March for Life 2014

    IMG_6876The 41st March for Life was held on Wednesday January 22, 2014.  Hundreds of thousands of people braved the freezing temperatures in our Nation’s Capital to speak out for the cause of life and unborn children.  Among that crowd was our pastor Fr. William Blanda as well as students of Vermilion Catholic.…Read More


christbaptismParents preparing for the Baptism of a child must attend a baptism seminar and complete all necessary paperwork before a baptism can be scheduled. Please see the parish events calendar for a schedule of seminars. Please contact the parish office to register for a seminar. The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on Sundays after the 11:00 a.m. Mass.

Click here for Baptism Sponsor (Godparent) Certificate of Eligibilty

Click here for Christian Witness for a Baptism information
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    Couples wishing to be married at St. Mary Magdalen Church are encouraged to contact Ms. Renella Livers in the parish office at 337-893-0244 to discuss scheduling and procedures. All engaged couples must begin the marriage preparation process a minimum of six months prior to the intended wedding date to allow sufficient time for marriage preparation as directed by Diocesan policy. We allow weddings to be scheduled up to twelve months in advance of your intended wedding date.

    Click here for the Wedding Guidelines Handbook

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    Welcome to the New Website for St. Mary Magdalen

    Dear Website Visitors,

    As pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in historic Abbeville, I welcome you to our website. I invite you to take the opportunity to browse around where you will get a wonderful introduction into our vast parish life. Our staff and many volunteers are the keys to the vibrant life of our parish. I am proud to have the privilege of serving the people of St. Mary Magdalen Parish and shepherding them in their spiritual journey. Our parishioners are devout and generously share their time, talent and treasure to make St. Mary Magdalen one of the jewels of the Diocese of Lafayette. I provide for you a small overview of what is happening in our parish and invite you to spend some time perusing our website to learn more. I also encourage our parishioners to frequently … …Read More

    Safe Environment Training

    The VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children Online Awareness Training may be used to complete required yearly Continuing Education for Safe Environment.

    This is for volunteers who are in need of Continuing Education. Initial Trainings must still be attended in a live session. Live sessions are held at St. Mary Magdalen Parish during the month of February every calendar year.

    For step by step instructions on how to access the 2010 online recertification training print from the link below:

    How to access VIRTUS step by step instructions

    Click the button below to begin the VIRTUS Online Training Session.

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