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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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Season 2 Episode 14 with Mike Lara
Mike Lara was baptized, confirmed, and received his first eucharist this last Easter Vigil, April 16, 2022. We get to hear his process of conversion, and his journey through RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). 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. Our 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.
58:08
June 25, 2022
S2 E13 with Oscar Ramirez
Oscar Ramirez was born in Cuba prior to the revolution. He shares his journey growing up in an anti-catholic environment, and then transitioning to life in the USA.
01:30:54
June 11, 2022
LTP S2 E12 with Victor Amador
Victor Amador helped me with my audio setup when this podcast series began. Now, finally, I get to sit down and have a proper conversation. Victor has been away from the Cathedral Parish for the past year at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon. Give a listen, and find out how C.S. Lewis helped to rekindle Victor’s faith. 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. Our 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.
01:08:21
May 28, 2022
Season 2 Episode 11 with Rick Visineau
In this episode we chat with Rick Visineau. Rick is a cantor for many in not most of the daily noon Masses at the Cathedral. Rick unfolds his story of how God showed his love and mercy to him at a time when he desperately needed it. 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. Our 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.
54:14
May 14, 2022
S2:E10 with Salvatore (Sal) Atti
Sunday after our 10 am Mass I was able to sit down and chat with one of our cantors, Sal Atti. Sal came to the Cathedral in 2017 from Buffalo, NY. He was being successful in the music world when God took him in a different direction. It’s still music, only different. 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. Our 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.
01:46:00
May 07, 2022
S:2 E:9 With Nancy Fairbanks
We talk with Nancy Fairbanks. Nancy loves to serve and keep busy. She found her faith as an adult, after enduring the slings and arrows of life. Finding purpose in Christ, and joy in serving the people of God at the Cathedral, Nancy shares her faith journey. 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. Our 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.
01:08:12
April 23, 2022
LTP S2 E8 with Beatrice De La Torre and Sylvia Rincon
We talked with Beatrice De La Torre and Sylvia Rincon. They are best friends and very funny. We laughed and cried. Their stories of faith are truly inspiring. They are part of the A.C.T.S. community. I didn’t know them before this, and I was blessed in our meeting.
01:33:49
April 09, 2022
S2, E7 Guadalupe and Selena Degadillo
We talked with Guadalupe and Selena Degadillo, a mother and daughter who serve at our Spanish Mass as cantor and piano player. I met Selena when she joined our English Choir a few months back, and I am meeting Guadalupe for the first time. 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. Our 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.
01:17:35
March 26, 2022
Season 2 Episode 6 with Patrick and Amy McCormick
We talked Amy into chatting with us. I’m sure glad she did. Both Amy and Patrick are Lay Canossians, both are Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, and both are catechists for RCIA. 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. Our 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.
01:16:54
March 14, 2022
LTP Season 2, Episode 5 with Patrick McCormick
After a brief break I was able to sit down with Patrick McCormick. Patrick is a Reader, an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, a catechist for RCIA, and a member of our parish A.C.T.S. ministry. Join us as we talk about his life leading up to meeting his wife Amy. Hopefully, I will chat with Amy, and then chat with the both of them together. 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. Our 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.
56:46
February 26, 2022
S2:E4 with Jonathan & Rayn Hansen
In this episode we talk with Jonathan & Raynelle Hansen. Jon is one of four cantors for the Cathedral, and sings in the choir. Rayn is also a choir member. They each share their journeys of faith. Rayn shares a profound conversion experience. 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. Our 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.
01:01:20
January 29, 2022
Season 2 Episode 3 with Pete Ruffing
In this episode we meet Pete Ruffing. Pete is married and has six children. We talk about his growing up, schooling, career, and family life, all in the context of his faith. At one point Pete mentions Saint Pascal Baylon. I’d never heard of him, and if he is new to you also, here is a link where you can learn more about him. https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-paschal-baylon 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. Our 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.
01:37:44
January 15, 2022
Season 2 Episode 2 with Karen Russell
In this episode I chat with Karen Russell. Karen has recently celebrated her 40th year with the Cathedral Choir. She was one of the Cathedral Cantors for many years, and currently is the Cathedral Choir Choral Scholar for the Alto section. She shares memories of growing up and singing along with various memories of her time at the Cathedral. 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. Our 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.
01:41:06
January 01, 2022
LTP Season 2, Episode 1 with Jaime Elizaldi and Edith Gonzales
In this episode, I chat with Jaime Elizaldi and his wife, Edith Gonzales. They are part of our Spanish community. Jaime is the Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus Council at the Cathedral Parish. Edith, among other things, has a radio show on Radio Santisimo Sacramento. Hear about how they met, their faith journeys and what they are doing now. 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. Our 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.
01:02:05
December 18, 2021
LTP #28: The Producers, A Recap of Our First Year
The Producers: in this episode we hear from the creators and producer of Let’s Talk Parish, Rex Rallanka, Titi Kila, and Chris Jensen. They discuss how the podcast came about, some statistics, challenges, and thoughts about the future. 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. Our 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.
42:32
December 04, 2021
LTP Episode #27 with Stephanie Fry Rallanka
In this episode I visit with Stephanie Fry Rallanka. She has been a chorister for the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, and was a cantor for daily Mass until the birth of her son Jesse. She is also the wife of our Music Director. Her journey of faith took her from one coast to the other with many ups and downs. Near the beginning of our chat, Stephanie mentions the Oratorians. Here is a link: Oratory https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oratory_of_Saint_Philip_Neri In Monterey https://www.oratoriosanfilippo.org/congr/monterey.htm 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. Our 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.
01:02:20
November 20, 2021
LTP #26 with Maria Rosario
In this episode I talk with Maria Rosario. She serves in many capacities at the Cathedral, one of which is catechizing children to receive their first Holy Communion. She shares her devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and 2000 Hail Marys. 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. Our 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.
55:17
November 06, 2021
LTP #25 with Chris Jensen, Hosted by Titi Kila
In this episode we talk with the host of Let’s Talk Parish, Chris Jensen. Titi Kila, one of the producers, is the Guest Host. Chris talks about his time growing up in the Episcopal Church, and his journey to the Roman Catholic Church. 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. Our 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.
01:14:26
October 23, 2021
LTP #24 with Brian and Barbara Chow
In episode 24 we talk with Brian and Barbara Chow. They are members of the Sacramento Chinese Catholic Community (SCCC). At one time, the SCCC was independent, but in the last few years they became part of the Cathedral Parish. Brian and Barbara have been active in the SCCC for many years. 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. Our 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.
01:02:21
October 09, 2021
LTP #23 with Richard Zacaroli
In episode 23 we talk with Richard (Rich) Zacaroli. Rich has traveled all over the world and has a unique outlook on life. He is also a Lay Liturgical Minister here at the Cathedral. Things mentioned in the episode which may be of interest are: A Brief History of the Moravian Church Xavieran Brothers Robin DiAngelo, author of “White Fragility” and other books 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. Our 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.
52:16
September 25, 2021
Let's Talk Parish Announcement
We have decided to discontinue the previews for each episode. So, new episodes will only appear every two weeks.
02:43
September 18, 2021
LTP #22 with Deyanira Gálvez
In episode 22 we talk with Deyanira Gálvez. We learn about how God provided her daughter Guadalupe Elizabeth. We also hear about her experience with domestic abuse. If you, someone you love, or a friend, are in a violent or abusive situation and wish to talk to someone, here are some resources: My Sister’s House 916.428.3271 A Community for Peace 916.728.7210 WEAVE 916.920.2952 Catholic Charities 866.682.2166 National Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7, Toll-free) 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) There is also wannatalkaboutit.com where you can find information on how to find support for sexual violence & abuse, mental health & well-being, and self-harm & suicide 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. Our 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.
54:23
September 11, 2021
LTP #22 Preview with Deyanira Gálvez
In this preview, there are two clips from my chat with Deyanira Gálvez. In the first clip we hear about an early memory regarding her faith journey, and in the second we hear about when she stepped away from her faith. Join us next week when we get the whole story, and hear about a miracle in her life that helped draw her back to her faith. 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. Our 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.
06:44
September 04, 2021
LTP #21 with Bishop Emeritus William Weigand
In Episode 21 we talk with Bishop William Weigand, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Sacramento. He was Bishop here for 15 years after service as Bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City. He spent 10 years as a missionary priest in Caly, Colombia, being sent there by the Bishop of the Diocese of Idaho. Being ordained a priest in the early 1960’s, and working for the Bishop, he had a ringside seat to the Second Vatican 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. Our 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.
01:35:55
August 28, 2021
LTP #21 Preview with Bishop Emeritus William Weigand
I sat down with Bishop Emeritus William Weigand on the Memorial of St. Claire. I spent 90 minutes listening to his story. Let's dip our toes in the water, and get ready to hear the full episode next Saturday 8/27/2021. 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. Our 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.
07:17
August 21, 2021
Episode #20 with Deacon Edgar and Leticia Hilbert
In Episode 20 we talk with Deacon Edgar and Leticia Hilbert. Deacon Edgar primarily serves during the Spanish Mass at 12:00 pm on Sundays. He also administers our Cathedral Front Door Ministry. Nowadays at the Cathedral, being a deacon is a family affair. We chat about how they met, going back and forth from California and Mexico, and how they ended up in the Permanent Diaconate. 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. Our 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.
01:01:52
August 14, 2021
LTP #20 Preview with Deacon Edgar and Leticia Hilbert
This is a brief preview of the full episode which will appear next Saturday, August 14, 2021.  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.
07:02
August 07, 2021
Episode #19 with Father Guillermo (Memo) Hernandez
In episode 19 we talk with Father Guillermo (Memo) Hernandez. He is a priest in residence here at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. He is also the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Sacramento. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17, you have the opportunity to learn about the Priesthood, Diaconate and Married Life through daily on-line sessions. For more information, please click the link - Quo Vadis (Where are you going?) 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.
01:07:02
July 31, 2021
LTP #19 Preview with Father Guillermo (Memo) Hernandez
Fr. Memo is the Vocations Director for the Diocese of Sacramento, and is a priest in residence a the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. We hope you enjoyed this preview, and will join us for the full episode next Saturday. 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.
05:34
July 24, 2021
#18 with John Fairbanks
In episode 18 we talk with John Fairbanks. He is part of the A.C.T.S. Music Ministry here at the Cathedral. A.C.T.S. stands for Adoration, Community, Theology, Service. He also serves as an Extraordinary Minister of Communion, among other things. Included in this episode is a song he wrote “Help Me See”. The words are John’s, and the music is by John Taylor and Jim MacEgan. 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.
50:18
July 17, 2021
LTP #18 Preview with John Fairbanks
In this episode, John talks about music (mostly) and a little about bike riding. Please join us next week when you will hear more about both. 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.
06:55
July 10, 2021
#17 with Father Michael Kiernan
In episode 17 we talk with Fr. Michael Kiernan. Fr. Kiernan came to the USA from Ireland in 1977. We chat about his growing up in Ireland and his coming to America. He was rector of the Cathedral for a few years. 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.
01:03:25
July 03, 2021
LTP # 17 Preview with Fr. Kiernan "Pizza & Corn on the Cob"
For this preview, I have chosen a couple of stories from the full episode. Father Michael Kiernan was born and raised in Ireland. He came to the USA in the 70's. Please join us next Saturday 7/3/2021 for the full episode.
06:10
June 26, 2021
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 05, 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 08, 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 01, 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 03, 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 06, 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 06, 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 09, 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 02, 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 05, 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 01, 2020