Imagine the impact you can have when you give a deserving student a Catholic Education. The weekend of August 19-20,2017 the Faith and Values Appeal for Education will be held at all Masses to raise funds to help provide tuition assistance to needy students and their families in our diocese. Please be generous in your support of Catholic school students. Envelopes for this special appeal are in your parish envelopes. You can also make a secure donation online at http://www.catholiccommunity.org/eddonate or call Karen Joyce at (800) 869-6525 ext, 1910.
On the Vigil of the Assumption of Mary, August 14, 2017, ten St. Malachi Parishioners and guests consecrated themselves to Jesus through the Blessed Virgin Mary.
This consecration followed a 33 day retreat, 33 Days to Morning Glory, which builds on the teaching of four great Marian saints:
- St. Louis De Montfort
- St. Maximilian Kolbe
- St. Mother Theresa
- St. John Paul II
St. Louis De Montfort called this consecration the “quickest, surest and easiest way to become a saint.”
Any parishioner can do the retreat, on their own, using the materials available on Formed.org. For those parishioners who are not yet using Formed.org, it can be described as a “Netflix for Catholic Content.” St. Malachi Parish has paid all costs for parishioners, who can access this tremendous Catholic resource using the Access Code: 9CV4QD . For more information on formed.org, you may check our post Formed is Here.
Our refugee family has settled in very well in their first year here in the United States. Mohammad has a steady job, the children are thriving, and they are awaiting the arrival of a baby girl in November. The Alzins will need clothes & supplies to welcome their new little one.
A Wish List: Baby clothes, newborn – 2 yrs; Disposable
diapers; Diaper pail & liners; Crib & mattress;
Blankets & sheets; High chair; Stroller.
If you can donate any of these items, email Jeannie Cleary-Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org), so that we can make sure we don’t get too many of any item. If you want to make a monetary donation for their future needs, write the check to St. Malachi Parish with a designation of Alzin Baby Fund, or put it in a marked envelope in the collection basket. Thank you, as always, for your generosity and your prayers for our friends, the Alzins.
Thank you to all parishioners for being amazing supporters of our yearly Back to School Family Backpack Event. This year we filled 72 backpacks with school supplies, enough to meet the needs of all of our families. At Family Night we offered haircuts & trims & an Ice Cream Social with snacks. It was an enjoyable evening for all and a great way to start the school year for the children of Malachi Center. God bless you!
The 2018 Synod of Bishops will focus on: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. Pope Francis is seeking input to prepare for the Synod. The Diocese of Cleveland has made available a survey questionnaire to gather information on the current state of youth and young adults in our diocese that will be included as part of the pre-synod discernment document.
The survey can be found at http://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/15synod/. All are invited & encouraged to complete the survey.
Parents and children can grow in faith and understanding utilizing the Catholic online platform FORMED. An account is free. Programs for adults and kids are available on your phone, computer, or other appliance. Visit https://formed.org/“register,” enter your email and password followed by parish code: 9CV4QD. It’s all there for you.
Dear Fr. Tony, Staff and Parishioners, Thank you for the wonderful celebration of my Jubilee. Thanks for the Mass, the music, prayers, the greetings, the smiles, the hugs, the great cookies, brownies, lemon squares, for all the presents and especially your presence! I will not forget the good people of St. Malachi. God bless you all! Sr. Francis
The LEAF Ministry Program that meets on the second Wednesday of each month has been suspended until further notice. We thank everyone who participated in this program to help families of incarcerated individuals.
Here is information about the Hermes – St. Malachi Parish Lawsuit:
Lawsuit seeks to prevent St. Malachi Parish from using own name for annual race
St. Malachi Parish provided the following statement to Eric Heisig of Cleveland.com:
Contributions for St. Malachi legal defense may be made via the Parish website.
After serving the St. Patrick Church (Bridge) community as pastor and the Near West Side neighborhood for 37 years, Fr. Mark DiNardo has retired. He is living at Regina Health Center in Richfield with Bishop Lennon and other retired priests. There will be a formal celebration for Fr. Mark with the St. Patrick and Near West Side community at a later date. May God give him the reward of his faithful service & abundant blessings!
Fr. John Manning is serving as parish administrator.