We are pleased to share this homily preached by Father Jim O’Donnell on Pentecost Sunday at the 11:30 AM Mass. To listen to the homily, first access the MP3 audio file. Want to subscribe to the St. Malachi Parish Homilies Podcast? Click Here
This Sunday, May 20, is the Cleveland Rite-Aid Marathon.
The Saturday 4:30 Mass will not be affected. The roads should be open as usual.
The roads leading to St. Malachi Church on Sunday, May 20, will be affected by road closures and the runners by the Marathon.
There WILL be access to St. Malachi for Mass.
Road Closing Information: See the information on the marathon website at this link: Cleveland Marathon Road Closure List.
Specifics for your Travel:
1) Locally, you may need a Worship Access Pass (distributed in church last weekend) to cross streets along the route. The maps are on the website: https://www.clevelandmarathon.com/runners-info/course-info.aspx There the street closure chart
(above) should provide the time when streets will be closed and re-opened to traffic. Note: Detroit Rd. from W. 65th St. across the Detroit-Superior Bridge will be closed from early morning to mid-afternoon.
2) Best and highly recommended route for those coming to St. Malachi from the west or the south side: take I-90 East through the Innerbelt downtown to Route 2 (Shoreway) going West (take right 2 lanes going around dead man’s curve) past the Rock Hall and Browns’ stadium & exit at W. 28 St. (left hand lane). (Note that traffic is one lane across the bridge.) Turn right on W. 28 Street and then right onto Washington and right onto W. 25th to the church.
3) For those interested in going through the Flats: the course does use Columbus Rd., but the road is scheduled to be opened by 8:30-8:45 AM. According to the maps, it should be possible to exit I-90 at W. 25 St., take W. 25 St (left) to Columbus Rd. (right). Down the hill to where it ends at Center St. (left), across the bridge and left on Washington up the hill to St. Malachi. This route should certainly be open to go home after 9:00 Mass and for 11:30 Mass.
4) Avoiding the West Shoreway is recommended; the Shoreway will be open, but there will be long delays.
On Sunday, May 13, 2018 CBS 60 Minutes provided an early look at the documentary film, Pope Francis — A Man of his Word and reported that it is an intimate portrait of a new kind of Pope. 60 Minutes interviewed Wim Wenders who made the film. He noted that Pope Francis spoke spontaneously on matters both spiritual and secular, entirely without notes and largely without filter.
If you missed this segment you can watch it online: type 60 minutes interview with Pope Francis into your browser or type the link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pope-francis-shares-candid-thoughts-in-new-documentary/
The Diocese of Cleveland created the Parish Companion Program to assist families who will soon be separated by deportation. Often, parents being deported are forced to leave children (American citizens) in the U.S. and need help navigating the legal process, establishing guardianship, transferring assets, accessing community resources, and providing assistance to their children left behind, often on short notice.
If you are willing to share your talents to support these families impacted by deportation and become a Parish Companion, please contact Camille Gill, Managing Attorney Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services at 216-939-3728 or email@example.com to RSVP for the upcoming required training on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM at Sagrada Familia Parish 7719 DetroitAve.
Note: knowledge of Spanish is not required.
Today we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit, the birth of the Church and the beginning of its mission in the world. Pentecost Sunday reminds us that our lives are filled with the Holy Spirit and God has accomplished creative things in us through this gift. We have been entrusted with this great gift of the Holy Spirit.
Now is a good time to ask: Are we being good stewards of this gift? What creative things have we done to glorify God’s accomplishments in us?
Most visitors to St. Malachi comment on how beautiful our church looks. This happens through the efforts of many generous and hard-working individuals. As a parish, we do well for the special seasons, but our church has needs throughout the year!
We are looking to form a Martha Ministry to assist with some of these ongoing tasks in the church. Starting this Tuesday, May 22, 2018 we will meet at 9:00 AM Tuesday mornings for 1- 2 hours to work at needed tasks such as cleaning, ironing, sewing. Questions? Call Chris: 216 631-6961.
The 2017-2018 Parish Annual Report presented at the Parish Annual Meeting on April 29th is available at the Church doors and on-line. A special thanks to all who contributed to the report and for all those who attended our Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 29th, 2018.
St. Malachi Church has signed on to the Catholic Climate Declaration, affirming our support for the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gases and for the U.S. to work to meet its commitment, despite the U.S.’ s withdrawal from the Agreement.
Individuals are also welcome to sign the Declaration. Go to: https://www.tfaforms.com/4668211.
Please join us for the 10th Annual Pentecost Fest on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 starting at 6:00 PM in the hall with a Pot Luck Dinner. Bring an appetizer, side dish, main dish, dessert, or beverage! After dinner, we will recognize some of those who shared their stories over the past ten years. In addition, 12 people from St. Malachi will share the Holy Spirit in their lives and we will all celebrate in song!