Church School

Holy Cross/Santa Cruz is totally child friendly and completely child safe. We have Sunday-School programs in English and Spanish.

Younger Children – We use the popular and engaging Godly Play Program that enables school age children to engage in the mystery of God who is present in their lives, present in sacred scripture, present in the celebration of the sacraments and present in the church’s ministry and outreach.

School Age Children – Holy Cross has a three year program for primary, middle and high school age students. We use the Episcopal Church Curriculum to deepen the learning initiated through the Godly Play Program. The program also provides opportunity for its participants to participate in outreach efforts.

Sacramental Preparation – The Episcopal Church shares faith with the Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Lutheran churches in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharistic elements of bread and wine. In our practice, children receive the Holy Eucharist from the day of their Baptism.  At the age of reason they are prepared to make a public affirmation of their faith that the Sacrament they receive is a sharing in the Body and Blood of Christ and we refer to this event as their First Communion.

When they have reached the age of maturity, young believers, if they are ready to take this important step, are prepared to receive the Sacrament of Holy Confirmation.   

Before any adult can work with our children they must have participated in a Safe Church Workshop.

  • Service Times

    Palm Sunday/Domingo de Ramos
    10:00 am English
    6:00 pm Español

    Holy Monday, 6 pm Holy Eucharist
    Holy Tuesday, 6 pm Holy Eucharist
    Holy Wednesday, 6 pm Holy Eucharist

    Maundy Thursday
    6:00 pm service
    8:00 pm-midnight -- Night Watch

    Good Friday/Viernes Santo
    12:00 pm English
    3:30 pm Español

    Holy Saturday-Easter Vigil
    7:00 pm Solemn Liturgy

    Easter Sunday/Domingo de Pascua
    10:00 am English
    4:30 pm Español

    Sunday
      9:45 am - Church School (school year)
      10:00 am - Sung Holy Eucharist
      11:15 am - Coffee Hour
      12:00 pm - Adult Education Forum

      4:30 pm - Misa Cantada en Español
      4:30 pm - Church School

      Feast of the Holy Cross+SantaCruz
      (Sunday closest to September 14)

      10:00 am - Bilingual Festival Eucharist

      Bible Study
      7:00 pm - Every other Wednesday evening beginning 9/10

        Vestry Meetings
        6:00 pm - Ordinarily the third Wednesday of each month from September through June