Bulletin: July 12, 2020. Sixth Sunday After Pentecost.

Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church Bulletin. July 12, 2020.
Sixth Sunday After Pentecost. Healing of the Paralytic at Capernaum.

Re-Opening Rules for Church and Hall per California State Laws for COVID-19.
For your safety and the safety of those around you please observe the following guidelines:

1. You must wear a face mask at all times, Sanitize your hands before entering the church, and maintain 6 ft distance from non-family members.

2. The pews in the church have been marked in an effort to maintain social distancing. Please do not remove barriers and sit in a row that has NOT been roped off. The seats in the hall have been placed in a manner that will accommodate social distancing. Our ushers will be happy to assist.

3. Front door in the church is for entrance only. Please exit from the door near the altar for one-way flow.

4. No sharing of books during service.

5. Communion is one line only while maintaining the required 6 feet safe distance.

6. Crying Room is for families with children only.

7. No holding or shaking hands during the Divine Liturgy.

8. Please submit your offering in the offertory box available by the front door entrance of the church or donate online at: holycrossmelkite/donate

We are very thankful for all the volunteers and donors who helped make the Pergola and courtyard dream come true. We now have a beautiful open space area which we will be able to use for outdoor prayers, events, and gatherings. If you would like to donate towards the cost of the painting and courtyard work please contact the office. Thank you.

July 12. Commemoration of the Holy Martyrs Proclus and Hilarion.
Proclus and Hilarion were martyred under Emperor Trajan (98-117).

We have exciting news: To make it easier for you to support our parish and the important ministries we provide, Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church is using Faith Direct, the leading electronic giving (eGiving) program for Catholic churches across the country. You can register for a recurring or one time donation at: HolyCrossMelkite.org/Donate
We appreciate your ongoing generosity.

Holy Cross Church is here for you and your family during this difficult time. If you need any groceries, have any medical needs, or need assistance in any way please contact the office.

The Church is available for private prayer and we are carefully practicing social distancing. If you wish to spend some private time with the Lord in Church, go to confession, or receive communion please contact us.

Our Weekly Online Prayer and Faith Nourishment Schedule.
Monday-Friday. 11:00-11:20 a.m. Daily Prayers on Facebook live and Youtube live.
Visit: YouTube.com/HolyCrossMelkite or Facebook.com/HolyCrossMelkite

Every Monday and Thursday from 5:00-6:30 p.m. A Journey Through the Gospel of St. Luke, led by Father François Beyrouti. Open to all age groups. July 9 (Luke 15), July 13 (Luke 16), etc. Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86256912606 or call: (669) 900-9128. Meeting ID: 862 5691 2606.

Friday July 10, 11:30 a.m. Arabic Bible Study led by Deacon Elias Kashou. On Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81131094348 and at Holy Cross Church. Starting Friday July 17 Arabic Bible Study with Deacon Elias Kashou will be held at 6:00 p.m. only on zoom via the same link.

4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening Prayer) on Facebook live and Youtube live. Visit: YouTube.com/HolyCrossMelkite or Facebook.com/HolyCross

Weekly Arabic Divine Liturgy starting Saturday July 18, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

-10:00 a.m. Orthros (Morning Prayer).
-11:00 a.m. English Divine Liturgy on Facebook live and Youtube live. Visit: YouTube.com/HolyCrossMelkite or Facebook.com/HolyCrossMelkite

Continue to gather as a family for daily prayers, watch the live-stream prayers together, and spend time with each other reading the Bible.

Today’s Divine Liturgy is celebrated for the repose of the souls of:
Yasmin Khoury Beyrouti (July 6, 2020), Tony Maallouly (July 5, 2020), Wail Hanna (July 4, 2020), Edward Lutfi (June 28, 2020), Nick Aboody (June 22, 2020), Florence Boxley (June 16, 2020), Jamileh Assaf Bechara (June 7, 2020), Ibrahim El-Gharbi (June 5, 2020), Jamil Michel Kilzi (May 26, 2020), Evie Hajjar Calafat (May 26, 2020), Brother Maurus de Klerk (May 26, 2020), Father Francis Morrisey (May 23, 2020), George Haddad (May 22, 2020), Rima (Asfour) Haddad (April 19, 2020), Kaiser Sayes, Evon Sayes, Magdi Sayes, Marino Kilzi, Mary Mikhail (2013), Marie Mehanna (2008).
The health, safety, and salvation of:
Inaam Bottomley, Margaret Haddad, Carmen Italia, Isabella Hernandez, Boulous Ibrahim, Carmen Kassouf, Lily Marji, Violette Saghbini, Marie Semaan, Ramadan Shaban, Florence Shaib, May Williamann.
For peace in the United States of America.
For all those suffering from the Coronavirus and their families.
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:
“Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them” (Romans 12:11-14).

“The Lord then said to the paralytic, ‘Rise, take up your bed and go home.’ And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men” (Matthew 9:6-8).

Full Readings Below.
Epistle: Romans 12:6-14.
Gospel: Matthew 9:1-8.

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 the Holy Cross (Tone 1). 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 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.

Prokimenon (Tone 5)
You, O Lord, will keep us and preserve us always from this generation.
Stichon: Save me, 0 Lord, for there is no longer any holy man, for truthfulness has vanished from among the children of men.

A Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans.
BRETHREN, we have gifts differing according to the grace that has been given us, such as prophecy to be used according to the degree of faith, or ministry in ministering, or instruction in teaching, or exhortation in encouraging, or almsgiving in being generous with simplicity, or leadership in leading with discretion, or works of mercy in performing them joyfully.
Let love be without pretense. Hate what is evil. Hold to what is good. Love one another with fraternal charity, being the first to honor the other. Be not slothful in zeal; be fervent in spirit, serving the Lord, rejoicing in hope. Be patient in tribulations, persevering in prayer. Relieve the saints’ needs, practicing hospitality. Bless those who persecute you: bless, and do not curse!

Your favor, 0 Lord, I will sing forever; from generation to generation, my mouth will proclaim your faithfulness.
Stichon: For you have said, “My kindness is established forever.” In heaven you have confirmed your faithfulness.

The Holy Gospel According to St. Matthew the Evangelist (9:1-8).
At that time, getting into a boat, Jesus crossed over and came to his own town. And behold, they brought to him a paralytic lying on a pallet. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, “Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven you.” And behold, some of the Scribes said within themselves, “This man blasphemes.” And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you harbor evil thoughts in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise, and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins” then he said to the paralytic “Arise, take up your pallet and go to your house.” And he arose, and went away to his house. But when the crowds saw it, they were struck with fear, and glorified God who had given such power to men.

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:
-“The Right Mix for Chocolate Cake and Your Faith.” Sunday July 5, 2020.
-“Power and Responsibility.” Sunday June 28, 2020.
-“Wander Into Focus.” Sunday June 21, 2020.
-“How to Become a Family of Saints.” Sunday, June 14, 2020.
-“Are You a Saint?” Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Thank you for your ongoing generous donations:
-Tuesday July 7, 2020. deposit: Sunday offertory $1,794 + candles $157 = $1,951. Building fund deposit: $1,580 + eGiving Paypal $500 = $2,080. Charity account deposit: $125.

2020 deposits: April: $21,766, May: $25,322, June: $21,963, July: $13,714.

Sample Holy Cross Church Expenses:
$600.88 paid on July 02, 2020. Southern California Edison.
$30.51 paid on July 02, 2020. SoCal Gas.
$118.63 paid on June 26, 2020. Great America Financial Services.
$177.39 paid on June 20, 2020. Republic Services.
$121.64 paid on June 19, 2020. Sparkletts.

Listen to Melkite audio links on our parish website at holycrossmelkite.org/Melkite-hymns

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Holy Cross Melkite Catholic Church.
451 West Madison Avenue, Placentia, CA 92870-4537
Telephone: (714) 985-1710.
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Parish Web site: HolyCrossMelkite.org
Facebook Page: Facebook.com/HolyCrossMelkite
YouTube Page: Youtube.com/HolyCrossMelkite
Twitter: Twitter.com/HCMelkite

Pastor: Father François Beyrouti.
E-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.
Pastoral Director: Carol Nasr. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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.

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.

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.