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ST. MARY OF MAGDALA CHURCH
OUTREACH
AND SOCIAL MINISTRIES

 

SWADDLING CLOTHES SUNDAY

On the first Sunday of each month St. Mary of Magdala Church celebrates "Swaddling Clothes Sunday." Community members bring items to Mass that will be donated to "The Baby Center" for disbribution to young families with infants who are in need on Cape Cod. The Baby Center is an outreach effort of the Cape Cod Council of Churches, and serves over 500 families each month. For more information on the Baby Center click here.

PROJECT PROTEIN

Early in 2012 theBaptist Church in Hyannis experienced a devastating fire. Not only was this a great loss to the Christian Community there, but they had a very active ministry to the poor. As part of that ministry they fed nearly 125 people every day in a soup kitchen. The Cape Cod Council of Churches put out a call to all churches on the Cape in an effort to quickly come to the aid of people who were now without a daily meal while the Baptist Church undertook to rebuild their facility. The response was amazing as Church communities Cape-wide answered the call. St. Mary of Magdala Church was one of these communities, and now meals are served three times per week at the Federated Church in Hyannis where they have graciously agreed to be the serving facility for these meals. Other churches undertake to prepare, transport and serve the meal at least once per month. Some seventeen members of SMMC have volunteered to take turns preparing, transporting and serving the meal one time per month.

Bob preparing foodSMMC Volunteers Preparing foodFood Transport Volunteers
St. Mary of Magdala Church Members preparing food for transport

Volunteers serving food Volunteers Serving Food 2 SMMC Volunteers serving fod
St. Mary of Magdala Church volunteers serving food

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

Shawl Ministry
The Community blessing prayer completed shawls at Mass.

A number of St. Mary of Magdala Community members are involved in the ministry of knitting prayer shawls. Each shawl is knitted as an act of prayer. The completed shawls are blessed by the community on the second Sunday of each month. Shawls are then presented to people who are experiencing particular difficulties - for example, the illness of a loved one, a loss in their lives - the shawl serves as a reminder that God envelopes them in a blanket of love, care, and protection, and that they are supported by the prayers of our community. If you are interested in participating in this ministry click here to email community member Ann O'Callaghan.

PRAYER LINE MINISTRY

Community members participating in the Prayer Line Ministry recieve requests from people far and wide. Some requests are for very specific requests, others for private intentions. If you are in need of prayer contact Marie David at marie@evensongretreat.com and she will forward your request to those involved in our Prayer Line Ministry.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY -

THE GOMES WAY BUILD IN HARWICH 2006

Community Members at HabitatJim David at Habitat prayer service
Community Members Richard Waystay and Bob Gaughran (left) and Jim David leading prayer service (right)

In 2006 Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod began work on an ambitious project - to build a complete neighborhood in Harwich which would provide affordable housing for local families, a serious need on the Cape. As the project solidified the decision was made to make one of the 13 houses in the neighborhood a "faith build." The various church communities in Harwich joined together to make that part of the project a reality. St. Mary of Magdala Church joined with the other churches of Harwich to sponsor one of the homes to be built. Over $50,000 was raised as well as $5,000 to help sponsor a home in a third world country. In addition to the money raised each church community provided volunteers to help with hands on building and helping to provide food for volunteer workers. As the project developed such a strong sense of community developed that the various sponsors of all 13 houses began working together to make the whole neighborhood a reality. Work began in 2008 and will come to a conclusion on the weekend of November 13, 2009 with the dedication of the houses on Gomes Way in East Harwich. St. Mary of Magdala Community is proud to have been a part of this wonderful project!

2013 APOSTLES BUILD
AT 4 DEVAN WAY, off Namskaket Road, Orleans.

 

4 Devan's WayDevan Way Build

 
 

 

 

St. Mary of Magdala Church, Inc. is a 501 (C) (3) Organization.
Our Ecumenical Catholic Community
meets at St. Mary of Magdala Chapel, located at
Evensong Retreat Center, 326 Lower County Road, Harwich Port, MA 02646

St. Mary of Magdala Church is proud to be affiliated with

THE ECUMENICAL CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF NEW ENGLAND
THE FEDERATION OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
THE HARWICH CLERGY ASSOCIATION
THE CAPE COD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

 

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