Make it Payable to St. Leander Church

When making out a check for our collection at Mass on Saturday or Sunday, please make  the check payable to “St. Leander Church” and then in the lower left-hand corner of the check, write which collection the check is for. That way, we can deposit your check right away and then write a check for the total amount of the collection and send that to the right charity.

Rev. Filiberto Barrera

Bishop Barber has appointed Fr. Filiberto “Fili” as Parochiar Vicar to St. Leander Parish, effective November 29th. Fr. Fili was born in Jaltomate, Aquascalienters, Mexico. He is the 9th of 13 children, born to Jose del Carmen Barrera and Maria del Carmen Campos. Fr. Fili became an altar server at the age of 5. Even then, at this young age, he decided to be a priest. He entered the seminary at the age of 15. He began his studies at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Aguascalientes and finished his theological studies in San Antonio, Texas at Assumption Seminary. Fr. Fili was ordained for the Diocese of Oakland, in 1998 at the age of 30.

His first assignment was at St. Bede Church in Hayward, CA, then he was assigned to St. Cornelius in Richmond, where he served for many years. Most recently he has been serving the people of All Saints Parish in Hayward.

St. Leander Festival Survey

Thank you for attending St. Leander’s 60th Annual Parish Festival. We would love to get your opinion about your experience at the festival. This is a short 9 question survey. Your feedback will help improve future events such as this. Please submit your form by Friday, September 26th. If you have any questions, please email

Please click the link below to complete the survey in English. Thanks very much.



Safe Environment Training in English

Sep 9, 2014

The Diocese of Oakland requires that all persons who work or volunteer (18 years and over), in any of the parishes or institutions attend Safe Environment training.  You will be trained to recognize and respond to the signs of abuse, to be informed of the reporting procedures and to learn how to safeguard the children and vulnerable adults in your care.  *Volunteers include Catechists, Aides, CYO coaches and parents, Liturgical Ministers, and anyone who helps or works in any way in or around the parish buildings or grounds.

Retraining is required every three years per the diocesan calendar.