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 13: Be Not Afraid: God’s Word is Food!

    March 18th, 2020  |  7 mins 34 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, catholic, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    Even though most of us are unable to be nourished by the Eucharist, God is still offering us His spiritual food through His Word.

  • Episode 12: Be Not Afraid: Forgive!

    March 17th, 2020  |  10 mins 13 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    The gospel today encourages us to use this surreal time to understand not only how much God has forgiven us, but how absolutely essential it is to forgive one another no matter what.

    Be Not Afraid Series: Forgive!

  • Episode 11: Be Not Afraid: God's Word in Uncertain Times

    March 17th, 2020  |  15 mins 54 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, Fr. John speaks about what God may be saying to us in these unprecedented days, inviting us to identify the idols in our lives and encouraging us to repent, make reparation and be witnesses to others so as to bring hope to the world.

  • Episode 10: Rescued, Part Two: What Difference Does It Make?

    March 16th, 2020  |  39 mins 48 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, we finish breaking open the third part of kerygma, where we talk about the death and resurrection of Jesus and the difference it makes in our lives.

  • Episode 9: Lenten Bonus: Week Two

    March 13th, 2020  |  11 mins 19 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, lent, parish renewal, priest

    In this bonus podcast, Fr. John speaks a word of hope in these uncertain times.

  • Episode 8: Lent, Week One Bonus: An image to consider for the season of Lent.

    March 7th, 2020  |  5 mins 10 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this brief reflection, Father John offers us an image to consider praying with to help us in these first days of Lent.

  • Episode 7: Rescued, Part One: God’s Shocking and Unexpected Response to Sin

    March 6th, 2020  |  38 mins 47 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, we begin to break open the third part of kerygma, which we entitle, “Rescued: God’s Shocking and Unexpected Response to Sin."

  • Episode 6: Lenten Bonus

    February 25th, 2020  |  11 mins 5 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, lent, parish renewal, priest

    Father John prepares us for Lent by inviting us to answer six crucial questions to take to prayer.

  • Episode 5: Captured: What the Hell Happened?

    February 13th, 2020  |  39 mins 6 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, we begin to break open the second part of kerygma, which we simply entitle, ‘captured’ or more directly, ‘what the hell happened’ and we mean it. This is what we might call the bad news without which the gospel seems to be just news and not good news. But because the bad news is so bad, the gospel is indeed extraordinary news. #YouWereBornForThis, #GodWantsHisWorldBack

  • Episode 4: Created: Your Image of God Is Too Small

    January 27th, 2020  |  33 mins 30 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this episode, we begin to break open the first part of the kerygma, which we simply entitle ‘created.’ The grace to ask for in pondering the first part of the kerygma is wonder and trust as we consider how big God is. #YouWereBornForThis, #GodWantsHisWorldBack

  • Episode 3: Why Aren't More Catholics Overwhelmed by the Gospel?

    January 17th, 2020  |  35 mins 34 secs
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    In this episode, we talk about why more Catholics aren’t overwhelmed by the gospel and sets the table to break open the kerygma in the next series of podcasts. #YouWereBornForThis, #GodWantsHisWorldBack

  • Episode 2: BONUS: The Gospel is Power

    December 22nd, 2019  |  44 mins 52 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, christmas, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    In this podcast, Fr. John Riccardo, Nick Jorgensen, and Mary Guilfoyle talk about the importance of understanding that the gospel is power, most especially as we prepare to preach the gospel this Christmas.

    Disclaimer: this episode is a bit longer than our typical episode given the topic and the nearness of Christmas.