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Let's Talk Parish!

Let's Talk Parish!

By Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento, CA
This podcast seeks to create a greater sense of community among our parishioners. Each episode will feature a Cathedral staff member or parishioner in a casual discussion with Christian Jensen. A new episode will come out every other Saturday.
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LTP Episode #16 with Rachel Songer
Episode 16 In episode #16 we talk with Rachel Songer. Rachel is a Cantor for the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Parish and the Soprano Choral Scholar for the Cathedral’s English Choir. Let’s Talk Parish is co-produced by Rex Rallanka, Titi Kila, and Chris Jensen. The theme music is “Live and Be Happy” by Valentina Gribanova. The host is Chris Jensen. If you would like to call us and leave a comment or a suggestion, the phone # to leave a message is 916.545.5376. Please subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss any episodes. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
51:29
June 19, 2021
Preview of Episode #16 with Rachel Songer
Rachel is one of 4 Cantors and the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, and one of our Choral Scholars. Be sure and subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss next week's full episode. Let’s Talk Parish is co-produced by Rex Rallanka, Titi Kila, and Chris Jensen. The theme music is “Live and Be Happy” by Valentina Gribanova. The host is Chris Jensen. If you would like to call us and leave a comment or a suggestion, the phone # to leave a message is 916.545.5376. Please subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss any episodes. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
04:22
June 12, 2021
Episode #15 with Anthony Simene
In episode #15 we talk with Anthony Simene. He has been an altar server for 17 years, beginning when he was 8 years old. Let’s Talk Parish is co-produced by Rex Rallanka, Titi Kila, and Chris Jensen. The theme music is “Live and Be Happy” by Valentina Gribanova. The host is Chris Jensen. If you would like to call us and leave a comment or a suggestion, the phone # to leave a message is 916.545.5376. Please subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss any episodes. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
59:55
June 5, 2021
Preview of Episode #15 with Anthony Simene
Anthony Simene has been an Altar Server at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament for 17 years. Please join us next week for the full episode. Let’s Talk Parish is co-produced by Rex Rallanka, Titi Kila, and Chris Jensen. The theme music is “Live and Be Happy” by Valentina Gribanova. The host is Chris Jensen. If you would like to call us and leave a comment or a suggestion, the phone # to leave a message is 916.545.5376. Please subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss any episodes. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
03:49
May 29, 2021
Episode 14 with Marilynn Fairgood
In episode 14 we talk with Marilynn Fairgood. Marilynn is the current co-ordinator for the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament’s Brown Bag Lunch program where food is distributed to those living near the Cathedral. It operates Tues. through Fri. from 8am to 9am. Let’s Talk Parish is co-produced by Rex Rallanka, Titi Kila, and Chris Jensen. The theme music is “Live and Be Happy” by Valentina Gribanova. The host is Chris Jensen. If you would like to call us and leave a comment or a suggestion, the phone # to leave a message is 916.545.5376. Please subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss any episodes. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
01:13:39
May 22, 2021
Preview of Episode 14 with Marilynn Fairgood
Marilynn Fairgood is the current coordinator for the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament's Brown Bag Lunch program. It is a program designed to feed our downtown homeless guests that are located near the Cathedral Square between J & K Streets on 11th Street. Here she tells the story of why she first decided to participate as a volunteer in the program. Please join us next week for the full episode.
05:28
May 15, 2021
LTP #13 with Joseph (Joey) Martinez
In episode thirteen, we talk with Joseph (Joey) Martinez. He is a volunteer for the Cathedral Brown Bag Lunch program, providing food to our downtown homeless, and food insecure guests. He is also a member of the Cathedral Parish Council. Let’s Talk Parish is co-produced by Rex Rallanka, Titi Kila, and Chris Jensen. The theme music is “Live and Be Happy” by Valentina Gribanova. The host is Chris Jensen. If you would like to call us and leave a comment or a suggestion, the phone # to leave a message is 916.545.5376. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
01:00:34
May 8, 2021
Let's Talk Parish Episode 13 with Joseph Martinez - Preview
This preview with Joseph (Joey) Martinez is a glimpse of what the whole episode has in store. Please join us next Saturday, 5/8/21.
05:60
May 1, 2021
Let's Talk Parish Episode 12 with Fred Heacock
In episode twelve, we talk with Fred Heacock. Fred is a catechist, a Reader/Lector, and an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion. Until recently, he has been scheduling other lay liturgical ministers to serve at Mass. Fred is retired, and lives with his wife, Grace, in West Sacramento. Let’s Talk Parish is produced and directed by Rex Rallanka. Associate producers are Titi Kila and Chris Jensen. The music is “Path to Glory” by Ihor Vitsinskyy. The host is Chris Jensen. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
01:00:50
April 24, 2021
Let's Talk Parish Episode 12 Preview with Fred Heacock
Fred Heacock is retired, and has been active in parish life, participating as a catechist for RCIA, a Lay Reader for Mass, an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion (often abbreviated as EM), and as scheduler for both Readers, and EMs. We hope this preview whets your appetite for the full episode.
11:17
April 17, 2021
Let's Talk Parish Episode 11 with Sister Lisa Marie Doty, FDCC
Episode 11 In episode eleven we talk with Sister Lisa Marie Doty, FDCC ("Figlie Della Carità Canossiane" = “Canossian Daughters of Charity). Sr. Lisa Marie is our Cathedral Director of Religious Education and Faith Formation. Let’s Talk Parish is produced and directed by Rex Rallanka. Associate producers are Titi Kila and Chris Jensen. The music is “Path to Glory” by Ihor Vitsinskyy. The host is Chris Jensen. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
01:29:20
April 10, 2021
Let's Talk Parish with Sr. Lisa Marie Doty - Preview
I sat down with Sr. Lisa Marie Doty on the day of the Solemnity of the Annunciation. Today we present a small taste of that conversation. Please join us for the full episode on April, 10, 2021.
04:27
April 3, 2021
Let's Talk Parish Episode 10 with Victor Goranov
In episode ten, we talk with Victor Goranov. Victor was received into the Catholic Church, here at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, in 2008, and is currently in formation to be ordained a priest. Let’s Talk Parish is produced and directed by Rex Rallanka. Associate producers are Titi Kila and Chris Jensen. The music is “Path to Glory” by Ihor Vitsinskyy. The host is Chris Jensen. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
01:16:58
March 27, 2021
Let's Talk Parish Episode 9 with Regina Fagan
Episode Nine: In episode nine, we talk with Regina Fagan. Regina has been a parishioner since the early eighties, and is a liturgical minister serving as both Reader and an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Let’s Talk Parish is produced and directed by Rex Rallanka. Associate producers are Titi Kila and Chris Jensen. The music is “Path to Glory” by Ihor Vitsinskyy. The host is Chris Jensen. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
55:51
March 13, 2021
Episode 8: The Cathedral Stream Team Part 2 & Episode 9 Preview with Regina Fagan
In episode eight, we continue our talk with the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Stream Team. The team consists of Titi Kila, Joseph Visitaction, Alex Valtierra, Victor Amador, Victoria Ramos, and Ruben Arocan. We had a lot of fun, and the episode is punctuated with laughter. Following this episode is a preview of episode 9 with Regina Fagan. Let’s Talk Parish is produced and directed by Rex Rallanka. Associate producers are Titi Kila and Chris Jensen. The music is “Path to Glory” by Ihor Vitsinskyy. The host is Chris Jensen. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
01:02:15
March 6, 2021
Episode 7 - The Cathedral Stream Team, Part 1
In episode seven we talk with the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Stream Team. The team consists of Titi Kila, Joseph Visitacion, Alex Valtierra, Victor Amador, Victoria Ramos, and Ruben Arocan. We had a lot of fun, and the episode is punctuated with laughter. We talked for almost 2 hours, so I have made their episode in 2 parts. You won’t have to wait 2 weeks for part 2. You should be able to listen to it next Saturday. Let’s Talk Parish is produced and directed by Rex Rallanka. Associate producers are Titi Kila and Chris Jensen. The music is “Path to Glory” by Ihor Vitsinskyy. The host is Chris Jensen. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
53:34
February 27, 2021
Episode 7 Preview – Cathedral Stream Team
For Episode 7 we decided to talk with the Stream Team at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. They produce all of the Liturgical Live Streams. Cathedral Stream Team consists of Titi Kila, Joe Visitacion, Victor Amador, Victoria Ramos, Ruben Arocan, and Alex Valtierra. The recording didn't go as planned, but I was able to salvage some clips that hopefully give you an idea of how fun this group is. Be sure to tune in next Saturday 2/27/2021 for the complete episode. Let’s Talk Parish is produced and directed by Rex Rallanka. Associate producers are Titi Kila and Chris Jensen. The music is “Path to Glory” by Ihor Vitsinskyy. The host is Chris Jensen. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
10:52
February 20, 2021
Episode 6 – Rex Rallanka
In episode six we talk with Rex Rallanka, the Director of Music at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. We had a lot of fun making the episode, while talking about his life, education, and family life. Let’s Talk Parish is produced and directed by Rex Rallanka. Associate producers are Titi Kila and Chris Jensen. The music is “Path to Glory” by Ihor Vitsinskyy. The host is Chris Jensen. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
56:19
February 13, 2021
Episode 6 Preview – Rex Rallanka
This is a preview of our conversation with Rex Rallanka, Music Director for the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The full episode will air on Saturday, 2/13/2021. Let’s Talk Parish is produced and directed by Rex Rallanka. Associate producers are Titi Kila and Chris Jensen. The music is “Path to Glory” by Ihor Vitsinskyy. The host is Chris Jensen. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
03:55
February 6, 2021
Episode 5 with Sister Jenny
Episode Five: In episode five we talk with Sister Genevieve (Jenny) Aldeghi, who was at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament for 18 years. We talk about her journey of faith from the days before becoming a Religious Sister to today. Let’s Talk Parish is produced and directed by Rex Rallanka. Associate producers are Titi Kila and Chris Jensen. The music is “Path to Glory” by Ihor Vitsinskyy. The host is Chris Jensen. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
52:47
January 30, 2021
Episode 4 with Dorothy Corgiat
In episode four we talk with Dorothy Corgiat. She shares her ministry with children both in religious education and a liturgical setting. She also shares her life as a Lay Canossian. Let’s Talk Parish is produced and directed by Rex Rallanka. Associate producers are Titi Kila and Chris Jensen. The music is “Path to Glory” by Ihor Vitsinskyy. The host is Chris Jensen. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
01:05:05
January 16, 2021
Episode 4 Preview - Dorothy Corgiat
In this preview Dorothy tells us about an experience from her childhood. Let’s Talk Parish is produced and directed by Rex Rallanka. Associate producers are Titi Kila and Chris Jensen. The music is “Path to Glory” by Ihor Vitsinskyy. The host is Chris Jensen. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
03:20
January 9, 2021
Episode 3: Deacon Omar and Janet Bardales
In episode three we talk with Deacon Omar and his wife Janet Bardales. They share how they met, their upbringing in the Christian faith, and what Christmas means to them. Let’s Talk Parish is produced and directed by Rex Rallanka. Associate producers are Titi Kila and Chris Jensen. The music is “Path to Glory” by Ihor Vitsinskyy. The host is Chris Jensen. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
01:00:11
January 2, 2021
Let's Talk Parish Episode 3-Preview: "We met in a disco"
In this preview Janet Bardales tells her side of the story about how she met Deacon Omar. Let’s Talk Parish is produced and directed by Rex Rallanka. Associate producers are Titi Kila and Chris Jensen. The music is “Path to Glory” by Ihor Vitsinskyy. The host is Chris Jensen. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
04:08
December 26, 2020
Episode 2: Michael Ognisty, Sacristan
In episode two we talk with Micheal Ognisty, Sacristan of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Michael shares with us some of his experiences growing up, and who has mentored and been examples to him as he learned to be a liturgical minister. Let’s Talk Parish is produced and directed by Rex Rallanka. Associate producers are Titi Kila and Chris Jensen. The music is “Path to Glory” by Ihor Vitsinskyy. The host is Chris Jensen. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
56:39
December 19, 2020
Preview of Episode 2: Michael Ognisty, Sacristan
Michael Ognisty is the Sacristan for the Cathedral of Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento, CA. Hopefully, this brief preview will tide you over until the full episode is available on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. Let’s Talk Parish is produced and directed by Rex Rallanka. Associate producers are Titi Kila and Chris Jensen. The music is “Path to Glory” by Ihor Vitsinskyy. The host is Chris Jensen. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
04:49
December 12, 2020
Episode I: Very Rev. Michael O'Reilly, Rector
In episode one we talk with Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. He gives a blessing for the podcast, and we talk about his life growing up, and his life as a priest. Let’s Talk Parish is produced and directed by Rex Rallanka. Associate producers are Titi Kila and Chris Jensen. The music is “Path to Glory” by Ihor Vitsinskyy. The host is Chris Jensen. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
47:41
December 5, 2020
Preview of Episode 1: Fr. Michael O'Reilly
Here is a snippet from our first episode where Fr. Michael O'Reilly blesses the new Cathedral podcast. The full episode will appear Saturday, December 5, 2020. Let’s Talk Parish is produced and directed by Rex Rallanka. Associate producers are Titi Kila and Chris Jensen. The music is “Path to Glory” by Ihor Vitsinskyy. The host is Chris Jensen. A special thanks goes to the Very Reverend, Father Michael O’Reilly, Rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral appreciates your financial support. Please consider giving online as we continue our ministry via the Internet. Click https://secure.etransfer.com/CathBles... to donate.
02:24
December 1, 2020