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Annunciation Parish: In real life

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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.

26 may

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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.

19 may

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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.

12 may

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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.

5 may

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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.

28 abr

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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.

21 abr

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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.

24 mar

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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.

17 mar

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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.

10 mar

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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!

24 feb

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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.

17 feb

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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.

10 feb

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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.

3 feb

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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.

27 ene

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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.

20 ene

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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/).

13 ene

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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.

dic 2020

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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.

dic 2020

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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.

dic 2020

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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.

dic 2020

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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 2020

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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 2020

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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 2020

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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.

nov 2020

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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 2020

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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 2020

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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 2020

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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.

oct 2020

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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).

sept 2020

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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).

sept 2020

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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.)

sept 2020

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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.)

sept 2020

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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.

sept 2020

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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.

ago 2020

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Fr. Alex talks about the series "The Chosen" and Joe Paul gives us a discipleship challenge for the month of August.

ago 2020

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Parishioners Anna and Julie talk liturgical living for August and Deacon John gives us a moment of meditation.

ago 2020

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Welcome to "In real life": the weekly podcast of Annunciation Parish.

jul 2020

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