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Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church Bulletin.
April 7, 2019. Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt.

April 7. Commemoration of the Holy Martyr Kalliopos and of our Holy Father George, Bishop of Melitene. Kalliopos was crucified under Emperor Maximian. George died for his faith during the iconoclastic persecution.

Thank you to all those who attended our Falafel luncheon on March 31, 2019. We raised a total of $971. A special thanks to the Sayeh family, owners of the Kabab Grill Restaurant 6624 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA 92683 - kababgrillrestaurant.com, for sponsoring this event.

Fasting and Abstinence Guidelines. There are a variety of traditions regarding the forty day period of the Great Fast. A distinction needs to be made between fasting and abstinence. Fasting means not eating anything for a period of time. Abstinence is when certain foods are not eaten. The fast in the Melkite Catholic Church consists of the following:
(1) From Monday-Friday: A fast consisting of no food or drink from midnight until noon. The older and stricter discipline consists of no food or drink until after the evening service.
(2) Everyday: No meat, no fish with spines, or dairy until Easter Sunday. Shell fish are permitted as these were considered easier to catch and took less time to cook.
(3) Fish and wine are permitted on March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation (Eed-Al-Bishara), and on Palm Sunday.
Fasting encourages the faithful to simplify their life, eat less expensive food, and spend less time cooking. When this is done, the time saved can be used to pray more and to spend more time reading the Bible. As well, the extra money saved can be put towards charitable purposes. Most important, this should be a time of self-reflection, repentance, forgiveness, humility, virtue, acts of charity, and an increased sense of a total dependence on God.

On Fasting by St. John Chrysostom. The value of fasting consists not only in abstinence from food, but also in a renouncing of sinful practices. Do you fast? Give me proof of it by your works. If you see a poor man, take pity on him! If you see a friend being honored, do not envy him. Do not let only your mouth fast, but also the eye and the ear and the feet and the hands and all members of your bodies. Let the hands fast, by being free from greed. Let the feet fast, by ceasing to run after sin. Let the eyes fast, by observing modesty and disciplining them not to glare at that which is sinful. For it would be an instance of the highest ridiculousness to abstain from meats and unlawful food because of the fast, but with the eyes to feed on what is forbidden. Let the ear fast, by not listening to evil talk and gossip. Let the mouth fast from foul words and unjust criticism. For what good is it if we abstain from birds and fish, and yet bite and devour our brothers?

Pots, Plants, and landscape rocks. We are regularly improving the look of the Church grounds. Within the last two years we planted many plants, flowers, and succulents.
As we prepare for Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Pascha, instead of purchasing flowers that wilt within a few days, consider donating an amount of your choice for us to purchase plants and pots. If you have plants and pots that you don’t need that would also be helpful. Thank you for your blessings.

Thank you for the following recent donations:
-March 31, 2019. $250 donation in memory of Edmond Goubran, for the Sunday after Easter Parish luncheon.
-March 31, 2019. $200.00 donation to purchase plants.
-March 30, 2019. $2073.77 donation from two families to purchase wood, materials, and equipment rentals for the courtyard pergolas.
-March 20, 2019. Donation of many miscellaneous maintenance items from La Purisima Roman Catholic Church in Orange.
-March 16, 2019. Full donation of 2 tractor rentals and labor to clear the overgrown weeds in back lot and level the area.
-March 15, 2019. $1050.00 full donation for 6 outdoor picnic tables.
-March 14, 2019. $100.00 donation to purchase plants.
-March 13, 2019. $673.92 full donation for printing of new service books and envelopes.
-March 12, 2019. $1537.20 full donation for a new Canon XA30 high definition video camera, equipment, and installation.
-March 6, 2019. $769.44 full donation for plants, planters, paint, and renovation items purchased from Lowe’s.
-March 6, 2019. $558.38 full donation for wood planks and materials for new shelving in storage room.
We are very grateful for everyone’s continued generosity and support in many ways.

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April 6, 2019. 2:00-4:00 p.m. “Unplanned.” Special Movie Showing at Starlight Cinema City Theatres. 5635 East La Palma Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92807. This movie will be showing in many local theatres from March 29, 2019. St. Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church’s Respect Life and Family Ministry is hosting a special showing of "Unplanned"- a movie about the youngest clinic director in the history of Planned Parenthood, who has a life-changing experience that turns her into a pro-life activist. Fr. Sy Nguyen will give an introduction prior to the movie. The $5 special ticket price is only available until March 25, 2019 at unplannedmoviesmdpyl.eventbrite.com.

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 April 7, 2019, at Saint Kilian’s. 26872 Estanciero Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (off Marguerite Parkway).
2019 dates: April 7, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 15, 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).

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. For further details contact the office or see calendar for event details (holycrossmelkite.org/ministries/college-ministry).

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:
Sunday, April 7: 12:15 p.m. Young Adults Group for ages 21-35. Review Sunday Readings and Sky Zone Trampoline Park (1301 N Kellogg Dr., Anaheim, CA 92807).

Eastern Christian Formation (Sunday School) program for all children in Kindergarten to grade 8 is after the Sunday Divine Liturgy.

Isaiah House Women’s Shelter next date: Saturday, April 27, 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: 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.

A 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, Saint Paul reminds us that God is near. We are encouraged to be open to recognizing Him and finding our strength and consolation in Him. In the Gospel, the people encountered Christ on Palm Sunday – but not in the way they had been expecting. Our priests should help us to be attentive and find Christ in all the unexpected ways that He comes to us in our daily life. Pray for your vocation and for many to answer God’s call 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. 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, March 10 Mission Viejo collection: $546 in 11 envelopes (average of $50 per envelope) + $56 cash = $601.
-Wednesday, March 13 building fund deposit: $4,107.
-Sunday, March 17 collection: $1,020 in 31 envelopes (average of $33 per envelope) + $216 cash + $249 candles = $1,485.
-Wednesday, March 20 building fund deposit: $2,279.
-Sunday, March 24 collection: $2,138 in 47 envelopes (average of $45 per envelope) + $181 cash + $171 candles = $2,490.
-Wednesday, March 27 building fund deposit: $1,593.
-Sunday, March 31 collection: $1,608 in 41 envelopes (average of $39 per envelope) + $237 cash + $152 candles = $1,997.
-Wednesday, April 4 building fund deposit: $1,800.

Total deposits in the past four months: January: $24,729, February: $20,291, March: $21,132, April: $1,800.

Sample Holy Cross Church Expenses:
$466.59 paid on March 4, 2019 for Golden State Water Company.
$435.05 paid on March 11, 2019 for So Cal Edison Electricity.
$72.18 paid on March 11, 2019 for So Cal Gas Company.
$34.74 paid on March 11, 2019 for So Cal Edison Electricity.
$1,086.37 paid on March 11, 2019 for General Wax and Candle Supplies.
$92.02 paid on March 12, 2019 for So Cal Gas Company.
$244.09 paid on March 19, 2019 for General Wax and Candle Supplies.
$171.94 paid on March 21, 2019 for Republic Trash services.
$118.63 paid on April 1, 2019 for Printer lease and services.

Hymns: (See our Church’s website for Audio Recordings: holycrossmelkite.org/Melkite-hymns)
Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 5). Let us, O faithful, praise and worship the word, coeternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our Salvation; for He was pleased to be lifted in the flesh upon the cross and to endure death and to raise the dead by His glorious resurrection.
Troparion of our Mother Mary of Egypt (Tone 8). In you, O Mother Mary, the faithful image of God shone forth, for you carried your cross and followed Christ. You taught by your deeds how to spurn the body, for it passes away and how to value the soul, for it is immortal. Wherefore your soul is forever in happiness with the angels.
Troparion of the Holy Cross (Tone 2). O Lord save your people and bless your inheritance, granting peace to the world; and protect your community by the power of your Cross.
Kondakion of the Annunciation. 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: Hebrews 9:11-14. Full reading below. If you would like to read the Epistle please contact the office.
Gospel: Mark 10:32-45. Full reading below.

Today’s Divine Liturgy is celebrated for the repose of the souls of:
Salwa George Estephan (April 4, 2019), Filip Vink (March 22, 2019), Amaal Sabbagh (March 21, 2019), Gus Christopoulos (March 6, 2019), Issa Ibrahim Eid (March 2, 2019), Nada Nesheiwat (March 2, 2019), Manuel Gonzales (March 1, 2019), Abdalla Fadel Nader, Hanna Darouze (February 28, 2019), Tony Yacoub Fahel (April 11, 2005), Yousef Yacoub Fahel (April 1, 1994), Mussa Yacoub Fahel (April 9, 1983).
the health, safety, and salvation of:
Rosalia Arroyo, Joseph Estephan, Floyd Genadry, Noha Jarjoura, Said Saghbini, Bassem Sidhom, Marie Semaan, Sabat Semaan, Florence Shaib, baby Isaac.
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:
“For if the sprinkling of defiled persons with the blood of goats and bulls and with the ashes of a heifer sanctifies for the purification of the flesh, [14] how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify your conscience from dead works to serve the living God” (Hebrews 9:13-14).

“Jesus called them to him and said to them, ‘You know that those who are supposed to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. [43] But it shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant [44] and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. [45] For the Son of man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many’ ” (Mark 10:42-45).

Friday, April 5.
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m. Final Akathist Hymn.

Saturday, April 6.
9:30 a.m. “Be My Witness” leadership team meeting.
5:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy in Arabic.

Sunday, April 7. Special Collection today for the Holy Land.
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).
9:55 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy in English.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Eastern Christian Formation/Sunday School for children in kindergarten to grade 8.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12.
12:15 p.m. Young Adults Group for ages 21-35. Review Sunday Readings and Sky Zone Trampoline Park (1301 N Kellogg Dr., Anaheim, CA 92807).
12:15 p.m. College Ministry: Join Young Adults Group for ages 21-35. Review Sunday Readings and Sky Zone Trampoline Park (1301 N Kellogg Dr., Anaheim, CA 92807).

2:30 p.m.-5:30 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, April 8.
7:00 p.m. Great Compline.

Wednesday, April 10.
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m. Pre-Sanctified Liturgy.

Thursday, April 11.
2:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. House blessings.
7:00 p.m. Festival organization and preparation meeting. Open to everyone.

Friday, April 12.
2:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. House blessings.

Saturday, April 13. Lazarus Saturday.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. (In the Church)
12:30 p.m. Volunteer day: Set-up tents, tables, palms, decorations, flowers, and other items.
If you have palms in your yard that you can prune, please bring some to Church anytime today or tomorrow.
4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Confession (In the Church).
5:00 p.m. Triumphal Entry Vespers (In the Church).

Sunday, April 14. Palm Sunday.
9:55 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy, Blessing of Palms and Procession (In the large covered tent). After the Divine Liturgy, we need everyone to help clean-up and realign the chairs in the tent.
12:30 p.m. Bake Sale organized by “Our Lady's Society.”
No ECF/Sunday School or Youth Ministry spiritual discussion.

Monday, April 15. Great and Holy Monday.
7:00 p.m. Bridegroom Service (In the Church).

Tuesday, April 16. Great and Holy Tuesday.
6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Confession (In the Church).
7:00 p.m. Bridegroom Service (In The Church).

Wednesday, April 17. Great and Holy Wednesday.
6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Confession (In the Church).
7:00 p.m. Mystery Of Holy Anointing (In the Church).

Thursday, April 18. 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, April 19. 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. Please come 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, April 20. 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 (In the Church).
10:00 p.m. Hajmeh, Resurrection Matins, and Divine Liturgy. Following the Divine Liturgy, we will bless the bread and eggs.

Sunday, April 21. Great and Holy Pascha/Easter Sunday. The Feast of The Resurrection of Christ.
9:55 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy of the Holy Resurrection (In the Church). Christ is Risen. Al-Maseeh Qaam.
-No ECF/Sunday School or Youth Ministry meeting.

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

Sunday, April 28.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
10:00 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. Special Catholic Home Missions collection. For further information visit: usccb.org
12:30 p.m. Annual Holy Cross Church post-Easter Parish Luncheon. Kabob and chicken BBQ with drinks. $20.00 for adults and $10 for children. Music, jumpers and an Easter Egg hunt.

Readings for Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Prokimenon (Tone 8)
Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them; let all round about bring gifts to the awesome God.
Stichon: God is renowned in Judah; in Israel great is his name.

A Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews 9:11-14.
BRETHREN, when Christ appeared as the high priest of the good things to come (Cf.Lv.16: 14; 19: 4), he entered once for all through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made by hands (that is, not as a part of the present creation), nor again by virtue of blood of goats and calves, but by virtue of his own blood, into the sanctuary, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the sprinkled ashes of a heifer sanctify the unclean for the cleansing of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ (Cf. Rv. I: 5), who through the Holy Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God!

Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation.
Stichon: Let us greet him with thanksgiving; let us joyfully sing psalms to him.

The Holy Gospel According to St. Mark 10:32-45. (The greatest in the Kingdom)
At that time Jesus took the Twelve, and began to tell them what would happen to him, saying, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the Scribes; and they will condemn him to death, and will deliver him to the Gentiles; and they will mock him, and spit upon him and scourge him, and put him to death; and on the third day he will rise again.” And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him, saying, “Master, we want thee to do for us whatever we ask.” But he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” And they said, “Grant to us that we may sit, one at thy right hand and the other at thy left hand, in thy glory.” But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking for. Can you drink of the cup of which I drink, or be baptized with the baptism with which I am to be baptized?” And they said to him, “We can.” And Jesus said to them “Of the cup that I drink, you shall drink; and with the baptism with which I am to be baptized, you shall be baptized; but as for sitting at my right hand or at my left, that is not mine to give, but it belongs to those for whom it has been prepared.” And when the ten heard this, they were at first indignant at James and John. But Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers among the Gentiles I lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. But it is not so among you. On the contrary, whoever wishes to become great shall be your servant; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be the slave of all; for the Son of Man also has not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

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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.

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.

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.

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.


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