While considering the gospel account of St. Matthew (MT 25:31-46) for the Feast of Christ the King, Fr. Riccardo discusses the importance of practicing the corporal works of mercy. Fr. John reminds the congregation that God is asking us to show our love for the poor, the hungry, the homeless, the sick, and our brothers and sisters in prison.

Direct download: Homily112314.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:41 PM

Fr. Riccardo is facilitating an 8 week long Bible study using Jeff Cavins A Quick Journey Through the Bible series. This parish wide Bible study uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Participants also received the student pack, available from the same source. Fr. John will introduce each study session with opening remarks, and followup with closing remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. John's commentary, with a break at about the 22:07 minute mark for the Jeff Cavins video. The series will conclude next week with a question and answer session.

Direct download: QJSession7.m4a
Category:A Quick Journey -- posted at: 2:25 AM

On November 16th, Bishop Michael Byrnes presided at the Confirmation Mass held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Bishop Byrnes discusses the importance of entering into a true friendship with Jesus.

Direct download: ConfirmationHomily111614.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:09 PM

Fr. Riccardo is facilitating an 8 week long Bible study using Jeff Cavins A Quick Journey Through the Bible series. This parish wide Bible study uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Participants also received the student pack, available from the same source. Fr. John will introduce each study session with opening remarks, and followup with closing remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. John's commentary, with a break at about the 13:54 minute mark for the Jeff Cavins video. The 3D virtual tour of the Jerusalem temple is available here.

Direct download: QJSession6.m4a
Category:A Quick Journey -- posted at: 2:46 AM

Deacon Jonathan Fasnacht 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). Deacon Jonathan is a seminarian at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. In this homily for the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome, Deacon Jonathan looks the gospel account of Jesus' cleansing of the temple and our struggles with appreciation for the Mass.

Direct download: DcnFasnacht110914.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:17 PM

Fr. Riccardo is facilitating an 8 week long Bible study using Jeff Cavins A Quick Journey Through the Bible series. This parish wide Bible study uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Participants also received the student pack, available from the same source. Fr. John will introduce each study session with opening remarks, and followup with closing remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. John's commentary, with a break at about the 12:32 minute mark for the Jeff Cavins video.

Direct download: QJSession5.m4a
Category:A Quick Journey -- posted at: 2:22 AM

In this homily for The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls), Fr. Riccardo looks at death from God's perspective, from the perspective of our beloved dead, and from the perspective of grieving family and friends.

Direct download: Homily110214.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:00 PM

Fr. Riccardo is facilitating an 8 week long Bible study using Jeff Cavins A Quick Journey Through the Bible series. This parish wide Bible study uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Participants also received the student pack, available from the same source. Fr. John will introduce each study session with opening remarks, and followup with closing remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. John's commentary, with a break at about the 12:25 minute mark for the Jeff Cavins video.

Direct download: QJSession4.m4a
Category:A Quick Journey -- posted at: 1:50 AM

While focusing on the gospel reading from St. Matthew (MT 22:34-40), Fr. Riccardo asks the congregation, "What does it mean to love?" Fr. John emphasizes the importance of moving back to God and serving our neighbors.

Direct download: Homily102614.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:51 PM

Fr. Riccardo is facilitating an 8 week long Bible study using Jeff Cavins A Quick Journey Through the Bible series. This parish wide Bible study uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Participants also received the student pack, available from the same source. Fr. John will introduce each study session with opening remarks, and followup with closing remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. John's commentary, with a break at about the 14:00 minute mark for the Jeff Cavins video. Fr. John's closing remarks include an audio segment from a sermon titled A Covenant Relatlionship by Dr. Timothy Keller, Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Dr. Keller's entire sermon is available on iTunes or from the Redeemer Church website.

Direct download: QJSession3.m4a
Category:A Quick Journey -- posted at: 11:59 AM

On the weekend of October 17 & 18, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish hosted an Unbound Conference. Attendees learned and experienced the Unbound model of prayer using the five keys (repentance, forgiveness, renunciation, taking authority, and blessing) taught by Neal Lozano in this book Unbound. The conference was led by John Kazanjian from Renewal Ministries, with assistance from Deacon Bob Ervin. Audio from the conference will be posted in five parts. This is session 5.

Direct download: Unbound-Session5.m4a
Category:Unbound Conference -- posted at: 3:35 PM

On the weekend of October 17 & 18, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish hosted an Unbound Conference. Attendees learned and experienced the Unbound model of prayer using the five keys (repentance, forgiveness, renunciation, taking authority, and blessing) taught by Neal Lozano in this book Unbound. The conference was led by John Kazanjian from Renewal Ministries, with assistance from Deacon Bob Ervin. Audio from the conference will be posted in five parts. This is session 4.

Direct download: Unbound-Session4.m4a
Category:Unbound Conference -- posted at: 3:34 PM

On the weekend of October 17 & 18, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish hosted an Unbound Conference. Attendees learned and experienced the Unbound model of prayer using the five keys (repentance, forgiveness, renunciation, taking authority, and blessing) taught by Neal Lozano in this book Unbound. The conference was led by John Kazanjian from Renewal Ministries, with assistance from Deacon Bob Ervin. Audio from the conference will be posted in five parts. This is session 3.

Direct download: Unbound-Session3.m4a
Category:Unbound Conference -- posted at: 3:32 PM

On the weekend of October 17 & 18, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish hosted an Unbound Conference. Attendees learned and experienced the Unbound model of prayer using the five keys (repentance, forgiveness, renunciation, taking authority, and blessing) taught by Neal Lozano in this book Unbound. The conference was led by John Kazanjian from Renewal Ministries, with assistance from Deacon Bob Ervin. Audio from the conference will be posted in five parts. This is session 2.

Direct download: Unbound-Session2.m4a
Category:Unbound Conference -- posted at: 3:31 PM

On the weekend of October 17 & 18, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish hosted an Unbound Conference. Attendees learned and experienced the Unbound model of prayer using the five keys (repentance, forgiveness, renunciation, taking authority, and blessing) taught by Neal Lozano in this book Unbound. The conference was led by John Kazanjian from Renewal Ministries, with assistance from Deacon Bob Ervin. Audio from the conference will be posted in five parts. This is session 1.

Direct download: Unbound-Session1.m4a
Category:Unbound Conference -- posted at: 3:29 PM

In this homily for World Mission Sunday, Fr. Riccardo asks the congregation, "Would others know that we are disciples of Jesus?" While considering the readings of this day (IS 45:1, 4-6; 1 THES 1:1-5b; MT 22:15-21) Fr. John reminds the congregation that, "The essence of what it means to be a Christian is to be missionary."

Direct download: Homily101914.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:54 PM

Fr. Riccardo is facilitating an 8 week long Bible study using Jeff Cavins A Quick Journey Through the Bible series. This parish wide Bible study uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Participants also received the student pack, available from the same source. Fr. John will introduce each study session with opening remarks, and followup with closing remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. John's commentary, with a break at about the 6:15 minute mark for the Jeff Cavins video.

Direct download: QJSession2.m4a
Category:A Quick Journey -- posted at: 1:56 AM

Deacon Jonathan Fasnacht 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). Deacon Jonathan is a seminarian at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. In this homily for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Deacon Jonathan looks at why we often refuse the God's invitation to us.

Direct download: DcnFasnacht101214.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:45 AM

Fr. Riccardo discusses today's second reading from St. Paul (PHIL 4:12-14, 19-20) in this homily from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Fr. John focuses on Pauls's words, "In every and all circumstances I have learned the secret...I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Fr. John reminds the congregation that, "God gives peace in the middle of conflict, a peace that the world cannot comprehend."

Direct download: Homily101214.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:10 AM

Fr. Riccardo is facilitating an 8 week long Bible study using Jeff Cavins A Quick Journey Through the Bible series. This parish wide Bible study uses a series of 8 thirty minute video clips which are available from Ascension Press in DVD format. Participants also received the student pack, available from the same source. Fr. John will introduce each study session with opening remarks, and followup with closing remarks at the conclusion of the instructional video. This audio podcast contains Fr. John's commentary, with a break at about the 40 minute mark for the Jeff Cavins video.

Direct download: QJSession1.m4a
Category:A Quick Journey -- posted at: 4:11 PM



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