While reflecting on the gospel reading from St. Matthew (Mt 25:31-46), Fr. Riccardo reflects on judgment day. Fr. John encourages the congregation to "wake up to living rightly," and to look for Jesus in the faces of those we encounter in our daily lives.

Direct download: Homily112011.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:04pm EST

Fr. Riccardo tells the congregation that God wants to judge us, and that His judgment need not be negative.  While considering the gospel reading from St. Matthew (Mt 25:14-30), Fr. John encourages the congregation to consider how they are using the gifts that God has bestowed on each of us.

Direct download: Homily111311.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 5:40pm EST

Fr. Riccardo's homily from the Memorial Mass for Prenatal and Stillborn Loss is presented here.

Direct download: MemorialMassHomily.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:58pm EST

On November 8th, Fr. Riccardo presided at a memorial Mass for parents who have experienced the painful loss of a young child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or other traumatic events.  This is a podcast of the audio from that Mass with minimal edits.  It is presented here in an effort to offer consolation to parents everywhere who have experienced such a loss, with our prayer that Our Lady of Good Counsel will comfort you in your sorrow.  The parish community thanks vocalist Karen Ervin and our music directory, Matthew Samelak, for their assistance with this liturgy.

Direct download: MemorialMass.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:58pm EST

Fr. Riccardo recognizes parish volunteers in this homily from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. While honoring parishioners as Pillars of the Parish, Fr. John reminds the congregation of the importance of expressions of gratitude and encourges them to show gratitude to God for all that He has done for us.

Direct download: Homily110511.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:16pm EST



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