Real Time with Bishop McGovern
By Bishop Michael McGovern
Join with Diocese of Belleville’s Bishop Michael McGovern to navigate through topics of Faith, Catholicism, Current Events, and more all on The Real Time with Bishop McGovern Podcast. This podcast is for everyone, whether you’re new to your faith, reconnecting to your faith, or finding a new way to maintain your faith. Experience words of guidance, prayer, and scripture throughout each episode. Subscribe to know when each new episode is released. Stay connected to our host, Bishop McGovern, by following him on Instagram (@bishopmichaelmcgovern), Facebook and Youtube (Bishop Michael McGovern)
Young Adult Prayer Evening
YOUNG ADULTS GATHER AROUND! A brand new episode of Real Time with Bishop Michael McGovern is now available. Tune in to hear about new initiatives for young adults in the Belleville Diocese. Learn about the young adult prayer afternoon with our bishop beginning at 3:00pm on Sunday October 30th at the Poor Clare Monastery Chapel (300 N. 60th Street, Belleville).
October 24, 2022
Episode 12: Pope John Paul I
A new episode of Real Time with Bishop McGovern is out now! In our last episode, we learned that Bishop was returning to school – Bishop school in Rome. However, something bigger has happened during his trip. Pope Francis beatified Pope John Paul I on September 4, 2022, and Bishop McGovern witnessed this fascinating event with other Bishops worldwide. Please tune in to hear Bishop McGovern teach us more about Pope John Paul I and what makes Pope John Paul I so unique and special in Catholic history. Learn more about why Cardinal Albino Luciani chose to have two names instead of one when elected as Pope. Discover more about the history of Pope John Paul I and what led to his beatification. You can listen to new and previous episodes of Real Time with Bishop McGovern on Anchor, YouTube, and any other podcast platforms. God bless you all, and continue listening to Real Time with Bishop McGovern!
September 09, 2022
Home Away From Home: Bishop School in Rome
Home away from home, a brand new episode of Real Time with Bishop McGovern is out now! Learn more about the exciting adventure for Bishop McGovern in Rome as he travels there to attend Bishop School with Bishops from all around the world! You can listen to new and previous episodes of Real Time with Bishop McGovern on Anchor, YouTube, and anywhere you can listen to a podcast. God bless you all, and continue listening to Real Time with Bishop McGovern!
August 12, 2022
Interview with Mary Fleming: Coordinator of Respect Life Ministry
Want to learn more about Project Rachel and other programs as part of our Respect Life Ministry? Join Bishop Michael McGovern as he discusses Respect Life Initiatives in southern Illinois with Mary Fleming, the new Coordinator of Respect Life Ministry, in the latest episode of Real Time with Bishop McGovern.sa
July 01, 2022
Episode 9: Interview with Monsignor Myler
Join Bishop McGovern in conversation with Monsignor John Myler, as they reflect on Monsignor's forty years of priestly ministry and his service at the cathedral of St. Peter in Belleville.
June 03, 2022
Summer Reading Part 1
It is almost summer time and we are looking forward to vacation, fun in the sun, and relaxing with a good book. Join Bishop McGovern for a discussion on spiritual reading and summer reading ideas. Learn more about how books pave the way for the Bishop's future and connect him closer to his faith. The best thing is this is only part 1 just wait for part 2. You can have access to all the newest and previous episodes on YouTube Anchor, and where you can access all other podcasts. God bless you all.
May 13, 2022
Episode 7: Catholic Education
Bishop speaks about Catholic education and the future of it. Tune in to learn more about his feelings and thoughts around catholic education. Learn about his own education, how we can support and strength our catholic schools, what is future of Catholic school in southern IL, and etc. Tune in to learn more about what Bishop McGovern has to say about Catholic Education. The students are also quickly approaching towards graduation season, Bishop McGovern would like to congratulate the upcoming graduates.
April 29, 2022
Episode 6: Interview with Deacon Thomas Lugge
Wouldn't you love to know where the start of priesthood begins and what made the young mans to join the vocation in the first place.. Well look no further, on this episode of Real Time with Bishop McGovern, get to know more about the Decan Thomas Lugge story and how and when he decided to join the vocation to preisthood.
April 13, 2022
Episode 5: Mass of Chrism and Holy Week
In this week episode we are learning from the Bishop and inside details behind the Mass of Chrism and how important the oils play in the Easter season. " Its reminds me little bit of how athletes in the ancient world used to used to use oils sort of as a prep for sports to kind of loosen up the joints and prepare for different types of sporting events". Tune in more to find out how important the Mass of Chrism and Holy Week are to the Bishop but to the church family.
April 08, 2022
Real Time With Bishop McGovern - Episode 4 Celebrating 2 Years in Belleville Part 2
In Episode 4, we continue in our 2 part series of Bishop McGovern’s Celebration of 2 years with the Diocese of Belleville. Bishop McGovern dives further into his time with the Diocese of Belleville and then moves into his hopes for the people of the church in coming years.
April 01, 2022
Real Time With Bishop McGovern - Episode 3 Celebrating 2 Years in Belleville Part 1
Episode 3 is only part 1 of 2 for Bishop McGovern’s Celebration of 2 years with the Dioceses of Belleville. In this episode, Bishop McGovern begins reflecting on his previous 2 years as Bishop of the Diocese of Belleville.
April 01, 2022
Real Time with Bishop McGovern - Episode 2 Prayers for Ukraine
On the Episode 2 of Real Time with Bishop McGovern, Bishop McGovern navigates through the tragedies taking place in Ukraine and what the Catholic Church can be doing during this time. “How do we show love and effective solidarity for the people of Ukraine? When they realize, that there are a lot of people that believe what we believe. There is support for them. They are not alone.”
March 18, 2022
Real Time with Bishop McGovern - Episode 1: The Power of Prayer
Episode 1 of Real Time with Bishop McGovern features a conversation on the purpose of prayer, different types of prayer, building a routine of prayer, and reconnecting with God through prayer. “Prayer is strengthening your relationship with God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Which helps us remember, I know who I am.” Listen to the episode to hear more of Bishop McGovern’s take on prayer.
March 04, 2022
Real Time with Bishop McGovern - Episode 1 Preview The Power of Prayer
Bishop McGovern invites you to listen to his new podcast: Real Time with Bishop McGovern. The first episode features his take on the purpose of prayer. “Prayer is strengthening your relationship with God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Which helps us remember, I know who I am.” You can listen to the very first episode tomorrow on YouTube, Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
March 03, 2022