Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Mass and distribution of ashes is at 7:00 AM, Noon and 7:30 PM. There is no Wednesday evening prayer this week.
From March 6—April 14, 2019,you are invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life—40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You are invited to stand & peacefully pray anytime between 7AM-7PM in the public right-of-way outside Preterm—12000 Shaker Blvd., Cleve., or Planned Parenthood—25350 Rockside Rd., Bedford Hts.
Kickoff Rally at St. Columbkille Church, March 5, 7PM with Bishop Perez as Keynote Speaker. Contact John Noall, 216-245-9744 for more information.
Mel’s Café is offering 10% off one entrée when you bring in a bulletin beginning Ash Wednesday and every Friday during Lent, 2019. Enjoy pierogies, clam chowder, tuna melt, fresh salmon or Cajun shrimp.
Mel’s Café is located in Tremont. The address is: 2539 W. 10th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113, (216) 862-1196, melscafecle.com.
Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are Fast days for Catholics from their 18th through 59th birthday. Ash Wednesday & the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat for all who are over 14 years of age. “Fasting” means eating only one “full”/regular meal during the day, making other meals smaller & no “snacks” (except beverages). People with fragile health, special medical conditions or other serious reasons are not required to fast.
As Lent begins, please pray for all catechumens and candidates for full communion in the Church. At St. Malachi, we will celebrate Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist with Tyler Hartke during the Easter Vigil. We’ll celebrate Confirmation and Eucharist with Dan Condol and Amy Police on Easter Sunday. Let us pray!
Sign-up sheets are in the sacristy for the Noon Mass and 7:30PM Mass on Ash Wednesday which is March 6, 2019. Please consider serving on this important day.
The weekend of March 9 & 10, 2019, is the 135th annual collection for the African American & Native American Missions in the U.S. Supporting this collection helps build the Church in these communities. There will be a second collection at all Masses.
On Sunday, February 24, 2019 Sir Jeffrey Abood, a knight in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, presented at St. Malachi about the suffering of Christians in the Holy Land, and their desperate need for our support.
The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is an order of Knights in continuous service to the Pope since 1133. Their mission today is “to support the Christian presence in the Holy Land.”
Because of severe economic conditions resulting from the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) urgently recommends that we assist through Prayer, Pilgrimage, Projects and Public Actions.
A full copy of Sr. Jeffrey’s disturbing presentation is available here:
All St. Malachi parishioners are encouraged to sacrifice and make the most generous contribution possible to support the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, which is our Lenten mission for 2019. Please bring your contributions on Holy Thursday.
On February 21-24, 2019, Catholic bishops from all over the world are meeting in Rome with Pope Francis to address the clergy sexual abuse crisis, to formulate steps to ensure that such abuse never takes place again, and to ensure transparency in dealing with any allegations of abuse. Join us after all Masses this weekend for a brief update on the Catholic Church and the sexual abuse crisis. Afterwards, there will be a time of prayer for all those affected by this crisis in our Church. God bless us all!