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To be an apprentice of Jesus means to order your life around three goals: Be with Jesus, Become like Jesus, and Do what Jesus did. Fr. Ryan Ford, the pastor of St. John and St. Joseph Parishes in Ishpeming, MI, brings you up-to-date with the content of his weekend homily, where he teaches the why and how of one of the practices of the way of Jesus. Fr. Ryan and the Parish staff also keep you in the loop with what's going on in the Parishes and how you can plug in as a member of the Ishpeming Catholic Parishes.

To be an apprentice of Jesus means to order your life around three goals: Be with Jesus, Become like Jesus, and Do what Jesus did. Fr. Ryan Ford, the pastor of St. John and St. Joseph Parishes in Ishpeming, MI, brings you up-to-date with the content of his weekend homily, where he teaches the why and how of one of the practices of the way of Jesus. Fr. Ryan and the Parish staff also keep you in the loop with what's going on in the Parishes and how you can plug in as a member of the Ishpeming Catholic Parishes.

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United States

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To be an apprentice of Jesus means to order your life around three goals: Be with Jesus, Become like Jesus, and Do what Jesus did. Fr. Ryan Ford, the pastor of St. John and St. Joseph Parishes in Ishpeming, MI, brings you up-to-date with the content of his weekend homily, where he teaches the why and how of one of the practices of the way of Jesus. Fr. Ryan and the Parish staff also keep you in the loop with what's going on in the Parishes and how you can plug in as a member of the Ishpeming Catholic Parishes.

Language:

English

Contact:

9064866212


Episodes

Easter 2021 Week 6

5/14/2021
Jesus commands us to love because love is not a feeling, but a choice. Love is in the will. We choose to love. In this Mother's Day episode, Father Ryan looks at St. Catherine of Sienna's life as an example of love poured out for the renewal of the Church.

Duration:00:14:14

Easter 2021 Week 5

5/2/2021
"Are you saved?" This should be a burning question for all of us, and this weekend's readings give us signs by which we can know whether we're walking on the path of salvation. Jesus is clear that we need to remain in him as our source of life. In this episode, Father Ryan explains how we can guard against becoming detached from Jesus, and how we can know if we are his true disciples.

Duration:00:10:45

Easter 2021 - Week 1

4/6/2021
Jesus' resurrection is the fulfillment of the Scriptures, and the affirmation of his unbreakable union with us forever. In this episode, Father Ryan breaks upon the Scriptures of Jesus as the new Adam and father of the new human race. In Jesus, we are empowered to put our sinfulness to death and walk now in newness of life.

Duration:00:15:17

The Meaning of Suffering Week 4

3/18/2021
The Gospel of God's love for the world sheds light on the meaning of suffering, for Christ so loved the world, he entered into our suffering and death, to fill it with his greater love and life in victorious resurrection. In this episode, Father Ryan reflects on how the Gospel story of salvation gives meaning and beauty to our personal stories as sharers in Christ's sufferings.

Duration:00:14:14

3.17.21 St. Patrick

3/17/2021
To celebrate St. Patrick, let's not only drink copious amounts of green beer. Let's learn from his inspiring example and imitate his generosity in God's service! In this episode, Father Ryan speaks of four lessons we can learn and apply to our life from St. Patrick's heroic life.

Duration:00:14:36

3.8.21 - John of God

3/8/2021
Today's saint is John of God, a Portuguese soldier who abandoned that life to care for the sick. The Scripture reading for today is the washing of Naaman the Syrian, which foreshadows Christ's spiritual work in the Sacraments of Baptism and Reconciliation.

Duration:00:19:59

The Meaning of Suffering Week 3

3/8/2021
Jesus not only suffered for us - he also opens his suffering to us so we can participate in it, and join him in his work of restoration through reconciling love. In this episode, Father Ryan explains how we can be sharers in the sufferings of Christ.

Duration:00:13:39

The Meaning of Suffering Week 2

3/3/2021
Jesus reveals the definitive meaning of suffering in his divine and crucified love. As the innocent lamb who offered his life as an act of love to the Father and to us, he filled the gap between us and God with perfect goodness. Jesus didn't deserve to suffer, but freely accepted it to show his divine love. We're called to share that mission as we receive his love and extend it to others.

Duration:00:15:47

The Meaning of Suffering Week 1

2/22/2021
Pope St. John Paul II's 1984 letter on the Christian meaning of human suffering is still a relevant message, especially after this year of suffering. In this episode, Father Ryan begins to look at the redemptive purposes of suffering, and the reasons for our Lenten fasting and self-denial.

Duration:00:13:58

Preaching the Gospel

2/11/2021
Jesus and St. Paul prioritize the healing of souls and casting out demons by preaching the Good News of the Father's love. The Gospel gives meaning and purpose and hope in a dark and hopeless world. In this episode, Father Ryan reflects on the Gospel message in the midst of this pandemic.

Duration:00:14:41

Harden not your hearts

1/31/2021
Jesus is the 'prophet like Moses' who teaches with his divine authority. His teaching has power to liberate us from the grip of evil, if we listen and respond with obedient faith and action. Jesus' power is available to us in the Sacraments, especially Confession. In this episode, Father Ryan explains how we can respond to the Lord and live in freedom.

Duration:00:12:30

Fishers of Men

1/27/2021
Jesus calls us to respond to his voice and not delay! Through his Word in Scripture and the needs of other people, God calls us to show our faith and love through our actions. In this episode, Father Ryan explores how we can do this, and how we can bring others to God as 'fishers of men.'

Duration:00:13:01

Lord, I Am Your Servant

1/19/2021
In this week's Gospel from John chapter 1, John gives us the image of staying with Jesus as one meaning of faith. Like Samuel, we're called to stay by Jesus' side, listening, asking questions, seeking his will, and responding as we see what he wants us to do. In this episode, Father Ryan explains how we're called to listen and serve the Lord.

Duration:01:08:53

Baptism of the Lord

1/10/2021
Jesus' baptism is his kingly anointing that begins his reign over God's kingdom. The Holy Spirit's mission is to bring Jesus' kingly reign to our hearts and set us free from captivity to our unruly passions and desires. In this episode, Father Ryan reflects on the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Duration:00:12:19

The Wisdom of Love

1/8/2021
Jesus embodies the love and wisdom of God for us, a wisdom and learning higher than worldly knowledge. In this episode, Father Ryan reflects on the Magi's journey of encounter with love and wisdom incarnate.

Duration:00:14:09

Be Prepared Week 4

12/3/2020
As we enter in Advent, the themes of darkness and light are symbolized by the Advent wreath. In a world of darkness, we are called to be the light of the world! As we wait for Christ's coming at Christmas and at the end of history, we are to stand out and shine with the glory of God. In this episode, Father Ryan discusses what kind of people we are to be as we wait.

Duration:00:14:14

Be Prepared Week 3

11/23/2020
Christ the King calls us to join in his rule as a good shepherd over our own realms of responsibility and areas of influence. Through the works of mercy, we can extend his kingdom over all the earth. In this episode, Father Ryan reflects on our roles as Christ's kingly subjects.

Duration:00:13:39

Be Prepared Weed 2

11/16/2020
Jesus tells the parable of the Talents to reveal to us what the 'final exam' of our life will be about and encourage us to make a good return for all we've been given. In this episode, Father Ryan explains how we can work hard and labor faithfully to bear good fruit for Jesus.

Duration:00:11:03

Be Prepared Week 1

11/10/2020
Jesus' parable of the wise and foolish virgins is a summons for us to be prepared for the most important day of our life, the day Jesus comes to bring us into his kingdom. Will we be prepared and ready? In this episode, Fr. Ryan discusses how we can always be vigilant in our relationship with God.

Duration:00:12:50

Jesus and Politics

10/18/2020
'Give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God,' Jesus says. In this episode, Father Ryan looks at this message that calls us to keep world politics in proper perspective and to labor in faith, hope, and love as believers in this world while making our pilgrimage to our true homeland of heaven.

Duration:00:12:16