Saint Mary Magdalene Community
an inclusive Catholic community
dedicated July 22, 2007

Special Events

Winter 2022-23
Advent and Christmas information .  
 Information upcoming.  

Christmas Eve Liturgy will be held on Saturday December 24 at 3 pm.  
It will be a hybrid liturgy--in-person and on zoom.
There will be NO liturgy on Christmas Day December 25.

We will celebrate liturgy on New Year's Day, Sunday January 1, 2023 at 9 am in-person and on zoom.

A Blessed Christmas to you and those you love and many wishes for a healthy, happy New Year!


 Charitable Giving: 


We accept donations to cover community expenses. In addition, each month as a community, we donate to a 

501(c)3 charity. When you give, you can designate your gift to the community, the charity of the month, or 

split between the two with a notation on your check. Charities include local, national and international 

organizations.For more information please use the contact us page.  Thank you.  

January 2023- Mom's House
Our charity for the month of January is Mom’s House in Phoenixville, PA. Mom’s House provides a unique family support 
system, including free state-licensed childcare, for low income single parents while they are pursuing their full-time
 and becoming independent members of society. Mom’s House website is
Please reach out for more information.  

December 2022- Water is Life
 December is Water is Life Kenya (WILK). WILK, in its 15th year, is a small charity that accomplishes a lot in southern 
Kenya, an arid land populated mainly by Maasai herders of cattle and goats, who now face the worst drought in 30 
years. Our donations support the drilling for clean water supplies (over 24 wells and watering systems so far), schooling 
herders in better husbandry practices, helping Maasai women establish their own herds, making it possible for children 
to attend school, supporting widows (who are often marginalized in Maasai society), coordinating the marketing of 
handmade jewelry and other crafts, and other life giving efforts. Please message for more information. 
WILK’s website is Click on “Shop” if you want to order jewelry or Christmas ornaments.

November 2022- PAR-Recycle Works

 November is PAR-Recycle Works. PAR-Recycle Works is an electronics recycler that provides transitional employment to people 

returning from prison. Revenue is generated by deconstructing electronics waste (often referred to as e-waste) and destroying 

data on donated computers and devices. Please message for more information

October 2022- Dawn's Place
For 12 years, Dawn's Place has been offering to women who have been trafficked and exploited for commercial sex work 
( the majority of who had been sexually abused as children and who suffer from PTSD and substance abuse disease).  During 
that time they have welcomed over 110 women into a loving, trauma-based residential program. 

September 2022-
Our charity for the month of September is the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary
For more information Terry Shiels is our community champion.

August 2022-
Our charity for the month of August is SNAP, the Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests.
 Begun in 1988 by clergy abuse survivor Barbara Blaine, SNAP is the oldest, largest self-help group 
for clergy abuse victims assaulted by priests, ministers, nuns or rabbis.  Through a network of hundreds of 
volunteers, SNAP provides support and assistance through phone calls, support groups and referrals to 
resources.  Whether it is a call to the Helpline or participating in SNAP's virtual or in person support groups, 
help is there. SNAP also works to protect children and the vulnerable by exposing predators and their 
enablers and advocating for stronger laws. SNAP now has leaders in Japan, New Zealand, Europe, Uganda, 
Nigeria and South Africa as well as Canada and Australia. 
 For more information go to:  Judy Miller is our community champion.

July 2022- 

The July charity is Kay Lasante Clinic in Haiti.  Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas. They continue to be impacted by 
earthquakes. Eileen DiFranco is our community champion.

The Kay Lasante Clinic is an offshoot of the House of Grace Catholic Worker in Philadelphia. Catholic Workers Johanna 
Berrigan and Mary Beth Appel serve on Kay Lasante’s Board. Learn more about the clinic and the health care provided 

June 2022- Chester Community Coalition (Trauma Informed Counseling).
 The June charity is Chester Community Coalition.  Their focus is on counseling youth or adults who have suffered
from violence, whether from guns, sticks, or a beating from other people.  Ed Burke is our community champion.

May 2022- Missionaries of the Poor in Kington, Jamaica.  
May charity is Missionaries of the Poor in Kingston, Jamaica. Larry DiFranco is our SMM sponsor. Larry’s brother, 
Nick, has traveled to Jamaica as a volunteer for 8 of the last 12 years. In Kingston, Jamaica, the Missionaries of the Poor
 operate multiple projects and facilities serving hundreds of orphans, malnourished children, distressed mothers and babies,
 the elderly, mentally and physically disabled young women and those suffering with AIDS.  Please reach out for more information

Community Outreach:
Project is funding diapers for The Hispanic Mission. You can donate gift cards from Walmart
 or Target or write a check payable to "The Hispanic Mission.” Gift cards and donations for The Hispanic Mission 
and Anna’s Place in Chester.  Pllease email Kathy at for more information.  

Return of the Light- 12/22 from 6 PM to 8 PM.  

Return of the Light- 12/22 from 6 PM to 8 PM.