Adults

St. Malachy Parish offers a variety of faith formation opportunities for adults in all stages of life.

+ Bible Studies and Programs

GATHER & GROW WITH GOD

Sundays |  8:30 - 10 AM  |  St. Malachy School Gym
2020 Start Date: September 13th

Want to deepen your relationship with Christ and grow your understanding of Catholic teaching? This is the place to do it! Join us for fellowship with our fantastic community; learn from our dynamic speakers, and (of course) enjoy free coffee and donuts.  All adults are welcome - parishioners, guests, married, single. Whatever your age or state in life, we'd love to have you!

No registration is necessary and you may attend on a week-to-week basis according to your availability.

 


PARISH BIBLE STUDIES

We're passionate about the Revealed Word here at St. Malachy and we're excitedly working to facilitate Bible Study groups in the near future. 

If you are interested in joining or in leading a Bible Study group, please contact our Director of Faith Formation and let her know! 

Marriana Heffner

317-852-3195 x7108

+ Considering Catholicism?

"And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
Jesus to Saint Peter, The First Pope   |    Mt. 16:18-19
 

 WHAT IS RCIA?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program is, technically speaking, the process by which individuals who are unbaptized learn about, and become a part of, the Catholic Church. That said, it also serves as a no-pressure opportunity to learn what we believe. The program is attended by folks who are just curious about Catholicism, by people who grew up Catholic but have since journeyed elsewhere and want to come home, or even by active Catholics who want a better understanding of their faith. Basically, it's Catholicism 101 and everyone is welcome! 

WHEN & WHERE IS RCIA?

Sundays  |  8:30 - 10 AM  |   August 2, 2020 - May, 2021
We meet in the Holy Family Room - the room on the left-hand side just as you walk into the narthex (lobby) of the church building from outside.

 WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

RCIA meetings are broken down into three important parts:
Prayer, Catechesis (the teaching of the Catholic faith), and Community.

We kick things off with the good ol' Sunday classics: coffee, donuts, and fellowship. After everyone has gotten settled, the speaker of the day leads us in prayer before spending some time (30-45 minutes) presenting on the topic of the day. Speakers are usually St. Malachy parishioners (church members) and the topics cover the basics of what Catholics believe, how we worship, and how to live a Catholic life. Speakers do their best to leave opportunities for Q&A. 

After we've learned together, we take some time to learn from each other. Small group discussion is facilitated by the RCIA Team. This gives participants a chance to ask further questions, to share their reflections on the subject of the day, and to get to know each other a little better. 

We end each session with the most important part: prayer. The Catholic Church offers us a rich, ancient treasury of ways to pray - with Scripture, with music, in silence, in the context of the Holy Mass, alone, with other people... the list goes on. Each week we have a chance to encounter our Lord through a different form of prayer, familiarizing ourselves with the many options and, more importantly, with the God who loves us infinitely. 

HOW DO I JOIN OR GET MORE INFO?

That's easy! We'd love to connect. Submit this inquiry form and we'll get back to you

+ Marriage Ministry

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 Andrea Rader.

+ Mary's WAY

MARY'S WAY: WOMEN ANSWERING YES

Preparations for the 2020 Mary's WAY Dinner are in progress! Keep an eye on the website and bulletin for future updates.

Mary’s WAY is a Catholic Women’s Ministry whose mission is to deepen our love and faith in Jesus Christ, by following the perfect example of His mother, our Blessed Mother, Mary. Our ministry is faithful and obedient to the Magisterium of the church and receptive to the work of the Holy Spirit. We joyfully strive to integrate the fullness and beauty of our Faith into our lives while fulfilling our God-given vocations to know, to love and to serve God within our families, parishes, and community.

We achieve this through lovely, candle light dinners, inspirational speakers, prayer, fellowship, and service to others. We come together in faith, family, and community, and invite you join us. Our non-Catholics friends are always welcome!

 

+ Mornings for Moms

MORNINGS FOR MOMS

Wednesdays| 9:30 - 11 AM | Holy Family Room
Meetings are held when St. Malachy School is in session.

NOTICE:
In response to CoVid 19 precautions, childcare typically offered during this event is not available. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

No registration is required; all are welcome!

 

+ Care Ministry

BOOK OF LIFE 


November is "The Month of Remembrance." On All Soul's Day we typically place our "Book of Life" in the church beneath the cantor stand. The book remains on display for the month of November. We invite parishioners to write the names of their loved ones who have passed away in the book so that the parish community can remember them in prayer throughout the month. Even if parishioners have written a name in the book in years past, they are invited to do so again.

MEMORIAL SERVICES & MASS

  • 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). This year, the service will be held on October 11th after the 10:15 AM Mass. 
  • 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. This year's Mass of Remembrance is November 3rd at 6:15 PM, directly following our parish Holy Hour.

Please contact Kem Kazmierzak for more information:
e.     p. 317-852-3195 x7100

 
 

+ Retreat Opportunities

None at this time.

+ Men's Ministry

MEN'S SPIRITUALITY GROUP

NOTICE: This ministry is currently paused due to CoVid precautions. We will update the website and bulletin as things progress.

2nd Saturday Each Month  | 7-8:15 AM
Holy Family Room

The men of our parish gather to prepare for Sunday Mass by reading and discussing the upcoming readings. After discussion, those who are able are invited to attend the 8:15 Mass with the group.

  

+ Young Adult Ministry

Young Adult Ministry is returning St. Malachy community!  Generated through parishioner leadership, it hopes to serve those members in their 20s and 30s.  

For more information, please email

  

 

 

+ Catholics Returning Home

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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.

For more information, please call Chad Jasper.