C.Y.O. (Catholic Youth Organization): is a parish-wide youth group that is open to all 8th through 12th grade students. This group of young people participate in a variety of activities. CYO members are encouraged to attend and participate in CYO Mass every month by volunteering as Lectors & Ushers. All young people in the parish are invited and encouraged to join! If you are interested in joining the CYO, please call the rectory for further information.
Fair Steering Committee: is made up of a group of dedicated parishioners who work year-round to plan our annual Fall Fair. The Fair is held every year usually during the first weekend in October. It is the only parish fund raising activity, but more importantly it is a time of "FUN" raising and community building. To help assure the success of our fair, the 4 Co-Chairpersons work with a group of about thirty Committee Members to carefully plan this annual event. But the fair could not even begin to be a success if it were not for the multitude of volunteer fair workers who donate many hours of their time and talents to working together throughout this weekend towards a common goal. If you are interested in participating by working the fair or donating items, please contact the rectory for further information.
Holy Name Society: This ministry for men of all ages was founded with the following goals in mind: to increase devotion to His Most Holy Name; to increase devotion to the Holy Rosary; to assist in the spiritual needs of the parish as directed by the pastor; to raise funds for scholarships; and to foster membership. The Holy Name Society meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 9:00 am in the ministry building. If you are interested in joining the Holy Name Society, call the rectory for further information.
Knights of Columbus: Founded in 1882 by the Venerable Michael J. McGivney, the Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic fraternal service organization in the world with nearly 2 million members. Membership is open to all practicing Catholic men ages 18 and older. If you are interested in helping those in need, serving your parish and community while growing in your faith, the the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you. National programs ins which we participate include Special Olympics, Global Wheelchair Mission, Habitat for Humanity and Coats for Kids. Locally we sponsor lunches/receptions for SMM altar servers, CCD classes, and fair setup workers; organize Right to Life activities; and, assist charities such as ARC of New Orleans, and the Magnolia School.
KayCee Ladies Auxiliary: ladies organization working with the KCs to promote spiritual & community activities
Men‘s Club: This is an organization for men of all ages. The goal of the Men‘s Club is to provide services to the Parish, to promote the spiritual, cultural and physical welfare of the youth of the parish and to have a good time doing it! There are approximately 100 members of this active, energetic and dedicated group of men. Some of their activities are: the Men‘s Club Golf Classic, Confirmation Reception, Adult Dances, Turkey Fries, working the Parish Fair, construction and maintenance jobs at the church and school. The membership sponsors the Men‘s Club Scholarship which is given to two SMM seventh grade students at graduation. The Men‘s Club meets on the First Monday of every month at 7:30 PM in the cafeteria. If you are interested in joining the Men‘s Club, please call the rectory for further information. Better yet, just show up at the next meeting and see what‘s for dinner!
Parent‘s Club: This organization is open to all parents/guardians of SMM school students. The goal of this club is to support the efforts of SMM in providing quality education through a bridge of cooperation between home and school. The Parent’s Club sponsors fund raisers for the school donating funds raised to improve the school programs and physical plant.
St. Jude Society: The St. Jude Society has functioned as a part of St. Mary Magdalen Parish for over 20 years. The purpose and objectives of the Society are to serve the Lord, develop a deep devotion to St. Jude. This organization helps toward the needs of the community with funds that are raised through various projects. This organizations membership is open to both men and women who are willing to work to accomplish the objectives of this organization. The Society presently holds two novenas each year (June and October) and sponsors a day of Prayer and Devotion to St. Joseph and St. Jude the Monday of Holy Week. The Society operates the Gift Shop and Prayer Garden and assists the Social Apostolate by providing funds for the needy. If you are interested in joining the St. Jude Society, please call the rectory for further information.