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.
Catholic War Veterans
This ministry is in its infancy at St. Magdalen’s. It is a national organization that Congress commissioned after World War II. For more information, please contact Al Kosiarski at email@example.com.
Filipino Association of St. Magdalen’s (FASTMag)
The Filipino-American Association of St. Magdalen’s (FASTMag) began in 2003, and includes a group of more than 100 parishioners of Filipino descent who bring their vibrant and unique spiritual customs to our parish. FASTMag introduced and continues to support the weekly novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help (in English), held every Wednesday at 5:30 pm. In addition they host a “Unity Night” dinner dance each October, and Aguinaldo Masses in the evenings leading up to Christmas. They also support programs directed to the parish at large. For more information, please contact Bert Navoa at 908-392-2559.
The Hospitality Ministry helps provide light refreshments for various liturgical events and general meetings and gatherings throughout the year. Training on planning, decorating, set-up, serving and cleanup is provided. If you are someone who would like to help organize hospitality for events, please contact Mary Bachynsky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
K of C Jordan Teams
Assists with baptisms. For more information, please contact Art Artiles at email@example.com.
Knights of Columbus
Founded by Father Michael McGivney in New Haven, CT. in 1882, this social and fraternal men’s organization espouses the principals of charity, unity and patriotism. Supporting the teachings of the Catholic Church, this group provides fellowship to all members of our Parish community.
The Knights have orchestrated many different activities for the Church and the community, including pancake breakfasts, golf outings, an art auction for youth scholarship, and a visit from Santa Claus at Christmas time. In addition, they sponsor a Christmas toy drive for needy children, and outreach programs to visit the poor and sick of our parish.
General meetings are held each month on the second and fourth Thursday beginning at 8 p.m. Members determine their own level of involvement and participation in the many different activities. For more information, please contact Anthony Primiani at 908-892-7552 or visit www.KofC3294.org.
The Diocesan Apostolate for Military and Veteran Families is available to help address the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of the active personnel and the veteran, and their spouses and families. For more information, please contact Al Kosiarski at
Takes photos of various parish activities. For more information, please contact Monika Szmul at (908) 237-1937.
Serra Club of Hunterdon County
Called the “Vocation arm of the Church” by Pope St. John Paul II, this is an organization of men and women who foster and promote the priesthood and religious vocations in the Catholic Church, both locally and internationally. The group meets twice monthly, gathering for a Holy Hour and then a meal. Programs feature a variety of guest speakers, teachings, films and group discussion on subjects which challenge Catholics to create a Catholic Christian influence in our families and social environments. For more information, please contact Andy Berenty at avber@embarqmail com.
This is an international youth fraternity which is 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 Doug Watchorn at (908) 996-3521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This ministry welcomes those who have moved into our parish, as well as those seeking 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 email@example.com or by phone at (908) 788-3806.