Saint Mary Magdalen kids hit Homers for Health

Saint Mary Magdalen School teamed up with SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center to participate in Homers for Health. Saint Mary Magdalen hosted a Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby and dress down day. Each student who participated made a minimum $5 donation and got 10 swings at the ball on the tee. The top four participants, two girls and two boys per age group, earning the highest points will advance to the final Home Run Derby Championship at Forest Park on Friday, May 15 hosted by Matt Holiday and some of his teammates.  

Backpack blessing and open house at Mary Magdalen School

On Sunday, August 17, the students and parishioners of Saint Mary Magdalen celebrated the start of the new school year by attending a special Backpack Blessing during the 9:30 a.m. Mass, the school reported in a press release. Father Jack Siefert gave the students a special blessing and then proceeded to bless a crucifix for each student to attach to their backpack, put in their backpack or put in their pocket to take God with them each day. “Father explained that we bring a backpack with the things we need for school or work and we need to remember each day that we need God in our lives to help us and protect us,” according to the school press release.

Saint Mary Magdalen students hit home runs, advance to finals

Saint Mary Magdalen students participated in the Cardinal Glennon Home Run Derby at school in the first week of April. These winners will represent Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School in the championship on May 16:

Grades K-2 – Jackson H. and Ellie H., 2nd
Grades 3-5: Aiden H., 3rd and Anna L., 5th
Grades 6-8: Megan J., 8th and Luke P., 6th

The participants raised $531 for Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation. Good luck at the Championship!