Saint Mary Magdalen Parish Religious Education is centered on the development of true spiritual values, and the encouragement

of the attitudes, understanding, and behaviors of a member of the Catholic community. Our goal is to

help your child to reach Jesus: to

know that he/she is especially

loved and valued by Christ.

Our catechetical programs begin

in Grade 1 and extends to Grade 7. Students who complete

this program of studies are thus prepared to complete initiation

into the Catholic faith through the sacrament of Confirmation.

Program Selection:


Levels 1 - 5 Students:

Attend Traditional PREP classes

on Wednesday afternoons from

4 to 5:30 PM.


Levels 6 -7 Students:

Attend classes on the First and

Third Sundays of each month (October through May) immediately following the 9:30 AM Mass.

Family Catechesis

Levels 1 -5 Students:

Students and parents attend classes on the First Sunday of the month (October through May) immediately following the 9:30 AM Mass. This is a program designed for family engagement—parents attend the classes, too. Instruction is given for the beginning of each unit, with remaining lessons taught by the parents for the remainder of the month.

For more, please contact:

Dorothy Brown

Coordinator of Religious Education

Jennifer Degnan




Our Mission

We are called by our Baptism to grow in hope and love and to respond to our challenge as Catholics to spread the Word of God. 

In answer to this call, our mission is to offer education and opportunities for spiritual growth of both the students and catechists of the program. The Religious Education Program of Saint Mary Magdalen Parish strives to assist parents in helping their children 
to develop a life-long relationship with Jesus through the 
teachings of beliefs, doctrine, tradition and service to others.

Important Dates


(See Calendar Link for complete listing)


First Penance:

February 4, 2020


March 10, 2020

First Holy Communion:

May 3, 2020


Saint Mary Magdalen Parish is a Roman Catholic community of faith seeking to live 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 Diocese of Philadelphia serving the community in and around Media, PA.


2400 N. Providence Road

Media, Pennsylvania 19063

Main Office: 610.566.8821

Hours: Monday to Thursday:

             8 AM to 4 PM

Friday: 8 AM to 12 PM 

Closed daily 12 to 12:30 PM

School Office: 610.565.1822

Rev. Msgr. Ralph J. Chieffo

Pastor,  Ext. 110


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