St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church is called to foster a welcoming community, to form disciples for Jesus Christ and to joyfully evangelize.
Unifying Vision: Walking together with Christ, igniting the Spirit within, living God’s Call.
A big THANK YOU to Deborah Bradbury, Mike and Will Condon for all their help in getting the equipment we needed for our parish work day on January 14. Many Thanks to the KCs, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Men’s Club, Fair workers, parents and ALL the parishioners who showed up to help make the day a huge success! Much was accomplished do to their generous efforts!!!
The SMM Knights of Columbus would like to thank everyone who purchased our 2017 Charity Calendars. As mentioned in the announcements for our sale, 100% of the proceeds are split between prizes and charity.
During 2016 our SMM Council merited the Knights of Columbus RSVP Award (Refund Support Vocations Program) for providing $500, prayers, and spiritual support directly to a seminarian. Without your support that would not have been possible.
Combined with 30 or so other Councils in the New Orleans Archdiocese, over $20,000 was given directly to 36 of the 42 seminarians studying to become priests for the Archdiocese. Statewide, Councils donated $25,000 to the St. Joseph Seminary. That was prior to the spring flood that hit the Seminary, so we hope to exceed that number with this year's drive.
Again, thank you for helping our Council support our Seminarians. We are always humbled by the generosity of the SMM faith community.
Kelan Madore, Grand Knight, SMM Council #5301. mailto:KOFC5301@gmail.com
As of January 1, 2017, SMM will institute new changes regarding the monthly Baptism Seminars. If possible, Parents/Godparents are encouraged to attend a seminar BEFORE the birth of the baby and PRE-REGISTRATION will now be required by calling the Parish Office of Religious Education at 733-8980. Also, Baptisms will now be offered the 2nd Sunday* before & during the 11AM Mass AND the 3rd Sunday* after the 11AM Mass every month.
(*exceptions due to parish special events).
The 8th Louisiana Life March will be held on Saturday, January 21 from 10am to 12pm in Baton Rouge. There is a chartered bus scheduled to leave St. Edward’s at 7:45am, returning by 3pm. The cost is $15 per seat (includes bus driver tip and 2 bottles of water). Please bring your own lunch and beverages for the bus ride back home. T-shirts are available for $10. For more information and to reserve your seat please see the flyers found on the table in back of church. Call Yvette Fouchi for more information at 874-9225. Help make Louisiana an abortion-free state!
Our parish will be honoring those parishioners who will be celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 75th, etc. wedding anniversary anytime during 2017. We will honor those couples on Sunday, February 5 at the 9:30 AM Mass followed by a breakfast reception in the Rectory. To help us better plan for this special event, please call 733-8980 no later than Wed., Feb. 1, if you wish to participate.
Please help support the “Woman's New Life Center” by participating in this baby bottle campaign. This center helps and empowers women in our community to choose life. The KC Ladies Auxiliary will be handing out baby bottles NEXT weekend, February 4 & 5. Please take a bottle and return it next weekend with your monetary donation to help this worthy cause. Containers will be placed at all church entrances for your returned bottles.
Members of this class are planning a 40th School Reunion and are still in need of locating some of their class members. If you are on Facebook, you may join the "St. Mary Magdalen Class of 1977" group for more information or contact Bea Strain via email at email@example.com.