You Were Born for This with Fr. John Riccardo

You Were Born for This with Fr. John Riccardo

Join Fr. John Riccardo and the ACTS XXIX Team in their new podcast, “You Were Born for This” where they will talk about anything and everything aimed at transforming parishes.... Show More

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July 13, 2020 31 min
What can and should we do to reach the fallen-away and the nones? In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary continue to talk about the white paper and speak specifically about how to reach the fallen-away and the nones. To read ACTS XXIX's white paper, visit https://www.imaginethis.actsxxix.org/.
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In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary continue to break open the white paper and begin to tackle the topic of reimagining our parishes to reach the nones and fallen-away. Please visit https://actsxxix.org/media/podcasts/ to access the pdf mentioned in the podcast.
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Your parish is probably broken and you might not know it, round 2! In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary continue their discussion around why parishes need to be reimagined now. To read ACTS XXIX's white paper, visit https://www.imaginethis.actsxxix.org/.
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Your parish is probably broken and you might not know it! In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary continue with their series on their white paper and talk about why re-imagining parishes is so critical right now. To read ACTS XXIX's white paper, visit https://www.imaginethis.actsxxix.org/.
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This parish would be your dream come true! In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary welcome Dcn. Steve to the podcast to talk more about their white paper and to imagine with them what parishes can be. To read ACTS XXIX's white paper, visit https://www.imaginethis.actsxxix.org/. Special Guest: Dcn. Steve Mitchell.
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A Plea from Fr. John for the Church to be Prophetic. In this episode, Fr. John speaks to the civil unrest in our nation and the prophetic role of the Church in these times.
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June 1, 2020 28 min
As much as we want answers to “why,” the real question is “what do we do now?” In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary talk about where we are in the country and the Church as a result of COVID-19 and introduce the first in a series of episodes on their white paper, “Re-Imagining What a Catholic Parish Can Be: A Destination for the 21st Century."
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An announcement, a plea, and a prayer! In this final episode of the “Be Not Afraid” series, Fr. John announces a new series on the Sunday Mass Readings coming later this summer with Deacon Steve Mitchell and also encourages us to press into the power of the Holy Spirit and pray for healing and unity for our nation in this time of civil unrest.
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Sent forth on mission as heralds of the Gospel In this episode, Fr. John shares again from one of his favorite books, “From Christendom to Apostolic Mission: Pastoral Strategies for an Apostolic Age" and reminds us that we are being sent into the world as heralds of the Gospel. To purchase the book Fr. John mentions, please visit here (https://www.amazon.com/Christendom-Apostolic-Mission-Pastoral-Strategies/dp/099887289X/ref&#...
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What are the “these” in your life? In this episode, Fr. John unpacks today’s Gospel that shows forth how Jesus handles the sins of His loved ones and how much Jesus wants our love.
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It’s how, not what! In this episode, Fr. John continues unpacking a book he highly recommends entitled, “From Christendom to Apostolic Mission: Pastoral Strategies for an Apostolic Age, and encourages us, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to ask for the grace to have our minds brought into conformity with the mind of God. To purchase the book Fr. John mentions, please visit here (https://www.amazon.com/Christendom-Apostolic-Mission-...
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Do we see reality as it truly is? In this episode, Fr. John reminds us that St. Paul didn’t teach those he was preaching to what to think, but rather how to think and he exhorts us to beg the Holy Spirit to illumine our minds as we approach Pentecost.
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Need fuel for your prayer? In this episode, Fr. John breaks open today’s Scriptures and the prayers that open the Mass, inviting us to pray with them today and in the days ahead as we await Pentecost.
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SPECIAL EPISODE: A conversation with Fr. John and Dr. Scott Hahn In this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn and Fr. John Riccardo share the central role that Scripture has played in their lives, especially during quarantine. Discover how we’re called to encounter Jesus both in Scripture and the Eucharist, and be transformed. Special Guest: Dr. Scott Hahn.
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What’s our role in the world? In this episode, Fr. John reflects on the role of the laity in a dark, confused and anxious world.
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What is the fulfillment of all our desires? In this episode, Fr. John speaks about joy through the lens of today's gospel and C. S. Lewis' classic, "The Weight of Glory."
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Jesus is risen, and oh by the way, there’s work to do! In this episode, Fr. John reminds us again that the goal of this life is to do all we can to bring the world into conformity with God’s plan.
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What narrative guides your life? In this episode, Fr. John shares excerpts from a new book that he highly recommends entitled, “From Christendom to Apostolic Mission: Strategies for an Apostolic Age.” The book mentioned by Fr. John can be found at this link: https://www.amazon.com/Christendom-Apostolic-Mission-Pastoral-Strategies/dp/099887289X/ref=sr11?dchild=1&keywords=From+Christendom+to+Apostolic+...
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Do we recognize that we’re living in a change of eras? In this episode, Fr. John continues to unpack the riches of one of his favorite books, “”From Christendom to Apostolic Mission: Pastoral Strategies for an Apostolic Age. The book mentioned by Fr. John can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Christendom-Apostolic-Mission-Pastoral-Strategies/dp/099887289X/ref=sr11?dchild=1&keywords=From+Christendom+to...
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Are you in the right lane? In this episode, Fr. John, Nick and Mary have a conversation about how COVID-19 is providing us an opportunity to be reminded of our unique roles in the Church.
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