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Livestream of Vigil Mass for the Second Sunday of Easter, April 10, 2021, at 5pm

“The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own…” – ACTS 4:32

All that we are and all that we have is a gift from God!  Think of your family, your friends, your life, your talents and your money – these are all gifts from God!  We aren’t really owners of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has blessed us with.  We are called to be grateful and generous with all of our gifts for the benefit of others.

https://www.archstl.org/about-stewardship/bulletin-inserts/weekly-bible-reflections

Pregnancy Aid Clinic – Virtual Baby Bottle Event

For the next two weekends April 11 and April 18, Saint Mary Magdalene is helping to raise funds for PAC.  
Pregnancy Aid Clinic is a non-profit center that has been providing life-changing services regardless of financial ability, race, age, or religion since 1984. Our care addresses the whole woman- mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual in a compassionate and nonjudgmental way.
The clinic offers comprehensive programs for mothers and fathers to navigate from pregnancy to parenthood with a focus on parenting and life skills. We strive to protect children by strengthening families.
Thanks to donations, grants, and committed volunteers who work together to create a support system, our services are available at no charge.

Please consider participating in a PAC Digital Baby Bottle Event!
Baby Bottle drives are a primary source of revenue for Pregnancy Aid Clinic, providing funds to maintain clinic operations; the clinic relies on your donations to keep PAC operating, and continue supporting women and families in need.

Every bit helps – this is an event that usually is filled with pennies and nickels – no gift is too small for the smallest among us.

Tornado Assistance update

Thank you for all the support for our neighbors in need. At this time, we have enough food, but clothes, toiletries and housing are a priority

We are accepting gift cards from superstores like Walmart and Target and our St Vincent dePaul Ministry is taking donations to provide medium-stay housing. You can bring your donations by the church in the evenings all this week, starting tonight.

Emergency Assistance Needed

Sent by Carrie Clemens on Monday, March 29 at 3:27PM

Livestream of Vigil Mass for Palm Sunday, March 27, 2021

“Pilate again said to them, ‘Then what shall I do with the man whom you call the King of the Jews?’ And they cried out again, ‘Crucify him.’” – MARK 15:12-13

Jesus told us “whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.”  Every day we are presented opportunities to help someone.  Every day we have the opportunity to see the face of Jesus in others and be the face of Jesus to others.  Every day we pass by someone in need.  Pray for the strength and courage to be the answer to someone’s prayer.

https://www.archstl.org/about-stewardship/bulletin-inserts/weekly-bible-reflections

Livestream of Vigil Mass for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 20, 2021

“I will be their God and they shall be my people.”- JEREMIAH 31:33

What does it mean to be God’s people?  It means we recognize that everything we have and everything we are belongs to God.  We aren’t “owners” of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has given us.  It means we are willing to use our gifts and our lives to care for our family, our neighbors and for people we don’t know, just as God cares for each of us.

https://www.archstl.org/about-stewardship/bulletin-inserts/weekly-bible-reflections

UPDATE to Friday Evening Stations of the Cross Booklets

Our deacons will take turns leading
the Stations of the Cross each Friday evening at 7 pm.

Beginning March 5, they will be using “The Way of the Cross” published by published by Barton Cotton Religious Products and Services, LLC.  


Here is a link to the booklet: 

If you’d prefer to follow along with a paper copy, we ask that you print a copy and bring it with you, or you can bring your smartphone or tablet and follow along there.  

St. Joseph Dispensation

In a March 10 decree, Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., lifted the day of abstinence for Friday, March 19 as it is the Solemnity of St. Joseph.

 
The decree follows:

“The Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence. Abstinence obligates one to abstain from all meats and meat products. It applies to all Catholics who have reached the age of 14. 

This year, the Solemnity of St. Joseph falls on Friday, March 19. The Holy Father, Pope Francis has declared this to be the Year of St. Joseph and so a dispensation is hereby granted to all Catholics in the Archdiocese of Atlanta from the Discipline of Abstinence on March 19, 2021.

The Archdiocese will celebrate this special year in several ways. For more details on the celebrations, including our Mass and consecration to the intersession of St. Joseph, visit the archdiocesan website.”

Knights of Columbus – Monks' Bakery Easter Sale

Please help us support the Monastery of the Holy Spirit by buying their products.


Monks’ Bakery Items & Monk Made Products

Please shop now thru March 24, 2021

Items preordered now through March 24, 2021 
will be available for drive-by pickup on Saturday, April 3, 9 am to 1 pm.

The pick up location is:

Central Community Center

65 Literary Lane

This is the polling place across from the Library near the church.  
Look for a truck with Knights in green shirts.