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We celebrate the life of Padre Bill Brennan, who was a personal supporter of women priests and dared to honor his conscience by his advocacy and embracing of all the Roman Catholic Womenpriests, particularly, Janice, Alice, Irene and Kathy. We mourn the loss of this fine and courageous Jesuit priest who labored hard and long for women's equality in the Roman Catholic Church, for all who are oppressed and exploited, and for peace in the world. God bless him and all he has served.
Pastor Alice

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WP2012-31 Death of Fr. William J. Brennan, S.J.
August 12, 2014
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Dear Brothers:
Fr Brennen
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother Fr. William J. Brennan, S.J., who was called to eternal life on August 11, 2014. Bill died at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa, WI. He was ninety-four years old, a Jesuit for seventy-five years, and a priest for sixty-three years.
Born in Wauwatosa, WI on May 14, 1920, Bill attended grade school in Wauwatosa and Whitefish Bay and graduated from Marquette University High School in 1938. He entered the Society at St. Stanislaus Seminary, Florissant, Missouri on September 1, 1938. After the usual Jesuit course of studies at St. Stanislaus, Saint Louis University, and St. Mary's College, Bill was ordained on June 14, 1951, made tertianship in Decatur, IL, and pronounced his final vows on August 15, 1954.
Bill lived not only a long Jesuit life, but a very full Jesuit life. Regency in Belize was the beginning of years of service in Central America, in both Belize and in Yoro, Honduras, and of a life-long ministry in various Latino parishes in New Mexico, Texas, California, and Wisconsin. From 1966 to 1979 Bill taught at Saint Louis University High School and at Marquette University High School. Involvement in the struggle for justice and peace was also life-long for Bill. From 1981 to 1985 he lived and worked at the Casa Maria House in Milwaukee, and almost to the day he died he continued to demonstrate for justice issues, for the poor and oppressed to whom he gave his heart.
Bill was a great-hearted man who remained amazingly active even after he turned ninety and his body began to fail him. He did not mind controversy and loved to campaign. He lived his life with passion. He was a people's priest.

Arrangements are as follows:
VISITATION Monday, August 18, 2014, 6:00 PM, San Camillo Chapel,
10200 W. Bluemound Rd., Wauwatosa, WI
FUNERAL MASS Monday, August 18, 2014, 7:00 PM, San Camillo Chapel,
10200 W. Bluemound Rd., Wauwatosa, WI
Burial will not take place at this time. Fr. Brennan donated his body to medical research.
Messages of condolence may be sent to one of the following:
St. Camillus Jesuit Community Kathleen Brennan (sister)
10100 W. Bluemound Rd. 6600 River Pkwy, #421
Wauwatosa, WI 53226 Wauwatosa, WI 53213
James B. Brennan (brother) Eileen McCullough (sister)
2756 N. 87th St. 1680 Sunnyslope Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53222 Hollister, CA 95023
Terence Brennan (brother) Virginia Brennan (sister-in-law)
1731 Wildberry Dr., Unit C St. John's on the Lake
Glenview, IL 60025 1840 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
As we remember with gratitude all that God has done through Bill's life of service to God and God's people, we are reminded of our privilege and obligation to offer Masses and prayers for his eternal repose.
Sincerely in Christ,
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Mark A. Carr, S.J.
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Nancy Meyer's Ordination - 6/22/2014

BISHOP’S ORDINATION
The Roman Catholic Womenpriests of the Midwest Region held the Episcopal Ordination of Nancy Louise Meyer, priest from Brownsburg, IN on 22 June, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 575 W. Northfield Drive in Brownsburg, Indiana 46112. A reception followed in the church hall. Hundreds attended the liturgy.
Ordaining Bishops were:+Bishop Maria Regina Nicolosi of the Midwest Region; +Andrea Johnson of the Eastern Region; +Joan Houk of the Great Waters Region; +Olivia Doko of the Western Region; +Marie Bouclin of Canada; and +Bridget Mary Meehan of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, which is the southern area of the United States. +Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger of Austria, one of the first seven women ordained in 2002 on the Danube in Germany, was also among the ordaining bishops. Many clergy of other denominations participated in the ordination's laying on of hands, along with many other RCWP lay persons and womenpriests, including Pastor Alice Iaquinta of Mary of Magdala Catholic Church.
The Bishop Meyer succeeds Bishop Regina Nicolosi who has retired after five years of servant leadership to the womenpriests of the Midwest Region.
Your tax-deductible gift for support of women's equality in the Catholic Church, the mission of our reform movement is welcomed and would be greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to RCWP-Midwest and send to +Nancy Meyer, c/o Pastor Alice Iaquinta at Mary of Magdala Catholic Church, 1529 N. Wauwatosa Ave. Wauwatosa, WI 53213. Thank you.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE - PARKING SITES
Parking will continue to be problematic for the Mary of Magdala and Wauwatosa Ave. United Methodist Churches due to the safety issues requiring the closing of the parking ramp and due to the zoo interchange construction. Only handicapped parking is still available on the second story of the ramp and that is temporary.

Parking permission has been granted to us at these sites on Sunday mornings:

1. East High School parking lots on 74th Street. 74h is a one-way street going south, so access from the north--off of Hillcrest.
2. Codie & Co. 1457 Underwood Aveparking lot
3. Red Store Lot - 7720 Harwood
4. Hart's Mill - 7735 Harwood
5. Blanchard St. - 7470 Blanchard St.
6. Harmonee Lot - 7600 Harmoneea


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Southeastern Wisconsin: Wauwatosa
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
Email:
Facebook Page: Mary-of-Magdala-Apostle-to-the-Apostles-Catholic-Church
Website: maryofmagdala-mke.org


Northeastern Wisconsin: Green Bay
Mary of Magdala Apostolate (Working name)
An Inclusive Vatican II Catholic Church
Serving Northeastern Wisconsin
1641 Commanche Avenue
Green Bay, WI  54313                                                                               
4:00 P.M. Mass once a month in 2014:  Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 16, April 27, and June 8
Contacts:  Green Bay Pastoral Associate, Carrie Arnold, Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.); Certified Chaplain
Phone: 920-217-0882    
Email:
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Pastor Alice Iaquinta RCWP, M.Div.
Phone: 414-791-9952
Email:
Facebook Page: Mary-of-Magdala-Apostle-to-the-Apostles-Catholic-Church
Website: maryofmagdala-mke.org

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