Celebrating Worship

The celebration of Mass “is the center of the whole of Christian life… As to the other sacred actions and all the activities of the Christian life, these are bound up with it, flow from it, and are ordered to it.” (Roman Missal 16)

Mass times

Liturgy Plans: Easter Season 2023

Liturgy Plans: Summer Ordinary Time 2023

Liturgical Scheduling Blocks - 2022-2023

Liturgical Minister Schedule

Current Minister Schedule:


Ministry Scheduler Pro

We use Ministry Scheduler Pro (MSP) to schedule liturgical ministers. MSP provides a web terminal where ministers can conveniently update profile information, enter availability, request a sub, and view rosters. 


If you have any questions about MSP or liturgical ministry at St. Mary Magdalene, please contact Mary Hrich.

Learn More About Liturgical Ministry

Click here to learn more about our Liturgical Ministry

Music Ministries

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The Catholic Funeral Rites are celebrations that enable the Christian community to mourn, as well as to hope, by focusing on the mystery of the death and resurrection of Christ.

Christians celebrate funerals to offer worship, praise, and thanksgiving to God for the gift of life which has now been returned to God, the author of life and the hope of the just. Upon the loss of a loved one, grieving families first meet with the funeral director, and then with Mary Lou Beers, or another member of our pastoral staff, to plan their funeral.

Click on the links below for St. Mary Magdalene's funeral planning tools.

Funeral Planning Form

Funeral Planning Guide (Music)

First Reading (Old Testament) Scriptures

Responsorial Psalm Scriptures - only when communal singing is restricted

Second Reading (New Testament) Scriptures

Funeral Gospels


The Sacrament of Marriage requires a preparation time of at least six months.  Please contact Fr. Steve Breck for information on the preparation and celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage.

Weddings are sacred, wonderful celebrations where the love a couple privately shares is affirmed and supported by their family and our whole community. Engaged couples should contact their presider (priest or deacon) prior to finalizing their wedding date.

In the Nuptial Blessing, we pray:

“O God, who by your mighty power created all things out of nothing, and, when you had set in place the beginnings of the universe, formed man and woman in your own image, making the woman an inseparable helpmate to the man, that they might no longer be two, but one flesh, and taught that what you were pleased to make one must never be divided…”

St. Mary Magdalene's Director of Liturgy and Music is Mary Hrich, who will help with the planning process. Click the links below for useful references.

Wedding Liturgy Planning Form

Wedding Music Suggestions

Index of Wedding Readings - see links below for full text of each reading

Wedding Worship Aid Guidelines

Wedding Scripture Selections:

Old Testament Readings

Responsorial Psalms

New Testament Readings

Gospel Readings

Prayer Requests & Mass Intentions

To make a prayer request or to have a Mass said, please contact the parish office at (440) 943-2133.

Posture & Participation

We take the Orans Prayer Posture, that is praying with ones hands held out in a "sign of surrender" during the Lord's Prayer during Mass.  During Eucharistic Liturgies, we remain standing after the Lamb of God until the entire assembly has received Communion.  When receiving Communion we bow our head before receiving the Bread and we bow our head before receiving Communion from the cup.

Hearing Aid Devices

If you have a hard time hearing at Mass, personal hearing aid (PA Devices that work in our chuch) are available for anyone to use during Mass.  St. Mary Magdalene provides earbuds for your personal use, that you keep and bring back each week. The earbuds plug into a PA unit, which is signed out prior to the start of Mass and returned at the conclusion of Mass. Please see a member of the music ministry to sign out the equipment.  A credit card or state issue ID is required to borrow the equipment.

IncenseIncense cariier

Incense, used at Mass during the season of advent, with its sweet-smelling perfume and high-ascending smoke, is typical of a good Christian’s prayer, which, enkindled in the heart by the fire of God’s love and exhaling the odor of Christ, rises up a pleasing offering in his sight. (From the Catholic Encyclopedia).

Only non-choking, non-allergenic incense is used at SMM. Still, some may find it disagreeable.

Roman Missal

In keeping with the Roman Missal we worship at St. Mary Magdalene so that the entire celebration leads to a “conscious, active, and full participation of the faithful, namely in body and in mind, a participation fervent with faith, hope, and charity, of the sort which is desired by the Church and which is required by the very nature of the celebration and to which the Christian people have a right and duty in virtue of their baptism.” (Roman Missal 18)

Click here for the Diocese of Cleveland, Office of Worship website.


Click here for the USCCB Roman Missal website.