Assumption Church Podcast

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The Assumption Church Podcast is meant to inspire, challenge and edify you in your faith walk. We are a community of Catholic Christians living the Gospel message of peace, reconciliation, and love.

05/19/19 - Friar Rick - Home
 05/19/19 - Friar Rick - Home Our pastor, Friar Rick, preaches on the importance of home, where we find our home, and how God makes His home within us. God also invites us to make our home within His heart. We know if God has made home in us when we experience comfort, peace, joy, security and love. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org 
09:35
May 20, 2019
05/12/19 - Friar Rick - A Mother's Love
05/12/19 - Friar Rick - A Mother's Love On Mother's Day, Friar Rick teaches on the Good Shepherd and how we need to be able to trust in God, be able to recognize His voice and where Jesus is in our lives. He also share memories of his relationship with his mom. He also shares about the love of a mother, and how God our father gives us maternal, nurturing love as well.   Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org 
08:46
May 14, 2019
05/11/19 - Friar Nader - Follow Me
05/11/19 - Friar Nader - Follow Me  Friar Nader shares on Jesus words as the Good Shepherd. He also shares on Mary as an example to mothers, not to be perfect, but to be faithful. We should always be open to hearing the shepherd's voice, even if it comes from a place we may not expect. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org 
11:10
May 14, 2019
05/05/19 - Friar Nader - The God of Second Chances
05/05/19 - Friar Nader - The God of Second Chances Friar Nader shares about Jesus being the God of second chances, sharing on how Jesus loves us no matter the circumstances, meeting us where we are at. We hear Jesus ask Peter three times if he loves Him, which is Jesus calling Peter back to Him and to change how he loves.  Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org 
06:48
May 14, 2019
04/28/19 - Deacon Phil - My Lord and My God
04/28/19 - Deacon Phil - My Lord and My God Deacon Phil teaches on our weekend readings, focusing on following Jesus as our true north. All we need to do is follow Him and our lives can radically change. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org 
09:09
May 14, 2019
04/21/19 - Friar Nader - Easter Sunday
04/21/19 - Friar Nader - Easter Sunday He is risen! Alleluia! Friar Nader delivers our Easter Sunday message about the joy of the resurrection and life everlasting in Jesus Christ. All we need to gain this new life is start over with Jesus as the focus of all we do. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org 
07:39
May 14, 2019
04/07/19 - Friar Rick - Forgiveness
04/07/19 - Friar Rick - Forgiveness Friar Rick teaches on the all-encompassing love and forgiveness of Jesus. He also speaks on the issue of violence against women, the nature of sin, closed hearts, and the damage of gossip. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org 
08:10
May 14, 2019
04/06/19 - Friar Nader - The First Stone
04/06/19 - Friar Nader - The First Stone   Friar Nader teaches on the story of the woman caught in adultery. We learn that Jesus doesn’t keep a list of our wrongdoings to hold over our heads, that He doesn’t condemn, but liberates and forgives. He tells us to “go and sin no more”, which also means to forgive ourselves and living differently. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org 
09:33
May 14, 2019
03/30/19 - Deacon Phil - The Prodigal Son
Deacon Phil teaches on the parable of the Prodigal Son and God’s desire for relationship and restoration. All it takes is a reorientation towards Him. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
07:57
May 14, 2019
03/17/19 - But First, Let Me Get A Selfie - Friar Nader
Friar Nader teaches from the Sunday gospel about our desire to remember the moment, but more often than not, we want a record of our happy moments, not the sad or difficult ones. The disciples do the same thing, wanting to stay in the moment of the Transfiguration, but have difficulty accepting the cross, and that it actually gives us hope. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
06:21
March 19, 2019
03/16/19 - A View From The Top - Friar Rick
During our Saturday Mass, our Pastor, Friar Rick teaches from the gospel on the Transfiguration. When we are seeking God and consider ourselves close to God, we expect things to go perfectly. In reality, we need to be willing to encounter and live through struggles, disappointments and doubts. As Christians, we are called to use those as moments of ongoing conversion. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
06:59
March 19, 2019
03/10/19 - He Gets It - Friar Nader
Friar Nader teaches from the Sunday gospel on how Jesus understands temptation and the pain that we experience. Jesus is a relatable God because He knows our feelings, our struggles and how we experience life. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
06:32
March 11, 2019
03/09/19 - Step By Step - Friar James
During our Saturday Mass, Friar James encourages us as we being our Lenten journey. We all desire peace and joy, but sometimes make bad decisions and try to find those things in the wrong ways. Friar James gives us a look at how the journey of Lent is a chance for us to be mindful of the things God wants for us. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
09:45
March 11, 2019
03/03/19 - And The Oscar Goes To… - Friar Nader
Friar Nader shares about the root of hypocrisy, the roles we play to fool others, and what Jesus truly wants from us: authenticity. Jesus desires that we improve ourselves before we help others, and that’s not selfish. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
09:23
March 6, 2019
03/02/19 - How Am I Doing? - Friar Rick
During our Saturday Mass, our pastor, Friar Rick, teaches about the need to be focused on the big picture and the need to see what’s really important. We need to be honest about confronting the plank in our own eye, not the splinter in other people’s. This Lent, let’s focus on what really matters.  Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
07:21
March 6, 2019
02/23/19 - Graciousness & Martha Stewart - Friar Rick
This weekend, our pastor, Friar Rick, shares with us about the gift of graciousness and going the extra mile. We’re given two examples of graciousness in the Sunday scripture: David sparing Saul, and Jesus teaching us leave judgment and practice graciousness. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
08:04
February 28, 2019
Tau Talks 7 - The Eucharist - Friar Rick
In the second installment of our Tau Talks series on the sacraments, Friar Rick teaches on the importance and power of the Eucharist, its origins, and why it’s such a pivotal part of Christian living.  Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
29:06
February 21, 2019
02/03/19 - It’s Unexpected - Friar Rick
This Sunday, our pastor, Friar Rick, shares with us about his experience with a hipster spaghetti carbonara, and how sometimes we need to let go of our expectations. Israel had ideas for who their Messiah should be, and Jesus showed them that God’s plan may not meet their expectations, but always there and ready. Learn about Alpha and register: alphasyr.org  Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
09:57
February 4, 2019
02/02/19 - Insert God - Friar Nader
During our Saturday Mass, Friar Nader shares with us about his struggle to reflect on this week’s scripture, but then finds inspiration in an unexpected place. If we are simply willing to insert God into our lives, He can truly reveal Himself to us. God = Love. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
03:44
February 4, 2019
01/27/19 - Life Jackets - Deacon Philip
Deacon Philip shares with us the story of the chaplains on SS Dorchester, and the serving ministry of Jesus. The gospel this week shows us that Jesus is the fulfillment of the prophets, and that His mission statement was to serve and to love. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
08:14
January 28, 2019
01/26/19 - Not Quite What I Expected - Friar Rick
During our Saturday Mass, our pastor, Friar Rick, teaches on appearances, expectations, and how God can surprise us. We also hear about the need to share the surprising love of Jesus by making disciples. At Assumption, we share this love with others through Alpha. To learn more about Alpha at Assumption (starting February 5, 2019) visit alphasyr.org.  Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
11:19
January 28, 2019
Tau Talks 6 - Baptism: Is It Still Important Or Necessary? - Friar Rick
  Friar Rick kicks off our Tau Talks series on the sacraments with Baptism. We cover the history of this first sacrament and cover if and why it’s still needed, and how it helps you establish a relationship with Jesus. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
22:05
January 23, 2019
01/06/19 - Finding Fulfillment - Friar Nader
Looking at the life of Jesus, Friar Nader teaches on the birth of Jesus, the prophecies written about him hundreds of years before, and the miraculous nature of His presence in our lives. As we enter into the New Year, Friar Nader gives us a resolution that helps us to focus in on Jesus. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
07:05
January 6, 2019
01/05/19 - Excitement & Anxiety - Friar Rick
As the Church celebrates the Epiphany, our pastor, Friar Rick, teaches about how accepting Jesus into our lives disrupts things. When we look at the impact that Jesus has on the world and us, we see that He can make us uncomfortable and challenges us. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
05:06
January 6, 2019
12/29/18 - Family Matters - Deacon Philip
In his homily celebrating the Holy Family, Deacon Philip teaches on the importance of how we best share the gospel in our families through our actions rather than our words.  Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
08:43
December 31, 2018
12/25/18 - A Childlike Christmas - Friar Nader
Reflecting on his message to our children during Christmas Eve, Friar Nader shares with us that the bible reminds us to have faith like a child. As we celebrate Christmas, we’re reminded to focus on the simple gifts of love, family and gratitude, we grow closer to Jesus. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
04:17
December 27, 2018
12/24/18 - Welcome, Lord - Friar Rick
Friar Rick delivers a beautiful message during our Christmas Eve Mass inviting the Lord Jesus into our lives. Often times, we lose sight of what Christmas is all about; that it’s less about big and beautiful, but humble and pure. When we allow Him into our lives, we receive the peace of God and a wonderfull life. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
08:41
December 27, 2018
12/24/18 - Three Gifts - Friar Nader
Friar Nader shares a lesson with our kids during our Children’s Mass for Christmas Eve about the three things that God wants us to remember during the Christmas season: Love, Family, Thanks. If we keep these three things in our hearts and in our minds, we will receive the greatest gift of all: Jesus. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
04:32
December 27, 2018
12/23/18 - The Story of My Life - Friar Nader
In our Sunday message, Friar Nader shares his story as he entered the Friars and the question a teacher asked him that impacted his vocation and his life as a Christian: What story in the Gospels most relates to your life? With this question, we can pray over how we are affected by the good news, and how even though our roles change, all our stories are impacted by Jesus. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
05:16
December 27, 2018
12/22/18 - All The Small Things - Friar Rick
In our Saturday evening message, our pastor, Friar Rick, teaches on the miraculous love of God that He expresses through choosing the lowliest of people in history to carry our His great work. In doing this, we can realize and accept that “God’s got this”, and that we don’t need to worry, especially heading into the Christmas season. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
07:18
December 27, 2018
12/16/18 - Find Us Rejoicing - Friar Rick
Teaching on the gospel for Gaudete Sunday, our pastor, Friar Rick, shares with us that Jesus is the source of our rejoicing. We should always remember that the purpose of Advent is to spread cheer and joy, but also to focus on the joy of receiving Jesus into our hearts. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
08:04
December 19, 2018
12/15/18 - The Greatest Reverse Baby Shower Gift - Friar Nader
In this week’s message, Friar Nader shares about the importance of receiving the great gifts of God; joy, grace, and Jesus Himself. On Gaudete Sunday, we see John the Baptist giving us the gift of the good news, that Jesus is coming to be with us, and that God truly cares for us. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
06:38
December 19, 2018
12/09/18 - The History Channel - Friar Nader
In this week’s message, Friar Nader teaches us about the importance of John the Baptist, Jesus, and us, the people of God, are not part of a vacuum. We are real people, a part of history, remembered by God. Even though time itself will end, we are important and valuable. (Apologies for the sound quality during the first minute of our recording.) Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
06:02
December 10, 2018
Tau Talks 5 - The Life of Saint Francis - Sister Caryn Crook
In this installment of our Tau Talks series, Sister Caryn joins us to share about the life and work of Saint Francis, the founder of the Franciscan order. Filled with stories and relevant teaching, Sister Caryn helps us better understand Francis, his rule, and how we can apply it to our lives. You can download Sister Caryn's notes here: assumptionsyr.org/get-connected/tau-talks/ Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
45:24
November 21, 2018
10/28/18 - Check Your Vision - Deacon Philip
Deacon Philip opens up Sunday’s gospel and shares about focusing on the things God finds important. God desires us to know Him, to trust Him and come to Him with all our needs. There is no request too small for Jesus, including our salvation. The question is are we bold enough to ask God to restore our sight like Bartimaeus? Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
08:50
October 29, 2018
10/21/18 - Take One For The Team - Friar Nader
Friar Nader shares about the importance of service and how God’s desire is for us to serve others. He shares from Sunday’s scripture and the example of Teresa of Calcutta that not only are we supposed to serve those in need, but those right next to us. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
06:29
October 29, 2018
Tau Talks 4 - What Does God Say About You?
Adam Eichelberger, our Director of Evangelization, teaches on the topic of “What Does God Say About You? - Developing a Relationship with God”. We tackle the three essential components of Christian identity: Relationship, Identity and Mission. You can download Adam’s notes here: https://assumptionsyr.org/get-connected/tau-talks/ Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
49:29
October 21, 2018
10/13/18 - Let It Go - Friar Rick
Looking at Sunday’s scripture, Friar Rick address our need to let go of the things that keep us from deeply connecting with God. Whether its physical things or possessions, emotions or feeling, we learn that real relationship with Jesus is only inhibited by us and the things we can’t let go. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
10:25
October 21, 2018
10/07/18 - Are We Alone? - Friar Nader
Friar Nader explores our need for relationship and community. Using the Mass readings, Nader shows us how regardless of our circumstances or feelings, God wants us to know we are never truly alone, and that He understands our loneliness. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
07:12
October 21, 2018
10/04/18 - The Feast of St. Francis - Friar Rick
Our Pastor, Friar Rick, share about the life and example of the founder of the Franciscan order, St. Francis of Assisi. On the feast of Sr. Francis, we remember the calling Francis gives us to not just be brother to all, but also the pursuit of serving God and living the suffering of Christ as an example to us. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
09:42
October 15, 2018
10/03/18 - Transitus of St. Francis - Friar Nader & FrancisCorps
October 4 is the day the Church sets aside to celebrate St. Francis of Assisi's dies natalis — his birth into eternal life. Francis is easily one of the Church's most beloved and venerated saints. Thus, even the vigil of his death is celebrated in style. October 3 is the vigil of his passing over and bears a special name — his Transitus. The word is derived from the Latin meaning "passage," "crossing" or "going over." The feast has always been an important part of Franciscan spirituality. Ideally, a Christian shouldn't be afraid of death — or as Francis called it, "Sister Death." Francis faced his own end with what could be described as joyful aplomb. A gentle turning to God in the final, ultimate mystery — the passing over or, should I say, the turning over, of one's soul to its Lover and Author. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
16:16
October 15, 2018
Tau Talks 3 - Being Catholic During Scandalous Times
*WARNING* This episode address some very sensitive and difficult topics. While not graphic, the content may be uncomfortable. Listener discretion is advised. In our third session for Tau Talks, our pastor, Friar Rick, share with us how we can understand and process what’s going on in our Church. We also discuss how we can remain faithful while the Church is struggling. You can download Friar Rick’s notes here: https://assumptionsyr.org/get-connected/tau-talks/ Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
1:04:58
October 1, 2018
09/22/18 - Deacon Philip - The Standard
Reflecting on the gospel reading, Deacon Philip teaches us that as Christians, we are called to live to a higher standard. This standard requires sacrifice and putting others before ourselves. When we live like this, we are professing who we believe in, by living how Jesus did. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
06:48
October 1, 2018
09/16/18 - Friar Nader - Work It Out
Friar Nader share with us about the need for faith and works. Works do not replace or supersede faith, but rather serve as proof of our faith. Giving some examples of how to live the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, we see how we can do much in simple ways to extend the love God has shown us to others. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
07:30
October 1, 2018
09/15/18 - Friar Rick - Triggered
Even Jesus can react quickly and have His buttons pushed. Friar Rick shares with us about how God shows us how to confront those difficult things we have encountered and deal with our discomfort. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
07:43
October 1, 2018
09/09/18 - Friar Nader Ata - Alpha Invitation (Alpha Sunday)
Friar Nader shares his heart about Alpha at Assumption, and why this week’s Gospel (Mark 7: 31-37) is so relevant to our church being open to the Holy Spirit. Alpha can radically impact the life of our community. Who are you going to invite? To learn more about Alpha at Assumption and to share about Alpha with others, visit alphasyr.org Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
08:29
September 10, 2018
Friar Rick's Border Experience - Rick's Thoughts & Fellow Priests
Friar Rick is in New Mexico, as part of a delegation of Catholic clergy to better understand immigration along the US-Mexico border. Working with Hope Border Institute (hopeborder.org) and Faith In Public Life (faithinpubliclife.org), he hopes to bring awareness to the many issues surrounding immigration and refugee aide in our country, as well as sharing with us the some of the issues surrounding those seeking asylum crossing the border. Friar Rick is joined by Fr. Kevin of Mississippi and Fr. Walk of West Virginia, who share their thoughts. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
10:58
September 7, 2018
Friar Rick's Border Experience - Friar Rick's Day At The Border
Friar Rick is in El Paso, TX, as part of a delegation of Catholic clergy to better understand immigration along the US-Mexico border. Working with Hope Border Institute (hopeborder.org) and Faith In Public Life (faithinpubliclife.org), he hopes to bring awareness to the many issues surrounding immigration and refugee aide in our country. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
19:35
September 6, 2018
Friar Rick's Border Experience - Why Is Friar Rick in El Paso?
Friar Rick is in El Paso, TX, as part of a delegation of Catholic clergy to better understand immigration along the US-Mexico border. Working with Hope Border Institute (hopeborder.org) and Faith In Public Life (faithinpubliclife.org), he hopes to bring awareness to the many issues surrounding immigration and refugee aide in our country. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
12:49
September 6, 2018
08/26/18 - Deacon Philip Homily - Hard To Swallow
Jesus teaches a hard truth about His body and blood, which asks us to have great faith. Deacon Philip teaches us about the importance of faith in Jesus and His Church. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
05:06
August 28, 2018
08/19/18 - Friar Michael Heine - Meant To Be Shared
Vicar Provincial Fr. Michael Heine, OFM Conv. shared on the Sunday gospels from the Bread of Life Discourse. Jesus teaches us that He is true food and drink, His own body and blood. Jesus gives us life, a life that carries into eternity, and meant to be shared. He also encourages our new class of FrancisCorps volunteers who were commissioned for a year of service. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
09:29
August 23, 2018
Tau Talks 2 - Dealing With Difficult People - Friar Rick
In our second session for Tau Talks, our pastor, Friar Rick, highlights how we can best deal with difficult people using the example of Jesus. You can download Friar Rick’s notes here: https://assumptionsyr.org/get-connected/tau-talks/ Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
26:01
August 23, 2018
08/05/18 - Friar Nader - What Are You Working For?
Friar Nader teaches on the work of God, and the work that we do that helps us better understand and connect with Jesus. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
08:28
August 16, 2018
07/22/18 - Friar Brennan Joseph - The Longest Journey
Friar Brennan Joseph opens up Sunday’s gospel reading, highlighting the need to trust in God and His good will for us. We are all struggling, in small ways and big ones. God simply wants us to trust Him, not just with our minds, but with our hearts. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
05:03
July 23, 2018
Tau Talks: Prayer 101 - Friar Rick - 07/18/18
Tau Talks - Prayer 101 For the first installment of Tau Talks, our pastor, Friar Rick, opens up the topic of Prayer 101: The Basics of Communicating with God. We talk about different types of prayer, origins of prayer life in our faith, best practices and even distractions. If you want to see Friar Rick’s outline, visit our Tau Talks page: assumptionsyr.org/get-connected/tau-talks/ Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
45:52
July 23, 2018
07/14/18 - Friar Rick - Everyday Mysticism: Transforming What You Have
Everyday Mysticism: Transforming What You Have. Our Pastor, Friar Rick, teaches on our need to acknowledge our need to connect back to God in the moments and situations where we feel like He shouldn’t be involved. God gives us the ability to reach others and relate to Him with everything we have in front of us, and we don’t need to go searching for something distant or ideal. We are enough. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
08:46
July 17, 2018
07/08/18 - Friar Rick - The Position of Readiness
Our Pastor, Friar Rick, talks about our need to alert, engaged and readiness for action. We are active participants in the Mass, not spectators. We are signs of the Resurrection. The challenge is, are we missing the opportunity to be a prophet. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
11:22
July 10, 2018
07/01/18 - Deacon Philip Homily - The Untouchables
Jesus shows us the mercy and love of God through the simple act of touching the untouchable. His touch alone can provide physical healing, and even life from death. In his homily, Deacon Philip shows us that as we are the hands of Jesus, our touch and care can provide mercy and healing for others as well. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
08:04
July 3, 2018
06/24/18 -Friar Rick Homily - What's in a Name?
On the celebration of the birth of St. John the Baptist, our pastor, Friar Rick, unpacks the importance of a name as Christians and how that impacts our culture. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
06:20
June 26, 2018
06/17/18 - Friar Nader Homily - Vertical & Horizontal
Friar Nader breaks open the importance of the mustard seed in the gospel and acknowledging the vertical and horizontal relationships of faith. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
08:11
June 21, 2018
06/10/18 - Friar Rick Homily - Guilt and Shame
Our Pastor, Friar Rick, breaks open the difference between guilt and shame. We are made by God in His image and likeness, and we are precious to Him. Connect with us online: assumptiosyr.org
09:36
June 14, 2018
06/03/18 - Friar Rick Homily - The Best Sacrifice
Friar Rick shares exactly what it is that God wants - our heart. God gave us Himself in human form and gives Himself the perfect sacrifice to help us truly connect with Him. Connect with us online: assumptionsyr.org
08:07
June 14, 2018
This is the Assumption Church Podcast - An Introduction
We wanted to post this episode first to give you as listeners a feel for what our podcast is about. We hope that as we add more content that this show encourages and edifies you in your faith. For more info about Assumption Church and its ministries, visit us at assumptionsyr.org .
01:48
June 14, 2018
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