Please bring the Nail Cross you have carried with you during Lent to the Good Friday Service at 3PM. We will use it during the Veneration of the Cross.
It’s almost Back to School Time, and the Social Action Commission of St. Malachi Parish needs your help to fill backpacks with school supplies for the children of Malachi Center for the new school year. Select a tag from the display in the front of the church to find out which supplies are most needed.
Purchase one or more of the supplies listed on the tag and bring the supplies back to church by Sunday, July 28th. All are encouraged to participate. Please contact Andrea Craggett (216) 771-3036 or email email@example.com for more information.
Per Sister Rita Mary Harwood SND, the letter below is a response to the questions generated at the Parish Prayer Service and Meeting regarding Fr. Tony’s status.
Due to confusion regarding the status of Fr. Tony Schuerger, the Diocese of Cleveland has provided the following clarification regarding his status:
Fr. Schuerger is NOT at this time included on the list of clerics against whom have been made a substantiated allegation of child sexual abuse. At this point, the allegation made against him has only been subject to an initial assessment by the diocese’s Review Board. Having just recently completed its initial assessment, the Review Board advised Bishop Perez that the allegation has at least a semblance of truth and should be more fully investigated. Pursuant to diocesan policy, if a cleric is accused of sexually abusing a child and that allegation has at least the semblance of truth, that cleric is placed on administrative leave and a full investigation is conducted. This leave is an administrative measure and not a punishment, as the allegation at this stage has not been substantiated.
It is important to understand that if an allegation has the “semblance of truth” it simply means that it is at least possible that the allegation could be true and that it is not obviously false from the outset. In light of this, it would not be appropriate at this time to make a judgment one way or another about Fr. Schuerger or the allegation that has been made against him.
At this time, we simply ask you to pray for all those who have been abused by clerics, for Fr. Schuerger, and for the Review Board as it begins its full investigation of the allegation against him.
Kevin T. Burke
Diocese of Cleveland Legal Office
1404 East Ninth St. – Suite 701
Cleveland, OH 44114
Tel: 216-696-6525, x-4360 / Fax: 216-781-7732
(From Last Week’s Homily)….“Ss. Peter and Paul …were different characters, but what united them was that, “Jesus was the Lord for both of them. They were brothers in the faith, & they invite us to rediscover the joy of being brothers & sisters in the Church. Thank you, Lord, for that person who is different from me: he, she is a gift for my Church. It would be good to appreciate the qualities of others, to recognize their gifts without maliciousness & envy. We belong to each other: it is the splendid mystery of our Church. Jesus says to Peter: “Tend my lambs.” He speaks of us & says ‘my sheep’, with the same tenderness with which he said ‘my Church’. This is the affection that builds the Church. Today, through the intercession of the Apostles, let us ask the grace to love our Church.”
Parish Council affirms the following for the 2019-2020 season. Congratulations!
- Therese Mullen, Chair
- Patrick Cleary-Burns, Vice-chair
- Nancy Saegel, Secretary
Congratulations to Parishioner Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis ’71, St. Joseph Academy President, for being honored with Crain’s Clevelaand Business’ inaugural Notable Women in Education. She continually transforms her alma mater into a more inclusive & impactful educational institution.
Next weekend, July 20-21, 2019, we welcome the Comboni Missionaries to St. Malachi as part of the annual mission appeal. They will preach at all Masses. Founded in 1867 by St. Daniel Comboni, the Comboni Missionaries are an international Catholic organization dedicated to ministering to the world’s poorest and most abandoned people, often working in unstable political climates, in the midst of extreme poverty. There will be a second collection for the missions at all Masses.
The Clothing Ministry is in desperate need of men’s shorts and pants sizes 32, 34 & 36. No stains, paint, holes or missing buttons please!
On Wednesday, July 10, 2019 crews will restrict traffic on the Detroit-Superior Bridge to one lane in each direction through mid-October for bridge deck repairs. A weekend closure of the bridge will be forthcoming in order to complete some of the necessary bridge deck repairs. Stay tuned for details.
“The starting point of the Christian life is not our worthiness…Whenever we consider ourselves smarter or better than others, that is the beginning of the end. The Lord does not work miracles with those who consider themselves righteous, but with those who know themselves to be needy…Both [Peter and Paul] understood that holiness does not consist in exalting, but rather in humbling oneself. Holiness is not a contest, but a question of entrusting our own poverty each day to the Lord, who does great things for those who are lowly…What was the secret that made them persevere amid their weakness? It was the Lord’s forgiveness…In their failings, they encountered the powerful mercy of the Lord, who gave them rebirth. In his forgiveness, they encountered irrepressible peace and joy.”
To my beloved brothers and sisters of St. Malachi:
I am deeply grateful for the celebration of my 45 years at St. Malachi Parish. You are a great people of faith, generosity and goodness. I am deeply grateful for your presence and for your gifts and cards. I am still savoring the moments of the Celebration. May we continue to pray for each other during these challenging and difficult days. I love you all very much and there is nothing you can do about it.