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Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church Bulletin. Sunday, February 11, 2018.
Sunday of Cheese Fare.

February 11. Commemoration of the Holy Hieromartyr Blaise, Bishop of Sebastea.
Blaise, Bishop of Sebastea of Armenia, was martyred under Emperor Licinius (325).

Sunday, February 11, 2018. 1:00 p.m. Valentine’s Party at Holy Cross Church’s Hall. $20 for adults, $10 for children. Advanced tickets are available. Lunch, dessert, and music, will be the highlight of this event. Come enjoy a lovely gathering at Holy Cross Church. Call Josephine, Reem, and Wafaa for details.

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 Wednessday of the month. The upcoming choir practice is on February 28th and March 21st 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.

Celebrating the importance of Catholic Schools. National Catholic Schools Week Is Jan. 28-Feb. 3.
http://occatholic.com/celebrating-the-significant-contributions-made-by-catholic-schools
Celebrating the Significant Contributions Made by Catholic Schools, By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas, Catholic News Service. 1/29/2018
National Catholic Schools Week Jan. 28-Feb. 3 highlights the significant contribution of the 6,300 Catholic schools that serve 1.8 million students and their families and communities. This week gives us much to celebrate and provides an opportunity to advocate for greater government support to make it possible for more parents to choose the best school for their child.
We celebrate the diversity of students served by our Catholic schools. Since St. Elizabeth Ann Seton opened the first parochial school for girls in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in 1810, Catholic schools have proudly and intentionally served the neediest and most ethnically diverse populations. Catholic schools look like America; they serve children from all segments of society. Our doors are open to the poor, the immigrants and families of all faiths and beliefs. Nationwide, 20.8 percent of the students are racial minorities — 17.4 percent are Hispanic/Latino — and 19 percent are non-Catholic.
We celebrate proven academic excellence in an environment where all students are challenged to excel. Catholic school students have a 99 percent on-time graduation rate. Eighty-four percent attend four-year colleges and others continue their studies at community or technical colleges. Poorer and more at-risk students show the greatest achievement gains. Latino and African-American students in Catholic schools are more likely to graduate from high school and college than their peers in public schools. Students with multiple disadvantages benefit most from Catholic schools.
We celebrate the contribution of Catholic schools to society. Take the cost of education. In Catholic schools, the elementary mean cost (per pupil) is $5,936 and secondary is $15,249. This is significantly below public school costs. Look at the results of a Catholic school education. Research demonstrates that our graduates are more likely to vote, be more civically engaged, be more tolerant of diverse views, less likely to be incarcerated and are more committed to service as adults. Graduates also enjoy higher earning potential.
We celebrate the centrality of faith in our Catholic schools. Catholicism gives shape to the climate and culture present within the walls of our schools. We teach faith. We model faith. We foster faith. Many parents want their children to be in a school environment that forms values and fosters ethical living. They should have that choice.
As we celebrate this week, we also raise the need for expanded state and federal support to ensure parents’ right to choose the best school for their child. Much progress has been made across the country at the state level. At the federal level, there is now a new option provided by the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act that offers parents the opportunity to save for their child’s education. The popular 529 Savings Accounts, which more than 13 million families use to save for higher education, may now be used for tuition expenses in grades K-12. While this provision is a significant step, more needs to be done.
To ensure access to school choice for all children, particularly those of low and modest incomes, and in keeping with President Donald Trump’s campaign promise, Congress should write a national education tax credit plan to create scholarship granting entities — SGOs — in every state. These organizations would raise funds from private donors and businesses using the benefit of a federal tax credit without taking any money out of the federal or state education budgets. The funding source would be a new stream of private money, stimulated by the federal tax break. Parental choice is just an idea if there is not funding to enact real change in the lives of students.
Especially this week: Celebrate, get involved and advocate on behalf of Catholic schools that matter and make such a difference in our society.

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 March 11, 2018, at Saint Kilian’s. 26872 Estanciero Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (off Marguerite Parkway).
2018 dates: Sunday, March 11, Sunday, April 8, Sunday, May 13, Sunday, June 10, Sunday, July 15, Sunday, August 12, Sunday, September 16, 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 for all those in grades 9-12.

Holy Cross Young Adults Group. We are planning social and religious activities to build our Young Adults Community at Holy Cross Church. 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 Divine Liturgy the readings speak of the need for turning toward God and for coming together as a community to grow in our Christian life. The Gospel suggests practical tools to do so. The service of Forgiveness Vespers on Monday evening unites us to begin our Lenten efforts as a united family. More priests are needed as shepherds in our parishes to facilitate this growth. Have you noticed any potential candidates for that ministry in your parish? Will you encourage them by prayer and suggestion?

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 March and April Church calendar. Please contact the office if you are not registered or did not receive your envelopes. Thank you.

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Thank you for your ongoing generous donations:
-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 envelopes (average of $101.15 per envelope).
-Wednesday, January 17 building fund deposit: $4,200.
-Sunday, January 21 collection: $1,548 in 44 envelopes (average of $35.18 per envelope) + $175 cash + $99 candles = $1,822.
-Wednesday, January 25 building fund deposit: $16,150.
-Sunday, January 28 collection: $1,740 in 43 envelopes (average of $40.47 per envelope) + $291 cash + $126 candles = $2,157.
-Wednesday, January 31 building fund deposit: $1,534.
-Sunday, February 4 collection: $2,827 in 38 envelopes (average of $74.39 per envelope) + $267 cash + $166 candles = $3,260.

Total deposits in the past three months: December: $86,734, January: $36,013, February: $3,260.

Sample Holy Cross Church Expenses:
$302.96 paid on January 3, 2018 for Church cleaning services.
$20.84 paid on January 3, 2018 for Sparkletts water services.
$189.94 paid on January 11, 2018 for Our Sunday Visitor mailed donation envelopes.
$876.17 paid on January 11, 2018 for General Wax Candle Company.
$263.51 paid on January 18, 2018 for Christopherson Fire Protection.
$372.21 paid on January 29, 2018 for Cleaning Services.
$20.94 paid on January 29, 2018 for Sparkletts water services.
$200.00 paid on January 29, 2018 for gardening services.

Hymns: (See our Church’s website for Audio Recordings: holycrossmelkite.org/Melkite-hymns)
Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 3). Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad! For the Lord has done a wondrous deed by his arm! He has crushed Death by his death becoming the first to rise from the dead. He has delivered us from the mouth of Hades and bestowed great mercy upon the world.
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.
Kondakion of Cheese-fare (Tone 6). O You who guide men toward wisdom, and give them intelligence and understanding, instructor of the ignorant and helper of the poor, strengthen and enlighten my heart, O Lord, give me word, O Word of the Father, for behold I will not refrain my lips from crying out to You: O merciful One, have mercy on me who have fallen.
Kondakion of the Encounter (Tone 1). O Christ our God who through your birth have sanctified the virginal womb and have now blessed the arms of Simeon, today You have come to save us. O Lord, when wars prevail, keep your people in peace and strengthen our Public Authorities in every good deed, for You alone are the Lover of Mankind.

Epistle: Romans 13:11-14:4. Full reading below. If you would like to read the Epistle please contact the office.
Gospel: Matthew 6:14-21. Full reading below.

Today’s Divine Liturgy is celebrated for
the repose of the souls of:
40th day memorial for Rosette Boulos-Deek (January 4th, 2018).
3rd and 9th day memorial for Izzat Abdallah Lutfi (January 16, 2018).
Salim Semaan (February 1, 2018), Ray Woods (January 27, 2018), 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).
the health, safety, and salvation of:
Jimmy Bahnan, Griffith Family, Tahani Gammoh, Laila Habis, Brother Gabriel Jon, Corliss Martin, Jamal Nesheiwat, Andre Saikaly, Marie Semaan, Florence Shaib, Yasmeen Tashman.
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:
“The night is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us then cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; [13] let us conduct ourselves becomingly as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. [14] But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.” (Romans 13:12-14)

“When you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, [18] that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:17-18)

Calendar:
Saturday, February 10.
No Confession today.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, February 11. Cheese-Fare Sunday.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
10:00 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy.
40th day memorial for Rosette Boulos-Deek (January 4th, 2018).
3rd and 9th day memorial for Izzat Abdallah Lutfi (January 16, 2018)
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. Valentine’s Party at Holy Cross Church’s Hall. $20 for adults, $10 for children. Advanced tickets are available. Lunch, dessert, and music, will be the highlight of this event. Come enjoy a lovely gathering at Holy Cross Church. Call Josephine, Reem, and Wafaa for details.

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 to address the topic: "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! Embassy Suites Anaheim – South, 11767 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840. 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. Flyers are also available in the vestibule of your parish Church. For registration information contact Anne at (714) 420-5482.

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. How do I Read the Bible? Class led by Father François.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12.
2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.

Monday, February 19.
7:00 p.m. Great Compline

Wednesday, February 21.
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m. Pre-Sanctified Liturgy.

Thursday, February 22.
3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.

Friday, February 23.
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m. Akathist Hymn.

Saturday, February 24.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer). Youth will Conduct the Vespers Service. Introduction to Vespers by Fr. François. Dinner following Vespers.

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.
1:00 p.m. Falafel luncheon organized by Our Lady’s Society. $10 a plate.

Monday, February 26.
7:00 p.m. Great Compline

Wednesday, February 28.
7:00 p.m. Pre-Sanctified Liturgy.
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.

Thursday, March 1.
3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.

Friday, March 2.
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m. Akathist Hymn.
8:00 p.m. - 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. Web-meeting with the youth of Saint John of the Desert Melkite Catholic Church, Phoenix, Arizona.
12:15-1:30 p.m. Young Adults Group for ages 21-35.

Monday, March 5.
7:00 p.m. Great Compline

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

Thursday, March 8.
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. House blessings.

Friday, March 9.
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m. Akathist Hymn.

Saturday, March 10.
9:00 a.m. First Group for Forming a Leadership community Module. (Renew International).
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, March 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.
1:00 p.m. Luncheon organized by Holy Cross Youth. Contact person: Antoinette Hilo.

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, March 12.
7:00 p.m. Great Compline

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

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

Saturday, March 17.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, March 18. (Holy Land Collection).
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, March 19.
7:00 p.m. Great Compline.

Wednesday, March 21.
7:00 p.m. Pre-Sanctified Liturgy.

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.

Readings for Sunday, February 11, 2018.
Epistle: Romans 13:11-14:4.
Prokimenon (Tone 3)
Sing praise to our God, sing praise!
Sing praise to our King, sing praise!
Stichon: All you peoples, clap your hands! Shout to God with cries of gladness.

Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans.
Brethren, now our salvation is nearer than when we came to believe. The night is far advanced: the day is at hand. Let us therefore lay aside the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light. Let us walk becomingly as in daytime, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in debauchery and wantonness, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and as for the flesh, pay no attention to its lusts.
But whoever is weak in faith, receive him without arguing about opinion. For one believes he may eat all things but another who is weak, let him eat vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who does not; and let not the one who does not eat judge the one who does, for God has received him. Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls but he will stand, for God is able to make him stand.

ALLELUIA (Tone 3)
In you, O lord, I have hoped: let me never be put to shame.
In your Justice, save me and deliver me.
Stichon: Be for me a protecting God, a sheltering house to save me.

Gospel: Matthew 6:14-21
The Holy Gospel According To St. Matthew.
The Lord said, “If you forgive men their offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men there offenses, neither will your Father forgive you your offenses. And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, who disfigure their faces in order to appear to men as fasting. Amen I say to you they have had their reward. But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you may not be seen by men to fast, but by your Father, who is in secret; and your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you. Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where worm and rodent consume, and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither worm nor rodent consumes, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will be your heart.”

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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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