Welcome to St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Parish!
We are a reconciling, healing family of Christians celebrating life through worship, service and Catholic Formation.
We are committed to creating an atmosphere within our parish family to come together in body and spirit as a living faith community to help each other become better servants, mature in faith formation, feed the spiritually and physically hungry, create a stronger faith formation and bring people to the light of God.
We invite you to come and worship with us.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Music Director
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Kentwood, Michigan is seeking a Music Director to plan and coordinate the parish music program including overseeing a few musical choirs and some cantors, leading and accompanying music for one Saturday evening Mass and three Sunday Masses, some Holy Days, and some weddings & funerals. Requirements include: instrumental and vocal skills, strong knowledge of Roman Catholic Liturgy, and interpersonal communication and management skills. Salary and benefits commensurate experience and skills. Send resume with references to Music Director Search Committee at 1253 52nd St SE, Kentwood, MI 49508 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes accepted through Monday, August 28, 2017.
Greetings and Welcome, My Friends!
My staff suggested me to greet you enthusiastically like Robin Williams did, “Good Morning, America!” But I decided to stick with the simple greeting above and warmly welcome you. Here at St. Mary Magdalen, we focus on three things: Faith, Fun, and Family.
We are proud of our Christian Faith and Catholic Tradition. We celebrate our faith and share our tradition throughout the year with Sunday and weekday Masses, Baptism, Reconciliation, Communion, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick, Wedding, Funeral, Holy Days, Sacramental preparation, Religious Education, Youth Ministry, Christian Services, and so on. We also participate actively in the life of the Mother Church by following the teachings of our Diocesan Bishop, United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB), and our Holy Father and getting involved with various social justice issues.
We enjoy breaking bread and sharing some fun times with one another. There are all kinds of activities and events every month for you and your loved ones to join in. One of the big events we celebrate annually is the Parish Festival. This event is also used to celebrate our Parish’s Patron Saint, namely, St. Mary Magdalen. Hence, it usually happens on the weekend that is close to her feast day in July.
Everything we do here is designed to strengthen the family bond and give you a hand in raising a good, loving Christian Family. We try to accomplish that goal by asking you to take an active part in everything your loved ones do in the parish. We also believe in terms such as us, sharing, collaborating, cooperating, or together.
I thank you for making St. Mary Magdalen your spiritual home. I invite you to share your time, talents, and treasure with this family. I ask you to take a look at our array of ministries and activities in this parish, have a seat in our pews, and join me in creating great memories together so that we can look back on them with a big smile. Let’s join hands and begin our faith journey with Jesus together.
Your friend and new neighbor,
Fr. Peter Vu, Pastor
Check out St. Mary Magdalen Church’s Virtual Tour! Use the URL link below in your internet browser and you can see our beautiful church inside as if you are walking around the gathering space, the sanctuary, and the chapel. Enjoy!