News & Updates

Latest Update: 8/4/2020

"Reclaiming Jesus"
Since members of the hierarchy met with Donald Trump back in April and voiced support for him (in exchange, of course, for what he could do to help finance Catholic schools and the right to life movement), I think this site is extremely significant..  

This is the highly recommended course to educate yourself about the history of systemic racism since the Civil War.  

This link takes you to the explanation about Yale free courses

This link takes you to the explanation about Yale free courses

To my white friends, the time for talk has passed. Now is the time for work.

Written by Brian Lowery, a professor of organizational behavior and senior associate dean for academic affairs at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Link to the article

Sophia, a social justice organization in Waukesha, is hosting a one hour zoom meeting June 18 at 7 p.m. to discuss the film, "Suppressed" which examines voter suppression in the US. We have been invited by one of my seminary classmates Linda Gaugan, who is a long time Sophia member, and who has attended our worship services occasionally over the years. Please see the flier for all the details: link to the documentary, registration link and link to the zoom meeting.
I plan to participate. Hope you will consider learning more about what suppression is, how it occurs and what we can do about it.
Pastor Alice

Link to the Flyer

We've added a new page to the Mary of Magdela website. A page dedicated to a listing books and perhaps reviews. If you are looking for some recommended reading, click on "Reading Suggestions" and see what other people may be reading.

Link to the Book page

There is new information about the Trickleby Cafe in the Members Section

Link to information

Pastor Jim Ryan has been interviewed by the East Troy News/Times

Information the article is located here!

A Liturgical Year In the Life of One Inclusive Community

Information on Rev. James Ryans Book can be found here

MM Book & Movie List

Dear Community, At Homily Sharing time on Sunday, December 29 we shared a look back on books and movies. My invitation was to share what were our "favorites" for the past year in terms of reading and viewing that inspired, uplifted, informed, and challenged us. The discussion was wonderful and here is the list. I will have it posted on our website - maybe a sidebar link or in the Members Section. Any selections not mentioned that you would like to see included, please send me an email either to this address or to jimryan6885@gmail.com and I will see that it gets included. Take care, Jim

Click here for the list - PDF

Julian of Norwich, Revolutionary Medieval Mystic

Revolutionary medieval mystic Julian of Norwich penned what's thought to be the first book in English written by a woman. She dared to suggest that God was both father and mother. Professor Sherry Reames explores the life, writings, and legacy of a courageous medieval anchoress and author.

You can listen to the podcast here-MP3

"The Catholic Church and the Struggle Against White Nationalism: Missing in Action?"

Father Bryan Massingale, Professor of Theological and Social Ethics and the James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics
at Fordham University, Delivers his 2019 Howard Thurman lecture in room 252 of Candler School of Theology.
Event co-sponsored by Candler's Black Church Studies department and the Catholic Studies department.
For those of you who are concerned about the rise of white nationalism and the role of the Black Church AND the Catholic Church in
combating it. You will learn much from this 2 hour lecture by Rev. Bryan Massingale, black priest formerly of the Milwaukee WI diocese,
who is known world wide for his work in this area. He was my professor of Moral Theology at St. Frances de Sales Seminary, where I
earned my M. Div. It is worth your time, I assure you. A great way to spend some time on a dreary, cold, wet blustery day in Wisconsin

Complete Lecture Video Here

No One Catholic Preeminent Priority

We, the undersigned Roman Catholic Women Bishops call upon our brother bishops to
re-evaluate their latest statement regarding the priorities for the Catholic people.

Read Complete Document Here



Mary of Magdala Audio Files - 2019

By clicking on the filename in the listing below, windows will play the segment in a seperate window.
You can also download the file to your computer by right clicking on the file name and selecting "Save link as ...." and designating a place like "Downloads" in your computer to listen anytime you wish.

(Even with a fast internet connection, the files marked Complete Service with take a few minutes to download.)

December 29, 2019
Holy Family - Complete Service

December 15, 2019 3rd Sunday of Advent
2019 10th Anniversary-Service - MP3

November 17, 2019 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Complete Service - MP3

October 27, 2019 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

October 27, 2019 complete service.MP3

August 25, 2019

Complete Service - MP3

July 21, 2019

Feast of Mary of Magdala - MP3 (Complete Service)

Easter 05C - May 19, 2019

Blog James Carroll - MP3
Easter 04C- May 12, 2019

Acts of the People - MP3 (Complete Service)

Good Friday - April 19, 2019

Good Friday Homily - PDF

Holy Thursday - April 18, 2019

When the End is the Beginning - MP3
Palm Sunday - April 14, 2019
Order of Service - PDF
Kenosis Spirituality - PDF
5th Sunday in Lent - April 7, 2019
From Life to Life - MP3 10:30
3nd Sunday in Lent - March 24, 2019
Face-timing God's Way - MP3 9:30