Pastor Speakers Special Events
For more information, please contact:
Maria Thornton McClain, RCWP, Pastor
317-888-6026 / Email
Holy Thursday, 2016
Washing of the feet
Political Discourse and the Bible:
How an Understanding of ‘Made in God’s Image’ Could Affect National Debate
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2 – 4:00 pm
Dr. Ralph, Catholic author and popular speaker, returns to Indianapolis to discuss this timely topic. The Bible reveals a 2000-year process during which people have come to understand that God has created and loves all. Explore how this biblical process can form and inform our responses to everyday issues. With Q & A.
Dr. Ralph is the Director of the Master in Pastoral Studies, a program for Roman Catholics, at the Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, Kentucky. She is the author of 17 books, including The Spirituality of the Psalms (just published) and Scripture Basics: A Catechist Guide, released by Twenty-Third Publications last year.
Indiana Interchurch Center
1100 West 42nd St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Light refreshments served.
All are welcome
Helen Weber-McReynolds at
Tax Deductible Donations
If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to St. Mary of Magdala you can send a check made out to "St. Mary of Magdala Catholic Community," to 8414 Corkwood Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46227. That is our legal address. We are a 501(c)(3) organization. It is also Maria McClain's home address. If you have questions, call Maria at 317-888-6026.
Ash Wednesday Service
Wed., March 1, 2017
Distribution of ashes, will be held jointly with Don Treadwell and Doug Garcia’s home church, Progressive Spiritualist Church,
2201 E. 54th St.
This is our 1st ecumenical event. Please come, participate and meet other members of Don and Doug’s church.
The church is one block west of Keystone, at the corner of 54th & Hillside. Parking is behind the church, off Hillside.The evening will begin with a time of sharing at 6:30 and the Service at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
we will have a guest speaker at the end of Mass. Faryal Khatri, Communications Director of the Islamic Society of North America, will speak to us about the Muslim faith and answer questions. Please come and support this ecumenical effort.
Mass at McClain's house Sun., Oct. 30, 2016
We will have Mass on Saturday at 5:00 PM this weekend at our house, not at the IN Interchurch Center on Sunday, because it is the 5th Sunday of the month .
We live at 8414 Corkwood Dr., Indy 46227. Please join us if you can. I'll send you the directions if you would like. Bring something for a light supper if you'd like. No requirement.
All are welcome!
Comments/Reflections on our October 2, 2016 Celebration
Oct. 2 was the second time that we have taken time out from the regular liturgical year to celebrate “A Children’s Sabbath,” honoring children as sacred gifts. The Children’s Defense Fund founded Children’s Sabbaths in 1992 to encourage congregations to honor, protect, and advocate on behalf of children. As founder Miriam Wright Edelman stated at the time: “Children come into the world with God’s commission to live and learn and sing and dance and grow; then, too, many are decommissioned by adults who prey on them.” We pray today that all children will soon be able to develop into strong, healthy, and loving adults.
It has been a joyful time to be childlike in our worship of God. On Sunday we had a sweet little girl with us who made us smile and laugh. We also sang children’s songs like ‘He/She’s Got the Whole World in His/Her Hands” and “This Little Light of Mine.” Oh, and we finished with a reception with different flavored Oreo cookies and sang “Happy Birthday” to our pastor, Maria, Goodies included a 3-cupcake birthday cake with candles which she blew out. On the whole it was a special community celebration!
We congratulate Maria and are grateful for her many, many years of dedicated and inspired service to God's people. Thank you, Maria.