Episode 14: Truly Understanding the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony
The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is part of God’s plan from the beginning of time.
It is between and man and a woman through Jesus.
Babies are beautiful and are the result of marriage.
Priest witnesses but doesn’t marry us – it truly is in the eyes of God.
Do you pray with your wife? The fruit of praying together is essential to getting to know each other.
The “culture” is trying to change how men treat women.
When you take God out of anything everything seems to crumble.
The Bible teaches true marriage is the giving up of yourself.
The Church teaches marriage is a natural right.
Marriage inside the church is a covenant between two people – it is a guarantee we can be loved for the rest of our lives, and everyone needs love in their lives.
Marriage between a man and a woman is symbolic of God’s relationship with us.
How is a Catholic marriage different from a secular a marriage?
There is a beauty to the chaos.
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Episode 13: The most misunderstood sacrament: Sacrament of the Sick
Episode 12: ”Your Soul is a House of God – Confession is a restoration of your Soul”
Sacraments of healing
Reconciliation- spiritual healing
Anointing of the Sick – physical healing
We should prepare our selves to face God at the end of the Earth.
Reconciliation is an emotional thing and by confessing our sins it heals our heart.
Our spiritual healing is so important to us and for the people around us and The Church.
It is wrong to believe a priest might judge us or look at us differently.
Sin is not important, but the devil wants us to believe it is. It is a trap of the devil.
The cost of confession is a willingness to humble yourself.
When confessing a sin over and over again, God might decide to take that temptation away.
The Catechism says Jesus Christ is the physician of our body & soul.
Saying a prayer is a powerful thing.
Episode 11: "Understanding the Power & Meaning of the Liturgical Season" (available 8/30/2022)
What do we celebrate at the beginning of the church season?
Why do we celebrate ordinary time and what does ordinary mean?
Catholics celebrate extended seasons, so we have time to reflect and get closer to God.
The season of Advent is a personal time of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus
The season of Lent is so powerful because it is a time of repentance, and a reflection of new life God gives us each year.
What is the Holy Triduum (Holy Week)?
What are the colors of the vestments and what is the reason each are worn at that time Catholic Church?
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Episode 10: ” Sacrament of Confirmation – Empowering God’s People with the help of His Advocate”
Confirmation – sending you an Advocate (Holy Spirit)
Insight into Father Dan’s favorite bible passage: Ezekiel Chapter 37 Dry Bones”
7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit – Bob MacDonald’s acronym for remembering “KFCPUFW”
Young adults and children see people walking about not fully alive
Gift of Holy Spirit not just to get me to my goals
Young people have finely honed sense of hypocrisy
Confirmation - God empowers us not to stand aside problems of life
God is giving authority through Confirmation to powerfully command Spirit of God to be where we know God needs to be – especially young adults
Life is better when we receive Gifts of Holy Spirit
Young people might not have confidence to use this authority to help people but we as parents, fellow parishioners should encourage
The World says one thing and the Church says another – Jesus spoke against this quite a bit
Episode 9: "The Meaning and the Power of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist"
The Eucharist is the Body of Jesus Christ – no greater love then to receive Eucharist
Confession is a must to wipe away sins
One must prepare to wipe away any barriers between us and Jesus so we can get the full graces of The Eucharist
Forgiveness of sins is possible for anyone
Don’t just listen to what society says but listen to what Jesus is telling you – drown out all the noise around us and listen
The Sacrament of the Eucharist sustains us
In such a time Global turmoil and messages of hate and ways to feel bad about yourself, Jesus offers us Hope and Eternal life – Just follow Him
Material things are just fleeting - Jesus is forever