Trinity’s Hispanic ministry is oriented toward our area’s Latino population, which is larger than many realize. Begun by the Rev. John Carter, better known as Padre Juan, the retired Rector of St. John’s Church in Salisbury, and was continued by him until his retirement from that role as well. Since his retirement, we have been fortunate to gain the Rev. Felix Rivera as our Missioner.
Our mission serves a population that is largely invisible here in the Northwest Corner and nearby New York State. In many cases at least one family member is undocumented. Commonly, a family consists of an undocumented husband and father, a naturalized wife (who often also works), and children. The children may be American citizens by birth, naturalized, undocumented, or DREAMers.
A monthly Misa (Mass) for the Latino community, held here at Trinity. Deacon Felix conducts the service, while the Eucharist is celebrated by our Rector, or by one of the retired Episcopal clergy who are parishioners at Trinity.
Our Latino ministry is a growing and changing activity. We encourage all to attend the Misas, whether you speak Spanish or not — the service is easy to follow for anyone familiar with Episcopal liturgy.
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