November 19, 2023
Dear Friends and Parishioners of Saint Malachi,
This week we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. As a nation we give thanks to our dear Lord for the many blessings He continually bestows upon us.
Join us for Thanksgiving Day Mass at Saint Malachi Parish this Thursday, November 23, at 9:00am, followed by a light breakfast prepared by the Back Door Ministry.
Wherever you find yourselves on this special day, let us prayerfully join together:
Heavenly Father, as we gather on this day of Thanksgiving, we remember the words of Holy Scripture that call us to give thanks in all circumstances. Lord, we thank You for the countless blessings You have bestowed upon us, both in times of joy and in times of challenge.
We are grateful for the love of family and friends who surround us, for the food on our table, and for the shelter over our heads. Most of all, we thank You for Your presence in our lives, for Your grace, and for the gift of salvation through Your Son, Jesus Christ.
Help us, dear Lord, to always maintain hearts filled with gratitude, not just on this special day but every day of our lives. May we continue to count it all joy and to give thanks in all things. In Jesus’ name, we offer this prayer of thanksgiving. Amen.
Gratefully yours in Christ,
Parish Council wants to hear from you! Please join us in the back of the church on Saturday after mass or Sunday in the hall for coffee hour. Parish Council members are eager to hear what is on your mind about St. Malachi Parish. Please bring ideas, concerns and questions with you (or simply say hello).
The program is designed to help married couples develop improved ways of communicating and relating to each other in order to overcome challenges which have left them feeling frustrated, hurt, distant, or even hopeless. Retrouvaille, which means rediscovery, is supported by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, and is open to couples of all faiths.
This program consists of a weekend experience and six follow up sessions. For more information concerning the program, or to register, visit www.helpourmarriage.org or call Shelly or Rob at 216.509.0301 or 440.836.4810.
At this time of the year, we give thanks for our God-given blessings. A gift through your will or planned gift expresses your gratitude for your faith and the Church community. To begin planning for your legacy, please visit https://www.catholiccommun ity.org/create-your-legacy. You may also contact Fr. Michael Gurnick at the parish office or Mary Lou Ozimek of the Catholic Community Foundation at (216) 696-6525 x4070 or email@example.com for a confidential conversation.
Congratulations to Parishioner Will Graham who made the St. Edward High School Honor Roll for this current grading period. Keep up the great work Will!
Let us not forget to pray for the Palestinian and Israeli peoples: May the Lord bring a just peace. There is so much suffering! Children are suffering, the sick are suffering, and many people are dying. War is always a defeat. Let us not forget: War is always a defeat! I ask that every possible avenue be pursued to absolutely avoid an escalation of the conflict, to provide assistance to the wounded, and to deliver aid to the population of Gaza, where the humanitarian situation is extremely dire. I implore you to stop, in the name of God, Cease fire! And we also must not forget to pray for those still suffering from violence and displacement in Ukraine since the Russian invasion over 18 months ago. Nov. 5, 2023
The Rectory will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 22nd to Friday, Nov. 24, 2023.
May you and your family have blessed and happy Thanksgiving!
This weekend the #weGiveCatholic team will be at all the Masses at the Main Church Entrance and at Sunday Coffee Hour to accept Early Giving donations. #weGiveCatholic donation envelopes will be in the pews and at the doors of the church
Thanksgiving Day was established to remember and give thanks to God for all our blessings. Please join with the people of St. Patrick and St. Wendelin for Mass on Thanksgiving morning at 9AM at St. Malachi. There will be a social with Back Door Ministry after Mass.
We are pleased to share the readings and Homily celebrated by Brother Phil Bernier to celebrate the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. To listen access the MP3 audio file.