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.

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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.

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Deacon Carignan looks at the Sacrament of Marriage as a symbol of God's covenant relationship with his people in this homily from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.

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In this homily for The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Fr. Riccardo asks the congregants "What have you come here tonight to do?" Fr. John looks at church teachings from Vatican II that tell us that we should not be at Mass as strangers or silent spectators. Fr. John proposes that each participant in the Mass work together to offer the sacrifice of the Mass for the intentions of those sitting nearby.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:31am EST

Fr. Riccardo looks at scripture and recorded history while considering the question, "Is all of this just a story?" Fr. John considers the Magi, King Herod, and the appearance of a star as historical events that tell the story of His great love for us. Fr. John also proposes that parents take a look at some resources for parents and children to use in preparation for Mass and to encourage faith-based conversation at the dinner table.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:42am EST

In this homily for the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, Fr. Riccardo discusses the launch of a pilot program for discipleship groups at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish.

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Deacon Dave Carignan discusses what it means to be a holy family in this homily for the Feast of the Holy Family.

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In this Midnight Mass homily from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church for the Feast of Christmas, Fr. Riccardo discusses a Russian icon of the Trinity, some common objections to faith, how Jesus has translated God, an event happening now, and a commissioning for all Catholics.

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Fr. Riccardo preached at all of the Masses this past weekend. In this homily from the Saturday Vigil Mass, Fr. John asks the congregation, "Where is our enthusiasm?" He questions why so many parishioners remain apathetic in light of all that God has done for us. Fr. John offers some suggestions to parishioners who desire an encounter with God. He also discusses what is necessary to become an adult disciple of Jesus.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:03pm EST

“Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” In his third Lectio Divina reflection during Advent, Fr. John Riccardo takes a closer look at John the Baptist and Jesus.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:21pm EST

In his second Lectio Divina talk during Advent, Fr. Riccardo discusses the importance of Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:52am EST

On the weekend of November 6 & 7, 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 and Michelle Kazanjian from Renewal Ministries. Audio from the conference will be posted in eight parts. Session 7 contains the presentation of Fr. John Riccardo-Abba, Father": The Fifth Key, Receiving the Father's Blessing.

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Category:Unbound Conference -- posted at: 8:55am EST

On the weekend of November 6 & 7, 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 and Michelle Kazanjian from Renewal Ministries. Audio from the conference will be posted in eight parts. Session 6 contains the testimony of Fr. Pierre Ingram-How God Set Me Free from Fear.

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On the weekend of November 6 & 7, 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 and Michelle Kazanjian from Renewal Ministries. Audio from the conference will be posted in eight parts. This is session 5-Don't Drink the Poison: Forgiveness, the Second Key to Freedom (with testimony from Nancy DeBacker and Marion Hornacek).

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On the weekend of November 6 & 7, 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 and Michelle Kazanjian from Renewal Ministries. Audio from the conference will be posted in eight parts. This is session 4-In and Out: Renunciation and Authority, The Third and Fourth Keys to Freedom.

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Category:Unbound Conference -- posted at: 8:31am EST

On the weekend of November 6 & 7, 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 and Michelle Kazanjian from Renewal Ministries. Audio from the conference will be posted in eight parts. This is session 3-Sorry, Please, Thank You: Repentance & Faith, The First Key to Freedom.

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On the weekend of November 6 & 7, 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 and Michelle Kazanjian from Renewal Ministries. Audio from the conference will be posted in eight parts. This is Fr. Riccardo's homily from the Mass preceding the Saturday sessions.

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Category:Unbound Conference -- posted at: 8:24am EST

On the weekend of November 6 & 7, 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 and Michelle Kazanjian from Renewal Ministries. Audio from the conference will be posted in eight parts. This is session 2-Deliverance is a Good Word: What Deliverance Really Means and Why We All Need It.

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Category:Unbound Conference -- posted at: 8:16am EST

On the weekend of November 6 & 7, 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 and Michelle Kazanjian from Renewal Ministries. Audio from the conference will be posted in eight parts. This is session 1-Born into a Battle: The Reality of Spiritual Warfare.

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Category:Unbound Conference -- posted at: 8:13am EST

Deacon Dave Carignan preached at all of the weekend Masses this past weekend and encouraged the congregants to stop to assess their current path in life and to choose the path that leads to Christ. 

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