“For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.” John 3:16
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“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.” – 1 JOHN 4:15
How strong is your faith? When you have an opportunity to either defend or clarify a question about our Catholic faith, do you do it? Or, do you remain silent so that others don’t think you are weird? Pray for the courage to be strong in all circumstances and to joyfully share your witness with others.
“This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” – JOHN 15:12-13
Do you love Jesus? Do you consider Him your friend? Jesus says that if we love Him we would be willing to offer whatever we have to Him, not because we want praise and glory, but simply because we love Him. Does your giving seem mechanical out of obligation or do you share freely out of love?
The Pastoral Council will begin a new term in June of this year and is seeking volunteers to serve. An advisory body that supports Father Terry and the spiritual growth of the parish, we help develop and guide the Parish Vision to promote the Kingdom of God at St. Mary Magdalene.
Time Commitment: The Pastoral Council meets once per month on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm.
Father Terry will make final appointments and outgoing PC members will attend the first two meetings (June and July) with new members. Please prayerfully consider serving and if interested, contact:
“Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.” – 1 JOHN 3:18
Regarding our Catholic faith, do you “walk the talk?” Do your actions reflect what it means to be a good disciple? Are you an active participant at Sunday Mass? Are you joyful when participating in parish ministry? Do you give gratefully and generously with your financial support to your parish and other Church needs? If not, it’s not too late to start!
Pentecost is the birthday of the church and a time when we should let the Holy Spirit guide our path. It is an appropriate time to take our next step forward to full reopening of our churches.
On May 22, prior to the celebration of the Vigil of Pentecost, the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass will expire in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
At St. Mary Magdalene, we will continue to require everyone 7 and older to wear a mask and maintain socially distant.