In this homily from the 10 AM mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Fr. Riccardo discusses the gestures and symbols of our faith.  On the Solemnity of Pentecost, Fr. John places particular emphasis on the meaning and symbolism of the paschal candle and encourages the congregation to let the light of His spirit burn brightly within us.
Direct download: Homily053109.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:24pm EDT

Homosexuality: Why Not-Dr. Janet Smith On Wednesday, May 27th, the Gospel of Life Group at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish hosted Dr. Janet Smith as part of the Dignity of Life Speaker Series. Professor Smith holds the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She is the author of Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later and editor of Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader. With Christopher Kaczor she also authored Life Issues, Medical Choices, Questions and Answers for Catholics. She has published many articles on ethical and bioethical issues and over a million copies of her talk, Contraception: Why Not have been distributed. A Microsoft PowerPoint slideshow of this talk, Homosexuality: Why Not, is available for download from the My Catholic Faith website. A number of Professor Smith's talks will be found on her resource page of the site.
Direct download: DLSSHomosexuality.m4a
Category:Dignity of Life Speaker Series -- posted at: 11:05am EDT

In this homily from the 10 AM mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Fr. Riccardo encourages the congregation to witness their faith by living a life of peace in the midst of uncertainty.
Direct download: Homily052409.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT

On May 19th, Fr. Riccardo spoke to the Men's Fellowship Group of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish concerning the faith challenges that young men and women face during their college years. In this talk titled Faith Under Attack, Fr. John offers his insights on keeping the faith while in college.
Direct download: FaithUnderAttack.m4a
Category:OLGC Presentations -- posted at: 1:08pm EDT

Human Trafficking-Sr. Mary Ellen Dougherty On Wednesday, April 29th, the Gospel of Life Group at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish hosted Sr. Mary Ellen Dougherty, SSND, as part of the Dignity of Life Speaker Series. Sr. Mary Ellen served as Coordinator of Education and Outreach in the Anti-Human Trafficking Department at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C. She is a regular speaker and writer on the topic of the trafficking of foreign nationals in the U.S.
Direct download: DLSSHumanTrafficking.m4a
Category:Dignity of Life Speaker Series -- posted at: 10:07am EDT

In this homily for Mothers' Day, Fr. Riccardo encourages the congregation to persevere in love of God just as a mother shows steadfast perseverance in the love of her children.
Direct download: Homily051009.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:35pm EDT

While reflecting on today's scripture readings, Fr. Riccardo asks the congregation, "Do you know who you are?"
Direct download: Homily050309.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT

May 1, 2009-Streamer Day Mass Homily Each year Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish School celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel with a Streamer Day mass to recognize the eighth grade students who will soon complete their final studies at the elementary school. Fr. Riccardo's homily from this year's mass is presented here in video format. The homily should play in iTunes or using Apple's QuickTime software.
Direct download: StreamerDayHomily.m4v
Category:iPod Video -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT



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