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St. Malachy Roman Catholic Church is located at 407 West E Street
Tehachapi, CA 93561, on the corner of Mill and E street.
A message from Fr. Mark
Hello Parishioners of St. Malachy, the Blessing of Jesus Christ be with you on this Holy Solemnity of the Ascension. I pray all are well and living the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ in this time of separation of our community from being able to gather. Although we have been separated physically we are in communion spiritually as One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Know that you have been in my daily prayers and intercessions especially during my daily masses.
I have some good news. Our Parish Church can start to open with adoration and confessions. This next week I would like to open the Church in a limited access of 10 Eucharistic adorers at a given time. Hours of adoration will be dependent on finding a volunteer coordinator for each hour of Eucharistic adoration and adorers to make a specific time commitment to be present. We can organize this if you call the office (661) 822-3060 to make a reservation. Also, I have been given permission to hear confessions outdoors. I will be available for confessions on an appointment basis. Please call the office for availability. I envision holding confessions in the prayer garden and those waiting will wait in their cars until there is an opening. At the beginning please be patient and allow for those under serious need for confession and for those who have not been to confession for some time to be first in line. Later I will be taking office appointments for spiritual direction, counseling and other specific needs on a one-on-one basis after I have cleared my appointments calendar. Furthermore, at some time soon the office counter entrance will be open for those who need to conduct business with the office, however it will be open for mainly communication and help desk issues. Please remember office social distancing guidelines will be required and it is best to use the phone or email rather than coming in.
Bishop Joseph Brennan wrote a letter to his Pastors and Priests telling us: “... you have been so good in so many ways in the midst of this pandemic. Please know how grateful I am. You have certainly been patient too! I would be less than honest with you, however, if I did not tell you that even more will be required of us in that 'patience department'. We are all anxious to get going again. With that in mind you should know that a DIOCESAN REOPENING TASK FORCE has been up and running for almost two weeks now. We are going over suggestions for protocols and procedures from all kinds of sources, including some of you, which will help in forming our own plan for the Diocese of Fresno. Local conditions and various directives from all eight of the counties in our Diocese are, by necessity, also being reviewed and brought to the table. We will reopen when we can, to the extent that we can, and as soon as we can, responsibly and legally. The current 'Stage' in place for the State of California does not yet provide for major gatherings of people, much less widespread reopening of worship spaces. When reopening does take place there will still be major restrictions and limits that we will be working with, most especially as regards to the number of people allowed to gather in one place. We will provide comprehensive and general guidelines and some mandates to you as soon as possible. When that time comes, we will expect you to apply them to the particular realities and circumstances of your parish or location.” Bishop Brennan further went on to state: “If you have not done so already, consider opening Blessed Sacrament Chapels or your main Sanctuary for the faithful in order for them to make private visits and pray in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Again, keep in mind that as of this writing, we are still limited to gatherings of 10 people or less. To have spaces available for even that limited number of people will require personnel to monitor the space, maintain order and to sanitize the space regularly, that is, after every 'use'. NOTE: No 'organized' or 'Sacramental' gatherings are authorized as of today.”
Slowly yet surely we are beginning to return to community activities within our Parish. Patient endurance is still needed. I am optimistic we will resume Mass soon in the near future, yet there will be new social distancing guidelines we will have to follow. Our Bishop, staff and Diocese is committed to providing for our communal worship and life in faith so we can return to the sacraments. We have journeyed so far these last two months and more will be required. We can do this with Faith in Jesus Christ!! We will be updating you regularly. God Bless You All. Yours in Christ. Fr. Mark
Pentecost (Novena to the Holy Spirit)
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who, before ascending into heaven, did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples - deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me, to perfect in my soul the work of Your grace and Your love.
Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom- that I may not be attached to the perishable things of this
World, but aspire only after the things that are external.
The Spirit of Understanding- to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth.
The Spirit of Knowledge- that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the
Science of the saints.
The Spirit of Counsel- that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining
The Spirit of Fortitude- that I may bear my cross with You, and that I may overcome with
Courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation.
The Spirit of Piety- that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable.
The Spirit of Fear- that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God, and may avoid
anything that may displease Him.
Mark me, dear Lord, with the sign of Your true disciples, and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen.
Marians of the Immaculate Conception
NATIONAL SHRINE OF DIVINE MERCY
STOCKBRIDGE, MA 01263
Congratulations to our Pastor, Fr Mark Maxon! Happy 8th Anniversary of your priesthood! Thank you for your faithful service to St. Malachy Catholic Church! We await good times ahead when we can celebrate together once again!
A Prayer for Mothers
Our mothers are earthbound angels
Sent by God above
To give our lives direction
And fill our hearts with love.
They have no wings or halos
And yet they are divine,
For years of toil and sacrifice
Have rendered them sublime.
So, mothers, may God bless you
Wherever you may be,
For the gift of love you gave us
Lives on eternally!
Thank you mother: Thank you, dear Lord, for our mothers: who were brave enough to give us birth, who loved us through many growing-up years, who taught us about God and love and being good, who often got no thanks, whose ears could hear the slightest cry, whose eyes didn't miss much either, whose hands held and bathed and picked up, whose hearts were often broken, who always forgave and forgot, who encouraged us when things went badly, who always had time to listen to us, who worked so hard to make things go, who made the world so much better -- who deserve our love on Mother's Day and every day even for eternity. Amen.
Prayer in time of Pandemic
you always brighten our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith.
O loving Mother,
you know what we need,
and we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee.
Intercede for us with your Son Jesus,
the Divine Physician,
for those who have fallen ill,
for those who are vulnerable,
and for those who have died. Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure.
Help us, O Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows,
so as to lead us, through the Cross,
to the glory of the Resurrection. Amen.
Under thy protection we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God.
In our needs, despise not our petitions, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.
Adapted from the prayer of Pope Francis.
All are encouraged to join in celebrating Bishop Brennan's first anniversary as Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno this Saturday, May 2nd at 7:00pm. Bishop Brennan will celebrate Mass at Holy Spirit inviting all the faithful of the diocese to join in praying the Mass at home, watching online or on KNXT Ch.49. vimeo.com/412224621 or https://www.holyspiritfresno.org/
Easter Sunday Mass at St. Malachy
Palm Sunday Mass at St. Malachy
Coronavirus Covid-19 Alert
Please contact us if you have any needs, especially related to the government mandated Stay home except for essential needs order. Call the office at 661-822-3060 or email us at Office@saintmalachy.church
By order of the Archbishop of Fresno, Bishop Brennan
All Office and Church activities will be suspended
until further notice. There will be no daily or Sunday
Mass. Please call (661) 822-3060 for further
Information or go to dioceseoffresno.org/
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Please join me, Bishop Joseph Brennan and all the bishops of the United States in re-consecrating ourselves and our nation to Mary under her beautiful title 'Mother of the Church’ on May 1. 2020 12 pm. Let us pray together as St. Malachy Parish and re-consecrate ourselves to our Blessed Virgin Mary ‘Mother of the Church’.
Join Archbishop José Gomez, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archbishop of Los Angeles, in renewing our consecration to Mary. We will join the bishops and faithful in Canada as they consecrate their country to Mary. This moment of unified prayer will give our Church the occasion to pray for Our Lady’s continued protection of the vulnerable, healing of the sick, and wisdom for those who work to cure COVID-19.
When? Friday, May 1, 2020: 3pm Eastern | 2pm Central | 1pm Mountain | 12pm Pacific. How to participate? Visit this webpage http://usccb.org/news/2020/20-65.cfm or https://lacatholics.org/consecration/ or facebook.com/usccb to join the live-stream and pray as one nation.
Please see the following correspondences from Bishop Joseph Brennan and Archbishop Gomez for more information God Bless, Fr. Mark
Here is a posting from Josh Pierce, Adventist Health Tehachapi Hospital. Please support our hospital and let them know how much we appreciate all they do. God Bless, Fr. Mark
I have had several volunteers contact me and ask what they can do to help and support our staff. We have seen acts of kindness from our volunteers by bringing in food from restaurants to support and recognize our staff. I have had questions about making masks for our staff. We are very fortunate to not be in need of masks or other protective equipment as we have a healthy stock of this equipment to protect our staff and take care of our patients in the community. However, if you are looking to do something to support our staff and recognize them, we are accepting notes, cards, letters, and other types of recognition to thank them for their service. The hospital is continuing to pass along all recognition we get from the community to our staff. Attached is a list of our hospital departments if you would like to write thank you cards for any of our healthcare workers. I hope you all have been doing very well and we look forward to having you all back as soon as we can. In the meantime, I am here to support you as much as possible and please feel free to contact me.
Josh Pierce | Manager, Training/Development | Education
Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley | 1100 Magellan Drive | Tehachapi, CA 93561
P: 661-771-8814 |Email: Joshua.Pierce@ah.org | AHTehachapi.org
A message from Fr. Mark, 04/03/20
St. Malachy, like all Catholic parishes, is almost totally dependent on your financial contributions in the Sunday collection to meet our normal obligations, salaries, utilities and all of the monthly bills that we must pay. Your generosity is even more important and needed now even as we are all currently facing financial challenges. I would encourage you to read this important letter from the Head of our Finance Council, Daniel Arnett. As a reminder you can mail in your weekly contribution to: St. Malachy Church, 407 W E St., Tehachapi, CA 93561, drop off at the Parish Office or to utilize the electronic means of contributing found at https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/4799
Thank you for your generosity and commitment to the financial needs of our Parish. May God Bless you abundantly in your giving.
Yours in Christ,
A message from Dan Arnett, 04/03/20
My name is Dan Arnett and I head the Saint Malachy Finance Council. First of all I hope you are all well and staying safe during these difficult times. As you all know the stay at home order has been extended which will make it impossible to celebrate Holy Week at Church. I know not being able to attend Mass is very hard for everyone.
I wanted to address one issue that the extended closure of our Church creates. I know many of you have lost your job or had your hours cut and I am not asking you to put your family finances in more jeopardy. I just wanted to remind everyone that even though we may realize a little savings on utilities, hosts, and things like candles while not having services. The Parish has many fixed costs and unfortunately we still need money to keep our Parish solvent. Without the mass collections our income is down dramatically and if this continues it will eat into our reserves. I ask you to please continue to financially support your Parish during these unprecedented times. The office is closed to the public but you can drop off your tithing at the mail slot located in the double doors on the south side of the Parish Office. Don’t forget you can sign up for the online giving program. You can find more information here on the web site. Keep your families safe during this pandemic and pray for one another.
Thank You and God bless,
A message from Fr. Mark
To the Parishioners of St. Malachy
As your Pastor I am praying for all of you that you are all well in Jesus Christ Our Lord. Our Parish well being and holiness is in my daily Mass intentions. I would like to remind us all that the Bishop has given the directive of the suspension of public Mass and all activities at our parishes will continue INDEFINITELY. This means we will be celebrating Holy Week at home. As we invite Jesus Christ into our lives to live a faith filled and prayerful lives in these time, remember, our home is where are heart is. Let our hearts and prayers be united with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in heaven to fill our homes with the radiance of Christ’s Resurrection.
Bishop Joseph Brennan wrote to us: “I am very aware these Directives cause us all to be “conflicted” in light of our deep faith in what Jesus, Our Lord and Savior, accomplished for us through His Passion, Death, and Glorious Resurrection. This faith lives at the heart of all of us – this faith “identifies” us as Disciples of the Suffering and Risen Lord. Suspending our physical presence and participation in the celebration of these Sacred Mysteries is heartbreaking for all of us – faithful people, vowed religious, deacons, priests, and yes, even your Bishop. My heart aches that these Directives need to be made, but they must be followed. It is a matter of the very faith we so ardently profess that “compels” us to do what LOVE demands of us – to sacrifice (even when it hurts or when it’s uncomfortable or inconvenient) for one another; to protect one another when there is danger, physical and spiritual. And so, I humbly ask all of you to take this not just as rules to be followed and obeyed, but rather as our faith-full response to the “love” we have all received through Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection and to put it to work for our good and the good of our neighbor – especially those most vulnerable among us.” With this in mind we are asked not to gather at the Church even if it is in our cars. Please be mindful of the need to be careful and take care of yourselves in this time of the pandemic.
God Bless you and keep looking at our website and Facebook for updates.
Yours in Christ,
A Message From Bishop Joseph V. Brennan
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