Welcome to St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church!

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

4924 Bancroft Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63109

News and Announcements

Easter Triduum Services

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday) at 7PM
The celebration of the Lord’s Passion (Good Friday) at 7PM
The Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord (Holy Saturday) at 7PM

Magdalen Lenten Fish Fry’s 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
School Hall

Date Theme Favor Special Feature*
April 19 Good Friday Gumbo Soup St. Vincent de Paul

St. Mary Magdalen Easter Egg Hunt

Sponsored by The Knights of Columbus #453 Ladies Auxiliary

April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday after the 10:30am Mass
The hunt will take place on the front lawn of the school building.
FREE for all kids up to the 8th Grade


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 $25.00.  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



“Happy Homecoming,”
No Divine Intervention required !!

For the 100th Anniversary
of St. Mary Magdalen
Trivia Night

Let’s ALL offer a personal invitation to those parishioners, and their families, whom we haven’t seen for a while. This outreach is important for parishioners and their families, who have moved out of our Parish to attend an evening of St. Mary Magdalen Trivia in celebration of our Parish’s 100th Anniversary. In 2019, across the country, there will be churches celebrating Anniversaries. Our St. Mary Magdalen 100th Anniversary – the evening of the Trivia Night celebration is an opportunity for church parishioners to invite former parishioners and their families to accompany them to our Parish’s recently remodeled school building for a Trivia History Lesson of our Parish.

This is a wonderful time for people to get together, reconnect and socialize with friends and their children that they may not have seen in a while also experiencing a History Lesson of our Parish.
Let’s call this event “a Family Anniversary Reunion.”


Our 100th Anniversary celebration is a time for outreach through personal invitation, via any/all types of social media you are using. Every parishioner is encouraged to set aside that Saturday Night, to invite all of your family members to our Trivia Extravaganza to spend some time enjoying the company of our fellow parishioners, of the past and present, and will be the social event of the year.

Never Forget :
You Are Always Welcome Home!

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.