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Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church Bulletin.
March 10, 2019. Sunday of Orthodoxy.

March 10. Commemoration of the Holy Martyrs Codratus of Corinth and his Companions. Codratus and his companions died for Christ under Emperors Decius and Valerian (249-260).

Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die’ ” (John 11:26).
The Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church Community offer our condolences to the family of the handmaid of God, Nada Nesheiwat who was born on November 1927 in Salt, Jordan and reposed in the Lord on March 2, 2019 in Placenita, CA. We extend our condolences to the entire family and in particular her children George, Janet, Jamal, Majada, Amjad, her siblings Adel, Lorice, Mary, Mouner, Jannette. Nada is predeceased by her husband Issa and her sibling Anwer.
The wake will be on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Rose Hills Mortuary (3888 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, CA 90601). The memorial service will be on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at SkyRose Chapel at Rose Hills. A mercy meal will follow at The Ritz Gardens (11201 1st Ave, Whittier, CA 90603). May her memory be eternal.

On Fasting, by St. John Chrysostom. Are you fasting? Show me your fast with your works. Which works? If you see someone who is poor, show him mercy. If you see an enemy, reconcile with him. If you see a friend who is becoming successful, do not be jealous of him! In other words, not only should the mouth fast, but the eyes and the legs and the arms and all the other parts of the body should fast as well. Let the hands fast, remaining clean from stealing and greediness. Let the legs fast, avoiding roads which lead to sinful sights. Let the eyes fast by observing modesty.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. Falafel Luncheon organized by Our Lady’s Society. Plates are $10 and come with falafel, hummus, salad, bread, soda, and dessert. Invite your friends and family to join in this delicious Lenten Falafel luncheon.

Pots, Plants, landscape rocks, picnic tables. We are regularly improving the look of the Church grounds. Within the last two years we planted many plants, flowers, and succulents. If you would like to donate plants, extra pots of any size, or landscape rocks of any size please let us know. We would also like to purchase 6 outdoor picnic tables at a cost of approximately $200 each.

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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 March 10, 2019, at Saint Kilian’s. 26872 Estanciero Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (off Marguerite Parkway).
2019 dates: March 10, April 7, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 8.
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).

Free for all parishioners. March 22-24, 2019. Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. Theme: “Thirsting for Justice” at the Anaheim Convention Center (800 West Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA. 92802). Holy Cross Church will cover the $85 registration fee for all parishioners who would like to attend. For further details call the Church office or visit: RECongress.org

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 every Sunday at 9:55 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

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

Holy Cross College Ministry. We are planning social and religious activities to build our College Community at Holy Cross Church. See calendar for event details (holycrossmelkite.org/ministries/college-ministry).
Contact: Christina Saad (909) 764-4033 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mariah Shea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Upcoming events:
Thursday, March 14: 7:00 p.m. College Ministry meeting: Theology of the Body, presented by Christina Saad at Holy Cross Church.
Thursday, March 28: 7:00 p.m. College Ministry meeting. A Bible Study using Father Sebastian and Father Hezekias’ videos at Holy Cross Church.

Holy Cross Young Adults Ministry for ages 21-35. 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. 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:
Friday, March 8: 7:00 p.m. Attend the Akathist Hymn at Holy Cross Church and presentation to follow by Father François Beyrouti, “The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic: Prayer, Study, Service, Evangelization.”
Sunday, March 31: 3:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Young Adults Group Ages 21-35. Volunteer Event: Isaiah House.

Eastern Christian Formation (Sunday School) program for all children in Kindergarten to grade 8. Enroll your children in the Sunday School program as it is one of the best ways to teach faith to our children and build a living relationship with God.

Isaiah House Women’s Shelter next date: Sunday, March 31, 2019. Holy Cross Church prepares and serves a meal for the women at Isaiah House (316 South Cypress Avenue, Santa Ana) every month. We prepare the food at Holy Cross Church on the fifth Sunday of every month. If you or your family would like assist on those days or if you would like to sponsor a Saturday to prepare food at your home, serve the food with your family, and enjoy a meal with those in need please contact the office. Schedule: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Prepare meal in the Holy Cross Hall Kitchen. 4:30 p.m. Carpool to Isaiah House (316 South Cypress Avenue, Santa Ana. http://occatholicworker.org). 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Set up, serve meals, visit with the women, and clean up. 2019 dates: Sunday, March 31, Saturday, April 27, Saturday, May 25, Sunday, June 30, Saturday, July 27, Saturday, August 31, Sunday, September 29, Saturday, October 26, Saturday, November 23, and Sunday, December 29.

March 30, 2019. 7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Saint Joseph Maronite Catholic Church’s Feast Day Party at Sheraton Garden Grove (12221 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove CA 92874). Gala Dinner, Dancing, Live Music, and Raffle Prizes. Tickets: $75 for Adults & $50 Kids (12 years & under). Contact: Nevart (951) 907-6666 or Rosy (951) 224-1142.

An disabled elderly lady who lives in La Habra is in great need of help with light housework/organizing and laundry. She needs assistance once a week, for a few hours. Call Bea (714) 914-9577 for further compensation and job details.

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, Moses as a leader identifies with the people, in order to lead them to greater freedom and a new identity as the People of God. In the Gospel, Philip leads Nathaniel to Christ, facilitating an encounter that will ultimately touch Nathaniel’s deepest needs. We need many more priests in our diocese to help people strengthen their faith in Christ and grow in holiness. Pray for an increase of responses to God’s call to the priestly ministry.

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. Please contact the office if you are not registered or did not receive your envelopes. Thank you.

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

Thank you for your ongoing generous donations:
-Sunday, February 10 collection: $1,569 in 47 envelopes (average of $33 per envelope) + $174 candles + $296 cash = $2,039.
-Wednesday, February 13 building fund deposit: $2,825.
-Sunday, February 17 collection: $2,540 in 42 envelopes (average of $60 per envelope) + $143 candles + $384 cash = $3,067.
-Wednesday, February 20 building fund deposit: $1,494.
-Sunday, February 24 collection: $1,935 in 41 envelopes (average of $47 per envelope) + $83 candles + $211 cash = $2,229.
-Wednesday, February 27 building fund deposit: $1,540.
-Saturday, March 2 collection: $425 in 9 envelopes (average of $47 per envelope) + $48 cash = $473.
-Sunday, March 3 collection: $1,930 in 28 envelopes (average of $69 per envelope) + $280 candles + $206 cash = $2,416.
-Sunday, March 3 first Sunday of the month building fund collection: $1,015 in 20 envelopes (average of $51 per envelope).
-Wednesday, March 6 building fund deposit: $1,490.

Total deposits in the past four months: December: $89,704, January: $24,729, February: $20,291, March: $4,379.

Sample Holy Cross Church Expenses:
$216.47 paid on January 28, 2019 for So Cal-Gas.
$200.00 paid on January 29, 2019 for gardening services.
$18.07 paid on January 29, 2019 for Sparkletts water.
$439.19 paid on January 29, 2019 for So Cal-Edison Electricity.
$277.00 paid on January 31, 2019 for church cleaning services.
$347.24 paid on February 12, 2019 for OSV Envelope services.
$171.94 paid on February 21, 2019 for Republic Trash Services.
$769.44 full donation on March 6, 2019 for plants, planters, paint, and renovation items purchased from Lowe’s.

Hymns: (See our Church’s website for Audio Recordings: holycrossmelkite.org/Melkite-hymns)
Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 1). After the stone was sealed by the Jews and the while the soldiers were watching Your spotless body, You rose, O Savior, on the third day, giving life to the world. Wherefore, the heavenly powers cried out to you, O Giver of life: “Glory to Your resurrection, O Christ! Glory to Your kingdom! Glory to Your economy, O You who alone are the lover 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 the Annunciation (Tone 8). Triumphant leader to you belongs our prize of victory! And since you saved us from adversity we offer you our thanks. We are your people O mother of God! So as you have that invincible power, continue to deliver us from danger that we may cry out to you Hail, O Virgin and bride ever pure.

Epistle: Hebrews 11:24-26; 32-40; 12:1-2. Nicole Rayyan will read today’s epistle. Full reading below. If you would like to read the Epistle please contact the office.
Gospel: John 1:43-51. Full reading below.

Today’s Divine Liturgy is celebrated for the repose of the souls of:
Nada Nesheiwat (March 2, 2019), George Balian (February 18, 2019), Peter Ibrahim Zakak (February 18, 2019), Nadia Dib (February 14, 2019), Mathew Azzam (February 7, 2019), Teofila Caronan (February 6, 2019), Trinidad Lao (February 4, 2019), Da’ad Jamal Zumot (February 3, 2019), Hani Salman (March 10, 2017), Michael Ibrahim Masso (February 26, 2015), Susan Masso (March 22, 2006).
the health, safety, and salvation of:
Raji Abou Saada, Adel & Denise Hallis, Father Christopher Manuele, Said Saghbini, Marie Semaan, Florence Shaib.
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:
“Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, [2] looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:1-2).

“Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me.’ [44] Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. [45] Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, ‘We have found him of whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph’ ” (John 1:43-45).

Calendar:
Friday, March 8.
7:00 p.m. Akathist Hymn, followed by a presentation by Father François Beyrouti, “The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic: Prayer, Study, Service, Evangelization.”
7:00 p.m. Young Adults Group: Attend the Akathist Hymn at Holy Cross Church and presentation to follow by Father François Beyrouti.

Saturday, March 9.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, March 10.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
9:55 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Eastern Christian Formation/Sunday School for children in kindergarten to grade 8.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12.
12:30 p.m. Falafel Luncheon sponsored by Our Lady’s Society. Plates are $10 and come with falafel, hummus, salad, bread, soda, and dessert. Invite your friends and family to join in this delicious luncheon.

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 11.
7:00 p.m. Great Compline.

Wednesday, March 13.
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m. Pre-Sanctified Liturgy.

Thursday, March 14.
2:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m. College Ministry meeting: Theology of the Body, presented by Christina Saad at Holy Cross Church.

Friday, March 15.
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m. Akathist Hymn. A spiritual presentation by Deacon Elias Kashou. Topic: Minor Steps for the duration of Lent.

Saturday, March 16.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, March 17.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
9:55 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy led by Holy Cross Church Children’s choir on third Sunday of the month. Arrive at 10:30 a.m. in the choir room, ready, and dressed in a white button down shirt or blouse, navy blue skirt or pants, and black close toe shoes.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. 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 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.
2:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. House blessings.

Monday, March 18.
7:00 p.m. Great Compline.

Wednesday, March 20.
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m. Pre-Sanctified Liturgy.

Thursday, March 21.
2:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. House blessings.

Friday, March 22.
7:00 p.m. Akathist Hymn, followed by a presentation by Father François Beyrouti, “The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic: Prayer, Study, Service, Evangelization.”

Saturday, March 23.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, March 24.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
9:55 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Eastern Christian Formation/Sunday School for children in kindergarten to grade 8.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12.

Monday, March 25.
7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Annunciation, followed by Hilbe provided by Noel Zaadah.

Wednesday, March 27.
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m. Pre-Sanctified Liturgy.

Thursday, March 28.
2:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m. College Ministry meeting. A Bible Study using Father Sebastian and Father Hezekias’ videos at Holy Cross Church.

Friday, March 29.
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m. Akathist Hymn. A spiritual presentation by Deacon Elias Kashou. Topic: Walk in the Light.

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

Sunday, March 31.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
9:55 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Eastern Christian Formation/Sunday School for children in kindergarten to grade 8.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12.
12:30 p.m. Luncheon sponsored by Our Lady’s Society.
2:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. House blessings.

3:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Young Adults Group Ages 21-35. Volunteer Event: Isaiah House.
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Prepare meal in the Holy Cross Hall Kitchen for Isaiah House Catholic Worker’s Women’s shelter.
4:30 p.m. Carpool to Isaiah House (316 South Cypress Avenue, Santa Ana. http://occatholicworker.org).
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Set up, serve meals, visit with the women, and clean up.

Readings for Sunday, March 10, 2019.
Prokimenon (Tone 4)
Blessed are you, O Lord, God of our fathers, and your name is worthy of praise and glorious forever.
Stichon: For you are just in all you have done to us, and all your works are true and your ways right.

A Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews 11:24-26; 32-40; 12:1-2.
Brethren, by faith Moses, when he was grown up, denied he was a son of Pharaoh’s daughter (CF. Ex, 2: 11) ― choosing to be afflicted with God’s people rather than to have the enjoyment of sin for a time, estimating the indignities suffered by Christ to be of greater value than the Egyptians’ treasures (Cf. Ex. 2:32): for he was considering the reward. By faith he left Egypt not fearing the king’s wrath: for he persevered as if he were seeing the One who cannot be seen. By faith, he celebrated the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the one who destroyed the first-born might not touch these. By faith, they passed through the Red Sea, as through dry land ― whereas the Egyptians attempting it were swallowed up. By faith, the walls of Jericho fell after people had gone around them for seven days. By faith, Rahab the prostitute who had received the spies in peace did not perish with the unbelievers.
And what more shall I say? For time will be too short to speak of Gideon, of Barac, of Samson, of Jephthe, of David and of Samuel and the prophets, who by faith conquered kingdoms, wrought justice, obtained the fulfillment of promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, recovered strength from weakness, became valiant in battle routed foreign armies.
Women had their dead restored to them through resurrection. Others were tortured, refusing to yield for their release, in order to obtain a better resurrection. Others again suffered mockery and blows, even chains and jailing. They were stoned, cut to pieces, put to the question, killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, distressed, afflicted (of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts, mountains, caves and holes in the ground.
And none of these, despite the positive witnessing of faith, received what was promised, for God had something better in store for us, so that they were not to reach their final perfection without us.

ALLELUIA (Tone 4)
Moses and Aaron were among his priests and Samuel among those who called upon his name.
Stichon: They called upon the Lord, and he answered them; from the pillar of cloud he spoke to them.

The Holy Gospel According To St. John 1:43-51.
At that time Jesus was about to leave for Galilee, and he found Philip. And Jesus said to him, “Follow me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the town of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found the one of whom Moses in the Law and the Prophets wrote, Jesus the son of Joseph of Nazareth.” And Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him and said of him, “Look, a true Israelite in whom there is no guile!” Nathanael said to him, “Where do you know me from?” Jesus answered him and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” Nathanael answered him and said, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are King of Israel.” Answering, Jesus said to him, “Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, you believe. Greater things than these shall you see.” And he said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

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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.
Parish Hall Rentals: Hala Nakhoul (714) 920-6180.
Choir Directors: 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 2019: March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, August 31, October 5, November 2, November 30.

ENGLISH DIVINE LITURGY: 11:00 a.m. First Sunday of the month. In 2019: March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1.

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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