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There are a number of ministries here at Holy Cross that offer everyone an opportunity to serve and care for our Church as well as meet new members and families in the varied fellowship activities that are offered on a weekly basis. From participating in the weekly services schedule beginning with Great Vespers on Saturday evening at 5:30PM and Orthros and Divine Liturgy every Sunday beginning at 8:45AM, to weekday services commemorating the lives of the Saints, Holy Cross has a full Liturgical Life and welcomes everyone.  

In addition, our Youth activities begin with Religious and Greek Education, Youth groups that encourage fellowship, service, and witness in faith, learning of our culture and heritage through our Folk Dance Program, Basketball and Volleyball tournaments that offer good competition with other church teams throughout the Bay Area, Chant Group with instruction that meet weekly, Senior and Youth Choir that teach participants the hymns of our liturgical tradition, ORA Seniors that meet monthly and more.

Through these various ministries, our mission is to develop a community atmosphere that encourages friendships and transparency. Our goal is that we can continuously encourage one another to develop a deep love for one another, our Lord and His Church.

How to get connected:

1. Select a group that you are interested in.
2. Send an e-mail to the group leader or contact the church at (650) 591-4447 for more information.
3. Visit one of the group's meetings and ask to get involved.

Parish Council

Lay leaders of the community share in the ministry that has been entrusted to the Parish Priest and lay members of the church.  Members must be in good standing with the church for at least one year and are elected for a two-year term.  In their capacity as Parish Council members, they also share in the special task of the Church management, the planning of future projects of the parish, and bringing into action and cooperation as many members of the parish as possible.

2019 Parish Council officers:
Anastacia Stamates - President
Tassos Gianakakos - Vice President
Phil Louridas - Treasurer
Mark Rowen - Secretary

For more information contact: Mark Rowen - Secretary


The Philoptochos,  or the "Friends of the Poor", is an organization of Orthodox Christian women in our church that are dedicated to providing service and assistance to both individuals and groups in need. Much of the philanthropic and benevolent work associated with Holy Cross falls under the umbrella of our Philoptochos Chapter. From scholarships to family assistance, outreach, and international philanthropy, the Philoptochos of Holy Cross continues to set a standard to be emulated. The Philoptochos Board meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM. Dates of general meetings and other Philoptochos events are announced in the Sunday Bulletin and Cross Currents.

October 13-15 - Fall spiritual conference (Saint Nicholas Ranch)
November 5 - Saints Cosmas & Damianos collection
December 9 - Light the Path reception in Sacramento
December 10 - Christmas Tea
January 7 - Vasilopita
February 11 - Kids 'n' Cancer reception
March 3 - Membership Tea
April 6 - Epitaphios Collection
April 8 - Easter
April 28 - Fashion Show
June 17 - Father’s Day luncheon

Look for us on Facebook, or for more information contact:, Helene Nemchik - President 


Holy Cross parishioners are asked to assist to ensure that others have a positive experience while attending services.  Usher teams are responsible for assisting the priests with the Divine Liturgy and other services.

For more information contact: Christos Daskalakis

Benevolence Committee

Our Church's Benevolence Committee is composed of community members and members of the Parish Council. It administers the Benevolence Fund which was established to assist individuals or families who are in need of financial aid. Those in need may speak in confidence to our pastor.

For more information contact: Mary Pappas

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If you would like more information on these and other organizations here at Holy Cross, please contact the church office at 650-591-4447 ( or simply fill out the form below and submit.

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