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.
Would you like to participate in the Mass by being an Altar Server? Youth and Adult servers are needed for both weekend and funeral Masses. Training will be provided. If you are interested, please call the Rectory 216-861-5343.
It is almost half way to the 40th annual St. Malachi Church Run and we plan to celebrate the half way point with a 15 minute campus clean-up, a 20 minute walk/run and a social at our neighbor, Mulberry’s, who has seriously great pizza! Join us on Friday, September 13th at 6:30 PM in the back parking lot. This fun filled event is being put on by our good friends at Run Wild CLE, a community service organization whose mission is to Do Good! Come and enjoy the energy and spirit of this terrific community minded group. Laughter and fun is guaranteed!
We still need some welcoming volunteers to staff St. Malachi’s table for 1-2 hours between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM on Sunday, September 29, 2019. This is a great opportunity for neighborhood outreach and a fun event. Contact Cathy Jacob 440-773-0829 or cathy.jacob3@gmail. com.
Among the primary themes in today’s Gospel when we hear Jesus’ well-known parable of the Prodigal Son is forgiveness and the need to repent. But from a stewardship point of view what is also interesting is one of the secondary themes: the failure to use responsibly the gifts that have been so generously bestowed. The youngest son who demanded his inheritance and left home broke no laws or religious commandments. His wrongdoing was that he wasted his inherited wealth, the abundant gifts given to him. His sin was in his extravagant living; squandering his gifts in pursuit of selfish pleasures. Good stewards acknowledge that everything they have comes from God, and they are required to cultivate these gifts responsibly. What are our God-given gifts? Do we use them responsibly? Do we exercise good stewardship over them?
“Before all else the Gospel invites you to respond to the God of love who saves us, to see God in others, and to go forth from ourselves to seek the good of others. All of the virtues are at the service of this response of love.” The Joy of the Gospel
The Church celebrates Catechetical Sunday on September 15 with the theme of “Stay with Us.” Catechists will be blessed for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.
The Back Door Ministry is in need of volunteers to assist in preparing meals & snacks as well as greeting our guests at the window and serving them breakfast, lunch and snacks. We offer 2 to 4 hour shifts. Our doors are open from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Monday to Friday; 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturdays and 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Sundays. It is a great way to share in our ministry of serving the poor! Please call the Rectory @ 216-861-5343 to speak to our kitchen coordinator, Racquel, for more information or to volunteer.
Here we are at the end of the summer and that means our musical ensembles are ready to get revved up and back into the swing of rehearsals. Sunday Choir resumes practice on Thursday evenings beginning September 12, 2019 at 7:30PM in church. Our primary ministry is to lead the assembly at the 11:30AM Mass.
The Resurrection (funeral) Choir meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month to learn new music, polish some of the old favorites and prepare for special events like our annual Mass of Remembrance. We begin this season on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 10:30AM in the choir loft. Our primary ministry is to lead the assembly in song at funerals so members need to be available in the mornings when most funerals are scheduled.
Come join us! Call Charlene (216-861-5343) at the rectory for more information.