Weekly Update - July 6

Quote of the Week

“Understand two thoughts, and fear them. One says, 'You are a saint,' the other, 'You won’t be saved.' Both of these thoughts are from the enemy, and there is no truth in them. But think this way: I am a great sinner, but the Lord is merciful. He loves people very much, and He will forgive my sins.“

— St. Silouan the Athonite (+1938)


Apostles' Fast

We continue the Apostles' Fast until the feast on 12 July. During this fast seafood is permitted, except on Wednesdays and Fridays when we follow a stricter fast. Please be reminded that if you are not observing the fast you may not partake of Holy Communion. Please communicate with Fr. Pimen if there are circumstances that are preventing you from fasting.


For Your Edification

Didactic Liturgy by Fr. Athanasius Iskander


Liturgical Services This Week

Tuesday: Divine Liturgy 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday: Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (followed by instruction about the Liturgy)

Friday: Divine Liturgy 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Saturday: Divine Liturgy 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Oceanside)

Saturday: Vespers 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday: Divine Liturgy 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Service Trip to Feeding America

We will have a service trip to Feeding America on 29 July. This can include children from ages 6 and up with a parent or other chaperone. For more information please contact Myrian Awadallah.


Families Forward Backpack Program

Holy Cross will participate in the Backpack program to help underprivileged families gather school supplies for children of families with mental problems.  A list of supplies needed is on the bulletin board in the social hall. For more information please contact Myrian Awadallah.


Dioceses Summer Retreats

The Diocese retreats for Highs school girls is fast approaching. For information please visit our upcoming events page and make sure to register on time!


Holy Cross Summer Club

Summer club for the children of the parish has begun! It will continue to meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. throughout the summer. For more details click here.


Summer Cooperative

Holy Cross announces the first year of its summer cooperative for elementary school children, grades 1-3.  The main goal of this service is to get parents involved.  This is not a drop-off summer camp; parents run the cooperative and they set the rules and activities. The group will meet every Thursday of the summer. For more details, please click here.


St. Photini Girls Group

Save the date: The Saint Photini Girls Group will visit Saint Barbara Monastery on Labor Day Weekend (5-7 September).  For details please contact Tasoni Maryann.


Agape Meal

Volunteers are needed for food sign-up and clean-up.  If you can help to provide food or help with clean-up please contact Tasoni Maryann.