Welcome to Grace! Bienvenido a La Gracia!

To Love, Proclaim, and Serve God through

Amar, Proclamar y Servir a Dios a través de

  • life-giving liturgical worship
  • joyful community
  • empowering others

We live our mission through worship, in which lay adults, children and youth participate alongside our clergy.  Traditional, life-giving Eucharistic liturgy and fine music are hallmarks of worship at our parish, and we have weekly services in both English and Spanish.  We create a joyful community with a harvest of fellowship activities and events for all ages.  We empower and serve others through vital ministries, particularly around feeding the hungry.  Please explore our website to get to know us or, better yet, come visit!

For more information or to be added to our mailing list, please contact us at welcome@gracealex.org.



From the Rector: O Come Let Us Adore Him

Dear friends in Christ,


When was the last time you adored someone?


Adoration feels vaguely embarrassing in our culture. It’s acceptable, perhaps, to adore a baby;
as children get older, however, we are supposed to be more measured, more thoughtful. In
romantic relationships, adoration is for the naïve early days. Adoration is not seen as a sign of a
mature relationship.


And adoration of God? A nice idea, perhaps, but we are often too busy with other things—with
earning money and paying bills, with soccer games or dentist appointments. Adoration is a
luxury for other people, people presumably holier than we are.


But adoration is the invitation of this moment. And it is the invitation for everyone—for you
and me alike.


Our catechism describes adoration as a form of prayer: “Adoration is the lifting up of the heart
and mind to God, asking nothing but to enjoy God's presence.” Christmas is the one time of
year when I see people ready to do this. Standing in front of the creche, kneeling to sing “Silent
Night,” looking quietly at the cold, bright stars. We are able to stop and simply be glad that we
are in God’s world and God’s hands.


My prayer for you—for all of us—is that we will be able to adore Jesus in this season. We have
no task other than receiving the gift of love. We have no work beyond learning to love in return.


Yours in Christ,