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.
On Monday, November 25, 2019 Monday Night Meal will serve Thanksgiving Dinner to our guests. If you can prepare a turkey or bring a side dish, add your name to the proper page of the 3-ring binder at the main church doors. If you are preparing a turkey, please pick it up in the hall after all Masses on November 16 – 17, 2019
All turkey meat should be sliced off the bone (including legs).Please bring food to the school kitchen by Sunday morning, November 24,2019,
St. Malachi Parish will participate in #weGiveCatholic on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Our goal this year is to raise $18,000 for our food ministries. Please participate by going online on Tuesday, December 3, 12AM-11:59PM to: https://stmalachi.org website & click on the #weGiveCatholic button. You will be redirected to St. Malachi on the #weGiveCatholic website where you can make your donation.
Not able to go online? We accept cash or checks made out to St. Malachi Parish which can be placed in the collection basket or mailed before December 3. Credit cards are accepted for #weGiveCatholic. Call or stop by the Rectory to make your donation 216-861-5343 on or before December 3. Thank you for supporting St. Malachi Parish ministries for the poor and homeless!
Are you creative, responsible, open? Want to work for a faith-based community? We invite you to become a L’Arche Assistant. In L’Arche, assistants are people who choose community and relationships, are supported by L’Arche in their personal and professional development, and act as direct support professionals for community members with intellectual disabilities (core members). Assistants create home and share life with persons with disabilities. No experience required but assistants must be 18 years old and able to drive. If interested, check out L’Arche Cleveland—www.larchcleve land.org or call Jen at 216-721-2614 today!
Please join us for Theology on the Rocks, Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Vosh, 1414 Riverside Dr., Lakewood (formerly Three Birds—Georgetown). As we celebrate Veteran’s Day, we will hear from those who served in the military. Deacons Larry Gregg & Chuck Tweedell will speak on “How to Rely on Your Faith in Very Difficult and Challenging Times”. Learn how they kept the faith in their times of service during war and more. Cost is $12 per person (includes appetizers & cash bar) —register in advance at https://theologyontherocks.wixsite.com/west.
Looking to do something extraordinary this summer? The FEST (www.theFEST.us) is looking for marketing & communications, event planning, and logistics management interns to join the team that puts together our annual Diocesan Family Festival. Interns will be a part of a fast-paced team and will play a critical role in the marketing, planning and coordination of annual event for 40,000+ people. Interns will provide support and have responsibilities including public speaking, marketing, mailings, digital and social media, press releases, logistics, event planning, and more. Interns must have strong people skills, work ethic, critical thinking, organizational skills, and reliable transportation. For more information or to apply, please send your resume to Caitlin@theFEST.us by January 10, 2020.
While a long, hot shower may feel good on a cool day, did you know that you can keep your hair and skin more hydrated and healthier by taking a shorter, cooler shower? You will also reduce your water and energy use. This will save you money on your water, sewer and energy bills, while reducing the environmental pollution associated with water purification and energy generation. Try treating yourself to less itchy skin and lower bills, while protecting God’s creation for our children and grandchildren.
In today’s second reading we hear Saint Paul urging the members of the community at Thessalonica to direct their hearts to God’s love through Christ. He wants them to be laser-focused on Christ, and nothing else. He desires that they be strengthened by the Lord and shielded from what is not Christ-like. Good stewards cultivate a “laser-sharp” focus on Christ; not on things that could give them false or superficial images or ideals. Let’s think about our own daily focus: Do we direct out hearts toward Christ or are there other “gods” that claim our attention? Our career? Material possessions? Sexuality? Favorite sports team? Political leanings? Does our daily life point to Christ so that those who are younger and less mature in their faith learn from our example?
The Diocese of Cleveland’s “Protecting God’s Children” program is a continuing effort to instruct and inform everyone about the protection of children from sexual abuse. To report any past or present suspected inappropriate behavior toward children by priests, deacons, religious, lay ecclesial ministers or personnel associated with the Church, please contact the Diocesan Response Service Office at 216-334-2999 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also asked to immediately inform local authorities about inappropriate behavior.
There will be a second collection this weekend for the Archdiocese for Military Services. It was Created by Pope John Paul II to provide the Catholic Church’s full range of pastoral ministries and spiritual services to those in the United States Armed Forces. Please be generous.
“Faith means believing in God, believing that he truly loves us, that he is alive,… that he does not abandon us and that he brings good out of evil by his power and his infinite creativity…Let us believe the Gospel when it tells us that the kingdom of God is already present in this world and is growing…like that small seed which is growing into a great tree. The kingdom is here, it returns, it struggles to flourish anew…May we never remain on the sidelines of this march of living hope! The Joy of the Gospel