Judy Ghazoul Hilow, new Executive Director, will share her journey to Malachi House. Join us in the Hall for coffee hour after the 9:30AM mass or before the 11:30AM mass.
Regarding the Parish Council Guidelines, a question was posed at the Sunday, September 25, 2016 informational meeting:
Q.What is “fully initiated” Catholic, and why is it in the proposed Guidelines for being eligible to serve on Parish Council?
Please read the insert to the Bulletin for Sunday, October 2, 2016.
We are pleased to share this homily preached by Father Tony Schuerger on Sunday September 25th, 2016, at the 11:30 AM Mass to celebrate the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. To listen to the homily, first access the MP3 audio file. Want to subscribe to the St. Malachi Parish Homilies Podcast? Click Here
We are pleased to share this homily preached by Deacon Leo Bistak on Sunday September 18th, 2016, at the 11:30 AM Mass to celebrate the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. To listen to the homily, first access the MP3 audio file. Want to subscribe to the St. Malachi Parish Homilies Podcast? Click Here
New proposed Parish Council Guidelines are available for your review at the links below. Council members will be available for questions next weekend after Masses in the vestibule and at Coffee Hours.
A presentation about the guidelines was held on Sunday, September 24, 2016. Here is the answer to one of the questions about the proposed guidelines.
Q. What is “fully initiated” Catholic and why is it in the proposed guidelines for for Parish Council?
A. A fully initiated Catholic has received the sacraments of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation. According to U.S. Council of Bishops; “Anointed by the Holy Spirit at Confirmation, Christians strengthen their bond with the Church and become better equipped to carry out the Church’s mission of love and service.” This is in line with the leadership roles of council members: “The Council collaborates with the Pastor in guiding the life and pastoral ministry of St. Malachi Parish.” (proposed guideline, page 1, section II, Purpose and Function of the Council)
One can think of this in relation to other organizations. For instance, top executives would be expected to be fully initiated into a company.
Voting on the proposed Guidelines will begin next Saturday, September 24, 2016 and conclude Sunday, October 9, 2016 after the 11:30AM Mass. Ballots & ballot boxes will be at church doors; voting can be done on-line. Thank you for participating in this process for the benefit of St. Malachi.
Click Here to Vote On-Line (Voting ends on October 9th, 2016)
September 24-25, 2016 is the annual collection for the Catholic Communications Campaign. This collection communicates the Gospel through Catholic social media activities and enriches our
faith through podcasts, television, radio, and print media. Half of all proceeds remain in our diocese and support local needs, so please be generous in this collection.
There will be a second collection at all the Masses.
With the arrival of autumn, I’d like to invite you to join Faith Direct, our parish’s electronic eGiving program. Our to-do lists can get lengthy this backto-school season, but Faith Direct’s eGiving program will give you one less thing to remember each week – no more envelopes to find and checks to write before you go to Mass.
Your generosity through Faith Direct can help provide the consistent resources we need to operate our parish and ministries.
Visit http://www.faithdirect.net and use our Church Code OH337. Thank you for your continued support of our parish family.