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Stories with Deb

Deb is a long time team leader, regional missionary, and now local Director of Evangelization teams with Saint Paul Street Evangelization. In this interview she shares with us how she got involved with SPSE, her wisdom about evangelization, as well as her favorite stories since evangelizing on the street and in her life. This is a great podcast for anyone looking to be inspired and wants to learn how to practically evangelize in the modern world.


New Team on the Block

In this episode we interview Nick Labanca who is a new team leader from the Diocese of Joliet. We talk about his experience becoming a new team leader with Saint Paul Street Evangelization as well as stories from his very first outing at at a festival where he gave away over 50 miraculous medals and 100 rosaries. Find a team in your area: Start a team in your area: Sign up for our retreat:...


Let's talk about Death

In this Episode we interview Randy Grasso who is a long time evangelist, missionary and trainer with Saint Paul Street Evangelization. We discuss Mort (a non-human skull) he places on his table which enables him to share the Gospel using the Four Last Things. For anyone who is looking to talk about the last judgment in a non-judgmental way this is the episode for you!


Fr. Ben- Called to Communion Retreat

In this episode we interview Fr. Ben Luedtke who will be our retreat master for our Called to Communion retreat June 22-24. Fr. Ben studied at The Angelicum in Rome, was Ordained by Pope John Paul II in 1982, has worked in Italy, Brazil, Canada and the United States. He gives the Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola, 30 day, 8 day, 3 day as well as days of recollection. This retreat is open to everyone and will remain open until full! You can register on our website at ...


Catholic Apologetics-Part 2

In this episode we continue our conversation with evangelist Bob Wilson and we discuss how to answer common questions one may face on the street. Specifically we go over science and religion, the pope, how to get the heaven, and why non-Catholics can't receive communion.


Catholic Apologetics-Part 1

In this episode we interview Bob Wilson who is a long time Evangelist and trainer in Detroit. We discuss common questions he has experience answering on the street. This is a fun episode where we even role play what a potential encounters. Questions we discuss in part one of this series are "Why did Jesus have to die on the cross?", "What if I am spiritual but not religious?", Why do I have to go to Church on Sunday's?", and lastly "Can I really change God's mind by praying?"


Evangelizing Generation Z

This episode we interview Aaron Hostetter who is a youth minister and area coordinator for Lifeteen. He speaks to us about the recent Barna Group report on generation z and how that is impacting the way he evangelizes in his ministry. Although the report follows generation z we discover in conversation that many of the findings are true across all generations. We discuss practical ways to present the gospel to our youth as well as everyone in our culture today.


Evangelization Mistakes

In this episode we interview long time evangelist and teacher Anne Harman. She opens up about the mistakes she has made during her time evangelizing and what the Lord has taught her through her mistakes. Retreat Information: All are are invited to our 2nd annual retreat for evangelists June 22-24! The theme this year is “Called to Communion” where we will offer an opportunity to grow in communion with our Lord and one another. We will offer time for prayer, formation, fellowship, and...


Holy Spirit Evangelization

This episode we interveiw Maisa Haddad about the role of the Holy Spirit in Evangelization. Maisa is a regional missionary and trainer with Saint Paul Evangelization. She also has her masters degree in systematic theology from Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit. This episode is packed with great theology and practical stories surely to help anyone who wants to learn more about how to listen and follow the prompting of the Holy Spirit in their everyday life.


Evangelization Club

This episode we interview Deacon Patrick May who is the president of the Evangelization Club at Mount Saint Mary's Seminary. We talk specifically about the evangelization club missions on college campus's where a large group of seminarians flood a college campus for a week and talk with students about where they are in their faith and extend to them an invitation to consider Jesus and the Catholic Church. An episode packed full of great stories and practical tips for evangelization good...


SPSE-What is our Why

This episode Brian and Beth interview Steve Dawson, the founder of Saint Paul Street Evangelization, and Mark Hornbacher the Associate Director of Operations and Theology Chair. We discuss what is Saint Paul Street Evangelization, why it exist, and where it will be going in the near future.