01-27-2019Eucharistic Adoration

In the beatitudes Jesus reveals that those who are clean of heart will be able to see God. Purity is a requirement to behold God both in Heaven and on Earth. Yet what does it mean to be clean of heart?

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The Light of Christ

01-20-2019Eucharistic Adoration

“The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom should I fear?”— Psalm 27:1

Winter brings darkness, cold, and sometimes a great deal of snow. The lack of sunlight and the monotony of our days can cause many people to lose hope.

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Mass Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts while at Mass

01-13-2019Liturgy CornerPosted by: Catholicsay.com

Fast: It doesn't even really feel like a fast anymore since its just an hour. The Church requires every communicant to begin preparing to receive Jesus by observing an hour fast (from food) unless they're aged or sick. Won't really cost much to give this little to receive God into your soul would it?

Come early, recollect yourself: Sometime ago I asked on our Facebook page "When is one late for Mass" some said with confidence "When they come later than the Sign of the Cross". I disappointed them by reminding them that the Mass actually begins with the procession. I usually advise people to make effort to be in Church at least 10-15 minutes before the actual time in order to have some time to pray and recollect; to begin the Mass in the right spirit. When it becomes a habit to arrive late, it ceases to be a real celebration for the person, and if it becomes a habit (especially Sundays) it begins to become sinful.

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What the Magi Teach Us

01-06-2019Eucharistic Adoration

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart.”—Jeremiah 29:13 Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Epiphany—the manifestation of Jesus as the Christ or ‘Anointed one of God’ to all the world. The Magi teach us a great deal about how we ought to approach Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration. First, they approached with faith, recognizing that this was no ordinary child but rather the Son of God.

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2018 Parish Updates

01-06-2019Weekly ReflectionRev. Kenneth Brighenti

My Dear Parishioners,

Many of you have admired all the wonderful projects that have been completed at St. Mary Magdalen's this past year. This is due to the generosity of people like you who have donated towards certain items or projects. Our Church and Parish Center could have never been worked on without your generosity. In addition we had fundraisers such as plant sale, bird house sale, Trivia night (proceeds that we used towards the church) and Bag Bingo, which helped Our Lady of Hope House. Many other items have been given over the past 1½ year ranging from sanctuary chairs, missal stand and sanctuary lamp to new altar cloths and dalmatics and our beautiful Sanctuary Angels.

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