We have a number of Upcoming Events at Holy Cross parish. Everyone is invited, and visitors are always welcome.
SUNDAY POTLUCK — July 29
This coming Sunday is our monthly Potluck Luncheon. The luncheon immediately follows the Sunday Liturgy.
Visitors are our guests and do not have to bring a thing. There is always plenty of good food and warm fellowship, so be sure to invite family and friends. Everyone is welcome!
FAITH AND FAMILY NIGHT — Saturday, August 4
Saturday, August 4, is Faith and Family Night with the Omaha Storm Chasers at Warner Park. The first pitch is at 6:05 PM. We sold a lot of tickets for this annual event, and have great seats behind the net, between home plate and first base. Fireworks and a contemporary Christian music concert will follow the ball game. See you there!
METROPOLITAN HILARION’S VISIT — August 25 and 26
Metropolitan Hilarion, Ordinary of the Western Rite Communities and First Hierarch (Primate) of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) will be visiting Holy Cross parish on Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26. The Schedule is as follows:
Saturday, August 25
5:00 PM — Solemn Vespers, followed by a reception for the Metropolitan with light refreshments in our parish hall.
Sunday, August 26
9:15 AM — Formal Reception of the Metropolitan at the door of the church, followed immediately by Solemn Matins.
10:00 AM - Solemn Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist
A catered Luncheon in our parish hall in honor of the Metropolitan's visit will follow the Liturgy.
There is no charge for the reception on Saturday or the luncheon on Sunday, but a free will offering to help offset expenses will be taken. Everyone is invited to attend and visitors are always welcome, so be sure to invite family and friends.
SUMMER CHURCH PICNIC — Sunday, September 9
Our annual Summer Church Picnic will be held on Sunday, September 9, at Halleck Park in Papillion immediately after the Liturgy. There will be no Matins that day, and the Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist will be moved up to 9:30 AM. We have reserved the covered pavilion until 2:00 PM for this event. Our annual Summer Church Picnic is always a highlight in the life of our parish. Everyone has a great time, and there is always a lot of great food. The men of the parish will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs. There is no cost for the picnic, but a free will offering will be taken. As always, the public is invited so be sure to invite everyone you know.
FALL HAYRACK RIDE, BONFIRE, AND POTLUCK — October
While we haven’t confirmed the date yet, our annual Fall Hayrack Ride, Bonfire and Potluck at Santa’s Woods is fast approaching. As always, it will be on a Saturday evening in October. Everyone loves this fun event! I will let you know just as soon as we have the date and time confirmed.
FOOD DONATION TO THE OPEN DOOR MISSION
Our latest donation of food to the Open Door Mission totaled 342 pounds!!! As always, every ounce was contributed from within our parish. Thank you to everyone who gave, and a big thank you to Dr. Paul N. who coordinates this ministry and makes the deliveries. We have been supporting the Open Door Mission for many years, and have provided them with tons (and I mean that literally!) of much needed food.
Our parish food bins are now empty, so please bring a donation of food with you on Sunday so we can begin filling them again. The needs are great, and we can make a difference. Thank you!
Sunday Matins is at 9:15 AM, followed by the Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist at 10:00 AM, with our monthly Potluck Luncheon after the Liturgy. If you haven’t been to Holy Cross for a while, there is no better time to start back than this Sunday. If you have been thinking about visiting, we hope you will visit this week. Everyone is invited and visitors are always welcome. Join us for worship and remain for the Potluck Luncheon. You’ll be glad you came. We are a faithful, friendly and vibrant parish, and we have a place for you. See you on Sunday!
HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHURCH
7545 Main Street
Ralston, Nebraska 68127