Young Catholic Professionals – Cleveland and Theology on the Rocks West are teaming up for a virtual discussion on Monday, October 12,2020 at 7PM! Join via Zoom and listen to Dr. Ed Kaczuk discuss the Theology of the Brain, a course that he teaches at the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe, OH. Tickets are free, but registration is required. Visit ycpcleveland.org.
Please vote for five candidates for Parish Council. Elections open on Saturday, October 3, 2020 and close Sunday, October 11. 2020. You can vote either on line bit.ly/SMCCouncilVote , in person on 10/3 and 10/4/2020 after Mass at a table in the parking lot, or request a ballot from the rectory to be mailed and returned by 10/13 to the rectory. Please vote only once.
Please join the Spiritual Development Commission for our meeting on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM via Zoom. The Commission members have received Zoom invitations via email. If you have not received the Zoom invitation and would like to participate, please contact Jackie Krejcik, firstname.lastname@example.org. We will discuss the Fruitful Disciple sessions, the Women’s Retreat, Men’s Spirit Activities, Centering Prayer and learning about a saint during Sunday Morning on October 18, 2020.
Today, we take up the collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). Your support helps the CCC connect people to Christ in the United States and around the world through the Internet, television, radio, and print media. Half the funds we collect remain here in the Cleveland Diocese to support local efforts. Be a part of this campaign to spread the Gospel message. Support the collection today! To learn more, visit www.usccb.org/ccc
On Saturday, September 26, 2020, the West Side Creation Care team will do a litter pilgrimage to clean up one small neighborhood area. We will meet at the Family Dollar Parking lot at W. 85th St. and Madison Ave. We will start with a prayer at 10AM and then head out to clean up the area. We will return to the parking lot after the clean-up and close with a prayer. It is not a long walk, but a time to do something to show we care for creation. Please join us. Bring gloves and a trash bag to hold what you pick up. We will have one member of the group haul away what we find.
“I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you..” is the theme for Catechetical Sunday 2020. In the midst of disease, violence, uncertainty, as well as hopes and strivings of humanity, God is constantly speaking to us and calling us to deeper faith. While the structure of our programs looks different this fall, catechesis continues. We ask God’s blessing on those involved in Faith Formation. Thank you….”it still thinkable in our time that each of us can persevere in this adventure even in the silent, laborious and sometimes thankless work of being a catechist.” (New General Directory for Catechesis, 2020, page 9).
Sharon Lowe Chapman shared plans for next years’ Malachi Run. Planning for Parish Council elections is ongoing. Improving communications including sharing summaries of council meetings in bulletin, updating information on website and making announcements during live streaming of the Mass was discussed. Providing mobile hand sanitizer stands for our guests at the Back Door and for future Monday Night Meal participants was considered. Because our clothing ministry has been halted due to Covid restrictions, the Back Door staff is collecting new packaged socks to distribute. Monday Night Meal continues to be on hiatus. Diocesan report on our parish facilities indicates future building and grounds needs. Call a council member if any questions or further information needed.
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
On Monday, September 14th, our diocesan community begins a new chapter as The Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic assumes the cathedra (meaning, chair) and officially assumes the pastoral care and governance as the twelfth bishop since the Diocese of Cleveland was founded in 1847.
This special edition of our Sunday parish bulletin not only commemorates this momentous occasion but also gives us the opportunity to reflect upon the essential relationship between every member of the baptized and the bishop of a local Church.
Please be sure to join the diocesan community in the celebration of Bishop Malesic’s Installation Mass via live stream on Monday at 2:00pm. Go to dioceseofcleveland.org and select the live stream link.
Gathered with our local Shepherd, may we welcome this as a graced moment for the whole diocese, giving thanks to God for the gift of apostolic succession in fulfillment of Christ’s promise that he would remain with us until the end of the ages.
May the Lord continue to bless Bishop Malesic as he assumes his ministry here in Northeast Ohio!
Sincerely yours in Mary, Queen of the Apostles,
The Fruitful Discipleship group is moving forward with a stay-at-home meeting on Saturday September 19, 2020 from 10-12noon. We are breaking into two groups to do what we can, during COVID precautions, for the Parish (one group to continue relationship with current parishioners and one group to start/continue outreach to the neighborhood). We will meet through Zoom.
Participants, please watch your email for updates and material. If you’ve not participated in these sessions yet and would like to or if you have questions, please email email@example.com by Friday, September 18, 2020 at noon. Please join us — the movement of the Holy Spirit is not limited to length of time participating.
Labor Day Mass, Monday, September 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM at St. Malachi. Join with our partner parishes to begin your holiday in prayer for all who labor, especially those whose labor supports us & our life, those who are enslaved, work in dangerous or dehumanizing conditions, whose labor is exploited, & all who are unemployed or underemployed.