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Category Archives: Ministry
In today’s Gospel Jesus said: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” It was not meant to be a suggestion or an option. He didn’t say when it fits into our day or suits our time schedule, or after we’ve completed our various recreations. It is a requirement for Christians; to exercise good stewardship over Read more ..
Recently, a Byzantine (Greek) Catholic priest friend sent me a very large file of “Christmas resources.” It contains a wealth of information about celebrating the Christmas liturgies in the Eastern rites (Catholic and Orthodox), an incredible compilation of commentaries, reflections and preaching from the Fathers of the Church (especially the Eastern Fathers), reflections on Christmas Read more ..
Recently, the mother of a St. Malachi Center Board member died and Anita Branan, the Director, suggested the Board acknowledge the death in some way, since the funeral was out of town. She discussed this with several Board members, who agreed that sending flowers on behalf of the Board was an acceptable way of recognizing Read more ..
We have seen the images from Japan: shaking and collapsing walls and buildings as the 9.0 earthquake hit, the wall of water from the tsunami crushing and sweeping away anything in its path, highways buckled and broken, boats swept onto and into buildings, fire shooting into the sky from damaged nuclear power plants. We have Read more ..
If you know someone who may have a problem with alcohol and/or other drugs, please consider attending this workshop on May 14th. During this FREE session, speakers will discuss relevant topics including: addiction as a brain disease; effects of drinking/using on others; treatment options; 12 step programs of recovery; resources in the community. Below is Read more ..
The world is still celebrating the successful rescue of 33 miners in Chile who were trapped more than 2,000 feet underground for 69 days — and rightly so. Rightly so, because the rescue was a stunning technical achievement: never before had people been rescued so far down; never before had people been rescued after being Read more ..
Among the most well-known parables of Jesus is the story of the Good Samaritan (Lk 10:25-37). In answer to the question, “Who is my neighbor?”, Jesus tells the story of a man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho who is attacked, robbed and left for dead. After two prominent fellow-Jews (a priest and a Levite) see Read more ..
After carefully studying the ritual for the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, and with prayer, discussion and reflection, the Liturgy Commission has decided that we should do the traditional ritual of washing of the feet (mandatum) of selected members of the congregation this year. This is a departure from the St. Malachi tradition Read more ..
Each year on the Second Sunday of Lent, the Church offers an account of the Transfiguration for our reflection. On the mountain, Peter, James and John experience the divine glory that is Jesus’ as the beloved Son of the Father. For perhaps the first time, they catch a glimpse of Jesus’ true identity: the Son Read more ..