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JMJ Missions

JMJ Missions

By JMJ Missions
We are three life-long best friends who experienced conversions to our Catholic faith during our early college years. Since then, we have never looked back, and now run our own ministry. Grab some iced coffee and listen in on your commute to work!
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S3 E2: Shutting Down the 7 Deadly Sins
Why are these sins called "deadly" and how can we fight each one? Most importantly....which Spongebob character do they represent? 
01:08:07
September 21, 2022
S3 E1: Dangerous Algorithms
It's a brand new season and these algorithms are coming for your soul!! No but seriously, it's a little scary. We are back with our permanent guest, Catholic filmmaker Denielle Avila for this season! We also have some new and updated segments we're excited for you to hear. To support us, get to know us or book us for a talk: www.jmjmissions.com
39:20
September 07, 2022
S2 E14: Evangelizing in 2022 (with Taylor Schroll of Forte Catholic)
We zoomed (no pun intended) all the way down to Texas to bring on a special guest, Taylor Schroll of Forte Catholic.  Taylor's podcast is super catholic, consistent, and popular.  In fact, he was recently featured in an article on The Wall Street Journal!  Listen in as Taylor offers advice on how to evangelize in a culture that is becoming increasingly secular, as well as some talk on our all time favorite athletes.   Taylor's Podcast can be found here.   Taylor's YouTube can be found here.   www.jmjmissions.com
31:35
July 21, 2022
S2 E13: From Satan to...Saint?
Most conversion stories you hear usually involve typical party lifestyle sins...maybe too much alcohol, promiscuity, or idol worship.  Blessed Bartolo Longo was a full blown satanist.  This dude was ORDAINED in satanist ministry and was drawn back to the Lord with immense force.  He renounced his evil ways, and worked to evangelize countless souls afterwards.  Listen in to hear the full story!  Our YouTube:  JMJ Missions Instagram: @jmjmissions Website:  www.jmjmissions.com Pray for us, we are praying for you! 
38:28
June 28, 2022
S2 E12: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
Our good friend Denielle ventured outside of her comfort zone to join us on this podcast! Denielle is normally behind the scenes, directing the show, but today she stepped in front of the camera (or microphone) to offer her thoughts about the necessity for Christians to stand up for their faith and preach the Gospel.  Listen in as we argue about whether or not Central New Jersey actually exists, what virtues we need to conquer pride,  and why Padre Pio is the perfect saint to invoke when dealing with comfort zone issues!  Our YouTube:  JMJ Missions Instagram: @jmjmissions Website:  www.jmjmissions.com Pray for us, we are praying for you!
44:39
June 08, 2022
S2 E11: Bible Roulette Round 2 (feat. Nicole)
Special guest, Nicole, our official Bible reader, is back for another round of Bible Roulette! Each of us will choose a random book, chapter, and verse to see where The Holy Spirit wants to take us! Will the readings connect?? Spoiler alert....YES.   Our YouTube:  JMJ Missions Instagram: @jmjmissions Website:  www.jmjmissions.com Pray for us, we are praying for you!
29:17
May 24, 2022
S2 E10: Is Your Church Dead? Bring It To Life
Grab some coffee, preferably iced, and listen in on a conversation with our very own former youth minister, Kari Janisse! Kari ran the young adult group that changed our lives forever.  She is an EXTREMELY successful youth minister who truly knows how to light up a parish or ministry.  Listen as we talk about the challenges parishes face nowadays along with some tips on how to run a successful ministry.   Kari's YouTube:  "Youth Ministry Insights" on the "Talking Catholic" channel Instagram:  @youthministryinsights  Our YouTube:  JMJ Missions Instagram: @jmjmissions Website:  www.jmjmissions.com Pray for us, we are praying for you!
38:58
May 10, 2022
S2 E9: What's Happening To Men?
It seems like good men are in low supply today.  Why is this?  What does it mean to be a toxic man? Grab some coffee and listen to Dan and Anthony weigh in on this issue and discuss a few saints who fully demonstrated virtues that all men should strive for.   Visit our website: www.jmjmissions.com Subscribe to our YouTube:  JMJ Missions Instagram and TikTok:  @jmjmissions  Pray for us, we are praying for you! 
45:18
March 23, 2022
S2 E8: Did Mary Predict All of This?
Did Our Lady of Fatima predict Russia's recent actions? Was Russia ever consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart?  Dan and Anthony discuss Catholic prophecy, recent events, Servant of God Maria Esperanza, and our favorite bottled water brands!  Our website:  www.jmjmissions.com Instagram: @jmjmissions TikTok:  @jmjmissions
44:11
March 09, 2022
S2 E7: Why Do We Do This? With Amber Rose, @the_religious_hippie
We talk conversion, demons (literally), evangelization, and Chick-fil-A waffle fries social media extraordinaire, Amber Rose! You might know her on TikTok and IG as @the_religious_hippie. Amber is our first guest in a long time and this was a fun one!  Book Us/Website: www.jmjmissions.com Follow Us! @jmjmissions 
01:05:01
February 10, 2022
S2 E6: Marijuana, Roe v. Wade, and Blessed Francis Seelos
A quick word on abortion followed by a very candid discussion whether weed is morally acceptable, along with some advice on how to use your faith to deal with suffering and anxiety. We also discuss countries we'd love to visit, and a very interesting future German-American Saint!  Book us to speak or get more info on our website: www.jmjmissions.com Subscribe to us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter/TikTok and Instagram: @jmjmissions
46:09
January 21, 2022
S2 E5: Is Harry Potter Bad?? Featuring St. Paul
We're back from Christmas break! Here we discuss the Harry Potter series and whether it's spiritually harmful (or not) to watch the movies and read the books. Plus, some advice on video game addictions, our LEAST favorite music artists, and our Saint Cup winner: St. Paul.  For more info on us, or to book us at your church: www.jmjmissions.com Subscribe to our YouTube Channel or follow us on Instagram/TikTok: @jmjmissions.  ...spreading the Gospel by all means, one soul at a time. 
42:26
January 12, 2022
S2 E4: Sad and Tired? Fight It.
The JMJ fellas talk about how to overcome sadness and sluggishness using both spiritual and practical means. This session includes a discussion of Christian mystic Sadhu Sundar Singh, St. Dymphna, and some killer Christmas presents. Website/Book Us: www.jmjmissions.com Subscribe to us on YouTube here.  Spreading the Gospel by all means, one soul at a time. 
42:11
December 15, 2021
S2 E3: "Religious Person" Stereotypes, Billy Joel and St. Maria Goretti
"Religious people think they're better than everyone else." You've probably heard that stereotype, and others too. We break down a few of the most common ways Catholics/Christians get stereotyped, whether or not they have any validity, and how we can avoid each one. Also, Billy Joel gets a shoutout and St. Maria Goretti is (fittingly!) drawn from the Saint Cup.  We do other stuff too!  More Info/Book Us: www.jmjmissions.com Watch our videos and subscribe to our YouTube Channel
58:08
November 30, 2021
S2, E2: Our Embarrassing Moments, Chastity, and Blessed Chiara Badano
A funny (and honest) opening segment on the most embarrassing moments of our lives, followed by our opinions and tips on relationships and how to overcome sins against purity. Finally, a very inspiring young person is chosen from the "Saint Cup." This was a fun session to record and you won't want to miss it!   Get more info or book us at: www.jmjmissions.com Subscribe on YouTube Follow us on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter: @jmjmissions
53:58
November 17, 2021
Season 2 Special: Travis Scott and TikTok
EXTRA release! Is TikTok ruining the world? Plus, we discuss the recent events in Houston, our favorite board games, and the inspiring story of St. Maximillian Kolbe.  Find us on YouTube & Facebook (JMJ Missions), Instagram & TikTok (@jmjmissions) Website/Book Us: www.jmjmissions.com
44:53
November 10, 2021
S2, E1: Divine Providence and a Mystery Saint Bucket
SEASON TWO IS HERE!  On this feast of All Saints, we talk about the meaning of divine providence, give true stories of divine intervention in our personal lives, and unveil a brand new Saint segment. Don't forget to comment the Easter egg and subscribe to us on YouTube...and consider supporting us (links below)!  JMJ Missions: Spreading the Gospel, one soul at a time.  Website/Book Us: www.jmjmissions.com
39:05
November 02, 2021
S1 E17: Fighting the Culture of Death
What happens when the culture around you seems to value comfort over human life itself? In this session, we talk abortion, hope, St. Gianna Molla, and whether or not Halloween is a pointless holiday.  For more info or to book us, go to jmjmissions.com!
34:45
October 12, 2021
S1 E16: Bible Roulette Game
Anybody can just flip open to a random page in the Bible and start reading...but there's no theater in that.  Tonight we played a round of our famous "Bible Roulette" game.  Along with a special guest, (Dan's sister, Nicole), we randomly took turns choosing a testament, book, chapter, and verse to see where we would land!  Much to our surprise, the three readings ended up having almost EXACTLY the same theme.  You'll have to listen to find out what it was! 
32:22
September 29, 2021
S1 E15: Crucifixion Confusion
If you don't understand it, looking at a crucifix can be scary. Some think it's depressing, some a sign of weakness, and even some Christians don't understand how Christ's death actually saves us. Tune in for some common misinterpretations of the cross, their solutions, and a pretty random would-you-rather debate! To support us, head to www.jmjmissions.com. God bless! 
41:11
September 15, 2021
Who We Are...in a nutshell
Brief description about what to expect in our podcasts!
01:52
August 31, 2021
S1 E14: Difficult Questions Require Difficult Answers
Most Q and A's are pretty gentle....ya know, easy questions, fluffy answers, you get it.  This one is different.  Rocco comes out SWINGING for the fences trying to stump Dan with some intense, sometimes dark (but authentic) spiritual questions.  This podcast was actually a video that we uploaded to our YouTube channel about a year ago titled "Rapid Fire Q and A."  Be sure to stick around until the end of the podcast to hear our analysis and how to connect with the Holy Spirit when faced with a difficult question.  
31:05
August 31, 2021
S1 E13: Love is Love...Right?
What is love? Baby don't hurt me....ok this isn't about the iconic song from the 90's...this is about the church's definition and explanation on what true love actually is.  
34:18
August 17, 2021
S1 E12: Binge Watching Netflix
"Next Episode in 3, 2, 1...." We all do it. You know you've been watching for three hours but the last episode ended on a cliffhanger, and the next episode is the season finale. Why is it so tempting to start watching and so difficult to stop? Listen in as we talk about the spiritual ins and outs of binge watching shows and how to free yourself from this attachment.
30:22
August 10, 2021
S1 E11: Relationships 102: Red Flags
Yo if she doesn't like coffee....or the Phillies...I'm out. Ok, not really, but today we talked about some much larger red flags to look out for when dating. Remember, no one is perfect, and we all have our flaws, but if this person is pulling you away from Christ, or vice versa, then it might be time to walk away. St. Joseph, most chaste spouse, pray for us!
34:17
July 28, 2021
S1 E10: Relationships 101: Looking for a Spouse
Our completely trustworthy, perfect, super successful tips on how to find the significant other that God may have in store for you. Trust us, we're are pros at this. Ok, not really, but you this is going to be a good topic for anyone, whether you're in a serious relationship or you're single.
46:29
July 13, 2021
S1 E9: Why Doesn't God Talk to Me?
In our first YouTube video ever, we attempted to answer the question as to Why Doesn't God Talk to Me? Many times, people will say "if God is real, why doesn't he just appear in front of us all in New York City?" The answer is revealed in today's episode!
39:59
June 28, 2021
S1 E8: Don't Be Fake
People can sense if someone is being fake REALLY quickly. Listen in as we offer a few tips on how to deal with fake people, and how to realize if you are secretly the fake one lol!
40:52
June 16, 2021
S1 E7: Real Signs, Real Miracles
From after-death healings from Saints, to Jesus walking on water, miracles are TOTALLY a thing. We discuss a few of our favorites and also settle an infamous "would you rather" question involving coffee or dessert lol.
40:39
May 19, 2021
S1 E6: Heart, Determination, & Insecurities with Vinny the Barber
Vinny the Barber, also Rocco's little brother, has been our friend for over 20 years! Through the years he has been nothing but a symbol of strength, discipline, motivation, and spiritual grit. Listen as we discuss how Vinny went from being a bullied middle schooler to the owner of his very own barbershop!
57:35
May 04, 2021
S1 E5: Feeling Lonely / Surrender to God
Loneliness has become a HUGE problem among people of all ages during the pandemic. Listen as we break down two different kinds of loneliness in this podcast; the loneliness of Jesus, and the loneliness of Judas. One is borne through the natural isolation that comes with going through our struggles, while the other comes from grave or mortal sin. We offer some tips to offer courage and consolation for those going through difficult or lonely times, and also talk about why Rocky IV is CLEARLY the best Rocky movie of all time.
34:06
April 13, 2021
S1 E4: Finding Good Spiritual Friends
JMJ invites its FIRST guest, professional photographer and longtime friend Kate from Kate McCarthy Photography to talk about our conversion experiences, along with the importance of having a solid community to help affirm your faith.
33:44
February 23, 2021
S1 E3: Being the Best Version of You
The JMJ boys talk dreams, pizza toppings, and finding your true identity in God.
35:16
February 18, 2021
S1 E2: Who Are We / Confidence in God
In tonight's podcast, Anthony, Rocco, and Dan of JMJ Missions introduce themselves and discuss their motivations and reasons for starting this ministry! Stick around to hear a few tips on how to draw your confidence from God alone! Lastly, we answer a common spiritual question of "how do we know we are forgiven by God?" Pray for us, we are praying for you!
35:13
February 11, 2021
S1 E1: Powerful Prayer
Welcome to our first episode!! Tonight we discussed some of our most powerful moments of prayer that we ever experienced. JMJ Missions is composed of three lifelong best friends, who's mission is to spread the Gospel one soul at a time! We are professional motivational speakers, Catholic YouTubers, and podcasters. Show more
18:33
February 09, 2021