Fr. Leo Alberg Funeral Services
Vigil – Tuesday, May 16, at Incarnation Catholic Church at 7pm
Funeral Mass – Wednesday, May 17, at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral at 2pm
In the meantime, please continue to pray for the repose of Fr.Alberg’s soul, that he may enjoy fullness of redemption in Christ, and pray also for his family and the Incarnation faith community who mourn his loss.
Incarnation Mourns the Loss of 2 Priests
Fr. Leo Alberg 12/3/61 – 4/20/17
Dear Parish Community,
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I must announce to you the passing of Fr. Leo Alberg. On Thursday, April 20, Fr. Leo collapsed during his evening walk. He was taken to the local hospital, but was unable to recover.
He was ordained in 1991 and served the Lord faithfully for over 25 years as a priest. He was a good priest, friend, and most importantly brother and son. He is survived by his mother, sisters and brothers.
Please pray for the repose of his soul, that he may enjoy fullness of redemption in Christ, and pray also for his family and this parish community who mourn his loss. When funeral arrangements are finalized, they will be shared with the parish community.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
Msgr. Steven Zak
With Great Sadness, but with Faith in the Resurrection we announce that Msgr. Gene Frilot has returned to the Lord on Wednesday April 19, 2017.
In February 1986, Monsignor Eugene Frilot became pastor of Incarnation Parish. Monsignor Frilot left his mark on the physical environment of the parish by replacing much of the of hurricane fencing with wrought iron fences and rose hedges. As laity came to replace all the teachers in the school, he converted the former convent into the Parish Center. Believing that warm fellowship is a necessary element in the development of meaningful parish life, he created a new patio in the former walled garden of the convent to encourage community spirit. After Sunday Mass, parishioners now gather in fellowship around shaded patio tables in a rebuilt courtyard.
A keen student of Liturgy, Monsignor sought to build a better environment for worship. He started the first Liturgy committee for the parish and sought to make music the norm for all liturgies. The ministries of the permanent diaconate, usher, greeter, musician, eucharistic minister, lector were fostered and represented the vast diversity of the parish. Altar servers now are of both genders. He worked to implement Cardinal Mahony’s Pastoral Letter on Liturgy. Monsignor also sought to build youth ministry by supporting a youth group, adopting a new extensive 2-year confirmation program and working to reintroduce scouting for boys and girls of the parish. He used his experience as seminary procurator to start a finance committee for the parish, and to create an endowment to help finance the school. In addition, he is credited with encouraging the flowering of the many various prayer groups which support the parish.
The parish vision statement was adopted during his time. It reads:
“We see multitudes of people of different ages and backgrounds gathered together to worship and praise God as one family. Inspired by the Word of the Lord and empowered by the Body and Blood of Christ, they joyously go forth, strengthened by the Holy Spirit, to teach, evangelize and minister to those in need.”
Monsignor was also a student of the new technology. During his time, the parish web page was started and in retirement, he continued to find ways to use the internet for parish administration and communication. After 13 years as pastor, in 1999,Monsignor Frilot’s request for retirement was granted. He stayed with us as Pastor Emeritus for another 11 years until he needed to move to a care facility. After 62 years as a priest and pastor, he went home to the Lord today.