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St. Malachi Parish Kicks off 150th Anniversary Year with Celebration November 8th & 9th

JOIN US to Kick Off the 150th Anniversary  of St. Malachi Parish’s presence in the Angle!

The Anniversary Steering Committee invites you to a Kick-Off Celebration for the 150th Anniversary of St. Malachi Parish.  All parishioners, present and past, are invited to join in either of the following celebrations (where we will also celebrate the Feast of St. Malachy and our 5-year Anniversary as a combined Parish/Community).

Saturday, November 8, 2014
4:30PM Celebration Mass
Followed by the Second Saturday Supper at Stone Mad

Sunday, November 9, 2014
10:30AM Celebration Mass (Please Note PSR will be held from 9:00 until 10:15am; No 9:00 or 11:00 Mass)
Followed by Brunch in the Hall

YOU CAN HELP – Steering Committee Volunteers Are Still Needed to Help Plan 2015 Anniversary Celebration Events

Looking for old-timers, newcomers, in-betweeners & anyone who loves to celebrate! We need you to participate on the Steering Committee for our 150th Anniversary celebration of the St. Malachi presence in the Old Angle. The group will meet soon after the November 8-9 kick-off celebrations to plan events & activities throughout 2015. The committee will coordinate & plan, but will be calling on many parishioners to participate. If you are willing to share your time & talent, call Kimberly Tatro at the rectory (216) 861 – 5343. We look for- ward to a year of celebrating our gifts, rejoicing in our past & looking with hope to our future!

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Join us for the monthly “Peace Walk” Wednesday 10/15

Have you experienced our monthly Peace Walk? If not, give it a try!

The Peace Walk Committee invites you to experience the next one which is this Wednesday, October 15th at 7:15pm. Meet in the parking lot.

Hope to see you there!

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Kitchen Renovation Project Underway to Enhance Back Door Ministry

The renovation of the rectory kitchen to better serve our Backdoor Ministry is underway! This project is being funded through the St. Malachi share of the Rooted in Faith, Forward in Hope campaign.

It began on Monday with the removal of appliances & everything that remained from operating the Backdoor Ministry over the weekend. Then, the team from Hurst remodeling moved in and began work. This week has been a week of “deconstruction” — removing cabinets & taking down walls. It is amazing to see the outside brick walls from the 1880’s (the kitchen area is from the “new” part of the house)!

The Backdoor Ministry continues to operate daily out of the hall kitchen during the week & Malachi Center on week-ends with a simplified “bag lunch” offering.

Photos below are courtesy of Hurst Design-Build-Renovation.   Stay tuned for updates!


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Sunday Mornings at St. Malachi – October Schedule

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

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 October Schedule:

  • Sun. October 5 – No Proram
  • Sun. October 12  – Group Sunday
    • Book Club – Room 2 (upstairs) – Lessons of the Heart, by Patricia H. Livingston
    • 20’s and 30’s Group – Hall
    • Veteran Malachites – Hall
    • Families of Recently Baptized – Hall
  • Sun. October 19 – Stewardship – Time, Treasure and Talent 
  • Sun. October 26Stewardship – Discernment of Gifts

Hope you can join us! Bring a friend!

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2014 Volunteer Luncheon included a special musical guest performance

The 2014 Volunteer Luncheon, on Saturday October 4, at Massimo de Milano included a special visit from Jerry Douglas Leggett, Executive Director of the Dayton International Peace Museum, whose musical performance inspired and entertained the volunteers.

Thanks to everyone who helped put on this special event and of course, to the volunteers who work hard all year long to help St. Malachi Parish carry out its mission to serve.

View the gallery of photos from the day!

Photo Credit: Patsy Ferrell,©2014, Used with permission.

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Fr. Jim O’Donnell’s Homily, Sunday, October 5, 11:30AM 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 Twenty-Seventh 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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Legendary Boxer Johnny Kilbane has roots at at St. Malachi

On Sunday, September 28, a ceremony took place in Battery Park to dedicate a tribute to Johnny Kilbane, who was the World Featherweight Champion from 1912 to 1923–longer than any fighter has held the championship in any weight class. [For boxing fans who would argue the great Joe Louis was champion longer, it should be noted that Joe Louis technically was retired during some of those years.] Commissioned by Cleveland’s Irish-American Archives society, Johnny Kilbane: Fighting Heart is a grouping of three statues of Kilbane created by Irish sculptor Rowan Gillespie depicting him not only as the boxer, but also as a child and, later in life, as the Cleveland Clerk of Courts [See story].  Fr. James O’Donnell participated and blessed the statues. … continue reading “Legendary Boxer Johnny Kilbane has roots at at St. Malachi”

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An evening of reflection with Dr. Shanon Sterringer 10/29

SAVE THE DATE:  Wednesday, October 29 at 7pm in the St. Malachi Hall.

Enjoy an evening of wisdom and reflection with Dr. Shanon Sterringer, Following the Mystic Path: A Spirituality for the Baptized – St. Hildegard of Bingen.

St. Hildegard was recently recognized as a saint and doctor of the Church.  Among many comments about St. Hildegard, Pope Benedict XVI said, “this ‘prophetess’ who also speaks with great timeliness to us today, with her courageous ability to discern the signs of the times, her love for creation, her medicine, her poetry, her music, which today has been reconstructed, her love for Christ and for his Church.” … continue reading “An evening of reflection with Dr. Shanon Sterringer 10/29″

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Everday Prophets Oct 21: Meet Lucretia Bohnack and Sr. Mary Eileen, OSU from Esperanza Threads

The St. Malachi Church Spiritual Development Commission invites you to the next Everyday Prophets event. 

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 21, Lucretia Bohnsack, Executive Director, and Sr. Mary Eileen, OSU, founder, will reflect on Esperanza Threads. This non-profit program works with refugees and many in the Hispanic population to learn sewing techniques that will give them living wage employment in the clothing industry. They also offer their organic items at various fairs, markets, and bazaars in our area. We start at 12:30 (after noon Mass) in the hall.

Everyday Prophets is a lunchtime program to celebrate the work & dedication of those in our community who serve others. Speakers also share stories of their own life’s journey. Bring a lunch (beverage & dessert are provided) and enjoy the stories, fellowship, and inspiration shared.

Download the flyer for more details here.

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Fr. Neil Walters’ Homily, Sunday, Sepetmber 28, 2014, 11:30AM 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 Twenty-Sixth 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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