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Young Saints in the Making

     Imagine getting a phone call last October from Bishop Lou’s office out of the clear blue and thinking, “Wait! What? The bishop knows who I am? Should I be nervous or honored that he knows who I am?” 

     I still don’t have an answer to that question but when I called back, I was honored to be asked to be one of his delegates to the SEEK Conference. SEEK is hosted by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) and was held Jan. 1-5 at the same Convention Center where St. Pope John Paul II visited in 1999. 

     I joined 24,000 other college students and adults encountering the Light of Christ through Mass, workshops, keynote talks, and

     I gained many helpful insights for me personally and my ministries, here at St. Malachy, in the Making Missionary Disciples track. This was the track that Bishop Lou specifically requested his delegates to attend, and it aligned with our parish’s emphasis this year in our Eucharistic Revival…We Must Make Him Known, by becoming missionary disciples.

     I also enjoyed meeting Jeff Cavins, Jason Evert, and Heather Kym who all gave amazing talks on hearing Christ in the scriptures, and gender through the lens of Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.

     Kobe Duda, a member of our parish and a student at the University of Illinois, was also in attendance. Studying electrical
engineering at the U of I, Kobe shared that he gained a “newfound confidence in Jesus’ saving power and the role it plays” in his personal life as well as that in the world around him.

     At the U of I, Kobe leads a bible study and is now beginning a discipleship group. “The missionaries have played a big role in my formation especially in guiding me and encouraging me to live out my own mission as a disciple of Christ,” Kobe said of the FOCUS Missionaries on campus.

     Kobe would like the St. Malachy parishioners to know that “the Church is very alive and well among our youth. I’ve seen it at my Newman Center, and a thousand times more at SEEK, and I’m very confident we have lots of young saints in the making.”


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Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita - Feb. 8

Vocation Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: 
where there is hatred, let me sow love; 
where there is injury, pardon; 
where there is doubt, faith; 
where there is despair, hope; 
where there is darkness, light; 
where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console, 
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love. 
For it is in giving that we receive, 
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. 


Interview: Getting to know Kimberly Souba

Middle School Youth Ministry Happenings

We will be using the REMIND app to text out messages and announcements. To join, please send the following text message: @78thy to the number 81010. Or you can click here to go to the website in order to register. 


I am really looking forward to our weekly youth ministry activities. Each week will be something different. We will be having a lesson on something relevant to what is going on in the church or world, adoration, social, and service outreach to the community. We will only meet the first Wednesday of June, July, and August from 6-8 PM with Oasis. 

We will meet on Thursdays from 6:30-8 PM. Join us beforehand with Mass. Father is always looking for altar servers.



Feb. 1
Feb. 8
Feb. 15 
Feb. 22 
Feb. 29 
Mar. 7
Mar. 14
Mar. 24 - Living Stations of the Cross
Mar. 28 - Holy Thursday Mass
Apr. 4 - Easter Party
Apr. 11
Apr. 18
Apr. 25
May 2
May 9 - 5th Graders are invited.
May 16 - 5th Graders are invited.
May 23 - 5th Graders are invited. Last day of normal weekly gatherings.
June 5 - Join Oasis and attend Adore from 6-8 pm.
July 3 - Join Oasis and attend Adore from 6-8 pm.
Aug. 7 - Join Oasis and attend Adore from 6-8 pm.


Advent Caroling

Director Kimberly Souba
(309) 944-5393 Ext. 110