Last Sunday/Monday volunteers from St. Malachi Parish delivered fruit baskets to residents of Lakeview Tower Apartments. This unique St Malachi tradition has been an annual event for about 50 years and continues to be a worthwhile effort. Many thanks to the volunteers who came to personally knock on our neighbors’ doors, wish them Merry Christmas from St. Malachi and give them food for body and soul. Your participation is a Christmas blessing from St. Malachi’s to the community where we serve.
We send our thanks to Nadge Herceg and Cathy Jacob for their time and love in sewing and donating face masks to St. Malachi. We expect to wear masks for at least 12-18 months, and will make good use of these artistic masks. Thank you so much!
A big thank you to the folks who greeted festival goers at the St. Malachi table at the Ohio City Street Festival last Sunday, September 29, 2019. You were a welcoming presence in our neighborhood!
Thank you to all the St. Malachi folks who remembered us in prayer & good thoughts during the Men’s Spring Retreat. 22 wonderful men gathered at Our Ladies of the Pines Retreat Center. It was a wonderful retreat. We dealt with the topic “Friendship: Its Many Faces and Phases.” During the retreat we had a “Table of Remembrance” dedicated to all the men who, at one time, were involved with the men’s retreat & are now gone. Men like Al Francis, Frank Schiros, Steve McConville, Bill Jacob, Rick Crow, Paul Kunkel, Luis Gutierrez, Tony DiNardo and Dennis Stramel. We have their pictures & tell their stories so they are never forgotten. It’s a special time during the retreat as tears flow for them.
Many thanks to all who participated joyfully, delivering Fruit Baskets to our friends & neighbors at Lakeview High Rise last Sunday & Monday. Special
thanks to Jeff Barbalics, Dave & Linda Kennard, who coordinated deliveries; Dave Kennard also helped load/unload & transport baskets to Lakeview on Sunday; our friends at Stella Maris who stored the baskets & helped load & unload; Jeanette Shemo, who coordinated with Marc’s, #weGiveCatholic donors who helped fund the fruit baskets & all who prepared greeting cards, to Lakeview Tower, who provided resources & the lobby for our use. One resident
wrote: Thank you very much for all the wonderful things you do for our community. Merry Christmas to all of you! Wishing you a very happy New Year.
Our annual volunteer celebration is Saturday, October 20, 9:30AM at the Women’s Club Pavilion at Lakewood Park. If you are a volunteer, no matter how often, and have not received an invitation, please know you are invited.
RSVP to 216-228-4332 or Stmalachievents@gmail.com Mark the date on your calendar.