Parish Retreat Registration Online!

Mary and Joseph

Mary and Joseph

One of the events to celebrate our 150th Anniversary this year is the Parish Retreat which will be held on the weekend of Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2.  This retreat is open to all parishioners and their guests including family members of all ages.  Young and old, married and single, with children or without are all welcome.

The retreat will be held at the St. Leonard Family Retreat Center in Avon, Ohio and will feature shared scripture, music and meals as well as breakout groups for children, teens and adults.  The Nazareth theme breaks open the daily living of our faith.

Please see Parish Retreat 2015 for additional details plus online registration.  All are welcome!

Donations Needed for Parish Retreat!

crayola-model-magicDonations are needed for the parish retreat to be held from 7/31/2015 to 8/2/2015.

Items needed include the following:

  • 1 gallon olive oil
  • rock salt
  • mailing labels
  • small terra-cotta pots
  • potting soil without fertilizer
  • chia seeds for planting
  • plain white tube socks
  • large tub of Crayola Model Magic in terra-cotta color
  • wheat berries to grind into flour
  • jewelry cord to string homemade beads
  • jewelry wire
  • box of white garbage bags
  • white fabric for decorative head coverings
  • three bags play sand
  • small wading pool

If you can donate any of these, please bring them to the rectory!play-sand

For additional information, call Cathy Graham at (216) 570-0877.

150th Anniversary Celebration Continues with Homecoming Festival

On Saturday, July 18th 2015, St. Malachi Parish’s 150th Anniversary Celebration continued with the Homecoming Festival.  The Festival featured entertainment, church tours, a parish historical exhibit, food, games and other activities.  Current and past parishioners, friends and others came out in the nearly 90 degree heat to participate in the festivities.

The 150 years of parish history were chronicled by the Festival Committee with a poster for every decade.  St. Malachi Parish’s history is also the history of the City of Cleveland and the near west side including Cleveland’s rise as a great industrial center and the transformation of the neighborhood.  Significant events included the loss of the church during the fire of 1942, the construction of the Memorial Church, the formation of the Community of St. Malachi in the 1960s and the merger of the two parishes during the most recent decade.

50th Anniversary Chalice

50th Anniversary Chalice

The Festival included 4:30 Mass and a celebration of the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.  The chalice created 100 years ago, for St. Malachi Parish’s 50th anniversary in 1915, was used by Fr. Tony for the celebration of the Mass.  Guitarist Kevin McCarthy joined as a music minister, and St. Malachi’s new Deacon, Leo Bistak, celebrated and was introduced to the congregation.

Entertainment included DJ Paul Farace, Guitarist Kevin McCarthy, the Lenechan Academy of Irish Dance, the West Side Irish American ClubPipe Band and Brigid’s Cross.

Winners of the Irish Soda Bread contest include Mary Miles and Jeannie Strok.

We thank the Festival Committee and the many volunteers for hours upon hours of work, we thank the event sponsors and all who contributed to the event.

Homecoming Festival, 7/18/2015

20150317_124346_resizedThe St. Malachi’s 150th Anniversary Homecoming Festival will be Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 2:00 PM-8:00PM on the St. Malachi Campus at West 25th St. and Detroit Ave.  There will be entertainment, food, fun and activities for all ages.  Admission is free.

A full schedule of music and performances will occur between 2PM and 8:00PM (see sidebar for details).   Highlights include DJ Paul Farace, the Leneghan Academy of Irish Dance, the West Side Irish American Club Pipe Band, and Brigid’s Cross.  Click here for the 150th Anniversary Page to see the full schedule.

Other activities include history displays, videotaped stories of our past, church tours, food trucks, and games, including a corn hole tournament.

All are welcome including current and past parishioners, friends and anyone interested in a good time!

Volunteers are still Needed! To make the Homecoming Festival a success many willing hands and bodies are needed. Sign up for a 2 hr shift and enjoy the Festival before or after. A sign up roster is available after all the Masses, or call the rectory at 216-861-5344. !

Spiritual Development Commission Meeting, 6/24/2015

Pentecost-Fest-2014Please join the Spiritual Development Commission for our meeting on Monday June 22 at 7:00PM in the rectory.

We will be talking about our prayer groups, retreat, and other events over the past two months to review & critique.

In addition, the agenda will include discussion regarding the date and format for our planning meeting for 2015-2016.