52 Masses: A Journey to Experience Catholicism Across America – On this segment of Faith in Action, co-hosts Jim Ganley and Brigid Ayer are joined by their guest, author Daniel Markham who shares his journey in attending mass in 50 states and Puerto Rico and District of Columbia and wrote a book about it. He shares his journey and his takeaways from attending Mass. For more details or to get a copy of the book the website is https://52masses.com/
Rachel’s Vineyard Healing Retreat – Faith In Action co-hosts, Brigid Ayer and Gordon Smith talk with Bernadette Roy of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ Project Rachel – Post Abortion Healing Ministry. They discuss the upcoming Rachel’s Vineyard retreat, designed to help post abortive women heal from the emotional and spiritual wounds caused by the abortion. The retreat talks place in Indianapolis July 29-31 and details can be found at Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat- Indianapolis Weekend or by emailing [email protected], or calls can be directed to either Bernadette Roy 317-452-0054 or Maria Hernandez (for Spanish Speakers) 317-946-3813. All calls are confidential.
HOW TO CREATE A PARISH EVANGELIZATION TEAM – On this segment of Faith in Action, host Brigid Ayer goes on location to St. Elizabeth Seton to talk with her guests, Greg Fleckenstein, Evangelization Director, and Jen Weldon, Evangelization Team member about how to form a parish evangelization team. Click below to listen and for more information, the website is https://www.setoncarmel.org/
Holiday Grief & St. Dymphna’s Playbook- A Catholic Guide to Finding Mental & Emotional Well-Being – On this segment of Faith in Action, co-hosts Jim Ganley and Brigid Ayer are joined by Tommy Tighe, marriage & family therapist, and author of “St. Dymphna’s Playbook-A Catholic Guide to Finding Mental and Emotional Well-Being.” Tithe offers tips for managing grief during the holidays and how faith communities can help support those struggling. For details see www.catholichipster.com
“Jesus, the Master Psychologist” by Dr. Ray Guarendi – Faith In Action co-hosts, Jim Ganley and Brigid Ayer talk with their guest, Dr. Ray Guarendi, leading Catholic Psychologist, family counselor, and radio host of “The Doctor is In”, about his new book, Jesus, the Master Psychologist, and how to deal with everyday issues. To connect with Dr. Ray, you can find him at www.drray.com
Joy or sadness? Which do you want more of in your life? Honestly, you have a great deal of influence over the result of the answer to that question. If you’re interested in this, read on.
I’ve been a fan of Presentation Ministries for many years. A friend of mine introduced me to their Bible telephone line in 1993. The lay ministry was founded by Father Al Lauer who died of cancer in 2005. Fr. Al was a typical priest, but at some point before I met him, he had a conversion that changed him dramatically. After his encounter of the Holy Spirit, he REALLY started living out his calling to the priesthood. The ministry branched out into radio, printed material, video, and digital media. One of my favorite spiritual “go-to’s” has been the One Bread, One Body booklet published by Presentation Ministries, and written mostly by Father Al, that offers a reflection on the daily readings. Today’s reflection really stuck out to me, and the full teaching (which I cut and pasted) is posted below.Continue reading
Lunchtime Podcast Sampler On Catholic Radio Indy – Our guest, Kent Blandford, program manager at Catholic Radio Indy, talks with Faith In Action host, Brigid Ayer about a new show on Catholic Radio Indy hosted by Kent called “Lunchtime Podcast Sampler”. Kent and Brigid preview the show and what listeners can expect. The show is slotted to begin airing in March 2021. To listen to any of Catholic Radio Indy’s locally produced shows, they may be found under “podcast” on the home page of the Catholic Radio Indy website which is www.catholicradioindy.org
“THE HEART OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION” – FORMER LUTHERAN, NOW CATHOLIC PRIEST, FATHER GUY ROBERTS, PASTOR OF JOAN OF ARC PARISH, INDIANAPOLIS TALKS WITH FAITH IN ACTION CO-HOSTS, BRIGID AYER AND JIM GANLEY, ABOUT HOW TO FOSTER THE NEW EVANGELIZATION AT THE PARISH USING A MANUAL HE’S WRITTEN. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO GET A COPY OF THE MANUAL THE WEBSITE IS https://www.sjoa.org/
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