The funeral liturgy for Thelma Riccardo, the mother of Fr. John Riccardo, was celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church in Birmingham, Michigan on September 18th. This is a podcast of Fr. John's homily from that Mass. It may also be view on the Our Lady of Good Counsel YouTube channel using this link. Fr. John and the entire Riccardo family are most appreciative of all of the prayers offered for his mother and in support of the family.

Direct download: FuneralMassHomily-ThelmaRiccardo.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:57am EDT

Fr. Riccardo discusses a hopeful word, a familiar word, and a commissioning word in this homily from the 10 AM Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. While reflecting on the passing of his mother, Thelma Riccardo, on the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows (September 15th), Fr. John turns to Revelation 21 and the promise that God has made to each of us that there will be a new heaven and a new earth. He tells the congregants that Jesus has defeated Satan, Sin, and Death by His death on the cross. Fr. John concludes by using the words of Winston Churchill to the people of England during the early stages of World War II as words of commissioning for us. Fr. John remarks that God has created us, and gifted us, to live at this time with the mission to tell others about Jesus.

Direct download: Homily091618_10.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:57am EDT

On the evening of September 12th, Fr. Riccardo celebrated a Mass for victims of sexual abuse.

Direct download: Homily091218.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Deacon Dave Carignan preached at all of the masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church for the first weekend in September. In this homily from the 10 AM Mass, Deacon Dave discusses the scandal in the Catholic Church as a crisis of the human heart and remarks that the church leadership cannot bring about the needed healing. Only the people can bring about healing by demanding that the full truth come out so that the many good and holy priests and bishops can be freed from the chains of suspicion. Deacon Dave encourages the congregants to fast and pray for Jesus to calm the storm and bring healing to His church.

Direct download: Homily090218_10-DeaconCarignan.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT



-->

Syndication

Categories

Archives

September 2018
S M T W T F S
     
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30