Holyrood Church 715 West 179 Street, Upper West side Manhattan, USA, 212-923-3770


Good morning, happy Saturday and blessings . 

I remind you that tomorrow Sunday we will have our Eucharistic masses live-streamed on Facebook at 10:00 am in English & ASL and in Spanish & ASL at 12:00 pm. Connect through: https://m.facebook.com/HolyroodSCruz.

For tomorrow's biblical reflection I will place greater emphasis on the prophecy of the book of Ezekiel 37 where we are told the history of the Valley of the Dry Bones. This story reminds us that when everything seems past hope, God can resurrect our promises. Its takes faith, action and obedience. God can even bring a nation back to life, this is the story in the book of Ezekiel 37. Unfortunately, in this Coronavirus Pandemic what most people are seeing is just a valley of dry bones.
One of the more frightening words in the English language is "HOPELESS"! History is replete with the examples of "hopeless" situations, however, in the hands of God those "hopeless" situations are merely opportunities for God to reveal Himself!  God always takes the opportunity in the midst of trouble or crisis to remind us that we can have confidence in him. That we are not alone and hence the promise of Psalm 121: I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from?  My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. In Fact, if history teaches us anything, it teaches us that what can seem hopeless today can be full of hope tomorrow!
My biggest emphasis will be on the sermon trying to help you see that the Bible teaches us that nothing is hopeless when God gets involved....and when we involve God in our lives! Even the most hopeless of situations can be reversed by a God who offers great hope! Hope is what people need at this moment in order to recover from life's painful situations!
Invite your friends and we will continue to challenge social distancing, resurrecting hope and destroying indifference. Nothing can kill human solidarity. Love will always win.
Fr. Luis+

Date news: 
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 20:00

Ministry at the time of Coronavirus (Covid 19): Prevent, cure and accompany

Now we have to shape what some have started calling; The Church at Home. Although I keep asking myself; What do those who do not have a home do? For this reason, at the same time, I am declaring today in our Holyrood Church a Lenten day of prayer, fasting and reading the Bible in the Time of the Coronavirus.

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