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.
On Friday, February 22, 2019, a rich journey in faith at St. Malachi for the Ursuline sisters came to an end. For me personally it is also the end of a great adventure with people of extraordinary faith. I have been blessed a hundred times over by my youthful eagerness to come serve on the near west side fifty years ago. The challenges of closing a house after all those years has mostly consumed my recent weeks but wanting to express gratitude has been in the back of my mind the entire time. Thank you for this life altering vocation of service to the poor. I hope this simple “thank you” conveys all that I hope to express.
Sr. Martha Owen, O.S.U.
During this difficult time at our parish, St. Malachi Pastoral Parish Council would like to thank everyone for their continued prayers for Fr. Tony and we appreciate everyone being supportive of Fr. Mahoney, the parish staff and to each other. We, the people of St. Malachi, find our true-identity as our Parish Mission Statement points out, a Eucharistic people, united in prayer, welcoming to all, serving those who are poor and in need. Parish Council representatives have a scheduled meeting March 9th with Fr. Dan Schlegel, Vicar for Clergy and Religious to discuss how difficult it has been on our parish since the fall due to the lack of transparency and our hopes that future communication would be direct and honest when handling similar situations in other parishes. Parish Council will keep the parish apprised if we have more information.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Mass and distribution of ashes is at 7:00 AM, Noon and 7:30 PM. There is no Wednesday evening prayer this week.
From March 6—April 14, 2019,you are invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life—40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You are invited to stand & peacefully pray anytime between 7AM-7PM in the public right-of-way outside Preterm—12000 Shaker Blvd., Cleve., or Planned Parenthood—25350 Rockside Rd., Bedford Hts.
Kickoff Rally at St. Columbkille Church, March 5, 7PM with Bishop Perez as Keynote Speaker. Contact John Noall, 216-245-9744 for more information.
Mel’s Café is offering 10% off one entrée when you bring in a bulletin beginning Ash Wednesday and every Friday during Lent, 2019. Enjoy pierogies, clam chowder, tuna melt, fresh salmon or Cajun shrimp.
Mel’s Café is located in Tremont. The address is: 2539 W. 10th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113, (216) 862-1196, melscafecle.com.
Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are Fast days for Catholics from their 18th through 59th birthday. Ash Wednesday & the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat for all who are over 14 years of age. “Fasting” means eating only one “full”/regular meal during the day, making other meals smaller & no “snacks” (except beverages). People with fragile health, special medical conditions or other serious reasons are not required to fast.
As Lent begins, please pray for all catechumens and candidates for full communion in the Church. At St. Malachi, we will celebrate Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist with Tyler Hartke during the Easter Vigil. We’ll celebrate Confirmation and Eucharist with Dan Condol and Amy Police on Easter Sunday. Let us pray!