Saint Malachy was an Irish Bishop who was born in Armag, Ireland in 1094. As a child he would separate himself from others to spend his time in prayer. After studying for priesthood, he was ordain a priest 1119. He continued his studies and became an abbot, head of a monastery in Bangor in 1123. A year later, he become Bishop of Connor and then the Archbishop of Armag in 1132.
His love for the church led him to work hard to restore discipline in the Church, which had grown negligent in observance of the doctrine and morals received. After several years, St. Malachy believed he had achieved his goal of renewing the Church, and he wished above all, to provide good priests for his diocese to ensure continued growth in sanctity.
In our patron, we have a great model for the renewal of the Church and formation of holy men and women to carry on Christ’s work in the Church. Let us pray to him to assist us in the renewal and growth of our school, parish community, and that we may be blessed with many holy men and women who will dedicate their lives to sanctify their families and the area of our parish dedicated to Saint Malachy, our patron Saint.