Deacon Dave Carignan preached at all of the weekend masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church for the last weekend of March. In this homily from the 10 AM Mass, Deacon Dave discusses his recent viewing of the film Unplanned and details how the film brings to light the true facts of the abortion industry as told by a former Planned Parenthood leader Abby Johnson. What Abby saw in a Texas clinic led to her transformation from clinic director to joining her former clinic protestors at 40 Days For Life, where she has become one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America.

Direct download: Homily033119_10-DeaconCarignan.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:08am EDT

Fr. Jim Lowe of the Companions of the Cross preached at all of the weekend masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. In this homily from the 5 PM Mass, Fr. Lowe reflects on the gospel account of Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well. Fr. Jim points out that Jesus meets us where we are at. He thirsts for us, and wants us to thirst for Him.

Direct download: Homily032419_5-FrJimLowe.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:59am EDT

Deacon Dave Carignan preached at all of the masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. In this homily from the 8 AM, Mass Deacon Dave reflects on his recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land while telling the congregants that it is the presence of God that makes a place or a people holy. Christ must be at the core of our daily lives if we are to be a holy people.

Direct download: Homily031719_8-Deacon_Carignan.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:48am EDT

Fr. Riccardo preached at all of the weekend masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. In this homily from the noon Mass, Fr. John poses three questions to the congregants and then discusses preaching on the kerygma. He breaks apart the basic teaching of the gospel into four parts: created, captured, rescued, and response. During Lent, Fr. John asks the congregation to focus on the word captured as described in the first reading for this day (DT 26:4-10). Only by recognizing how God has rescued us from captivity through His Son, Jesus, will we know how we are to respond to the Good News.

Direct download: Homily031019_12.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:27am EDT

Fr. Riccardo offers some spiritual suggestions for Lent in this Ash Wednesday homily from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Fr. John encourages the congregants to read the gospel accounts of the Passion narratives and the first 14 chapters of the book of Exodus while focusing on what Jesus has done for us.

Direct download: AshWednesday2019.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT

Fr. Jim Lowe of the Companions of the Cross preached at all of the weekend masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. In this homily from the noon Mass, Fr. Lowe looks at God's mercy to us and how we show the mercy of God to others.

Direct download: Homily022519_12-FrJimLowe.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT

Deacon Steve Mitchell preached at all of the weekend masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. In this homily from the noon Mass, Deacon Steve discuss how dealing with crippling regret can provide a pathway to fear. Courageous leadership is needed today in the public square and in our own families.

Direct download: Homily021019_12-DeaconMitchell.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:12pm EDT

Fr. Prentice Tipton preached at all of the masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. In this homily from the 10 AM Mass, Fr. Prentice focuses on the days second reading (1 COR 12:31-13:13) and focuses particularly on the seventh verse: Love bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.

Direct download: FPTHomily020319_10.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

At the weekend masses for January 20th and 27th Fr. Riccardo informed the congregants that he would be visiting a brother priest, Fr. Michael Nixon. Fr. Mike is the pastor of St. Dominic Church in Panama City, Florida. St. Dominic Church and the parish buildings were severely damaged by Hurricane Michael in October of 2018. Listeners who would like to aid the St. Dominic rebuilding process may do so by making a contribution using the link on this page.

Direct download: St._Dominic-Panama_City.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

Fr. Riccardo preached at all of the masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. In this homily from the 10 AM Mass, Fr. John discusses the ongoing sanctuary renovations in the church. Fr. John tells the congregants that the color of the wall behind the crucifix was matched to the color of the mantle that Mary is wearing in the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that was left imprinted on the coat of Juan Diego in December of 1531. The wall will serve as a reminder that Mary is presenting her Son to us at every Mass. Fr. John remarks that the entire Christian life is a response to what God has already done for us, and asks how we will respond.

Direct download: Homily012719.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:02am EDT

Deacon Dave Carignan preached at all of the weekend masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. In this homily from the 8 AM Mass, Deacon Dave discusses the importance of inviting Jesus into our marriages, into our workplaces, into our homes, and into our entire lives.

Direct download: Homily012018_8-DeaconCarignan.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:18am EDT

New Year’s resolutions or transformation and New Life?

Direct download: Homily011319_08-DeaconMitchell.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:53pm EDT

In this homily from the 7 PM Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God Fr. Riccardo discusses the importance of an evening examination of conscience as a best practice for a spiritual life and leads the congregants in this practice.

Direct download: Homily123118_7.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:24pm EDT

Fr. Riccardo preached at all of the weekend masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel this past weekend. In this homily from the 5 PM Mass, Fr. John honors his parents, John and Thelma Riccardo, for their commitment to their faith and marriage and shares their sevens keys to having a thriving marriage and family life.

Direct download: Homily123018_5.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT



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