St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church

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St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Parish is a welcoming Christian community which celebrates, embraces and shares the Good News of Jesus Christ with a world hungry for the Word of God in their daily lives.

The Reverend Canon Mark H. Sims

Service Schedule

Weekend Service Schedule

Saturday at 5 p.m., Holy Eucharist

Sunday at 8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite I

Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II

Weekday Service Schedule

Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., Healing Service and Holy Communion

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 Next Week's Readings 

Genesis 29:15-28

Romans 8:26-39

Psalm 105:1-11, 45b

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52


Holy Days and Holidays

Sunday · July 20

John Hus (Czech reformer and martyr, 1415)—Born to a poor peasant family, Hus was ordained a priest and eventually became rector of Prague University. Long before the Protestant Reformation, Hus was an enormously popular and fiery preacher who spoke against corruption in the medieval church and translated the Bible into Czech. When he refused to stop preaching he was excommunicated, jailed, and burned at the stake. He met his death with great courage and faith, forgiving his enemies. His spiritual descendants eventually became the Moravian church.

Monday · July 21

Augustus Tolton (First African-American Roman Catholic priest, 1897)—Tolton was born to Catholic slave parents who escaped during the Civil War. From an early age he felt a call to the priesthood. He studied in Illinois, and later in Rome, before being returned to the U.S. to be ordained and work with struggling black Catholic congregations. His preaching attracted huge crowds of cheering blacks, and many whites as well. There had been previous biracial priests, but he was the first fully black priest to truly identify with the black community and culture. Though frequently marginalized by the establishment, he exposed racism in the church and worked for integration and equality.

Tuesday · July 22

Benedict of Nursia (Abbot of Monte Cassino, c. 540)—Disgusted by what he saw in a Rome overrun by barbarian tribes, Benedict took refuge in the caves outside the city. There a community grew around him. It seems he was not ordained, nor did he imagine he was founding an “order.” He wrote his Rule, and is considered the founder of western monasticism. His approach was firm but reasonable. Each day was spent with about four hours in liturgical prayer, five in spiritual reading, six at work, one in eating, and eight hours of sleep. The entire Psalter was recited each week. Many Anglican religious orders today are strongly influenced by Benedict.

Thursday · July 24 

Thomas à Kempis(Priest, 1471)—Thomas was a simple Augustinian monk whose life is not remembered so much as his writings. His best known work on the spiritual life is The Imitation of Christ, a classic that has been influential among both Protestants and Catholics. He emphasized the importance of conforming our lives to that of Christ. Noting that our actions are far more important than our knowledge, “At the day of Judgment we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done.”

Lailat-al-Qadr (Muslim observance)—Near the end of Ramadan, the Night of Power remembers when the Qur’an was first revealed to Muhammad.

Friday · July 25

St. James (Apostle)—This James, often called James the Greater, was the brother of John, not of Jesus. Together with Peter and John, James was part of Jesus’ “inner circle,” who witnessed his Transfiguration and waited with him in the Garden of Gethsemane. James was something of a hothead. Acts says he was put to the sword by Herod. Tradition has it his body ended up in Compostela, which became a shrine where people still walk in pilgrimage across the mountains of northern Spain.

Saturday · July 26

Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary—The gospels tell us nothing about the home where Jesus’ mother grew up. In the 2nd century devout Christians sought to supply accounts of her birth and childhood, based largely on stories from the Hebrew Bible and the births of Jesus and John the Baptist in Luke. Apocryphal gospels give us her parent’s names, and Joachim and Anne, a childless elderly couple, are rewarded for their faith with the birth of a girl whom they dedicate in infancy to serve God under the guidance of priests in the Temple.

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Wednesday, July 23 at 7:00 pm

Honoring the feast of our patron,

St. Mary Magdalene.

A beautiful, candlelight service

presented by our choir and instrumentalists.

Cycle of Prayer

This week, please pray for the following—


Diocese of Southeast Florida, especially...

The Rt. Rev. Leo Frade, our bishop
St. Andrew (Hollywood)
St. Anne (Hallendale)


Anglican Communion, especially…

The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding
   Bishop of the US

The Episcopal Church in the Philippines
Long Island, Bahamas: St. Paul (Clarence Town),
   Holy Cross (Hamilton), Holy Family
Diocese of Haiti, our companion diocese


Ministries in this parish…

Cursillo Ministry

Chuck & Michelle Fountain, Youth Ministry


Ministries in the world…

Food for the Poor

artists, creative minds, and those who bring
   beauty to our lives


Intercessions for…
those who teach and those who learn  

those who serve on the search committee for a
   new Bishop


Thanksgiving for…

women bishops in the Church of England!!

opportunities for rest and recreation
those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries

the saints and holy days remembered this week

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