We are pleased to share this homily preached by Father Neil Walters on Christmas Day at the 11:30 AM Mass. To listen to the homily, first access the MP3 audio file. Want to subscribe to the St. Malachi Parish Homilies Podcast? Click Here
Sign-up sheets for lectors, Eucharistic ministers,
servers and ushers are in the sacristy for the 4:30PM
and 10PM Christmas Eve Vigil Masses and the 9AM
Christmas Day Mass.
In today’s Christmas Mass at dawn we hear from the Gospel reading that God has entered quietly into the world. Not into the great city of Jerusalem, but into a small village about five miles south. Not into a noble family, but to an outcast couple keeping the newborn in a manger. Not announced by royal edicts, but to common shepherds, the first human heralds of Christ’s birth.
As Christian stewards we simply allow Christ to live in us no matter what our circumstances happen to be. We allow Christ to share his love with us & reflect that love to others. We now are the heralds of Christ’s Incarnation. What an unimaginable gift from a generous Lord. Good stewards rejoice in this gift and give glory to God.
Continue celebrating Christmas this Wednesday December 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the beauty and silence of the church during Eucharistic Adoration.
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE 2017
St. Malachi Parish, Cleveland, OH
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23 (4th Sunday of Advent)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24 (4th Sunday of Advent)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24 (Christmas Eve Masses)
MONDAY, DECEMBER 25 CHRISTMAS DAY
Please note that Sunday, December 24, 2017 begins the 4th Sunday of Advent. The 9AM and 11:30AM Mass that day will be the Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent. This year, the last week of advent is just one day. Later that day, both the 4:30pm and 10:00pm Masses will the Mass for Christmas Eve.
Join us immediately after 11:30 Mass on December 24, 2017 for the final decorating of the church for Christmas which includes placing the figures in the creche, arranging plants, candlesticks & ironing altar linens. If you can help set up our large Christmas trees on Friday, December 22, 2017, after the noon Mass we would be grateful! Questions please call Carol (216) 225-7130. Many elves make for light work!