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2021 Corpus Christi & First Eucharist

Corpus Christi & First Eucharist 2021

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Pictures from Eucharistic procession at Saint Mary Magdalene.

 

What does “Corpus Christi” mean?
The words “Corpus Christi” mean “Body of Christ” and are another name for the “Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ” celebrated on the Sunday after Trinity Sunday. This solemnity marks with particular emphasis the doctrine of Christ’s real presence—body, blood, soul, and divinity—in the Eucharist.

What is a Corpus Christi procession?
The Corpus Christi procession, most often held on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, is a “public witness of faith and worship of the Most Blessed Sacrament” (Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass [HCWEOM], n.101). Founded upon the Church’s belief that Jesus becomes substantially present to us in the Eucharist at Mass, the Corpus Christi procession is one of the ways that we express our devotion to Christ (Eucharistic adoration, Forty Hours devotions, and visits to the Blessed Sacrament are some other forms of devotion). A Corpus Christi procession usually begins after the celebration of Mass, at which the host for the procession is consecrated. Placed in a monstrance (a sacred vessel that displays the sacred host to the faithful), the Blessed Sacrament is then carried out of the church and through the streets of the city or neighborhood accompanied by the songs and prayers of the people. Often there are altars decorated along the route where the monstrance is placed and the people are blessed. In this way the Church shows that Christ, here among us, walks with us on our pilgrimage to heaven.

 

 

 

Faith Formation 2021

Faith Formation Registration is now open for next fall. 
Forms are online (here)
or can be picked up in Annunciation Hall.

SUMMER ADULT FORMATION SESSIONS

ADULT FAITH Formation

BIBLE STUDY – THE CATHOLIC LETTERS

Tuesday evenings June 8 – July 6, 7 – 8:30 PM

The majority of the New Testament is made up of the Gospels and the Letters of St. Paul.  Most of the rest are called the “Catholic Letters” because unlike Paul’s letters that were written to small communities, they were written to the Universal Church.  Join us as we explore these first messages from the Apostles to the early Church!
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SACRED ART 

Thursday June 17 and 24, 10 – 11 AM

Examining  Biblical story the art of the Ascension and Pentecost. From  the artists Jacopo Tintoretto and Jean Restout.

Register for studies by email to kkhuey@smmcatholic.org

 

K of C Sharpsburg Council 12862 Sir Knight Thomas Hanford Memorial Scholarship

Knights of Columbus Sharpsburg Council 12862
Sir Knight Thomas Hanford Memorial Scholarship


We are excited to announce the kickoff of our annual scholarship program.  The scholarships are available to parishioners of SMM, members of Knights of Columbus Council 12862, and immediate family members of either.

Due to current restrictions this year we will be hosting the applications online through a very easy to use Google form.  The link to the application is shareable  (https://forms.gle/wWULFft5xbCU97HQ8) the application can also be accessed by clicking this link: 2021-2022 Sir Knight Thomas Hanford Memorial Scholarship Application.

All applications are due by Monday July 5th.  The winning applicants will be notified by email, text, and certified mail within 10 days.  The Scholarship is available to all active members of St. Mary Magdalene and/or Knights of Columbus Council 12862.  Please note that these awards are intended for full time students enrolled at a Catholic school for the school year covered in this application. Total expenses for a student cannot be less than the amount of the award.

Scholarships will be awarded for the following grade levels/amounts:

Pre-K – 5     $500

6 – 8      $500

9 – 12     $500

College     $500

All questions or requests for further information should be forwarded to:
Sean Mulvaney
Scholarship Chairman
224 Widewater Drive
Newnan, GA 30265
770-490-9654
mulvaneysp@gmail.com

First Friday Adoration is back


First Friday Eucharist Adoration is Back!
PLEASE JOIN US!

Eucharistic Adoration would like to welcome all parishioners back
to First Friday Adoration beginning June 4, 6 pm to 8 pm.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation on First Friday 7 to 8 pm.

Our Thursday Adoration is 4 pm to 7 pm.

All parishioners are welcome to attend.
If you have any questions,
please contact Nikki Walick at 404.644.4248 or at nikkiwalick@gmail.com.

 

Corpus Christi at St. Mary Magdalene – June 5 & 6

Please join us for the Eucharistic procession following
all Masses on June 5 and 6, 2021.

We will have our first ever Eucharistic Procession following each of the masses on the weekend of June 5 and 6, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. The Corpus Christi procession is “a public witness of faith and worship of the Most Blessed Sacrament.”  The bishops in the US have recognized that we need to reconnect to our faith, especially to the gift of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist.  Our young people will be making their First Holy Communion at these Masses as well.  Please keep them in your prayers.

 

Father’s Day Spiritual Bouquets

Remember your father with a “Spiritual Bouquet” — a prayerful way to remember those individuals who have given us so much during our upbringing, by offering the Masses of our parish during the Father’s Day week for their special intention or repose of their soul.

With each offering, each individual father—either living or deceased—will be raised up in prayer during the liturgies beginning June 20-26.

Please stop by or contact Parish Office at 770-253-1888 to make arrangements or complete this form online:  https://www.osvhub.com/st-mary-magdalene-cath-church-1/forms/fathers-day-spiritual-bouquet-1 .  A beautiful Father’s Day card and envelope is available for sending, where appropriate.

Pentecost, kites and cupcakes

           

To celebrate Pentecost and the birthday of the Church,
Faith Formation is hosting  
KITES AND KUPKAKES.
Celebrate the birthday of the church on Pentecost Sunday.
Join us May 23rd a
fter the noon Mass at 1 pm with
Kites and Cupcakes as we celebrate the unseen power of the Holy Spirit.

Families are invited to celebrate Pentecost and our return to Mass.
Bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets.

Faith Formation will provide cupcakes and one small kite per family.
You are encouraged to bring your own kites as well.
Let us celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit!

Kindly RSVP to Kathy Kelly-Huey kkhuey@smmcatholic.org

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens!

High School students (rising 10th – 12th grade)
are invited to participate in a leadership training – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens!

June 1 – 4, 2021
11 AM – 1 PM.

“Imagine you had a road map – a step-by-step guide to help you get from where you are now to where you want to be in the future. 
Your goals, your dreams, your plans…they are all within reach.  You just need the tools to help you get there.
(The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens)

Click Here to register:
https://tinyurl.com/32athbs5