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
Saturday, December 15.
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Christmas play dress rehearsal start time. Bring a bagged lunch. Beverages will be provided.
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Toys for Tots distribution to needy families in the neighborhood. Location: Holy Cross Youth Room. To volunteer please contact the office.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, December 16.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
9:55 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy led by Holy Cross Church Children’s choir on third Sunday of the month. Arrive at 10:30 a.m. in the choir room, ready, and dressed in a white button down shirt or blouse, navy blue skirt or pants, and black close toe shoes.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Children’s Christmas Play.
1:30 p.m. This Sunday's Theosis Meeting Topic: Where is Christ's Manger? Meeting in the 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.

Thursday, December 20.
7:00 p.m. Young Adults Group Christmas Boat Parade. (E St, Newport Beach, CA) at the E street public viewing area on the beach. Bring warm clothes and come early for parking.

Saturday, December 22.
8:00 am - 3:30 pm. Holy Cross Church parishioners will volunteer at OC Toy Collaborative.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, December 23.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
9:55 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy.
No class. Eastern Christian Formation/Sunday School for children in kindergarten to grade 8.
No class. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12.

Monday, December 24. Christmas Eve before the Nativity of our Lord.
4:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy for the Vigil of Christmas. Christ is Born. Glorify Him.

Tuesday, December 25. Christmas Day-Nativity of our Lord.
11:00 a.m. Christmas Day Divine Liturgy. Christ is Born. Glorify Him.

Saturday, December 29.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, December 30.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
9:55 a.m.-10:45 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. End of the year review.
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.

Monday, December 31. New Year’s Eve.
7:00 p.m. Holy Cross Church’s New Year’s Eve Party at The Grand Banquet Hall (300 S. Flower Street, Orange, CA 92868). There will be an open bar, a wide variety of mazza, a delicious Middle Eastern dinner, a variety of music, dancing, midnight champagne, a raffle, and so much more. Come celebrate the new year with your family and friends. Tickets are $100 per adult and $40 for children. All proceeds go to our building fund.

Saturday, January 5. Theophany of our Lord.
5:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy in Arabic followed by blessing of Theophany water.

Sunday, January 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).
9:55 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy in English followed by blessing of Theophany water.
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.
Topic: “Why attend a Catholic College or University? Catholic education and Thomas Aquinas College.” Presented by: Matthew Plaisted, Admissions Counselor, Thomas Aquinas College (thomasaquinas.edu). 10,000 Ojai Road. Santa Paula, CA 93060 (70 miles north of Los Angeles. Between Ventura and Santa Clarita).
12:15-1:30 p.m. Young Adults Group for ages 21-35.

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

Sunday, January 13.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
9:55 a.m.-10:45 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, January 17.
10:30 a.m. Eastern Catholic Pastoral Association (ECPA) meeting at Saint John Maron Maronite Catholic Church.
7:00 p.m. “How to Read and P.R.A.Y. the Bible.” Presented by Fr. François Beyrouti (Ph.D./D.Th.) at JMJ's Catholic Books and Gift Store. 310 E Orangethorpe Ave Suite A, Placentia, CA 92870. (949) 812-1799.

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