Bulletin & Events
How To Use An Advent Wreath12-01-2019
Advent wreaths are a Christian tradition with roots in 16th-century Germany. They are seen both in churches and in homes and are an excellent way to prepare for the celebration of Christmas. Here is a step-bystep introduction to the practice and how to implement it in your home.
Create (or buy) an Advent wreath
There is no hard and fast rule regarding what an Advent wreath looks like. A traditional wreath contains a circle of evergreen leaves surrounding a set of four candles. There are usually three purple candles and one rose (pink) candle. However, some traditions have four red candles and others contain an extra white candle. For the purposes of this article we will focus on the three purple and one rose.READ MORE
Announcements and Events
Dec 12, 2019
Lighting Hearts on Fire is a campaign of spiritual renewal within the Diocese of Metuchen that seeks to bring about a renewed zeal for evangelization among the faithful. All youth, families, and people of faith are invited to participate in the walking pilgrimage in beautiful Hunterdon County.
Candles in the Narthex
Please keep in mind that when lighting a candle in the Narthex there is a suggested donation of $5.00. This allows us to purchase the candles and have them available for the parishioners to light them.
Each year so many of you generously provide gift cards from our Giving Tree in the Narthex for people St Magdalen’s serve through the Hope House. These gift cards allow families to provide gifts of necessity and joy at Christmas.
We ask that all gift cards are returned by Sun, Dec 20 So that we may make baskets for the families and distribute them ahead of Christmas.
We will be moving our Adoration Chapel to a new location in the space formally known as the St. John Paul II Room off the Narthex.
Stewardship Talent Cards can be returned to the Blue Box near the Giving Tree, in the weekly collection basket, to the Church office, or emailed to StMagStewardship@gmail.com.
This year, once again St. Magdalen’s will celebrate the Christmas season by illuminating the front of our parish by erecting beautiful, six-foot, real cut Christmas trees, decorated with white lights. Each tree will be available to be memorialized for someone living, deceased, or with a Christmas greeting.
Our Food Pantry Needs Your Help
This week the pantry is in need of the following items: Detergent, Toothpaste, Mayo, Oil, and Peanut Butter & Jelly .
Please place items in the boxes located in the Narthex of the church. Please check dates on donations, we can not use any out of date products.