“Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you,
for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7
Welcome to St. Mary Magdalen Parish, a Roman Catholic Church,
School and Early Learning
Center (Infants through grade 8), a vibrant Caring, Catholic Community in the
heart of Central Florida. We hope that our website provides you with the
information you need to nurture and support your faith here in the parish and
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to
observe all that I have commanded you.*
And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”
– Matthew 28:19-20
We are a community of Disciple-Makers!
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you, express my hope for
you, and to share the God-given mission and vision for St. Mary Magdalen Parish.
We are a community of cultures. What do we consider the “culture of St.
Mary Magdalen?” One of Merriam Webster’s definitions of “culture” is “the
customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or
social group; the characteristic features of everyday existence (a way of life)
shared by people in a place or time.” By our baptism we are called to the
Christian way of life. So the culture of St. Mary Magdalen (how we act, how we
live our lives, how we make our decisions, how we interact with one another)
inspires us to place God first in all things; to love as Christ loves and
serve as Christ serves. Our pastoral leadership team has begun to
develop action steps around these focus areas:
Inspire a Culture of Encountering God and the
Embrace a Culture of Engagement
Live a Culture of Gratitude & Evangelization.
This can be summed up in the words “Witness the Culture of
If you are new to the parish, we extend a special welcome to you and pray
that you will find a warm home here. Please introduce yourself to one of the
priests or pastoral team after Mass or stop by the Parish Office. If you would
like to become a partner in our mission by joining the parish, you will find the
form you need
here or by stopping by our welcome desk at Church or
the parish office.
We invite all our parishioners to engage fully in our life at St. Mary
Magdalen -- To Inspire, to Embrace and to Live – To Witness! You
have already witnessed these virtues with your lives. Thank you for all you are
and all you do. But there is more our God is calling us to be – more our God is
calling us to do. What we do for God must be grounded in humility, hospitality
May we all aspire to encounter God’s presence in all we do.
Fr. Charlie Mitchell