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Bulletin: September 22, 2019-First Sunday After the Holy Cross. Gospel of the Miraculous Catch.

 

Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church Bulletin. September 22, 2019.

First Sunday After the Holy Cross. Gospel of the Miraculous Catch.

Commemoration of the Holy Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope. Commemoration of the Holy Apostle Codratos of Magnesia and Jonas the Prophet.

Thank you to everyone who helped prepare and volunteer to make our annual festival a huge success. Thank you also to those who purchased raffle tickets, donated items, and attended. It is wonderful to see our community gather as a family of faith and welcome so many people. God bless everyone your love and dedication to your Church.

 Saint Anne’s Melkite Catholic Cathedral Festival. Friday, September 20, Saturday, September 21, Sunday, September 22, 2019. 7:00 p.m.-midnight. 11211 Moorpark St, North Hollywood, CA 91602. (818) 761-2035. melkitesinlosangeles.org

 Our Eastern Christian Formation (Sunday School) program for all children in Kindergarten to grade 8 will start on Sunday, October 6, 2019. We need teachers and assistants for each class. Please contact the office if you are interested in teaching our wonderful children or to register your children. We still need help with the first and third grades.

  -On September 22, we will have a special blessing and commissioning of all our Catechist teachers. Following the Divine Liturgy all the teachers will meet to finalize the calendar and details of the program.

   -On September 29, we will meet with all the parents to introduce the teachers and review the calendar and program.

 Father François Beyrouti’s Homily podcasts are now available on iTunes and other Podcasts. You can listen and subscribe to the homilies on YouTube.com/MelkiteTV or these podcasts: Apple’s iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and TuneIn + Alexa, Google Podcast, and iHeart Radio podcasts.

   If you would like to receive the emailed weekly parish bulletin or homily please sign up on our website (HolyCrossMelkite.org) or contact the office. Most recent homilies by Father François Beyrouti:

   -“Actions are Bigger than Words.” September 15, 2019.

   -“Aligning Actions to Values.” September 8, 2019.

   -“A New Reason to Forgive.” September 1, 2019.

   -“Forgive: What, How, and Why.” August 25, 2019.

   -“Living the Spiritual Disciplines,” Posted August 19. Presentation at Saint Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral on July 12, 2019.

   -“Easier to Focus than not to?” August 11, 2019.

   -“How to See More?” August 4, 2019.

 All Holy Cross Church parishioners are invited to these two free events at Christ Cathedral (13280 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840). To register please call Holy Cross Church office:

   Saturday, September 21. 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Stewardship Renewal Workshop. Diocesan Pastoral Center Room 1F. Hospitality provided. Open to all parishioners especially deacons, parish leaders, volunteers, and everyone interested in the health and future growth of the parish.

   Saturday, October 12. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Three bishops will lead presentations on the direction of the Diocese of Orange and the increased focus on Evangelization and Faith Formation within the context of the Diocesan Strategic Plan. Everyone is invited to this historic event. There will be keynote talks and short sessions that focus on the call to discipleship, the call to live the life in Christ, and that every baptized person has to be an evangelizer. The journey of becoming “one who evangelizes” involves call, conversion, conviction, witness and service. 8:30 a.m. Welcome. 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Mass in the Cathedral. 10:45 am-11:15 am. Keynote Speaker. 11:30 am-12:15 pm. General Session.

 Friday, November 1 to Sunday, November 3, 2019. Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh (bcs.org), is hosting a “Come and See” Retreat of Discovery for men, ages 18 to 35, single or married, who may be considering a vocation to the priesthood.

 Women’s Silent Retreat November 8-10, 2019. Come away to beautiful Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra, and in the silence, pray, sort out what lies in front of you, or simply retreat from all that is worldly. The theme is Come Holy Spirit “He will guide you to all truth” John 16:13. Select one of three options for attendance: stay the entire weekend in the serenity of this place, or commute daily from your home, or come just for the day on Saturday. Prices vary accordingly, and scholarships may be available. For information, please contact Holy Cross Church office.

 Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral (2300 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057) will be hosting its annual Mediterranean Festival. Saturday, October 5 from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, October 6 from 12 pm-9 pm. Admission is $3. There will be delicious mediterranean food and desserts, live entertainment, great games for kids, booths for shopping, and more! For more information, please visit lamedfest.org.

Hymns: (See our Church’s website for Audio Recordings: holycrossmelkite.org/Melkite-hymns)

   Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 6). The angelic powers were around Your tomb, and the guards became as dead, and Mary stood at the tomb, seeking Your spotless body; Then You despoiled Hades without being tried by it, and You met the Virgin O Bestower of life. O Lord, who rose from the dead, glory to You!

   Troparion of the Holy Cross  (Tone 5). O Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance, granting peace to the world. And preserve Your community by the power of Your Cross.

   Kondakion of the Mother of God (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: 2 Corinthians 4:6-15. Mark Bergeon will read today’s Epistle. If you would like to read the Epistle please contact the office.

Gospel: Luke 5:1-11. Full reading below.

 Today’s Divine Liturgy is celebrated for the repose of the souls of:

   Sayeda Haddad (September 17, 2018). 1 year memorial.

   Rafaat Salim Sawouq (September 17, 2019), Father Gerasimos Murphy (September 14, 2019), Issa Abdalahad (September 13, 2019), George Youssef Sidhom (September 2, 2019), Almasd Yeretsian (August 31, 2019), Beverly Joy Piprah (August 29 2019), Teri Lynn Armenta (August 23, 2019).

the health, safety, and salvation of:

   Robert Bremer, Oscar Chahine, Nicola Gambino, Jihad Haddad, Rose Ann Hammond, Odette Kateb, Lizbeth Lira and family, Helen Lum, Laura Mashni, Nada and Issa Nesheiwat, Amira Qseisieh, Rafat Sawouq, Marie Semaan, Florence Shaib, Robert Shingledecker, Yasmine Tashman.

   For vocations to the priesthood, monastic life, and lay parish ministries.

   For peace in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and all the troubled regions around the world.

 Scripture Memory:

“For we know that the one who raised up the Lord Jesus will raise us up also together with Jesus, and will place us with you” (2 Corinthians 4:14).

  “Do not be afraid; from now on you shall catch men” (Luke 5:10).

 The Melkite Eastern Catholic Community at Saint Kilian’s Roman Catholic Church. Please invite your family and friends and remind everyone in the area. 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 October 13, at Saint Kilian’s. 26872 Estanciero Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (off Marguerite Parkway).
  2019 dates: 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 at Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church every Sunday at 9:55 a.m.-10:45 a.m. “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.

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, October 6, 2019. 1:00 p.m. Kayaking at Kayaks on the Water (5411 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803).

   -Thursday, October 24, 2019. 7:30 p.m. Potluck and Movie Night at Holy Cross Church (451 W. Madison Ave., Placentia, CA 92870).

Isaiah House Women’s Shelter Volunteer Opportunity. Next date: Sunday, September 29, 2019. Holy Cross Church prepares and serves a meal for the women at Isaiah House (316 South Cypress Avenue, Santa Ana) 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 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.

   2019 dates: Sunday, September 29, Saturday, October 26, Saturday, November 23, and Sunday, December 29.

   If you would like to sponsor or volunteer for this event, please contact the Church office.

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 is overwhelmed by the awareness of God’s great love for him and wants to share that experience with everyone. Christ tells us that true life comes from surrendering to Him and following Him. Both are basic elements in our Christian Faith. Let us pray for an increase of vocations to the priesthood and monastic life so that we may continue to have messengers of this great joy among us.            

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 Catholic 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:

   -Thursday, September 19, 2019 Building Fund: $1,550 donation + $950 festival + $30 food sales + $100 house blessing = $2,630.

   -Sunday September 15, 2019 Collection: $1,444 in 27 envelopes (average of $53 per envelope) + $137.00 loose plate = $1,581.

  -Sunday September 15, 2019 Mission Viejo Divine Liturgy collection: $557.

   -Friday September 13, 2019 collection: $605.

   -Sunday September 8, 2019 collection: $1,676 in 25 envelopes (average of $67 per envelope) + $205 cash in plate = $1,881

   -Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Building fund deposit: $3,100 + $4,300 Festival = $7,400.

   -Sunday September 1 collection: $1784 in 33 envelopes (average of $54 per envelope) + $316 loose plate = $2,100.

   -Wednesday August 28. Building fund deposit: $1,290.

   -Sunday August 25 collection: $1,762 in 33 envelopes (average of $53 per envelope) + $438 cash in plate + $400 baptism = $2,600.

   -Wednesday August 21. Building fund deposit: $3,785. $600 house blessings, $1,060 festival raffle sales, $2,125 donations.

   -Sunday, August 18 collection: $1,038 in 37 envelopes (average of $28 per envelope) + $281 cash in plate = $1,319.

   -Wednesday August 14. Building fund deposit: $5,285.

   -Sunday, August 11 collection: $1850 in 37 envelopes (average of $50 per envelope) + $153 cash in plate + $114 candles = $2,117.

   -Sunday August 11. Mission Viejo Divine Liturgy: $554.

 Total deposits in the past four months: May: $22,573, June: $27,964, July: $19,749, August: $26,398, September: $17,262.

 Sample Holy Cross Church Expenses: 

   $54.21 paid September 17, 2019. American Sanitary Supply.

   $47.68 paid September 17, 2019. Printing Costs for printer

   $139.81 paid September 3, 2019. American Sanitary Supply.

    $69.00 paid on August 26, 2019. Toner for offce printers.

   $300.00 paid on August 26, 2019. Church cleaning services.

   $32.88 paid on August 23, 2019. So Cal Gas.

   $4,500 paid on August 20, 2019. Accounting Services.

   $318.03 paid on August 13, 2019. General Wax and Candle.

   $50.54 paid on August 13, 2019. Sparkletts.

   $132.00 paid on August 6, 2019. Christopherson Fire Protection.

 Calendar:

Saturday, September 21.

   5:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy. Memorial for Rafaat Salim Sawouq (September 17, 2019).

   The Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church Community offer our condolences to the family of the servant of God, Rafaat Salim Sawouq, who was born on January 20, 1969 in Irbid, Jordan and reposed in the Lord on September 17, 2019 in Amman, Jordan. We extend our condolences to the entire family and in particular his parents, Saleem and Wardeh, his wife Rana Youssef Sweidan, his children Saleem and Miral, and his siblings, Malak (Michel Sadik), Ehab (Ruba Haddadin), Father Nader, Marlin, Majdi, Rozine, Laura, and Nevine. The memorial Divine Liturgy will be on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church (451 West Madison Avenue. Placentia, CA 92870-4537). Coffee follow in the Church hall. May his memory be eternal.

   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).

 Sunday, September 22.

   9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).

   9:55 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Choir practice.

   11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. We will have a special blessing and commissioning of all our Eastern Christian Formation (Sunday school) Catechist teachers.

   12:15 p.m. Meeting for all the teachers to finalize the calendar and details of the Eastern Christian Formation (Sunday School) program.

   12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. College Ministry discussion on Matthew Kelly’s book, Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic.

 Saturday, September 28.

   4:30 p.m. Confession.

   5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

 Sunday, September 29

   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. Meeting for all the parents who have children in kindergarten to grade 8 to introduce the teachers and review the calendar and program for the Eastern Christian Formation (Sunday School) program.

   12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. College Ministry discussion on Matthew Kelly’s book, Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic.

   12:30 p.m. Join us today for breakfast: crepes with fruits or manakish with tomatoes and cucumbers, and coffee or tea. $5. All proceeds will go to purchase items for our Christmas boutique sale which will be every Sunday from December 1-22.

 If you would like to sponsor or volunteer for Isaiah House Catholic Worker’s Women’s shelter, please contact the Church office.

   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.

Saturday, October 5.

   9:00 a.m. Holy Cross Church in collaboration with St. Martin de Porres Pro-Life ministry. Join your friends in Christ as we pray the rosary in front of Planned Parenthood to end abortion. Rosary begins at 9:00 am. We meet at 700 S. Tustin Ave in Orange. For further information, please contact the office. We look forward to the day when our powerful prayers will close the doors of Planned Parenthood.

    5:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy in Arabic at Holy Cross Church.

 Sunday, October 6

   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. First day for our Eastern Christian Formation (Sunday School) program for children in kindergarten to grade 8.

   12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. College Ministry discussion on Matthew Kelly’s book, Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic.

   1:00 p.m. Young Adults Group for ages 21-35. Kayaking. Kayaks on the Water (5411 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803).

    3:00-4:30 p.m. Annual National Life Chain Prayer Event in defense of Human Life. Signs are provided. Fullerton @ Euclid and Orangethorpe Avenue. Please join us and thousands of others across our nation as we stand in a prayerful and peaceful public witness on behalf of abortion's many victims. Since 1973, over 55 million preborn American babies, almost one-third of our current generation have been killed by surgical abortions, while many others have been killed by abortifacient chemical birth control. Pray for a respect of all human life.

 Friday, October 11.

   6:00 p.m. Join us as we clean the hall, kitchen, cabinets, and storage area. Event organized by Our Lady’s Society.

 Saturday, October 12.

   4:30 p.m. Confession.

   5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

 Sunday, October 13.

   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. College Ministry discussion on Matthew Kelly’s book, Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic.

    5:45 p.m. Music practice in the Saint Kilian’s Church 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.

 Friday, October 18.

   7:00 p.m. Salad Night organized by Our Lady’s Society. Appetizers, Music, Dancing, and Raffle. $25.00. Call the Church office to purchase tickets.

 Saturday, October 19.

   4:30 p.m. Confession.

   5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

 Sunday, October 20

   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.

   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. College Ministry discussion on Matthew Kelly’s book, Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic.

   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.

 Readings for Sunday, September 22, 2019.

Prokimenon.

O Lord, Save your people and bless your inheritance!

Stichon: To you, O Lord, I have called: O my Rock, be not deaf to me!

 A Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians (4:6-15).

Brethren, God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts, to give enlightenment concerning the knowledge of God’s glory, shining in Christ Jesus’ face. But we carry this treasure in vessels of clay, to show that its superabundant power is God’s, and not ours. In all things we suffer tribulation but we are not destitute, we endure persecution but we are not forsaken, we are cast down but we do not perish: always carrying around in our body the dying of Jesus, so that the life also of Jesus may be made manifest in our bodily frame. For we, the living, are constantly being handed over to death for Jesus’s sake, that the life also of Jesus may be made manifest in our mortal flesh. Thus death is at work in us, but life in you.

But since we have the same spirit of faith, as shown in that which is written, I believed, and so I spoke, (Ps.115:1) we also believed, wherefore we also speak. For we know that the one who raised up the Lord Jesus will raise us up also together with Jesus, and will place us with you. For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace that abounds through the many may cause thanksgiving to abound for God’s glory.

ALLELUIA.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High abides in the shadow of the God of heaven.

Stichon: He will say to the Lord, “My wall, my refuge, my God in whom I will trust!”

 The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke the Evangelist (5:1-11).

At that time Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret. And he saw two boats moored by the lake, but the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. And getting into one of the boats, the one that was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And sitting down, he began to teach the crowds from the boat. But when he had stopped speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep, and lower your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered and said to him, “Master, the whole night through we have toiled and have taken nothing; but at your word I will lower the net.” And when they had done so, they caught a great number of fishes, but their net was breaking. And they called to their comrades in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw this, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord,” For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish they had made; and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you shall catch men.” And when they had brought their boats to land, they left all and followed him.

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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.

Administrative Assistant: Desi Ortiz.

Parish Hall Rentals: Hala Nakhoul (714) 920-6180.

Choir Directors: 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: October 5, November 2, December 7.

ENGLISH DIVINE LITURGY: 11:00 a.m. First Sunday of the month. In 2019: 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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