Holyrood Church 715 West 179 Street, Upper West side Manhattan, USA, 212-923-3770 holyroodsantacruznyc@gmail.com


Un poema en el dia internacionalde la Mujer

¿Soy un día del año? No lo creo… 


¿Soy marzo?

¿Soy 8?

¿Soy un día del mes cada año?

¿Soy reconocida, incluida, y aceptada?

¿Soy igualdad, voz y cambio?

¿Soy mujer para el 8 de cada marzo?


NO. No lo creo.


Soy enero, con su invierno frio

Y el inicio de decisiones claras

Los 31 días de denuncias por todo el año

Soy mujer que expresa al mundo: Soy sabiduría divina.


Soy febrero, con el amor a brote

Y la continuidad de corazones tiernos

The Vigil against Feminiside

The Holyrood Church participated in a vigil against Feminiside in the DR and the world on February 27 at 167th and Broadway.

Declaración de Aniversarios 2-2-2020

Hoy desperté y meditaba sobre mi año nuevo que comienza hoy, y qué he de hacer con este regalo de vida. Y, también meditaba sobre el año viejo que concluyó ayer…que hice y que dejé de hacer con ese regalo de vida.

Desperté y observé las flores hermosas que decoran mi mirada y regocija mi corazón, las primeras felicitaciones y los grandes deseos de felicidad hacia mi persona.

Census Office offers

Census Office offers information and orientation  to  deaf people for the first time.

48th anniversary of the fall of the 4 Dominican heroes

On Saturday, January 11, 2020, to remember the 48th anniversary of the fall of the 4 Dominican heroes, Los Palmeros, the progressive littoral of the Dominican community in New York City, family and friends gathered at the Parish Hall of our Santa Cruz-Holyrood Church. That day, the Martyrs of the Battle of January 12, 1972, Amaury, Welcome, Cerón Polanco and Virgilio Perdomo were honored. 

During the activity, a panel-conference was held with the community leaders Prof. Ramón Espínola, Pedro Papi Reyes and Prof. Marino Mejia. 

Detroit MLK Day

Seeking for Jesus with perseverance

I wonder what the Magi saw in the sky that first night. What was it that got them thinking? What was it that motivated them to pack and begin a journey to who knew where? Something had been revealed to them. But what was it? Was it in the sky, in their mind, in their heart? We don’t have much historical information about these wise people and their journey. But the interesting thing is that challenging all obstacles came to meet Jesus;

They looked for him and found him.


Community - Eucharist Mass

Good morning, blessings and happy Saturday my dear family of Santa Cruz. Tomorrow Sunday we will have our Community - Eucharist Mass at 10:00 am in English and ASL and in Spanish at 1:00 pm. We will also have the visit of our Parish Board, particularly the two Guardians, who will explain, along with me, the rationale for the decision taken to move the elections of the Annual Assembly, from January to March 2020. And we will also be celebrating the traditional liturgy of the Day of Kings / Queens.

Celebration of Kwanzaa

Good morning, happy Thursday and blessings my dear Holyrood family.  Today we begin our celebration of Kwanzaa.


This is a gathering to celebrate Afro-descendant cultures and held between December 26 and January 1, with each day focused on one of the seven core values ​​or “'Nguzo Saba”, a candle is lit every day. 


Today I invite you to meditate in the first Kwanzaa candle and let’s meditate in the principle or value Umoja (Unit). And let’s recognize the need we have as individuals and as a church in general to cultivate Unity in diversity.