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25th Anniversary Abby’s Angel Closet Drive

Join us in honoring Abby Bacho and celebrating our St. Mary Magdalene’s 25th Anniversary by collecting items for a school drive.  Please bring any of the following items and place them in the collection box in the Narthex the weekend of July 27-28.  Items needed include mechanical pencils with lead, Sharpies, thin or thick markers, composition books (wide or college), Crayola crayons – 24 count, colored pencils, pencil top erasers, tab dividers, dry erase markers, backpacks, lunch boxes, and clear water bottles.  Thank you in advance for your support. 

Mass with the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

Welcome, pray and celebrate Mass with the pilgrims of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage in their first official stop in the Archdiocese of Atlanta! St. Mary Magdalene was the first to witness to our resurrected Lord, and how appropriate is this first visit of the pilgrims with our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament to St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Newnan, GA.  Please click on QR code for event instructions.  Mass starts at 9:30 am on Friday, June 21. Please arrive by 8:45 am. All are welcome to attend but please register as there is limited space.

Below are the routes of the Pilgrimage from June 21 – June 23

25th Anniversary Activities

As we continue our 25th Anniversary activities, we have many ways that we can become a visible presence in our community through various service opportunities.  We encourage all parishioners and family members to participate.   “If we practice love of neighbor with great perfection, we will have done everything”– St. Teresa of Avila.

Habitat for Humanity Re-Store: Monthly Opportunities Saturdays 9:30 – Noon

Abby’s Angels Rainbow Run Fun Day: Saturday, April 20 8:30 AM

2024 Coweta County Special Olympics Field Day: Wed April 24 8:30 – 1:30

Bridging the Gap: Saturday, May 4 8:00 – 11:00

Midwest Food Bank: Wednesday, June 5 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Woman of the Year 2024

The St. Mary Magdalene Council of Catholic Women is proud to announce that Lois Bruning has been selected as St. Mary Magdalene’s Woman of the Year.  Please extend your congratulations to her. Lois has shown an outstanding commitment, faithfulness, and selfless devotion to SMM and our local community.  Lois has served the Mercy Meals ministry, the Usher Team, Supper Club ministry and serves as President and caseworker for the St. Vincent de Paul ministry. Parishioners are invited to attend a special Mass conducted on April 6, 2024 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Assumption, 1350 Hearst Drive, NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319 to honor all Archdiocesan Women of the Year. Come show your support for Lois and our Parish.  Congratulations Lois!

Tulip Tea Social – April 13

All women of the Parish are invited to attend our CCW Tulip Tea Social on April 13, 2024 from 10 AM – 12 Noon in the Parish Hall.  Enjoy danish pastries, coffee, tea, and juice while we listen to Deacon Steve Swope as he shares his overseas missionary experiences with Catholic Relief Services. There is a minimal fee of $5.00 to attend.  Sign up early as ticket sales will be limited to the first 40 people due to seating limitations.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call Suzette Binek at or 724-513-0837.

Please use the QR code below to register.

25th Anniversary Volunteer Opportunity

Abby’s Angels Foundation has been chosen by the 25th anniversary committee as a
local non-profit who will receive the generous help from parishioners of St. Mary Magdalene as part of the outreach celebrating this milestone in the parish.

The weekend of February 17 and 18, we were given the opportunity to have tables in the narthex to explain and allow parishioners to sign up for volunteer opportunities for Abby’s Angels Rainbow Run and Family Fun Day, or register to participate in the run.  We are very thankful and humbled at the sign up and support we received.  Some of you may not have been able to sign up or would like more information about different opportunities. 

Below is the QR code for anyone who would like to sign up to walk or run the 5k course.  

If you would like to sign up to volunteer or learn more about any of the following, please contact Cheri Hooper at or 817-991-2415.

  1. Pack Swag bags for the runners- Wed, April 17 – 10:00 – 4:00 (any amount of time you can be there.)  Thursday April 18 if necessary.
  2. Packet Pick Up – Friday, April 19 –  2:30 – 7:00 pm.  Hand out runner bags to those who have registered.  We also will have a pick up and registration the morning of the race and need people to hand out race bags and register late comers.
  3. Set Up for the Race- Friday, April 19 – 4:00 – 7:00 pm – Put up Sponsor signs, set up games to be put out Sat. after the race starts, set up tents, put out numbers for sponsor tables, etc.
  4. Game Volunteers – Saturday, April 20 – Collect signs from the race course, bring games and materials to the staging area to be taken back to storage, clean up color from bathrooms and other end of race needs.

Thank you for your consideration!

Lenten Penance Services

If you are not able to make the Lenten Penance service at St. Mary Magdalene on Thursday, March 14, below are services at other parishes:

Monday, February 19—Holy Trinity, Peachtree City
Tuesday, February 20 – St. Vincent de Paul, Dallas
Tuesday, February 27 – St. John Vianney, Lithia Springs
Tuesday, March 5—St. Gabriel, Fayetteville
Tuesday, March 5 – St. Peter, LaGrange
Thursday, March 7 – St. George, Newnan
Wednesday, March 13 – St. Bernadette, Cedartown
Thursday, March 14—St. Matthew, Tyrone
Thursday, March 14 – St. Mary Magdalene, Newnan
Monday, March 18 – St. Theresa, Douglasville
Wednesday, March 20 – Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Carrollton

** Please check each church’s website for times.

SMMCCW Plant Sale

Did you hear?  The groundhog says we are in for an early spring!  Get those flower beds cleaned out and get ready to spruce up your outdoor areas with the beautiful plants offered as a fundraiser by the St. Mary Magdalene Council of Catholic Women!  A display of available plants as well as a QR Code to order is available in the Narthex. Since we changed greenhouses this year our dates were altered, and we WILL NOT have a weekend in the Narthex to take order this season, so don’t delay – order today online! Click on the link or QR code below. Deadline to order is 2/28/24.  If you have any questions or would like to pay by check, please contact Monique Haskins at 817-929-9146 or

Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

“Peace and All Good! In the Holy Eucharist, the heart of Christ is poured out for us in the greatest act of love that this world has ever known. In His Presence is where we all find joy and peace, as well as comfort and consolation. Just as Christ gives Himself to us in the Eucharist, by your sacrificial giving to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal to serve our brothers and sisters, you become Eucharist for others, making His love present throughout north and central Georgia. Please prayerfully consider how you can continue Christ’s work and spread His love throughout our archdiocese by supporting this year’s Appeal. Thank you for your generosity and for the many ways in which you preach the Gospel each day by your lives of love and sacrifice.”
Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.

To donate, you can click on the icon at the bottom of the page or click on link below. Please be sure to select St. Mary Magdalene Parish so your donation is credited accordingly.