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With the arrival of Fr. Zacharias Pushpanthan as temporary administrator we will be offering daily Mass at the Church at 8am starting Tuesday, August 17, 2020.

The daily Mass schedule for St. Mary Magdalen Church will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 8:00a.m.

Planning on attending Mass beginning June 8th? This video provides information and illustrations that will help to make your return to Mass and adherence to our guidelines as smooth as possible. 

A note to those who have scheduled Mass intentions during this period of restriction on public Masses:

Due to the restrictions on public Masses the Mass intentions currently scheduled for a particular Vigil or Sunday Mass will be combined into one Mass which is celebrated at 10:00a.m. and streamed online.  We will continue to combine the scheduled intentions while the restriction on public Masses is in place.  If you do not wish to combine your Mass intention at this Mass please contact our office (860-274-9273) and we will find an open date later in the year. Please note that we have weekend Mass intentions already scheduled several months in advance. 

During this time of social separation, we are making every effort to communicate the most current updates and we will continue to do so, we will use the parish website, the parish app. and the weekly bulletin to do so.

****Please download the Parish App this is the easiest way to get the most up to date information.

 Parish Appmyparishapp.com or text the phone number 88202 to get updates

St. Mary Magdalen Parish Office Number: 860-274-9273

Parish Website Address: www.stmmagdalen-oakville.org

Face book Private GroupKeep the Faith, Group Admin., Jacqueline Cote

For our weekly Live Stream Mass

For all Archdiocesan communications related to the novel corona virus, see https://archdioceseofhartford.org/coronavirus/.

“Stay Safe, Stay Home” Policy 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Temporary Administrator: Fr. Anthony Smith, contact number: 860-274-8836 

St. John the Evangelist Church, Watertown

We hope this helps to assure you; we are here for you, the presence of illness in any form, has always been a time to turn to our faith and seek to deepen our trust in our Lord. By the graces of God we will get through this, together, continue to Pray and Stay Home, Stay Safe,

Stay St. Mary Magdalen Strong!

Peace & Blessings,

Roberta Hardt, Parish Administrator

HOLY WEEK LITURGIES

In this time of great need, it is all the more important that we celebrate Holy Week and Easter creatively within the strict limitations of social separation. Holy Week and Easter will be celebrated in the church of St. Mary Magdalen by Father George Mukuka, Deacon Mike Malfitano, our cantor and organist within the parameters set by the Congregation of Divine Worship in Rome regarding these celebrations without a congregation. Live Stream, and Video recordings of these celebrations will be posted on our parish website and Facebook. You will be notified of these postings by our myParish App. 

As, Live Stream and Video may be available to you another option  of watching the liturgies for Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday as they are broadcast or streamed from the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford or from Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome as a way of being united with the larger Church wrought by the pandemic as we are. Then, watch the recorded celebrations on our parish website for a more local feel. Keep in mind the different time zones for anything live from Rome. Palm Sunday and Easter are scheduled for broadcast and streaming in the Archdiocese. Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigils are scheduled for streaming.

Palm Sunday & Holy Week Live Stream Mass Schedule:

April 5, 2020, Palm Sunday Live Stream Mass time 10:00 a.m.

Holy Thursday, April 9, 2020 Live Stream Mass time 7:00p.m.

Good Friday, April 10, 2020 Live Stream Mass time 3:00p.m.

Easter Vigil Mass, April 11, 2020 Live Stream Mass time 8:00p.m.

Easter Sunday Mass, April 12, 2020 Live Stream Mass time 10:00a.m.

Our Live Stream link info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/521242422110900/
Saint Mary Magdalen Church youtube channel,
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLd8IoRLHwkYjn3Jv1Om4eg

The televised Mass is broadcast on WCCT-TV (WB20) and WCTX-TV (myTV9). It can also be found streaming live at Office of Radio & Television streaming page and on the Archdiocese of Hartford Facebook page.

HOLY WEEK AT HOME

For your assistance, Holy Week at Home: Adaptations of the Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday Rituals for Family Prayer is available in the publication prepared by the editorial team at Liturgical Press. The prayers in this publication are not intended to replace the liturgies of Holy Week. Rather, they are a sincere effort to cultivate some of the rituals and spirit of Holy Week in our homes when public celebration might not be possible. The aid for celebrating Holy Week at home can be found https://uploads.weconnect.com/mce/440f13f2ffe7800ae87431f50edb70aa51e49fde/Holy_Week_at_Home.pdf

PALMS FOR PICK UP

Blessed palms will be available for drive-by pick up for anyone who wishes them at St. Mary Magdalen Church parking lot from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Palm Sunday, April 5th. As the COVID-19 is on the rise, be sure to observe all social distancing protocols in effect that day.

HOLY WEEK LITURGIES

In this time of great need, it is all the more important that we celebrate Holy Week and Easter creatively within the strict limitations of social separation. Holy Week and Easter will be celebrated in the church of St. Mary Magdalen by Father George Mukuka, Deacon Mike Malfitano, our cantor and organist within the parameters set by the Congregation of Divine Worship in Rome regarding these celebrations without a congregation. Live Stream, and Video recordings of these celebrations will be posted on our parish website and Facebook. You will be notified of these postings by our myParish App. 

As, Live Stream and Video may be available to you another option  of watching the liturgies for Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday as they are broadcast or streamed from the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford or from Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome as a way of being united with the larger Church wrought by the pandemic as we are. Then, watch the recorded celebrations on our parish website for a more local feel. Keep in mind the different time zones for anything live from Rome. Palm Sunday and Easter are scheduled for broadcast and streaming in the Archdiocese. Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigils are scheduled for streaming.

Our Live Stream link info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/521242422110900/

Saint Mary Magdalen Church youtube channel,
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLd8IoRLHwkYjn3Jv1Om4eg

The televised Mass is broadcast on WCCT-TV (WB20) and WCTX-TV (myTV9). It can also be found streaming live at Office of Radio & Television streaming page and on the Archdiocese of Hartford Facebook page.

HOLY WEEK AT HOME

For your assistance, Holy Week at Home: Adaptations of the Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday Rituals for Family Prayer is available in the publication prepared by the editorial team at Liturgical Press. The prayers in this publication are not intended to replace the liturgies of Holy Week. Rather, they are a sincere effort to cultivate some of the rituals and spirit of Holy Week in our homes when public celebration might not be possible. The aid for celebrating Holy Week at home can be found https://uploads.weconnect.com/mce/440f13f2ffe7800ae87431f50edb70aa51e49fde/Holy_Week_at_Home.pdf

A sensitive note on Parish Finances:

With the current suspension of all public Masses, you may be asking how to submit your weekly/monthly collection envelopes. We suggest you fill them out as you would normally and mail them into the Parish Office, (St. Mary Magdalen at 145 Buckingham Street, Oakville, CT 06779)

OR

We recommend Signing up for On-Line Giving...

Online Giving is a safe, secure and dependable means of income for the parish.

Thank you for your continued support.

March 26, 2020

To our St Mary Magdalen Parish and School Community:

Sherrie Gemmell has informed me that she will be stepping down March 31, 2020 as Team Leader for our Religious Education program so that she can focus on her teaching responsibilities at Sacred Heart High School.  On behalf of our community I expressed my thanks to Sherrie for her service to our children and youth in our parish and wished her well in her vocation as an educator.  Please keep Sherrie and all our educators in prayer in this very challenging time.

Sincerely in Christ,
Fr Anthony J. Smith

Mass Schedule

Weekend Masses
Saturday Vigil, 4:00 PM;
Sunday, 8:30 & 10:30 AM
Daily Mass
Monday-Wednesday; 8:00 AM Church

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Suspended