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Metropolitan Kallistos Ware answering a question in regards to the "Ladder of Divine Ascent" by St. John Climacus at the end of his lecture on "Why Follow Christ?"
Announcements
Great Lent
Please check out the calendar of services below to see the full schedule for the Great Lent services next week.

The schedule of services for Holy Week are also on the website calendar. Please plan accordingly to take at least Friday, April 22nd off to be there for the services starting Thursday evening.

Consider attending as many as you can to fully immerse yourself in the life of the church as we continue to make our journey to Pascha. Likewise, if you have not already, please consider scheduling a time for confession as we approach the Day of Resurrection.
Parish Potluck this Sunday
Sunday, April 3rd after the Divine Liturgy

As a part of the new Coffee Hour and Fellowship Meal system, this Sunday, we will be having a parish potluck. Please everyone bring something for the parish to enjoy together in our community!
Stewardship
Offering your Time, Talents and Treasure
It's time to prayerfully consider your 2022 Stewardship offering to God. How will you offer your time, talents and treasure in the new year? With your support, our parish will continue to grow and thrive. Pick up a stewardship card from the narthex to make your pledge soon or if you would like to make your pledge or donate online, please fill out the new form on our website.

If you would like to stay engaged with the parish please fill out our Parish Membership Form online to update your contact information and let us know about any ministries you would like to be a part of!
 
Community News
Holy Cross Bookstore
The Bookstore opening was a great success and we hope it will continue to be a beneficial ministry and fundraiser for the parish.

If you would like to donate to the bookstore directly, have any questions, comments, or suggestions, there is a box and form you can fill out at the desk of the bookstore.

Likewise, if there are any books or icons of specific saints, or you would like to order a Saints Constantine and Helen shirt, please fill out the form too and we'll start looking to fill the order as well.

Prayer List

Please keep in your prayers the servants of God: Stefanos, Zander, Maro, Roger, Rommel, Stephanie, Samir, Demetria, Katerina, Irvin, Roula, Dale, Harriet, Pauline, Andreas, George, Nitsa, Georgia Nickolatos, Brandon, Anastasia, George, Stefanos, Pat, Bill, Michael, Dorothy, Rosa, Alberto, Amy. If you have anyone else you would like to add to this list, please email Joshua.

Please also pray for our Catechumens: Jorge Manzo, Dan Keller, Irma, Ishmael and Ermon Harris, Arthur Pena, Jason Cortez, Margaret Wen, Marco Antonio Ramos.

Worship Services
Great Vespers
Every Saturday at 5:00pm

Sunday of Saint John Climacus
Orthros 8:30am
Divine Liturgy 10:00am

For Sunday, April 3rd
Sunday of St. John Climacus 
Nicetas, Abbot of the Monastery of Medicium 
Joseph the Hymnographer 
Theodosia and Irene the Martyrs
Matins Gospel Reading: John 20:11-18 
Epistle Reading: St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 6:13-20 
Gospel Reading: Mark 9:17-31 
 
Daily Services for the Fourth Week of Lent
Monday, April 4th
Great Compline 5:00pm

Tuesday, April 5th
Vespers 5:00pm

Wednesday, April 6th
9th Hour Prayers & Presanctified Liturgy 5:00pm
Orthodox Faith and Life Class 7:00pm

Thursday, April 7th
Vespers 5:00pm

Friday, April 8th
3rd Hour Prayers & Presanctified Liturgy 9:00am
Vespers 5:00pm
Events
 Byzantine Chant Practice
Saturdays 4:00pm
 
Our new choir is learning the Byzantine tones and beautiful liturgical hymns of our Orthodox Church. Practice is every Saturday at 4pm before Great Vespers. Come join us! No prior experience necessary.  
Easter Bake Sale
If you would like to place an order for Easter breads and cookies for pickup on Palm Sunday (April 17th), please contact Magda at (707) 425-5165 or Deme at (707) 208-4605 to place your orders!
Save the Date- Parish Feast Day
Friday, May 20th at 5:00pm Vespers
Saturday, May 21st 8:30am Matins
10:00am Divine Liturgy

 
Save the date! Our parish feast day falls on a Saturday this year. We hope to see everyone there!

We are planning to fire up the newly installed pizza oven and fundraise for the Project Mexico ministry that day. 
 
Family Care Ministry
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