While reflecting on the readings for this day (Acts 8:5-8 and 14-17, 1 Pt 3:15-18, Jn 14:15-21), Fr. Riccardo asks the congregation whether they know and love God. Father John discusses Psalm 23 and its implications for our lives. He reminds us that the Holy Spirit can make known the Father, and will answer our cries in times on need.

Direct download: Homily052911.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:55am EST


Deacon Bob Ervin describes the Al-Fideles program in this video podcast. The Al-Fideles program will be offered at Our Lady of Good Counsel beginning in January of 2012 under the leadership of Deacon Ervin and Paco Gavrilides. The program is designed to help participants grow in their relationships with the Lord and with one another. This podcast contains a brief, 10 minute, description of the program. The podcast should play in Apple's iTunes application, or in other applications that support the Apple QuickTime video format.

Direct download: Al-Fideles.m4v
Category:iPod Video -- posted at: 9:30am EST

On Saturday, May 21st, Fr. Robert Schikora celebrated a First Mass of Thanksgiving at Our Lady of Good Counsel.  Fr. Schikora was ordained on Friday, May 20th, for the Diocese of Saginaw. Fr. Riccardo reflects on this occasion of great joy in this homily from the Mass.

Direct download: Homily052111.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:53pm EST

Fr. Riccardo discusses the role of parents as the primary educators of their children in the ways of faith in this homily for Mother's Day. Fr. John recounts his own mother's journey to the realization of the truth of the resurrection while encouraging parents to model the faith for their children.  The readings for this day are: Acts 2:14, 22-23; 1 Pt 1:17-21; and Lk 24:13-35.

Direct download: Homily050811.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

In this homily for the Feast of Divine Mercy, Fr. Riccardo discusses the origin of the feast day and reminds the congregation that God is rich in mercy and loves to forgive.  Fr. John cites Blessed John Paul II and Mary as icons of forgiveness, and exorts the congregation to show mercy and forgiveness to others.

Direct download: Homily050111.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:57pm EST





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