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
All Masses Cancelled Through April 6
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Announces the Suspension of All Public Masses to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Click the link below to read Archbishop Carlson’s full statement.
St. Mary Magdalen Lenten Fish Fry 2020
Lenten Mission with Fr. Joe Laramie, S.J.
ST. MARY MAGDALEN CHURCH
4924 BANCROFT AVE
March 22 thru 25, 2020 – 7 PM
The conference each evening will be taken from topics in Father Laramie’s book, Abide in the Heart of Christ, which is based upon the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola.
Book info and excerpts can be found at: joelaramiesj.com
Fr Joe is a campus minister at SLU. His home parish is Sacred Heart in Florissant. He studied at SLUH and Glennon Seminary; he entered the Jesuits in 2000 and was ordained in 2011. He earned an MA in communication at SLU and master’s degrees [MDiv and STL] at Boston College. He has previ-ously worked at White House Jesuit Retreat in St Louis, and Rockhurst High School in Kansas City. His book was published in September by Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame IN.
There is no cost for the mission-retreat. A free-will offering will be asked each evening. If you wish to purchase a copy of Fr. Laramie’s book (highly recommended), the cost is $15.00 payable in advance and no later than March 10th.
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.
You can now support our Parish through Amazon Smile!
Retiring Old Glory Next July 4th
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.