Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Church is a growing Christian community of people from various ethnic and social backgrounds sharing a common commitment to the Lord, each other, and the Apostolic Faith. We warmly welcome all families, couples, and individuals who are looking for a deeper experience of the salvation offered in Jesus Christ. Come join us during our inspiring services and engage in an authentic dialogue with God while experiencing our vibrant community!
Our Address: 1401 S White Rd San Jose, CA 95127
Dear Beloved Community,
As you read this message, the foundations of our long-awaited Church Hall & Community Center are being poured. Our dream is becoming a reality right before our eyes!
However, we are at a critical juncture! We face an imminent crisis: our savings, painstakingly accumulated over the years, are dwindling rapidly. We are embarking on taking out a construction loan, but we urgently need at least $300,000 for the vital steel structure of our building (metal studs, steel support beams and others). Time is of the essence: the El Nino rains are coming. So the construction should continue before the loan is finalized and received.
Why Help NOW?
The Church Hall is the beating heart of a congregation. This isn't just a building: it's the culmination of a 15-year dream. For too long, our congregation lacked a proper indoor space for gatherings, celebrations, and learning. Our priest's humble residence sheltered countless pilgrims, monks, nuns and even people who lost their homes. It is high time for our community to have a place to call our own—a space for weddings, baptisms, anniversaries, guests, carols, and so much more. This is where our traditions will thrive, and future generations will continue our traditions - through catechism, Romanian language classes, Christmas songs, and many more.
Meanwhile, our hall will also be a true Community Center! From 9 AM to 4 PM on weekdays, it will seamlessly integrate into our neighborhood's rhythm, offering vital services to the nearby community, expanding into food distribution programs to address the pressing issue of hunger in East San Jose.
Using the many professional skills of our parishioners, the center will nurture young minds. From health, science, English reading, constitutional rights and outdoor education for our young learners and those of East San Jose, we are committed to educating and strengthening our community's knowledge base.
Moreover, we hope this building will become a vibrant Romanian cultural center: a place to celebrate our heritage and invite everyone to join in the rich tapestry of Romanian and Eastern European traditions through classes, exhibits and events.
To make this dream a reality, we need your support. We can pave the way for this space where hope, learning, culture, and community flourish - only together.
Donate TODAY to be considered an official sponsor of our center’s steel structure!
Your generous donation will make a world of difference, preserving the heart of our church and community and ensuring that we can be a welcoming space for generations to come. With you, we can bridge this gap, until the loan is secured.
Donate Now: online, by check or your company's matching program. Thank you, from the depths of our hearts!
September 20, 2023