Dear Parish Family:
God is good; all the time! We are so blessed in what God is doing at St. Malachy. We just installed the pipe organ and a covered shelter next to camp coyote. We’ve had successful Country Fairs the past few years and continue to pay down our parish debt to the Archdiocese. We’ve started new ministries like the Men's Ministry (FIRE) along with growing participation in the Marriage Ministry (FIAT), Women’s Ministry (Blessed Is She), Youth Ministry (Journey & Quest), etc.
All these things point to the ways God is moving minds and hearts in our parish family. It shows how God is always present and ever guiding all things.
Each year we like to share the success of St. Malachy. We publish an annual Financial Review report provided by our Finance Council which is actually looking for new members. So, please prayerfully consider.
This Financial Review can be found on the parish website and is sent in the weekly e-newsletter. We will have some hard copies available in the narthex as well. Please check it out. It highlights the finances, projects, ministries and other endeavors we’ve done over the past year. I also mentioned in my article what is on the horizon for this year.
But, also, as you do read it, please take time to thank God for the blessings He has bestowed upon us. Because, nothing is possible without God!
Our number one goal at St. Malachy is to raise minds and hearts to love the Lord Jesus more fully and follow Him more ardently, especially through the CLOVER principles: Confession, Life, Our Lady, Vocations, Eucharist & Revealed Word (To learn more…check out the “Living the CLOVER Life Podcast” that Nathanael Rea and I do weekly).
I believe our CLOVER principles help the Holy Spirit breathe life into our faith! When the Holy Spirit is alive in us, He brings with Him the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Gal 5:22-23).
I see so many of the fruits of the Spirit alive in each one of you; and today, I want to thank God for how you’ve embraced the fruit of generosity. By your time, talent and treasure, you’ve made St. Malachy the beacon of hope it is! You’ve made possible the many ways we work to build up the Kingdom of God! You’ve partnered with God to move minds and hearts to grow closer to Jesus.
Many volunteer hands have made for light work. Creative minds have discovered ingenious solutions to problems. And many, many self-sacrificial hearts have provided for the financial needs of our ministry and work.
Thank you so much for all your generosity here at St. Malachy! May God bless you for all your goodness and kindness towards our parish.
In Jesus, through Mary and St. Joseph,