We are pleased to share this homily preached by Father Bob Wenz on the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time at the 11:30 AM Mass. To listen to the homily, first access the MP3 audio file. Want to subscribe to the St. Malachi Parish Homilies Podcast? Click Here
On Monday, September 30, 2019, our Jewish neighbors will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, also referred to as the Day of Remembrance. Rosh Hashanah is about returning to God through repentance. The holiday is used to remind us that submission to God is the way to demonstrate a repentant attitude to the Lord.
Each week during the month of October 2019, there will be an insert – one page, two sided – with information related to two/three of the St. Malachi Parish ministries.
With the arrival of autumn, you are invited to join Faith Direct, our parish’s electronic giving program. Our to-do lists can get lengthy during this season, but Faith Direct’s eGiving program will give you one less thing to remember each week–no more envelopes to find before you go to Mass. Brochures are at the doors of the Church. Or, you can go online to faith.direct/OH337 or text the word ENROLL to 216-930-1310. Thank you for your prayerful support of St. Malachi Parish.
In today’s Gospel Jesus offers a warning about living selfishly in his parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. The Rich Man holds sumptuous feasts and dresses in fine clothes. But despite his affluence he does nothing to relieve the painful hunger and debilitating condition of his neighbor Lazarus. He neglects to love his neighbor as he loves himself and is sent to hell for his lifestyle and desire for self-gratification. The Rich Man represents those who spend their money on their own personal pleasures with no regard for sharing their material possessions with the poor and needy in their own neighborhood. Good stewards realize the practical implications of not only loving God, but loving their neighbor as they would love themselves. Who are the less fortunate in our neighborhood? Do we share a portion of our own blessings with them?
“True faith in the incarnate Son of God is inseparable from self-giving, from membership in the community, from service, from reconciliation with others. The Son of God, by becoming flesh, summoned us to the revolution of tenderness…Unless people find in the Church a spirituality which can offer healing and liberation, and fill them with life and peace, while at the same time summoning them to fraternal communion and missionary fruitfulness, they will end up by being taken in by solutions which neither make life truly human nor give glory to God.” The Joy of the Gospel
Would you like to put your sewing skills to good use? An additional sewing coach is needed at Malachi Center to teach adults the basics of sewing on Tuesdays from 10AM-2PM. Call Nancy Saegel at 216-526-8768 for more information.
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.
“Everyone needs to be touched by the comfort and attraction of God’s saving love, which is mysteriously at work in each person, above their faults and failings.” The Joy of the Gospel. To read more on Pope Francis’ daily activities and homilies/talks, go to vaticannews.va.