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Welcome to the Church of The Magdalene

No matter your status in the Catholic Church;
No matter your family or marital situation,
No matter your past or present,
No matter your age, race, color or orientation,
You are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved and respected at the Church of the Magdalene.
The Church of the Magdalene is a small country church, located in the beautiful hamlet of Pocantico Hills
in Westchester County. Roads leading to the hamlet pass by rolling fields protected by stone walls.
A handful of homes, large and small, a school, two churches, and a fire house are located in the center
of the village. Parishioners come from more than fifteen surrounding towns and villages. In 2019, our
parish celebrated its 125th anniversary of its founding.

WORSHIP WITH US

Saturday Vigil Mass5:00 PM
Sacrament of ReconciliationSaturdays 4:30 PM and by request
Sunday Masses9:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Weekday Mass8:00 AM
Holy Day Masses8:00 AM

NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

Looking to a Bright Future with Father Tim

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The rectory of the Church of the Magdalene in Pocantico Hills, one village neighbor recently commented, used to be dark, but now all the lights are blazing. And the new pastor, the Rev. Timothy Wiggins, isn’t at all surprised. 

Father Tim, as he’s happy to be called, is a busy man, fully occupied with the pastoral role he took on in July 2022, growing his parish, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2019. “It’s a hidden gem,” he commented, “a really good parish with a strong multi-generational base and increasing numbers.” 

A New Priest Strives to Protect His Church’s Independence

A new face be­hind the pul­pit and some new faces in the pews—some of them Black or Brown—are giv­ing the Church of the Mag­da­lene in Pocan­tico Hills re­newed hope for its fu­ture as an in­de­pen­dent Ro­man Catholic parish.

Since cel­e­brat­ing its 125th an­niver­sary in No­vem­ber 2019, the threat of change has been in the air at the Mag­da­lene, as its parish­ioners call their spir­i­tual home (see https://​the­hud­sonin­de­pen­dent.com/​church-of-the-mag­da­lene-cel­e­brates-its-125th-year-an­niver­sary/) ...