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

Thursday, April 12.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Choir Practice at Holy Cross Church.

Saturday, April 14.
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. “Be My Witness” leadership team meeting. The meeting for the whole parish will be on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m.-noon.
5:00 p.m. Memorial Divine Liturgy. Arayna Harb (March 4, 2018), followed by Mercy Meal in the Church hall.

Sunday, April 15.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
10:00 a.m. Choir practice.
10:25 a.m. Churching of Jacob Romel Kfoury, son of Romel & Nanour Kfoury.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. 40th day memorial for Lina Wakim Zoorob (March 9, 2018), followed by mercy meal at 1:00 p.m. in the Church hall.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Eastern Christian Formation/Sunday School for children in kindergarten to grade 8.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12.
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.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.

Tuesday, April 17.
10:30 a.m. Eastern Catholic Pastoral Association meeting at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange's House of Prayer for Priests.
2:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.

Wednesday, April 18.
1:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.

Thursday, April 19.
1:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Choir Practice at Holy Cross Church.

Saturday, April 21.
8:30 a.m. Free Event for All. Celebrity Ranch Polo Match. The Polo match, transportation and lunch will be provided at no cost and is open to all ages. Meet at Holy Cross Church at 8:30 a.m. and the bus will leave at 9:00 a.m. Please call the office if you are able to attend. The bus is full, and we are planning on carpooling from the church; if anyone is able to drive up, let the office know.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, April 22. World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
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. Eastern Christian Formation/Sunday School for children in kindergarten to grade 8.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12.
1:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.

Wednesday, April 25.
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, April 26.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Choir Practice at Holy Cross Church.
7:30 p.m. Young Adults Group: Dinner and Trivia Night. We will meet at Kelly’s Korner Tavern (907 E Yorba Linda Blvd, Placentia, CA 92870) for Dinner and Trivia Night!

Saturday, April 28.
10:00 a.m. “Be My Witness” meeting for the whole parish. We will cover the first module.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, April 29.
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. Eastern Christian Formation/Sunday School for children in kindergarten to grade 8.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12.
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Prepare meal in the Holy Cross Hall Kitchen for Isaiah House Catholic Worker’s Women’s shelter.
4:30 p.m. Carpool to Isaiah House (316 South Cypress Avenue, Santa Ana. http://occatholicworker.org).
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Set up, serve meals, visit with the women, and clean up.

Thursday, May 3.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Choir Practice at Holy Cross Church.

Saturday, May 5.
5:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy in Arabic. Fr. Gabriel Azar will preside.

Sunday, May 6.
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. Eastern Christian Formation/Sunday School for children in kindergarten to grade 8.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12. Web-meeting with the youth of Saint John of the Desert Melkite Catholic Church, Phoenix, Arizona.
12:15-3:30 p.m. Young Adults Group for ages 21-35. Miniature Golf: We will gather at the tree in the courtyard after church; from there we will meet at Camelot Golfland (3200 E Carpenter Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806) for some Golf fun!

Wednesday, May 9.
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, May 10. Feast of the Ascension.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Choir Practice at Holy Cross Church.

Saturday, May 12.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, May 13. Mother’s Day.
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. Eastern Christian Formation/Sunday School for children in kindergarten to grade 8.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12.

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.

Thursday, May 17.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Choir Practice at Holy Cross Church.

Saturday, May 19.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, May 20. Sunday of Pentecost.
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. Eastern Christian Formation/Sunday School for children in kindergarten to grade 8.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12.
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.

Tuesday, May 22.
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Game Night. We will meet at Holy Cross Church Hall. Young Adults Group.

Wednesday, May 23.
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, May 24.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Choir Practice at Holy Cross Church.

Saturday, May 26.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, May 27. Sunday of All Saints.
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. Eastern Christian Formation/Sunday School for children in kindergarten to grade 8.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12.

Thursday, May 31. Feast of the Divine Body.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Choir Practice at Holy Cross Church.

Saturday, June 2.
5:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy in Arabic.

 

 

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