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.
4:00 PM Vigil Mass; 6:30 AM, 8:30 AM & 6:00 PM
On Tuesday, November 1, we celebrate the Feast of All Saints. At the 6:00 PM Mass, SMM Parish will be remembering friends and loved ones who have gone to be with the Lord during this past year (November 1, 2015-October 31, 2016). It is our hope that family members will attend this Memorial Mass as we give honor to those loved ones in our lives.
October is the month when we recall the tragic ways our country has turned away from the Gospel of Life. During this month, we will have a weekly reflection on respecting life:“Nothing, not even a patient’s request - which more often than not is a cry for help - can justify the taking of a life which is precious in the eyes of God and which can be a great gift of love to a family even in the suffering of the final days.” Pope St. John Paul II
SPECIAL INTENTION: That during Respect Life month we remember that those who are easily denied life and opportunity - especially the unborn, the elderly, the poor, the persons with disabilities, the ill, the addicted, the illiterate and the foreign born - will receive justice, compassion and life in abundance...WE PRAY TO THE LORD.
CYO Right-to-Life Calendar Sale
During October, Respect Life month, the 2017 Right-to-Life Calendars are still available at $5 each at the rectory office Monday-Thursday, during regular business hours. Proceeds help New Orleans Right to Life and the CYO. Thank you in advance for your support.
KC Ladies Auxiliary Sit & Paint
The KC Ladies Auxiliary will host a sit and paint Christmas canvas on Sunday, October 30 from 1pm - 3pm in Massett Hall. $20 per canvas, $15 for children's canvas.
Deadline to purchase tickets is October 21. Contact Lynette (887-6251), Raquel (469-1539) or Carolyn (666-9400). For more details see the flyer located here:/documents/2016/10/2016%20flyer%20Paint%20Session%20Christmas.jpg
Please read Archbishop Aymond's letter to the Clergy, Religious and Laity of the Archdiocese of New Orleans in the PDF file found here: /documents/2016/9/Elections%2020160001.pdf
In his letter Archbishop Aymond states, very emphatically, that information from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is the only approved voter guidance that can be distributed in our Catholic Churches. The button above, Faithful Citizenship, has the link to the USCCB document that provides voter guidance.
You are encouraged to take home a copy of the Clarion Herald this weekend (Oct. 15/16). It contains a Pastoral letter from Archbishop Aymond regarding the upcoming election & conscience formation for Catholics as they prepare to vote. Copy of Archbishop's letter & Faithful Citizenship inserts mayalso be found in parish bulletin for October 22/23 weekend.
The St. Jude Society will be holding their semi-annual devotion to St. Jude at SMM beginning Monday, October 17 and ending Tuesday, October 25 Celebrant & novena homilist will be Fr. Quentin Moody.
Monday-Friday: 12:15 PM Novena; 6PM Mass & Novena
Saturday: 12:15 PM Novena; 4PM Mass & Novena
Sunday: 11:00 AM Mass & Novena; 6PM Mass & Novena
“Remember, All Things Are Possible With
St. Jude, Patron Saint of HOPE.”
ST. JUDE SOCIETY BREAKFAST
The St. Jude Society invites you to join them for coffee & donuts served in the Prayer Garden on Sunday, October 23 after the 8 & 9:30 AM Masses.
Praying Our Way Thru Life
SMM Parish is offering this Adult Faith Formation course on 7 consecutive Thursdays from October 27-December 15 from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Chapel. This series on prayer will help adults understand their faith through the lens of modern life and their own experiences. Cost of the course is $10. In order to assure we have enough course materials on hand, you are asked to pre-register. Contact Linda Earle at 733-8980 by October 26 to arrange for pick up & to pay for the materials.
On Saturday, November 5, all are invited to a Dinner & Bingo fund raiser in Massett Hall for the 7th Grade trip to Washington, D.C. next Spring. A Jambalaya Dinner will be served at 5PM (sodas, beer & sweets will also be available), followed by Bingo beginning at 6PM. Lots of prizes & raffle items! On Sunday, November 6 they will hold a Bake Sale outside church after all Masses.
"Men of God - Engaged in Faith" Join Father Chris for a morning of reflection, prayer and fellowship. Refreshments to follow in Massett Hall. Please RSVP (to assure adequate food & materials) to mailto:SMM6425Webmaster@gmail.com
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