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Fr. Jim O’Donnell’s Homily, Sunday, August 31, 2014, 11:30 AM Mass

We are pleased to make available the audio file with the Sunday Homily.

The homily was preached by Fr. Jim O’Donnell during the 11:30AM Mass, which was the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, at St. Malachi Parish.

To listen to the homily, first click here to access the MP3 audio file, then click on the play button. (The play button is shaped like a triangle.)

 

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Samaritan Ministry Hosts Addiction Awareness Workshop on Oct. 25

The Samaritan Ministry of St. Malachi Parish will offer a FREE one-day workshop on ADDICTION AWARENESS in St. Malachi Center (behind the church), West 25th & Detroit, on Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 9 AM to 4 PM.  PB&J sandwiches, snacks and beverages will be provided.  Donations welcome. 

Relevant topics will include: addiction/alcoholism as a brain disease; effects of drinking/using on others; treatment options; 12-Step programs of recovery; prevention; resources in the community

For information/to register: Judy Stowe (440/250-9959) judystowe@gmail.com or St. Malachi Rectory (216/861-5343).

Click here to download the brochure for details and to register

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St. Malachi Parish Picnic – Sunday Sept 7, 2014 – 10AM

All are invited to the annual St. Malachi Parish Picnic this Sunday, September 7.

The picnic begins with Mass at 10:00AM and is followed by food and fun. Food (hotdog, hamburgers, vegetarian options) and beverages will be provided– please bring a SIDE DISH to share.

The picnic is at Morgan’s Hollow Picnic Area at the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.

NOTE: The Mass at the Picnic is the only Mass on Sunday — there will be no 9:00 or 11:30 Mass at the church.

The picnic site is located near I-77 and Grant Ave. off Whittlesey Way off the E. 49th Street entrance to the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation in Cuyahoga Heights, which is less than 10 minutes from St. Malachi.

Download our map here: St Malachi Picnic Map

Alternatively, an interactive map with link to driving directions through Bing is available at the Cleveland Metroparks website here: http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/Morgans-Hollow-Reserved-Picnic-Area.aspx.

We hope to see you there!

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Sunday Mornings at St. Malachi – September Schedule

Everyone is invited to join “Sunday Morning at St. Malachi” in September.

This initiative started earlier this year and offers parishioners, visitors and community members time to gather as a parish and participate in a group activity/event each Sunday from 10:15-11:20 (between the two Sunday masses). It’s a wonderful way to meet with friends old and new, get involved in the goings-on of the parish, and enrich your personal faith journey. Meetings are in the Church Hall in the school building unless otherwise noted.

Below is the tentative schedule for August:

  • Sun. September 7 – Annual Parish Picnic with Mass at 10AM – Meet at Morgan’s Hollow Reservation in Cleveland Metroparks (Click here for more details)
  • Sun. September 14  – Group Sunday
    • Book Club – Room 2 (upstairs) – Falling Upwards, by Richard Rohr
    • St. Malachi 20’s and 30’s – Hall
    • Veteran Malachites – Hall
    • Families of Recently Baptized – Hall
  • Sun. September 21- Peace Sunday – This will provide us all with a lively opportunity to explore our own ability and call to be peacemakers.  Participants in the St. Malachi Peace Walk and PSR Students will be our co-presenters.
  • Sun. September 28Fr. Neil Walters – Cleveland’s Prison Ministry: What it is and why he feels called to it

Hope you can join us! Bring a friend!

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Fr. Tony Schuerger’s Homily, Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:30am Mass

We are pleased to make available the audio file with the Sunday Homily.

The homily was preached by Fr. Tony Schuerger during the 11:30AM Mass, which was the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, at St. Malachi Parish.

To listen to the homily, first click here to access the MP3 audio file, then click on the play button. (The play button is shaped like a triangle.)

 

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Fr. Jim O’Donnell’s Homily, Sunday, August 17, 2014, 11:30 AM Mass

We are pleased to make available the audio file with the Sunday Homily.

The homily was preached by Fr. Jim O’Donnell during the 11:30AM Mass, which was the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time, at St. Malachi Parish.

To listen to the homily, first click here to access the MP3 audio file, then click on the play button. (The play button is shaped like a triangle.)

 

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St. Malachi High School Youth Group Combines Efforts with St. Patrick and St. Wendelin

We are pleased to announce that our current St. Malachi High School Youth Group will be combining efforts with our Near West Partner Parishes of St. Patrick Parish (on Bridge Ave.) and St. Wendelin Parish (on Columbus Rd.) to form a new, joint program beginning in September of 2014.

The new program, called the “Near West Parishes High School Youth Group” will be led by volunteers from all three parishes, with input from the Pastors and Parish Catechetical Leaders of each parish involved. The Near West Parishes High School Youth Group Program is open to all students at St. Patrick Parish, St. Malachi Parish or St. Wendelin Parish (which reopened in July of 2012) who are entering 9th through 12th grade this fall. … continue reading “St. Malachi High School Youth Group Combines Efforts with St. Patrick and St. Wendelin”

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Fr. Neil Walters’ Homily, Sunday, August 10, 2014, 11:30 AM Mass

We are pleased to make available the audio file with the Sunday Homily.

The homily was preached by Fr. Neil Walters during the 11:30AM Mass, which was the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, at St. Malachi’s.  In the homily, Fr. Walters references a beautiful poem by George Herbert, “The Pulley”, which speaks to the storms of life as the moments that bring us closer to the Lord.  Read the poem here.

To listen to the homily, first click here to access the MP3 audio file, then click on the play button. (The play button is shaped like a triangle.)

 

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It’s About More Than the Sandwiches

This week, St. Malachi received an acknowledgement card, the kind that usually are sent to those who offer condolences when a person has died.  Although the printed verse was typical of such cards in expressing appreciation, the note was not:

Thank you for making your showers available, feeding and clothing my son and treating him like a human being.

You take in and help the most lost of the lost (heroin did this to my son) – regardless of whether they have a warrant or not.  They still need the basics – even if they live under a bridge as my son did for a time.  He spoke to me often about the love he felt there – not the disgust for himself he felt when the police had him (which was often).  They looked on him like he was a piece of dirt.  Thank you for loving the (at times) unlovable.

You do God’s work every single day.
  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

My heart grieves for this family, who has lost a son.  How tragic.  I pray that he may be at peace with the Lord, free at last from heroin and from everything that kept him so broken and bound.  … continue reading “It’s About More Than the Sandwiches”

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Fr. Neil Walters’ Homily, Sunday, August 3, 2014, 11:30 AM Mass

We are pleased to make available the audio file with the Sunday Homily.

The homily was preached by Fr. Neil Walters during the 11:30AM Mass, which was the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time, at St. Malachi’s. To listen to the homily, first click here to access the MP3 audio file, then click on the play button. (The play button is shaped like a triangle.)

 

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