Name of Church St. Mary Magdalene Church
Address 2654 E. Williams Field road, Gilbert, Arizona 85295
Phone number 480-279-6737
Mass times Saturday vigil, 4:30 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. with rosary following Mass and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday-Friday in the adoration chapel until 9 p.m. Night prayer and benediction Monday-Friday 8:45 p.m. in the adoration chapel.
Confessions Monday – Friday, 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Saturday, 8:45 – 11:15 a.m. or by appointment.
Names of priests/homilies Fr. William Schmid, pastor. Fr. Ishaya Samaila, parochial vicar. Fr. Schmid, 33, is an orthodox and pious young priest. Read his thoughts on the “Father’s Corner” section of the parish website, hear his podcasts on the parish website or follow him on Twitter, twitter.com/frwillschmid. Fr. Samaila is from Nigeria.
Parish groups/devotions EDGE (middle school youth group) & high school youth group, Saturday morning speaker series (listen to past presentations on the parish website), Respect Life Ministry, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Benedictine Oblates, Bible study group, Porta Fidei (adult evangelization program), Men’s Fellowship, Women’s Christian Fellowship, Knights of Columbus, Family Meals.
School No, but one could open in the future as the parish grows.
Liturgy/Music More traditional music, with choirs and piano.
Fellow parishioners St. Mary Magdalene is a growing parish of 4,500 families, many with young children.
Parking No problem, as the church has a huge lot.
Acoustics Sound is best in the front.
Cry room Yes, in the rear of the church, with large windows so you can observe what’s happening in the main body of the church.
Additional observations Gilbert is a suburb of Phoenix; St. Mary Magdalene is a parish of the Diocese of Phoenix. It’s a new parish, seven years old, and Mass is currently being held in what will become the church hall. A capital campaign is underway, and construction of the church should begin in the next few years.