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On Monday, November 19, 2018, 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 this weekend. All turkey meat should be sliced off the bone (including legs). Please bring food to the school kitchen by next Sunday morning, November 18, 2018.
November 17-18, 2018 is the annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Over 43 million people in the United States live in poverty. This collection supports programs to empower people to identify & address the obstacles they face as they work to bring permanent & positive change to their communities.
Learn more about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development at www.usccb. org/cchd/collection.
Malachy O’More was born in 1095 in Armagh, County Down and was raised in Armagh. St. Celsus, Archbishop of Armagh, ordained Malachy at age 25. In 1123, Malachy’s uncle, the lay abbot of Bangor, resigned in favor of Malachy. Bangor lay in ruins and Malachy set about restoring it. In 1125, Malachy was chosen Bishop of Connor and Down. The diocese had suffered greatly from Norse raiders; many were Christian in name only. Malachy worked teaching and proclaiming the Gospel; he inspired the population to renewed faith and receiving the Sacraments. He established a seminary and restored churches.
In 1129, on his deathbed, Celsus named Malachy his successor as Archbishop of Armagh, However, the diocese had functioned as a hereditary see for generations and Celsus’ family installed his cousin, Murtagh, as Archbishop. To avoid confrontation, Malachy refused to try to occupy the see. In 1132, on direct command of the papal legate, Malachy assumed the pastoral and spiritual care of Armagh, but left the revenues and temporal care to Murtagh. When Murtagh died in 1134 after naming Celsus’ brother, Niall, to succeed him, armed conflict broke out. Niall’s allies invited Malachy to a conference, planning to murder him. Malachy so disarmed the group with his dignity and courage that peace was restored and Malachy became undisputed archbishop. He restored discipline and peace; then, as promised, resigned. He ordained a successor as Archbishop and became bishop of Down.
In 1137, Malachy set out for Rome. He stayed at Clairvaux monastery and became friends with St. Bernard. Arriving in Rome, Malachy tried to resign to become a monk at Clairvaux, but Pope Innocent II refused; instead, he appointed him Papal Legate to Ireland. On his return trip, Malachy brought Cistercian monks to Ireland.
In 1148, the Irish Bishops sent Malachy to make a formal petition to the Pope Eugenius III. Malachy stopped again in Clairvaux but was stricken with fever and died in Bernard’s arms on November 2. Malachy was buried in Clairvaux; St. Bernard was later buried beside him. Malachy was canonized by Pope Clement III in 1190, the first papal canonization of an Irish saint.
The so-called “Prophecies of Malachy” describing future popes were supposedly revealed to Malachy during his visit to Rome and presented to Pope Innocent II. They are not accepted as authentic by scholars, but date from several centuries later.
“Malachy performed many miracles, but the first and greatest was himself.” St. Bernard of Clairvaux
On Friday, November 16, 2018 the Metanoia Project opens at St. Malachi to provide weekend respite and shelter for those who refuse to go to an established overnight shelter from this weekend through mid-April on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings.
The Prison Ministry is again able to accept magazines and paperback books for distribution to inmates. Please leave your donations in the north side entrance way near the sacristy door. Thanks for your support! Please note: HARDCOVER books are NOT usable for this program!
Join us on Sunday mornings in the Church at 10:15 AM as we prepare for Advent. We will read and reflect on the Advent scriptures and liturgical prayers for each Sunday in Advent. All are welcome! Questions? Call or text Carol Schiro at (216) 225-7130.
The annual stewardship ministry form is available for all and offers the opportunity for parishioners to share their God-given gifts of time, talent and treasure volunteering to enhance the ministries of St. Malachi parish. Parishioners may indicate their interest of continuing/interest with a particular commission/committee. Forms may be completed and submitted to the rectory via the website; paper forms are available at the doors of the church. Completed forms are to be returned by next weekend, November 10 and 11, 2018.
Volunteers are needed for the Monday Night meal from 5:00-7:00 PM. Please come any Monday to assist. All are welcome!
The mission of this ministry is to provide for the needs of the poor including nutrition and other hungers, such as the need for human care and concern.
This ministry provides a hot meal on every Monday of the year. Volunteer cooks use a standard menu to prepare the meat and vegetables/fruit which is delivered to the kitchen prior to serving and reheated for serving. The additional side dishes are prepared by the cooks in the kitchen.
Contact MNM@StMalachi.org to volunteer or with questions.
The St. Malachi Parish Mission: We are a Eucharistic People, United in Prayer, Welcoming to All and Serving the Poor.
Celebrating 150 Years of Faithful Service in the Old Angle!