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

Veterans Day Brunch

Active Military, Reservists, Veterans, widows of veterans and their families will be honored at 10:30 am Mass on November 17th

Immediately following Mass a brunch will be served to Veterans, spouses and their families. If the ‘uniform’ fits wear it to Mass. Stand TALL. Your service to our Country is appreciated and on this Veterans’ Day weekend what better way to extend our thanks to you for the freedom we enjoy-especially the freedom to WORSHIP as we wish.

To those who serve now…

with gratitude to those who serve then…

that we all might live in Freedom tomorrow…

Reservations are required.
Please call Fran at the rectory, 352-2111 ext. 4

Plan your Christmas shopping early!

St. Mary Magdalen’s  28th Annual Art’s & Craft Fair
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Magdalen School Hall

This is one of the oldest and best craft fair in the city.
Approximately 40 juried crafters will present hand crafted items. A quilt raffle and baked goods available.

BBQ dinners will be served from

For more information,
Please call Cookie, 314.832.4531
Eileen 314.898.8896


 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


100 years

Celebrating 100 Years

St. Mary Magdalen Centennial

September 7, 1919 – September 7, 2019

All current and former parishioners are invited to contribute any memories of their time here to be published both in the bulletin and possibly in the anniversary book. Marilyn Muegge and Ellen
Graves will be visiting the homebound to write down their memories.
Please email your memories to Fran Voss at smmadmin@sbcglobal.net or mail to the rectory, or drop off your memories in the Sunday offertory collection addressed to Fran.
If you would like to help with the Centennial Celebration in any way please contact Charlie and Mary Dooling at 314.351.4913

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.