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St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church

St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church was founded in 1959 on Maitland Avenue, but it was not the first Catholic Church in Maitland.

History of Catholic Church in Maitland
1881-1887 Church of the Holy Nativity of the Blessed Virgin
Records transferred in 1887 – church building left deserted until 1919 then sold.

Father Hubert Reason 1959-1966
April 5, 1959 First Mass celebrated
July 23, 1959 Canonically designated as a parish – first church served 95 families
1961 New church built – “Butler” building and 4 new classrooms
1st County Fair/Harvest Festival/Fall Festival/Community Fest
1962 5th grade added – held in church
1963 6th grade added – held in church
1964 7th & 8th grades added – rented house
1965 Five Sisters of Notre Dame arrived, 9 new classrooms

Father David Paige 1966-1972
1966 Nine classrooms built and a school office (no AC until mid 1980’s); Religious Education/Faith
Formation for children (CCD) formerly organized
1967 New convent and addition to Church doubled size (old social hall now school cafeteria)
1969 New rectory, 3 more classrooms, a library, science lab, clinic and teacher’s lounge,
school refaced

Father Patrick Caverly 1972-1981
1972 School accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference
1975 New church (first Mass Christmas Eve 1974)
Old church renovated into a social hall, offices
1979 Satellite Church of the Annunciation – for 3 years

Father Paul Henry 1981-1993
1983 2 portable classrooms added for Kindergarten & school offices
1984 Silver Jubilee, Parish Mission Statement Created
1986 New parish offices
1987 Adult/Child Centers and new meeting rooms built
Remodeled school office and 3 rooms for Kindergarten
1991 Purchased 9 acres (Annex area) renovated buildings and grounds

Father Charlie Mitchell 1994-present
1994 Parish Mission Statement renewed
1995 Re-Threads Thrift Store opens
1998 Parish Life Center built; Social Hall renovated into a school cafeteria, computer and science lab, new library and art room
Built gym; Old convent renovated into a Student Administrative Building; Enclosed Child Center
patio, added a teacher break room and relocated the playground
1999 Collapse of the walkway
2000 40th anniversary time capsule buried – New Millennium
2003-2004 Renovated Church – new sanctuary, chapel, Baptismal font, pews
2004 Pastoral Council announces ongoing plan to foster Stewardship as a way of life; Early Learning
Center accredited by the National Associate for the Education of Young Children
2005 Order of St. Mary Magdalen was established to recognize parishioners who have given of their
time, talent and treasure in extraordinary ways which enable our parish community to better fulfill the mission God has given us.
2006 U.S. Department of Education names St. Mary Magdalen School a National Blue-Ribbon School;
Paid off debt!
2008-2009 Re-Threads Thrift store closes; New parish Mission, Vision and Values discerned and disseminated;
St. Mary Magdalen Parish recognized as a Blue-Ribbon Stewardship Parish by the International
Catholic Stewardship Council; Golden Jubilee Celebrated.

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Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2004

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Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2004 - D'Alboro

John & Rosalie D'Alboro - 65 Years  

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2004 - Mohr

Mary and Arthur Mohr - 62 Years

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2004 - Rube

Jack and Celia Rube - 62 Years

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Married 50 years - Roy and Margaret Anderson

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Married 50 years - John & Jean Birmingham

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Married 50 Years - Marge & Ed Swiatosz  

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Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2005

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Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2005 - Evans

Married 63 years - Linda and Charles Evans

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2005 - Pettinati

Married 63 years - Gilda and Lawrence Pettinati

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2005 - Rube

Married 63 Years - Jack & Celia Rube

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2005 - Dumont

Married 60 years - Ruth and Bob Dumont  

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2005 - Derryberry

Married 60 years - Harriet and Wallace Derryberry

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Married 58 years - Carmen and Bob Coleman  

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2005 - Derryberry

Married 57 years - Harriet and Wallace Derryberry    

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2005 - Padilla

Married 57 years - Carlos and Silvia Padilla

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Married 56 years - Jean and Mike Slivinski

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Married 50 years - Gerry and Don Gallagher

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Married 50 years - Leo and Nadine Loughran  

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Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2006 - Swisher

Charlotte and Jim Swisher - Married 59 years

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2006 - Kubicki

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Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2006 - O'Shaugnessy

Gerry and Hugh O'Shaugnessy - Married 53 years

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2006 - Salter

Margaret and Joseph Salter - Married 51 years

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Mary Ann and Walter McFadden - Married 51 years

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Eileen and Bill Brandofino - Married 55 years

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Connie and Joe Verlander - Married 53 years

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Cecile and John Mestan - Married 55 Years

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Married 50 years - Jean and Jack Cantasey

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Married 50 Years - Aida and Eugenio del Monte

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Married 50 Years - Joan and David Heileman

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Married 50 years - Gert and Chuck Lorenz

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Married 50 years - Peg and John de Caprio

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2006 - Richardson

Married 50 years - Geraldine and Charles Richardson

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2006 - Marchetti

Married 50 Years - Maryann and Roger Marchetti

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2006 - Panico

Married 50 years - Jean and Anthony Panico

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2006 - Radigan

Married 50 years - Diane and Joe Radigan

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2006 - Riveron

Married 50 years - Mercy and Mario Riveron  

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2006 - Reimiller

Married 50 years - Doris and Richard Reimiller (and grandchild)

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2007 - Group Photo

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Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2007 - Married 65 Years

  Left: Jack and Celia Rube, Right: Gild and Lawrence Pettinati  

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2007 - Armstrong

George and Mae Armstrong - Married 60 years

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2007 - Cassidy

Catherine and Jack Cassidy - Married 60 years

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Robert and Elizabeth Geiger - Married 60 years

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2007 - Guidus

Frank and Alice Guidus - Married 60 years

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2007 - Sutcliff

Bob and Ellen Sutcliff - Married 60 years

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2008 - Group Photo

Married couples reaching milestones in their marriage were celebrated at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Parish on January 27, 2008.    

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2008 - Longest Married Couple

Bernard and Lucy Pitt - Married 75 years. The Pitts were married in 1933 in Spring Valley, New York. Bernard died shortly...

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2008 - 60 Years or More

Married 60 or more years. Silvia and Carlos Padilla, Ken and Franka Hise, Helen and George McLaughlin

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2008 - Married 55 Years or More

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Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2008 - Married 50 years

Married 50 years. Jack and Shirley Guignard, Alice and Raymond Bayard

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  Married 50 or more years. William and Phylis Perkins, Harley and Mary Parkhurst, Sandy and Nick Coscia  

Celebrate Marriage Sunday 2009 - McLaughlin

Longest married couple - Helen and George McLaughlin - Married 64 years!

St. Mary Magdalen - Community Fest 2005

This flyer promotes the festival theme and lists all the events and entertainers at the 2005 Community Fest at St. Mary Magdalen...

St. Mary Magdalen - Community Fest 2005

  This flyer promotes the festival theme and lists all the events and entertainers at the 2005 Community Fest at St. Mary Magdalen...

St. Mary Magdalen - Community Fest 2006

  This flyer promotes the festival theme and lists all the events and entertainers at the 2006 Community Fest at St. Mary Magdalen...

St. Mary Magdalen - Community Fest 2006

  This flyer promotes the festival theme and lists all the events and entertainers at the 2006 Community Fest at St. Mary Magdalen...

St. Mary Magdalen - Community Fest 2009

This flyer promotes the festival theme and lists all the events and entertainers at the 2009 Community Fest at St. Mary Magdalen...

St. Mary Magdalen - Community Fest 2009

  This flyer promotes the festival theme and lists all the events and entertainers at the 2009 Community Fest at St. Mary Magdalen...

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Jim Charron

Dot and Jim Charron participated in Celebrate Marriage Day 2006. The following day, Jim was killed by a driver who ran a red light. 


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