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Welcome to St. Magdalen's
The Roman Catholic Church of St. Magdalen de Pazzi exists to echo Jesus' call to all: "Come and Follow Me."
Our patroness, Saint Magdalen de Pazzi poetically prayed, “Come Holy Spirit! Consume in us whatever prevents us from being consumed in you.” Although this may seem like a pious expression that only a distant, unfamiliar saint could make, truly, it expresses the deepest desire of each one of us.
As we race about, pressured on every side to meet expectations and achieve all the things in life that we hope will make us happy, what each of us truly wants, deep down, is that all of our nagging questions, all of our doubts, all of our hurts, and all of our sins would be removed so that we could rest in God’s truth, in his love, in his justice, and in his mercy- in other words, to be totally consumed in God. Our parish exists to echo Jesus’ call to each one of us to follow him, for he is the way, the truth, and the life. He is the answer to our deepest human desires; he is the gate which leads to the loving arms of God our father.
May 13, the Feast of the Ascension
The Bishops of NJ have decided to move the Ascension of the Lord to Sun, May 16. There will be no Holy Day of Obligation Masses on Thu, May 13.
Mother’s Day Remembrances
We will be praying for all Mothers during the Month of May. In the Apr 25 bulletin there is a Mother’s Day Remembrance envelope, which can be returned in collection basket or to the Parish Office. We will pray for all the Mother’s that are written on the envelopes during the month of May.
2021 Bishop's Annual Appeal
It is because of your love for Christ and the Church that I ask you to join me in being Transformed by Christ's Body and Blood, to make a sacrificial contribution to the Bishop's Annual Appeal in proportion to your income, and continue our Mission to Light a Fire in the Heart of the Church.
—Most Reverend James F. Checchio, JCD, MBA, Bishop of Metuchen
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Letter from Bishop Checchio on the International Day of Human Fraternity
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,