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

Giving Tree – The Tradition Continues

Please check out our annual Giving Tree. You can make Christmas a little brighter for someone else, by taking an ornament or two off the tree and purchasing the suggested gift. The gift tag ornaments identify those we hope to help out this year. We will continue the tradition of including ornaments for Our Lady’s Inn, Avalon Garden residents, and St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) families. We are collecting gift cards for SVDP families, a variety of baby items for Our Lady’s Inn, and we are making up a Christmas gift bag for each of the 70
Avalon Garden nursing home residents. Thank you and God Bless You for your generosity in supporting the “Giving Tree” tradition at St. Mary Magdalen. We aim to fulfill their wish lists and provide for their expressed needs. Gift bags are welcome; they are very useful and practical for giving.
It is NOT necessary to wrap the gifts. Please tape the ornament tag to the outside of the gift. Please write the amount of the SVDP gift card on the gift card tag and tape it to the gift. All gifts need to be placed under the “Giving Tree” no later than 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 15th. This ensures timely delivery of these gifts before Christmas.
If you would like to participate in the Giving Tree, but find it difficult to get to the store to buy an item, you can take an ornament and write a check payable to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and we will purchase the item for you. Please place your check in an envelope marked “Giving Tree’ and put it in the collection basket. Your gift will make Christmas a little brighter
for someone else this year. Thank you for your kind tradition of generosity over the years at SMM !!

 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.