We, the faithful of St. Mary Magdalen Parish,

are a Catholic, Christian Community committed to the gospel message

that Jesus Christ is our Savior. Therefore, our mission is to spread the 
Good News of Salvation. We strive to accomplish this mission by;

welcoming all to be a part of our worshiping community through

prayer and the Eucharistic celebration and the other sacraments;

witnessing to the Truth in word and deed, by teaching 
and proclaiming God's Word; loving our brothers and sisters; 
healing those in need; serving the poor. We pray to the Father, 
Son, and Holy Spirit through the intercession of Mary, 
our Mother and Saint Mary Magdalen, to grace and guide us.


"At the name of Jesus

every knee will bow,

of those who are in heaven and on earth and

under the earth."

Philippians 2:10


"For everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me,

but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last."

John 15:16


'For I was hungry, and you

gave Me something to eat;

I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink;

I was a stranger,

and you invited Me in;


Matthew 25:35


Feast Day    July 22


Faithful to the wish of Pope Francis, a new decree issued has bumped the liturgical celebration honoring St. Mary Magdalen from a memorial to a feast, putting her on par with the apostles.

The reason, according to Archbishop Arthur Roche, is that she “has the honor to be the first witness of the Lord’s resurrection.” Calling Mary Magdalene “an example and model for all women in the Church,” the archbishop said she had a special mission, to which the new rank of feast does justice.

Now, after being elevated to the level of a feast, the celebration bears a more significant weight.

As the first person to see the empty tomb, to hear the truth about the Lord’s resurrection from Jesus himself, and as the first person to announce this message to the apostles, Mary “is an example of a true and authentic evangelizer.” Pope Francis’ decision to elevate her memorial to a feast during the Jubilee of Mercy, he said, was done in order to emphasize the importance of this woman, “who so loved Christ and was so greatly loved by Christ.” Archbishop Roche hailed her as “the Apostle to the Apostles”—a phrase coined by St. Thomas Aquinas. St. Mary Magdalen, the archbishop said, “Announces to the apostles what in turn they will announce to the whole world.”


Saint Mary Magdalen Parish is a Roman Catholic community of faith seeking to live in the presence of Jesus Christ by the way we worship God, celebrate the sacraments, proclaim the Gospel, and serve one another and our neighbors.


We are part of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia serving the community in and around Media, PA.

All are Welcome!


2400 N. Providence Rd.

Media, Pennsylvania 19063

Office: 610.566.8821

Hours: Monday to Thursday:

 9 AM to 4 PM

Friday: 9 AM to Noon 

School: 610.565.1822

Rev. Msgr. Ralph J. Chieffo

Pastor,  Ext. 110

Rev. Brian A. Izzo

Parochial Vicar, Ext. 123


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