In today’s first reading, the Lord speaks through the prophet Isaiah during a time of political dissolution and moral decline. The prophet had warned of God’s judgment against people for the feelings of self-importance they found in their possessions, and condemned them for various forms of economic injustice such as exploiting the poor and immigrants. Good stewards know that Isaiah’s message is as compelling today as it was in the time of the kingdom of Judah: Do the right thing. Offer justice and compassion toward others. Be honest in all your dealings. And remember to observe the day of the Lord.
August 20, 2017– Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis by Mark Shriver. Please read through chapter 17, Rector.
September. 17, 2017 – Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis by Mark Shriver. Please read the remainder.
October 15 2017 – The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman.
November 19, 2017– Backpacking with the Saints by Belden Blane.
Join the West Side Creation Care Team on Wednesday, August 23,2017 at 7:00 PM at St. Paul’s Community Church. There will be discussions of initiatives for education, collaboration, and advocacy to increase care for creation within our families, our churches and communities. St. Paul’s Community Church is located at 4427 Franklin Blvd. (corner of W. 45)
Deepen your spiritual experience this Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM with Eucharistic Adoration. We reverence in silence and a reading. Bring a friend.
Our Annual St. Malachi Parish Picnic is Sunday, September 10 , 2017 at Morgan’s Hollow at the Canal Basin Reservation of the Cleveland MetroParks. Mass begins at 10:00 AM.
Preparations are underway! If you can help with set-up (9:00 AM arrival time), clean-up or assist with grilling, please call Linda Wilson at 216-228-5306.
The Near West Partners—St. Malachi, St. Patrick, and St. Wendelin—begin H.S. Faith Formation on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM at St. Wendelin rectory.
For registration forms and calendars, contact the rectory. Call Stephanie with questions.
St. Malachi Gelato Sundays have returned! Starting next Sunday, August 6, 2017 and continuing through August and September 3, 2017. Come to Rosso Gelato, 19056 Old Detroit Rd., Rocky River from 5:00 PM-10:00PM; sign in on the “St. Malachi” form when you pay & St. Malachi receives a portion of your purchase. Tell your family & friends or, better yet, bring them with you! Enjoy gelato & know that part of your purchase helps St. Malachi!
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 is the Solemnity of Mary’s assumption into heaven; it is a Holy Day of Obligation. It celebrates God’s special favor to Mary, the sinless one, mother of Jesus the Christ, son of God, at the end of her life on earth to be received body and soul to the glory of heaven. In her Assumption, Mary is also a sign of the whole church, destined to be united with God in heaven at the end of time. We will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of Mary at 7:00 PM Vigil Mass on Monday, August 14 and at 7:00 AM and Noon Masses on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.
Please note: Due to Monday’s Vigil Mass, there will be NO Noon Mass on Monday.
Join us to pray with Bridges to Contemplative Living, reflecting on writings by Thomas Merton this Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Join us whether you have prayed this way before or this is a first time!