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Organization

Description

Contact

Adult Confirmation

An enriching experience designed for adults who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

Sr. Joan
718-465-8534x23

Adult English Choir

Through weekly practices from September to June, the choir enhances parish worship at the 10:30 Mass

Perry Townsend
718-465-8534x27

Adult Faith Formation

Offers various classes and opportunities to grow in the knowledge and love of God and the Church

Sr. Joan
718-465-8534x23

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meets Thursdays and Saturdays at 8PM in Our Lady’s Meeting Room. All are welcomed

Rectory
718-465-8534

Altar Servers

Boys and girls beginning in fourth grade who faithfully serve Mass

Fr. O’Connor
718-465-8534x15

Angelic Voices
(Children’s Choir)

Composed of children from fourth grade and up who learn choral singing and enhance the liturgy with their voices.

Perry Townsend
718-465-8534x27

Baptismal Ministry

Members assist in the preparations and celebrations of Baptisms.

Fr. O’Connor
718-465-8534x15

Baptism Registration

Usually held the first weekend of the month: Saturdays at 1PM in Spanish, Sundays at 2PM in English.  Parents must call for a prior appointment with the pastor.

Rectory
718-465-8534

Caribbean Association

Preserves and supports an appreciation of the Caribbean Culture in the community.  Sponsors Incarnation’s Steel Band.

Lynette Jerome
718-479-9260

Extraordinary Ministers

Assist in the distribution of the Holy Eucharist at Mass and to homebound parishioners

Sr. Ellen Patrice
718-465-8534

Evangelization

Helps to bring our Catholic Christian Message to the larger local community.

Fr. O’Connor
718-465-8534x15

Family Life Committee

Plans activities throughout the year to foster family life.

Fr. O’Connor
718-465-8534x15

Filipino Choir

Through cultural song it enhances the celebration of the monthly Mass in Tagalog.

Ricky Matela
718-357-4894

Finance Committee

Assists the pastor with the financial assets and well being/stability of the parish.

Fr. O’Connor
718-465-8534x15

Food Pantry

Assists the needy of the neighborhood each Friday of the month.

Deacon Francois
718-465-8534x25

Fundraising

Works to improve the various ministries of the parish by broadening its financial base through increased revenue.

Fr. O’Connor
718-465-8534x15

Friendship Club

Serves the needs of seniors by planning activities and providing a friendly place for all to get together.

Terry Forgione
718-464-8762

Girl Scouts

Weekly meetings and activities helps foster growth in the neighborhood girls.

Nalda Gomes
646-320-9355

Haitian Choir

Through cultural song it enhances the celebration of the monthly Mass in Creole/French.

 

Haitian Prayer Group

Weekly meetings foster prayer in smaller groups and sponsor periodic larger worship gatherings for the Haitian Community.

Occide Pierre
718-776-0523

Homebound Min

Assures visits to the members of the community who are prevented from celebrating Sunday Eucharist with the community.

Sr. Ellen Patrice
718-465-8534

Hospitality Committee

Prepares a welcoming and festive atmosphere for parish celebrations  throughout the year.

Presently Vacant

Incarnation  School

Provides a quality elementary Catholic Education for children in grades Pre-K through 8th.

Satti Marchan, Principal
718-465-5066x28

Incarnation Alumni Assoc

Renews the bonds of past students of Incarnation School and helps foster the quality of education for students in the present and future.

Denise Antz
516-354-1217

Incarnation Home School

Allows parents a greater participation in their children's education and school activities.

School Office
718-465-5066x29

Jornada

With weekly meetings and events, it nurtures the young people of the parish Jornada principles and ideals.

Lorraine Marrero
718-468-9029

Lectors

Parishioners proclaim God's word at Weekday and Sunday Mass.

Fr. O’Connor
718-465-8534x15

Legion of Mary

Weekly gatherings allow for prayers for those in need and greater devotion to the Mother of God.

Bernadette Innocent
718-464-2167

Liturgy Committee

Meets regularly to plan, develop and enhance parish liturgies, prayer services and worship space.

Fr. O’Connor
718-465-8534x15

Line Dancing

Saturday evening gatherings enhance community and celebrate traditional and non-traditional dance over light refreshments.

Lucita Romulo
718-740-0417

Marriage Preparation

This program is for engaged couples to meet regularly with the priest or deacon and to participate in the Pre-Cana Program.

Rectory
718-465-8534

Mustard Seed Ministry

Helps to share the Sunday Scriptures at 10:30 am Mass with children ages four to seven in a simple and creative way.

Sr. Joan
718-465-8534x23

Nocturnal Adoration

Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament on First Saturdays with a Eucharistic Holy Hour at 8PM.

Gabriella Krill
7180464-4658

Pag-Asa Filipino Com

An association of Filipino Catholics, helping to promote fellowship, serve the community and keep the Filipino cultural heritage alive.

Presently Vacant

Parish Pastoral Council

Meets periodically to discuss parish issues and advise the pastor and parish staff.

Fr. O’Connor
718-465-8534x15

Publicity Coordinator

Brings the various events of the parish to a greater awareness to the broader community.

Fr. O’Connor
718-465-8534x15

RCIA
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Process of welcoming those who would like Baptism or be received into the Catholic Church.

Sr. Joan
718-465-8534x23

Religious Education

Instruction for children attending public school. Classes for grades K-8 held on Sundays at 9AM.

Sr. Joan
718-465-8534x23

Rosary/Altar Society

Parish women's organization devoted to the Mother of God meets the first Sunday of the month at the 10:30 Mass with meeting to follow.

Gabriella Krill
718-464-4658

Sacred Hearts Group

Group meets on the fourth Saturday of the month to offer prayers to the Lord and his Blessed Mother.

Deacon Clemenceau
718-341-2653

Spanish Prayer Group

Weekly meetings foster prayer in smaller groups and sponsor periodic larger worship gatherings for the Spanish Community.

Lucy Sanders
718-468-0899

Spanish Choir

Through weekly practices from September to June, the choir enhances parish worship at the 12Noon Mass.

Norma Allongo
718-465-8534

St. Vincent dePaul

Meets periodically to assist and help the needy of the parish with various forms of outreach.

Deacon Francois
718-465-8534x25

Sunday Scripture Sharing

Meets weekly with a priest or deacon to reflect on the Sunday Scriptures to be read at the Weekend Masses.

Fr. O’Connor
718-465-8534x15

Ushers

Parishioners who welcome, help seat and receive offerings from worshipers at Sunday Mass.

Fr. O’Connor
718-465-8534x15

Vine & Branches Prayer Gp

Charismatic gathering with weekly meetings that is devoted to scripture study, prayer, and fellowship.

Ofelia Villar
718-465-0087

Vocations Committee

Meets to foster church vocations with various events during the year.

Gerarde Pierre-Antoine
718-341-2653

Rev. John J. O’Connor

Pastor

 

Born the last of five children in Flatbush, Brooklyn, Father O’Connor attended Cathedral Preparatory Seminary, Brooklyn, and Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception, Douglaston before entering the major seminary at the Pontifical North American College, Rome.

He was ordained a deacon in 1992 at St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, and a priest in 1993 at St. James’ Cathedral, downtown Brooklyn. He has a bachelor’s degree in Sacred Theology and a license degree in Sacred Liturgy.

After post ordination studies, Father O’Connor served in Brooklyn parishes before being assigned to St. Clare’s parish, Rosedale where he was stationed for the past eight years.

Bishop DiMarzio appointed him the eighth pastor of Incarnation Parish on May 20, 2009. He was installed as pastor on October 4, 2009.

 

 

Mrs. Sati Marchan

Principal

 

Mrs. Marchan has diversified experiences as Principal of two Catholic Elementary Schools, Classroom Teacher, Commonwealth Exchange Teacher Participant, and Chairperson of Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges Accreditation Team.

She attended the College of Preceptors in England where she obtained a BA in Education. She then migrated from Trinidad and attended Fordham University where she received two graduate degrees, one in Curriculum and Teaching and the other in Administration and Supervision. Mrs. Marchan also recently received her third graduate degree from St. John’s University in School Building Leader.

Before being appointed principal here in 2008, she served as principal of St. Jerome’s school for eleven years.

She is married to a Catholic school principal and they have three daughters.

 

 

 
Mr. Perry Townsend
Director of Music

 

Mr. Perry Townsend is thankful to be serving Incarnation parish as Director of Music since March 2010.  He is also a cantor and Contemporary Ensemble director at Immaculate Conception parish in Astoria, and conducts the Community Singers of Queens in Flushing.  In the past, he has made a joyful noise at Holy Family in Fresh Meadows, St. William the Abbott in Seaford, Most Precious Blood in Astoria, and Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Manhattan.

He grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he attended Trinity United Methodist Church and sang in the Raleigh Boychoir.  He has a bachelor’s degree from University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and a master’s from Queens College.

In addition to church music, Perry is active as a composer.  His music can be heard on Capstone/Ravello Records and American Modern Recordings.  His music has been performed at Carnegie Recital Hall, Tenri Cultural Institute, the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine, the ppIANISSIMO Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France.

 

 

Deacon Francois Innocent

 

Deacon Francois Innocent is the eldest of nine children. He attended the Institution St Louis of Gonzague, before enrolling in the Faculty of Agronomy in Port-au-Prince Haiti from which he graduated in 1951 with a BS in Agronomy. He continued his post graduate studies in Credit Administration and Information processing in United States and Economics in Brazil.

He was admitted into the Diaconate Program in the Diocese of Brooklyn and ordained a permanent deacon in 1990. Deacon Francois and his wife, Bernadette, are the parents of three grown children and six grand-children; they will be celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 2010. Deacon Francois has been serving in the Parish of Incarnation Queens Village since his Ordination. He is the senior cleric of the parish staff.

 

Deacon Franklin Munoz

 

Born in Cuenca, Ecuador, first of 4 Children, Dcn Franklin went to school with the Salesian Brothers and graduated from Colegio Tecnico Salesiano in Ecuador. Dcn. Franklin arrived in NY on Jan 5, 1985. He continued his studies at Queens Community College.

He is married to Ana Maria and they have 3 children: Kevin 14, Gracemary 10 and John Paul a special little boy born on July 2009.

In 1997, he received a special call and with his family’s support, he entered the Diaconate Program and was Ordained as a Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Brooklyn by Bishop Daily on April 21, 2001 and assigned to Immaculate Conception Church in Astoria.

In 2004 Dcn Franklin was transferred to Incarnation Church. In 2006 he was assigned by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio to work for the Catholic Migration Office as the Special Assistant for Hispanic Concerns.

 

 

Deacon Clemenceau Pierre -Antoine

 

Deacon Clemenceau was born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti and is the seventh of ten children. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Faculté des Sciences, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Continuing his engineering studies at Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule (RWTN), Aachen, Germany he was awarded a master’s in Foundation Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Economics.

With the support of the parish staff, he attended the diocesan diaconate preparation program at Cathedral Prep and was ordained a permanent deacon of the Diocese by Bishop DiMarzio on May 19, 2007 at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Brooklyn.

Before ordination Deacon Clemenceau was married to Gerarde B. Canal who is currently an administrative/medical assistant. They have one daughter, Christina, who recently graduated from St. John’s University.

 

Deacon Robinson Despeignes

 

Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti before immigrating to the United States, Deacon Robinson graduated from York College with a degree in accounting. He is currently in the field of higher education as Associate Director of International Education, Principal Designated School Official and International Students Advisor.

He is married to his wife Marie and they have two teenage daughters. They reside in Elmont, New York.

After being accepted into the Permanent Diaconate Program for the Diocese of Brooklyn, Deacon Robinson was prepared for his ministry and Ordained a Permanent Deacon on May 23, 2009 by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. He was appointed to serve the People of Incarnation Parish that same day.

 

Deacon Luis Ruben Lopez

 

Deacon Louie was born in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  He is the oldest of three children.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York, a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from CCNY(CUNY), and a Master of Civil Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J.

He started the Diaconate Program Studies at Cathedral Prep in the Fall of 2006.  He completed the five-year program and was ordained as a Permanent Deacon of the Diocese of Brooklyn by the Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio on May 28, 2011.  On the same date he was assigned to the Parish of Incarnation for a period of five years.

Deacon Louie is married to Anna Maria (Lopes), an Elementary Public School Teacher.  They have two young adult children.

    The Mystery of the Incarnation can be summed up in one word:  Jesus.  It is the history altering event of the conception and birth of God’s only Son.  The word incarnation means taking flesh:  the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity took flesh in human history by the power of the Holy Spirit and the cooperation of the Virgin Mary.  It is a mystery of God’s Presence among us in time and space.

     Below the Mystery of the Incarnation is explained by a creedal statement and an early council of the Church and then followed by a more extensive web link to the New Catholic Encyclopedia.


And we believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, born from the Father before all the ages, God from God, light from light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one substance with the Father, through Whom all things were made. For us men, and for our salvation, He came down from heaven, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, He took on flesh from the Virgin Mary, and became man. (Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed A.D. 325, 381).

So, following the saintly fathers, we all with one voice teach the confession of one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ: the same perfect in divinity and perfect in humanity, the same truly God and truly man, of a rational soul and a body; consubstantial with the Father as regards his divinity, and the same consubstantial with us as regards his humanity; like us in all respects except for sin; begotten before the ages from the Father as regards his divinity, and in the last days begotten for us and for our salvation from Mary, the virgin God-bearer as regards his humanity; one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, only-begotten, acknowledged in two natures which undergo no confusion, no change, no division, no separation; at no point was the difference between the natures taken away through the union, but rather the property of both natures is preserved and comes together into a single person and a single subsistent being; he is not parted or divided into two persons, but is one and the same only-begotten Son, God, Word, Lord Jesus Christ, just as the prophets taught from the beginning about him, and as the Lord Jesus Christ himself instructed us, and as the creed of the fathers handed it down to us (Council of Chalcedon, 451).
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