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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.