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EPISODE #295
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: BISHOP KEVIN VANN ON THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS

It has become a holiday tradition to have our very own Bishop Kevin Vann join Deacon Steve Greco in the radio studio. On this podcast, the Bishop catches us up on some of the latest goings-on at Christ Cathedral; and, he shares some fascinating stories of some of his favorite Christmas traditions.

Tune in for a wonderful, heartfelt conversation! 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/26/21

EPISODE #294
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: OVERCOMING GRIEF DURING THE HOLIDAYS

It’s no secret that the holiday season can be a difficult time for many, for a variety of reasons. On today’s Empowered by the Spirit broadcast, Deacon Steve welcomes two friends to the studio who have a lot of experience to share in this area. Their names are Joe Fitzgerald and Becky Lomaka, and they come to us from O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills, CA.

You are sure to gain some nuggets of wisdom from this timely conversation!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/19/21

EPISODE #293
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: AN ADVENT REFLECTION

Welcome to another episode of Empowered by the Spirit with Deacon Steve Greco. On this podcast, Deacon Steve is offers some reflective thoughts about the season of Advent. It is a season of anticipation and excitement, as we await the celebration of Jesus’ birth at Christmas.

Be sure to listen and SHARE this program!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/12/21

EPISODE #292
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: THE POWER OF PODCASTS

Welcome to another episode of Empowered by the Spirit with Deacon Steve Greco. Deacon Steve is joined today by ministry partners Katie Hughes and Michael Aimola to talk about the power of podcasting in today’s society. With the help of technology, we are able to spread the good news of Jesus Christ and His church through good quality Catholic content. Podcasts can encourage, teach and inspire. And, they can truly make a difference in many lives around the world.

Thank you for listening!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/28/21

EPISODE #291
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: WEDDING BANNS – A NEW PODCAST

On today’s entry, Deacon Steve Greco is excited to welcome married couple Deacon Angelo and Cindy Giambrone to the program. They have been married for more than 37 years; hence, they bring a lot of life experience to the table. They will be sharing about the joys and the challenges of married family life on their new podcast launch called “Wedding Banns.” You’ll be able to hear it on Spirit Filled Radio (spiritfilledradio.org) and on podcast exclusively (spiritfilledmedia.org).

Listen in, and get some practical tips on how you can enhance your marriage!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/21/21

EPISODE #290
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: OUR DIGITAL CULTURE – WITH GUEST SR. NANCY USSELMANN

On this podcast, Deacon Steve Greco welcomes back dear friend, Sr. Nancy Usselmann of the Pauline Sisters (based locally in Culver City).

They will be covering a variety of topics. Most notably, she will offer tips and best practices in navigating through our digital culture. We’ll also get to hear about the spectacular ‘virtual Christmas concert’ put on again this year by our favorite singing nuns.

 

This conversation is sure to inspire!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/14/21

EPISODE #289
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: FAITH AND MENTAL HEALTH – WITH GUEST FR. STEVE CORREZ

This episode of Empowered by the Spirit features a very special first-time guest to the program, Fr. Steve Correz.  Host Deacon Steve Greco and Fr. Steve discuss the important topic of mental health, with an emphasis on depression.  Fr. Steve is especially candid on this podcast, as he shares about some of his own personal battles; and, how he sought help through counseling and by God’s amazing grace.

This is powerful stuff. Be sure to share this podcast with someone who you know can benefit from this timely wisdom.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/7/21

EPISODE #288
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: BEING “ALL IN”

What does it mean to be “all in” as a follower of Jesus?

We’re going to explore that powerful question on today’s episode of Empowered by the Spirit, with your host, Deacon Steve Greco.

Listen in – and be sure to SHARE this podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/24/21

EPISODE #287
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: PILGRIMAGE TO THE HEART OF ST JOSEPH

On today’s episode, Deacon Steve welcomes two members of the Spirit Filled Hearts team to the studio: Katie Hughes and Michael Aimola. This discussion is a follow-up to the recently completed St. Joseph Summit. It was really quite an amazing and successful online summit, that featured about 64 unique speakers. These included all three of our bishops here in the Diocese of Orange: Bishop Vann, Bishop Freyer, and Bishop Nguyen.

Tune in, and be inspired!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/17/21

EPISODE #286
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: LIVING TESTIMONIES (THE 5TH GOSPEL)

On this episode of Empowered by the Spirit with host Deacon Steve Greco, he welcomes back Catholic singer, songwriter and speaker, Donna Lee. This broadcast is part of an ongoing series that’s been coined as “Living Testimonies – The 5th Gospel.” As Deacon likes to often say, WE are the 5th Gospel! It’s the way we live our walk of faith, each and every day!

Tune in, and be inspired!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/19/21