The Fundraising Commission plans to publish a quarterly newsletter for parishioners. We need editors, writers, photographers & individuals skilled in newsletter layout. If you would like to be part of this new venture please contact Ed Shemo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-598-5472.
This year, we support Christians in the Holy Land, the “living stones” whose population has fallen to less than 2% in the place where Christianity began. Today, only one Catholic school, Holy Family School, remains in Gaza. The Cleveland Holy Land Consortium supports this school. Our Bishop Nelson has encouraged a local effort to stand with the Christians of Gaza at Holy Family School and Parish. Help support families whose communities are largely cut off from the rest of the world. The need is urgent! Offering envelopes are available at the doors of the church for you to use to turn your personal Lenten sacrifices into contributions which will help Catholic children in Gaza make their way to a brighter day. Return Offerings on HOLY THURSDAY or EASTER SUNDAY. For more information contact: Sir Jeffery Abood, email@example.com 330-612-7968.
A special “thank you” to the many people at St. Malachi who helped make this year’s St. Malachi Church Run a great event last Saturday! A special thank you to the runners, sponsors, music and liturgical ministers who assisted at morning Mass and the host of volunteers who provided hospitality to thousands of participants, family members and friends who came out for this annual event. Thank you!
On March 9, Parish Council members met with Fr. Daniel Schlegel, Vicar for Clergy and Religious in the Diocese of Cleveland to discuss concerns of the parish. St. Malachi parish remains a very important parish in the Cleveland diocese, a welcoming place on the near westside serving the marginalized by providing basic needs: clothes, food, shelter, love and hope. With the ongoing support of parishioners, volunteers and donors the mission will continue. During these last four months we have been made to see the parish through a different lens. The question of diocesan transparency was discussed; Fr. Schlegel explained the process the diocese has regarding a Leave of Absence, established to protect the privacy of the clergy. Fr. Schlegel welcomed Parish Council members to offer their suggestions as to how handle this process more effectively, and with greater respect for the parish family. We the people of St. Malachi must continue to pray for Fr. Tony, both in our private prayer and in our prayer together as the people of St. Malachi Parish.
Have you checked out the new Diocesan website? Follow the Diocese on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & the E-Newsletter. A great ways to stay in touch with what’s happening around the diocese.
Join us this Wednesday evening, March 20, 2019 for the annual diocesan-wide “Evening of Confession.” All churches in the diocese will have confessors available from 5-8PM. Experience God’s loving mercy. In the words of Pope Francis, “God never tires of forgiving us.” This is an excellent Lenten practice as we prepare for Easter.
St. Patrick (West Park) is having a 50 year grade school reunion for the class of 1969 on June 29, 2019. For more information please contact Teri Rini-Fox at Trinirini99@aol.com.