Megan Wilson Reitz (Ms Megan) offers Children’s Liturgy of the Word for today, the Feast of the Ascension.
Fr. Michael Gurnick, Administrator of St. Malachi parish, offers a Mother’s Day greeting to all mothers and those who serve in motherly roles. He also shares a Mother’s Day blessing.
In addition, he invites all to come to the inside of St. Malachi Church This Sunday, May 10, 2020, between 10:00AM and Noon, for a brief moment of quiet prayer, to meet and greet friends, and to light a candle for a mother in your life.
For the feast of Good Shepherd Sunday, as we continue to shelter-at-home, St. Malachi Parish offers to you this prayer-song, Shelter Me, written by Fr. Michael Joncas.
Here is the prayer:
1. Shepherd and sheep, my God and I:
to fresh green fields you led my steps in days gone by.
You gave me rest by quiet springs
and filled my soul with peace your loving presence brings.
REFRAIN: O shelter me, O shelter me:
the way ahead is dark and difficult to see.
O shelter me, O shelter me:
all will be well if only you will shelter me.
2. Yet now I tread a diff’rent way;
death dogs my path with stealthy steps from day to day.
I cannot find your peaceful place
but dwell in dreary darkness, longing for your face.
3. I will look back in days to come
and realize your faithfulness has led me home.
Within your house I’ll find my peace,
trusting that in your mercy you have sheltered me.
We thank cantors Brian Marshall, Dorthy McCarthy, videographer Peter Toomey, and Director of Liturgy Charlene McElwee for this prayer.
All are invited to an on-line bible study focusing on the apostle St. Peter. We will be using the 10-part series, LECTIO Peter, on the FORMED platform. This amazing 10-part series is led by the President of the Augustine Institute, the renowned biblical scholar Dr. Tim Gray.
1. Each week, on your own, watch the assigned episode, then
2. Each Wednesday, from 6:30PM – 8:00PM, join the live videoconference on Google Meet
Registration: Send an email to Catechetical Leader Stephanie Pritts: Stephanie.P@StMalachi.org
We will send an email invitation to the Google Meet conference.
Avoid frustration — if you are new to FORMED, or to Google Meet, we will help!!! Ask, and we will schedule a practice session for you on TUESDAY to help with technical issues. If you are new to this, don’t wait until Wednesday at 6:30!!!
|4/29/2020||Session 1 – Put out into the Deep, and|
Session 2 – Caperneum-Village of Consolation
|5/6/2020||Session 3 – Faith Not Fear|
|5/13/2020||Session 4 – Peter the Rock|
|5/20/2020||Session 5 – Peter and the Keys|
|5/27/2020||Session 6 – In the Shadow of the Galilean|
|6/3/2020||Session 7 – Discipleship at a Distance|
|6/10/2020||Session 8 – Peter and Pentacost|
|6/17/2020||Session 9 – Peter bar Jonah|
|6/24/2020||Session 10 – Peter’s Way of the Cross|
Fr. Gurnick offers this videogram to the parishioners of St. Malachi, and to all those on the Near West Side of Cleveland, on this Feast of Divine Mercy.
Divine Mercy was established as a Feast in the year 2000 on the occasion of the millennium, and on the day that he canonized Sr. Maria Faustina Kowalski as the apostle of Divine Mercy.
EWTN will feature a videocast Mass today from the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Here is the schedule:
12 Noon – 1:30PM: Preview show
1:30PM – 3:00PM: Mass
3:00PM – 3:30PM: Divine Mercy Chaplet
Fr. Gurnick uses high technology to evangelize the Ohio City neighborhood, crisscrossing the geographic territories of St. Malachi and St. Patrick parishes on Easter Sunday morning from 9:30AM to Noon. Happy Easter, He is Risen!
Fr. Gurnick offers his Easter Blessings to his parishioners at St. Patrick and St. Malachi parishes in Cleveland, Ohio.
On this night of the Easter Vigil, The Exsultet, the proclamation hymn of Easter, is sung before the Pascal Candle.
It is a proclamation of praise and thanksgiving celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord.
We pray for Easter Blessings for the parishioners of St. Malachi and St. Patrick parishes on this Easter Vigil, 2020.
The Exsultet is sung by cantors Brian Marshall and Victoria McBride.
Prior to COVID-19, the plan for St. Malachi and St. Patrick was for both parishes to celebrate Holy Thursday at St. Malachi, and for both parishes to celebrate the Easter Vigil at St. Patrick. So, here is the celebration:
Images from the Easter Vigil from previous years:
During this time when we cannot be together, join us for a brief visit to our church on this solemn occasion of Good Friday, 2020.
Parishioners may venerate the cross outside the church today at St. Malachi:
Or, at the rectory front porch at St. Patrick Church:
We thank Brian Williams, St. Malachi cantor, and Director of Liturgy Charlene McElwee for creating this beautiful video.