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Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church Bulletin. Sunday, June 24, 2018.
5th Sunday After Pentecost.

June 24. Feast of the Nativity of the Honorable and Glorious Prophet and Forerunner John the Baptist. The miraculous circumstance that accompanied the nativity of the Baptist are related in the Gospel of Luke (1: 1-80). His importance is due to the fact that he was the immediate herald of Christ.

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.
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!
Registration information and download forms at: HolyCrossMelkite.org/vbc
To view previous year’s Vacation Bible Camp: YouTube.com/HolyCrossMelkite

Patriarch Joseph (Youssef) Absi’s visit to Orange County and Los Angeles on Friday, July 20-Sunday, July 22, 2018. With great joy and pride we announce that His Beatitude Youssef, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, will be visiting our Eparchy of Newton for the Melkites in the United States of America.
Friday, July 20, 2018. 7:00 p.m. Pontifical Divine Liturgy at Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church (Placentia).
Sunday, July 22, 2018. 11:00 a.m. Pontifical Divine Liturgy. Saint Anne Melkite Catholic Cathedral (North Hollywood).
Sunday, July 22, 2018. 2:30 p.m. Luncheon in honor of Patriarch Joseph Absi’s visit. Please join us for this historical occasion to welcome our Patriarch. Caesar Banquet Hall (6723 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga, CA 91042). Tickets for the luncheon are $65 a person. Please call Holy Cross Church office to reserve a seat.

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 July 15, 2018, at Saint Kilian’s. 26872 Estanciero Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (off Marguerite Parkway).
2018 dates: Sunday, July 15, Sunday, August 12, Sunday, September 16, Sunday, October 14, Sunday, November 11, and 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).

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: June 27 & July 18. Parish center. Room 6.

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. See calendar for event details (Holycrossmelkite.org/ministries/young-adults). Contact Tony Helo (562) 371-5466; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Upcoming events: July 1: No event due to Holiday Weekend; July 14: Movie at the Beach; August 5: Ice Skating.

Seminarian Mikhael Naddaf will be with us at Holy Cross Church from June 9-August 9. Please keep him in your prayers as he discerns his priestly vocation and as he experiences the life of our parish.

Isaiah House Women’s Shelter. Holy Cross Church prepares and serves a meal for the women at Isaiah House (316 South Cypress Avenue, Santa Ana) every month that has a 5th Sunday. Volunteer to help prepare, serve, and enjoy a meal with those in need. 2018 dates: July 29, September 30, and December 30. 2019 dates: March 31, June 30, September 29, and December 29. Time: 3:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Contact the office on how to get involved.

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.

Vocational Awareness. When Mary visited Elizabeth, she was coming to minister to her. Jesus was within her reaching out to touch Elizabeth and Elizabeth felt the presence of the Lord. Priests are called to minister in this way to the people. Today’s Epistle speaks of Christ touching people so that they can become free children of God. In the Gospel, Jesus frees two men and restores their dignity and identity as children of God. Others wanted to keep the status quo. Priests often have to face this in their ministry. Pray for your priests and pray for an increase of vocations to the priesthood.

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 July and August 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:
-Wednesday, May 16 building fund deposit: $4,560.
-Sunday, May 20 collection: $1,520 in 32 envelopes (average of $48 per envelope) + $220 cash + $99 candles = $1,839.
-Wednesday, May 23 building fund deposit: $1,649.
-Sunday, May 27 collection: $1,265 in 34 envelopes (average of $37 per envelope) + $197 cash + $100 candles = $1,562.
-Wednesday, May 30 building fund deposit: $4,987.
-Saturday, June 2 collection: $34.
-Sunday, June 3 collection: $2,203 in 38 envelopes (average of $58 per envelope) + $174 cash + $143 candles = $2,520.
-Wednesday, June 6 building fund deposit: $4,792.
-Sunday, June 10 collection: $1,912 in 35 envelopes (average of $55 per envelope) + $189 cash + $89 candles = $2,190
-Sunday, June 10 Mission Viejo collection: $400 in 9 envelopes (average of $44 per envelope) + $22 cash = $422
-Wednesday, June 13 building fund deposit: $1,772.
-Sunday, June 17 collection: $1,585 in 27 envelopes (average of $59 per envelope) + $239 cash + $88 candles = $1,912.
-Wednesday, June 20 building fund deposit: $472.

Total deposits in the past four months: March: $44,034, April: $23,236, May: $24,485, June: $14,114.

Sample Holy Cross Church Expenses:
$832.20 paid on May 14, 2018 for General Wax church supplies.
$200.00 paid on May 18, 2018 for Gardening services.
$161.19 paid on May 22, 2018 for Republic Trash Services.
$200.00 paid on June 4, 2018 for Gardening services.
$165.98 paid on June 4, 2018 for Envelope services.
$328.93 paid on June 4, 2018 for Church cleaning company.
$68.97 paid on June 4, 2018 for Sparkletts water 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 the Virgin (Tone 2). O never failing Protectress of Christians and their ever present intercessor before the Creator, despise not the petitions of us sinners, but in your goodness extend your help to us who call upon you with confidence. Hasten, O Mother of God, to intercede for us, for you have always protected those who honor you.

Epistle: Romans 10:1-10. Full reading below. If you would like to read the Epistle please contact the office.
Gospel: Luke 1:1-25, 56-68, 76, 80. Full reading below.

Today’s Divine Liturgy is celebrated for the repose of the souls of:
John Koury (June 16, 2018), Michelle Morice (June 15, 2018), Diana Emseis (May 25, 2018), Haifa Nesheiwat (May 18, 2018), Dr. Claire Hanna Matta (May 15, 2018), John the Baptist Khang Van Tran (May 14, 2018), Sami Khoury (December 29, 2017), Bishara Dababneh (December 18, 2017), George Chad, Gabriel Chad, Suhail, Robert Hosni, Kareem Hattar, Wardeh Hattar, Issam Hattar, Adel Hattar, Romel Hattar, Kamel Hattar.
the health, safety, and salvation of:
Jimmy Bahnan, Antonia Batarse, Bishop Peter Hickman, Brother Gabriel Jon, Bill Jacobson and Family, George and Majda Kassaseya, Khader (Elias) Khawaja, Rafat Luga, Iyad Manoli, Caryl McCabe and family, Samira Mashni, Jamal Nesheiwat, John Olenick, Avo Semerdjian, José Vargas, Noel Zadah, Shenia.
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:
“If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. [10] For man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is saved.” (Romans 10:9-10)

“But his mother said, "Not so; he shall be called John." [61] And they said to her, "None of your kindred is called by this name." [62] And they made signs to his father, inquiring what he would have him called. [63] And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, "His name is John." And they all marveled. [64] And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God.” (John 1:60-64)

Calendar:
June 22-29. Religious Freedom Week.

Friday, June 22.
2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.

Saturday, June 23.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, June 24. Second Collection: The Holy Father.
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. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12. Discussion Class: Seminarian Mikhael Naddaf Talk.

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. House blessings.

Wednesday, June 27.
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Youth Retreat: DAILY at Holy Cross: YOU The Theology of the Body.
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, June 28.
10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Youth Retreat: DAILY at Holy Cross: YOU The Theology of the Body.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Choir Practice at Holy Cross Church.

Friday, June 29.
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Youth Retreat: DAILY at Holy Cross: YOU The Theology of the Body.
7:00 p.m. - Youth Summer Party (Youth Group).

Saturday, June 30.
9:00 a.m. Be My Witness leadership team meeting. Welcome Matters.
5:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy in Arabic.

Sunday, July 1.
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. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12. Discussion Class: Youth Presentation.
Young Adults Group for ages 21-35. No event due to Holiday Weekend.

July 5-8, 2018. Houston, Texas. Melkite Convention. Lift up your eyes. The fields are ready for the harvest.

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

Saturday, July 7.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, July 8.
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. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12. Discussion Class: Youth Presentation. Last Day To Submit Permission Slips For Youth Retreat At Celebrity Ranch.
2:00 p.m. Youth Social Event: Bonfire in Huntington Beach or Bolsa Chica.

Wednesday, July 11.
2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.

Thursday, July 12.
2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Choir Practice at Holy Cross Church.

Friday, July 13.
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. House blessings.

Saturday, July 14.
9:00 a.m. Be My Witness leadership team meeting. “Welcome Matters.”
3:00 p.m Baptism for Kai Jresiat son of Rami & Miriam Jresiat.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer). Religious Service: Youth Vespers.
7:00 p.m. Young Adults Group: Jaws movie on the beach. We will meet at Huntington State Beach at Newland & Pacific Coast Highway.
7:30 p.m. Youth Social Event: Sky Zone.

Sunday, July 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. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12. Discussion Class: Youth Presentation.
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.-5:00 p.m. House blessings.

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, July 16-Friday, July 20.
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Vacation Bible Camp.
9:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Youth Volunteer Event: Vacation Bible Camp.

Wednesday, July 18.
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, July 19.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Choir Practice at Holy Cross Church.

Friday, July 20.
7:00 p.m. Pontifical Divine Liturgy presided by Patriarch Joseph Absi at Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church.
7:00 p.m. Youth Spiritual Event: Evening Divine Liturgy for Patriarch visit.
8:30 p.m. Pot-luck dinner in the hall. Please call the office if you are able to bring a food item.

Saturday, July 21.
3:00 p.m. Baptism of Elias Kashou, son of Randy & Rania Kashou.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, July 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. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12.
2:30 p.m. Luncheon in honor of Patriarch Joseph Absi’s visit. Please join us for this historical occasion to welcome our Patriarch. Caesar Banquet Hall (6723 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga, CA 91042). Tickets for the luncheon are $65 a person. Please call Holy Cross Church office to reserve a seat.

Readings for Sunday, June 24, 2018.
Epistle: Romans 10:1-10.
Prokimenon (Tone 4)
How great are your works, O Lord!
In wisdom you have wrought them all.
Stichon: Bless the Lord, O my soul!
You are very great indeed, O Lord my God!

A Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans:
Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God in their behalf is for salvation. For I bear witness to them that they have zeal for God, but a zeal that is not informed. For ignorant of God’s holiness and seeking to establish their own, they have not submitted to the sanctification offered by God. For Christ is the consummation of the Law in terms of justification for everyone who believes.
For Moses has written that the man who brings about that justification which is of the Law shall live by it. (Lv.18: 5) But the justification which is of faith says, Do not ask in your heart, who shall go up to heaven that is, -- to bring down Christ. Or, Who will descend into the abyss (Dt.30: 12) that is, to bring up Christ from the dead? But what does it say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart. (Dt.30: 14) that is, the word of faith which we preach. For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is the Lord, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. For a man believes with the heart and attains justification, but he professes his faith with his mouth and attains salvation.

ALLELUIA (Tone 4)
String your bow, go forth, reign for the sake of truth, meekness and righteousness, and your right hand shall lead you wonderfully.
Stichon: You loved righteousness and hated iniquity: therefore God, your God, anointed you with the oil of joy above your companions.

Gospel of the Feast: Luke 1:1-25, 56-68, 76, 80.
The Holy Gospel According To St. Luke the Evangelist.
Since many writers have undertaken to draw up a narrative concerning the things that have been fulfilled among us even as they who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have handed them down to us, I also have determined, after following up all things carefully from the very first, to write for you, most excellent Theophilus, an orderly account, that you may understand the certainty of the words in which you have been instructed. In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a certain priest named Zechariah, of the course of Abijah; and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. Both were just before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord. But they had no child, for Elizabeth was barren; and they were both advanced in years. Now it came to pass, while he was officiating in the order of his course as priest before God, according to the custom of the priest’s office, that he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord to burn incense. And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense. And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing at the right of the altar of incense. And Zechariah, seeing him, was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid Zechariah, for your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth shall bear you a son and you shall call his name John. And you shall have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great before the Lord; he shall drink no wine or strong drink, and shall be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother’s womb. And many of the children of Israel he shall bring back to the Lord their God, and he himself shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the incredulous to the wisdom of the just; to prepare for the Lord a perfect people.” And Zechariah asked the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man and my wife is advanced in years.” And the angel answered and said to him, “I am Gabriel, who stand in the presence of God; and I have been sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news And behold, you shall be dumb and unable to speak until the day when these things come to pass, because you have not believed my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time.” And the people were waiting for Zechariah, and they wondered at his tarrying so long in the temple But when he did come out he could not speak to them, and they realized he had seen a vision in the temple. And he kept making signs to them, and remained dumb. And it came to pass, when the days of his service were completed, that he went back home. Now after these days Elizabeth his wife conceived, and she secluded herself five months, saying, “Thus has the Lord dealt with me in the days when he deigned to take away my reproach among men “Now her time was fulfilled that she should be delivered, and she - ‘ brought forth a son. And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy towards her, and they rejoiced with her. And it came to pass on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to call him by his father’s name, Zechariah. But his mother spoke up and said, “Not so, but he shall be called John” And they said to her, “No one in your family is called by this name” And they kept inquiring by signs of his father what he would have him called. And asking for a writing-tablet he wrote the words, “John is his name.” And they all marveled. And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak, blessing God. And fear came on all their neighbors and all these things were told abroad in all the hill country of Judea. And all who heard them kept them in their heart, saying, “What then will this child be?” For the hand of the Lord was with him And Zechariah his father was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and wrought redemption for his people. And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, for you shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways.” And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and was in the wilderness until the day of his manifestation to Israel.

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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 and Lupe Ojeda.
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: 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: 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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