St. Malachi Book Club Winter-Spring 2015

the-road-less-traveledThe St. Malachi Book Club meets once per month to discuss a book.  Meetings are held on Sunday Morning from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM.  The exact location is on the St. Malachi campus and varies based on room availability.  So, inquire below for specifics!

New Members are welcome at any time!

The current schedule is:

Anyone interested can contact Cathy Jacob at cathy.jacob3@gmail.com.

Sunday Homily, February 1, 2015, Fr. Anthony Schuerger, 11:30AM Mass

The homily was preached by Fr. Tony Schuerger at the 11:30am Mass on Sunday February 1, 2015, which was the Forth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

In this homily, Fr. Tony talks about the difference between the gift of prudence and the emotions of anxiety and fear.

“A lot of people carry fear around with them every single day. And some of it is prudence, but some of it is that sense of powerlessness. It is an important thing for us to hear the first line of the Letter from St. Paul that we heard today, ‘I should like you to be free of anxieties.’ [1 Cor 7: 32] How is that possible? It is possible in only one way–that we come to recognized and to trust that our hope is not in ourselves…but in the Lord.”

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.)

Parish Nazareth Day Previews Parish Retreat 2015

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On Sunday, 2/1/2015, about 50 parishioners of all ages participated in Nazareth Day.  Director of Liturgy and Music Charlene McElwee led the  group in festive singing of two songs, Nothing is Impossible with God and Lord, I Lift Your Name On High.

Mary and Joseph themselves made an apperance, and several children from Nazareth came by.

Great food Nazareth-themed food including hummus, pita bread, chips, dates were enjoyed..  Some American egg and sausage omelette casserole appeared  and was quickly consumed.

The event was a preview of the Parish Retreat that will be held at St. Leonard’s Retreat Center, in Avon, OH, of information and signup for weekend, of July 31, 2015-August 1, 2015.

For information on the Parish Retreat, contact Stephanie Pritts: stephanie.p@stmalachi.org  216-861-5343

Parish Nazareth Day 2/1/2015

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As a preview to our July/August Parish Retreat, all are invited to Parish Nazareth Day on Sunday Feb. 1,2015 at10:15AM in the Hall. All ages are invited to participate in song and activities that add a depth of meaning to everyday life.

Bring a Nazareth snack to share: flat bread with butter or hummus; cheese; dried apricots,dates and figs; grapes and sliced apples. Also needed are many flat white or beige sheets and spray bottles for “painting.”

Information and signup for weekend, July 31, 2015-August 1, 2015 at St. Leonard Retreat House in Avon, will be available.

Contact Stephanie Pritts: stephanie.p@stmalachi.org  216-861-5343

Sunday Homily, January 18, 2015, Fr. Neil Walters, 11:30am Mass

We are pleased to make available the audio file with the Homily from January 18, 2015 which was the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The homily was preached by Fr. Neil Walters at the 11:30am Mass.

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.)

Sunday Homily, January 11, 2015, Fr. Jim O’Donnell, 11:30am Mass, The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

We are pleased to make available the audio file with the Homily from January 11, 2015 which was the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord at St. Malachi.

The homily was preached by Fr. Jim O’Donnell at the 11:30am Mass.

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.)

Web and Social Media Help Wanted!

help-wantedThe St. Malachi Parish Communications Commission is looking for volunteers who can help with our website update and enhancement as well as our social media outreach on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.  Anyone with skills in these areas is particularly needed.  For those without previous experience, if you are computer literate and have an interest in helping, we will train.  Contact Gary Pritts at (216) 233-4960 or gary.pritts@gmail.com.

The Affirming, Welcoming and Engaging process at St. Malachi identified improving communications as a #1 Priority.  Enhancing our electronic and new media efforts are part of our strategy for addressing this need.

Online Giving Saves Time and Is Now Available through Faith Direct

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All parishioners of St. Malachi, as part of our responsibility for faithful stewardship, are called to contribute our time, talent and treasure in support of the mission of the parish.  In addition to the traditional envelopes, St. Malachi Parish also offers secure online giving through Faith Direct.  Online giving saves you time and is a great way to ensure your gifts of treasure to St. Malachi are received even if you are out of town.  Enroll online at Faith Direct.  Our Church Code is OH337.