About Our

Healing Ministry

Since 2007, the St. Mary Magdalen Healing Ministry has been bringing the good news of Jesus to

our parish families. Our mission is to minister to the homebound, sick, elderly, bereaved, nursing home residents, and emotionally suffering family members.  While available to help all parishioners, the ministry works closely with the “sandwich generation,” offering positive ways to manage the challenge of balancing their careers, aging parents and young children.


The ministry coordinator, Anita Morro, a nurse with over 30 years experience,

will counsel and pray with families through the overwhelming uncertainty

of “what do we do next” for their parent, child or spouse. We offer guidance regarding end of life issues, long term care direction, care givers’ support, medical and home safety needs, addiction and family counseling referrals, financial aide resources, and many other community services.   

For more, please contact:

Anita Morro, RN

Healing Ministry Coordinator





Christ has no body now but ours.

By reaching out and serving those who are poor in

spirit, body, and mind—we are Jesus’ hands and feet.


The Healing Ministry works in partnership with the HOPE Meal Program, Bereavement and Funeral Support Ministry and the surrounding community resources to draw our parish community closer to Jesus and each other. 


Over 200 parishioners are presently volunteering to visit these families with meals and Eucharist.  

We also offer educational evenings given by elder lawyers, social workers and health professionals on common topics of concern.  Morning Retreats for spiritual enrichment take place throughout the year assuring us that we are precious to Jesus and the parish family.

If you would like to join the effort, or you know someone in need of our support, please call our office to speak with Anita.  


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:

 8 AM to 4 PM

Friday: 9 AM to Noon 

School: 610.565.1822

Rev. Msgr. Ralph J. Chieffo

Pastor,  Ext. 110

Rev.  Jonathan G. Rice

Parochial Vicar, Ext. 123


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