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Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church Bulletin. Sunday, April 1, 2018.
The Glorious and Holy Easter Sunday. Glorious Resurrection of our Lord.
The word Easter refers to the season of the rising sun, to new life of spring. The same feast is called Passover, or Pasch by many nations. The Hebrew Passover (Pesach) was instituted to commemorate the deliverance of the people of Israel the night before their departure from Egypt. The angel of God destroyed the first-born of the Egyptians, but “passed over’ the houses of the Israelites.
By God’s command, communicated by Moses, each Hebrew family was to slay a lab without blemish and sprinkle its blood on the door frame. The lamb was to be roasted in the evening. No bones were to be broken, and it was to be eaten with unleavened bread. The same rite was to be repeated every year in a solemn ceremony on the eve of the feast, as it is still being done by Jewish people everywhere. Jesus observed it on the night before he died.
There is a significant link between the Christians Easter and the Jewish Passover Day. The Jewish custom is also symbolical of Christ, “the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world” (John, 1:29). Hence the name and signification of the Hebrew Pasch was devoutly accepted and used by the Church. On this glorious and holy day, the whole Church celebrates with joy the final triumph and life-giving resurrection of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ. After the long period of darkness brought about by original sin, after the seemingly endless expectations of the prophets, after the glad tidings of the nativity that came to pass when the time had come, after the thirty hidden years and the three years of public life, after the frightful passion which had seemed to be the end of all hope, after two days in the depth of the tomb, behold: CHRIST IS RISEN! Indeed, indeed, He is risen, and all is true, every promise of God has been fulfilled: the Saviour has come, the Lamb of God has been Sacrificed to take away the sins of the world, and supremely triumphant in his apparent defeat, He has crushed death by his death and restored the everlasting life through his resurrection! The time of weeping is over: now is the time for joy! Now that we have been cleansed by the passion of Christ, now that we have repented and atoned for our sins during a Christ-like kiss of peace, confirming our love towards all, celebrating the end of the enmity between God and man, proving our reconciliation through Christ. Easter is truly for us the Passover: for Christ, through his passion and resurrection, made us return from the curse of Adam and the bondage of Satan to the state of Children of God.
The day after the Sabbath was called by the Hebrew “the First Day.” In the early age of the Church, it was dedicated to the glorification of the Lord and called in Greek, “kyriake,” or the Sabbath of the Old Testament and prescribed that it be a holy day and a day of rest. Thus did the first day of the Hebrew week become Sunday, the Day of the Lord.

April 1. Commemoration of our Venerable Mother Mary the Egyptian.
Mary the Egyptian lived between the end of the fifth century and the beginning of the sixth. She was a cantor at the church of the Holy Resurrection in Jerusalem. Inspired by God, she retired into the desert where she lived for eighteen years, making penance for the sins of her past.

Thank you to all those who donated $2,196 for the Holy Week Flower Collection.

Thank you to all those who purchased items at our Palm Sunday Bake Sale. We raised: $1,696.

Thank you to all those who donated $1,492 to the Holy Land Collection.

Free Event For All. Saturday, April 21, 2018. The Camel Cup. 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 to make a reservation. Space is limited on the bus, so sign up as soon as possible.

Choir practice. “Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God” (Colossians 3:16). Please join our choir practices to review the regular hymns of the Divine Liturgy and learn new ones. Everyone is welcome.
At Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church for the Sunday choir. Every Thursday at 7:00-8:30 p.m. and every Sunday at 10:00-10:45 a.m.
For the Melkite Eastern Catholic community at Saint Kilian’s Roman Catholic Church (26872 Estanciero Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691). 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Upcoming dates: April 11 & 25. Parish center. Room 6.
Thank you to all those who dedicated there time and effort to bring to us a beautiful Byzantine Music Recital.

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.

Vacation Bible Camp at Holy Cross Church: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20, 2018.
Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Theme: Shipwrecked-Rescued by Jesus. Ages 5-12.
Registration information: HolyCrossMelkite.org/vbc
At Shipwrecked Vacation Bible Camp, children experience God’s Word in surprising and unforgettable ways! Each day, leaders reinforce one simple Bible truth – which makes it easy for them to remember and apply the message to real life situations!

Holy Cross Youth Ministry Spiritual Meetings take place every Sunday following the Divine Liturgy for all those in grades 9-12.

Holy Cross Church Youth Retreat at Celebrity Ranch for all those in grades 9-12. Thursday, August 2-Sunday, August 5, 2018. This year’s theme is “Lord teach us to pray.” Our Youth Retreat offers a long weekend of amazing activities including great speakers, fantastic music, stargazing and more food than you'll know what to do with.

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. See calendar for event details (Holycrossmelkite.org/ministries/young-adults). Contact Tony Helo (562) 371-5466.
Upcoming events: Sunday, April 8: Holy Cross Church luncheon, followed by bowling. We will be gathering at the tree in the courtyard after church, have lunch at Church, and from there meet at AMF Carter Lanes (1501 S Lemon St, Fullerton, CA 92832) for some bowling fun! April 26: Dinner and Trivia Night; May 6: Miniature Golf; May 22: Dinner and Game Night.

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 April 8, 2018, at Saint Kilian’s. 26872 Estanciero Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (off Marguerite Parkway).
2018 dates: 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).

Saydet Em El Nour Shrine (Ain Ebel- Lebanon): A Shrine and Church are being build in Lebanon, if you would like to support these efforts you can mail checks to Saint John Maron Church (300 South Flower Street, Orange, CA 92868, with “Shrine” in the Notes. For more details and updates visit Shrine of Em El Nour on Facebook, or call Suad Saqr Ammar at (951) 818-2668.

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

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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:
-Saturday, March 3 collection: $279.
-Sunday, March 4 collection: $2,220 in 34 envelopes (average of $65.29 per envelope) + $314 cash + $201 candles = $2,737.
-Wednesday, March 7 building fund deposit: $6,505.
-Sunday, March 11 collection: $1,245 in 40 envelopes (average of $31.13 per envelope) + $434 cash + $166 candles = $1,845.
-Wednesday, March 14 building fund deposit: $3,617.
-Saturday, March 17 collection: $590 in 7 envelopes (average of $84.29 per envelope) + $532 cash = $1,122.
-Sunday, March 18 collection: $1,377 in 28 envelopes (average of $49.18 per envelope) + $260 cash + $200 candles = $1,837.
-Sunday, March 18 Saint Kilian’s collections: $610 in 14 envelops (average of $43.57 per envelope) + $48 cash = $658.
-Wednesday, March 21 building fund donation: $3,517.
-Sunday, March 25 collection: $7,142 in 100 envelopes (average of $71.42 per envelope) + $1,368 cash + $265 candles = $8775.
-Wednesday March 28 building fund donation: $3,785.

Total deposits in the past three months: January: $36,013, February: $15,961, March: $34,677.

Sample Holy Cross Church Expenses:
$86.09 paid on February 22, 2018 for American Chemical & Sanitary Supply.
$214.59 paid on February 22, 2018 for Our Sunday Visitor envelopes.
$200.00 paid on March 6, 2018 for Gardening services.
$302.96 paid on March 6, 2018 for Cleaning services.
$750.00 paid on March 6, 2018 for Melkite Church Calendar. Amount reimbursed by Mieh-Mieh community.
$38.94 paid on March 6, 2018 for Sparkletts water services.
$39.01 paid on March 26, 2018 for Sparkletts water services.
$311.62 paid on March 26, 2018 for Cleaning services.

Hymns: (See our Church’s website for Audio Recordings: holycrossmelkite.org/Melkite-hymns)
Troparion of Pascha (Tone 5). (Three times). Christ is risen from the dead and by His death He has trampled upon death; and has given life to those who were in the tomb.
Hipacoi of Pascha (Tone 4). Mary and her companions went forth before dawn. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb and heard the angel say, “Why do you seek Him as a man among the dead, when He is in eternal splendor? Behold, the shroud is laid aside. Hasten and proclaim to the world that the Lord is risen and has put Death to death, for He is the Son of God, the Savior of mankind.
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 Pascha (Tone 2 or 8). Though You went down in the tomb, O immortal One, You overthrew the power of Hades and rose victorious, O Christ God. You greeted the ointment bearing women, saying “Rejoice!” You gave peace to Your apostles, and to those who had Fallen resurrection.

Epistle: Acts of the Apostles: 1:1-9. Elie Nasr will read this Sunday’s Epistle. Full reading below. If you would like to read the Epistle please contact the office.
Gospel: John 1:1-17. Full reading below.

Today’s Divine Liturgy is celebrated for the repose of the souls of:
Elias Dib Elassal (March 21, 2018), Ratiba (Saikaly) Khalaf (March 20, 2018), Edmond Goubran (March 19, 2018), Georgette Genadry (March 15, 2018), Lina Wakim Zoorob (March 9, 2018), Saeb Sunaa (March 7, 2018), George Shannis (March 2, 2018), Amal Rassi (March 1, 2018), Fuad Sidhom (February 26, 2018), Samar Chalhoub (February 25, 2018), Janice Murphy Terris (February 25, 2018), Mary Awadalla (February 24, 2018), Almaza Chemali (February 20, 2018), Aldo Kanz (February 19, 2018), Richard Issa Wahhab (February 17, 2018), Patricia (Laurie) Pondella (February 13, 2018), Hans Van Nas (April 28, 2017), Ibrahim Doura (August 8, 2012), Wadih Nassar (November 20, 2008), Karam Nasr (February 7, 1986), Isa, Mousa, Henriette, & Regina Kort, Samira Abdelnour (October 18, 2015).
the health, safety, and salvation of:
Diana Abukhader, Riad Baddoura, Jimmy Bahnan, Griffith Family, Brother Gabriel Jon, Mirwan Kassouf, Joseph Lufti, Corliss Martin, Jamal Nesheiwat, Andre Saikaly, Marie Semaan, Florence Shaib, Yasmeen Tashman, Marian Tomey, Riham Turk, Noel Zadah.
For the health of the families of:
-Akl & Sabat Kozhaya and family.
-Eddie and Raniah Salman and family.
-Laila Kishek and family.
-John and Nancy Kort and family.
-Nora Salman and Salman family.
-Joseph & Victoria Sidhom and family.
-Lucy Lutfi, Lutfi & Barmakian family.
-Bassem & Ghada Hallak, Hallak and Abukhader family.
-Salam & Luma Salman and family.
-Robert Fraginto and family.
-Michel & Nadia Kashou, Kashou & Kassis family.
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:
“To the apostles Jesus presented himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days, and speaking of the kingdom of God. [4] And while staying with them he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, ‘you heard from me, [5] for John baptized with water, but before many days you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ ” (Acts of the Apostles 1:3-5)

“The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. [10] He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. [11] He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. [12] But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; [13] who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:9-13)

Calendar:
Thursday, March 29. Great and Holy Thursday.
11:00 a.m. The Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great. Institution of the Holy Eucharist (In the Church).
7:00 p.m. Washing of the Feet, Passion Gospels, and Crucifixion Service (In the Church).

Friday, March 30. Great and Holy Friday.
11:00 a.m. Royal Hours, Descent from the Cross, and Burial of Christ (In the Church).
12:30 p.m. We need volunteers to help decorate the Tomb of Christ.
7:00 p.m. Service Of Lamentations (Funeral Of Christ / Genaz Al-Maseeh) (In the large covered tent).

Saturday, March 31. Great and Holy Saturday.
11:00 a.m. Blessing of the New Light, Vespers, and Discovery of the Empty Tomb. The Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great.
10:00 p.m. Matins and Hajmeh. (Resurrection Matins and Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom). Following the Divine Liturgy we will bless the bread and eggs.

Sunday, April 1. Holy Resurrection/Pascha/Easter Sunday.
10:30 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy Of The Holy Resurrection.
-No ECF/Sunday School or Youth Ministry meeting.

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

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

Sunday, April 8.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
10:00 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy.
12:30 p.m. Annual Holy Cross Church post-Easter Luncheon. BBQ chicken and beef. $15.00 donation.
The youth will organize an Easter egg hunt for all the children.
-Eastern Christian Formation (Sunday School) and Youth Ministry spiritual discussions resume on Sunday, April 15.
12:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Young Adults Group. We will be gathering at the tree in the courtyard after church, have lunch at Church, and from there meet at AMF Carter Lanes (1501 S Lemon St, Fullerton, CA 92832) for some bowling fun!

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.

Wednesday, April 11.
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 12.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Choir Practice at Holy Cross Church.

Saturday, April 14.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).
5:00 p.m. Memorial Divine Liturgy. Arayna Harb (March 4, 2018).

Sunday, April 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. 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.

Tuesday, April 17.
1:00 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.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, April 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. 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 Parish meeting. First Module.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Readings for Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Epistle: Acts of the Apostles: 1:1-9.
Prokimenon (Tone 8)
This is the day the Lord has made: let us be glad and rejoice in it!
Stichon: Give praise to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever.

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles:
In the preceding book, Theophilus, I was concerned with everything Jesus did and taught from the beginning, until the day he was taken up, after giving commandments through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. To them also he showed himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about God’s kingdom. And while eating with them, he told them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for the Father’s promise, “of which you have heard,” he said, “by my mouth. For while John baptized with water, you shall be baptized in the Holy Spirit within a few days.”
Now, those gathered there questioned him, asking, “Lord, is it now that you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” But he answered them, “It is not for you to know the times or the proper moments the Father has set by his own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and in Judea and Samaria, and even to the very ends of the earth.”

ALLELUIA (Tone 4)
You shall arise and have mercy upon Sion, for the time to pity her, the right time has come.
Stichon: The Lord has looked down from heaven upon all the sons of men.

Gospel of Pascha: John 1: 1-17 (In the beginning was the Word)
The Holy Gospel According To St. John.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God; and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was made nothing that has been made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness; and the darkness grasped it not. There was a man, one sent from God, whose name was John. This man came as a witness, to bear witness concerning the light, that all might believe through him. He was not himself the light, but was to bear witness to the light. It was the true light that enlightens every man who comes into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world knew him not. He came to his own, and his own received him not. But to as many as received him he gave the power of becoming children of God; to those who believe in his name: who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us. And we saw his glory (glory as of the only-begotten of the Father) full of grace and of truth. John bore witness concerning him, and cried, “This was the one of whom I said, ‘He who is to come after me has been set above me, because he was before me.’” And of his fullness we have all received, grace for grace. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

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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: 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: 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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