All of you are the children of God, through faith, in Christ Jesus, since every one of you that has been baptized has been clothed in Christ. There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither slave nor free, there can be neither male nor female -- for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:26-28 

News & Updates

A Lenten Call to Action on Gun Violence

Click here for the message from the WI Council of Churches regarding actions a congregation can pursue to address gun violence.

Don Timmerman's book, "Midwife of Grace"

"I served God as best I could, starting as a farmer from Dickeyville, Wisconsin, and then evolving through many roles."

Book
The book is available at Amazon, but Don is working at getting copies that could be sold directly so that Casa Maria would benefit more directly ..... Jim
"Building Bridges with LGBT Catholics."

A talk given by Rev. James Martin, SJ, Editor at Large, America Media, entitled, "Building Bridges with LGBT Catholics."(Video)
Reflections of Wellness for Women

For more information, Go to the calendar page

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Parish priest breaks the silence, shares that he is gay
'I am weary with holding it in'

From the National Catholic Reporter
In view of giving visibility and voice to the laity in the Catholic Church, CCRI has declared today as the beginning of a worldwide celebration of the Year of the Laity. This will go from the Feast of Christ the King, November 26, 2017, to this same feast, November 25, 2018. During this year, we envision the People of God taking on a decisive and influential voice in the governance of their Church. This will never come by a decree of the hierarchy but only by the People assuming this responsibility. Once accustomed to this new role, it is our hope that lay people, by virtue of their baptism, will recognize their responsibility to heed the signs of the times and continue to lead the Church in the direction intended by Jesus Christ.

For more information please click here to read the complete declaration.

Meditation on 9 phases of progressive enlightenment. Reflections on a Thangka painting portraying stages according to Mahamudra Practice
Hello everyone, In our gathering yesterday at MoM's Centering Prayer group, we spent some time gazing upon, meditating and praying with icons. I sensed a deepening and connection in this practice with most members there. One new member who hadn't centered before (we did have a centering prayer sit) discussed some difficulty in centering as one works with formlessness, esp. how to handled busy mind and thoughts/questions arising during prayer. We discussed the Buddhist notion of the 'monkey mind.' A part of that "monkey mind" teaching comes from a Buddhist Mahamudra Thangka (like an icon) from the East. Catherine, who was in attendance yesterday, requested the link the youtube video which describes successive paths to enlightens and inner unity..... Ronald Mendyke

Here is the link.
A letter from Charlottesville, VA.

'I received the following from David and Diane Brownold, and I am forwarding it to you so you can read firsthand about the dangers of being Jewish, the dangers of being considerred "other" in America today.'
- Susan Ann Adrians

Read the letter here. It is chilling.
INDIVISIBLE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR RESISTING THE TRUMP AGENDA.
There are many good answers in here to the question, "Now what do we do?" It's a great read, with lots of fantastic suggestions.

Here's the link to INDIVISIBLE

 

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We invite you to join us to share in the joy, peace, friendship, healing and love that God's Word, communion and Spirit provide.  We see ourselves as a spiritual refugee camp for the many disenfranchised, disillusioned and dishonored faithful Catholics who want to live their faith true to the vision of the Vatican II Council. Jim & alice

Pastor Alice Iaquinta Pastor Jim Ryan

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Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles
An Inclusive Vatican II Catholic Church
Serving Southeastern Wisconsin
1529 Wauwatosa Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
9:45 A.M. Mass every Sunday
Contact: Co-Pastor Alice Iaquinta RCWP, M.Div. Phone: 414-791-9952

Co-Pastor Jim Ryan, Phone: 262-492-9093
Email:
Facebook Page: Mary-of-Magdala-Apostle-to-the-Apostles-Catholic-Church
Website: maryofmagdala-mke.org






Earth Day - By Suzanne Moynihan

A great cacophony resounds today:

  • Mating music of the Grey Whale

  • Prancing of swans, their bodies speckled with water diamonds

  • Prehistoric hooting of Sandhill cranes over marsh and budding meadow

  • Multifarious neighborhood crows squawking in 220 languages

  • Penguin fathers tromping on Arctic ice to locate their young

with singular greeting

  • Melodious purring of mountain lions coddled by playful mothers

  • Crocuses pushing up and out, eager for sun

  • Plastic container crackling as it is thrown into the recycling bin

by a six-year-old building a clean future


All this, a choral proclamation of sacred fireball,

ongoing Divine Love

empowering evolutionary Life.


I wonder at the oneness of it all.


Touching the stars in my body,

the multiple millenniums of millions of

species present in my flesh and bones and blood.


I wonder.

 

How to Make Your Voice Heard In Congress.
Take a look at this information.

Members - There is some on-going construction going on that may impact your travel time to Mary of Magdala!

Here is an article that will give you information you can use.

Wauwatosa Roadwork

(Posted 7/6/2018)

Dear Community,

 

When you hear this Sunday from St. Paul talking about his "thorn in the flesh" and Jesus experiencing his home town not wanting to have much to do with him you could get caught in notions of weakness and rejection.  In another time and by means of another spirituality these thoughts dwelt on Paul and Jesus as victims and how we should model ourselves after the victim.
Well, not this Sunday! Consider that Paul's resolve strengthened as a result of his physical disability and Jesus reengineered his strategy on Mission by sending out his followers since he was facing a wall of skepticism.
Let's share strength and creativity as we gather Sunday morning.
Whether in body and/or in spirit we gather at 9:45am.  See ya'
Readings: 1) Exodus 2:2-5; 2) 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; 3) Mark 6:1-6a.
Sadly, Sue and Jack Watson would like us to include in our prayers the passing of the father of their son-in-law,Tim.  Tim's Dad, Ron Stodola, died on July 4th.  He had a stroke about two weeks ago and was apparently on the mend, but he died.  Prayers also, please, for the peace of his wife, Nancy.  May the family grieve this terrible loss yet also come to a celebration of Ron's New Life of Resurrection.

 


Take care,
Jim