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.
Mary Magdalene Church Bulletin   
Sunday, July 4, 2021
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Where there is great love, there are always miracles."
~Willa Cather
Photo by Datingjungle on Unsplash

SUNDAY MORNING MASS: Join us in person* or live every week at 10 am on Facebook Live or YouTube!

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Our musicians this morning are Kathleen Bailey and Beth Dooher-Anthony

The song sheet can be found here.

The Prayers of the Faithful can be found here.

The scriptures for the service are: Ezekiel 2:2-5; Psalm 123:1-2, 2, 3-4; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6

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~ A Message from Lori ~

Sadly, the First Communions of our children at MMC have ended for this year. As a pastoral team, we could not be more grateful for the hard work and deep love of each child as well as his or her family and friends. The children have been so patient as COVID-19 delayed their celebrations for a full year, and they have been so courageous in sharing their joy and wisdom with each of us! And the logistics of separate ceremonies, combined with COVID restrictions and sultry Sunday weather, have ensured that each service was, in fact, a minor miracle.

Today, I have miracles on the brain. Not only is my ordination approaching (a miracle in and of itself), a New York Times article this morning also has me chewing on the idea of miracles. The article offered a doctor's perspective on the seeming "miracle cases" she has seen - the ones where an outcome for a patient defies what good training, good sense and consistent experience seem to suggest will happen. The doctor made one comment that sticks with me particularly; she mentioned being humbled by the things she cannot explain. Exactly. For all her resistance to religious or spiritual framing, I think she has actually nailed how I would define a real miracle - an experience that humbles me precisely because I cannot explain it. Perhaps defined this way, all of life is miracle! I now know church certainly is.

As we sat in a meeting this week, Mimi could not stop commenting on how each child and each family reminded us why we do what we do as pastors. She also pointed out how these celebrations are the essence of what church can be. She is right. The last six weeks have allowed us to remember what church can look like when we love, when we strive together to be helpful and inclusive, and when we bring our biggest and most joyful selves to the table. Miracles happen! We end up humbled by everything working out exactly as it should even when it shouldn't have worked at all. And we end up being healed in ways we didn't even know we needed healing. Thank you to each of you who participated in the events. Thank you to each of you who wrote cards and messages of love to the children. Thank you to each of you who sent tokens of community to the children and their families. And thank you to each of the children for allowing us to walk with you on a miraculous journey of faith in a loving God who makes us all worthy. THAT, as Mimi said, is CHURCH!

With love,

Priestly Ordination of
Lori Katherine Vail

God willing, Lori will be ordained as a priest of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion on Friday, August 6, 2021 at 6 pm here at Mary Magdalene Church. Her first mass will be Sunday, August 8 followed by a community party at Edmund Lyons Park.

Art used with permission of artist - Kreg Yingst

Open Sanctuary Hours

You are most welcome to come in for prayer, quiet reflection, and communion during our Open Hours on Friday from 12:00 - 4:00 pm. One of us will be in the building during these open hours, and we are happy to connect with you if you would like to speak with us. If our office doors are open, we are available! You will also find Eucharist available at the front of the church. For the sake of safety and comfort, we ask that you use the hand sanitizer provided, that you receive communion at your seat, and that you wear a mask at all times in the church.

Bulletin Announcements

Do you have an announcement you would like to see included in our bulletin? Just email Lori by Thursday at 5 pm to have your group's message or activity added to our Sunday bulletin.

Thank you, as always, for your generosity! We have numerous ways you can choose to donate. You can use the button below to make a one-time donation, and you can contact our treasurer, Sue Pagano, at to set up ongoing support.

Additionally, we now have an account with Can Kings! Your donation of cans and bottles can be made at any of the three Can King locations: 1276 Fairport Road, Fairport; 1183 Bay Road, Webster; or 505 East Main Street, Palmyra. Just let them know to put your donation down for Mary Magdalene Church!

And if you shop on Amazon, consider setting up Amazon Smile for your account and choosing Mary Magdalene Church as the recipient. You can find more information on Amazon Smile and set up the service here.

June Financials

Pledged: $7975
Non-Pledged: $574

Opportunities to
Come into Church for
Prayer or Reflection:

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Communion will be available.

The front door will be unlocked.
Please use sanitizer provided &
wear a mask at all times.

Opportunities to Connect:

Sunday 11:00 am

For those of you who would like to understand a bit more
about our Communal Blessing we participate in during our
live streamed liturgy, you'll find a document explaining the blessing
on our website. It's entitled We are a Eucharistic People.
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 
Do you have someone you
want us to pray for?

To add someone to the prayer list, contact:
Or Joann Corso at 585-223-5682

If you'd like to connect with Bishop Denise directly:
Or 585-329-0895

We will include your prayer request in our Prayers of the Faithful for two weeks. If you'd like us to continue praying for the same need longer,
please just send an email! We'll be happy to do so.
If you'd like to join our team of "prayers" and be notified where there are
prayer needs, please send an email to Lori Vail at

Bishop Denise Donato
Phone: 585-329-0895

Mimi Youngman
Phone: 585-797-4707

Lori Vail
Phone: 585-353-5954