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.
The Come, Lord Jesus Bible Study Group invite you to join them on a Lenten Journey. For more information contact Buzzy at (504) 628-7511 or email@example.com.
The Archdiocesan Golden Anniversary Celebration will take place on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM in St. Philip Neri Church, Metairie, for all couples married 50 years this year. This ceremony will be a Prayer Service, not a Mass. Attendance of Mass for Sunday obligation must be met within one’s parish. To register call 733-8980 before March 1.
ATTENTION ALL HIGH SCHOOL
SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS AND PARENTS
In order to be eligible to be confirmed in 2018, Candidates and Parents must attend a MANDATORY Meeting on Sunday, MARCH 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Massett Hall. This meeting is ONLY open to interested, unconfirmed students who are presently in the 10th or 11th grades attending a Catholic High School or Catholic Parish High School of Religion Program for at least the last 2 years. Pre-registration is not required.
Lenten Materials available in Church beginning February 25/26 weekend at all entrances.
ASH WEDNESDAY - Wednesday, March 1
Mass with Distribution of Ashes @ 6:30 AM, 8:30 AM and 7:00 PM*
Prayer Service with Distribution of Ashes @ 12:15 PM
LENTEN CONFESSION SCHEDULE:
ASH WEDNESDAY, March 1 from 5:45-6:30 PM*
Wednesdays, March 22, 29, April 5,
from 5-6:30 PM
Saturday, April 8 from 2:00-3:30PM
Wednesday, April 12 from 5-7 PM
NO Confessions on Good Friday or Holy Saturday
Way of the Cross during Lent
Fridays in Lent @ 2:30PM & 7:00PM in Church: March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31
Living Way of the Cross on April 7 @ 8:00PM
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Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.
If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the "paschal fast" to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection.
A Reflection on Lenten Fasting: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/catholic-reflection-on-lenten-fasting-father-daniel-merz.cfm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.