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We must radicalize our actions

Beyond praying for the victims of El Paso, Texas (20 people killed) and Dayton, Ohio (9 people killed) over the weekend, it seems to me that our prayers must be accompanied by critical analysis in order to understand the real causes of the real problems and at the same time that we prophetically denounce as a church the people behind all this genocide.  It seems to me that we can begin with the advice of the Apostle Paul when he tells us (Ephesians 6:13): Therefore, take all the armor of God, so that you can resist on the bad day, and having done everything, stand firm.


The Joy of Generosity - Annual Giving Commitment Stewardship Matters-2020

The Episcopal Church views stewardship as more than simply contributing money to the church; it’s also about contributing time and talents, and volunteering for ministry and mission. It’s about reaching out to build relationships from a perspective of abundance instead of scarcity. Stewardship is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. The tradition of giving back to God and to the church comes from the Biblical practice of “tithing,” which means to give back a tenth of our earnings to God (Numbers 18:26).


Immigration restrictions

Immigration restrictions are not intrinsically racist. Every country, within its sovereignty, has the right to establish the restrictions of those who arrive, those who remain, and those who must leave. That is not a debate. What is debated is that all laws must be fundamental in human rights, love, compassion and respect for humanity.



Hoy 14 de Julio, 2019 entra en vigencia la *Orden de REDADAS de immigrantes emitida por el presidente de Donald Trump*.

Por favor pasa esta información a tus contactos, familiares y amig@d. Como familia inmigrante debemos cuidarnos y apoyarnos.




National Day of Vigil


Tomorrow Friday is the national day of vigil and protest against the inhumane treatment received by our brothers and sisters at the border.

As you all know, our government is keeping migrant children in cages, separating them from their families, denying them access to medical care, and using the separation of families as a threat to asylum seekers and refugees. It’s hard to know how to resist but there is a way you can this Friday night. 


Movie "Viva"

Premiere of the movie "Viva" with the small documentary of the Epicospal Church entitled "Out of the box". After a question and answer session. Saturday July 27 at 7pm, Sotolongo Hall


White Gardenia

On Saturday, June 29th the Rainbow Ministry of Holyrood Church offered an excerpt of the acclaimed, prize winning play “White Gardenia”. Played by Shanice Wills. Written by the play-writer-actor Richard Johnson with a prelude on Mozart and Chopin by Eddie Beato and ending with a period of Q & A around the issues brought  in by the play and the fact that so far in 2019 we’ve already had eleven transgender women murders.


Radical compassion

In this reflection of Luke's biblical narrative (7: 36-8: 3) I want to emphasize this encounter between Jesus and a companion-sister whose name is not mentioned. It is curious that the four Gospels contain stories of the anointing of Jesus by a woman, but they do not narrate like Luke does the most subversive


Welcome, we are a friendly and hospitable Church!

Welcome to all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People!  You will find warm hospitality and full inclusion here at Holyrood Church/ Iglesia Santa Cruz; as we welcome LGBTQ people in leadership, ministry, marriage and baptism.    If you would like to talk, or find out more about Holyrood/Santa Cruz's, being baptized or married, please contact Fr. Luis