Calendar

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Saturdays:
   4:30 p.m. Confession.
   5:00 p.m. Great Vespers.

Sundays:
   9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning Prayer).
   10:00 a.m. Choir Practice.
   11:00 a.m. The Divine Liturgy.
   12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Eastern Christian Formation/Sunday School for children in kindergarten to grade 8. (Starts on September 24, 2017)
   12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion (Grades 9-12).
   12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Young Adults Group for ages 21-35. (Every First Sunday of The Month).

ARABIC AND ENGLISH DIVINE LITURGY. The Arabic Divine Liturgy is on the first Saturday of each month and the English Divine Liturgy is on the next day (usually also the first Sunday of the month). On the remaining Sundays, the Divine Liturgy is in both English and Arabic.

Holy Days and weekday services are in the bulletin or listed below.


UPCOMING EVENTS
Tuesday, June 19.
2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.

Thursday, June 21.
11:00 a.m. Prayer for the Sick and Spiritual talk given by Deacon Elias Kashou. Topic: Naming of the Apostles.
2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Choir Practice at Holy Cross Church.

June 22-29. Religious Freedom Week.

Friday, June 22.
2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.

Saturday, June 23.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, June 24.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
10:00 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12. Discussion Class: Seminarian Mikhael Naddaf Talk.

Wednesday, June 27.
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Youth Retreat: DAILY at Holy Cross: YOU The Theology of the Body.
7:00 p.m. Choir practice for the Melkite Eastern Catholic community at Saint Kilian’s Roman Catholic Church. 26872 Estanciero Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Parish center. Room 6. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

Thursday, June 28.
10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Youth Retreat: DAILY at Holy Cross: YOU The Theology of the Body.
5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Choir Practice at Holy Cross Church.

Friday, June 29.
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Youth Retreat: DAILY at Holy Cross: YOU The Theology of the Body.
2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m. - Youth Summer Party (Youth Group).

Saturday, June 30.
5:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy in Arabic.

Sunday, July 1.
On the first Sunday of each month you may use your building fund envelope (or a specially marked envelope) and deposit it in the regular collection. Thank you for your continued generosity as we move closer to our parish goal of a new hall and church building.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
10:00 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy in English.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12. Discussion Class: Youth Presentation.
Young Adults Group for ages 21-35. No event due to Holiday Weekend.

2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.

July 5-8, 2018. Houston, Texas. Melkite Convention. Lift up your eyes. The fields are ready for the harvest.

Thursday, July 5.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Choir Practice at Holy Cross Church.

Saturday, July 7.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, July 8.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
10:00 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12. Discussion Class: Youth Presentation. Last Day To Submit Permission Slips For Youth Retreat At Celebrity Ranch.
2:00 p.m. Youth Social Event: Bonfire in Huntington Beach or Bolsa Chica.

Wednesday, July 11.
2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.

Thursday, July 12.
2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Choir Practice at Holy Cross Church.

Friday, July 13.
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. House blessings.

Saturday, July 14.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer). Religious Service: Youth Vespers.
7:00 p.m. Young Adults Group: Jaws movie on the beach. We will meet at Huntington State Beach at Newland & Pacific Coast Highway.
7:30 p.m. Youth Social Event: Sky Zone.

Sunday, July 15.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
10:00 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12. Discussion Class: Youth Presentation.
1:30 p.m. Theosis Meeting in Conference Room. Adult members of Cross Church are invited to learn more about their Eastern Byzantine tradition by attending our monthly meetings to discuss how Scripture and Christ’s teachings show us how God became man in order so that man can become God-like. Anyone seeking more information can contact - Mark Bergeron at (714) 307-2196.

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. House blessings.

5:45 p.m. Music practice in the hall.
6:30 p.m. Divine Liturgy. The Melkite Eastern Catholic Community at Saint Kilian’s Roman Catholic Church. 26872 Estanciero Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.

Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20.
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Vacation Bible Camp.
9:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Youth Volunteer Event: Vacation Bible Camp.

Wednesday, July 18.
7:00 p.m. Choir practice for the Melkite Eastern Catholic community at Saint Kilian’s Roman Catholic Church. 26872 Estanciero Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Parish center. Room 6. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

Thursday, July 19.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Choir Practice at Holy Cross Church.

Friday, July 20.
7:00 p.m. Pontifical Divine Liturgy presided by Patriarch Joseph Absi at Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church.
7:00 p.m. Youth Spiritual Event: Evening Divine Liturgy for Patriarch visit.
8:30 p.m. Pot-luck dinner in the hall. Please call the office if you are able to bring a food item.

Saturday, July 21.
3:00 p.m. Baptism of Elias Kashou, son of Randy & Rania Kashou.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, July 22.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
10:00 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12.
2:30 p.m. Luncheon in honor of Patriarch Joseph Absi’s visit. Please join us for this historical occasion to welcome our Patriarch. Caesar Banquet Hall (6723 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga, CA 91042). Tickets for the luncheon are $65 a person. Please call Holy Cross Church office to reserve a seat.

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