Commission for Stewardship

All we are and everything we have is a gift from God. Stewardship is the proper care and use of all the gifts we have been given and a meaningful way to answer Jesus’ call to “Come and follow me.” The Commission for Stewardship oversees all parish stewardship opportunities and seeks to provide formation about this rich spirituality. When we generously offer ourselves, sharing our time, talent and treasure with others, we glorify the Lord by our lives and become a glowing witness for Christ, bringing the Good News of the Gospel into the world!

There are many active groups, programs, and ministries here at St. Magdalen’s that offer you the opportunity to share your time, talent and treasure in the service of others. Please prayerfully consider sharing your gifts and talents in one of the ministries listed below.

To learn more including what training is provided for each ministry, contact the ministry leaders.

FASTMAG (the Filipino-American Association of St. Magdalen’s) - a group of more than 100 parishioners of Filipino descent, who bring to our parish their vibrant and unique spiritual customs. FASTMAG is one of our parish’s most generous donors of time, talent and treasure, steadfast supporters of our pastor, and our parish’s mission. FASTMAG overseas the weekly Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. For more information, please contact Liezl Millan at 908-806-2564 or lelmillan@yahoo.com.

Knights of Columbus - wholly dedicated to the support and building up of parish life, from promotion of evangelization, to social events, to support of the liturgical life, all rooted in the four core principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. For more information, please contact Bill Foster at williamhfoster04@gmail.com.

Squires - members of an international youth fraternity, run by the Knights of Columbus for young men ages 10-18. Designed to develop young men as leaders who understand their Catholic faith, the Columbian Squires program strives to enrich the spiritual, cultural, civic, social and physical development of its members so that they are strengthened to pattern their lives after the Youth Christ. For more information, please contact Jim Mitchell at JT-Mitchell@att.net.

Boy Scouts leaders - form boys of our parish and beyond in solid Christian values of good conduct, respect for others, and honesty, while instilling lifelong leadership and citizenship skills. Scouts provide wholesome support to our parish life. For more information, please contact Rick Rainey at 908-788-0234 or rsrainey194@gmail.com.

Hospitality Ministry - This ministry provides hospitality for some of our parish's larger special events and Liturgical events. If you are someone who would like to help organize hospitality for these events please contact Mary Bachynsky, at mbachynsky@gmail.com.

New Parishioner Welcome - St Magdalen's welcomes new parishioners through our Welcome Ministry. This is a ministry that welcomes those who have newly moved into our parish, as well as those who seek to draw closer to the Catholic faith. Parishioners oversee the registration process and facilitate a warm welcome into our parish life. For more information, please contact Lyn Anderson at lyn_anderson@comcast.net or by phone at (908) 788-3806

Eucharistic Adoration - a vital means by which we direct our parish to its true center, Jesus Christ present in the Eucharist. Dedicated individuals organize and plan for Eucharistic adoration in our parish, both weekly and for special celebrations. For more information, please contact Lucille Hess at 908-788-5988 or lucillejoy@comcast.net.

Daily Holy Rosary - prayed Monday through Friday after the 8:30 a.m. Mass. Pope John Paul II, in declaring a Year of the Rosary, wrote, “By immersing us in the mysteries of the Redeemer's life, it ensures that what he has done and what the liturgy makes present is profoundly assimilated and shapes our existence.” For more information, please contact Monika Szmul at moszmul@embarqmail.com.

Holy Rosary for Life - prayed every Saturday morning after the 8:00 a.m. Mass.

* This is not an exhaustive list of all stewardship opportunities, as new ministries continue to emerge and take root in our community. While some groups are not currently in need of volunteers, we encourage you to contact organizers for more information.