Fr. Riccardo looks at faith in this homily from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. While discussing the gospel account from St. Luke (LK 1:26-38), Fr. John points out that there is more to reality than we can see, that God is the primary actor in life, and that He loves each of us more than any other creation.

Direct download: Homily122014.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:58 PM

In this homily for the third Sunday of Advent, Fr. Riccardo remarks that the essence of being Christian is to evangelize. Fr. John tells the congregation to be prepared to answer the question, "Why should anybody follow Jesus?" Fr. John reminds the congregants that we get salvation from following Jesus and that He brings health to our intellects, our wills, and our hearts.

Direct download: Homily121414.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 5:20 PM

The 2014 Parish Mission titled Dawn From on High: Discovering Abiding Peace in the Chaos of Life concluded with a Mass concelebrated by Fr. Riccardo and Fr. Mateja. This is Fr. Riccardo's homily from that Mass.

Direct download: ParishMissionMass2014.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:10 PM

The 2014 Parish Mission titled Dawn From on High: Discovering Abiding Peace in the Chaos of Life continued with separate talks by Debbie and Peter Herbeck. This is Peter's talk to the men from Thursday evening.

Direct download: ParishMissionSession2PH.m4a
Category:OLGC Presentations -- posted at: 6:51 PM

The 2014 Parish Mission titled Dawn From on High: Discovering Abiding Peace in the Chaos of Life continued with separate talks by Debbie and Peter Herbeck. This is Debbie's talk to the women from Thursday evening.

Direct download: ParishMissionSession2DH.m4a
Category:OLGC Presentations -- posted at: 1:03 PM

The 2014 Parish Mission titled Dawn From on High: Discovering Abiding Peace in the Chaos of Life opened with this conversation between Fr. Riccardo and Debbie and Peter Herbeck of Renewal Ministries.

Direct download: ParishMissionSession1.m4a
Category:OLGC Presentations -- posted at: 2:46 AM

This is the homily of Fr. Mark Haydu, ‎International Director of the Patrons of the Arts of the Vatican Museums, for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:58 PM

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church was pleased to host Fr. Mark Haydu, ‎International Director of the Patrons of the Arts of the Vatican Museums, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Fr. Haydu presided at the evening Mass and then presented this talk on Meditations on Vatican Art: Angels, his most recent published work. Fr. Mark's books are available from Liguori Publications. This is a video podcast.

Direct download: VaticanArtAngels.m4v
Category:OLGC Presentations -- posted at: 12:55 PM

In this homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent, Fr. Riccardo tells the congregation that Jesus is ready to meet us today. Are we expecting Him? He cannot wait to surprise us.

Direct download: Homily113014.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. This audio podcast contains Fr. John's final commentary, and concludes with a question and answer session.

Direct download: QJSession8.m4a
Category:A Quick Journey -- posted at: 5:45 PM

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



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