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Annunciation Parish: In real life
Podcast by Annunciation Parish: In real life
May 26, 2021
Episode 37 | The Season Finale
Fr. Alex walks through some of the updates regarding liturgies during COVID times. Our liturgical ladies join us for a conversation about all the feasts to watch for over the summer.
May 19, 2021
Episode 35 | Fr. Alex talks 3D printing and discerning the priesthood with seminarian Nick Biever
Fr. Alex provides a few updates and then has a nice conversation with seminarian, Nick, Biever, about his priestly discernment and his interests in the world of computers.
May 12, 2021
Episode 34 | Will Padgett joins us to tell his side of the story
On our last podcast we spoke with Amber Padgett, who joined the Church at Easter. This week we give her husband, Will, a chance to defend himself! Will takes the liberty of hitting Fr. Alex with a few questions of his own.
May 5, 2021
Episode 33 | Fr. Alex talks novels and has an enlightening chat with Amber Padgett
Fr. Alex talks about three novels he's read recently that you might be interested in: "In this House of Brede" by Rumer Godden "The Odyssey" by Homer "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky He also has a great conversation with our neophyte, Amber Padgett, who joined the Church at Easter and talks about her road to Catholicism.
Apr 28, 2021
Episode 32 | Fr. Alex talks about his new assignment and we jump into May with Mary and many more
Fr. Alex talks about his impending departure from Annunciation Parish and his soon-to-be role of Vicar General. Anna and Julie join us to talk about May and much much more. Here is a link to the article by Christian Smith referenced in the podcast:https://www.firstthings.com/article/2021/05/keeping-the-faith.
Apr 21, 2021
Episode 31 | It's been awhile...we catch up and reflect on the Resurrection
Sorry for our three-week hiatus...things got a little busy. This week we get caught up on recent news and Deacon John reflects on the Resurrection.
Mar 24, 2021
Episode 30 | We do a deep dive into the beauties of Holy Week
Fr. Alex and Anna Creek dive into the richness of Holy Week and talk about a few things that we can all do to better live these days together.
Mar 17, 2021
Episode 29 | A quick recap of the news and a meditation by Deacon John
Fr. Alex runs down the list of announcements for the week. We missed a segment this week, but we will get it added after Easter. Deacon John offers us a moment of meditation on prayer, fasting and almsgiving...and mercy.
Mar 10, 2021
Episode 28 | An interesting lesson in history with Bernard Riedford
Fr. Alex runs down the list of things happening at the Parish and gets an interesting lesson in history from Bernard Riedford. To subscribe to the parish YouTube channel, go here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRHGvrkXj3_xyXaqw0Z_u-A.
Feb 24, 2021
Episode 27 | Keeping Lent rolling and liturgical living for March
Fr. Alex talks about some Lenten opportunities now available and is joined by Anna Creek to talk liturgical living for March: St. Joseph and the Solemnity of the Annunciation top the list!
Feb 17, 2021
Episode 26 | Kicking off Lent in the Snow, Choirs of Angels and St. Joseph all in one!
We kick off the Season of Lent under a blanket of snow. Fr. Alex talks about the Choirs of Angels and how we're introducing them to our school children and Deacon John helps us to get started in our preparation for Consecration to St. Joseph. To learn more about the Choir of Angels, follow this link: https://www.annunciationangels.org/choirs-of-angels.
Feb 10, 2021
Episode 25 | A friendly conversation with Bev Williamson
Fr. Alex shares in a friendly conversation with parishioner, Bev Williamson. We talk retirement, her career with Marian Educational Outreach and the gift of children. MEOforkids.org is the website for Marian Education Outreach.
Feb 3, 2021
Episode 24 | It's Catholic Schools Week and we have a chat with Chris Wolking
We celebrate our teachers this week and Fr. Alex chats with Chris Wolking about his transition from banking to the classroom. Information about the Consecration to St. Joseph can be found here: https://www.annunciationevv.org/consecration-to-saint-joseph.
Jan 27, 2021
Episode 23 | A lesson in ethics, living Lent and being on mission
Fr. Alex digs into the ethical questions surrounding the vaccine with a lesson in Catholic ethics. You can view EWTN's website to view the outline used to unpack this ethical issue: https://www.ewtn.com/vote/moral-cooperation-in-evil.asp. Anna Creek joins us to talk about February and the season of Lent and Deacon John meditates on mission.
Jan 20, 2021
Episode 22 | Looking to the Year of St. Joseph and a nice chat with Molly Church
Fr. Alex fills us in on what the parish is planning for the Year of St. Joseph and has a nice chat with college student and parishioner, Molly Church, about what it means to live the faith.
Jan 13, 2021
Episode 21 | Catching up on announcements, Fr. Ambrose, vaccines, spiritual growth and more!
Fr. Alex gets us caught up on the latest announcements and spends a little time talking about the US Bishops' Statement on vaccines. You can find their document here (https://www.usccb.org/moral-considerations-covid-vaccines). Fr. Mike Schmitz' podcast can be found here (https://media.ascensionpress.com/all-bible-in-a-year-episodes/). You can find out more about the Catholic Bible Summit Feb 11-14, 2021 here (https://www.cardinalstudios.org/catholic-bible-summit-home/).
Dec 23, 2020
Episode 20 | Living the liturgy of Christmas and sharing in Mary's Magnificat
Fr. Alex offers a few reminders about Christmas and hospitality. Anna Creek joins us again to talk about living this Season of Christmas liturgically. And Deacon John shares reflections from Venerable Bede on Mary's Magnificat.
Dec 16, 2020
Episode 19 | Talking infertility and the gift of adoption
Fr. Alex talks with his sister and brother-in-law about their experience with infertility and adoption. Deacon John reflects on the voice of John the Baptist and the Word of Christ he announces.
Dec 9, 2020
Episode 18 | Men's challenges, Natural Family Planning and more!
Fr. Alex talks about some men's challenges that have been helpful for him (https://coaching.reallifecatholic.com/RISE-Enroll-Now & https://watch.formed.org/into-the-breach). Kelli Lovell joins us to talk about Natural Family Planning. Resources available athttp://www.evdio.org/natural-family-planning.html or by calling 812-421-2030. Finally, Deacon John reflects on the wilderness.
Dec 2, 2020
Episode 17 | The Freemans reflect on the loss of a child and the hope of Advent begins
Fr. Alex talks with Kirk and Emily Freeman about the loss of a child and the path they walked to find hope in the face of grief. Deacon John reflects on the Prophet Isaiah, the great prophet of Advent.
Nov 25, 2020
Episode 16 | Thanksgiving, Advent and much more!
Fr. Alex reflects on the value of gratitude and is joined by Anna Creek to talk about liturgical living through Advent and December. Deacon John highlights the life of Fr. Miguel Augustine Pro, SJ.(Quotes from "Saint of the Day," edited by Leonard Foley and revised by Pat Mc Closkey. Franciscan Media, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2013. & "All Saints" by Robert Ellsburg, Crossroad Publishing, New York, 1998).
Nov 18, 2020
Episode 15 | Lisa Reising joins us to talk mission and Deacon John shares the master's joy
Fr. Alex touches on the joy of being your pastor and Lisa Reising joins us to talk about her experience of a parish mission and clues us in on what's to come. Deacon John reflects on the master's joy from last week's gospel.
Nov 11, 2020
Episode 14 | We get real with Fred Pruiett, Sacraments and Trust
Fr. Alex talk about Sacraments of Initiation and children in danger of death. Parishioner Fred Pruiett tells us his beautiful story of conversion--you don't want to miss this. And Deacon John prays the Litany of Trust with us from the Sisters of Life (written by the Sisters of Life [www.sistersoflife.org].)
Nov 4, 2020
Episode 13 | Vocation Awareness Week with Special Guest Fr. Tyler Tenbarge with a focus on sanctity
Fr. Alex talks shares some laughs with Fr. Tyler Tenbarge, the Diocesan Vocation Director, and they talk about Vocation Awareness Week. Deacon John gives us some things to consider when it comes to being a saint.
Oct 28, 2020
Episode 12 | Brute Awards, Liturgical Living in November and being our true selves
Fr. Alex introduces our Brute Award winners for this year and talks liturgical living with Anna and Julie. Deacon John gives us a spin on masks and how we show our true selves.
Oct 21, 2020
Episode 11 | Fr. Alex talks with Becky Loehr and Bob Farney and Deacon John reflects on the Psalms
Fr. Alex talks with Parish Council members, Becky Loehr and Bob Farney, about their experience during this pandemic and their desire to stay connected. Deacon John reflects on the Psalms as a form of prayer and meditation.
Oct 14, 2020
Episode 10 | St. Luke takes center stage, JP talks discipleship and words from Pope Francis
Fr. Alex talks about why St. Luke's feast will be celebrated this Sunday. Joe Paul challenges us to think about who we represent and Deacon John offers us some words from Pope Francis (full text here http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/missions/documents/papa-francesco_20200531_giornata-missionaria2020.html).
Oct 7, 2020
Episode 9 | Focusing on hospitality, a look at JPII and the rosary and the life of Mother Guerin
The Knights of Columbus give us the chance to exercise hospitality. Julie and Anna join us to talk about the rosary and the life of St. John Paul II. And Deacon John walks us through the life of St. Mother Theodora Guerin.
Sep 30, 2020
Episode 8 | Dignity of Life, laughing with Sheri Barron and celebrating St. Jerome
Fr. Alex talks screaming children and the dignity of life and has a delightful conversation with Sheri Barron. Deacon John gives us a moment of meditation on the life of the irascible yet holy St. Jerome (Quotes from "Saint of the Day," edited by Leonard Foley and revised by Pat Mc Closkey. Franciscan Media, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2013. & "All Saints" by Robert Ellsburg, Crossroad Publishing, New York, 1998).
Sep 23, 2020
Episode 7 | The Search, more with Matt Potter and the Word of God
Fr. Alex sends out an invitation to mission and suggests checking out "The Search" on Formed. Matt Potter finishes his conversation with us about stewardship and Deacon John offers some suggestions for better hearing the Word of God (Quotes from "The Spirit of the Liturgy" by Joseph Ratzinger, Ignatius Press, 2000).
Sep 16, 2020
Episode 6 | Catechetical Sunday, Stewardship and Sacred Spaces
Fr. Alex talks about the value of Catechetical Sunday and has a conversation with Matt Potter about stewardship. Deacon John offers a reflection on sacred spaces (Based on a meditation from "Becoming Who God Wants You To Be" by W. Paul Jones, Upper Room Books, Nashville, TN, 2013.)
Sep 9, 2020
Episode 5 | The meaning of consecration, liturgical living for September and more!
Fr. Alex talks about what it means for our diocese to be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Julie and Anna join in on a conversation about liturgical living for September and Deacon John reflects on the life of St. Peter Claver. (Quotes from "Saint of the Day," edited by Leonard Foley and revised by Pat Mc Closkey. Franciscan Media, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2013. | "All Saints" by Robert Ellsburg, Crossroad Publishing, New York, 1998.)
Sep 2, 2020
Episode 4 | Fr. Alex talks anxiety, meet the high school core team and Bl. Frederick Ozanam
Fr. Alex talks about the struggle of anxiety, offering a quote from James Fitzjames Stephen. Joe Paul introduces the high school youth group core team and Deacon John offers a moment of meditation on Blessed Frederick Ozanam.
Aug 26, 2020
Episode 3 | Novels to consider and a conversation with parishioner, Nancy Golding
Fr. Alex talks about "The Betrothed" by Allesandro Manzoni and "Kristin Lavransdatter" by Sigrid Undset (trans. Tiina Nunnally) and has a conversation with parishioner, Nancy Golding. Deacon John offers another moment of meditation on Sts. Monica and Augustine.
Aug 19, 2020
Episode 2 | Fr. Alex talks "The Chosen" and Joe Paul gives us a discipleship challenge
Fr. Alex talks about the series "The Chosen" and Joe Paul gives us a discipleship challenge for the month of August.
Aug 12, 2020
Episode 1 | August Liturgical Living and more
Parishioners Anna and Julie talk liturgical living for August and Deacon John gives us a moment of meditation.
Jul 16, 2020
Welcome to "In real life": the weekly podcast of Annunciation Parish.