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 25: Be Not Afraid: Repentance to Restoration

    April 1st, 2020  |  10 mins 10 secs
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    How is God’s restoration project coming along in your life in these late days of Lent? Remember, you’re a beautiful masterpiece and He wants to recreate you to be all you are meant to be.

    In this episode, Fr. John returns to an image he shared early in Lent and talks about how the pandemic may be revealing the cracks, chips and flaws in our lives and reminds us that God is in the restoration business.

  • Episode 24: Be Not Afraid: Jesus is Lord!

    March 31st, 2020  |  8 mins 59 secs
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    Looking for certainty in these uncertain days? Here’s a few questions to take to prayer. Just wait until you hear the answers!

    In this episode, Fr. John poses a set of questions to us around who Jesus is and what He was doing on the Cross.

  • Episode 23: Make Time For Real Conversations

    March 30th, 2020  |  40 mins 35 secs
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    How are you doing in this crisis? There’s never been a more important time to be honest and vulnerable with each other.

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary speak honestly about how they’re doing in this pandemic and try to model some conversations we can have in our own lives.

  • Episode 22: Be Not Afraid: Story time with Fleming Rutledge

    March 28th, 2020  |  10 mins 39 secs
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    Does everything seem different this Lent? Perhaps it's because the Lent we receive is often far better than the Lent we choose.

    In this episode, Fr. John shares a rich reflection from Fleming Rutledge’s book, “The Undoing of Death,” inviting us to prepare for Holy Week like never before.

  • Episode 21: Be Not Afraid: A Lesson from Turkeys

    March 27th, 2020  |  7 mins 55 secs
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    What can creation teach us about God and worship?

    In this episode, Fr. John encourages us to find a way today to get in front of the Lord and render unto Him what He is due.

  • Episode 20: Be Not Afraid: The Importance of the House Church

    March 26th, 2020  |  13 mins 56 secs
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    Want to learn how families can celebrate the upcoming holy days together at home? These days are an opportune time to step into the role as the first teachers of the faith.

    In this episode, Father John helps to equip parents to celebrate the upcoming holy days at home with their families.

  • Episode 19: Be Not Afraid: Mary Wasn’t

    March 25th, 2020  |  8 mins 50 secs
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    Want to be great? Reach out to someone today with kindness and let the Lord write history through you!

    In this episode, Fr. John speaks about Our Lady on this Solemnity of the Annunciation and reminds us that Mary was born for her time and we were born for these times.

  • Episode 18: Be Not Afraid: God is Our Refuge and Strength

    March 24th, 2020  |  7 mins 51 secs
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    What storms are raging in your life during this pandemic? Let God quell them with His presence.

    In this podcast, Fr. John reflects on Psalms 46 and invites us to place before the Lord our anxiety, unrest, and fear and to experience anew who God is.

  • Episode 17: Response: What Should You Give to Someone Who Rescues You From Death?

    March 23rd, 2020  |  33 mins 18 secs
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    In today’s podcast, Father John, Nick and Mary discuss what is the appropriate response to all that Jesus has done for us.

  • Episode 16: Be Not Afraid: The Primacy of Parents as Pastors

    March 21st, 2020  |  13 mins 6 secs
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    What time will your domestic church gather today?

  • Episode 15: Be Not Afraid: Jesus Has the Vaccine for the Real Virus!

    March 20th, 2020  |  13 mins 32 secs
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    Our race got infected with Sin and Death and only Jesus has the cure, the remedy. How should we thank Him today?

  • Episode 14: Be Not Afraid: Plans Changed?

    March 19th, 2020  |  12 mins 45 secs
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    St. Joseph is the model for these times when all of our plans get turned upside down.