This weekend is the annual collection for the African American & Native American Missions in the U.S. Supporting this collection helps build the Church in these communities. There will be a second collection at all Masses
Join in the fun and help with our 40th Anniversary MALACHI Run on Sat., March 14, 2020! We need folks stationed around campus to direct our many guests, High-5 the walkers/runners as they complete their journeys, help our guests take selfies, and various other tasks as the need arises that morning. We all wind up after the Run for an After-Party at Mulberry’s! Please contact Cathy Jacob at 440-773-0829 Pat Masterson at 216-849-3689.
This weekend, February 8th-9th is Catholic Charities Commitment Weekend and is the kickoff for the 2020 Catholic Charities Appeal. This year’s appeal theme is Faces of Hope. Your generous support will transform the lives of others, to offer dignity, possibilities and companionship to those who are most vulnerable. Click here to Watch the Video. We invite you to view stories of inspiration and more information go to CatholicCommunity.org/2020Appeal
If you are available to volunteer to prep salads & veggies from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM on Monday afternoons in the hall kitchen, please call Frank Herceg at 440-396-8768.
Next weekend, January 18-19, 2020 is the collection for Catholic University of America which offers graduate and undergraduate courses in more than 180 academic programs. By giving to the National Collection, you will help support more than 6,000 students who are seeking a faith-filled education at an institution that supports cutting-edge research in multiple fields. Your investment will enable the University to continue to support the Church and to advance its work of preparing the next generation of leadership, both religious and lay, of our Church and nation.
If you plan to contribute to St. Malachi Parish before the end of 2019 please note: the cutoff date for 2019 contributions is Dec. 31, 2019. Contributions received or postmarked on or before Dec. 31 will be recorded as 2019 contributions. Contributions received after Dec. 31, 2019 or postmarked in 2020 will be recorded as 2020 contributions.
On Sunday, December 15, 2019, St. Malachi Parish will again deliver fruit baskets to the residents at Lakeview Tower Apartments. This unique St. Malachi tradition is a memorable opportunity for families and individuals to share a gift and a smile with our neighbors during the Christmas Season. Please save the date and plan on joining other parishioners & volunteers in this effort. You can help deliver from at 9:00 AM until Noon. Contact Jeff Barbalics, (216) 426-5272, firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Kennard, (216) 661-7130, email@example.com for more information.
During Advent, the Social Action Commission invites you to participate in the Advent Giving Project to benefit Malachi Center’s Christmas party for the homeless. Select a gift tag from the display in the front of church. Purchase one or more of the gifts on the tag & bring the gift to church or the Center by Friday, December 13, 2019. Individuals & families are encouraged to participate. Your gifts will bring a smile & a bit of comfort to those in need this Christmas.
Wish List: Duffel bags; White socks; White T-shirts – Men’s sizes: L, XL, XXL, XXXL; Women’s sizes: M, L, XL; Winter Hats; Gloves; Hand Warmers; Deodorant (no aerosol types); Vaseline; Disposable Razors; Shaving Cream; After Shave Lotion; Travel sizes of Toothbrushes & Toothpaste, Shampoo, Lotion, Soap or Body Wash. Walmart and/or Sam’s Club gift cards are appreciated & are used to purchase needed items. Contact Lynn Scott at (216) 771-3036 or lynn@mal achicenter.org for more information.
St. Malachi Parish is committed to building God’s kingdom for the future. St. Malachi has partnered with The Catholic Community Foundation of the Diocese of Cleveland to assist parishioners in legacy giving opportunities. The Foundation offers several options such as bequests and savings bonds. When you make plans to leave a gift to the Church, you demonstrate your gratitude to God for all the gifts with which God has blessed you. To learn more about the Legacy Giving Program, please contact Mary Lou Ozimek at 216-696-6525 x4070. Brochures explaining the program are located at the church doors.
As cooler weather, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approach, it is helpful to consider the following guidelines when you or someone you know are considering donating to the St. Malachi Clothing Ministry:
—The Clothing Ministry receives a great many donations between Thanksgiving and New Year. It would be most helpful to donate winter clothing after this holiday period if at all possible.
—A limit of 6 bags or boxes of donations per donation source, unless pre-arranged with a member of the St. Malachi Center, St. Malachi Church staff or clothing ministry volunteers (Pat Daw 216-338-5260 or Mary Carol or John Lucic 216-221-5017).
—A request that 75% of donations be FOR MEN, including seasonal, clean, lightly worn or new casual clothing, such as pants, jeans, t-shirts, button shirts, sweatshirts, socks, shoes and seasonal hoodies, coats, gloves and hats. Ideally, 25% or less of donations should be for woman and children.
—Please bring donations to the church basement Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM, or before or after the weekend masses. The church basement door is on the north side of the church.