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.
On Sunday, February 24, 2019 Sir Jeffrey Abood, a knight in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, presented at St. Malachi about the suffering of Christians in the Holy Land, and their desperate need for our support.
The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is an order of Knights in continuous service to the Pope since 1133. Their mission today is “to support the Christian presence in the Holy Land.”
Because of severe economic conditions resulting from the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) urgently recommends that we assist through Prayer, Pilgrimage, Projects and Public Actions.
A full copy of Sr. Jeffrey’s disturbing presentation is available here:
All St. Malachi parishioners are encouraged to sacrifice and make the most generous contribution possible to support the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, which is our Lenten mission for 2019. Please bring your contributions on Holy Thursday.
On February 21-24, 2019, Catholic bishops from all over the world are meeting in Rome with Pope Francis to address the clergy sexual abuse crisis, to formulate steps to ensure that such abuse never takes place again, and to ensure transparency in dealing with any allegations of abuse. Join us after all Masses this weekend for a brief update on the Catholic Church and the sexual abuse crisis. Afterwards, there will be a time of prayer for all those affected by this crisis in our Church. God bless us all!
Please keep our Holy Family, Pope Francis, and the episcopal leadership from around the world in your prayers. They will be meeting in Rome February 21-24, 2019 to address the grave moral evil of sexual abuse within the Church, most especially that which has been perpetrated by bishops and priests. The devastation that victims suffer needs also to be the focus of our prayer and concern. People who suffer must be taken seriously and their needs must be tended to. This has happened within a community of Faith that we call family and we must make sure that we never let it become a situation that “they” have to fix. It is an issue that is ours—anger, hope, frustration, faith embitterment and all other reactions that we carry with us as we continue to try to answer the call of Christ to follow Him. Let us try to hold everything in love & in prayer.
Fr. Tom Mahoney
Please volunteer to welcome Runners/Walkers to our campus the morning of our Run on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 7:30AM-11:00AM. This is a great opportunity to let people from far and wide know who we are and what we do. Info and FAQ sheets will be available for you to share with our guests at the table where you will assigned. If you can help, please contact Cathy Jacob at email@example.com or Pat Masterson at firstname.lastname@example.org! Thank you!
Throughout winter, please bring hats, socks, gloves, hand and 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!
Beginning Saturday, January 26, 2019, St. Malachi welcomes the Guardian Angels, who will provide a presence on St. Malachi’s campus during Mass times and selected times during the week to ensure a safe environment for parishioners, staff and those we serve.
January 18-25, 2019 is the annual observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The theme for 2019 is “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue” (Deuter- onomy 16:18-20) and was prepared by churches in Indonesia. In a world marked by diversity in language and culture, we express our Christian faith in diverse ways. During this week we are called to celebrate this diversity and be faithful to Christ’s call for the unity of his Church. All are invited to join with brothers and sisters in prayer, song, and witness to unity as followers of Christ.
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.