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, firstname.lastname@example.org 330-612-7968.
Next weekend, January 20, 2019, is the national collection for the Catholic University of America. The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. is our national Catholic university. It annually provides an academically rigorous education guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition to nearly 7,000 students. There will be a second collection at all the Masses. We appreciate your generosity.
Throughout winter, please bring hats, socks, gloves, hand & foot warmers, granola and cereal bars to the Metanoia Office on the second floor of the school between the Masses. Our Back Door Ministry needs eggs, cheese, coffee, sugar, creamer, and canned soups, which can be brought directly to the rectory kitchen. Our neighbors need our help!
The 20th annual Reunion Dance for the benefit of Little Brothers & Sisters of the Eucharist is Friday, January 18, 2019from 8:00PM to Midnight at St. Clarence Hall, 30101 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted. Live music by the Portersharks; $25 donation includes light refreshments & free valet parking. For further information & tickets, call 216-251-4075.
The Hospitality Commission is in need of pastries for the Coffee Hours after the 9:00 AM & 11:30 AM Masses on Christmas Day & breakfast food for Sunday, December 30, 2018.
If you plan to contribute to St. Malachi Parish before the end of 2018 please note: the cutoff date for 2018 contributions is December 31, 2018. Contributions received or postmarked on or before December 31 will be
recorded as 2018 contributions. Contributions received after December 31, 2018 or postmarked in 2019 will be recorded as 2019 contributions.
We have many people who attend Mass at St. Malachi regularly & give a weekly offering who are not registered! Registration is a commitment to a community…a way to be included in the religious, social & ministerial life of St. Malachi Church. If you are not sure if you are registered, call Jeanette at the rectory. Registering takes only a few minutes; you will be glad you did!
Join us immediately after 11:30AM Mass on Sunday, December 23, 2018 for the final church decorating
for Christmas, which includes placing the figures in
the crèche, arranging plants, candlesticks & ironing
altar linens. If you can help set up our large Christmas trees on Friday, Dec 21, 2018 after the Noon Mass
we would be grateful! Questions please call Carol
216-225-7130. Many elves make for light work!
Monday Night Meal will be serving a Christmas Dinner on Monday, December 24, 2018. Turkeys are being distributed this Sunday morning or Monday after 3:00 PM to be returned no later than 4:00 PM on Monday, December 24, 2018. If you can bring any of the other food items listed for the dinner, please sign up in the 3-ring binder at
the front vestibule of the church.
Sign-up sheets for lectors, Eucharistic ministers,
servers and ushers are in the sacristy for the 4:30PM
and 10PM Christmas Eve Vigil Masses and the 9AM
Christmas Day Mass.