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Mother’s Day Spiritual Bouquets

Remember your mother 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 Mother’s Day week for their special intention or repose of their soul.

With each offering, each individual mother—either living or deceased—will be raised up in prayer during the liturgies beginning May 9-14.

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/mothers-day-spiritual-bouquet.  A beautiful Mother’s Day card and envelope is available for sending, where appropriate.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

“His disciples recalled the words of Scripture, Zeal for your house will consume me.”

Do we have zeal to honor God through our marriage?

The next virtual Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend is April 23-25
followed by June 11-13, July 30-August 1, September 24-26, November 5-7.

You can get more information or apply online at wwme.org or by calling 678.242.WWME.

For information on Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial see wwme.org/?lang=es 

 

Pregnancy Aid Clinic – Virtual Baby Bottle Event

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.

The online event is simple!
To donate please click here.  
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.

For more information, please visit: https://www.pregnancyaidclinic.com/babybottle.html

Please Welcome Our New Musicians

Music Director – Scott Dixon 

Scott moved here from Savannah in Sept. 2020 and was traveling back to Savannah to play at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church where he joined the staff in 2017.  Prior to St. Frances was the music director/Organist at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Savannah for 4 years.  He also served at St. Matthews Church in Statesboro.  Scott began sharing his musical talents at his grandparents church in Waycross.  He then was organist for an Episcopal Church in Okeechobee, Florida and then at Central Baptist Church in Waycross and Trinity United Methodist in Waycross.  He is looking forward to working with the wonderful singers and musicians at St. Mary Magdalene.

Assistant Music Director – Stephanie Rucker 

I wanted to introduce myself.  For those of you who do not know me, my name is Stephanie Rucker and I am so happy to be back at St. Mary Magdalene.  I am very excited to be joining the staff as the Assistant Music Director.  I cannot wait to get started and work with Scott to continue adding fabulous music to our Masses and special services here at church. To offer a little bit of a personal background, I am the oldest of 7 children and have three boys of my own.  I am originally from Va. Beach, VA and moved to GA in 2001 and was welcomed into the music department here at SMM in 2008.  I am looking forward to working and singing with all of you!!  I would like to wish my friend Johnny all of the best.  We will miss him.

 

Holy Week Liturgies

Holy Thursday:
To watch live, please go to: https://youtu.be/VRYrjYldHLA
Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7pm
Adoration after 7 pm Mass – 12 am

 

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Good Friday:
To watch live Mediation and Devotion(10 am – 3 pm), please go to: https://youtu.be/J8ye2h7k7AE
Scriptural Rosary, 10 am
Stations of the Cross, 12:30 pm
Seven Last Words, 1 pm
Tenebrae Service, 1:45 pm
Divine Mercy Chaplet, 2:45 pm

To watch live Celebration of the Lord’s Passion,
please got to: https://youtu.be/0RthFbJ2iiQ
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion,  7 pm

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Holy Saturday:
Easter Vigil Mass
9 pm

 

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Easter Sunday:
Masses:
8:30 am (to watch live, go to: https://youtu.be/5Ypadf0VocM )
10:30 am
12:30 pm

Tornado Relief Donations Needed

Our St. Vincent dePaul Ministry is accepting monetary donations and Walmart or Target gift cards to support those impacted by the Newnan tornado.  Monetary donations may be made to: https://www.osvhub.com/st-mary-magdalene-cath-church-1/funds/tornado-relief-fund-st-vincent-depaul 

Bridging the Gap is accepting monetary donations for food and necessities also.  You may make monetary donations here:  https://www.osvhub.com/st-mary-magdalene-cath-church-1/funds/tornado-relief-fund-bridging-the-gap

We are also accepting donations of gift cards from retailers such as Walmart or Target.  Please bring your donations to church during service times or to the parish office on Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays during office hours (9:30am – 3pm).

Thank you!

Archdiocese of Atlanta – Holy Week livestreams available

The Archdiocese of Atlanta will offer the opportunity to watch several Holy Week liturgies by livestream from the Cathedral of Christ the King.

All of these Masses will be available on our Livestream and Facebook pages.

Chrism Mass, Tuesday, March 30, 4:30 pm
Easter Vigil Mass, Saturday, April 3, 8 pm

Other liturgies during that week will be available on
the Cathedral of Christ the King’s Livestream page.

Palm Sunday, March 28, 9 am
Holy Thursday Mass, April 1, 7 pm
Good Friday service, April 2, 3 pm
Easter Sunday Mass, April 4, 10:30 am