St. Mary of Magdala Church has its roots in a group of year-round Cape residents who were searching for for a place where they could worship in a way which cherished their Catholic roots while maintaining an open and welcoming attitude toward all. They found such a liturgy at Evensong Retreat Center’s Chapel, in Harwich Port, in 2005.
As the years passed. members of the community began to recognize the call from God to form themselves as an Ecumenical Catholic Community. They discovered that they were no longer simply “attending Mass,” but had come to care for one another and develop relationships.
At a meeting on May 17, 2009, the community reached the decision that it would henceforth be known as St. Mary of Magdala Church, An Ecumenical Catholic Community. In 2011 St. Mary of Magdala Church was incorporated as a non-profit entity in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In early 2013 we received recognition from th IRS as a 501 (c)3 organization. St. Mary of Magdala Church continues to meet for worship at the Chapel on the grounds of Evensong Retreat Center. In 2010 St. Mary of Magdala Church formally called Rev. Marie David and Most Rev. Jim David to serve as its co-pastors.
St. Mary of Magdala Church is Catholic in its heritage and worship, while Ecumenical in its makeup and outreach to the wider community. It is affiliated with the Ecumenical Catholic Diocese of New England. We gather to celebrate Mass each Sunday throughout the year at 10:00 a.m., and all are welcome to join us.
More information is available below, or feel free to contact a member of the pastoral team (see below). Everyone is welcome to join us for worship, and if you are interested in joining our parish one of our pastors will be happy to set up a time to speak with you.