What does "Raiders of the Lost Ark" have to do with the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Well, when you realize that Mary IS the Ark of the Covenant, the parallels will start to come clear! Listen, and let God release his power through our Blessed Mother Mary. —Padre Jay
We are stewards of all the gifts God has given us—Creation, our souls, the Eucharist... Kind of like babysitters, we're entrusted to care for them until the Master's return. So, in the spirit of a good, modern day babysitter, I share my rendition of the "Baby Shark" song... —Padre Jay
John Denver got it right... when you're in the "Wild & Wonderful" mountains of West Virginia, you get the sense that it truly is "Almost Heaven." In this homily upon my return to Saints John & Paul from our mission trip into the poverty of that Appalachian community, I try to bring home the fact that prayer is our lifeline out of tragic circumstances to Heaven, and to the One who created us to be loved. —Padre Jay
Homily given at Our Lady of Peace in Conway about the Good Samaritan. This is a parable a lot of people have heard many times, but sometimes it can be difficult to actually live it out. We settle into a type of Christianity where we no longer look to open our arms to people who are suffering, rather than living how Jesus wants us to live today. —Padre Jay
Padre Jay sits down with Bobby Aloe, long-time staff member of Good Samaritan Parish in Ambridge (part of the Great Grouping), and proprietor of Frank's Pizza—also in Ambridge. They talk about pizza, the parish and the Faith, the 24th annual Good Samaritan Parish Festival, and more! Dig in for some good listenin' and good eatin'!
In this homily, I'm sharing my excitement about our mission trip to Costa Rica, and thanking and inviting our parish to share in what we did. Our teen missionaries are present too, putting some of the Spanish I taught them to good use! Pray for us, for those in need, and for young people everywhere! —Padre Jay
In this snippet from Padre Jay's interview with Matt, one of the nearly two dozen teen missionaries from Saints John & Paul, Pittsburgh, they battle with the wind to talk about hockey, coffee, square bananas, and shoes.
On the Soles4Souls mission trip to Costa Rica, Padre Jay interviews Matt, one of the nearly two dozen teen missionaries from Saints John & Paul, Pittsburgh, about what it was like to give and receive to the people there, while acting as the hands and feet of Christ.
At Saints Peter & Paul, this outdoor Mass was said at night in the jungle of Costa Rica with our team of high school Soles4Souls missionaries from Saints John & Paul, Pittsburgh. The homily speaks to Catholic victory over death and tragedy. —Padre Jay
Jesus Christ present in the Eucharist is so real, so personal... I hope that this homily revs you up as it revs me up to challenge ourselves, to ask for that faith in the Eucharist, to process out of Mass with the Eucharist, to speak to our friends & family about Jesus being present in the Eucharist, and especially those Catholics who have fallen away from the Church... Because when Jesus speaks, realities can change. —Padre Jay
Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Fr. Jay Donahue, founder of "Renew The I Do", as they discuss how couples, parishes, and communities can help build stronger marriages.
ORIGINAL AIR DATE: APRIL 2018