Sunday, August 27th will be a big day in the life of our parish. Two unrelated young adults will be received in the Orthodox Church and will become communicant members of Holy Cross parish. Shelby will be baptized into Christ and Jennifer will be received into the Church by chrismation, and both Shelby and Jennifer will receive their first Holy Communion. It will be a blessed day!
At Holy Cross parish our mission is “To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who do not know Him and the fullness of the Apostolic Faith to those who do.” On Sunday we will have a object demonstration that we are fulfilling both aspects of this mission. Shelby has never been baptized and is coming to Christ for the first time, and Jennifer is being received into the fullness of the Apostolic Faith from the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. May God grant them every grace and blessing!
This Sunday is also our monthly Potluck Luncheon. As always, members of our church family are asked to bring a Main Dish, or a Side Dish and a Desert. Visitors are our guests and do not have to bring a thing. There is always plenty of good food and warm fellowship so please be sure to invite family and friends. The public is invited, and everyone is welcome!
THREE NEW WESTERN RITE CHURCH-PLANTS
Two new Western Rite mission-churches will hold their first Services this Sunday, August 27th. They are St. Genevieve of Paris in St. Louis, Missouri and St. Patrick of Ireland in Seattle, Washington. Then, on September 2nd, a third new mission-church, St. Gregory the Great in Seattle will hold its inaugural Service.
Two church-plants in Seattle, Washington? Yes! They are about ninety minutes apart so it was thought best to have two congregations rather than trying to combine them. One is made made up of former traditional Roman Catholics and the other of former traditional Anglicans. Both of these congregations were organized by laypeople, and the Orthodox Church has sent a Western Rite priest from Maine to pastor them both. He has taken housing in between the two mission-churches.
The St. Louis congregation is led by a cleric who graduated from Roman Catholic seminary and was with a traditionalist priestly society, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, before entering the Orthodox Church. May God grant all three of these new churches every grace and blessing, and great success in their Work!
Sunday Matins is at 9:15 AM, followed by the Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist at 10:00 AM, with our monthly potluck luncheon following the Liturgy. We are a faithful, friendly and vibrant parish, and we have a place for you! Everyone is always welcome. Come, and invite your family and friends. They will be blessed!
HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHURCH
7545 Main Street
Ralston, Nebraska 68127