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- Orthros: 8:00 AM
- Divine Liturgy: 9:00 AM

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- Saturday at 5:30 PM



"Christ is risen from the dead, trampling upon death by death, and granting life to those in the graves!"  A blessed Pascha to all!


Join us in The Oaks following Liturgy on Sunday, May 8. Please call/email the church to make reservations. Seating will be limited to the first 170. Cost will be $10 for adults, $5 for children (under 10 years) and hugs for Mom are free.

We enjoyed and participated in a great General Assembly yesterday after church services and thank our newly elected Parish Council President, Anastacia Stamates for her dedication and leadership along with the talented Parish Council members who serve with her in working with Father Peter and Father John in guiding our parish fulfill its vision and mission. There was much discussion on Stewardship and the need for everyone to increase their giving since our fixed expenses continue to increase as well.  TITHE! TITHE! TITHE is found in the Old Testament and continues as a guide in the New Testament as well. Holy Cross is a dynamic and progressive parish and will continue to set the standard for many parishes in the Metropolis.  However, to do so, we need everyone to increase their giving to meet the financial needs of our community. A minimum pledge of $2500 per year per family...that amounts to $50 a week is the goal for this year 2016.  For many of us living in the Peninsula this is very doable.  The average income here is $120,000 per year and at a 2% giving level, well you do the math. Any questions, send an email to Kali Sarakosti! Kalo Pascha!l Kali Anastasi!
In support of educational endeavors, the Philoptochos established the Very Reverend Dr. Leonidas C. Contos Fellowship. This monetary award is presented to a graduate student(s) pursuing graduate studies and has displayed Orthodox Christian values working within our church community. The award is possible through an endowment established by our Philoptochos in Father Leon’s memory.  If you are a graduate student and are pursuing continuing education and with your family have been a contributing member of the Holy Cross community, please email the Church office for an application. Deadline is September 1, 2016.

. . .  one or two tables at the phantabulous "Phantom of Fashions" Fashion Show and Luncheon on Sat., May 21, here at Holy Cross!  You no doubt received a mysterious black note (or you might just call it an invitation) from the Phantom of Fashions in the mail, and we urge you to RSVP and accept this invitation soon for a good seat! This Philoptochos-sponsored extravaganza will sparkle like a new chandelier, send your taste buds swooning, and raise money for scholarships and charity.  Info: visit us and like us on Facebook:  or contact Laura Jadelrab, (650) 678-0336, or


Friday, May 6 – Life-Giving Spring – 8 AM, Orthros, 9 AM, Divine Liturgy

Saturday, May 7 – 5:30 PM, Great Vespers and Confessions

Sunday, May 8 – Sunday of Thomas – 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy

Saturday, May 14 – 5:30 PM, Great Vespers and Confessions


If you wish to serve in the Altar, please contact Konstantine Salmas.

Attention All Acolytes.  Please check with Konstantine or Father John for the current schedule. You may serve on Sundays when your group is not assigned, but on non-assigned days you must go to Religious Education after communion. If you are assigned, then all remain in the altar through the end of the Liturgy.  All groups are called to be there for: Thanksgiving Sunday, Christmas Eve, Saturday of Lazarus and Holy Week. 
Please check with your leader or co-leader for the current schedule.
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