Join us this Wednesday evening, March 20, 2019 for the annual diocesan-wide “Evening of Confession.” All churches in the diocese will have confessors available from 5-8PM. Experience God’s loving mercy. In the words of Pope Francis, “God never tires of forgiving us.” This is an excellent Lenten practice as we prepare for Easter.
St. Patrick (West Park) is having a 50 year grade school reunion for the class of 1969 on June 29, 2019. For more information please contact Teri Rini-Fox at Trinirini99@aol.com.
On Friday, February 22, 2019, a rich journey in faith at St. Malachi for the Ursuline sisters came to an end. For me personally it is also the end of a great adventure with people of extraordinary faith. I have been blessed a hundred times over by my youthful eagerness to come serve on the near west side fifty years ago. The challenges of closing a house after all those years has mostly consumed my recent weeks but wanting to express gratitude has been in the back of my mind the entire time. Thank you for this life altering vocation of service to the poor. I hope this simple “thank you” conveys all that I hope to express.
Sr. Martha Owen, O.S.U.
St. Rocco Parish Elementary School, 3205 Fulton Rd., has open enrollment for the 2019—2020 School Year. The school offers solid, quality Catholic Education for children 18 months—Grade 8. St. Rocco provides a ‘safe environment’ and is “affordable”. They accept Cleveland Scholarships, EdChoice Vouchers, Jon Peterson Scholarships and other financial assistance. Free breakfast & lunch daily for all students. Call for an appointment to tour the school: 216-961-8557. Deadline for vouchers April 30, 2019.
During this difficult time at our parish, St. Malachi Pastoral Parish Council would like to thank everyone for their continued prayers for Fr. Tony and we appreciate everyone being supportive of Fr. Mahoney, the parish staff and to each other. We, the people of St. Malachi, find our true-identity as our Parish Mission Statement points out, a Eucharistic people, united in prayer, welcoming to all, serving those who are poor and in need. Parish Council representatives have a scheduled meeting March 9th with Fr. Dan Schlegel, Vicar for Clergy and Religious to discuss how difficult it has been on our parish since the fall due to the lack of transparency and our hopes that future communication would be direct and honest when handling similar situations in other parishes. Parish Council will keep the parish apprised if we have more information.
Let us pray for Tyler Hardtke, our catechumen, and our candidates Amy Police and Dan Condol as they prepare to enter the Church at Easter.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Mass and distribution of ashes is at 7:00 AM, Noon and 7:30 PM. There is no Wednesday evening prayer this week.
From March 6—April 14, 2019,you are invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life—40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You are invited to stand & peacefully pray anytime between 7AM-7PM in the public right-of-way outside Preterm—12000 Shaker Blvd., Cleve., or Planned Parenthood—25350 Rockside Rd., Bedford Hts.
Kickoff Rally at St. Columbkille Church, March 5, 7PM with Bishop Perez as Keynote Speaker. Contact John Noall, 216-245-9744 for more information.