About the show

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.

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Episodes

  • Episode 5: Captured: What the Hell Happened?

    February 13th, 2020  |  39 mins 6 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, we begin to break open the second part of kerygma, which we simply entitle, ‘captured’ or more directly, ‘what the hell happened’ and we mean it. This is what we might call the bad news without which the gospel seems to be just news and not good news. But because the bad news is so bad, the gospel is indeed extraordinary news. #YouWereBornForThis, #GodWantsHisWorldBack

  • Episode 4: Created: Your Image of God Is Too Small

    January 27th, 2020  |  33 mins 30 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, we begin to break open the first part of the kerygma, which we simply entitle ‘created.’ The grace to ask for in pondering the first part of the kerygma is wonder and trust as we consider how big God is. #YouWereBornForThis, #GodWantsHisWorldBack

  • Episode 3: Why Aren't More Catholics Overwhelmed by the Gospel?

    January 17th, 2020  |  35 mins 34 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, catholic, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, we talk about why more Catholics aren’t overwhelmed by the gospel and sets the table to break open the kerygma in the next series of podcasts. #YouWereBornForThis, #GodWantsHisWorldBack

  • Episode 2: BONUS: The Gospel is Power

    December 22nd, 2019  |  44 mins 52 secs
    christianity, christmas, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this podcast, Fr. John Riccardo, Nick Jorgensen, and Mary Guilfoyle talk about the importance of understanding that the gospel is power, most especially as we prepare to preach the gospel this Christmas. #YouWereBornForThis, #GodWantsHisWorldBack

    Disclaimer: this episode is a bit longer than our typical episode given the topic and the nearness of Christmas.

  • Episode 1: A Crisis of Hope

    December 21st, 2019  |  33 mins 38 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this inaugural podcast, ACTS XXIX tackles the questions who are they, what do they do, and why and intending in the process to instill hope in the Lordship of Jesus and your unique role in the world today. #YouWereBornForThis, #GodWantsHisWorldBack

  • Promo: You Were Born for This with Fr. John Riccardo

    December 16th, 2019  |  1 min 48 secs
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    Fr. John Riccardo introduces the new ACTS XXIX podcast, "You Were Born for This with Father John Riccardo."
    #YouWereBornForThis, #GodWantsHisWorldBack