Megan Wilson Reitz (Ms Megan) offers Children’s Liturgy of the Word for today, the Feast of the Ascension.
The Dominican Sisters of Peace are hosting a free five-day virtual, interactive “Mission for Peace” retreat, using Zoom, for single, Catholic women, ages 18-45 from June 5 through June 9, 2020. If you have ever pondered whether God is calling you to become a Sister, we encourage you to join us for this faith-filled, service-oriented experience. Set aside time to PRAY with our Sisters, to share with other women of FAITH, to discover God’s PURPOSE for your life, to enjoy a behind the scenes experience of COMMUNITY LIFE, and to explore RELIGIOUS LIFE lived out as a Dominican Sister of Peace. The retreat begins at 4PM Friday, June 5 and concludes at 8PM, Tuesday, June 9. For more information, call or text Sister Mai Dung Nguyen (pronounced “My Yung When”) at 405-248-7027 or email mdnguyen@op peace.org.
Events at St. Malachi have been suspended, but you can get signed up on FORMED.org!
Our parish has paid for a subscription, so it’s free to sign up for this online Catholic platform with e-books, videos, audio, bible & faith formation studies, and great kids / youth section. Go to www.near westpp.formed.org and click “sign up.” Enter email as requested. You’ll be told to “check your email” where you will have received an email with a link. The link takes you to FORMED!
Please join us for our meeting on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 7PM via Zoom. The Commission members have received Zoom invitations via email last week. If you have not received the Zoom invitation and would like to participate, please contact Jackie Krejcik, email@example.com. We will talk about the Forming Intentional Disciples/Fruitful Disciples sessions, the Women’s Retreat, Men’s Spirit Activities and other prayerful activities.
Our church building will be open this Sunday, May 17, 2020, for visitation and quiet prayer from 10:00 AM until 12 Noon. Deacon Leo will be present. As we make every effort to provide a safe and pleasant experience for everyone, we ask that folks observe social distancing on the parish campus and wear facial masks, especially if entering the inside of the church. Of course, feel free to visit outside with others anywhere on our parish grounds.
All women are invited to a time of being with each other and supporting each other in Scripture, reflection, and prayer. We are videoconferencing via Zoom on Saturday, May 9, from 10AM to 12PM. Please watch your email for prayer material and a Zoom invitation in separate emails. If you don’t receive the emails of invitation regularly and want to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please join us and bring a friend!
All are invited to an on-line bible study focusing on the apostle St. Peter. We will be using the 10-part series, LECTIO Peter, on the FORMED platform. This amazing 10-part series is led by the President of the Augustine Institute, the renowned biblical scholar Dr. Tim Gray.
1. Each week, on your own, watch the assigned episode, then
2. Each Wednesday, from 6:30PM – 8:00PM, join the live videoconference on Google Meet
Registration: Send an email to Catechetical Leader Stephanie Pritts: Stephanie.P@StMalachi.org
We will send an email invitation to the Google Meet conference.
Avoid frustration — if you are new to FORMED, or to Google Meet, we will help!!! Ask, and we will schedule a practice session for you on TUESDAY to help with technical issues. If you are new to this, don’t wait until Wednesday at 6:30!!!
|4/29/2020||Session 1 – Put out into the Deep, and|
Session 2 – Caperneum-Village of Consolation
|5/6/2020||Session 3 – Faith Not Fear|
|5/13/2020||Session 4 – Peter the Rock|
|5/20/2020||Session 5 – Peter and the Keys|
|5/27/2020||Session 6 – In the Shadow of the Galilean|
|6/3/2020||Session 7 – Discipleship at a Distance|
|6/10/2020||Session 8 – Peter and Pentacost|
|6/17/2020||Session 9 – Peter bar Jonah|
|6/24/2020||Session 10 – Peter’s Way of the Cross|
Please join us on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 7PM for the Spiritual Development Commission meeting via Zoom. The Commission received Zoom invitations via email last week. If you have not received the Zoom invitation and would like to participate, please contact Jackie Krejcik, email@example.com. We will talk about the Forming Intentional Disciples/Fruitful Disciples sessions, especially the ones in May and June, the Women’s Retreat, Men’s Spirit Activities and other meetings and events we can do with Zoom.
The Forming Intentional Disciples sessions are moving forward with a stay-at-home meeting on March 29 from 10:15-11:15 AM, reviewing Chapters 11 & 12. This will be done through either teleconference, Zoom, or other technology. Participants, please watch your email for updates & material. If you’ve not participated in these sessions yet and would like to, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday at noon. In our emails, we will be giving websites of live-streaming Masses in the Cleveland area at other times, so you will have an opportunity to experience Mass that way too.
Nominations Are Open
What a pivotal time this is for our parish! We need a wise & caring Parish Council to lead us through these next few years. We have 5 openings for the coming election – (4) three-year terms and (1) one-year term. If you are interested please contact Patrick Cleary-Burns at email@example.com before April 5. All nominations must be received by Wed., April 8. We ask everyone in the parish to pray that the Holy Spirit will call the council we need for the coming years.
Outdoor Stations of the Cross at St. Malachi
While promoting safety with social distancing and still staying connected spiritually, Saint Malachi Parish, Cleveland, would like to invite parishioners, neighbors, and friends to visit our campus and pray The Stations of the Cross OUTDOORS on our campus during these Lenten days.
Mindful that we don’t want to promote any “group assembly” this idea is very simple. You’ll see the Roman Numeral I posted on the left front door of our church building. Start there. After you’ve completed that one, go onto Roman Numeral II, depicting the Second Station of the Cross…and so on. The Numbers (fourteen in total) are posted as you proceed around the campus – simply follow the numerical order as they take you around the Church, the former Convent, past the Malachi Center, around the former school building (Washington Avenue) and back along W. 25th Street around the rectory until you return to the front of the Church for Station XIV.
Of course, the Stations may be prayed anywhere on earth but we wanted to have something here on our campus – this sacred ground – where we are so used to welcoming hundreds of folks throughout the course of each week. Wherever we find ourselves praying this “Via Dolorosa” (“Sorrowful Way”), let’s especially remember the needs of everyone during these difficult times. If you would like a simple prayer guide to assist you, individual copies are provided outside the rectory door. Please take it home with you afterwards. Do not return it as we want to be careful about reusing these materials.
Keep Your Heads Up, Literally, We’re Having Eucharistic Adoration.
Keeping in mind that enclosed places are to be avoided so we can observe social distancing, Saint Patrick Church on Bridge Avenue will be having a special form of Eucharistic Adoration. Balancing between the proper care of the Most Blessed Sacrament and finding a creative way for those to spend some time before our Eucharistic Lord, we’re inviting our parishioners and friends to grab a lawn chair or to stay in your car and park it in front of the parish rectory. As you stand facing the rectory from Bridge Avenue, look to the left window on the second floor. Illuminated twenty-four hours a day, the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle will preside at the window from the Eve of Saint Joseph’s Day (March 19th) until Holy Thursday morning (April 9th).
Get signed up on FORMED.org!
Our parish has paid for a subscription, so it’s free to sign up for this online Catholic platform with e-books, videos, audio, bible and faith formation studies, and great kids / youth section. Go to www.nearwestpp.formed.org and click “sign up.” Enter email as requested. You’ll be told to “check your email” where you will have received an email with a link. The link takes you to FORMED!
Service to the Poor Continues
Please know that Back Door Ministry is open daily from 9AM-1PM offering individually boxed meals to go. Monday Night Meal is not gathering in the Hall, but has already begun its new approach of offering boxed meals at the School door on Washington Ave. Metanoia is utilizing (only) the Hall for overnight hospitality and is sanitizing each morning.