Fr. Todd Bulletin, April 11, 2021

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary on the Lake,

Blessed Easter!  We continue to live the victory Christ has won for us in these fifty days. This first Sunday after Easter is designated Divine Mercy Sunday, a day when we focus on the Mercy of God.  Why is it hard for us to let God save us?  To let His victory have its day in us?  Mercy in God is a force under pressure, waiting for us to allow Him room.  This Sunday then we need to choose Mercy to let God work in us. There are three key areas where we will need to choose Mercy- the Mercy God holds out to us, Mercy for another, and Mercy for ourselves.

Choose Mercy from God: Too often we are afraid to run to God in the midst of our failures and struggles.  That is why sins/struggles get buried and born in us for years.  This is the power of the confessional where surrender all that we carry to God and experience him walking into our lives.  This sacrament is one of my favorite parts of being a priest.  There Jesus works in such a powerful way.  When the evil one whispers despair and condemnation we need to run to the times where God has spoken to us of his mercy and choose it.

Hebrews 4:6– Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Lamentations 3:22-23- The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Choose Mercy for Others: This is hard.  What helps is when we can know the experience of God’s own mercy for us and ask the Lord to help us reflect the same mercy we have received on others.  A prayer of mercy, a prayer of forgiveness is a choice I can make even if my emotions haven’t caught up yet.  A simple prayer formula I like for forgiveness is this one: “Jesus I forgive (fill in the blank) for (fill in the blank).  This is a prayer that helps us with Christ choose forgiveness and mercy. It invites Him to enter into areas of hurt, pain, and anger and begin draining them away.  This prayer brings us freedom and helps us begin to see even those who have wronged us with Mercy.

Luke 6:37-38- “Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.”

Choose Mercy for yourself:  At times the person hardest on us is ourselves.  God and others are more merciful toward us than we are to ourselves.  Divine Mercy Sunday can be a great Sunday for sorting through the expectations we live.  Some are good, prudent, and should be lived by.  Others are not and come from our own woundedness or need to be in control.  There is great freedom in knowing God is God and we are not.  He doesn’t expect us to do His job!  God understands that we are not perfect, that we need to grow and will continue doing so.

Matthew 22:36-39– “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”  He said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the greatest and the first commandment.  The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Psalm 46:11- Be still and know that I am God!

 

God Bless!

Fr. Todd

 

Fr. Todd Bulletin, March 29, 2021

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s,

My sister had a beautiful little girl on March 19th which was a great treat for St. Joseph’s feast day.  She is the 13th grandchild for the K-13 clan.  I will be baptizing her on Easter Monday.  (I once again failed to win the family betting pool on guessing the right gender and date of birth.  Thankfully the 14th grandbaby is due in August, so I will have another crack at the $25 this summer!)

This Palm Sunday, we enter into Holy Week.  I think of Jesus’ statement to the Apostles at the Last Supper when He said to them: “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer, for, I tell you, I shall not eat it [again] until there is fulfillment in the kingdom of God” (Luke 22:15-16).  Knowing exactly what would come in the days ahead, Jesus eagerly entered into His Passion, Death, and Resurrection for our salvation.  I have been struck by the fact that sometimes Jesus is more eager to save then I am to let Him save me.  Holy Week is a time to let God enter more fully into our lives, especially those areas that are in need of grace and transformation.

Some ways to enter into Holy Week:

  • Consider attending one of the Holy Week liturgies, especially if you haven’t had the opportunity before.
  • Bring someone with you. This is a powerful time of the year anyway, but especially after the pandemic has dragged on for over a year.  Think of who could be helped by drawing near again to the Lord and is only waiting for an invitation.
  • Choose with the Lord on Good Friday to forgive someone who has wronged/hurt you.
  • Go to confession.
  • Fast from social media and noise on Good Friday and Easter Saturday. In the silence, we can hear God speak more easily.  In some ways, I have found this fasting from distractions to be more difficult than fasting from food.
  • Do something for someone else. It is striking that Jesus entered into His Passion without many people having any idea that He was going to do something that would affect their lives.  We also don’t particularly need a reason to look for and do something for someone else who could use the help.
  • Take time to pray on Holy Thursday Night. This is one of my favorite times of the entire year—those few hours of adoration after the Holy Thursday Mass.  It commemorates the time Jesus spent in the Garden of Gethsemane after the Last Supper.  He asked the Apostles if they could spend an hour in prayer with Him.  St. Mary on the Lake will be open until 10pm for prayer that night.
  • As we watch Jesus enter into His Passion, is there any part of your life where you have given up hope? This is a season above all of hope because Jesus has conquered sin and death.  May this week and Easter help us enter anew into the fight and into hope.

We will have overflow seating in the Church Hall at Sacred Heart for Easter Sunday, so there will be plenty of room available.

God Bless you during these Holy Days!

Fr. Todd

 

Fr. Todd Bulletin, March 21, 2021

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s,

In light of St. Joseph’s feast day (March 19th), I want to return to Pope Francis’ reflection on Joseph as a model for all Christians.  One of the characteristics of Joseph that we are called to emulate is that he was a “creatively courageous father.”  Pope Francis wrote:

“If the first stage of all true interior healing is to accept our personal history and embrace even the things in life that we did not choose, we must now add another important element: creative courage. This emerges especially in the way we deal with difficulties. In the face of difficulty, we can either give up and walk away, or somehow engage with it. At times, difficulties bring out resources we did not even think we had.

As we read the infancy narratives, we may often wonder why God did not act in a more direct and clear way. Yet God acts through events and people.  Joseph was the man chosen by God to guide the beginnings of the history of redemption. He was the true ‘miracle’ by which God saves the child and his mother. God acted by trusting in Joseph’s creative courage. Arriving in Bethlehem and finding no lodging where Mary could give birth, Joseph took a stable and, as best he could, turned it into a welcoming home for the Son of God come into the world (cf. Lk 2:6-7). Faced with imminent danger from Herod, who wanted to kill the child, Joseph was warned once again in a dream to protect the child, and rose in the middle of the night to prepare the flight into Egypt (cf. Mt 2:13-14).

A superficial reading of these stories can often give the impression that the world is at the mercy of the strong and mighty, but the ‘good news’ of the Gospel consists in showing that, for all the arrogance and violence of worldly powers, God always finds a way to carry out his saving plan. So too, our lives may at times seem to be at the mercy of the powerful, but the Gospel shows us what counts. God always finds a way to save us, provided we show the same creative courage as the carpenter of Nazareth, who was able to turn a problem into a possibility by trusting always in Divine Providence.

If at times God seems not to help us, surely this does not mean that we have been abandoned, but instead are being trusted to plan, to be creative, and to find solutions ourselves.

That kind of creative courage was shown by the friends of the paralytic, who lowered him from the roof in order to bring him to Jesus (cf. Lk 5:17-26). Difficulties did not stand in the way of those friends’ boldness and persistence. They were convinced that Jesus could heal the man, and ‘finding no way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles into the middle of the crowd in front of Jesus. When he saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven you”’ (vv. 19-20). Jesus recognized the creative faith with which they sought to bring their sick friend to him.  …

That child would go on to say: ‘As you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me’ (Mt 25:40).  Consequently, every poor, needy, suffering or dying person, every stranger, every prisoner, every infirm person is ‘the child’ whom Joseph continues to protect. For this reason, Saint Joseph is invoked as protector of the unfortunate, the needy, exiles, the afflicted, the poor and the dying.  Consequently, the Church cannot fail to show a special love for the least of our brothers and sisters, for Jesus showed a particular concern for them and personally identified with them. From Saint Joseph, we must learn that same care and responsibility. We must learn to love the child and his mother, to love the sacraments and charity, to love the Church and the poor. Each of these realities is always the child and his mother.”

May it be so for us.  God Bless!

 

Fr. Todd Bulletin, March 14, 2021

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s,

Praise God for these beautiful days we have been having!  Great days on the farm.  Plus, with any luck, an opportunity for some steelhead fishing in the coming weeks.  I usually try to get out with an uncle every spring, but like everything else last year, it was a casualty of Covid.

We have a busy week this week!  St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th and the Solemnity of St. Joseph on the 19th.  Every few years, it happens where St. Joseph’s feast day lands on a Friday during Lent.  The Solemnity trumps the fast day.  That means that this Friday there is no fasting or abstinence required as we celebrate St. Joseph—this one who said Yes to being the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus. St. Joseph is my Confirmation saint, so this day is always high on my list.  I personally plan on celebrating by getting my hands on the biggest burger I can find!

This week we will have two special opportunities for Confession.  The first is Wednesday, the 17th, at Sacred Heart from 5-7pm.  Fr. Tomy and Fr. David Reamsnyder from St. Anthony’s in Hillsdale will be present as well, so there will be ample opportunity to receive the Sacrament.  The second is Thursday, the 18th, at St. Mary on the Lake.  I will be hearing confessions from 4-6pm. These are great opportunities, especially during this season of Lent, to experience the grace God holds out for us.

We are offering our Lenten night of reflection as part of our Wednesday penance service. (Fr. Tomy and Fr. David will continue hearing confessions for the whole time period.)  For the last hour of the penance service, we will have Eucharistic Adoration.  After Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 6pm, I will offer a reflection on this season of conversion and grace.  Afterwards I will be available for whatever you might find the most helpful—a time to pray together, talk through something, and/or confession.

The theme for the reflection will be overcoming and confronting obstacles.  Praying about this season, I have been struck by this passage from Paul’s letter to the Philippians: 3:12-14: “It is not that I have already taken hold of it or have already attained perfect maturity, but I continue my pursuit in hope that I may possess it, since I have indeed been taken possession of by Christ [Jesus].  Brothers, I for my part do not consider myself to have taken possession. Just one thing: forgetting what lies behind but straining forward to what lies ahead, I continue my pursuit toward the goal, the prize of God’s upward calling, in Christ Jesus.”

Lent is a season where God calls us to something more, a time when we can lean into this pursuit of the goal.  We strive to cast off all that is hindering us and run the race Christ has for us!

God Bless,

Fr. Todd

 

Fr. Todd Bulletin, March 7 2021

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s,

Pandemic Update: For almost a year now, we have been enduring the pandemic and the way it has changed life as we knew it.  The million-dollar question now is when?  When will the restrictions/guidelines that have been affecting Mass (masks, ropes between pews, no song books) go away or change in some drastic way?

The sincere hope is by Pentecost of this year, which is May 23rd.  Accordingly, Bishop Boyea has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass until the Sunday prior to Pentecost, May 16.  It is the hope that by late spring the most vulnerable of our population will have received the vaccine if they so desired, and those less vulnerable will have begun receiving it.  After the two-month shut down last year, Pentecost was the first weekend when we had public Masses again.  How beautiful it would be if that same Sunday one year later we could take this next step.  Pentecost is the birthday of the Church, and that would certainly be a major celebration.  There is light at the end of the tunnel, so hang on!  As changes come, I will let you know.

DSA 2021: I would like to thank the Linsners at St. Mary on the Lake and the Czeiszpergers at Sacred Heart for speaking on behalf of this year’s DSA appeal.  We will hear a message from Bishop Boyea this weekend.  I want to encourage you to look at the many ministries the DSA supports in our diocese.  With the craziness of this past year, I am especially grateful for the direct support the Diocese provided for us as parishes during this crisis.  As always, vocations and all we can do to support men and women answering God’s call are high on my list.  I am grateful for the Diocesan support in helping provide Fr. Tomy, who is a blessing to not only our parishes but parishes throughout this region.

One silver lining of the pandemic has been the creative ways the Diocese has been reaching out.  I think especially of the Yearlong Bible Study (https://www.dioceseoflansing.org/byob) and Bishop Boyea’s Friday memo (https://dioceseoflansing.flocknote.com/FridayMemo).  I know it was quite the adjustment for me to figure out YouTube and Facebook.  I am grateful that Bishop, who has a few years on me, has been willing to do the same!  This is a great opportunity for us as parishes and individuals to support the mission of the Church, which is so much greater than what we can do as individuals or as parishes.  Thank you for your support.

Bible Study at Sacred Heart and St. Mary on the Lake:  We just finished walking through St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians.  We are shifting now to a series on the Psalms.  St. Ambrose once described the Psalms this way: “History instructs us, the law teaches us, prophecy foretells, correction punishes, morality persuades; but the book of Psalms goes further than all these. It is medicine for our spiritual health. Whoever reads it will find in it a medicine to cure the wounds caused by his own particular passions. Whoever studies it deeply will find it a kind of gymnasium open for all souls to use, where the different psalms are like different exercises set out before him. In that gymnasium, in that stadium of virtue, he can choose the exercises that will train him best to win the victor’s crown.”

In the Psalms you truly do find prayers for anything we might encounter.  May this help introduce us to the great treasure trove of prayer, a gym for the soul!  Our upcoming dates are Wednesdays March 10th and 24th at 6pm in Sacred Heart’s Parish Hall, and Thursdays March 11th and 25th at 10:30am at St. Mary on the Lake.

 

God Bless!

Fr. Todd

 

Fr. Todd Bulletin, February 28, 2021

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s,

It is a blessing that we have these forty days every year to acknowledge that we need a Savior.  Then, over the course of these days, we strive to grow and experience His saving grace in those places in our lives that need it the most.

Well, we are now a couple weeks in, so we remember again how difficult this can be!  I want to mention a few Lenten pitfalls for us to avoid/climb out of as we continue toward Easter.

¨ Don’t be afraid of the hard things Jesus asks of you:  There are many examples of Jesus asking hard things of people that ended up transforming their lives.  He asked Peter to drop everything and follow Him.  He commanded that if we want to be like our Heavenly Father, then we need to forgive our enemies.  He asked the Apostles in the midst of the storm to not be afraid.  After overturning their tables and releasing the animals, he told the businessmen in the Temple to stop making His Father’s house a marketplace.  Sometimes what Jesus is asking of us for Lent is hard, but it is also the very thing needed.  Remember—God is never outdone in generosity.

¨ It  is never too late to get back up:  How many times should we get back up after falling on our faces?  Every single time.  This is an important part of Lent and an important overall spiritual lesson.  Every time we fall, God’s hand is there to help us back up if we are willing to grab it.  There have been studies done on how often we fall when we are learning to walk.  The average is 17 times an hour and almost 70 times an hour for those just figuring it out!  Lent can be a time we are learning how to walk spiritually.  That process will involve falling.

¨ Live the patience you want others to show you:  This can be very hard!  I have found, though, that remembering the patience with which I have been treated can be a great motivator for trying to do the same for others.  St. Philo of Alexandria once said: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.”  How true!  We never know fully what someone else is going through.

¨ Don’t let your Lenten penance make you into a penance for those around you:  We were given this bit of advice at seminary with the classic example given of the seminarian who gives up coffee for Lent.  Turns out he really needs coffee and without it is an absolute bear to everyone else.  Our penances shouldn’t be a penance for someone else!  This can mean a little course correction about how we are handling our penance or, if needed, the switching of a penance to something else.  If you want to exercise humility, ask someone close to you for their opinion of how you are handling Lent!

God Bless,

Fr. Todd

 

Fr. Todd Bulletin, February 7, 2021

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s,

It is hard to believe, but Lent is right around the corner!  Last year, Lent was interrupted, so this year feels a bit like the opportunity for a do-over.

There are four main relationships we need to consider during Lent: with God, others, ourselves, and stuff/things.  See which are healthy and which need work, which are encroaching on other things and which need to end, which ones are non-existent and simply need to start.

An excellent metric for examining any relationship is the amount of time given to it.  A week has 168 hours.  How much time does each relationship get (or not get, for that matter)?  Obviously there will be a balance here, because some things inherently need only a small amount of time while others require more by their very nature.  Lent can be a great time to balance them.

Our Relationship with God:  Does my relationship with Him have any real weight?  Out of my 168 hours a week, does God actually get any time, that one hour on Sunday and some time each day?  If we are not praying, then start there.  Jesus came and died to take away our sins, yet sometime the very last thing we give Him is just that—our sins, our wounds, our struggles.  These are what we bring to prayer and above all to the confessional where we experience His mercy.  Jesus desperately wants to transform our lives.

Our Relationship with Others:  What are the most important relationships in my life?  If it is marriage, is that marriage being given the attention it should be?  What about time with our children and friends?  All of this requires time and often sacrifice.  I know this was one silver lining of the pandemic for many, in that families had more time together because everything else was canceled.  Lent can be a great time to weed out certain things just so there is more time for these most pivotal relationships.

Our Relationship with Ourselves: Do you take care of you?  Sometimes the only thing that makes this happen is when something snaps—our health or our sanity or both together.  We don’t have to wait until then!

Our Relationship with Things:  We have relationships with things.  Think of the 168 hours in a week.  How much belongs to screens—our phones, TVs, etc?  Are we chasing after stuff as if it will make us happy?  Sometimes a great Lenten act is to take something that has too much control over us and simply give it away.  I know many people who have experienced freedom from overly strong attachments to stuff and/or addictions to alcohol or other substances after a Lenten resolution to begin doing something about it.

This can all be messy.  Realize Jesus is not afraid of getting messy for us.  Look at the cross and you see Jesus entering into a mess and saying to each of us: you are well worth it!

This Lent, we have the opportunity for a great small group that can help offer context for our Lent.  Please consider joining the Red Sea Rules Small Group. Please join me for a journey with the Israelites through the Red Sea. This will be a 5 week book-led group, understanding where we are and why we are here. Sometimes we are where God has led us. Sometimes we are living in the consequences of our actions or the actions of others. This journey helps us understand biblically that God is with us always.  We will meet on Thursdays in Sacred Heart Hall at 6:00pm beginning February 25th until March 25th.  Please let me know if you would like to join us.   Ron Stacey 517-945-8633

 

God Bless!

Fr. Todd

 

Fr. Todd Bulletin, January 31, 2021

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s,

I am so grateful for Sacred Heart School this Catholic Schools Week!  I especially applaud our teachers for their extra efforts that have helped this year be so successful in spite of the difficulties given us by the pandemic.

The last two weeks I have mentioned a few podcasts and apps that can be helpful in our spiritual lives.  I want to wrap up this series with Scripture. When it comes to why the Bible should be a part of our lives, Bishop Boyea has said it the best: “Jesus Christ is our reason to read the Holy Bible. It is in the pages of Sacred Scripture that we encounter him; that we get to know him and he gets to know us; that we fall in love with him, and, thus, we discover our deepest peace, happiness and meaning.”  As Christians, we know we should read the Bible, but making it a part of our regular prayer time can seem daunting.  I want to offer a few resources that can help us incorporate Scripture into our daily lives.

Bishop Boyea’s Year of the Bible: https://www.dioceseoflansing.org/byob

This is Bishop Boyea’s response to his own desire to help us enter more fully into the Bible.  Do you want to sign up?  Well, all you have to do is pick up your cellphone and text the letters BYOB – that stands for Bishop’s Year of the Bible – to 84576.

 

Fr. Mike Schmitz’s Bible in a Year: https://bibleinayear.fireside.fm/episodes

 

Listen and…

-Read the ENTIRE Bible

-Feel more confident about your understanding of Scripture

-Experience the transformative power of God’s Word in your daily life

-Start seeing the world through the lens of Scripture

-Each 20-25 minute episode includes:

-Two to three Scripture readings
-A reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz
-A guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in his Word

 

Bible Study College Edition:

Our parishioner, Cecilia Mende, will be hosting this Bible Study via Zoom every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 through March 11th.  She led a Bible Study during the semester last fall that was very fruitful for those who attended.  Being on Zoom, you can attend wherever college finds you—at home or on campus.  Parents and Grandparents, please help pass this along.  Email Cecilia (mendecj@udmercy.edu) to sign up.  To Join this Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/99063922483?pwd=WDBCVUJEd2hjY2Q3bVA3TEJLWXdzUT09

Meeting ID: 990 6392 2483    Passcode: NB6yEu

 

Sacred Heart/St. Mary’s Bible Study: I will be starting our regular Bible Study back up in February.  We will meet at Sacred Heart at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall on February 10 & 24 and March 10 & 24.  We will meet at St. Mary’s on the Lake at 10:00am on February 11 and at 10:30am following the Stations of the Cross on February 25 and March 11 & 25.

 

God Bless!

 

Fr. Todd Bulletin, January 24, 2021

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s on the Lake,

Continuing the theme on media that can help us grow, I want to mention four great Catholic apps.

 

Mass Times for Travel: This is a great app for those who travel often, be it for work, sports, or vacations.  It utilizes your current location and lets you know the Mass times of churches in your area.  If needed, it will also link you to their website that then can link you to individual parishes you want to know more about.    https://masstimes.org/

 

Laudate: Another great all-around helpful app.  Laudate is a treasure trove of prayers, readings, meditations, and devotionals.  There are many things to choose from that can help you build the prayer time that you have been striving for.

 

Confession Guide: It is based on the popular booklet “Short Guide for Confession” by Fr. James Socías, which has helped many penitents prepare for and make a good Confession.

The Short Guide for Confession provides clear instructions about what to do before, during, and after Confession.  Hopefully, this app could help you experience the blessings of this powerful sacrament.

 

Word on Fire: Bishop Barron offers great content and Catholic commentary on the many issues of our day.  This is a great resource for continuing our own catechesis and personal growth.

 

May these apps help you grow in this New Year!

Fr. Todd

 

Fr. Todd Bulletin, January 17, 2021

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s,

One of the problems we face is figuring out what media to consume.  Like trying to buy cereal at the grocery store, it can be a bit overwhelming!  Over the next few weeks, I want to mention some great options.  The focus this week is great Catholic podcasts.  Here is a short list, with descriptions borrowed from: https://aleteia.org/2019/06/27/8-catholic-podcasts-you-should-be-listening-to/

 

Abiding Together

The Abiding Together podcast “provides a place of connection, rest and encouragement for women who are on the journey of living out their passion and purpose in Jesus Christ.” The three hosts — Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, Michelle Benzinger, and Heather Kym — discuss important themes of the spiritual life through conversations with one another, interviews with holy men and women, and seasonal book studies. The Abiding Together Podcast offers inspiring insights that will rock your world and help deepen your relationship with God.

Pints with Aquinas

Matt Fradd on his podcast Pints With Aquinas addresses a question St. Thomas answers in the Summa Theologiae and other writings in an easy to understand way, so you don’t have to be a theologian or philosopher to enjoy listening. This show really feels like you are sitting down to discuss Truth over a cold drink, and enables listeners to come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the richness of the Catholic Faith.

Jen Said What?!
Each week, Jen Fulwiler shares highlights from her daily SiriusXM radio show The Jennifer Fulwiler Show. Jen shares her take on pop culture and current events from her perspective “as a former atheist, self-professed nerd, and mother of six who can barely deal with life.” She is engaging and thoughtful, and the podcast will have you laughing out loud. If you aren’t able to catch the full show, but need more of this hilarious woman in your life (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?), her podcast is the next best thing.

The Catholic Feminist
The Catholic Feminist podcast hopes to reach women “who want to be informed, inspired, and intentional.” The host, Claire Swinarski, talks each week with different women who use their gifts to build up the Church. This show has covered many of the big issues in today’s world, including postpartum depression, human trafficking, immigration, racism, and more. This show provides listeners with authentic and enjoyable discussions about the role and gift of women in the Church and in society. If you are looking to feel empowered, this is the perfect podcast for you.

Fr. Mike Schmitz
If you like Fr. Mike Schmitz’ Youtube videos, you can now listen to this dynamic priest on the go! Fr. Mike Schmitz’ podcast offers short but lively reflections on a wide variety of topics from Catholic teaching to practical tips for living life well. His down-to-earth tone and inspiring message will help listeners live out the Christian life more effectively.

Word on Fire
In The Word on Fire podcast, Bishop Barron does what he does best — skillfully intersects the richness of the Catholic Faith and today’s culture. Bishop Barron’s eloquent but accessible discourse educates and uplifts listeners and upholds the beauty and truth found in the Church. He shares insights from the greatest Catholic thinkers as well as practical advice for all Catholics trying to live well in their day-to-day lives.

God Bless!
Fr. Todd Koenigsknecht
Pastor