• Spiritual Talk with Deacon Elias Kashou. June 3, 2016.
  • Sunday School Graduation on Pentecost Sunday. May 15, 2016.
  • Youth Group Hike at Mount Rubidoux. Riverside, CA. February 20, 2016.
  • Alpha Sessions at St. Vincent de Paul Church. April 12, 2016.
  • Spiritual Discussion with Deacon Elias Kashou. April 1, 2016.
  • Holy Cross Parish Meeting. February 2, 2016.
  • Evangelization Summit at Christ Cathedral. October 5, 2016.
  • Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. March 4, 2016.
  • Sunday of the Relics. Project Faith in Youth. February 21, 2016.
  • Youth Hermit Falls Hike. April 9, 2016.

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Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church Bulletin. Sunday, January 21, 2018.
Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican.

January 21. Commemoration of our Holy Father Maximus the Confessor and of the Holy Martyr Neophythe.
Maximus was born in the year 580 of noble parentage in the city of Constantinople. He occupied high positions in the Byzantine Empire. He was sent to Rome in 646 and induced Pope Martin to call a council in order to defend Orthodoxy against the Monothelite heresy (649). He composed several treaties on the subject and was widely read throughout the Christian world. This brought upon him anger of Paul, Patriarch of Constantinople, and Emperor Constance, who promoted the heresy. He was seized by their emissaries and exiled to the Greek province of Thrace and then to Caucassus where he died on August 13, 662.
Neophyte died for the faith towards the beginning of the fourth century. He was martyred in the palace of Emperor Diocletian.

Thank you to all for welcoming Bishop Nicholas during his visit. We thank Bishop Nicholas for his wonderful talk on Saturday morning and for his inspiring homilies at the 11 a.m. Divine Liturgy at Holy Cross and the 6:30 p.m. Divine Liturgy at St. Kilian’s. Thank you to all who helped organized the luncheon and dinner and those who attended.

Thank you to all those who attended and made this year’s New Year’s Eve Party at Holy Cross Church hall a successful event. Everyone had a great time and we raised $4028. Thank you to everyone who helped organize this wonderful evening and all those who attended. God bless all of you and may 2018 be a wonderful year for everyone.

Sunday, January 21, 2018. Theosis Meeting in the conference room at 1:30 p.m. 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.

The Bishop’s Appeal. Our goal this year is $19,000. So far 33 members of our parish have donated to the 2017 Bishop’s Appeal, there is still time to donate as the appeal deadline has been moved to January 31, 2018. Today Our Lord teaches us that the Publican’s cry—O God be merciful to me a sinner!—is the model of humble, heartfelt, God-pleasing prayer that is always accepted by the Lord. “Whoever humbles himself shall be exalted!” Giving generously to support our Melkite Church is an important way of expressing our humility before God. Giving back to God for all that He has given us is a sign of our complete dependence upon Him. If you have not already done so, please make your humble, heartfelt offering to God in support of our Melkite Eparchy in the US, and give a generous gift to the Bishop’s Appeal. If you have already given, please consider making an additional gift to your Church in imitation of God’s the never-ending self-giving love to us. God bless your kind generosity! Bishop’s Appeal donation slips are available in the narthex.

Remember The Melkite Church In Your Will: Give a lasting gift for future generations of Melkites and help to ensure that our beautiful Melkite heritage continues to grow and flourish for your children’s children. Simply add the following statement to your last will and testament: I hereby bequeath to the Melkite Eparchy of Newton the following sum: $_______. Contact Bishop Nicholas personally to inform him of your generous bequest: 3 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132.

Choir practice. Please join our choir practice every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church to review the regular hymns of the Divine Liturgy and learn new ones. Everyone is welcome.
The choir practice for the Melkite Eastern Catholic community at Saint Kilian’s Roman Catholic Church (26872 Estanciero Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691) will be at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. The upcoming choir practice is on January 25th and February 8th Parish center. Room 6.

Our Eastern Christian Formation (Sunday School) program is for all children up to grade 8. Please contact the office if you would like to register your children or would like to teach our wonderful children. (714) 985-1710. The registration form is available at: holycrossmelkite.org/ministries/ecf

The Melkite Eastern Catholic Community at Saint Kilian’s Roman Catholic Church. Please invite your family and friends and remind everyone in the area to join us. We will meet in the hall at 5:45 p.m. to review the hymns and the Divine Liturgy will begin in the Church at exactly 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 4 (First Sunday of February) at Saint Kilian’s. 26872 Estanciero Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (off Marguerite Parkway).
2018 dates: Sunday, February 4 (first Sunday of February), Sunday, March 11, Sunday, April 8, Sunday, May 13, Sunday, June 10, Sunday, July 15, Sunday, August 12, Sunday, September 9, Sunday, October 14, Sunday, November 11, Sunday, December 9.
If you live or know anyone who lives in the area surrounding Mission Viejo please give us their contact information so that we can keep everyone informed on upcoming events. Please send contact details to the parish office at (714) 985-1710 or email a list of names to Father François at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain” (Psalm 127:1).

Holy Cross Youth Ministry Spiritual Meetings take place every Sunday following the Divine Liturgy.

Holy Cross Young Adults Group. We are going to plan social and religious activities to build our Young Adults Community at Holy Cross Church. Come join our life changing group. Feel free to bring your friends and family. Ages 21-35. Meet at Holy Cross Church every first Sunday of the month after the Divine Liturgy.

Listen to Melkite audio links on our parish website at holycrossmelkite.org/Melkite-hymns
We uploaded many Melkite hymns for the Divine Liturgy and other important services. To practice or become more familiar with our beautiful liturgical hymns you can listen or download them by visiting the above link.

Vocation Awareness. In today’s Epistle, Saint Paul points out that all who try to do good will suffer, and that it is necessary to listen to Scripture and Tradition to have insight and wisdom to persevere. In the Gospel parable, Christ insists that we have the proper perspective towards ourselves, others and God. This ministry of “calling us to a proper perspective” is still carried out by priests, and we need many more for our Eparchy. Have you prayed whether God is calling you to a priestly or monastic vocation?

Vocation View. Saint Paul urges Christian readers to live a life of communion, in mutual love, and in the love that God has given us. Jesus teaches us the importance and implications of that life of loving communion. Who shall preach and teach it to us today? Pray for an increase of vocations to the priesthood and monastic life and encourage possible candidates.

A Prayer for Vocations. O Lord God, in every age, You invite men and women to hear Your call to serve You and the Church. We bow before You now, asking that You call forth more persons to serve our Melkite Church in America. Give us priests, deacons, monks and nuns, who will lead and guide your holy people. By Your will, bless us with vocations so that we continue to be the church which You called us to be, centuries ago. Let all hear Your voice inviting them to care for and serve Your people. Strengthen us in being disciples of Jesus Christ, Your Only-begotten Son and fishers of men. Inspire in us the spirit and pride of Antioch, our holy heritage. We ask You, O Lover of mankind, to raise up men and women who appreciate what they have received from You and who want to be generous in their service, willing to offer their lives and all their gifts, to serve others, to give You glory, thanksgiving and worship, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and always and forever and ever. Amen.

Your Sunday donation envelopes are mailed to you every two months. These envelopes are dated with your envelope number on the back. The next mail out also contains the January and February Church calendar. Please contact the office if you are not registered or did not receive your envelopes. Thank you.

Receive the emailed weekly Holy Cross Church Bulletin and Homily. If you or someone you known would like to receive the emailed weekly parish bulletin or homily please sign up on our website or email or call the office. Please also let us know if you are on our list but have changed your email. To read past homilies visit: holycrossmelkite.org/parish/homilies

Do you want to be inspired and learn more about your Catholic Faith? Listen to Relevant, a Catholic Radio station, formerly Immaculate Heart Catholic Radio on 930 am. For further information visit their website or call 1-888-887-7120.

Thank you for your ongoing generous donations:
-Sunday, December 24 collection: $3,310 in 46 envelopes (average of $71.96 per envelope) + $118 cash + $113 candles = $3,541.
-Monday, December 25 collection: $3,320 in 34 envelopes (average of $97.65 per envelope) + $171 cash + $135 candles = $3,626.
-Friday, December 29 operation account deposit: $20,500.00.
-Friday, December 29 building fund deposit: $39,230.00.
-Sunday, December 31 collection: $2,340 in 47 envelopes (average of $49.79 per envelope) + $218 cash + $118 Candles = $2,676.
-Sunday, December 31 operations account deposit: $905.
-Sunday, December 31 building fund deposit: $1,600.
-Saturday, January 6 collection: $1,105 in 22 envelopes (average of $50.23 per envelope) + $282 = $1,387.
-Sunday, January 7 collection: $1,870 in 33 envelopes (average of $56.67 per envelope) + $176 cash + $263 candles = $2,289.
-Wednesday, January 10 building fund deposit: $2,690.
-Sunday, January 14 collection: $2,500 in 53 envelopes (average of $47.17 per envelope) + $247 cash + $139 candles = $2,886.
-Sunday, January 14 St. Kilian’s collection: $1,315 in 13 envelope (average of $101.15 per envelope).
-Wednesday, January 17 building fund deposit: $4,200.

Total deposits in the past three months: November: $18,874, December: $86,734, January: $14,767.

Sample Holy Cross Church Expenses:
$118.63 paid on December 1, 2017 for printer leasing and services.
$320.28 paid on December 4, 2017 for cleaning services.
$44.84 paid on December 4, 2017 for Sparkletts water services.
$629.86 paid on December 11 for So Cal Edison electricity.
$36.33 paid on December 12, 2017 for So Cal Gas.
$79.67 paid on December 13, 2017 for GoldenState water company.
$161.19 paid on December 21, 2017 for Republic trash services.
$200.00 paid on January 3, 2018 for gardening services.
$302.96 paid on January 3, 2018 for cleaning services.
$20.84 paid on January 3, 2018 for Sparkletts water services.
$189.94 paid on January 11, 2018 for Our Sunday Visitor Envelopes.
$876.17 paid on January 11, 2018 for General Wax candle company.

Hymns: (See our Church’s website for Audio Recordings: holycrossmelkite.org/Melkite-hymns)
Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 8). O Merciful One, Who came down from on high and endured burial for three days in order to save us from suffering. O our Life and our Resurrection, glory to you.
Troparion of the Holy Cross (Tone 2). O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance. Strengthen our Public Authorities in every good deed and protect your nation with your Cross.
Final Kontakion of the Pharisee and the Publican (Tone 4). Let us shun the proud attitude of the boastful Pharisee and learn humility from the publican’s sighs; let us cry out to our Saviour: “Have mercy on us, O You who are merciful!”

Epistle 2: Timothy 3: 10-15. Full reading below. If you would like to read the Epistle please contact the office.
Gospel: Luke 18:10-14. Full reading below.

Today’s Divine Liturgy is celebrated for
the repose of the souls of:
40th day memorial for Marika Haddad (December 11, 2017)
1 Year memorial for Hani Elias Tawil (January 23, 2017) and Ramzi Tawil (February 1, 2017).
Rodger Aeschliman (January 18, 2018), Suad Francis Wakim (January 9, 2018), Nicola Canawati (January 8, 2018), Youssef Laham (January 7, 2018), Hanna Haddad (January 3, 2018), Youssef Mitri Al-Shaini (December 29, 2017), Linda Raya (December 14, 2017), Milia Sansur (December 14, 2017), Yacoub Khall Hilo (January 30, 2015), Naim Ayob (Januay 31, 2015), Jamal Skoury (January 23, 2014), Nakhleh Nakhoul (January 10, 2012), Christopher Genadry (August 10, 2003), Fouad Genadry (December 16, 2001), Georgette Genadry (February 5, 1989), Yacoub Ibrahim (January 24, 1982), George Rizk.
the health, safety, and salvation of:
Michael Bergeron, Griffith Family, Tahani Gammoh, Laila Habis, Brother Gabriel Jon, Paul Liles, Corliss Martin, Jamal Nesheiwat, Andre Saikaly, Marie Semaan, Florence Shaib, Ray Woods.
For vocations to the priesthood, monastic life, and lay parish ministries.
For peace in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and all the troubled regions around the world.

Scripture Memory:
“Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, [13] while evil men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived. [14] But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it [15] and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:12-15).

“The tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ [14] I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted” (Luke 18:13-14).

Calendar:
Saturday, January 20.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, January 21.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
10:00 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. 40th day memorial for Marika Haddad (December 11, 2017)
1 Year memorial for Hani Elias Tawil (January 23, 2017) and Ramzi Tawil (February 1, 2017).
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. 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, January 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 Thursdays of each month.

Saturday, January 27.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, January 28.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
10:00 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. 40th day memorial for Linda Raya (December 14, 2017).
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. Baptism of Johny Alexander Boulos, son of Wissam Boulos and Gizel Rahmon Boulos.

Friday, February 2.
7:00-10:00 p.m. Seniors night. Holy Cross Church hall. Join us for a game of cards, backgammon, other activities, and socializing.

Saturday, February 3.
5:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy in Arabic

Sunday, February 4.
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.
12:15-1:30 p.m. Young Adults Group for ages 21-35.

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, February 8.
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 Thursdays of each month.

Saturday, February 10.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, February 11.
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.

Monday, February 12. First day of Great Lent.
7:00 p.m. Forgiveness Vespers.

Wednesday, February 14.
7:00 p.m. Pre-Sanctified Liturgy.

Friday, February 16.
7:00 p.m. Akathist Hymn.

Saturday, February 17.
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Magnificat Prayer Breakfast welcomes Missionary, Human Rights Advocate & RN, Louise Allard, "Nothing Is Impossible for God!” A woman of great courage, Louise left the security of home to answer the Lord’s call to help suffering mothers and babies in Africa. Through her yes the Lord brought forth the most unexpected and amazing grace! Come and bring a friend to be blessed!
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Registration by mail must be postmarked by Feb 12, 2018: $28 per person
Registration at the door: $33 per person
Reserved Seating for Tables of 10 - $280
Mail to Magnificat Ministry: P.O. Box 4381, Orange, CA 92863
The meal includes a full plated breakfast as well as the speaker’s program.
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Flyers are also available in the vestibule of your parish Church.
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4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, February 18.
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, February 22.
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 Thursdays of each month.

Saturday, February 24.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, February 25.
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.

Friday, March 2.
7:00-10:00 p.m. Seniors night. Holy Cross Church hall. Join us for a game of cards, backgammon, other activities, and socializing.

Saturday, March 3.
5:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy in Arabic

Sunday, March 4.
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.
12:15-1:30 p.m. Young Adults Group for ages 21-35.

Saturday, March 10.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Readings for Sunday, January 21, 2018.
Epistle: 2 Timothy 3: 10-15.
Prokimenon (Tone 8)
Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them;
Let all round about bring gifts to the awesome God.
Stichon: God is renowned in Judah; is Israel, great is his name.

Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Timothy.
My son Timothy, you have followed my teaching, my behavior, my faith, my long-suffering, my love, my patience, my persecutions, my afflictions – such as befell me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, skuch persecutions as I suffered: and out of them all, the Lord delivered me. And all who want to live piously in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But the wicked and impostors will go from bad to worse, erring and leading into error. As for you, keep on with the things you have learned and which have been entrusted to you, and remember from whom you learned them. For you have known from infancy the Sacred Scriptures which are able to give you instruction for your salvation by the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

ALLELUIA (Tone 8)
Come, let us rejoice in the Lord!
Let us sing joyfully to God our Savior!
Stichon: Let us greet his presence with thanksgiving: let us joyfully sing psalms to him.

Gospel: Luke 18:10-14
The Holy Gospel According To St. Luke.
The Lord told this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and began to pray thus within himself: ‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of men, robbers, dishonest, adulterers, or even like this publican. I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all I possess.’ But the publican, standing far off, would not so much as lift up his eyes to heaven, but kept striking his breast, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went back to his home justified rather than the other; for anyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, and anyone who humbles himself shall be exalted.

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Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church.
451 West Madison Avenue, Placentia, CA 92870-4537
Telephone: (714) 985-1710.
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Parish Web site: HolyCrossMelkite.org
Facebook Page: Facebook.com/HolyCrossMelkite
YouTube Page: Youtube.com/HolyCrossMelkite
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HCMelkite

Pastor: Father François Beyrouti.
Electronic mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Cellular phone: (714) 914-1710

Pastoral Associate: Deacon Elias Kashou.
Office Manager: Tony Helo.
Administrative Assistant: Rosemarie Nasr.
Parish Hall Rentals: Hala Nakhoul (714) 920-6180.
Choir Director: Reader Saad Tashman.
Sunday School / Eastern Christian Formation Program: Every Sunday after the Divine Liturgy from September-May. Pre-School to Grade 8.
Our Lady’s Society: Iman Lutfi (714) 595-7999.

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE
SATURDAY: 4:30 p.m. Confession. 5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).
SUNDAY: 9:45 p.m. Orthros (Morning prayer). 11:00 a.m. The Divine Liturgy.

ARABIC DIVINE LITURGY: 5:00 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday of the month. In 2018: February 3, March 3, May 5, June 2, June 30, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1.

ENGLISH DIVINE LITURGY: 11:00 a.m. First Sunday of the month. In 2018: February 4, March 4, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2.

HOLY DAYS AND WEEKDAYS: Please check the bulletin.

THE HOLY MYSTERIES
MYSTERIES OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION: The three Mysteries of Baptism, Chrismation and Holy Eucharist are always celebrated together in one ceremony. One month notice is required and one baptismal preparation meeting is required with the priest.
MYSTERY OF HOLY CROWNING: Six month notice, an initial meeting with the priest, marriage preparation sessions, and a wedding license are required. You must be an active member of the parish.
MYSTERY OF HOLY CONFESSION: Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
MYSTERY OF HOLY ANOINTING: Available for anyone who is ill.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no charge for the celebration of the Sacramental Mysteries, however, it is appropriate to offer a gift of thanksgiving. Therefore the Parish Advisory Council suggests an offering of $200 for Baptisms; $500 for Weddings; $300 for Funerals; and $100 for a Memorial Service.

HALL RENTAL POLICY.
MERCY-MEAL ON THE DAY OF THE FUNERAL, MERCY-MEAL FOR THE 40th DAY OR OTHER MEMORIALS: $200.00 for registered parishioners of Holy Cross Church who regularly use donation envelopes.
A PARTY WITH MUSIC, FOOD, AND DRINKS (up to 5 hours of use): $400.00 for parishioners + $100 insurance payable to the diocese. $500.00 for non-parishioners + $100 insurance payable to the diocese.
DAMAGE/CLEANING DEPOSIT: $200.00. Refundable if the hall is left in the condition it was given to you.
SECURITY FEE: $150 charge will be added to cover security for 5 hours.
A MEETING (Use of the chairs and tables only. No use of the kitchen, oven, or refrigerator). $75 / hour for parishioners. $100 for non-parishioners.
ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR A RENTAL OVER 5 HOURS: $100 / hour.

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Holy Cross Church’s New App. Good news, Holy Cross Church now has its own app on android and apple devices. Simply search for the myParish app on your phone’s app store or click one of the buttons below and once you have the app downloaded search for Holy Cross Melkite Church. Alternatively you could text “App” to 88202 to download our parish app. This app is full of useful features from messages, donations, calendar information, and so much more. If you have any questions please call the church office at (714) 985-1710.

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