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

Mary of Magdala

OUTREACH INITIATIVE – 2019


Take a look at what up this year!

The Original Prayer of Rabbi Yeshua

Learn of the Aramaic world in which Jesus lived and the prayer as he may have taught it to his followers when they implored him: ”Teach us to pray.”

Get more information here.

A Statute with Limitations: Before #metoo

bookHope is being able to see that there is light despite all darkness - Desmond Tutu.  Follow it.

The book now is showing on Amazon. 

 

This link that will take the reader directly to the book.

 



Why I left the church, and what I'm hearing about it (Part 1)
The prospect of starting over after a lifetime is so daunting that I can see why many who leave the Catholic Church just give up on organized religion altogether.

Click here to read The original NCR article. See below for a response.


Why I left the church, and what I'm hearing about it (Part 2)
"Well, I couldn't NOT respond to this article in the NCR column penned by Melinda Henneberger that came through my inbox this morning."

Click Here to read the rest of the response.
Dear Community,
I am posting the excellent homily on the Transfiguration that I used as a resource today on our website because I believe that it is worth your time to either read or listen to it, or both!
Pastor Alice

Read/Watch "TRANSFIGURING RESPECTABLE WHITE MALE JESUS"

Check out current social justice activities

Our Social Justice Organisations can use your help.

Take a look at what's coming up under "Other Organizations.

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

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.

 

Church Activities
 

About Us

All are welcome! 

Worship Place & Time

Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

1529 N Wauwatosa Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
(Enter at North courtyard door, Campus of the Wauwatosa Ave. United Methodist Church. We meet downstairs in Wesley Hall.)

 

Rev. Alice Iaquinta, M.Div., Roman Catholic

Womenpriests

As a 2006 Master of Divinity honors graduate of St. Francisde Sales Seminary, Milwaukee, WI, Alice was educated in the same program as the men who were ordained priests and was ordained in 2007 by Bishop Patricia Fresen, of Roman Catholic Womenpriests. She taught Applied Ethics, Oral and Interpersonal Communications, Marriage and the Family and Critical Thinking at Moraine Park Technical College, West Bend, WI for more than four decades before retiring in 2013. She previously served as an Associate Pastor of Jesus Our Shepard Church, Nenno, WI and also as Pastoral Associate at St. Therese Catholic Church, Milwaukee, WI. Alice's ministerial focus is Adult faith information and education.

Rev. Jim Ryan, M.Div., Ph.D

Jim was ordained in the Passionist Community, Chicago, Il. Jim has extensive service to adults with disabilities and has worked in that ministry in southeastern Wisconsin for the last 17 years. Jim's Doctoral studies focused on the social justice base of virtue, especially piety as a lived spirituality. His past service included ministry to Appalachian communities in Kentucky. His ministerial focus is social justice.

Mission

We are faithful Catholics who commit to living our progressive, Vatican II spirituality
as an inclusive Catholic Eucharistic community,
where all are welcome, all are equal and all are ministers of the Church.
All are welcome to share Eucharist at the communion table. We offer participatory, alternative Catholic worship,
leaving the exclusive, judgemental, hierarchical, sexist, patriarchical, homophobic practices of the Catholic Church
to its past.

Description

An inclusive, Vatican II Eucharistic community of faithful Catholics who believe: 
- that all are welcome;
- that no one is excluded from the Eucharistic table for any reason, because no one is ever excluded from God's love
- that living according to an informed conscience is every Catholic's responsibility and right
- that transparency and equality, inclusiveness and hospitality are the foundation of a worshiping community
- that loving service and outreach to others is how we "live Jesus"
- that the royal priesthood of the baptized must be recognized, celebrated and the basis for a discipleship of equals.

The Vatican II Council vision of Church is a communion of the faithful who live out the religious liberty so treasured by the leaders of the Council to be God's people, faithful, sacramental and dedicated to service. We are a gathering of the People of God where The Gospel announces and proclaims the freedom of the sons and daughters of God...it scrupulously respects the dignity of conscience and its freedom of choice, it never ceases to encourage the employment of human talent in the service of God and humankind, and ... it comments everyone to the charity of all." 
Gaudium et Spes (the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World #41) 

All Are Welcome

by Marty Haugen

Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live,
A place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive.
Built of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vault of grace;
Here the love of Christ shall end divisions.

All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where prophets speak, and words are strong and true,
Where all God's children dare to seek to dream God's reign anew.
Here the cross shall stand as witness and a symbol of God's grace;
Here as one we claim the faith of Jesus.

All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where love is found in water, wine and wheat,
A banquet hall on holy ground, where peace and justice meet.
Here the love of God, through Jesus, is revealed in time and space;
As we share in Christ the feast that frees us.

All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.