About 1,000 people arrived at St. Leo Church in Corona to attend the Mass in honor of the Divino Niño of Charasol that came from the Diocese of Azogues in Ecuador.
The invitation to discipleship for Father Jose Diaz, 28, came in the form of a letter from a concerned friend during high school.
Nicholas Pennetti, 94, a longtime member of St. Leo’s parish, Corona, died on Easter night. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 5 at the church.
St. Leo’s parish in Corona has many riches to help build the kingdom of God including two worship sites, a strong English- and Spanish-speaking parish base and the 74-year-long marriage of Nicholas and Nancy Pennetti.
St. Leo, Corona, celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, with a procession, rosary and Mass.
Sister Molly McGuire, G.N.S.H., 98, a member of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart for 84 years, died at St. Joseph’s Manor, Meadowbrook, Pa., Jan. 27.
St. Leo Catholic Academy, Corona, participated in WPIX Educational Day at Citi Field May 11.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio baptized 10 people at St. Leo’s Church, Corona, during the Easter Vigil service. He also confirmed 55.
After having collectively ministered in Brooklyn and Queens for nearly 60 years, seven foreign-born priests have begun the new year as official priests of the Diocese of Brooklyn.
The big kickoff event for the diocesan Movimiento de Jornadas de Vida Cristiana, better known simply as the Jornada Movement, was a Cultural Day at St. Leo, Corona, on Oct. 23.