About the show

Join Fr. John Riccardo, Nick, and Mary in their podcast, “You Were Born for This with Fr. John Riccardo” where they will talk about anything and everything that has to do with transforming the Church.

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Episodes

  • Episode 125: Only As Strong As Our Foundation

    May 3rd, 2021  |  34 mins 10 secs
    #actsxxixpress, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John and Nick discuss how values drive culture and propose some apostolic values for leaders and teams to consider as part of the work of transformation.

    To purchase our new book from ACTS XXIX Press, please visit https://www.actsxxix.org/storestock/p/tccn.

  • Episode 124: A Conversation with Archbishop Samuel Aquila

    April 26th, 2021  |  41 mins 33 secs
    #denver, #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary invite Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver to the mic and have a conversation about how the gospel has impacted him personally, the priests of the Archdiocese of Denver, and his hopes for the Church in the U.S.

    Visit https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2021/04/14/aquila-denver-eucharist-politicians-teaching-240396 to read more.

  • Episode 123: Christ Is Risen: So What? Now What?

    April 19th, 2021  |  18 mins 15 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary reflect upon eight of the practical differences the Resurrection of Jesus makes.

  • Episode 122: Impossible to Describe!

    April 12th, 2021  |  20 mins 3 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about Mary Magdalene’s indescribable response to encountering Jesus and what our response should look like.

  • Episode 121: Death Has Been Destroyed!

    April 5th, 2021  |  15 mins 18 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, easter2021, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode Father John, Nick, Mary, and Dcn. Steve wish the listeners a blessed Easter and Fr. John shares a word of hope.

  • Episode 120: What Was Jesus Doing on the Cross? Yes, Doing!

    March 29th, 2021  |  24 mins 8 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #holyweek, #lent2021, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John, Dcn. Steve, and Mary have a conversation about how we can enter into Holy Week with a new understanding of what Jesus was doing on the cross.

  • Episode 119: Is God Giving You Permission to Slow Down and Do Less?

    March 22nd, 2021  |  24 mins 5 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #matthew11:28-30, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about the impact of a book they’re reading entitled, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry and the desire God has for all of us to live more authentically human lives.

  • Episode 118: How Does One Appropriately Celebrate the Feast of Our Salvation?

    March 15th, 2021  |  20 mins 20 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary reflect on how we should appropriately celebrate the defeat of Death, especially at a time when so many are petrified of dying!

  • Episode 117: A Look at the Heart and the Mind of a Seminarian

    March 8th, 2021  |  25 mins 21 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about their recent visit to a seminary and offer both a glimpse of what’s going on in the hearts and minds of seminarians and some practical things we can all do to help them prepare for the priesthood.

  • Episode 116: Story Time

    March 1st, 2021  |  27 mins 30 secs
    #actsxxixpress, #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about the launch of the ACTS XXIX Press and the publication of their first book by the same author of "From Christendom to Apostolic Mission".

  • Episode 115: A New Way to Think About the Parish

    February 22nd, 2021  |  23 mins 57 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary invite Dcn. Steve to the mic and discuss an insight and image Fr. John had in prayer and its application to how we think about why the parish exists.

  • Episode 114: Recovering What it Means to be Human

    February 15th, 2021  |  40 mins 56 secs
    #benotafraid, #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about the need to let Jesus teach us how to be human and a practical way to do that.