The funeral liturgy for Peter D. Riccardo, the brother of Fr. John Riccardo, was celebrated at Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Waterford, Michigan. This podcast contains Fr. Riccardo's homily and the final commendation. Fr. John and the entire Riccardo family are most appreciative of all of the prayers offered in support of the family at this time of sorrow.

Direct download: FuneralMass-PeterRiccardo.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT

On April 24th, Our Lady of Good Counsel welcomed the Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit, for a visit to the parish. Archbishop Vigneron presided at the noon Mass, and blessed the parish grounds at the site of new expansion project set to begin shortly. In this Mass homily, Archbishop Vigneron challenges the congregants to become like Paul and Barnabas by spreading the news of the New Jerusalem to their relatives, neighbors, and friends.

Direct download: ArchbishopVigneron042416.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:38am EDT

Fr. Riccardo discusses forgiveness while asking the congregants whether they are recipients or givers of mercy. Fr. John looks at the lives of St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Paul, and the Coptic Christian martyrs while challenging the congregation to become missionaries of God's mercy.

Direct download: Homily042416.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:03am EDT

Deacon Dave Carignan preaches on Jesus as shepherd in this homily from the noon Mass at OLGC for Good Shepherd Sunday. Deacon Dave encourages the congregants to spend time in quiet prayer considering the competing voices in our lives that keep us from hearing the Lord's voice and what we need to do to become more attentive to His voice.

Direct download: DeaconCarignan041716_12.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

While discussing Jesus' conversation with St. Peter around the charcoal fire (JN 21:1-19), Fr. Riccardo reminds the congregants that God loves to forgive. Fr. John encourages all to seek forgiveness for the "charcoal fires" in our lives in the sacrament of reconciliation, and to extend God's mercy to others.

Direct download: Homily041016.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:48am EDT

Deacon Dave Carignan tells the congregation that the redemption of humanity was accomplished through the cross of Christ in this homily for Easter Sunday. Deacon Dave encourages the congregants to go out and proclaim the truth of the resurrection.

Direct download: DeaconCarignanEaster2016.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:27am EDT

In this homily from the Easter Vigil Mass, Fr. Riccardo considers the scripture readings of this day and what they mean to the candidates who were about to be baptized as well as the entire congregation. Fr. John encourages the congregants to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus as we are no longer slaves to sin and death.

Direct download: EasterVigil2016.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT

Fr. Riccardo discusses the greatness of God in this homily from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. While encouraging the congregants to view a video from Pastor Louie Giglio of Passion City Church, Fr. John ponders the vastness of the universe and the fact that its creator got on His knees to wash the feet of his disciples and allowed himself to be condemned to death on a cross for our salvation. Fr. John encourages the congregants to enter into Holy Week with the understanding that we have access to God all the time, and that we can approach Him without fear or anxiety.

Direct download: Homily032016_12.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:21am EDT

Deacon Dave Carignan discusses our need to serve others in this homily from the 8 AM Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Deacon Dave reflects on God's greatest commandment while reminding the congregants that our life stories will be written by those we have served.

Direct download: DeaconCarignan031316_8.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:57am EDT

The 2016 Parish Mission titled Today Salvation Has Come to This House continued with this talk by Fr. Riccardo. Fr. John asks, "Will we let Him use us as vessels of mercy?"

Direct download: ParishMission2016-Tuesday.m4a
Category:OLGC Presentations -- posted at: 9:24pm EDT

The 2016 Parish Mission titled Today Salvation Has Come to This House continued with this talk by Fr. Riccardo. Fr. John asks, "What is your deepest desire for your children or for your grandchildren?"

Direct download: ParishMission2016-Monday.m4a
Category:OLGC Presentations -- posted at: 9:38pm EDT

The 2016 Parish Mission titled Today Salvation Has Come to This House opened with this talk by Fr. Riccardo.

Direct download: ParishMission2016-Sunday.m4a
Category:OLGC Presentations -- posted at: 9:33pm EDT

The funeral liturgy for John J. Riccardo, the father of Fr. John Riccardo, was celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church in Birmingham, Michigan. This podcast contains excerpts from the introductory rites, Fr. Riccardo's homily, and excerpts from the final commendation. Fr. John and the entire Riccardo family are most appreciative of all of the prayers offered for his father and in support of the family. 

Direct download: FuneralLiturgyJohnJRiccardo.m4a
Category:Tributes -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT

Fr. Riccardo offers a moving tribute to his father, John J. Riccardo, in this homily first preached on Father's Day (June 15, 2008). It is republished here to honor the life of this disciple of Christ.

Direct download: Homily061508-Honoring_John_J_Riccardo.m4a
Category:Tributes -- posted at: 11:03am EDT

In 2007, Fr. Riccardo and his father each delivered keynote addresses for the Archdiocese of Detroit Put Out Into the Deep Men's Conference. Mr. John Riccardo's address titled Courage Under Fire is republished here in tribute.

Direct download: POITD_Conference_2007-John_J_Riccardo.mp3
Category:Tributes -- posted at: 10:57am EDT

In 2007, Fr. Riccardo and his father each delivered keynote addresses for the Archdiocese of Detroit Put Out Into the Deep Men's Conference. Fr. Riccardo's address titled Urgent Need: Men with the Courage to let the Light Shine is republished here to honor his father, John J. Riccardo.

Direct download: POITD_Conference_2007-Fr_John_Riccardo.mp3
Category:Tributes -- posted at: 10:53am EDT

Fr. Riccardo's father, John J. Riccardo, was called to receive his heavenly reward on February 13th. Fr. John offers a tribute to his father in this homily from the 8 AM Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.

Direct download: Homily021416_8.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:02pm EDT

Fr. Riccardo discusses the importance of knowing our story in this homily from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. While detailing a preaching schedule for the season of lent, Fr. John reminds the congregants that we have been saved from slavery to the devil by the outstretched arms of Christ on the cross. He reminds the congregation that we need to know the story of both our fall and salvation for things to make sense.

Direct download: Homily021316.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

While considering the second reading for this day from St. Paul (1 COR 12:31—13:13), Fr. Riccardo discusses the importance of learning how to forgive on another.

Direct download: Homily013116.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT

Fr. Riccardo reminds the congregants that God is rich in mercy while encouraging them to return to the sacrament of reconciliation in this homily from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Fr. John tells the audience what he observed as our young second grade children received the sacrament for the first time this weekend, and offers a special opportunity for parishioners who have been away from the sacrament for some time to come and experience God's abundant mercy.

Direct download: Homily012416_12.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:05am EDT



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