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.