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Labor Day: Remember the dignity of all

Sep 4, 2020

“This Labor Day is a somber one.  The COVID-19 pandemic goes on.  Economic circumstances for so many families are stressful or even dire.  Anxiety is high.  Millions are out of work and wondering how they will pay the bills.  And for workers deemed “essential” who continue to work outside the…

Remembering aborted children

Remembering aborted children

Sep 4, 2020

Interfaith memorial services and solemn prayer vigils will be held on Saturday, September 12, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron, Resurrection Cemetery in Valley City, and across the country for the innocent victims of abortion. Holy Cross Cemetery, Akron – This event will take place online and virtually.  Virtual prayers,…

Communion to the Sick & Homebound

Communion to the Sick & Homebound

Sep 4, 2020

Due to COVID-19, our Homebound list has grown substantially and many of our parishioners have been without holy Communion for nearly six months. As we understand a little more about the behavior of the coronavirus and appreciate the usefulness of facial masks, social distancing, and good hygiene, Saint Patrick invites…

Hello again, Ms. Megan!

Hello again, Ms. Megan!

Aug 28, 2020

Are your children missing our weekly Children’s Liturgy of the Word? While we are unable to gather in person, we are posting a short video for our youngest parishioners online every week. Families with children in preschool through grade 2 will find age-appropriate reflections on the Gospel reading, songs, stories,…

Hybrid & Homeschool PSR begin this weekend

Hybrid & Homeschool PSR begin this weekend

Aug 28, 2020

Starting this weekend, August 30, St. Malachi and St. Patrick Parishes will be back-to-school as PSR begins, with two options for our families. We are not doing an online learning program for PSR. Instead, Homeschool PSR families will use their Finding God student book and parent guide. This guide walks…

Franciscan custody of the Holy Land

Franciscan custody of the Holy Land

Aug 28, 2020

Due to COVID-19, we were unable to host the annual Good Friday Holy Land Collection. Pope Francis has approved this year’s collection to be conducted on the weekend of September 12-13 throughout the world, the closest Sunday to the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The Holy Land…

Introduction to the Season of Creation

Introduction to the Season of Creation

Aug 28, 2020

In 1989, Ecumenical Patriarch Demitrios I proclaimed September 1 as a day of prayer for creation.  The World Council of Churches extended the celebration from September 1 to October 4.  Pope Francis welcomed the season officially in 2015. The theme in 2020 is “Jubilee for the Earth” as the first…