Community Life and Evangelization
“Do not live entirely isolated, having retreated into yourselves, as if you were already justified, but gather instead to seek the common good together. “ St. Barnabas
Homebound, Nursing Home and Hospital Visitation
Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion bring the Eucharist to our homebound parishioners once a month on First Fridays. On a rotating basis, a member of the clergy accompanies the lay minister on home visits.
Nursing Home and Hospital Visitation is conducted each week on different days of the week by Extraordinary ministers.
Nursing home Mass is every Friday at 10:00 a.m.
Ministry to the Physically and/or Mentally Disabled
This ministry hosts a fun-day retreat for mentally and physically challenged adults twice a year and assists with sacramental preparation for disabled adults.
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas.
They donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.”
The Catholic Daughters Court of St. Mary Magdalen was instituted over 80 years ago. The purpose of this organization is to participate in the religious, charitable, and educational Apostolates of the Church. Membership is open to all Catholic women of the parish.
St. Joseph Bereavement Society
The Bereavement Society of St. Mary Magdalen provides a meal to the family at the time of the funeral of a loved one.
Knights of Columbus Council #2281
Marty Hebert, Grand Knight
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded in the United States in 1882 by Fr. Michael J. McGivney, it is named in honor of Christopher Columbus.
There are more than 1.7 million members in 14,000 councils, with nearly 200 councils on college campuses. Membership is limited to practicing Catholic men aged 18 or older. To join please contact Marty Hebert at 337-322-8351.
Reverence For Life
“The inalienable rights of the person must be recognized and respected by civil society and the political authority. These human rights depend neither on single individuals nor on parents; nor do they represent a concession made by society and the state; they belong to human nature and are inherent in the person by virtue of the creative act from which the person took his origin. Among such fundamental rights one should mention in this regard every human being’s right to life and physical integrity from the moment of conception until death.” Donum vitae
St. Mary Magdalen Church Seals Time Capsule
As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the current church structure of St. Mary Magdalen Church held on November 20, 2011 a time capsule that was placed in the cornerstone of the church in 1911 was opened. Since that time a new time capsule has been placed in the cornerstone containing objects relevant to the year 2011. These items are as follows:
Copy of Bishop Provost’s homily from the 100th anniversary Mass celebration
held on November 20, 2011.
Centennial Club Members Names
Names of individuals and families who donated at least $100.00 to the
Capitol Campaign to complete this fundraising effort.
Pictures of Church Renovations: Photo of scaffolding around the steeple and photo of the sanctuary and baldacchino from the Phase 1 and Phase 2 renovations
Abbeville Meridional of November 20, 2011
The newspaper article regarding the 100th anniversary celebration events
VC Senior Letters in a sealed envelope
These letters explain what it means to be a high-school student
in the year 2011.
Architect Gene Sellers business card
The architect responsible for the 2010 church renovations.
Set of gold and silver coins of 2011 donated by Gulf Coast Bank
St. Mary Magdalen Parish is proud of its accomplishments in this most current restoration project. There was a great amount of interest in the items that were placed in the time capsule from 1911. Hopefully, those individuals in the year 2111 will be just as interested in the items that will be considered historical from the 2011 celebration.
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