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11 Things That Happen When You Commit to Going to Confession More Regularly (Part 2)

04-22-2018Ruth Baker

7. Deep Personal Wounds Star t to Heal and Acts of Grace Abound

God always honors someone who persistently and patiently offers up their failings to Him and humbly asks for help. Confession is like cleaning and redressing a wound. The wound may not heal immediately, but it is never going to heal at all if it is not regularly cleaned and carefully re- dressed. Over time, the repeated cleaning and care for the wound eventually heals it. For years, I mentioned my poor drinking habits in Confession nearly every time I went. I was at a loss to know how to fix my addiction. But I knew I had to mention it each time. Eventually, I was given an amazing moment of grace and I haven't touched alcohol again. The next time I went to Confession I was stunned. I didn't need to mention it! Looking back, I could see how God had worked with me and through me, even when I was in despair at ever being healed.

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Spring Flower Sale

Preorder forms and payment due by Mon, Apr 30 to the Parish Office. Pick up May 12/13 after all Masses.

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Help Wanted: Garden Ministry Volunteers

We are looking for any parishioner who enjoys working outside and can offer a little time to participate in our ministry. We are in need of additional help watering and maintaining of the planted beds.

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Help Wanted: Adorers

As we move towards Perpetual Adoration, St. Magdalen’s next step will be to offer overnight adoration every Friday into Saturday.

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Baby Bottle Drive

Please support Life Choices, Inc., which assists women in crisis pregnancy, by taking home a baby bottle, filling it with coins, dollars or checks, and returning it to the church by the weekend of May 19/20.

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Discovering Christ

Tuesdays 6:30-9:00pm in the Parish Center, beginning in the Fall (dates TBD)

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Philosophy and Theology of Liturgical Art and Architecture
Apr 19 7:00pm

Thursdays at 7:00pm, Apr 12-26

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Novena to Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt
Apr 21 7:30am

There will be a short novena after the 7:00am Mass from Apr 21-29 . There will also be information about the Sisters of Christian Charity displayed in the narthex of the Church.

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Devotion to St. Anthony
Apr 24 9:30am

Join us every Tuesday after the 9:00am Mass. The Novena will conclude on The Feast Day of St. Anthony, Wed, Jun 13.

St. Magdalen’s Homebound Group
Apr 27

Two Fridays a month, 9:00am Mass - 12:15pm, Oct 20 - Jun 15

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May Chorale
May 3 7:00pm

Mother-daughter; father-son; brother-sister; singing friends - unite & sing for Spring Sacraments & Feasts: 1st Holy Communion, Confirmation, Parish Feast Day.

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