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 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
The SMM School Chorus & Chorale will be selling Krispy Kreme cards after all Masses January 28/29 to raise funds to purchase new microphones for recording their performances. Please consider stopping by to support them.
FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD
On Thursday, February 2, we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple. This feast is also called Candlemas, in which candles for home and Church use are blessed. We will keep this tradition by blessing candles at all Masses February 4 & 5. You may bring a candle from home or purchase a candle at Church before all Masses ($2.00/boxed set of 2).
FEAST OF ST. BLAISE - BLESSING OF THROATS
The protection of St. Blaise is sought with this blessing each winter. A general blessing of throats will be given on February 4 & 5 at all weekend Masses.
(Actual St. Blaise Feast Day: February 3)
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.
SMM CYO will be sponsoring a Blood Drive with Ochsner Blood Bank on Sunday, February 5 from 9AM-12Noon in the Horseshoe Parking lot. Bring Photo ID. Eat a healthy meal before donating, Drink LOTS of water before & after donating. The CYO will receive $10 for every blood donation. Donate Blood & Help Save Lives!!!
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.
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.