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 118: How Does One Appropriately Celebrate the Feast of Our Salvation?

    March 15th, 2021  |  20 mins 20 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary reflect on how we should appropriately celebrate the defeat of Death, especially at a time when so many are petrified of dying!

  • Episode 117: A Look at the Heart and the Mind of a Seminarian

    March 8th, 2021  |  25 mins 21 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about their recent visit to a seminary and offer both a glimpse of what’s going on in the hearts and minds of seminarians and some practical things we can all do to help them prepare for the priesthood.

  • Episode 116: Story Time

    March 1st, 2021  |  27 mins 30 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about the launch of the ACTS XXIX Press and the publication of their first book by the same author of "From Christendom to Apostolic Mission".

  • Episode 115: A New Way to Think About the Parish

    February 22nd, 2021  |  23 mins 57 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary invite Dcn. Steve to the mic and discuss an insight and image Fr. John had in prayer and its application to how we think about why the parish exists.

  • Episode 114: Recovering What it Means to be Human

    February 15th, 2021  |  40 mins 56 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about the need to let Jesus teach us how to be human and a practical way to do that.

  • Episode 113: The Absolute Key to the Transformation of the Church

    February 8th, 2021  |  26 mins 44 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about how to approach Lent this year keeping in mind that the goal is nothing less than a transformed life.

    To learn more about ACTS XXIX, visit https://linktr.ee/ACTSXXIX.

  • Episode 112: Method of the Master

    February 1st, 2021  |  31 mins 40 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about a recent insight the team had and some practical applications that can bring transformation to the Church and beyond.

    To learn more about ACTS XXIX, visit https://linktr.ee/ACTSXXIX

  • Episode 111: Unity and the Increasingly Urgent Mission of the Church

    January 25th, 2021  |  34 mins 3 secs
    christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    The unity only God can give!

    In this episode, Fr. John and Mary talk about the urgency of the mission of the Church in the light of the nation’s conversation right now around the call for unity.

  • Episode 110: Heralds of Hope in an Age of Despair

    January 18th, 2021  |  31 mins 18 secs
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    Got Hope?

    In this episode, Fr. John, Nick, and Mary talk about their sense of what’s happening culturally, politically, and ecclesially and the urgency to understand what real hope is.

  • 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
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    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.