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 103: Watch!

    December 1st, 2020  |  32 mins 40 secs
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    Get ready, watch, prepare, the King is coming back!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary talk about the season of Advent, encouraging us to be hopeful and yet sobered.

  • Episode 102: In Everything Give Thanks!

    November 23rd, 2020  |  32 mins
    #benotafraid, #godwantshisworldback, #thanksgiving, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    Gratitude is not dependent upon circumstances!

    In this episode, using St. Paul as a model, Fr. John, Nick and Mary talk about the importance of gratitude, not only this week of Thanksgiving, but every day of our lives.

  • Episode 101: Got Courage?

    November 16th, 2020  |  40 mins 28 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    The Church's Urgent Need for Courageous Leadership!

    In this episode, Fr. John welcomes Commander Kevin Haney, former US Navy fighter pilot and leadership and ethics instructor at the Naval Academy, to talk about the need for courage in these apostolic days in the Church.

  • Episode 100: Are We Perishing?

    November 9th, 2020  |  29 mins 25 secs
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    Is Jesus in the Boat or Not?

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick and Mary talk about the storms of life and unpack what the Word of God has to say about what the disciple can expect in this life.

  • Episode 99: No Matter What Happens, Stay Sane!

    November 2nd, 2020  |  21 mins 50 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    An Antidote for the Insanity!

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary unpack the wisdom of Scripture and talk about how we can maintain sanity in these days, reminding us that the mission of the disciple is unchanging.

  • Episode 98: What Would John Paul II say?

    October 26th, 2020  |  32 mins 7 secs
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    Headlines getting you down? Be not afraid!

  • Episode 97: A Conversation Between Three Brothers, Part II

    October 12th, 2020  |  30 mins 36 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    A refreshing and honest exchange between three priests who are deeply in love with Jesus!

  • Episode 96: A Conversation Between Three Brothers, Part I

    October 5th, 2020  |  40 mins 1 sec
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    A refreshing and honest exchange between three priests who are deeply in love with Jesus!

    In this episode, Fr. John shares the mic with Fr. Patrick Schultz and Fr. Ryan Mann from the Diocese of Cleveland and have an honest conversation about their journey to the priesthood, preaching, their joys and their challenges.

  • Episode 95: What Can One Woman or One Man Do?

    September 28th, 2020  |  23 mins 15 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    Jump into the slingshot and let God mobilize you for mission!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, Mary talk about the impact one person can have if they're attentive to the Holy Spirit’s inspiration.

  • Episode 94: Preach It!

    September 21st, 2020  |  38 mins 11 secs
    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 have a conversation about preaching and offer some helpful thoughts when preaching on difficult topics.

  • Episode 93: How to Think, Speak, Act, and Pray When People Hate Us

    September 14th, 2020  |  35 mins 17 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    Never forget the dignity of the one who may be your enemy!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary talk about the current cultural climate of contempt and a way forward to navigate difficult conversations with love.

  • Episode 92: A Real Conversation About Where We are in the Church

    September 7th, 2020  |  31 mins 48 secs
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    A Real Conversation About Where We are in the Church

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary have an honest conversation about where we are in the Church and the role each of us can play to bring about transformation.