We are pleased to share the readings and homily celebrated at the Easter Vigil Mass by Father Mark Hollis. To listen access the MP3 audio file.
Watch the full Mass on the St. Malachi Parish YouTube Channel
We are pleased to share the readings, homily celebrated on the Easter Vigil. To listen to the Mass first access the MP3 audio file. Want to subscribe to the St. Malachi Parish Homilies Podcast? Click Here.
Even though we were not able to gather in church for Holy Week and Easter this year, there are people who made certain we still had prayer resources and beauty to enjoy!
Many thanks to our Communications Commission folks who did an outstanding job of keeping us connected and prayerful: Gary Pritts, Carrie Sekarek, Ed Shemo, Nadge Herceg and Sharon Jesse…..We need our tech geniuses now more than ever and are so grateful for our website and Facebook page.
The St. Matthew Passion media presentation for Palm Sunday was engineered with grace and skill by Peter Toomey, building on our 2014 art work prepared by Ellen Brinich. Videograms were prepared for the Triduum by Fr. Gurnick, the media team from St. Patrick’s, Gary Pritts, Peter Toomey and musicians from both parishes. Be sure to check out the prayer/video with cantor Brian Marshall singing Pie Jesu (by Andrew Lloyd Weber) against a backdrop of beautiful images of our church interior. If you drive past St. Malachi on West 25th you may notice that our Good Shepherd window is now lit from within and shines forth in the neighborhood, thanks to Stan Kozak. God bless one and all!
We are Easter People
There is a phrase that keeps bubbling up on Facebook posts that just about sums up the last 40 days: THIS LENT IS THE LENTIEST LENT I’VE EVER LENTED. We wake up every morning to a new reality, new restrictions, new statistics, new theories and need to learn a whole new normal way of dealing with daily life. For me personally the most difficult aspect of “sheltering in place” has been the inability to gather and pray with living, breathing, singing human beings. Online prayer resources and live streamed Masses are a great thing and are becoming more and more available as the weeks pass. The people and institutions committed to providing these opportunities are dedicated and tireless . Here at St. Malachi many of us have burst through our fear of technology (and germs) to learn new skills. Creative channels are becoming unclogged and flowing, we work hard at communication, but for me it has become so clear that we need to be in face to face contact with “living stones”. How do we celebrate alone together?
Pope John Paul II reminds us “Do not abandon yourself to despair. We are the Easter people and Hallelujah is our song!” We remain rooted in the hope we have in Jesus Christ, the cornerstone, to insist that we live in a world where a resurrection really did happen. So we continue to pray for one another, look out for our neighbors, find ways to be of service, marvel at the greening of the earth and rejoice in the fact that the steadfast love of God endures forever. This IS the day that the Lord has made! Let us be glad and rejoice!
May you and your loved ones be richly blessed with rich and surprising blessings today and through these next great 50 days of Easter.
—Charlene McElwee, Director Music/Liturgy
Dear St. Malachi Family,
I would like to extend many blessings to you and your families during these most uncertain times. Know that you are in my prayers. My daily prayer for each of you is for God’s protection from all harm, healing of body, soul and spirit, Christ’s peace, God’s grace and the joy that comes from knowing Him. Easter has not been cancelled or delayed, celebrate the resurrection of our Savior, the tomb is empty, Alleluia!! Rejoice in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus! Please know that your parish family is here for you and if you are in need please reach out, support one another as Christ has instructed us to do.
Love is the joy of Easter,
Therese Mullen, Pastoral Council Chair
The Art & Environment committee will meet Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in the church to begin preparing for the seasons of Lent and Easter. Please join us. Enter the church from the parking lot.
Please join us for coffee hour after 9:30 and 11:30 Mass in the hall to enjoy fellowship and treats on this most Blessed day.
The St. Malachi Parish Mission: We are a Eucharistic People, United in Prayer, Welcoming to All and Serving the Poor.
Celebrating Over 150 Years of Faithful Service in the Old Angle!