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Fr. Neil Walters Homily, Sunday, November 2, Feast of All Souls, 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 the Feast of All Souls 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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Take time for your prayer life at two upcoming Spiritual Development events

Two events are coming up that will help you deepen your prayer life: 

Women’s Reflection & Prayer –All women are invited to a time of being with each other and supporting each other in reflection and prayer… and coffee! We are gathering Saturday Nov. 8 at 10am at Centering Space, 14812 Lake Ave., Lakewood. Our prayer and reflection is based on the prayer and reflections of Joyce Rupp in her book May I have This Dance. There is no need to buy the book, prayers and material will be provided. Please join us! After prayer we will have a short meeting to talk about our retreat scheduled for June 5 & 6 2015. Praying is important to Jesus.

The word “pray” appears 155 times in the Gospels. Jesus was going away to pray alone, asking his followers to join him in prayer, or teaching his followers to pray. Join us this Wednesday Nov. 5 as we offer a time of prayer and reflection based on the book, Armchair Mystic by Mark E. Thibodeaux, S.J. If you have been looking for help to take your prayer home please join us. We start at 7pm in church. You do not need to be present for every session to benefit. We will provide materials. “For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.” (St. Thérèse of Lisieux)

Hope you can join us!

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Fr. Tony Schuerger’s Homily, Sunday October 26, 2014 11:30am Mass

We are pleased to make available the audio file with the Sunday Homily.

The homily was preached by Fr. Anthony Schuerger during the 11:30AM Mass, which was Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time at St. Malachi Parish.

In the homily, Fr. Tony references Jim Skerl, a St. Ignatius theology teacher who passed away recently.  Mr. Skerl was recently profiled in Terry Pluto’s front-page story in The Plain Dealer (View the article here: http://www.cleveland.com/pluto/index.ssf/2014/10/terry_plutos_faith_you_meet_ji.html).  He was a wonderful example of loving your neighbor and serving as a model for believers.

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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Upate on the Progress of the Rectory Kitchen Renovation

The St. Malachi rectory kitchen renovation project is well underway.  Clients at the Back Door Ministry have adjusted to the new temporary location and the staff have endured more than a few inconvenience so that in the future we can better serve those in need.   A special thank you to the student volunteers from Creighton University who visited the rectory yesterday during their urban plunge in Cleveland and helped clean up a thick layer of black dust that was coating everything in the basement. View the photos below from Hurst Design, for a glimpse at the work done so far. Thanks to everyone for your prayers and patience during this busy time at the St. Malachi rectory.

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Fr. Jim O’Donnell’s Homily, Sunday, October 19, 2014, 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-Ninth 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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Fr. Tony Schuerger’s Homily, Sunday, October 12, 2014, 9:00AM Mass

We are pleased to make available the audio file with the Sunday Homily.

The homily was preached by Fr. Anthony Schuerger during the 11:30AM Mass, which was Twenty-Eighth 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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Sunday Mornings at St. Malachi – November 2014 Schedule

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

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 tentative November Schedule:

  • Sunday, Nov. 2Parish All Saints Day Celebration
    Join us for this all-parish event where we will learn about the Saints in our beautiful stained glass windows and prep for the Feast of St. Malachy the following week.  Please bring a breakfast dish to share as there will be a pot luck breakfast meal for all to enjoy.
  • Sunday, Nov. 9 – 150th Anniversary Celebration – Mass at 10:30am with Brunch in the Hall after (More info here)
  • Sunday, Nov. 16 – Group Sunday
    • Book Club – Room 2 (upstairs) – Lessons of the Heart, by Patricia H. Livingston
    • Veteran Malachites – Hall
    • Families of Recently Baptized – Hall
    • 20’s and 30’s Group – Hall
  • Sunday, Nov. 23 – Advent Celebration
  • Sunday, Nov. 30 – Thanksgiving Weekend – No Program

We hope you can join us!  Bring a friend!

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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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