About Us

Mission Statement
We, the Catholic faith community of St. Mel Parish, Flushing, NY, empowered by the Holy Spirit, endeavor to continue our tradition of proclaiming to all people the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.

Centered in the Eucharist and acknowledging our Baptism call, we invite and encourage all to proclaim and practice the faith of Jesus Christ, and to witness our faith through service to all. We strive to draw from our strengths and traditions as we face the challenges of the future.

We are committed to welcoming all generations, nationalities and cultures to be part of our community. We value each persons contribution of time, treasure and talent.

Parish Staff
Reverend Joseph Fonti S.T.L., Pastor (jfonti@stmels-queens.org)

Reverend Jun Hee Lee, Weekend Assistant

Reverend  Italo Barozzi, In Residence

Deacon Joseph Freda

Ms. Paula Migliore, Director of Religious Education

Ms. Denise DeRosa, Director of Religious Education

Mrs. Amy Barron M.A, M.S. Ed, St. Mel Catholic Academy- Principal-St. Mel’s Catholic Academy

Mrs. Daniela Volpe,¬†St. Mel Catholic¬†Assistant Principal- St. Mel’s Catholic Academy

Mr. Richie Diaz, M.A., M.S. Ed. – Interim Board Chair – St. Mel’s Catholic Academy

Mr. Rudolph Albert, Directory of Music Ministry