Mary Magdalene Church
~Advent 2022~

Mary Magdalene Church is an inclusive church in the
Catholic tradition where people from all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to the Lord's Table. We strive to live the values that
Jesus taught, to honor and respect each individual
and to share the joy of God's unconditional love
in our community and beyond.

Hope ~ Peace ~ Joy ~ Love

Things to do at MMC!
This bulletin will be available all season so that you know what to expect, how you can help, and when we will celebrate! Additional information will be added to our weekly bulletins as it becomes available, so check there also!

Special Services This Season

Tuesday Evening Masses During Advent -
Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13, & Dec 20 at 5:45 pm
(see below for more details)

Christmas Eve Service - December 24th at 4 pm

Christmas Day Service - December 25th at 10 am

All services will be live and livestreamed!
Concert of Jazz & Christmas Music

December 11th 2-4:30 PM in the church. Refreshments served during intermission.

Indigo Breeze, led by Bob Pizzutiello playing his Chapman Stick, has recently expanded to performing as a sextet, and for this event will be joined by special guest Bill Tiberio. As always, “All are Welcome" and warmly invited to come and join this first of hopefully many concerts returning to MMC! Please share this with your family, friends and neighbors. We will also livestream the concert. 
Suggested donation: $5/person. Proceeds from the event will support the mission and operations of Mary Magdalene Church. This event is brought to you by the InReach-OutReach Team.

Things to do in the community!

🎶🎶O come, O Come All Singers and Musicians!🎶🎶

Back by popular demand! Choir needed for Advent (12/4 Mass) and Christmas/Christmas season. Practice is Sunday after Mass for about a half hour. See you then!! 🤗 Questions? Contact Kathy English at

Deck the Sanctuary on the first Sunday of Advent!

On the first Sunday of Advent, we will be decorating the sanctuary for the season and can use as many helping hands as possible. Jobs of all kinds for all kinds of folks! Join us after Mass on Sunday, November 27th. And then maybe move on to the...

East Rochester Advent Tree Lighting

The Advent Tree Lighting will take place again this year on the first Sunday of Advent. There is singing, hot chocolate, the story of Advent, and more. Join us at Edmund Lyons Park on Sunday, November 27th at 3 pm!

East Rochester Area Churches Giving Tree

We continue to support the ERAC program that provides gift cards to Parkside/DePaul residents, and this year, our congregation will offer 15 people gifts to celebrate the holidays. Anyone wishing to participate is asked to bring a $25 gift card from Target, Walmart or similar stores to church no later than Sunday, December 4. We will get the cards to the resource center the following day. Thank you for your generosity!
Reflections for Advent

"One who has hope lives differently" ~Pope Benedict XVI

"It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it,
one must work at it" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves" ~ Buddha

"Love yourself, then forget it. Then love the world" ~ Mary Oliver
Weekly Services at Mary Magdalene Church
Good Trouble Tuesdays

During Advent, join us for Mass every Tuesday at 5:45 pm both live and on the livestream! These services will be less traditional than Sunday Mass, and in the spirit of Advent (and in honor of John Lewis), we will be exploring the playful parts of our waiting together.

Join us in-person at 1008 Main St. in East Rochester, NY or join us virtually on Facebook Live or YouTube!
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Wednesday Reflection
Come to church for prayer, communion
and reflection every Wednesday
from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday Morning Contemplative Prayer
7:30-8:30 am
All are welcome every Thursday
either in-person or via Zoom!

Join us for meditative music, reflective readings, silent contemplative prayer & communion.   

Please use the parking lot door and join us in the sanctuary. 

Meeting  ID: 814 3387 8080. The Passcode is 'presence'.
Sunday Morning Mass

Join us in-person at 1008 Main St. in East Rochester, NY or join us virtually every Sunday at 10 am on Facebook Live or YouTube!
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Sunday 11:00 am

Casa Gubbio

Saturday Morning Rosary

Casa Gubbio is the ministry of Brother Peter Veitch, a Mary Magdalene parishioner and brother in the Benedictines of Holy Wisdom, ECC. The mission of Casa Gubbio is to provide a place of retreat for progressive/independent ‘seekers’ in keeping with the Benedictine charism of hospitality. 

Casa Gubbio is a safe place to gather outside of traditional organized religious communities. All are welcome. For more information, contact Brother Peter at 
Rev. Lori Vail
Phone: 585-353-5954
Bishop Denise Donato
Pastor Emeritus
Phone: 585-329-0895
Sue Gerber
Parish Admin Assistant
Phone: 585-586-4104