ECHo- Embracing Catholics Back into the Church – OUR GUESTS FATHER JOHN MCCASLIN, PASTOR AND DCN. BOB BEYKE OF ST. MONICA CATHOLIC PARISH ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF INDIANAPOLIS TALK WITH FAITH IN ACTION CO-HOSTS BRIGID AYER AND JIM GANLEY, ABOUT A NEW PROGRAM CALLED “ECHo”- A MINISTRY AIMED AT WELCOMING CATHOLICS BACK HOME TO THE FAITH. FOR DETAILS THE WEBPAGE IS WWW.STMONICAINDY.ORG
“As I began to address them the Holy Spirit came upon them.” —Acts 11:15
Gentiles, that is, non-Jews, were excluded from the company of Jews. However, the Holy Spirit made it crystal-clear to Peter that he was to enter Cornelius’ house (Acts 11:5ff; 11:12).
The Spirit hadn’t yet instructed Peter what to say to the assembled Gentiles. So Peter “proceeded to address them” with a standard witness to the risen Lord (Acts 10:34ff). Then Peter brought up the subject of sin (Acts 10:43). Based on his previous preaching in Acts, it’s quite possible that Peter’s next words would have involved accountability for sin and the need for deep repentance. Theologically this makes good sense, but the Holy Spirit had a different subject in mind, for the Spirit took over from Peter. “Peter had not finished these words” about forgiveness of sins “when the Holy Spirit descended upon all who were listening to Peter’s message” (Acts 10:44). Although Peter’s Jewish Christian companions were surprised at this turn of events (Acts 10:45), Peter followed “the Spirit’s lead” perfectly (Gal 5:25). Rather than trying to take the floor back from the Holy Spirit and finish his sermon, Peter “gave orders that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ” (Acts 10:48).
Let us hear the voice of Jesus (Jn 10:16) and thereby learn the voice of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit knows exactly what is the right word at the right time (see e.g. 1 Cor 2:10ff). Like Peter, let us “live by the Spirit” and “follow the Spirit’s lead” (Gal 5:25).
OUR GUESTS ARE CATHOLIC DADS STEVEN FARMER, PARISHIONER AT ST. MARIA GORETTI IN WESTFIELD, AND MICHAEL O’ROURKE, PARISHIONER AT HOLY ROSARY IN INDIANAPOLIS JOIN CATHOLIC RADIO INDY FAITH IN ACTION CO-HOSTS BRIGID AYER AND JIM GANLEY TO TALK ABOUT WAYS TO FIND SANITY & SURVIVE THE COVID-19 QUARANTINE, WORK AT HOME AND E-LEARNING. STEVE FARMER IS A REALTOR WITH WWW.REALESTATEFORLIFE.ORG AND MICHAEL O’ROURKE LEADS A MINISTRY CALLED WWW.STRONGCATHOLICDAD.COM
Uniting in Heart: 2030 Pastoral Plan Deacon Mike Mescall, Director of Technology, Communications and Planning of the Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana talks with Faith In Action Co-Hosts, Brigid Ayer and Jim Ganley about the new pastoral plan called Uniting in Heart: 2030 Pastoral Plan. Dcn. Mescall shares how it’s designed to assist discipleship efforts, laity, clergy and the general Catholic community for the next decade. For details of the plan the webpage is https://dol-in.org/uniting-in-heart
James Dickey, Author, of the book, “It’s All True-A Sinner’s Journey to the Truth” talks with Catholic Radio Indy Faith In Action co-hosts, Kent Blandford and Brigid Ayer about his conversion and many miracles along his journey of faith. To get get a copy of the book, the webpage is www.store.bookbaby.com/its-all-true
CARMEL—The Cross and the Light (TCTL) creator, Kelly Nieto, shared her conversion story and her call to share the good news through a modern, high-tech production of Christ’s passion, resurrection and descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Nieto’s presentation at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Jan. 19, drew a large group of parishioners and others who came to hear her witness.
The Cross and Light is an international, critically acclaimed musical and multi-sensory video experience of Christ’s Passion, Resurrection and the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. The production is an authentic biblical proclamation of the greatest love story of all time which is based in the Archdiocese of Detroit, but has spanned out to as far as Australia. The Gospel extravaganza production comes to Carmel High School on March 10-12, 2017. The performance is being sponsored by eleven parishes in the Carmel deanery.