St. Malachy Parish offers a variety of faith formation opportunities for adults of all stages of life.
Please stay tuned for the 2018 Lenten Programs
Bible Studies, programs and special events meet at various times to provide opportunities for individuals to grow deeper in relationship with Jesus and graft other members onto the Living Body of Christ. Father Vince leads a weekly Bible Study on Wednesdays. In addition, the parish has many of The Great Adventure Bible Studies and Bishop Robert Barron’s Series available should a family or group want to borrow materials for a Bible Study in your home; please contact the Faith Formation Office for details.
Father Vince's Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Father Vince's Bible Study session will meet next on Wednesdays. Please plan ahead to join Fr. Vince as he walks us through the Word of God so we can grow deeper in relationship with Jesus. Over the upcoming weeks, we shall be exploring the Second Letter of Peter.
No previous participation is necessary! Bring your Bible and join Father Vince in the Holy Family Room from 7-8 PM.
Great Adventure Book of Acts Bible Study
This group will meet weekly for 20 sessions in the St. Cecilia Room from 7-9 PM on Thursdays beginning September 21 through February. Christopher Clouser will serve as facilitator. The cost of study materials, if you register and pay by September 6, is $31.00. After that time the cost is approximately $34.00; the difference is shipping costs. You may register at the parish office desk or online via the St. Malachy webpage.
Gather and Grow with God
All are invited to meet from 8:45-9:45 AM in the school cafeteria to learn, refresh and share Scripture and the Church's teachings with others over coffee and doughnuts. All adults and guests are invited; namely, singles, engaged couples, parents, young and old all are welcome! We shall meet on the following Sundays in the school cafeteria:
January 14: "My Life as a Missionary" with Sheila Zielinski
January 21: "Prison Ministry" with Deacon Dan Collier and Lynne Weisenbach
February 11: "Catholic Charities Immigration Services" with Tim Win
February 18: "Reconciliation" with Fr. Vince
February 25: "Cathedral Soup Kitchen" with Margie Pike and Dee Morley
Childcare is available in the church nursery for the Gather and Grow with God sessions.
However, on the first Sunday of each month there will be no presentations; rather, the session will be a social whereby all are invited to participate in the Knights of Columbus pancake breakfasts hosted in the school cafeteria. No registration is necessary!
Catechism Q&A With Fr. Hunter
Join Fr. Hunter and other parishioners in the Holy Family Room the second Monday of the month for a chosen topic of discussion on church teachings. Participation can include being part of the discussion or simply listening!
The Hazel Tree Bible Study
The Hazel Tree is considered the “Tree of Wisdom” and Hazels crave knowledge and are loving people. We are a small, diverse group of people who love to delve into the Bible, one book at a time. We use the Collegeville Bible commentary and other commentaries that we come across to help us understand God's Word to us. We meet during the school year, one day a week for approximately two hours during the daytime hours. We take a break at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We read and discuss at our own pace.
Time and Location – We meet in the St. Francis Room at church on Wednesdays from 2-4 pm. The first 30 minutes we is our social time and begin the session at 2:30 with prayer. We start the second week in September and end at the end of May.
History -- This group was started back in the 80’s or earlier by Hazel Reinsel. We have been through the bible multiple times with various groups and times to meet the needs of the group.
Name of Group -- The name was chosen on behalf of our benefactor Hazel Reinsel and because of the description of the Hazel Tree from the Celtic Zodiac:
The Hazel Tree· Aug 5 – Sep 1
Considered “The Tree of Wisdom” it was believed that skills and knowledge could be gained by eating the nuts of the Hazel tree. People born under the Hazel moon are clever, perceptive and possess good reasoning skills. Hazels crave knowledge and are imaginative, radical thinkers. They are artistic but usually create useful and practical as well as beautiful works. Hazels are rational and organized people. They tend to be cool and reserved though may become paranoid and suffer headaches if their mental energies are not properly channeled. Hazels are loving but often overindulgent with spouses and children.
Bereavement Support Group
This is a new monthly group that meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30pm in the St. Francis room.
"The light shines in darkness" John 1:15
The Care Ministry will offer a bereavement retreat for adults on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 9am-3pm. Registration is required. Please fill out the online form and you will be contacted.
Book of Life
November is "The Month of Remembrance." On All Soul's Day the Book of Life is placed in the church beneath the cantor stand. The will remains on display for the month of November. You are invited to write the names of your loved ones who have died in the book and the parish community will remember them in prayer throughout the month. Even if you have written their names in the book in years past, you are invited to do so again.
Caregivers Support Group
This group is for those who care for family and friends who are ill or needing round-the-clock care. The caregivers support group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm.
St. Dymphna Prayer Group
If you or someone you know suffers with anxiety/depression, please join us for a special Rosary faith sharing group. The group will meet at 6:30pm every Thursday.
- Pregnancy Loss & Early Infant Death - All parents, grandparents, or family members wishing to remember a child who has died are invited to attend a special memorial service during Respect Life Month (October).
- All Soul's Day Mass of Remembrance - This mass is to celebrate the life of our loved ones who have died during the past year. The Book of Life will also be brought out to place our loved ones names during the month of November.
Please contact Linda Pirau for more information on these groups.
Do you know someone who has left the Church? Most of us do not have to look very far to find non-practicing Catholics in our circle of family & friends. Many of us are concerned about these loved ones, but we don’t know how to help them. Obviously, most of them are searching, but how can we help them find their way home?
As baptized, practicing Catholics we have a precious gift of faith & love from the Lord that needs to be shared with our non-practicing brothers and sisters. First, we need to pray for them. Next, we need to extend a personal invitation to them to come home to the Catholic Church. Most non-practicing Catholics are waiting for an invitation to return. Many mistakenly think they are excommunicated & are not welcome to return.
Many non-practicing Catholics carry with them a tremendous amount of guilt and misinformation about the Church & are afraid of approaching the Church for fear of being rejected. You can make a tremendous difference in someone’s life simply by reaching out to them & telling them that we miss them & would like for them to come back home to our Church family.
Here at St. Malachy Catholic Church, we have a special program to help non-practicing Catholics return to the Church entitled “Catholics Returning Home.” The next series begins on January 2nd, 2018 at St. Malachy Church at 7 pm. Please pass this article on to anyone who might be interested.
Session 1 – January 2, 2018
Welcome / Overview of Series
Session 2 – January 9, 2018
Sharing Stories of Faith
Session 3 – January 16, 2018
Explanation of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Session 4 – January 23, 2018
Explanation of the Mass
Session 5 – January 30, 2018
The Church Today: Changes Since Vatican II
Session 6 – February 6, 2018
Wrap-Up / Discussion of the Nicene Creed
To register, please click HERE
For more information, please call Chad Jasper at (317) 650-5751 or email .
Christ Renews His Parish retreats teams members are praying for all parishioners as they are formation in preparation for the following retreat weekends:
Men’s Retreat—January 19-20, 2018
Women’s Retreat—February 9-10, 2018
As you are making winter plans, please mark you calendars and discern how Jesus may be calling you to benefit from participating in the respective retreat.
For more information, click HERE
TEAMS OF OUR LADY (TOOL) Marriage Ministry is growing at St. Malachy Parish and all married couples are invited. If you are interested in growing closer to your spouse in love and holiness, while being part of a small faith group by praying and laughing together with other married couples, please contact the Faith Formation Office.
St. Malachy invites women to our Mary’s WAY (Women Answering Yes) 7th Annual Dinner!
Enjoy an Evening of Dining, Music, Fellowship, Laughter, Inspiration, and Thanksgiving.
For more information, please contact Nancy Sangl, Chair 317-852-9688
Saint Malachy Catholic Church Community thanks Archabbot Lambert Reilly, O.S.B. of Saint Meinrad Archabbey for leading the 2016 Year of Mercy Parish Mission focused on MERCY: Explore; Explain; and Experience.
Mornings for Moms meets weekly on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:00 am when St. Malachy School is in session. All women of the parish are welcome to gather together weekly in the Holy Family Room to pray for each other, to support each other and to discuss the next Sunday’s readings as an aid in living out the Word of God. Child care is provided in the Nursery.
No registration is required; all are welcome!
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith or in becoming Catholic, all are invited to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process. The sessions are informal with a team of people presenting the faith and then giving time for individuals to discuss and ask questions. No one ever puts any pressure on anyone to become part of the Catholic community; it is entirely up to the individual who is responding to God’s call in growing in relationship with Jesus.
You have the opportunity to participate in the RCIA process by choosing either one of the following options depending upon your schedule:
- Beginning on Sunday, January 7, 2018 and continuing through March, we shall meet weekly on Sundays from 10:00-11:30 am in the St. Malachy Church Holy Family Room. Those who continue the journey will celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil Mass on March 31.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Faith Formation Office at our convenience.
All are welcome!
Men’s Spirituality Group meets on the second Saturday of each month from 7:00-8:15 am in the St. Francis Room at the Church to read and reflect on the Sunday readings and to share their faith. In addition, the group participates in the 8:15 am Mass.
Women’s Spirituality Group meets on two Tuesday mornings every month from 9:30-11:00 am at the Church for discussion and reflection of books chosen by the group. No registration is required and all are welcome!
All are invited to be part of the “Young at Heart” group. We gather every second Friday at 11 a.m. for Mass followed by a pitch-in lunch. This is a wonderful way to meet people in the parish and share conversation and food. No reservation is required! Once in awhile there is a guest speaker or entertainment, but mostly it is an opportunity to chat and meet new friends. Hope that you will join us.
The next Young at Heart mass and lunch will be held February. Sign ups will be available that month at the information desk or call Lind Pirau at 317-852-3195 x7100
Young Adult Ministry is an up and coming ministry to the St. Malachy community! Generated through parishioner leadership, it hopes to serve those members in their 20s and 30s.
The ministry meets of the 1st Sunday and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM for faith sharing and socializing.
For more information, please email