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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

EPISODE#64
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS KATIE DAWSON – DIRECTOR OF PARISH EVANGELIZATION AND FAITH FORMATION

It’s time for another episode of Cathedral Square featuring host Fr. Christopher Smith.

This week, Fr. Christopher welcomes Katie Dawson to the studio. Katie is the Director of Parish Evangelization and Faith Formation for the Diocese of Orange. She’ll talk about the important role we all play in sharing our Catholic faith with others. They will also discuss an event called the Diocesan Ministries Celebration that recently took place on the campus of Christ Cathedral.

Please share this podcast with a friend!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/9/21

 

EPISODE#60
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS MONSIGNOR MIKE HEHER

Host Fr. Christopher Smith welcomes longtime friend and collaborator in ministry, Monsignor Mike Heher, to the program today. Msgr. Mike is the former Vicar General of the Diocese of Orange and the current pastor of St. Anne Church in Seal Beach. He is also an accomplished author.

Give a listen as they reflect on many years ministering to God’s people in the Diocese of Orange!

 

 

 

 

 

Original broadcast date 7/31/21

EPISODE #276
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: PATHWAYS TO YOUR FUTURE

On this episode, Deacon Steve Greco welcomes a very special father and daughter who work together in a ministry to the homeless. Their names are Gerald and Nicole Thompson. Give a listen and hear all about an initiative called PATHWAYS TO YOUR FUTURE.

This podcast is sure to inspire you. Give it a listen and be sure to share!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/13/21

EPISODE#202
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS FRED LAPUZZA OF THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE MINISTRY

Today’s edition of OC Catholic Radio is all about ‘restorative justice.’  Joining host Rick Howick in-studio is a gentleman named Fred LaPuzza. Fred is the Director of the Office of Restorative Justice/Detention Ministry for the Diocese of Orange (otherwise known as RJ/DM).

Among other things, the restorative justice ministry targets those who are incarcerated in our jail systems in Orange County. RJ/DM provides 140 scheduled religious services each week in three languages, along with other pastoral-care activities such as one-on-one visits and confessions. The ministry also helps to bring awareness about their work to local parishes and the community as a whole, and advocates for laws that are in line with Catholic Social Teaching and the Gospel.

Be sure to share this powerful podcast!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 6/6/20

EPISODE#196
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUESTS ARE SEVERAL KEY MEMBERS OF THE OC DIOCESE PASTORAL TEAM

With the ongoing crisis regarding COVID-19 and shelter-in-place orders for most folks in the U.S., people have gotten creative in order to continue to move forward in education, business, ministry.. you name it!

It’s no different for those doing important work in the Diocese of Orange.

On this podcast, host Rick Howick had the opportunity to hop on a zoom meeting session with key staff members who work at the Pastoral Center at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove.

Listen in, and hear about all the dynamic goings-on taking place, EVEN in these times of crisis!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 4/18/20

EPISODE #236
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: TRANSFORMING A LIFE

Every now and then, we come across people who just blow us away with their hearts for ministry. Deacon Steve Greco’s guest today surely fits in that category.

Not long ago, Zaki Mustafa and his wife Loretta formed a ministry called Transforming a Life. And what is their focus? They supply jackets for the homeless and for those in dire need.

To date, they have supplied literally thousands of jackets and other vital items.

Tune in and be inspired!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 3/22/2020

EPISODE #170
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: LOVE IN ACTION, WITH GUEST SR. KIT GRAY

Host Deacon Steve Greco interviews guests on a variety of topics. On today’s show, he welcomes a remarkable woman whose face is very familiar to those who spend any amount of time on the Christ Cathedral’s Garden Grove campus. Her name is Sr. Kit Gray, and she is a Sister of St. Joseph of Orange and is the Director of Mission Integration and Ongoing Formation for Christ Cathedral Campus.

Tune in for this delightful, encouraging discussion!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/28/18

 

EPISODE #160
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: EVANGELIZATION

Host Deacon Steve Greco interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Steve welcomes two of his dear friends to the show for the first time.

Agnes and Deacon Celso Roxas have an amazing story to share with us. Hear about their early days in the Philippines – to the amazing journey the Lord has brought them to today.

Tune in and be inspired!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 8/19/18