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 19: Be Not Afraid: Mary Wasn’t

    March 25th, 2020  |  8 mins 50 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest, solemnity of the annunciation

    Want to be great? Reach out to someone today with kindness and let the Lord write history through you!

    In this episode, Fr. John speaks about Our Lady on this Solemnity of the Annunciation and reminds us that Mary was born for her time and we were born for these times.

  • Episode 18: Be Not Afraid: God is Our Refuge and Strength

    March 24th, 2020  |  7 mins 51 secs
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    What storms are raging in your life during this pandemic? Let God quell them with His presence.

    In this podcast, Fr. John reflects on Psalms 46 and invites us to place before the Lord our anxiety, unrest, and fear and to experience anew who God is.

  • Episode 17: Response: What Should You Give to Someone Who Rescues You From Death?

    March 23rd, 2020  |  33 mins 18 secs
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    In today’s podcast, Father John, Nick and Mary discuss what is the appropriate response to all that Jesus has done for us.

  • Episode 16: Be Not Afraid: The Primacy of Parents as Pastors

    March 21st, 2020  |  13 mins 6 secs
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    What time will your domestic church gather today?

  • Episode 15: Be Not Afraid: Jesus Has the Vaccine for the Real Virus!

    March 20th, 2020  |  13 mins 32 secs
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    Our race got infected with Sin and Death and only Jesus has the cure, the remedy. How should we thank Him today?

  • Episode 14: Be Not Afraid: Plans Changed?

    March 19th, 2020  |  12 mins 45 secs
    #godwantshisworldback, #youwerebornforthis, christianity, detroit, evangelization, fr. john riccardo, gospel, parish renewal, priest

    St. Joseph is the model for these times when all of our plans get turned upside down.

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

    March 18th, 2020  |  7 mins 34 secs
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    In this brief reflection, Father John offers us an image to consider praying with to help us in these first days of Lent.