Corpus Christi & Eucharistic Miracles
This weekend, we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi which means “Body of Christ.” It is a celebration highlighting our belief in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ – Body, Blood, Soul & Divinity – in the most Blessed Sacrament, the holy Eucharist.
Some of you have heard of the new Blessed Carlo Acutis. This young man died of acute leukemia on October 12, 2006. He was 15 years old when he passed and an amateur computer programmer. Before he died, Blessed Carlo had a great love for Eucharistic miracles – proven cases when the Sacred Host bled or turned to blood. He created a website documenting every Church approved Eucharistic miracle.
A quick google search of his name will help you discover his website and other info about Blessed Carlo. Or, check out: http://www.miracolieucaristici.org/en/liste/list.html and https://carloacutis-en.org/
Summer Campus Maintenance Work
This summer you are going to see us trying to take care of a lot of preventative maintenance work. Due to the financial generosity of our parishioners, we feel secure being able to tackle some of these projects that have been put off for years.
First, we’re already completed one project which is repairing the façade of the church (EIFIS). You may know that since it was built, our church has had leaking issues. One issue has been damaged EIFIS. It may not be the entirety of the leaking issues, and we will continue to monitor and explore other potential leaking issues. However, this is one thing we know needs to be addressed.
Next, we’ll be fixing some drainage issues by the school and under the parking lot. You may notice we get a lot of standing water here at St. Malachy and left unchecked it will deteriorate our school’s foundation, parking lot, and access roads. Since we are putting in a newly purchased playground financed by Sham-a-bration, we’re taking this opportunity to fix drainage issues near the school.
Then, we’ll be doing repairs to the asphalt, crack filling, and a sealcoat. We’ll also resurface a portion of the parking and drive. Everything will be restripped.
New Campus Additions
As I mentioned, we are getting a new playground through the fundraising done by Sham-a-bration. We’re also looking at putting in a shelter near Camp Coyote with running water. This will make for more opportunities for outdoor activities here at St. Malachy. This project is being made possible through an available grant from a parishioner’s business of work.
BIG thank you to DOUG TAPSCOTT, our facilities manager!!! These projects would not be happening without this dedication and hard work here at St. Malachy. When you see him, be sure to thank him!
In Jesus, through Mary and St. Joseph,