Episode Archive

90 episodes of You Were Born for This with Fr. John Riccardo since the first episode, which aired on December 16th, 2019.

  • Episode 89: An Interview with Fr. John About His New Book

    August 10th, 2020  |  25 mins 8 secs
    #rescued, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    An Interview with Fr. John About His New Book

    Fr. John has a new book coming out!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary talk about Fr. John’s new book, “Rescued: The Unexpected and Extraordinary News of the Gospel.”

  • Episode 88: Being Priests for Our Country

    August 4th, 2020  |  30 mins 51 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    Being priests for our country, and oh, by the way, that means all of us!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick and Mary talk more about the National Day of Prayer and Fasting asking for God’s mercy and the healing of our hearts and offer some practical ideas on what to do this day.

  • Episode 87: Pray and Fast for Our Nation on September 24, 2020

    July 29th, 2020  |  18 mins 27 secs
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    The only remedy for our nation’s wounds!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick and Mary invite the nation to pray and fast for our nation on September 24, 2020.

    To read President Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation, visit https://www.historyplace.com/lincoln/proc-3.htm

  • Episode 86: Be a Caleb!

    July 20th, 2020  |  32 mins 35 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    Feel like the odds are against you? Be a Caleb!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary break open the book of Numbers 13 and 14 and encourage their listeners to pray for the grace courage.

    To read ACTS XXIX's white paper, visit https://www.imaginethis.actsxxix.org/.

  • Episode 85: Why We Need to Reimagine Our Parishes Now, Part III

    July 13th, 2020  |  31 mins 49 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    What can and should we do to reach the fallen-away and the nones?

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary continue to talk about the white paper and speak specifically about how to reach the fallen-away and the nones.

    To read ACTS XXIX's white paper, visit https://www.imaginethis.actsxxix.org/.

  • Episode 84: An Examination of Conscience for Mission

    July 6th, 2020  |  17 mins 42 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary continue to break open the white paper and begin to tackle the topic of reimagining our parishes to reach the nones and fallen-away.

    Please visit https://actsxxix.org/media/podcasts/ to access the pdf mentioned in the podcast.

  • Episode 83: Why We Need to Reimagine Our Parishes Now, Part II

    June 29th, 2020  |  23 mins 22 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    Your parish is probably broken and you might not know it, round 2!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary continue their discussion around why parishes need to be reimagined now.

  • Episode 82: We Need to Reimagine Parishes Now

    June 22nd, 2020  |  27 mins 50 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    Your parish is probably broken and you might not know it!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary continue with their series on their white paper and talk about why re-imagining parishes is so critical right now.

    To read ACTS XXIX's white paper, visit https://www.imaginethis.actsxxix.org/.

  • Episode 81: Dare to Dream With Us About What Parishes Can Be

    June 15th, 2020  |  45 mins 38 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    This parish would be your dream come true!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary welcome Dcn. Steve to the podcast to talk more about their white paper and to imagine with them what parishes can be.

  • Episode 80: A Plea from Fr. John for the Church to be Prophetic

    June 8th, 2020  |  40 mins 52 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    A Plea from Fr. John for the Church to be Prophetic.

    In this episode, Fr. John speaks to the civil unrest in our nation and the prophetic role of the Church in these times

  • Episode 79: Imagine This

    June 1st, 2020  |  28 mins 43 secs
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    As much as we want answers to “why,” the real question is “what do we do now?”

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary talk about where we are in the country and the Church as a result of COVID-19 and introduce the first in a series of episodes on their white paper, “Re-Imagining What a Catholic Parish Can Be: A Destination for the 21st Century."

  • Episode 78: Final Be Not Afraid: Pour Out Your Spirit

    May 31st, 2020  |  8 mins 19 secs
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    An announcement, a plea, and a prayer!

    In this final episode of the “Be Not Afraid” series, Fr. John announces a new series on the Sunday Mass Readings coming later this summer with Deacon Steve Mitchell and also encourages us to press into the power of the Holy Spirit and pray for healing and unity for our nation in this time of civil unrest.