Welcome to St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church!

Rev. Msgr. John J. Borcic, Pastor
Deacon William Weiss
Deacon Jim Martin

4924 Bancroft Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63109

News and Announcements

This Weekend, May 23/24 [Solemnity of the Ascension] we will have Masses at
the usual times of 4:30 pm on Saturday and 8:00 am and 10:30 am on Sunday
Beginning May 30/31, 2020 [Solemnity of Pentecost], we will employ the new
schedule of having one Sunday Mass instead of two at St. Mary Magdalen.
Masses will no longer be offered at 8am and 10:30am; we will just have the 9:30
am Mass on Sunday morning. We will continue with the 4:30pm Mass on
Saturday evening.
The 8:00 am Daily Mass [Monday thru Friday] has resumed. The faithful are
obliged to wear a mask during the celebration of Mass, except for the brief
moment of receiving Communion. The only door that will be open is the door
directly into the chapel area where Mass will be celebrated.
1. The only doors open to the church will be the door directly into the chapel area
and the door directly into the choir area. The doors in the back of church will
remain locked. However, in case of an emergency those doors may be used to exit
the church.
2. Everyone must wear a mask or face covering upon entering the church and
through the duration of the Mass (except when receiving Holy Communion).
3. There are markings on the back of the pews to indicate which pews are to be
used for seating. Every other pew must remain empty. Follow social distancing
procedures of remaining six feet between yourself and others. If pews are not
marked they are not to be used. Families may sit as one unit.
4. Communion will be distributed only in the center aisle by the priest or deacon.
Everyone must approach communion by following the markings on the floor of the
center aisle, maintaining a distance of 6 feet between each other. All may return to
their pews using the side aisles only.
5. At the end of Mass, please go directly home. Do not stay inside or outside the
church to socialize. When leaving the church, try to maintain a distance of six feet
between yourself and others.
6. For your safety and that of others, please be vigilant in following these
7. If you are able to help sanitize the church after Mass, especially 4:30pm Mass
each week and 8:00am Mass this Sunday, remain in your pew until everyone has
left the church and you will be instructed as to the procedure. If we get enough
help, this can be accomplished in 15-20 minutes
Msgr. John Borcic, Pastor

 St. Mary Magdalen Centennial Christmas Ornaments

Centennial Christmas Ornaments (given to those attending the Centennial dinner at the Cedars) are now available for sale. You may purchase them at the rectory at any time. Cost is $10.00 each. There is no limit on the number you can buy and will be available while supplies last. This would make a nice gift or stocking stuffer for former parishioners, neighbors, family members, children, alumni, and others with a connection to St. Mary Magdalen, especially those who were unable to join in our celebrations this year. Call the rectory to order yours.

St. Mary Magdalen Parish Centennial Memorial Pavers

As Saint Mary Magdalen Parish continues to celebrate its milestone of 100 Years, we look toward how we can leave a visible reminder by honoring our parishioners, students, priests, deacons, sisters, teachers, and other individuals who have contributed to the rich history of this great parish.  As part of our commemoration of parish life at St. Mary Magdalen, personalized brick pavers are available for purchase.  Pavers will be placed in the ground along the walkway between the church and school (see example below).


The cost for each 8” x 4” brick paver is $40.00.  You may request one, two or three lines per paver.  The number of characters, including spaces, is limited to 14 per line (see the above examples).  There is no limit on the number of pavers you can purchase.   Please use the form below to place an order for yourself, your family, or in memory of a loved one, or in honor of a special person who was part of the life of St. Mary Magdalen Parish.

Order Form


You can now support our Parish through Amazon Smile!

Children’s Memorial Website now online. Click Here.

Retiring Old Glory Next July 4th

Old Glory

When the United States flag (Old Glory) becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, it is time to replace it with a new flag, and the flag should be “retired” with all the dignity and respect befitting our nation’s flag.

If someone has an old or unusable American Flag that is no longer fit for display you can BRING it to the school cafeteria during Donut Fellowship on July 2nd or you may place “Old Glory” in the designated basket in Church.

The St. Mary Magdalen Veterans Committee & the First catholic Slovak ladies Association will collect the worn, tattered flags and otherwise unserviceable flags & respectfully destroy them during the Ceremony on July 4th after 9:00 AM Mass. The flags will be placed on a ceremonial pyre and set ablaze.

The St. Mary Magdalen Veterans Committee and The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association are very pleased to provide our citizens with an opportunity to dispose of these flags, many of which they have proudly flown over their homes or businesses for many years.

If you have any questions, or would like to assist, please feel free to contact Joe Miklovic at 353-1062.