While reflecting on the gospel account of Jesus healing the ten lepers (LK 17:11-19), Fr. Prentice Tipton points out that the ingratitude of His people wounds the heart of Jesus. Fr. Prentice tells the congregants that it is our vocation as catholics to offer thanks and praise to God for all of his good gifts to us. His goodness is meant to transform us from spectators into worshipers. 

Direct download: FPTHomily100916_10.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

Fr. Riccardo preached at all of the weekend Masses this past weekend as the parish pastoral staff continued a series of reflections to lay the groundwork for the building of a missionary parish. This week, Fr. John looked at faith as a building block while asking what it means to believe.

Direct download: Homily100216_5.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:35am EDT

Deacon Dave Carignan discusses human trafficking in this homily from the noon Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Deacon Dave's weekly bulletin article (page 3) is an excellent resource for this podcast as well. 

Direct download: DeaconCarignan092516.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:46am EDT

On September 14th, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish was pleased to host Fr. Patrick Winslow who spoke on Charisms in the Missionary Church. You may read a brief biography of Fr. Winslow here. This talk is available in video format on the parish YouTube channel.

Direct download: Winslow.mp3
Category:OLGC Presentations -- posted at: 9:16am EDT

This is Fr. Riccardo's homily from the Mass of the Holy Spirit celebrated at the start of the new school year.

Direct download: Homily090716.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:43am EDT

Fr. Riccardo looks at the challenging words of Jesus from today's gospel (LK 14:25-33) while discussing the requirements of discipleship. Fr. John asks the congregants, "Do we live for ourselves or for Him first?"

Direct download: Homily090416_12.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:11am EDT

Deacon Dave Carignan preached about the need for a humble heart in this homily from the 8 AM Mass at OLGC.

Direct download: DeaconCarignanHomily082816_8.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:01pm EDT

While reflecting on the scripture readings of this day (WIS 18:6-9; HEB 11:1-2, 8-19; and LK 12:32-48), Fr. Riccardo tells the congregation that faith is a gift from God that enables us to know things that we otherwise cannot know. Fr. John discusses the adversary who tries to keep us from our destiny, and proposes the recitation of the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel at the end of each Mass.

Direct download: Homily080716_5.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

On the feast day of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish held a special evening for grandparents that focused on prayer for grandchildren, adoration, praise, and fellowship. The remarks of OLGC Deacons Dave Carignan and Vince Small, and those of former parishioner Fr. Bob Schikora, from the event are published in this podcast.

Direct download: GrandparentsEvening072616.m4a
Category:OLGC Presentations -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

Fr. Riccardo reflects on the words of Presidents John Adams, James Madison, and Abraham Lincoln as well as on a promise from God while offering a proposal to the parish community of Our Lady of Good Counsel. Fr. John points out that the only remedy for what ails our nation is to turn to God with fasting, repentance, and prayer. Fr. John proposes that for the remainder of the calendar year we fast each Wednesday as a parish family, gather to pray the rosary at 6 PM in the church, and then break the fast with reception of the Holy Eucharist during the evening Mass

Direct download: Homily073116_10.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:59am EDT

The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima was present at Our Lady of Good Counsel on July 27th for public veneration as part of a 21-month journey across America honoring the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima. OLGC was pleased to have Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme, head of the Diocese of Maiduguri in Nigeria's Borno State, present to celebrate the evening Mass. In this homily, Bishop Doeme tells the congregation how his diocese has overcome many obstacles to faith by their devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Direct download: FatimaMassHomily072716.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT

For the weekend of July 24 & 25 Our Lady of Good Counsel Church was pleased to host Fr. Tom Carroll of the Piarist Fathers. Fr. Tom addressed the congregants at each Mass with a missionary appeal for financial support for the Piarist School in Martin, Kentucky. Listeners may learn more about the school by visiting the school website.

Direct download: PiaristSchoolAppeal.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:36am EDT

Fr. Riccardo discusses the reasons why we have statues, images, and relics in our church in this homily from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Fr. John reminds the congregants that we experience reality through our senses, and in particular through sight. Fr. John discusses the recent addition to the church of a relic from St. Maximilian Kolbe, and reflects on the gospel account of the Good Samaritan (COL 1:15-20), while offering the congregants a suggestion of four simple ways to practice love in our daily life.

Direct download: Homily070916.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:08am EDT

Fr. Riccardo discusses reasons why catholics do not evangelize in this homily from the 8 AM Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.

Direct download: Homily070316.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Deacon Carignan looks at Elisha (1 KGS 19:16B, 19-21) as an example of what it means to be a disciple, and asks the congregants to consider what they need to walk away from in order to walk toward Jesus with total commitment as intentional disciples.

Direct download: DeaconCarignanHomily062516.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:19am EDT

Fr. Riccardo preached at the 10 AM Mass honoring parish members completing their high school or college studies. Fr. John tells the congregants that the front door of God's house is always open. We can always come home to Him. Fr. John discusses the history of King David and Uriah (2 SM 11 & 12) while reminding the congregation that forgiveness is available through the sacrament of reconciliation, and that His mercy endures forever.

Direct download: Homily061216.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:39am EDT

Fr. Riccardo addresses the eighth grade graduating class of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish School in this homily from the 2016 Graduation Mass.

Direct download: GraduationMassHomily2016.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:28am EDT

Fr. Riccardo discusses the encounters with God found in the readings for this day, particularly St. Paul's encounter with with Jesus on his way to Damascus (GAL 1:11-19) and Jesus' encounter with the widow in Nain (LK 7:11-17). Fr. John tells the congregation that God will break into our lives if we are attentive, and respond to Him with faith.

Direct download: Homily060516_10.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:52am EDT

Fr. Riccardo discusses why we are obliged to go to Mass each Sunday in this homily for The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Fr. John looks at the reasons we should be thankful for all that God has done for us and reminds the congregants that our souls become weak without the nourishment of the Eucharist, God's gift of himself to us.

Direct download: Homily052916_12.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:56pm EDT

Fr. Riccardo discusses an icon of the Holy Trinity (viewable here) in this homily for The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Fr. John discusses the stewardship needs of the parish for the coming year and reflects on the mission of the parish to offer everyone in our community a life changing encounter with Jesus. Fr. John asks the congregation to consider what would be a reasonable, mature response to what God has done for our salvation.

Direct download: Homily052316.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:16am EDT





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