EPISODE #123
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: CALL TO HOLINESS – SR. IDA PETERFY

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes two special guests to the program today, Sr. Joanna Strauss and Sr. Martha Munoz. These two special friends were guests on one of Deacon Steve’s earliest radio programs (as recorded during modest, in-home sessions), shortly before his broadcast ventured over to Christ Cathedral’s ‘Tower of Hope’ studio. Our guests will be talking about the life of Sr. Ida Peterfy, who founded their order several years ago.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/26/17

EPISODE #122
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE IMPORTANCE OF DISCERNMENT

On today’s episode, Deacon Steve Greco welcomes Fr. Felix Just back to the studio. Fr. Felix is, among other things, a renowned biblical scholar. Today’s conversation generated quite a lively exchange between Deacon Steve and Fr. Felix. It is an area that each are passionate about (and we should be also!)

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/19/17

EPISODE #121
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: HOLLYWOOD BELOVED

Today’s episode of ‘Empowered’ is truly one for the books. Deacon Steve welcomes several folks to the studio, including his special guest, Fr. Ethan Southard. Together they discuss an event called “Hollywood Beloved,” which is taking place on Saturday, November 18th in Hollywood. This faith-filled event will include a Mass, music, and a Eucharistic Procession through the streets. See lives impacted in remarkable ways. For more details, visit: hollywoodbeloved.com

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/12/17

EPISODE #120
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: HEAVEN, HELL & PURGATORY

On today’s much anticipated episode, Deacon Steve Greco welcomes Fr. Felix Just back to the studio. Fr. Felix is, among other things, a renowned biblical scholar. We have no doubt that today’s topic is sure to bring about a great deal of discussion.. the teaching of the Catholic Church in regards to heaven, hell and purgatory.

Listen in, and encourage others to do the same!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/05/17

EPISODE #119
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: HOW TO HAVE FAITH AMIDST A TRIAL

On today’s episode, Deacon Steve Greco is joined by two gentlemen who are typically behind-the-scenes support members of this radio broadcast.

Both Jim Governale and Michael Aimola join Deacon Steve in a frank discussion on how one must lean on the Lord amidst the times of trial in our lives. We all have them.. it’s not a matter of “if,” but “when,” they will come..

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/15/17

EPISODE #118
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: SHARING THE GOOD NEWS

On today’s episode, Deacon Steve Greco is joined by good friend and dynamic Catholic apologist, Don Johnson. Don has his own show that airs nationwide on Relevant Radio, and it’s called “Trending With Don & Timmerie.” You can find those podcasts right here on this page.

You’ll enjoy this lively discussion between Deacon Steve and Don!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/08/17

EPISODE #117
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE CALL TO CURSILLO

On today’s episode, Deacon Steve Greco is joined by a dynamic couple – Gary and Lisa Gordon. Listen for just a few minutes and you’ll catch the energy and spirit they exude as they talk about a unique spiritual experience called cursillo.

What exactly is cursillo and what’s it all about? Tune in and find out!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/01/17

EPISODE #116
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: MEN AND SPIRITUALITY

Deacon Steve sits down today with two gentlemen who are ‘constants’ in the radio studio, even though they rarely turn their microphones on. Producer Mike Aimola and audio engineer Jim Governale are key players behind the scenes in getting this program on-the-air each week. Today, Deacon Steve puts them both on the ‘hot seat,’ in this discussion on men and spirituality.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/24/17

EPISODE #115
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: FAITH THROUGH YOUR VOCATION

Deacon Steve Greco welcomes another amazing guest to the weekly broadcast. Today, you’ll meet Elizabeth Orneles, who will share her story of how the Lord has used her unique gifts to glorify Him in her profession.

She shares many personal, first-hand stories on this podcast that will bless you abundantly!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/17/17

EPISODE #114
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: VICTORY OVER TRIALS

Today, Deacon Steve Greco welcomes guest Kathy Terrio to the program. Kathy shares her heartfelt story of claiming victory over life’s trials. You can’t help but be inspired by Kathy’s powerful story and testimony.

Listen and you’ll be blessed.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/10/17

EPISODE #113
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: DEFEATING LUNG CANCER

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes his daughter Laura. She shares her amazing journey of “faith, hope and love” in dealing with a surprise diagnosis of lung cancer. This is a powerful conversation between a father and daughter. If you or someone you know is impacted by cancer, please listen and encourage others to do the same!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/03/17

EPISODE #112
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: EXPECT AND EXPERIENCE MIRACLES

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes back two special guests and members of Spirit-Filled Hearts Ministry, Mary Anne Greco and Katie Hughes. Today’s discussion is all about the popular brand-new book by Deacon Steve, “Expect and Experience Miracles.”

Get your copy today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/27/17

EPISODE #111
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: FORGIVENESS

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes two special guests to the program today, Mary Anne Greco and Katie Hughes. Today’s discussion is all about embracing forgiveness. Have you forgiven yourself? Have you forgiven others? Deacon Steve shares some empowering insights from scripture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/20/17

EPISODE #110
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: YOUTH MINISTRY

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes another terrific guest to the program today, James Governale. He is a youth minister at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Turlock, CA. James is a young man who radiates a fine example of ‘walking in faith’ to youth and to his peers, in addition to his own dad (Jim) who is the producer of this very radio program. Today’s episode is all about reaching out to our youth in the church today.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/13/17

EPISODE #109
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: BUILDING A YOUNG ADULT CATHOLIC COMMUNITY

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes special guest, Joseph Cinemato to the program. Joseph has quite a varied background as a professional photographer, film maker and journalist, among other things. But we’re going to focus today on his role as a young adult leader here in Orange County.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/06/17

EPISODE #108
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: CONVINCED

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes Don Johnson as his special guest today. As a Catholic convert and former protestant pastor, Don has quite an interesting background. You also might recognize his name from his locally-produced radio show, “Trending with Don and Timmerie.” Listen in for a lively discussion!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/30/17

EPISODE #107
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: “OBRIA”

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes Kathleen Eaton-Bravo back to the studio, for the 2nd consecutive week. On today’s conversation, Kathleen will talk about the OBRIA clinics that she founded (formerly known as Birth Choice). In addition, she will share about the advancement of new medical technology that, if used properly, will be on the ‘front lines’ of helping moms and babies. This is a timely and important discussion today. Bless you for listening..

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/23/17

EPISODE #106
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT IN 2017

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes another longtime friend and pro-life advocate to the studio, Kathleen Eaton-Bravo. Today’s passionate discussion will take a close look at all things “pro-life;” and, to see where the movement stands in 2017.

All of us are called to take a stand and support life from the WOMB to the TOMB.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/16/17

EPISODE #105
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: WHEN WOMEN PRAY

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes dear friend, Kathleen Beckman, back in to the studio. Kathleen is an accomplished author and highly sought-after speaker. They’ll be discussing, among other things, Kathleen’s latest book endeavor, “When Women Pray.” Listen in, and be INSPIRED!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/09/17

EPISODE #104
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF COMMUNITIES ON CHRIST CATHEDRAL CAMPUS

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes Sr. Kit Gray to the studio. Sr. Kit brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her very unique role on the campus of Christ Cathedral. Listen as she and Deacon Steve engage in discussion on the concept of building ‘a community of communities..’

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 7/02/17

EPISODE #103
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: YOUNG ADULTS ON FIRE

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes back Mike Manhardt and A-Lob (aka Andrew Laubacher), for the 2nd consecutive week. Today they’ll continue in the vein of all things related to successful youth ministry. After all, our youth are the future of our beloved Catholic Church! A-Lob will also share MORE of his amazing music with us..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/25/17

EPISODE #102
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: FIRE OF YOUR LOVE

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes Mike Manhardt and A-Lob (aka Andrew Laubacher) to the studio, for the first of two dynamic programs. Mike is back for his second visit, and he’ll share about a ministry he formed called F.A.M.I.L.Y. which stands for “forget about me, I love you.” His work with the homeless will inspire you. A-Lob is an up-and-coming music and worship youth leader in the Catholic church. He will also share his music with us on this podcast. Listen in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/18/17

EPISODE #101
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE BLESSINGS OF ST. JOSEPH

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes Fr. Scott Borgman back to the studio. Fr. Scott and Deacon Steve will be discussing in-depth the life of St. Joseph. We don’t hear a lot about this amazing saint and Godly man from the scriptures, but there is much to glean from his tremendous example to us.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/11/17

EPISODE #100
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: FULLNESS OF GRACE (PENTECOST)

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes today’s very special guest, Fr. Quan Tran. Fr. Quan has quite an interesting background. For one thing, he had a later vocation to the priesthood, having been an attorney before entering the seminary. Today’s program shines the spotlight on the Holy Spirit and on our celebration of Pentecost, the birth of the Catholic Church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/04/17

EPISODE #99
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: OUTREACH MINISTRIES

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes a wonderful married couple to the studio, Monica and Patrick Bartolic. Patrick is on his way to becoming a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Orange. They also discuss their story of how they met and came into relationship together, overcoming a variety of obstacles. Be inspired by their story of service to others!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/28/17

EPISODE #98
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: ST. MICHAEL’S ABBEY

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes a new friend to the studio, Shane Giblin. Shane is the Chief Advancement Officer for St. Michael’s Abbey. On today’s program, we’ll discuss the many fascinating aspects of St. Michael’s Abbey, located in Silverado, CA. If you’ve never had the opportunity to visit there before, you will want to make plans to do so!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/21/17

EPISODE #97
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHINGS

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes Deacon Frank Chavez to the studio, in addition to his wife Mary Anne Greco. Deacon Frank is in charge of the Deaconate Program for the Diocese of Orange. Today’s emphasis is on the beauty of Catholic social teaching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 5/14/17

EPISODE #96
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: TRANSFORMATION THROUGH PILGRIMAGES

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he and the Spirit-Filled Hearts team discuss how pilgrimages can be transforming and absolutely life-changing. Deacon Steve poses the question today: why should YOU go on a pilgrimage? The answer may surprise you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally aired on May 7, 2017

EPISODE #95
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: CONQUERING FEAR

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he discusses a very important topic today.. “Conquering fear.” Fear is truly the number one enemy that troubles most of us. Still, Deacon Steve says, what is it that we have to fear when we have JESUS? His special guests on the show include Michael Aimola and Jim Governale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally aired on April 30, 2017

EPISODE #94
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: FORGIVENESS WITH FAMILY

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes two honored guests to the studio, Lourdes Morales and Michael Aimola. Lourdes heads up the Spanish ministry at Spirit-Filled Hearts by using her gifts for counseling and spiritual direction. Michael is VP of Spirit-Filled Hearts and also producer of the radio program. Join us for a GREAT show today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally aired on April 23, 2017

EPISODE #93
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: JOY OF EASTER

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes today’s very special guest, Fr. Scott Borgman, to talk about all things EASTER! Our discussion will center in on how we can truly experience the joy and meaning of the Risen Christ in our everyday lives. We all have the great hope for the final resurrection and eternity with God!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally aired on April 16, 2017

EPISODE #92
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: LIVING AN INTEGRATED CATHOLIC LIFE

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes a very special guest to the studio, Fr. Augustine Puchner. Fr. Augustine is a Norbertine priest, and he is pastor at St. John the Baptist Church in Costa Mesa, CA. They discuss among other things the Norbertine order, and aspects of truly living an integrated Catholic life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally aired on April 9, 2017

EPISODE #91
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: EVERY DAY HEALING POWER

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks to co-partner in the Spirit-Filled Hearts ministry, Katie Hughes. Among other things, they speak about their amazing recent ministry opportunities that they shared in the Philippines. Deacon Steve is going to cover a variety of ways we can receive Jesus’ gifts of grace in our lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 4/02/17

EPISODE #90
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE FRUIT OF GENEROSITY

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks to Hank Evers on today’s fast-paced program. Hank works for the Diocese of Orange as Director of Development and Communications for the Orange Catholic Foundation. Among the topics discussed today will be an amazing event taking place in May that you need to be aware of! It’s the Conference on Business and Ethics featuring, among others, actress Patricia Heaton and legendary baseball announcer, Vin Scully!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/26/17

EPISODE #89
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: HOPE IN CHRIST

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes the brand new Auxiliary Bishop in Orange County, Bishop Timothy Freyer, in addition to Mary Anne Greco. Today’s episode is really a great ‘getting to know you’ session with our new bishop. We get into his background and calling, and cover a multitude of different areas of ministry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/19/17

EPISODE #88
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: OUR LENTEN JOURNEY

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes two of the ‘core team’ of the Spirit-Filled Hearts ministry, Mary Anne Greco and Michael Aimola. Today’s timely topic is about Lent. Why is this season so important in our faith journey? And, why is Baptism such an important element of Lent? Deacon Steve dives into these questions and a lot more in today’s show. Listen in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/12/17

EPISODE #87
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: WINNING THE BATTLE

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes the ‘core team’ of the Spirit-Filled Hearts ministry, Mary Anne Greco and Katie Hughes. What is the ‘battle’ that you find yourself dealing with? Today’s topic delves into a reality that we all dealing with day to day, in winning the battles against the enemy in our everyday lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/5/17

EPISODE #86
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHINGS

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he welcomes Deacon Frank Chavez to the studio, in addition to his wife Mary Anne Greco. Deacon Frank is in charge of the Deaconate Program for the Diocese of Orange. Today’s emphasis is on the beauty of Catholic social teaching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/26/17

EPISODE #85
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: STARTING A MINISTRY

Join Deacon Steve Greco along with the Spirit-Filled Hearts team, including his wife Mary Ann Greco, evangelist Katie Hughes, and producer Michael Aimola. Are we really listening to God in our daily lives? Let’s all take a good look in the mirror and ask that question of ourselves. Listen in!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 2/19/17

EPISODE #84
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: CATHOLIC APOLOGIST

Join Deacon Steve Greco and this week’s guest, Rick Howick, the host and featured speaker for the weekly OC Catholic Radio broadcast. It can be heard locally on Immaculate Heart Radio. Rick is quite the scholar in a variety of areas, most notably when it comes to early church history, our church fathers and apologetics. Give us a listen… you will be GLAD you did!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 02/12/17

EPISODE #83
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

Join Deacon Steve Greco and this week’s guest, Cecilia Phan, who works for the Diocese of Orange as Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry Programs. There are so many wonderful opportunities available for our young adults in the church today. Listen in and learn all about it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 02/05/17

EPISODE #82
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: LUNG CANCER ADVOCACY

Join Deacon Steve Greco and his very special guests, daughter Laura and son-in-law Tillman Nechtman. Laura and Tillman share their amazing journey of “faith, hope and love” in dealing with a surprise diagnosis of lung cancer. If you or someone you know is impacted by cancer, please listen and encourage others to do the same!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 01/29/17

EPISODE #81
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: PASTORAL CARE FOR TODAY

Join Deacon Steve Greco and his guests, Michael Donaldson and Greg Walgenbach, as they discuss the topic of pastoral care for families. These two gentlemen work for the Diocese of Orange in some key positions. Today’s conversation is good food for thought when it comes to stretching our faith walk. Prepare to be challenged. Listen in and find out for yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 01/22/17

EPISODE #80
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: ASSISTING THE POOR IN HOUSING

Join Deacon Steve Greco and his guests, Tristen Seagondollar and Michael Aimola, as they discuss the topic of helping the poor and homeless. Tristen talks about her involvement in Habitat for Humanity, and the work she does with this tremendous organization. Along those lines, Michael talks about his firsthand work with a number of ministries that labor on behalf of the homeless in our community.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 01/15/17

EPISODE #79
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: LOVING UNCONDITIONALLY

Join Deacon Steve Greco and his guest, Mike Manhardt, as they discuss the topic of “loving unconditionally.” Mike was a guest on an earlier edition of EBTS, and he made such an impact on Deacon Steve, we had to bring him back. A former self-proclaimed ‘Jersey boy,’ Mike is a lay Catholic whose life is focused like a laser on evangelizing all those who come into his path. The bottom line: what does it mean to love unconditionally?

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 01/08/17

EPISODE #78
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS

Join Deacon Steve Greco and his guest, the Diocese of Orange’s very own Bishop Kevin Vann, for a colorful discussion on ‘all-things-Christmas.’ Bishop Vann talks about Christmas traditions in the Church, and about his childhood growing up in Springfield, Illinois. This is a wonderful, heartfelt conversation!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 01/01/17

EPISODE #77
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS

Join Deacon Steve Greco and his guest, well- known author, professor and television personality, Fr. Robert Spitzer. On today’s enlightening broadcast, they discuss several aspects of Catholic apologetics. Fr. Spitzer also has immense knowledge regarding all matters pertaining to the Shroud of Turin. You will be spellbound to hear details on the Shroud that you very likely haven’t heard before!

 

Originally broadcast on 12/18/16

 

EPISODE #76
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: COUPLES FOR CHRIST

Join Deacon Steve Greco and his guests Rod and Maria Villanueva, as they discuss the many aspects of a Catholic marriage. What does it take to be married and be holy? Along those lines, they also speak about a wonderful ministry called “Couples for Christ.” This is must-listen material for all married (and non-married) folk alike! Rod and Maria are one dynamic couple.. listen in and you’ll agree!

 

Originally broadcast on 12/11/16

 

EPISODE #75
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: YOUNG ADULTS IN THE CHURCH TODAY

Join Deacon Steve Greco and his guests Fr. Ethan Southard and Katie Hughes, as they talk on the topic of young adults in the church today. Fr. Ethan is a newly-ordained priest (June of 2016) from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. His parish is Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Santa Clarita, CA. Deacon Steve, Fr. Ethan and Katie talk about how young adults can be inspired to be more involved in the church today.

Originally broadcast on 12/04/16

EPISODE #74
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: EVANGELIZATION TODAY

Join Deacon Steve Greco and his guests Fr. Ethan Southard and Katie Hughes, as they talk on the topic of “Evangelization Today!” Fr. Ethan is a newly-ordained priest (June of 2016) from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. His parish is Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Santa Clarita, CA. Deacon Steve, Fr. Ethan and Katie discuss how God has called ALL of us to evangelize!

 

 

 

Originally Broadcast November 26, 2016.

EPISODE #73
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION IN HOLLYWOOD

Join Deacon Steve Greco and his guests Spencer Lewerenz, Mike Manhardt and Katie Hughes, as they talk about a life-changing event called “The Beloved Blvd Hollywood Eucharistic Procession” on December 3rd, 2016. Spencer is a seminarian in the Diocese of Los Angeles and a former Hollywood ‘insider,’ Katie plays a special role in the Spirit Filled Hearts ministry, and Mike Manhardt is involved in such efforts as Mercy to the Marginalized, The Mercy in Motion Movement, and the 2016 Mercy Challenge, among many others. We’ve got a power-packed show for you today!

 

 

Originally Broadcast November 19, 2016.

EPISODE #72
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: OVERCOMING DEPRESSION

Join Deacon Steve Greco and his guests Milton Aldana and Michael Aimola, as they discuss the topic of depression and how to overcome it. You will glean so much as they share their unique stories in a very personal, powerful way.

 

Originally Broadcast November 12, 2016.

EPISODE #71
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: RETURNING HOME

Join Deacon Steve Greco and his guest Keith Major as they talk about his amazing faith journey, which had lead him all over the world. He also operates a non-profit ministry called “Major Change.” Join us for this fascinating discussion!

 

Originally broadcast on 11/6/16

 

EPISODE #70
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: FORGIVENESS

Join Deacon Steve Greco and his guests Mary Anne Greco and Katie Hughes as they talk about the power of forgiveness. In order to truly live a Christian life and emulate Jesus, we must learn how to forgive. This is a powerful discussion you will surely gain from. Listen in!

 

Originally broadcast on 10/30/16

 

EPISODE #69
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: ABUNDANT LIFE

Join Deacon Steve Greco and his guests Joe and Ellen Burke as they talk about truly living the ‘abundant life.’ Ellen and Joe are southern California transplants and are quite the dynamic married couple. They live in Orange County, CA, with their 3 young children.

 

Originally broadcast on 10/23/16

 

EPISODE #68
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: BEING CALLED TO EVANGELIZE

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he comes to you from the SCRC Conference at the Anaheim Convention Center. His guests for this podcast are author, speaker and recording artist Renee Bondi and Mary Anne Greco. Today’s lively discussion involves how we’re ALL called to evangelize.

 

Originally broadcast on 10/16/16

EPISODE #67
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE POWER OF PRAYER

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he comes to you from the SCRC Conference at the Anaheim Convention Center. This is the first of two programs he recorded with very special guest, author, speaker and recording artist Renee Bondi. Deacon Steve’s wife, Mary Anne Greco, also joins in the discussion. Tune in and tell a friend!

 

Originally broadcast on 10/09/16

 

EPISODE #66
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: HAWAII CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL SERVICES (HCCRS)

Join Deacon Steve Greco as he comes to you from the SCRC Conference at the Anaheim Convention Center. His two guests include some very special friends in ministry, Dominic Olaso and Patricia Nevada. They have a thriving Catholic ministry in Hawaii! Listen, hear their testimonies, and find out all about it.

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/02/16

 

EPISODE #52
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: Our Parish Pastor: Fr. Kerry Beaulieu, Pastor, Our Lady Queen of Angels Church

Join Deacon Steve Greco and his guest Fr. Kerry Beaulieu, the pastor of Our  Lady Queen of Angels parish in Newport Beach, as they discuss the role of a parish priest today and the importance of the laity in the parish community.

Originally broadcast June 25, 2016.

EPISODE #51
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: RELEASE THE FIRE

Join Deacon Steve Greco with his guest Fr. Bill Adams a Redemptorist priest as they talk further on the Holy Spirit and how having God in your life doesn’t take things away but focuses us on God’s purpose for our lives.

Originally broadcast June 18, 2016

EPISODE #50
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: ALIVE WITH THE SPIRIT

Join Deacon Steve Greco and his guest Fr. Bill Adams a Redemptorist priest as they discuss the Holy Spirit in your life. Fr. Bill shares his story about the impact that family has on your spiritual upbringing and being open to the call of the Lord in your life.

Originally broadcast June 11, 2016

EPISODE #49
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: PRAISING GOD WITH YOUNG ADULTS

Join Deacon Steve and his guests, praise and worship leaders Jeff Acton and Bryan Guardado. Hear how Christian music has impacted each of their lives and drawn them closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and put them in a position to impact other young adults. Each of them shares an original song with our listening audience.

Originally broadcast June 4, 2016

EPISODE #48
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: CHRIST RENEWS HIS PARISH

Join Deacon Steve and his guests Deacon Tony and Mary Patronite as they discuss Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) a personal and parish spiritual renewal process.  A program started in 1969, CRHP has impacted over 1,400 parishes and recently has become a part of the Dynamic Catholic program.  Learn how you can get a CRHP in your parish.

Originally broadcast May 28, 2016

EPISODE #47
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: CHRIST’S LOVE IN THE PHILIPPINES

Join Deacon Steve and his guest Glenda Miro Antonio, a resident of the Philippines, who supervises funding raising and economic development in 34 parishes throughout the country. Learn about the challenges the Catholic Church faces in a country that is 90% Catholic with a median income of $7,660 and how an impoverished country continues to grow its church both physically and spiritually.

Originally broadcast May 21, 2016

EPISODE #46
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: JOY OF PENTECOST

Join Deacon Steve and his guest Dr. Elizabeth Kim, noted psychologist and evangelist as they discuss Pentecost Sunday the commemoration and celebration of the receiving of the Holy Spirit by Jesus’ Apostles and the beginning of the Catholic Church as we know it today.

Originally broadcast May 14, 2016

EPISODE #45
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: NEW EVANGELIZATION

Join Deacon Steve and Ryan Lilyengren Director of Communications for the Diocese of Orange as they discuss the challenges and opportunities involved with evangelizing the Catholic faith in the 21st century.

Originally Broadcast May 7, 2016

EPISODE #44
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: TRANSFORMATION THROUGH PRAISE

Join Deacon Steve, his wife Mary Anne and Katie Hughes of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry as they discuss how lives are changed and transformed by continually praising Jesus Christ.

 

Originally Broadcast April 30, 2016

EPISODE #43
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: RESTORATIVE JUSTICE & DETENTION MINISTRY

Join Deacon Steve and his guest Fred La Puzza Director of the Office of Restorative Justice and Detention Ministry for the Diocese of Orange.  Learn how this important ministry communicates the Good News of God’s unconditional love and mercy to those incarcerated and also works on healing the victims of crime.

 

Originally Broadcast April 23, 2016

EPISODE #42
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: LOYOLA INSTITUTE FOR SPIRITUALITY

Join Deacon Steve and his guests Fr. Felix Just, Executive Director of the Loyola Institute for Spirituality and Ken Cachat an LIS Associate and Chairman of the Board. Learn of the mission of the institute and how in the Ignatian tradition the staff and volunteers accompany people on their journey toward a life-giving relationship with God, self, and others, through experiential formation to help transform the world.

 

Originally Broadcast April 16, 2016

EPISODE #41
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: WELLS OF LIFE

Join Deacon Steve and his guests Nick Jordan, Founder and CEO of Wells of Life, and his wife Michelle as they discuss the Wells of Life organization and its mission to provide clean drinking water to villages throughout Uganda.

Originally Broadcast April 9, 2016

EPISODE #40
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: EASTER AND THE CHARISMATIC GIFTS – PART 2

Join Deacon Steve, his wife Mary Anne and Katie Hughes, an evangelist with Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry, as they discuss the glory of Easter and Jesus breaking through the bonds of sin to give us everlasting life. Dying for our sins he gave us the power of the Holy Spirit and his charismatic gifts.

Originally broadcast April 2, 2016.

EPISODE #39
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: EASTER AND THE CHARISMATIC GIFTS – PART 1

Join Deacon Steve, his wife Mary Anne and Katie Hughes, an evangelist with Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry, as they discuss the glory of Easter and Jesus breaking through the bonds of sin to give us everlasting life.  Dying for our sins he gave us the power of the Holy Spirit and his charismatic gifts

Originally broadcast March 27, 2016.

EPISODE #38
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: CATECHESIS IN TODAY’S WORLD

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Steve broadcasts from The Los Angeles Religious Education Conference at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Deacon Steve and Fr. Eduardo Samaniego discuss catechesis and the important responsibility that we have to educate all age groups, youth, young adults and older adults, as to our Catholic beliefs.

Originally broadcast March 20, 2016.

EPISODE #37
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: FOLLOWING OUR PASSION

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by his wife Mary Anne Greco, Co-Founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry, Katie Hughes, Director of Operations for Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry, and Michael Aimola, the show’s producer as they share their experiences following their passions.

Originally broadcast March 13, 2016.

EPISODE #36
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: ENDOW, EDUCATING ON THE NATURE AND DIGNITY OF WOMEN

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by Kathy Eisele, ENDOW facilitator and his wife Mary Ann Greco.

Originally broadcast March 06, 2016.

EPISODE #35
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: SURRENDER YOUR HEART TO JESUS

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by his wife Mary Anne Greco, Co-Founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry and Katie Hughes, Director of Operations for Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry as they share their experiences with the Lord’s mercy.

Originally broadcast February 28, 2016

EPISODE #34
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THRIVING MARRIAGES

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by Mary Ann Greco, co-founder Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry and Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, marriage and family therapist. Listen in as the group discusses the sacrament of marriage.

Originally broadcast February 21, 2016

EPISODE #34
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE JOY OF LENT

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by Katie Hughes and Michael Aimola, members in the Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry. Listen in as the group discusses the season of Lent.

Originally broadcast February 14, 2016

EPISODE #33
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: EMPLOYMENT

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by Brian Wolf and Virginia Sullivan, volunteers in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Employment Ministry. Listen in as the group shares their experiences in “transition” between employment.

Originally broadcast February 7, 2016

EPISODE #32
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: LIVING THE MERCY OF CHRIST

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by his wife Mary Anne Greco, Co-Founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry and Katie Hughes, Director of Operations for Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry as they share their experiences with the Lord’s mercy.

Originally broadcast January 31, 2016.

EPISODE #31
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE POWER OF PRAYER

Deacon Steve is joined by his wife Mary Anne and Katie Hughes of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry as they discuss the power of prayer and how God wants us in his presence.

Originally broadcast January 24, 2016.

EPISODE #30
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: FAITH AND HOPE WITH CANCER

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by Nancy Hindman as they discuss coping with the diagnoses of cancer and how one person’s faith, family and the power of the Holy Spirit have allowed her to survive cancer for more than seven years.

Originally broadcast January 17, 2016.

EPISODE #29
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: FAITH AND HOPE WITH CANCER

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Steve is joined by his daughter Laura Greco and his son-in-law Tillman Nechtman as they share the experience of her severe automobile accident and how that accident led them to realize that she had unidentified stage three lung cancer, her battle to recovery and how they have been transformed through their faith to become advocates for increased lung cancer research.

Originally broadcast January 10, 2016.

EPISODE #28
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE BLESSING OF FAMILY

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by Michael Donaldson, Director of Family in All Stages for the Diocese of Orange. The two discuss the blessing of family.

Originally recorded January 3, 2016.

EPISODE #27
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: CATHOLIC MARRIAGE

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by Michael Donaldson, Director of Family in All Stages for the Diocese of Orange. The two discuss Catholic marriage of today.

Originally recorded December 20, 2015.

EPISODE #26
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: DEACON STEVE GRECO IS JOINED BY BISHOP KEVIN VANN

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by Bishop Kevin Vann. The group discusses several topics from the early life of Bishop Vann and pertinent issues in the Diocese in Orange.

Originally recorded December 20, 2015.

EPISODE #25
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: MENTAL HEALTH WITH COLLEGE STUDENTS

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by his wife Mary Anne Greco, Co-Founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry and Doctor Kelly Greco, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, University Southern California. The group discusses mental health and college students.

Originally recorded December 13, 2015.

EPISODE #24
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: DEACONS

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by his wife Mary Anne Greco, Co-Founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry and Deacon Frank Chavez, Director of the Diaconate for the Diocese of Orange. The group discusses the diaconate and life of the deacons in the Diocese of Orange.

Originally recorded December 6, 2015.

EPISODE #23
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE GIFT OF HEALING

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by his wife Mary Anne Greco, Co-Founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry and Katie Hughes, Director of Operations for Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry. The group discusses “The Gift of Healing.”

Originally recorded November 29, 2015.

EPISODE #22
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: RECEIVING AND BEING A BLESSING

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by his wife Mary Anne Greco, Co-Founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry and Katie Hughes, Director of Operations for Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry. The group discusses “Receiving and Being a Blessing.”

Originally recorded November 22, 2015.

EPISODE #21
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: WINNING THE SPIRITUAL BATTLE

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by his wife Mary Anne Greco, Co-Founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry and Katie Hughes, Director of Operations for Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry. The group discusses “Winning the Spiritual Battle.”

Originally recorded November 15, 2015.

EPISODE #20
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: PUTTING THE ‘NEW’ IN THE NEW EVANGELIZATION

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by David Calavitta, a graphic designer for Life Teen Int. and Katie Hughes, Director of Operations for Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry. The group discusses “New Evangelization”

Originally recorded November 8, 2015.

EPISODE #19
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: WHY YOUTH MINISTRY?

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by David Calavitta, a graphic designer for Life Teen Int. The two discuss Calavitta’s spiritual journey and youth ministry.

Originally recorded November 1, 2015.

EPISODE #18
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: ‘PRO-LIFE’ AS RADICAL HOSPITALITY

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by Greg Walgenbach, the Director of Life, Justice and Peace for the Diocese of Orange.

Originally recorded October 25, 2015.

EPISODE #17
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING AND THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by Greg Walgenbach, the Director of Life, Justice and Peace for the Diocese of Orange.

Originally recorded October 18, 2015.

EPISODE #16
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by his wife Mary Anne Greco, Co-Founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry as well as Katie Hughes, Director of Operations and lay evangelist.

Originally recorded October 11, 2015.

EPISODE #15
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: EXPERIENCE MIRACLES DAILY

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by his wife Mary Anne Greco, Co-Founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry as well as Katie Hughes, Director of Operations and lay evangelist.

Originally recorded October 4, 2015.

EPISODE #14
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: MUSIC AND THE LITURGY

Join host Deacon Steve Greco as he speaks about the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined again by Lucy Dunn, President and CEO of the Orange County Business Council. The two speak more about Dunn’s career as a cantor and her love of music.

Originally recorded September 27, 2015.

EPISODE #13
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: FAITH AND BUSINESS

Host Deacon Steve Greco speaks about being filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by Lucy Dunn, President and CEO of the Orange County Business Council. The two sit down to talk about the Holy Spirit’s influence and how important it is to build one’s life on the cornerstone of Jesus Christ.

Originally recorded September 20, 2015.

EPISODE #12
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: FILLED WITH JOY

Host Deacon Steve Greco speaks about being filled with the Joy of the Holy Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by his wife Mary Anne Greco, Co-Founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry as well as Katie Hughes, Director of Operations and lay evangelist.

Originally recorded September 13, 2015.

EPISODE #11
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: HOPE FOR WELLNESS

Host Deacon Steve Greco “Hope for Wellness” and solutions for mental wellness. Deacon Greco is joined by John Erdag and Carlos Carney from St. John Neumann in Irvine, as they talk about their Hope for Wellness program.

Originally recorded September 6, 2015

EPISODE #10
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: GUESTS INCLUDE KATIE HUGHES AND MARY ANNE GRECO

Host Deacon Steve Greco discusses bringing the Lord’s Kingdom closer to Earth. Deacon Greco is joined by Mary Anne Greco, Co-Founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry as well as Katie Hughes, lay evangelist and Director of Operations for Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry.

Originally recorded August 30, 2015

EPISODE #9
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: GUESTS INCLUDE KATIE HUGHES AND MARY ANNE GRECO

Host Deacon Steve Greco discusses overcoming fear and the need for the Spirit. Deacon Greco is joined by Mary Anne Greco, Co-Founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry as well as Katie Hughes, lay evangelist and Director of Operations for Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry.

Originally recorded August 23, 2015

EPISODE #8
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: GUESTS INCLUDE MICHAEL AIMOLA AND MARY ANNE GRECO

Host Deacon Steve Greco discusses blessings and healing of families. Deacon Greco is joined by Mary Anne Greco, Co-Founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry as well as Michael Aimola, Vice President of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry and  engineer for the program.

Originally recorded August 16, 2015

EPISODE #7
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: GUESTS INCLUDE MICHAEL AIMOLA AND MARY ANNE GRECO

Host Deacon Steve Greco discusses adversity and the benefits of prayer. Deacon Greco is joined by Mary Anne Greco, Co-Founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry as well as Michael Aimola, Vice President of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry and  engineer for the program.

EPISODE #6
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: GUESTS INCLUDE MICHAEL AIMOLA AND KATIE HUGHES

Host Deacon Steve Greco discusses holiness and the journey of faith. Deacon Greco is joined by Katie Hughes, lay evangelist and Director of Operations for Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry, as well as Michael Aimola, Vice President of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry and engineer for the program.

EPISODE #5
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: GUESTS INCLUDE MICHAEL AIMOLA AND KATIE HUGHES

Host Deacon Steve Greco discusses the importance of small faith sharing groups. Deacon Greco is joined by Katie Hughes, lay evangelist and prayer group minister, as well as Michael Aimola engineer for the program. The group examine the value sharing with other believers has and the need for Catholics to find strong faith sharing groups.

Recorded July 26, 2015.

EPISODE #4
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: CALLED AND SENT

Host Deacon Steve Greco, is again joined by Carrie Anne Caswell and Debi Hoppy who share their testimonies, love of the Catholic faith, and the importance of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Recorded July 19, 2015.

EPISODE #3
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING

Host Deacon Steve Greco, is joined by Carrie Anne Caswell and Debi Hoppy who share their testimonies, love of the Catholic faith, and the importance of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Recorded July 12, 2015.

EPISODE #2
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Deacon Steve Greco, along with co-hosts Mary Anne Greco and Katie Hughes discuss the movement of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives. Deacon Steve expands on the topic of Evangelization and how to share the love of Jesus with those closest to us. He shares his seven steps to bring the good news to our friends and family.

EPISODE #1
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: GUESTS INCLUDE MARY ANNE GRECO, KATIE HUGHES

Empowered by the Spirit Host Deacon Steve Greco is joined by his wife Mary Anne Greco and guest Katie Hughes. They discuss the Seven Blessings of the Blessed Mother. Deacon Steve Greco is an ordained Deacon in the Diocese of Orange.

He is the president and founder, of the Spirit Filled Hearts.org