We are hosting all pubic liturgies and Sacraments (Mass, weddings, funerals, baptisms, etc.) in churches / indoor facilities with 100% of our building capacity in attendance. The general dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation Masses will end the weekend of Saturday / Sunday, August 14 / 15, 2021. Those who are sick or vulnerable due to age or health conditions are strongly encouraged to remain at home and view the Mass on television or online. Saint Luke´s website offers links for both English and Spanish Masses on Sundays (www.sanlukes.org). Weekend Masses schedule can be found here.
“The Church” is not enforcing masks and social distancing. Some parishioners may still wish to personally continue those practices, but the Church is not enforcing them. Facial coverings should not be worn by children under two years of age or by anyone with breathing difficulties. All tape / pew barriers have been removed, and all practices such as taking temperatures, contact tracing, etc., have ceased.
There are no restrictions on missalettes, hymnals or bulletins.
There is no offertory procession or Sign of Peace so as to avoid close contact with numerous people.
Vaccination is highly recommended.
The classroom of thought organizes cycles of annual conferences of Spanish thought and of the great themes of philosophy in which professors and specialists from different universities participate, and other activities such as colloquiums, round tables, and so on. Within the cycles of Spanish thought the following topics have been addressed: "Is there a Spanish philosophy?", "Roots and historical values of Spanish thought", "Contributions of contemporary Spanish philosophers", "Various keys to contemporary Spanish thought", "Philosophy and poetry", "The philosophy of poets", "Metaphysics in current Spanish thinkers" and "Philosophical historiography in Spain"; In addition to monographic seminars dedicated to Seneca and García Morente, a triennium dedicated to medieval thought: Arabic, Jewish and Christian philosophy in Spain, and the José Rizal cycle since 98. Within the cycles dedicated to the great themes of philosophy, those of "Philosophy and education", "Philosophy and ethics" and "Philosophy and mysticism" have been discussed.
The pedagogy classroom develops annual cycles of conferences around both central and transversal topics of pedagogy, with professors and specialists from different universities. The following cycles should be highlighted: "Towards a prospective pedagogy", "Comenio and pedagogy", "Priorities and ethics in orientation", "Educate from and for peace", "Education and personal development" and "Epistemology of human learning" .
Poetry and Literature Section
The poetry and literature classroom organizes the Fernando Rielo World Prize for mystical poetry. He has produced Equivalences, an international magazine focused on current and unpublished poetry; whose texts are presented in Spanish, English and in the original language of the poem. Nearly 300 poets from the most diverse countries have appeared on the Equivalences pages and panoramic studies have been offered on the poetry of Argentina, China, Colombia, Slovakia, Spain, the United States, Italy, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, ... They have published in the magazine such renowned figures as Octavio Paz, Alain Bosquet, Rafael Alberti, Gerardo Diego, Vasko Popa, and so on.
The music classroom promotes both Spanish and foreign music performers and young people by organizing recitals and concerts in collaboration with various organizations, as well as cycles of conferences on music values. The Foundation announces the International Prize for Sacred Music Fernando Rielo.