525 Bedford Road Pocantico Hills,
Tarrytown New York 10591
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Bulletin & Calendar

PRAY FOR THE SICK: James McCary, John Petry, Carl Schmidt, Sr. Danielle Baran C.R., Peter Gandolfo, Nancy Letizia, Joyce Carroll, Chris Batton, and Nijole Raskys.

A THANKFUL HEART
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.
— Cicero

CHRISTMAS FAIR AT THE MAGDALENE: The date for the Christmas Fair is now set for Sunday, December 5th, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm in our church hall. It will include pottery, handcrafted gifts, baked goods, children’s gifts, jewelry, knit ware, home goods, candles, a food truck and more.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES CAMPAIGN is today. Catholic charities will direct the funds back to parishes and community-based organizations to fund local projects. Please consider supporting this collection. More information can be found at www.catholiccharities.org.

THANKSGIVING DAY MASS AT THE MAGDALENE will be at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 25. Please join us for the mass with your family.

GIVING TUESDAY: November 30th is Giving Tuesday: a day when communities come together to support the causes they hold closest to their hearts! On this special day, Westchester Catholic Schools across the region need your help. Our Catholic schools are uplifting communities that encourage children of all backgrounds to lead fulfilling, charitable lives. With your generous support, these schools will be able to make many upgrades, which are crucial to their ongoing stability. To make a donation visit: catholicschoolsny.org/givingtuesday.

COVID PROTOCOLS AT THE MAGDALENE: With the changing landscape concerning the Covid virus, it seems advisable that everyone wear masks at church, whether you are vaccinated or not. This is not a mandate or requirement at this time. However, if the state or Archdiocese makes it a requirement, we will comply.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND WITH FR. JOHN: Looking ahead to the summer of 2022, I am researching the possibility of organizing a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Egypt, Jordan, and Dubai. It would be 15 days in either July or August. If you think you might be interested, let me know. I would estimate the cost around $5000: airfare, hotels, breakfast and dinner, tours included. Quite honestly, not a bad price.

HAVE A BLESSED AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
FROM FR. JOHN & STAFF

November 16, 2021

Dear Parishioners:
Thank you for your generous food contributions. You still have to Nov. 21 to contribute. Also, a reminder to return your gift for the Giving Tree. Because the price of groceries has increased, our parish has also made a $5000 contribution to the local food pantry to assist in the increased purchase price for food incurred by the pantry.

1. Last week’s attendance saw an increase in numbers: 5pm, 73; 9am, 89; 11am, 81. Live stream: 74 households watched live, 65 watched later. The funeral for Warner Rush had 31 households viewing live, and 15 watching later on Monday, the 15th.

2. It should come as no surprise that we have already received communication from the office of the Cardinal’s Appeal that our goal for 2022 will be $59,000. It is a $5000 increase over our goal for 2021.

3. I am looking for suggestions concerning our Facebook page. I personally do not have a Facebook account, but Facebook can be a useful tool. The last posting was Easter. What direction should we take? Having a Facebook page that is not updated serves little purpose.

4. The missalettes for 2022 have been placed in the back of the church. Please take one as your own and bring it to mass each weekend. The year 2022 will focus on the Gospel of St. Like for the Sunday gospel readings. Luke focuses on the role of women in the ministry of Jesus, the poor and marginalized of society, the importance of mercy and forgiveness, themes as relevant today as they were 2000 years ago. A reminder: Do not return the 2021 missalettes to the church. Re-cycle them with your paper goods.

5. The boilers and furnaces in the church and rectory will be cleaned on the 17th.

6. As we approach this holiday season we are nearing the two year mark for this pandemic. As we gather for Thanksgiving with our families, remain cautious. We do not need another spike in this pandemic. Enjoy this quintessential American holiday. Blessings on all our families. Mass on Thanksgiving is at 9am and will be live streamed.

The Church of the Magdalene is the Only Church in the Archdiocese of New York Dedicated to Mary Magdalene