Hispanic ministry has been a part of the diocesan mission for thirty years. This growing demographic population is currently served by two Diocesan Missioners, one based at San Jorge in Central Falls and the other at Church of the Ascension and Church of the Transfiguration both in Cranston.
The large congregation at San Jorge (St. George’s) in Central Falls supports many ministries including a soup kitchen, and a food pantry which assists their neighbors. They work for justice among the people of Central Falls who are seeking citizenship.
La Iglesia de la Ascension began in 2010 as a Spanish-speaking congregation of the Church of the Ascension, and this growing church supports many ministries that serve their neighbors in the Auburn section of Cranston. Church of the Transfiguration began their Spanish-speaking congregation in April of 2014 with the assistance of the Rev. Mercedes Julian and members of La Iglesia de la Ascension.
The Hispanic Ministries Committee supports the activities of our Hispanic congregations by serving as a connecting link to the Diocese, encouraging participation in this important ministry among the members of other Diocesan congregations.
How can you help?
You are welcome to join any of the Hispanic congregations or join them for worship, regularly or occasionally. They would also welcome your participation in their social events, fundraisers or educational events. The Hispanic Ministry Team also welcomes those who wish to support this work. And, of course, you can contribute funds, food, or other assistance directly to the congregations or give a donation to the Hispanic Ministry Team which will decide where it is needed most. Contact the Missioners for how you can support this growing ministry.
- The Rev. John J. Lynch, Missioner at Iglesia Episcopal San Jorge. You can email the parish office here.
- Pastor Santiago Rodriguez, Missioner at La Iglesia de la Ascension
Websites where you can find more information about worship service times, etc.: