Episode Archive

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

  • 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
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    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
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    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.

  • Episode 77: Be Not Afraid: Proclamation and Commission

    May 30th, 2020  |  9 mins 59 secs
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    Sent forth on mission as heralds of the Gospel

    In this episode, Fr. John shares again from one of his favorite books, “From Christendom to Apostolic Mission: Pastoral Strategies for an Apostolic Age" and reminds us that we are being sent into the world as heralds of the Gospel.

    To purchase the book Fr. John mentions, please visit https://www.amazon.com/Christendom-Apostolic-Mission-Pastoral-Strategies/dp/099887289X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=From+Christendom+to+Apostolic+Mission%3A+Pastoral+Strategies+for+an+Apostolic+Age&qid=1590611152&sr=8-1

  • Episode 76: Be Not Afraid: Do You Love Me More Than These?

    May 29th, 2020  |  7 mins 49 secs
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    What are the “these” in your life?

    In this episode, Fr. John unpacks today’s Gospel that shows forth how Jesus handles the sins of His loved ones and how much Jesus wants our love.

  • Episode 75: Be Not Afraid: Open My Eyes

    May 28th, 2020  |  8 mins 46 secs
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    It’s how, not what!

    In this episode, Fr. John continues unpacking a book he highly recommends entitled, “From Christendom to Apostolic Mission: Pastoral Strategies for an Apostolic Age, and encourages us, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to ask for the grace to have our minds brought into conformity with the mind of God.

    To purchase the book Fr. John mentions, please visit: https://www.amazon.com/Christendom-Apostolic-Mission-Pastoral-Strategies/dp/099887289X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=From+Christendom+to+Apostolic+Mission%3A+Pastoral+Strategies+for+an+Apostolic+Age&qid=1590611152&sr=8-1

  • Episode 74: Be Not Afraid: Conversion of Mind and Vision

    May 27th, 2020  |  7 mins 37 secs
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    Do we see reality as it truly is?

    In this episode, Fr. John reminds us that St. Paul didn’t teach those he was preaching to what to think, but rather how to think and he exhorts us to beg the Holy Spirit to illumine our minds as we approach Pentecost.