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 142: Weep With Those Who Weep

    August 30th, 2021  |  21 mins 24 secs
    #afghanistan, #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary let the Word of God shape how they respond to the tragic events in Afghanistan this past week.

  • Episode 141: History Isn't A Series of Random Events No Matter How It Seems

    August 23rd, 2021  |  19 mins 21 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary discuss how even the most seemingly ordinary events can have a momentous impact on another's life and even world history.

  • Episode 140: Do You Want To Be Healed?

    August 16th, 2021  |  21 mins 56 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, healing, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about how God both wants to heal us now and send us to be agents of healing to those around us.

  • Episode 139: Got Anxiety? Try This!

    August 9th, 2021  |  20 mins 19 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, anxiety, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary invite listeners to join them in a simple proposal so as to allow the Lord to protect our minds and hearts from anxiety.

  • Episode 138: The Rescued Project

    August 2nd, 2021  |  15 mins 29 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest, the rescued project

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary discuss an exciting new project ACTS XXIX is creating to help as many people as possible be overwhelmed by the gospel.

  • Episode 137: Bringing Transformation to Catholic Education

    July 26th, 2021  |  30 mins 36 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary welcome Msgr. James Shea, President of University of Mary and discuss the true purpose of Catholic education.

  • Episode 136: Gearing Up Mentally, Spiritually, and Physically for Battle

    July 19th, 2021  |  33 mins 6 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary welcome Dcn. Steve and USMC Major Sharon Sisbarro and have a conversation about how we can draw on some wise principles from the Marine Corp that easily apply to the Christian life.

  • Episode 135: Practical Support For Those On the Front Line

    July 12th, 2021  |  23 mins 40 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about two grace-filled apostolates that offer practical prayerful support for our priestly brothers.

  • Episode 134: Bigger Than You Think

    July 5th, 2021  |  16 mins 22 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, acts 13:1-5, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary exhort us to understand that the same God who set apart Paul and Barnabas for ministry wants to do great things in and through us.

  • Episode 133: The Heart of a Shepherd

    June 28th, 2021  |  34 mins 20 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this extraordinary encounter with Archbishop Sample, we get a most encouraging and inspiring look at one of the Church’s great leaders today.

  • Episode 132: Do We Believe Lots of Christian Things or Do We Believe Jesus?

    June 21st, 2021  |  20 mins 18 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, ACTS XXIX shares a favorite and inspired homily from Bishop Daniel Flores given many years ago now on Jesus' crucial question, "Do you want to leave me too?"

  • Episode 131: The Distinction Between My Story and The Story

    June 14th, 2021  |  19 mins 19 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary discuss a crucial distinction between our personal story and the story, the importance of stories in general, and some practical things we can do this summer to know the story more deeply.