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Bulletin: November 3, 2019. Fifth Sunday After the Feast of the Holy Cross.

Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church Bulletin. November 3, 2019.

Fifth Sunday After the Feast of the Holy Cross. Gospel of the Rich Man and Lazarus.

Commemoration of the Holy Martyrs Acepsimas, Joseph and Aeithalas. Dedication of the Church of the Great-martyr George in Lydda where his relics are enshrined.

 

 Christmas Boutique: Sundays, December 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2019.  Starts at 12:30 p.m. after the Divine Liturgy. Desserts, Christmas gift baskets, handmade accessories, mugs, crochet hats, homemade organic jam, and many more items. All profit will go directly to Church projects.

Father François Beyrouti’s Homilies. 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:

   -“How to Find Information and Formation in the Bible.” October 27, 2019

   -“Don’t Evangelize Before Doing This.” October 20, 2019.

   -“How to See the Spiritual Life?” October 13, 2019.

   -“I’m in Love.” October 6, 2019.

   -“Connect Personal and Communal Faith.” September 29, 2019.

   -“Excellence is the Only Option.” September 22, 2019.

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

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

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

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

   Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 4 ). The women disciples of the Lord, having learned from the angel the joyful announcement of the resurrection, and having rejected the ancestral sentence, proudly told the apostles: Death is despoiled. Christ God is risen, bestowing to the world great mercy.”

   Troparion of the Holy Cross  (Tone 2 ). O Christ our God, you are infinitely glorified for You established our fathers as radiant stars on earth. Through them, you led us to the true faith. O Most Merciful One, glory to You!

   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: Galatians 2:16-20. Tamer Kashou will read this Sunday’s Epistle.  If you would like to read the Epistle please contact the office.

Gospel: Luke 16:19-31. Full reading below.

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

   Kamal Gammoh (October 17, 2019), Sleiman Naber (October 17, 2019), Karim Dagher (September 28, 2019), Noha Gebara Lutfi (September 23, 2019), Najla Naber-Shaggura (September 22, 2019), Jennie Bergeron (October 15, 2016)

the health, safety, and salvation of:  

   Fr. Joseph Francavilla, Alexi Kashou, Lizbeth Lira and family, Bernardo Navarro, Father Saba Shofany, Elias George Abou Zeid.

   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:

“It is now no longer I who live, but Christ is living in me” (Galatians 2:20).

“They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them” (Luke 16:29).

The Melkite Eastern Catholic Community at Saint Kilian’s Roman Catholic Church. 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 November 10, at Saint Kilian’s. 26872 Estanciero Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (off Marguerite Parkway).
  2019 dates: 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).

Pray for Seminarian Mikhael Naddaf who will be blessed a Reader and Subdeacon on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Holy Transfiguration Melkite Catholic Church in McLean, Virginia. Keep him and his family in our prayers.

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, November 3. 1:00 p.m. “Dia de los Muertos Fiesta at the Muck”. Located at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave. Fullerton, CA 92833.

   -Sunday, December 1. 1:00 p.m. Hike (Location TBD).

Isaiah House Women’s Shelter Volunteer Opportunity. Next date: Saturday, November 23, 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: Saturday, November 23, 2019.  2020 dates: Saturday, January 25, Saturday, February 29, Sunday, March 29, Saturday, April 25,  Sunday, May 31, Saturday, June 27, Saturday, July 25, Sunday, August 30, Saturday, September 26, Saturday, October 24.   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. The rich man in the Gospel was not evil, he was simply blind and ignorant to the nature of his relationship with God and others.  Even Abraham commented on the need for someone to preach firmly the basic truths of the faith. Paul is excited about God’s love, salvation and plan for a fuller life for all people, and he wants to share that truth. Pray for an increase of vocations to the priesthood, that we might have messengers to bring us the Good News, and thus live the abundant life the Lord offers.

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 men and women 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.

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.

Thank you for your ongoing generous donations:

   -Wednesday, October 29. $1,905 building fund + $100 charity + $25 coffee + $390 Life-Teen event registration + $100 World Mission Sunday = $2,520.

   -Sunday, October 27, 2019 collection. $1,640 in 35 envelopes (average $47 per envelope) + $462 loose plate + $103 candles + $230 Eastern Christian Formation (Sunday school) registration = $2,435.

   -Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Building fund deposit: $2,100 donation + $86 coffee = $2,186.

   -Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Charity account deposit: $510 World Mission Sunday + $260 Adopt a child (Zibabdeh) program = $770.

   -Sunday, October 20, 2019 collection. $1,575 in 27 envelopes (average of $58 per envelope) + $561 loose plate + $157 candles = $2,288.

   -Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Building fund deposit: $2,660 donation + $29 coffee = $2,689.

   -Sunday, October 13, 2019. $2,747 in 39 envelopes (average $70 per envelope) + $222 loose plate + $95 candles + $100 memorial + $150 Sunday school = $3,314.

   -Sunday, October 13, 2019. Mission Viejo Divine Liturgy: $470 in 9 envelopes (average $52 per envelope) + $221 loose plate = $691.

   -Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Charity account deposit: $100.

   -Wednesday, October 9. 2019. Building fund deposit: $6,090 donations + $1,600 hall rental + $20 coffee + $200 house blessing + $760 festival donation = $8,670.

   -Sunday, October 6, 2019 collection. $1,885 in 29 envelopes (average $65 per envelope + $738 loose plate + $109 Candles = $2732

   -Sunday, September 29 collection. $1873 in 37 envelopes (average $50 per envelope) + $111 Candles = $1984.

   -Wednesday, September 25. Building fund deposit: $1,372 donation + $500 memorial = $1,872.

   -Sunday, September 22, 2019 collection: $1,485 in 33 envelopes (average of $45 per envelope) + $316 loose plate + $186 candles = $1,987.

Total deposits in the past four months: June: $27,964, July: $19,749, August: $26,398, September: $23,105, October: $33,026.

Sample Holy Cross Church Expenses: 

   $1600 paid for October 28-30, 2019 Amazing Parish Conference. Full price: $2100 - $250 (early registration discount) - $250 (grant from Amazing Parish).

   $2,535.36 (fully donated). Hotel rooms for Amazing Parish Conference.

   $40.63 paid November 7, 2019. SoCalGas.

   $118.63 paid November 1, 2019. Photocopier lease.

   $200.00 paid October 31, 2019. General cleaning.

   $107.53 paid October 31, 2019. American Sanitary Supply

   $2,004.26 paid October 29, 2019. Golden State Water Company.

   $200.00 paid October 28, 2019. Lawn and landscaping

   $177.18 paid October 15, 2019. Trash service.

   $210.00 paid October 15, 2019. Communication expense (Spectrum).

   $908.76 paid October 7, 2019. So. Cal Edison.

   $303.75 paid October 6, 2019. Our Sunday Visitor envelopes.

2019 Holy Cross Church Festival Financials. Net income: $20,327.75. $4,497.75 (festival) + $15,830 (raffle). Details below.

Festival Income: $28,185.

   Food and Drink Sales: $21,140. Shawarma: $3,920, Manaeesh: $3,336, Barbeque: $2,835, Falafel: $2,289, Sweets: $2,218, Beer and Wine: $1,621, Water and soda:

$1,411, Baked goods: $1,230, Crepes: $1,075, Hamburgers: $790, Jumpers: $415.

   Other income total: $7045. Cash donations: $6,045 and booth rental income: $1000.

   Donations in Kind: $4,548. $2,904 Security guards, $438 Propane, $360 Bottled water, $585 Food items, and $261 non-food items.

Festival Expenses: $23,687.25.

   Equipment: $11,259. Tents and fences: $5,637, DJ, singer and sound equipment: $2,800, Refrigerated container: $915, Jumpers: $650, Dumpster: $579, Food grinder $250, Shawarma machine $250, Licenses, permits, and postage: $178.

   Food: $12,428.25. Meat & chicken: $5,300.00, Shawarma preparation and serving: $2,352, Food ingredients: $2248.25 (Resturant Depot-$1,180.33, Altayebat Market-$1,015.72, and $52.20), Kitchen help for food preparation: $1,328, Victory Kenafa: $800, Pita bread: $400.

Raffle income: $15,830. Raffle ticket sales: $25,130 - Raffle payout: $9,300.

   Donations in kind for raffle: $2390. $1,700 Ring and $690 Gift certificates.

   Thank you for all your hard work and generous contributions. May God continue to bless you and your families for your outstanding generosity as we continue to build a healthy and holy future for our community.

Calendar:

Friday, November 1.

   7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy followed by a life testimony of Myrna Al-Akhras Nazzour. Since November 22, 1982, in the home of Myrna and Nicolas Nazzour in Soufanieh (Damascus), oil started to exude from a small replica of the icon of the Virgin of Kazan as well as from Myrna’s hands. On several occasions she has received the stigmata, ecstasies, visions, apparitions, and messages from our Lord and Blessed Mother. Join us for an evening of prayer for peace, conversion, and unity.

Saturday, November 2.

   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 (700 S. Tustin Ave, Orange) to end abortion. Rosary begins at 9:00 am. For further information, please contact the office. We look forward to the day when our powerful prayers will close the doors of Planned Parenthood.

   4:30 p.m. Confession.

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

Sunday, November 3.

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

   -1:00 p.m. Young Adults Group for ages 21-35 “Dia de los Muertos Fiesta at the Muck”. Located at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave. Fullerton, CA 92833.  For additional details, please contact Tony Helo (562)371-5466.

Saturday, November 9

   4:30 p.m. Confession.

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

Sunday, November 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. College Ministry discussion on Matthew Kelly’s book, Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic and study guide.

   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, November 15.

   7:00 p.m. Our Lady’s Society Salad Night. DJ, food, raffle, dancing, and much more. $25.00 per person. Please call the office for tickets.

Saturday, November 16.

   No confessions today.

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

Sunday, November 17.

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

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

   11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy.

   12:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Luncheon. Organized by Holy Cross Church Youth. Turkey plates, drinks, and desserts. $15.00 per plate.

   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 and study guide.

   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 the office.

Saturday, November 23.

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

   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.

   4:30 p.m. Confession at Holy Cross Church.

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

Sunday, November 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. College Ministry discussion on Matthew Kelly’s book, Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic and study guide.

Saturday, November 30.

   No confessions today.

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

   Arabic Divine Liturgy moved from November 30 to December 7. 5:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy in Arabic.

Sunday, December 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).

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

   12:30 p.m. Christmas Boutique every Sunday through Decembe 22, 2019.

   1:00 p.m. Young Adults Group for ages 21-35. Hike (Location TBD).

Saturday, December 7

   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. 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. Moved from November 30 to December 7. 5:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy in Arabic.

Readings for Sunday, November 3, 2019.

Prokimenon (Tone 4). How great are your works, 0 Lord! In wisdom you have wrought them all.

Stichon: Bless the Lord, 0 my soul! You are very great indeed, 0 Lord my God!

A Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians (2:16-20).

Brethren, we know man is not justified by the works of the Law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. Hence we also believe in Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the Law, because by the works of the Law no man will be justified. But if, while we are seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore the minister of sin? By no means. For if I rebuild the things I destroyed, I make myself a sinner. For through the Law I have died to the Law that I may live for God. With Christ I am nailed to the cross. It is now no longer I who live, but Christ is living in me. And the life I now live in the flesh, I live within the faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself up for me.

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.

The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke the Evangelist (16:19-31).

"There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted  sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Laz'arus, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Laz'arus in his bosom. And he called out, `Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Laz'arus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.' But Abraham said, `Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Laz'arus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.' And he said, `Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.' But Abraham said, `They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.' And he said, `No, father Abraham; but if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' He said to him, `If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.'"

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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: 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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