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“All of the love that God has in Himself, all of the beauty that God has in Himself, all of the truth that God has in Himself, He gives to the family. And a family is truly a family when it is able to open its arms and receive all of this love.” (Pope Francis, 2015, Cuba)

We are called to be servants in our community, in our Church, and in our homes. At St. Mary Magdalene, our Family Life ministries reflect God's love, beauty, and truth, and promote happy and healthy families. 

Family Life Programs

StMM’s marriage enrichment fellowship group, is a relevant, constructive and uplifting  place for couples to build stronger, faith-centered marriages and families.  An interesting mix of speakers, books and other resources offer an energized, dynamic atmosphere for marital growth and renewal.  Get to know likeminded couples of all ages and marriage stages at the group’s monthly meetings, Sunday afternoons during the fall and spring.  Childcare provided.

Adult and teen volunteers needed every Chrysalis session to staff our childcare team.  Volunteering is a great way to support strong marriages in our parish and earn service hours for Confirmation, graduation or school enrollment .

For information about this program, please contact: 

Vanita and Russell Reeve @ Email 

Men's Bible Group meets every Sunday evening from 7 - 8pm in the Teacher's Lounge.  No previous Bible Study is required.

If you are interested in this program contact:

          Mike Barnack @ Email 919-363-1948

The Men's Friday Morning Faith Formation group meets throughout the year on Friday mornings from 6-7:30AM in the Adult Room. Our goal is to provide men in the parish with an opportunity for fellowship and to develop their Catholic faith through scriptural based video programs, small group discussions, and prayer. We want to grow into becoming the men God intends for us to be.  

For information about this program, please contact: 

Paul Mastropolo @ Email 919-387-0574

Daytime Bible Group for both men and women meets on Tuesdays from 1 - 3pm in Room 4 in the Church Building.  No previous Bible Study is required.

If you are interested in this program contact:

          Laurie Wendt @ Email 919-303-5433

Women's Bible Group meets on Tuesday night in Room 4 in the Church Building from 7 - 9pm.  No previous Bible Study is required.

If you are intersted in this program contact:

          Moira Newns @ Email 919-244-7865

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Catholic Senior's Organization (CSO) invites men and women ages 60+ to join us each month for fellowship, faith sharing, outings, and fun!  Meetings are usually held the third Monday of the month from 10:30am to Noon in the Church meeting room #3

For information about this program, please contact: 

      Fran Hughes @email 267-210-8910

      Miriam Moore @email 919-387-8676

We meet on the first and third Wednesdays at St. Mary Magdalene to pray together, grow in our faith, and build friendships. We also host regular events on other days including hikes, dinners, and volunteer activities. This is a group of young adults in their 20s and 30s.

For more information, please contact

Welcome and Connect is dedicated to welcoming newcomers into our parish family and introducing them to opportunities for involvement and ministry.  Volunteers make the first formal contact with newly registered parishioners. When new parishioners register with the parish office, the parish office provides the committee volunteers with the new parishioner’s phone number. The volunteer then follows up on the mailing with a welcoming phone call for which a basic script is provided.  The time commitment will vary but will involve about 4 phone calls per month.

For information about this program, please contact:

          Laura Cartier @ Email

The Welcome Dinners offers a soup and salad welcome meal for new members of the parish. The newcomer’s meal is offered twice a year and is announced in the bulletin.  Volunteers are needed to help with set-up or with meal preparation.

For information about this program, please contact: 

Laura Petersen @ Email 


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is an opportunity for individuals or families to spend time in quiet prayer and meditation before the exposed Eucharist.  Adorers can choose a scheduled time each First Friday or just stop in when it is convenient.  Adoration starts at 9:30am on the First Friday of every month, right after daily Mass in the Church, and continues until 7:00pm.

For information about this, please contact: 

Anita Becker @ Email 919-642-0441

Suzanne Ehrenzeller @ Email 919-303-0269

Faith, Family and Fraternity...These three words are what make up the Foundation upon which the Knights of Columbus stands.  The Knights of Columbus programs and projects help communities and countries throughout the world.  Males who are 18 years of age or older and who are practicing Catholics are eligible to join.

For information about this sponsored organization please contact: 

Yoogin Lean @ Email 

Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7 pm. The Columbiettes are a sisterhood of women who are joined together in their Catholic faith, acts of charity and partnership with the Knights of Columbus. We share fellowship, friendship, and fun!

Contact @ Email or 908-910-0308 for more information. 


Cub Scouts - For boys and girls in 1st through 5th Grade.  Tigers - 1st Grade, Wolves - 2nd Grade, Bears - 3rd Grade & Webelos - 4th & 5th Grades.

For information about this sponsored program, please contact:

Michael Barnhart - Cub Scouts @ Email

The Career Network Ministry is a group of fellow parishioners and working professionals and job seekers committed to proactive career management through continuous learning and relationship building pursuant to the expansion of opportunities for immediate or future employment.

Together, we assist members with:

  • Professional development and mentorship
  • Cultivating business relationships that have the potential to unlock new doors to employment opportunities.
  • Peer support in dealing with job/career loss.
  • Seeking and understanding the spiritual meaning of God’s will in connection with our career decisions.

For more information about participating in this ministry, visit our website at:, or contact Paul Dean via email at or 919-389-7855