Jn 6:30-35
Acts 8:1b-8; Ps 66:1-3a, 4-7a; Jn 6:3540
Thursday: Acts 8:26-40; Ps 66:8-9, 16-17, 20;
Jn 6:44-51
Acts 9:1-20; Ps 117:1bc, 2; Jn 6:52-59
Saturday: 1 Pt 5:5b-14; Ps 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17;
Mk 16:15-20
Acts 4:8-12; Ps 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29;
1 Jn 3:1-2; Jn 10:11-18
The Church of St. Leo
Sunday, April 19, 2015
S T. L E O S C H O O L
Celebrating 90 Years of Catholic Education and Service to Corona
e-mail: [email protected]
Hay becas para estudiantes desde los grados de
infancia hasta el octavo grado. Se puede
obtener información de la Oficina escolar.
Students from Grades Pre-K through Eighth
Grade can apply for scholarships. You may obtain
information from the School office.
Virtud Del Mes
Virtue of the Month
Compasión por el sufrimiento , Amabilidad
Sympathy for suffering, Kindness
Cada mes nuestros estudiantes participan una
virtud durante todo el mes.
Acompáñelos en esta practica.
Each month our students practice a virtue
throughout the month.
Please join them in this practice.
Gran De scuento
Para Jardín Infantil 4
Para los estudiante que valla a
cumplir 4 años de edad antes
del 31 de diciembre
Habrá un descuento ahora,
costara $2,500 por el año
(costaba $4,500 por el año)
Usted puede aplicar por una
Si esta interesado puede llamar
a la escuela al 718-592-7050
será un placer de informarles
Big Discount
For Pre-K4
Students who will be age 4
by December 31, 2015
Now only
$2,500 per year
(was $4,500 per year)
**In Addition**
You may also apply for a
If interested call the School
Office at
We will be glad to give you
further information.
La próxima entrega de comida
será el 29 de abril desde la
4pm hasta la 5pm. Por favor
traiga algún articulo de alimento
no-perecedero con usted la próxima
vez que venga a misa.
The next Food Distribution will be
April 29 from 4pm to 5 pm.
Please bring an ítem
of non-perishable food with you
next time you come to Mass.
The Church of St. Leo
Felices Pascuas para todos. Espero que todos estén aún
viviendo en el gozo del Señor Resucitado. El correo del
fin de semana me trajo una preciosa postal del párroco
de la iglesia San Lucas en Whitestone, el monseñor John
Tosi. Indicaba lo siguiente: "El cheque adjunto por $390
debe ser utilizado para apoyar el trabajo de la despensa
de comida de su parroquia. Lo compartimos en el gozo y
la esperanza de la Pascua. Ojalá que de alguna manera
lleve las buenas nuevas de Cristo Resucitado a los que
son socorridos por su bondad. Por favor mantenga a los
feligreses de San Lucas en sus oraciones según nosotros
oramos por la parroquia de San León." Gracias a
monseñor Tosi, y continuaremos rezando por usted y por
la gente maravillosa de su parroquia.
Hablando sobre otra cosa, deseo estimularlos a todos
para que hagan sus ofrendas y donaciones semanales a
nuestra parroquia utilizando los sobres destinados para
ese propósito. Todavía hay un gran segmento de la
parroquia que rehúsa utilizar estos sobres. No entiendo
por qué no, pero estoy dispuesto a escuchar sus
razones. Hay que pensar que la parroquia gasta dinero,
que es su dinero, enviando por correo estos sobres de
manera regular. Nos llama la atención sobre colectas
especiales venideras y nos ayuda a informar nuestras
donaciones con sabiduría evangélica. Hay muchas
buenas razones para utilizarlos. Por favor traten de
hacerlo. Que Dios nos bendiga a todos.- el padre Hoppe.
El Centro de Fordham sobre Religión y Cultura anuncia
una conferencia que lleva como nombre: EL
una conversación con el sacerdote dominico Gustavo
Gutiérrez. La conferencia tendrá efecto el miércoles, 6 de
mayo del 2015, comenzando a las 6 de la tarde, en el
Pope Auditórium, ubicado en el 113 al oeste de la calle
60, en la Universidad de Fordham en Manhattan.
Gutiérrez es el autor de "Una Teología de la Liberación,
Historia, Política y Salvación; el Poder de los Pobres en
la Historia." La charla es gratis. Inscríbase:
[email protected].
El próximo encuentro del grupo de parejas la Familias
Dadivosas será el miércoles 22 de abril a la 7:30 pm en
el sótano de la iglesia Monseñor. Barretta. Todos están
Hoy domingo, de 9 a 3 de la tarde, tendremos otro
evento de donación de sangre en nuestra parroquia. Se
efectuará de 9 a 3 de la tarde en el sótano de la iglesia
(salón Barretta). Al donar sangre, usted puede salvar una
vida o quizás tres. Conviértase en un héroe...
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Sunday, April 19
10:00 a.m. - RCIA ~ Auditorium
10:30 a.m. - St. Cecilia Choir ~ Fr. Byrne Room
11:15 a.m. - Faith Formation ~ Auditorium
11:30 a.m. - La Nueva Luz Choir ~ Fr. Byrne Room
Monday, April 20
9:30 a.m. - Miraculous Medal Novena ~ Church
7:15 p.m. - P.P.C. Meeting ~ Fr. Byrne Room
7:30 p.m. - Charismatic Prayer Group~ Church
Tuesday, April 21
12:00 p.m. - Golden Age Club ~ Msgr. Barretta Hall
7:00 p.m. - Faith Formation ~ Auditorium
8:00 p.m. - Cursillistas ~ Msgr. Barretta Hall
Wednesday, April 22
7:30 p.m. - Familias Dadivosas ~ Msgr. Barretta Hall
Thursday, April 23
7:30 p.m. - Charismatic Group ~ Msgr. Barretta Hall
7:30 p.m. - St. Cecilia Choir ~ Auditorium
Friday, April 24
7:30 p.m. - Jornadista Group ~ Msgr. Barretta Hall
Saturday, April 25
9:30 a.m. - Legion of Mary ~ Fr. Byrne Room
6:00 p.m. - Cristo Joven Choir ~ Msgr. Barretta Hall
El Comité de Evangelización del Consejo Pastoral les
invita a una mañana de reflexión con la Hermana Ave
Clark,OP el 2 de mayo de 9:00 am hasta la 12 del medio
día con el tema María… Luz divina y de Amor. será en
ingles comenzando con la misa diaria.
El Comité Altagraciano
Les invita a ver una obra de teatro titulada José en
Lancaster, Pennsylvania el Sábado, 23 de mayo 2015.
Para mas información llame al señor o Señora Payano
La próxima semana realizaremos el Llamado para las
Misiones Católicas. Una manera en que este llamado
funciona para fortalecer a las diócesis misioneras en los
Estados Unidos es otorgando fondos para la formación
de seminaristas en las diócesis pobres. La bendición de
los seminaristas pone una carga financiera en estas
diócesis en donde la educación de cada seminarista
cuesta entre $35 a $40 mil dólares al año. Su apoyo es
necesario para que estos jóvenes puedan regresar y
servir en sus parroquias. Por favor, fortalezca la Iglesia
en casa dando una generosa donación al llamado de la
próxima semana.
The Church of St. Leo
Prayer for
the World Meeting of Families
God and Father of us all, in Jesus, your Son and our
Savior, you have made us your sons and daughters in the
family of the Church. May your grace and love help our
families in every part of the world be united to one
another in fidelity to the Gospel. May the example of the
Holy Family, with the aid of your Holy Spirit, guide all
families, especially those most troubled, to be homes of
communion and prayer and to always seek your truth and
live in your love. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!
The 8th annual World Meeting of Families will take place
this September in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pope
Francis is expected to attend. The Diocese of Brooklyn is
planning a Pilgrimage to Philadelphia. For more
information about this pilgrimage, please contact Clendy
Calderon at [email protected] or 718-281-9544.
The parish is also organizing a group to go to
Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. Please
contact Fr. Agudelo if you wish to participate in the
parish pilgrimage
The Altagracia Society is invite you to see a beautiful
play called [Joseph] Showing in a theater located in
Lancaster Pennsylvania Saturday, May 23. For more
information please call Mr. Or Mrs. Payano (718) 5929749 (917) 364-8996 or (917) 363-6077
Molly College
This year Spring Open House for Molloy College will tbe
on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 1:00PM at Molly College
Rockville Centre, NY (516) 323– 4000
PLEASE: silence all cell ‘phones and other electronic
devices when visiting our church to pray / celebrate Mass.
No food or drink is permitted in the church. Please leave
all misalettes and hymn books in church, and return them
to their slots on the back of the benches before you leave.
And please be gentle with the furniture. There is no need
to bang the kneelers down during Mass. Thank you for
keeping our church a place that is worthy of the name
“house of God.”
Words of Wisdom from… Sacred Scripture –
“Then the king will say…Come, you who are blessed by
my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you…for I
was hungry and you gave me food…” (Matt 25:34-35).
Our parish offers food to those in need through a Food
Pantry. Please remember to bring some non-perishable
food with you when you come for Mass next week. Thank
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Saturday, April 18
5:30 p.m. - Julia Mailom Leus, Birthday
7:30 p.m. - Emilio Hernández, 1 año
Sunday, April 19
7:00 a.m. - In Thanksgiving for the 100 birthday of
Angel Bueno
8:30 a.m. - Francesco Costa; , Angelina Vezza Da
lla Societa Del Rosario Italiano
10:00 a.m. - Parishioners
11:30 a.m. - Rafael Ventura; Marina Velázquez de
Castaño, 33 aniversario; María Isabel Ramírez;
Acción de Gracia al Santísimo Sacramento;
Víctor Manuel Antonio; Eterno descanso de Lilia
Vélez Oviedo; Claudio Patiño y Cruz Zhinin y
Alejandro Gordillo; Zaida y Rafael reyes
aniversario; Francisco Bonilla, 2 aniversario;
Acción de Gracias por el Cumpleaños de Jorge y
Sandra Ospina
1:00 p.m. - Fernando Hernández, 8 meses
Monday, April 20
9:00 a.m. - Sister Carol Borges and
Celia Kalambay
Tuesday, April 21 ~ St. Anselm
9:00 a.m. - Purgatorial Society
7:30 p.m. - Lidia Fernández Abreu
Wednesday, April 22 ~ Earth Day
8:30 a.m. - Chapel—
Giuseppe and Angela Cipriani
9:00 a.m. - All Souls in Purgatory
Thursday, April 23 ~ St. George—Adalbert
9:00 a.m. - John Falletta and Lena Meluzio
Friday, April 24 ~ St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen
9:00 a.m. - Edward Purificati, 1 Anniversary
Saturday, April 25 ~ St. Mark
9:00 a.m. - Edward Purificati, 1 Anniversary;
Thankful for favors received from St. Jude