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 109: Do we really believe God speaks?

    January 11th, 2021  |  25 mins 14 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    Subordinate everything to prayer!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary talk about how prayer and work are not to be juxtaposed but rather subordinated to each other.

  • Episode 108: The Christian Cancel Culture!

    January 4th, 2021  |  35 mins 38 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    Jesus Can Handle Your Past!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary remind us that the message of the gospel is that Jesus doesn’t cancel us—He cancels our sin!

  • Episode 107: Turning the Page of 2020

    December 28th, 2020  |  19 mins 29 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    What’s Your Magnificat?

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary invite Dcn. Steve to the mic and talk about the year we’re leaving behind and encourages us to press into gratitude, no matter what.

  • Episode 106: The Gift

    December 21st, 2020  |  22 mins 23 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    Hope for a weary world!

    In this episode, we want you to enjoy an anointed Christmas homily Fr. John preached two years ago and be filled anew with the gift of hope. Merry Christmas everyone!

  • Episode 105: The Mission, the Mission, the Mission!

    December 14th, 2020  |  39 mins 34 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    Let’s move the arrows!

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary talk about the imminent unveiling of the mission of God in the Christmas season and the importance of getting clarity on the mission of Jesus and ours.

  • Episode 104: No love, no Eucharist!

    December 7th, 2020  |  37 mins 35 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary talk about a story that occurred in 390 when a Roman emperor who had been refused communion by his bishop publicly repented and returned to the Church. Do we believe that things like this can happen today?

  • 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
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    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!