Thoughts From Our Pastors

We are blessed to be affiliated with these wonderful parishes and pastors:

Fr. Brendan Buckley
St. Michael-St. Malachy

Rev. Fr. William Chacon
St. Rita

Catholic education aims to form children and young people in the highest Christian values so that they love God, above all things, and their neighbor as Christ teaches us in the Gospel. In this way, we prepare them to fulfill their mission in the world, serving in society and in building the Kingdom of God.

It is a privilege to be formed in our Catholic schools and to live as authentic children of God, which is our greatest wealth. For every education to be healthy, timely, adequate, and correct, it must have its principles based on the Divine law that has been revealed to us in Christ and manifested by God’s mercy, in various ways.

We invite parents to enroll their beloved children in our Salve Regina Academy and we are committed to collaborating in the best education for them.

Rev. Father William Chacon
St. Rita’s RC Church


La educación Católica pretende formar a los niños y jovenes en los mas altos valores humanos cristianos para que amen a Dios sobre todas las cosas y al prójimo como Cristo nos enseña en el Evangelio. De esta forma, los preparamos para que cumplan su misión en el mundo, sirviendo en la sociedad y en la edificación del Reino de Dios.

Es un privilegio formarse en nuestras escuelas católicas para vivir como auténticos hijos de Dios, que es nuestra mayor riqueza. Toda educación para que sea sana, oportuna, adecuada y correcta, debe tener sus principios fundamentados en la ley Divina que se nos ha revelado en Cristo y manifestado por misericordia de Dios, de diversas maneras.

Invitamos a los padres de familia a inscribir a sus queridos hijos en nuestra Academia Salve Regina y nosotros nos comprometemos a colaborar en la mejor educación para ellos.

Rev. Padre William Chacón
Iglesia Sta. Rita


Rev. Jose Francisco Herrera
St. Fortunata

Rev Jose Fracisco Herrera Pastor

My name is José Francisco Herrera, pastor of Santa Fortunata in East Brooklyn. I come from a family of seven siblings, we were born and raised in Quito-Ecuador. My mother instilled in us the responsibilities and rights of equality, four women and three men, all of us were given a superior education by my father. My sisters graduated from different careers at the university, along with us. My father always repeated: ‘education is the best inheritance’ and thus we managed to realize our goals, not only professionally but as human beings. Unlike public schools where the goal is to fill and cover programs with academic achievement; Catholic schools have as their goal: to form better human beings, putting their professional talents at the service of others. We congratulate our Salve Regina Academy for pursuing these goals by constantly restructuring its staff to achieve these goals in the light of the Gospel. May our Father God bless this integral education and may the Academy be rewarded with innumerable good fruits.


Mi nombre es José Francisco Herrera, párroco de Santa Fortunata en East Brooklyn. Vengo de una familia de siete hermanos, nacimos y crecimos en Quito-Ecuador. Mi madre nos inculcó las responsabilidades y derechos de igualdad; cuatro mujeres y tres varones. A todos mi padre nos dio educación superior, mis hermanas se graduaron en distintas carreras en la universidad, junto con nosotros. Mi padre repetía siempre: ‘la mejor herencia es la educación’ y así logramos realizarnos no sólo profesionalmente sino como seres humanos. A diferencia de las escuelas públicas donde la meta es llenar y cubrir los programas con rendimiento académico; las escuelas católicas tienen como meta: formar mejores seres humanos, poniendo sus talentos profesionales al servicio de los demás. Felicitamos a nuestra Academia Salve Regina por buscar esos propósitos reestructurando constantemente su personal para lograr a la luz del Evangelio estas metas. Que nuestro Padre Dios bendiga esta educación integral y sea gratificada la Academia con innumerables buenos frutos.

Rev. Jose Fracisco Herrera
Pastor, St. Fortunata Church


Fr. Edward Mason
Mary Mother of the Church

Fr. Edward Mason

As a former Catholic School student (grades 1-12) and former Catholic School teacher, I know first hand the importance and benefits of a Catholic School Education.

Learning in a nurturing and caring environment is very important to a young child’s educational and personal development. Catholic Schools do this better than any others. Religious values and beliefs along with dedicated teachers make Catholic Schools a unique opportunity for our children.

I urge all families to please consider sending your child to Salve Regina Academy. Come visit the school. Talk with me or your own Pastor and see if it is possible for your children

Fr. Edward Mason
Pastor, Mary Mother of the Church


Fr. Vincent Sullivan, SJ
Our Lady of Presentation-Mercy

Fr. Vincent Sullivan

I owe my education and much of my faith life to the Catholic Schools I attended at the elementary, high school and college levels. As a Jesuit, I appreciate the importance of a good education as well as faith development.

All at Salve Regina work to provide a solid foundation of knowledge and values to prepare our young people for life in a challenging world.

Fr. Vincent Sullivan, SJ
Pastor, Our Lady of Presentation-Mercy