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Many times parishioners do not have the opportunity to ask questions to the preacher or share their insights with each other in real time. Our virtual meetings give you direct access to gifted preachers and communities nationwide to engage in conversation and reflection. Join us to learn, exchange stories, and witness the Gospel come alive.
God is a force that explains things, always in mystery. Yet every religious gathering begins and ends by invoking the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Father Mark Wiesner is the pastor and gifted preacher at the Catholic Community of Pleasanton, CA – which comprises St. Augustine and the St. Elizabeth Seton churches.
Join Father Mike Russo in discussion with Father Mark and listen to parishioners as they consider how each of us has been loved into being. Here’s the Trinity revealing God’s love in heart-felt, fruitful relationships.
We are an Easter People, living in a Good Friday world” is a key theme for our Sunday To Sunday panel discussion entitled “Preaching Good Friday.” Our goal is to encourage and help inspire your words and sentiments this Holy Week.
What are the challenges and the thoughtful messages for Good Friday 2022, and the Easter Triduum?
Join Father Mike Russo and guests: Father Matt Pennington, (Pastor, Nativity of Our Lady, San Luis Obispo, CA), Sister Sharon McMillian (Liturgist & retired seminary professor), Deacon Bill Ditewig (author and leader in the diaconal ministry), and Father John Gribowich, Brooklyn Diocese, and frequent contributor to DeSales Media Group.
Father John Unni is the pastor of Saint Cecelia Church in Boston, nearby the famed Fenway Park. His gifted preaching and pastoral leadership have increased membership and drawn thousands of “virtual parishioners” to their live-stream website portal.
One characteristic of Father John’s preaching style is how he addresses the day’s pressing issues. On this the Second Sunday of Lent, John takes up the suffering of the people of Ukraine in a time of war.
In the Sunday To Sunday virtual Town Hall, please listen to the Saint Cecelia community of parishioners and friends respond to the Gospel.
On November 5, Father Mike Russo led a keynote discussion entitled “Along the Journey — Stories of Inspiration” at the November 5th catechetical conference, Hope Heal Renew 2021.
The panel featured Saint Monica’s pastoral team members, Felipe Sanchez, Director of Administration; Suzette Sornborger, Director of Faith Formation; and John Poitevent, Director of Parish Catalyst. Each addressed how the past year presented clear challenges as well as creative innovations in parish ministry.
Father Matt Pennington addresses the courage found in the gospel story of the blind Bartimaeus and his encounter with Jesus. “We need courage to survive in this world,” Father Matt tells us. We hear remarkable accounts of his parishioners at Nativity of Our Lady, San Luis Obispo, in this town hall gathering. These are people whose stories of courage and strength are worth sharing and need careful listening.
Father Bob Stagg shares the core message about how faith is a prerequisite for healing. We take up Mark’s gospel and consider how Jesus’s touch can bring about healing even in the most desperate situations. Ours is a ministry of tenderness and mercy. We hear from Father Bob and his parishioners at Presentation, Upper Saddle River, N.J, in this town hall meeting.
Chris Walsh joins us in a discussion of how Saint Raymond’s parish and school are adjusting to the “shelter in place” orders. This parish has been live-streaming Masses and liturgical services for the past several years. Their experience readied the community to the clear challenges of worship in a time of loss because of the pandemic. Father Chris’s insight into the lives of his people is heard loud and clear.
Ricky Manalo’s reputation as a teacher, preacher, and composer brought the discussion into a number of key areas of his expertise. Here there are plenty of helpful responses to questions about liturgical practice and music. His stories about the recent move to Saint Paul’s in New York City and his Asian American heritage provide a timely and valuable insight into his unique ministry.