Sunday Homily, December 28, 2014, Fr. Jim O’Donnell, 11:30AM Mass, The Celebration of the Holy Family

We are pleased to make available the audio file with the Homily from December 28, 2014 which was the celebration of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

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.)

2015 Begins with Celebration of the Blessed Mother

St. Malachi, Christmas 2014

St. Malachi, Christmas 2014

St. Malachi Parish began the new year with one celebration at 10:00 AM on January 1, 2015.  Fr. Neil Walters in his homily suggested to us that we be persistent in our faith throughout the new year, and trust that God will be abundant in showering us with grace.

We wish everyone a blessed New Year!

Celebrating 150 Years of Faithful Service in the Old Angle

All throughout 2015 we will be celebrating 150 years of service in the Old Angle. Our present St. Malachi Parish was newly created 5 years ago when the Community of St. Malachi and the original St. Malachi Parish merged. The original St. Malachi Parish was founded in 1865. Consequently, the three St. Malachi parishes collectively have faithfully served in the Old Angle for 150 years. It is only fitting that we celebrate for the entire year.

For anyone wondering about the term “Old Angle”, this is the name for the neighborhood around St. Malachi. The “angle” is the intersection of W. 25th, Main Ave. and Washington near St. Malachi. (See Clevelandmemory.org for information about the old neighborhood.)

Planning is underway for our celebration. Some activities in the works: marching in the St. Patrick’s Day parade with T-shirts & banners, St. Malachi Day at an Indian’s game, Gelato in July fund-raiser, a Homecoming Street Festival, a final Mass & grand finale dinner. We welcome many hands & ideas & count on all parishioners to spread the word!

Statements of 2014 Contributions Available

A note from Finance Council . . .If you would like a statement summarizing your 2014 financial contributions, please complete a request form found in the 12/28/2014 bulletin and either dropping it in a weekly collection basket or mailing it to the rectory.  Statements will only be sent to those requesting them except that single contributions of $250 or more will automatically receive a written acknowledgement and thanks. Additional request forms can be found at the church doors and will be included in bulletins through March 2015.

Christmas Mass 2014 Homily, 11:30AM Mass, December 25, 2014

On behalf of Fr. Tony Schuerger and all the parishioners of St. Malachi, we wish everyone a blessed Christmas.

We are pleased to make available the audio file with the Homily from the Christmas Day Mass, December 25, 2014.

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.)

Christmas Vigil Mass 2014 Homily, December 24, 2014

On behalf of Fr. Tony Schuerger and all the parishioners of St. Malachi, we wish everyone a blessed Christmas.

We are pleased to make available the audio file with the Homily from the Christmas Vigil Mass.

The homily was preached by Fr. Tony Schuerger.

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.)

Save the Date: Women’s Retreat in June

Women of St. Malachi Parish are invited to a retreat Friday starting Friday evening June 5 through Sunday June 7th at Our Lady of the Pines in Freemont, OH.  Stay for two days or three, it is up to you.hist_pic

We are hoping to deepen our relationship with God and build women’s community through group reflection and some quiet time. Watch the bulletin for more details; registrations will be at the doors of the church and on our website in early January.

The cost for one night is $115 and for two is $210. (A retreat makes a great last minute Christmas gift.)

“Unplug Christmas” Sunday, 12/14/2014, after 9am and 11:30am Mass

This coming Sunday, 12/14/2014,  we are inviting all of the St. Malachi Parish People of God to ‘unplug Christmas’.   After both the 9am and 11:30am Masses Sunday folks will have an opportunity buy alternative gifts from IRTF and the Amani Bead project, buy a Metanoia Project cookbook, or pick up some gift catalogs from wonderful groups like Church World Service. Take this opportunity to help people around the world help themselves and weave some new threads of meaning into Christmas.

The Metanoia Project helps the homeless.

The Metanoia Project helps the homeless.