While reflecting on the Passion narrative from St. Mark (MK 14:1-15:47), Fr. Riccardo tells the congregation that this is not a tragedy, but a story of Jesus entering into glorious combat for us. It is the means by which He brings us home.

Direct download: Homily032815.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:53 PM

On Wednesday's during Lent, Fr. Riccardo is leading a scripture study to help participants experience the Word of God in a whole new way. Fr. John leads a reflection on an upcoming Sunday reading during a Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction. 

Direct download: LectioDivina032515.m4a
Category:OLGC Presentations -- posted at: 1:12 AM

Fr. Riccardo discusses suffering in this homily from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. While reflecting on the suffering endured by his own mother, Fr. John points out that our suffering allows us to share in Christ's passion. By uniting our suffering to His cross, we too can participate in the salvation of the human race.

Direct download: Homily032115.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:25 PM

On Wednesday's during Lent, Fr. Riccardo is leading a scripture study to help participants experience the Word of God in a whole new way. Fr. John leads a reflection on the upcoming gospel reading during a Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction. Deacon Jonathan Fasnacht leads this session.

Direct download: LectioDivina031815.m4a
Category:OLGC Presentations -- posted at: 1:04 AM

Fr. Riccardo concludes the Alpha 201 series with this discussion of love. Fr. John looks at how we love as individuals and how we love as catholic disciples of Jesus. The Alpha 201 series was videotaped, and may be viewed on the Our Lady of Good Counsel YouTube Channel

Direct download: Alpha_201S8-Love.m4a
Category:Alpha -- posted at: 3:27 PM

In this seventh talk of the Alpha 201 series, Fr. Riccardo talks about the acts of praise and worship in the life of intentional disciples. What is it? Why do we do it? Does one have to be charismatic to praise God? The Alpha 201 series was videotaped, and may be viewed on the Our Lady of Good Counsel YouTube Channel.

Direct download: Alpha_201S7-Worship.m4a
Category:Alpha -- posted at: 3:19 PM

In this sixth talk of the Alpha 201 series, Fr. Riccardo talks about the theme of surrender in Scripture and in the life of somebody who lives a life of discipleship. The Alpha 201 series was videotaped, and may be viewed on the Our Lady of Good Counsel YouTube Channel.

Direct download: Alpha_201S6-Surrender.m4a
Category:Alpha -- posted at: 3:15 PM

In this fifth talk of the Alpha 201 series, Fr. Riccardo discusses the topic of greed. The Alpha 201 series was videotaped, and may be viewed on the Our Lady of Good Counsel YouTube Channel.

Direct download: Alpha_201S5-Greed.m4a
Category:Alpha -- posted at: 3:12 PM

In this fourth talk of the Alpha 201 series, Fr. Riccardo talks about the nature of human suffering and how we are to understand it and live it when suffering comes. The Alpha 201 series was videotaped, and may be viewed on the Our Lady of Good Counsel YouTube Channel.

Direct download: Alpha_201S4-Suffering.m4a
Category:Alpha -- posted at: 3:09 PM

In this third talk of the Alpha 201 series, Fr. Riccardo leads the community in an immersion into the Word of God to encounter Jesus as we think about what gives us fear and anxiety as pilgrims on the sea of life. The Alpha 201 series was videotaped, and may be viewed on the Our Lady of Good Counsel YouTube Channel.

Direct download: Alpha_201S3-Fear.m4a
Category:Alpha -- posted at: 2:13 PM

In January of 2014, Fr. Riccardo began an eight part series titled Alpha 201. In this second talk of the Alpha 201 series, Fr. John discusses why and how forgiveness sets men and women free from bondage and slavery. The Alpha 201 series was videotaped, and may be viewed on the Our Lady of Good Counsel YouTube Channel.

Direct download: Alpha_201S2-Forgiveness.m4a
Category:Alpha -- posted at: 1:28 PM

In January of 2014, Fr. Riccardo began an eight part series titled Alpha 201. In the first week of Alpha 201, Fr. John discusses the goal & purpose of life. The Alpha 201 series was videotaped, and may be viewed on the Our Lady of Good Counsel YouTube Channel.

Direct download: Alpha_201S1-Purpose_of_Life.m4a
Category:Alpha -- posted at: 1:23 PM

Fr. Riccardo asks the congregation what they feel when they see Jesus on the cross. Fr. John encourages the congregants to contemplate a true friendship with Him and then reflect once again on the crucifix.

Direct download: Homily031515.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:11 PM

On Wednesday's during Lent, Fr. Riccardo is leading a scripture study to help participants experience the Word of God in a whole new way. Fr. John leads a reflection on the upcoming gospel reading during a Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction.

Direct download: LectioDivina031115.m4a
Category:OLGC Presentations -- posted at: 12:58 AM

Fr. Riccardo reflects on the gospel reading from St. John (JN 2:13-25) in this homily from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Fr. John remarks that judgment is real and asks the congregation to consider what must be done right now to be reconciled with God and one another.

Direct download: Homily030815.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:41 PM

On Wednesday's during Lent, Fr. Riccardo is leading a scripture study to help participants experience the Word of God in a whole new way. Fr. John leads a reflection on the upcoming gospel reading during a Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction.

Direct download: LectioDivina030415.m4a
Category:OLGC Presentations -- posted at: 2:12 AM

On Wednesday's during Lent, Fr. Riccardo is leading a scripture study to help participants experience the Word of God in a whole new way. Learn how to put yourself in the moment and encounter Jesus in scripture.

Direct download: LectioDivina022515.m4a
Category:OLGC Presentations -- posted at: 2:09 AM

In this homily for the first Sunday of Lent, Fr. Riccardo discusses the need for interior transformations. Fr. John encourages the congregants to spend time in prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament asking God to show them the one thing that needs to change in their lives.

Direct download: Homily022215.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:14 PM

Fr. Riccardo encourages the congregation to treat this lenten season seriously given the events happening to Christians today. Fr. John remarks that the purpose of Lent is to arrived changed come Easter, and encourages each congregant to ask God to show them the one place in their heart where they are most resistant to change.

Direct download: AshWednesdayHomily2015.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:08 PM

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish is hosting a five-week program looking at the biblical vision of marriage and family. In this final session, Deacon Jonathan Fasnacht discusses how parents can raise their children in the faith. Deacon Jonathan is a transitional deacon assigned to Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish prior to his ordination in June of 2015 for the Diocese of Winona (Minnesota). He is a seminarian at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.

Direct download: BVMSession5.m4a
Category:OLGC Presentations -- posted at: 9:03 PM



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