4924 Bancroft Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63109 - 314.352.2111

Welcome to St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church!

News and Announcements

Ice Cream Social

Hosted by the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxilary on
Saturday, July 21, 2018
After the 4:30pm mass in the school hall

Itís mid-summer and you know itís just going to be much too hot to cook in the kitchen. So let the Ladies serve you up...
a hot-dog,
a bag of chips,
a soda...
how about a pretzel?!
Top it off with an ice cream sundae with a great assortment of toppings!!

So beat the heat and come on down for a Good Old Fashion Ice Cream Social, itís a Great Time!

Welcome Father Simon-Felix Michalski, OP

We are happy to introduce our new part-time Associate, Fr. Simon-Felix Michalski, OP. Fr. Simon was born and raised in the Detroit, Michigan area. He has four brothers and one sister. His father was employed by American Motors Corporation in Detroit. He spent some years as a letter carrier before entering the Dominican Order at the age of 37 in 2002. He did his year of Novitiate in Denver and then came to the Dominican House of Studies for a five year term. At that time he assisted the pastor at Little Flower Parish in Richmond Heights. During his priesthood, Fr. Simon was an Associate Pastor and also worked as a chaplain at the Newman Center at Missouri University in Columbia for four years and at the Newman Center at the University of Illinois in Bloomington for three years. Fr. Simon was elected Prior of the Dominican Community in Madison, Wisconsin and served in that capacity for two years. He then was elected prior to the Dominican Community in St. Louis and is in the second year of a three year term. He will be eligible to serve another three year term after that. Father Simon enjoys nature, museums, and visiting churches. His pastoral interests include Evangelization, the Spiritual Life, and Charismatic healing and prayer. He faithfully follows the Dominican tradition of Prayer, Study, Community, and Ministry. He will continue to serve as Prior of the Dominican House of Studies in St. Louis, located on Lafayette Avenue, just east of Grand Boulevard. His duties there, and to the Dominican Community in this Province, will be his primary responsibilities. We welcome Fr. Simon Felix to St. Mary Magdalen and look forward to his ministry to the good people of God here.

Congratulations to our Pastor
Monsignor John Borcic
on his 42nd Anniversary
to the Priesthood!
Bless you and thank you
for your service to God and our parish

Ordination May 22, 1976

St. Mary Magdalen Centennial

We would love to receive memories (they can even be new memories) that you may have of our Parish, former School, and the former Youth Center a.k.a. Parish Center. Please email your memories to Fran Voss at smmadmin@sbdglobal.net or mail to the rectory, or drop them in the Offertory Collection basket addressed to Fran

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 ďOld GloryĒ 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.

Rev. Msgr. John J. Borcic, Pastor
Rev. Simon-Felix Michalski, O.P. Part-time Associate
Deacon William Weiss

Mass Times

Sunday: 8:00 am / 10:30 am
Saturday (Vigil): 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am
Daily Rosary: Mon. thru Fri. before 8:00am Mass
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Every first Friday of the month from 8:30am until 12-noon
Holy Hour: Every 1st Saturday of the month at 9:15am
Sacrament of Baptism: Please contact the Rectory
Weddings: Couples contemplating Marriage should contact the Pastor as soon as they have made a decision to marry and at least six months prior to their intended date of Marriage so that proper preparations can be made.
Communion to the Sick: We are happy to bring Holy Communion to those who are confined to their homes. Please contact the rectory to make arrangements.
Perpetual Help Devotions: Tuesday following 8:00am Mass
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday between 3:30pm and 4:10pm (or by appointment)


314.352.2111 ext. 4
314.481.7661 - Rectory Fax
4924 Bancroft Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63109

Rectory Office Hours
8:30am to 7:30pm Monday through Thursday
8:30am to 4:00pm Friday
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, and Holy Days of Obligation


You can help raise money for our parish just by grocery shopping! Pick up a card in the rectory or at any Schnucks location and follow the instructions on the sticker to designate SMM as your choice to receive the funds generated (St. Mary Magdalen, St. Louis City; #164502679.) If you'd like us to register your card for you, please call Fran in the rectory at 314-352-2111. She'll need your name, address, phone number and card number; your email address is optional. (Schnucks does not give out your information.) When you check out at any Schnucks store, let the checker know you have an e-Scrip card. The checker will swipe the card, then you pay using whatever method you normally would. A percentage of your purchase will automatically be sent to St. Mary Magdalen - it's really that easy! Be sure to tell your friends and family members; there's no need to live in the parish to be part of this great program. Get your card now and start shopping!

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