St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church is located in an ornate white stone building right on the corner of Manchester and…More Brentwood streets. The inside of the church is very traditional, with two long rows of wooden pews beneath high vaulted ceilings and lights suspended from painted wooden rafters.
Father Jack Siefert is the pastor of St. Mary Magdalen, and there are two permanent deacons, Ed Grotpeter and Leroy Martin Jr., here as well. The church provides worship services every day of the week, and also offers the sacraments of baptism, communion, confirmation, marriage, reconciliation and annointing of the sick, along with all of the necessary classes.
Connected to the parish, and right next door, is the St. Mary Magdalen School, a private Catholic school educating students from age five to the eighth grade.
St. Mary Magdalen School is a pre-K to 8th grade school associated with the neighboring St. Mary Magdalen church. It…More accepts male and female students as young as age 3, from both Catholic families and non-Catholic families.
The curriculum includes all four core subjects, as well as religious education, PE, art, music and Spanish. It emphasizes developing in students a sense of community, acceptance and respect, and fostering strong Christian values. Each class takes part in a year-long service project in the community.
The school has a fully equipped and updated science lab, computer lab, library and cafeteria, as well as an outdoor learning facility in which students maintain vegetable and flower gardens. Students can also be involved in extracurricular activities such as sports, speech, band, cooking and drama.