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The Catholic Deacon

By Deacon Stephen Valgos
The Catholic Deacon is directed primarily to sharing reflections on Sacred Scripture from the weekday or Sunday lectionary, as well as Catholic teachings from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Listen, share, and support!
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1.2.22 The Epiphany of the Lord: Bad Leaders Beware!

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1.2.22 The Epiphany of the Lord: Bad Leaders Beware!
Deacon Stephen says that Herod and other immoral, unjust, and unworthy leaders are right to be concerned about Jesus and his disciples. Catholics and non-catholic Christians are inspired by God to do his will first and foremost. The Church as seen the rise and fall of empires, kingdoms, and various forms of government. We obey God's laws and our well-formed conscience first. Period. Bad leaders should beware.
10:13
January 02, 2022
1.1.22 The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2022
Deacon Stephen that the story of Jesus' birth can be trusted. The Word of God is never forgotten for those whose heart it penetrates. 
10:42
January 01, 2022
The Feast of the Holy Family 2021: Our Model
Deacon Stephen sees the Holy family as our model of holiness, that can be followed in three steps, according to the Gospel today. 
10:47
December 26, 2021
The Nativity of the Lord 2021: Among the Saints
Deacon Stephen gives his Christmas homily, calling the disciples of Jesus to want more than anything the gift of eternal life with God. 
15:13
December 24, 2021
12.19.21 Sun. Homily: The Visitation
Deacon Stephen teaches that we were made for the visitation, to love each other, and be near each other. That certainly explains the difficulty so many of us have had during COVID shutdown! 
09:49
December 20, 2021
12.15.21 Wed. Homily: Faith Formation
Deacon Stephen's homily is for the faith formation students, and focuses on the upcoming Sunday readings. 
06:07
December 16, 2021
12.12.21 Sun. Homily: Rejoice Always!
On this 3rd Sunday of Advent, we rejoice! The Lord is near, and God's desire is that we be filled with joy, now and always!
15:08
December 13, 2021
12.8.21 Wed. Homily: Faith Formation Homily
Deacon Stephen gives the Wednesday catechism class a homily for the upcoming Sunday readings. 
09:15
December 09, 2021
11.28.21 Sun. Homily: A Warning & A Prayer
Deacon Stephen says that as we begin Advent, we look forward to the return of the Lord. Today's Gospel offers us both a warning and a prayer. 
12:39
November 29, 2021
11.3.21 Wed. Homily: Your 2-Cents
Deacon Stephen encourages youths to give whatever they have to God. 
06:14
November 04, 2021
10.27.21 Wed. Homily: Love
Deacon Stephen speaks to the youth about the importance of love. 
11:54
October 28, 2021
10.20.21 Wed. Homily: See and Follow
Deacon Stephen
10:05
October 21, 2021
10.17.21 Sun. Homily: Christian Leadership
Deacon Stephen
10:21
October 18, 2021
10.13.21 Wed. Homily: Be First
Deacon Stephen tells the youth that if they want to be greatest in the kingdom of God, they need to be first. First to love, first to forgive, and first to serve. 
08:10
October 14, 2021
10.6.21 Wed. Homily: Do What's Good
Deacon Stephen explains that our Lord teaches us to pray. 
11:11
October 07, 2021
9.29.21 Wed. Homily: Feast of the Archangels
Deacon Stephen on Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, archangels.
10:35
September 30, 2021
9.26.21 Sun. Homily: Speak Up!
Deacon Stephen said that we must be willing to Speak Up! Like the prophets of old, we too have the Spirit of God and are called to prophesy! Would that all would be so courageous to speak God's truth to a world filled with sin and violence. 
11:45
September 27, 2021
9.22.21 Wed. Homily: On A Journey
Deacon Stephen reminds us that this is not our home, and like the disciples, (and the Marines) we are called to "pack light and freeze at night." We cannot become anchored to this earth lest it become an impediment to heavenly glory!
06:40
September 23, 2021
9.19.21 Sun. Homily: Self - LESS
Deacon Stephen explains that the Christian life is marked by the  struggle to think more about others and less about ourselves; it can be  quite counter cultural, but it is the life of loving service that  compels us.
16:60
September 19, 2021
9.15.21 Wed. Homily: United In Her Sorrow
Deacon Stephen reflects on the Memorial of our Lady of Sorrows. Mary  embraced her many pains and suffering in her love for Jesus. We too are  invited to offer up our sufferings to the Lord.
10:46
September 15, 2021
9.12.21 Sun. Homily: Never Forget
Deacon Stephen reminds us that we should never forget the sacrifice and  love of men and women offering their lives for others on Sept. 11, but  also that we must never forget who we are and that we are called to  love.
14:46
September 12, 2021
9.8.19 Wed. Homily: The Perfect Age
Deacon Stephen explains that the genealogy of Jesus Christ isn't about  bloodlines, but rather about the plan of salvation unfolding from  Abraham to Jesus who inaugurates the perfect age...the Kingdom of God.
12:28
September 08, 2021
9.5.21 Sun. Homily: Make No Distiction
Deacon explains that during difficult times we need to work hard to make no distinction between one person and another. Our call is to love all of God's creatures and all of creation. By this work and this love, our faith is revealed.
15:24
September 06, 2021
9.1.21 Wed. Homily: Be That Church
Deacon Stephen Valgos
07:29
September 01, 2021
8.29.21 Sun. Homily: With You!
Deacon Stephen speaks on the importance of being there to support our church, it's leaders, and our country--and not just pay lip service!
15:16
August 29, 2021
8.25.21 Wed. Homily: What's Inside
Deacon Stephen explains that the world is hyper-concerned with what's on the outside, but our Lord teaches that it's what's on the inside that matters most!
06:44
August 26, 2021
8.22.21 Sun. Homily: To Whom Shall We Go?
Deacon Stephen explains that we are not called to understanding, but rather to fidelity to the Lord--to stand by his side, to walk with him as far as the journey takes us. It is he, after all, who has the words of eternal life. 
14:06
August 22, 2021
8.18.21 Wed. Homily: Just and Generous
Deacon Stephen explains that the disciple of Jesus is called to be like his Master, who treats us both with justice and generosity. 
13:21
August 18, 2021
8.15.21 The Assumption 2021: Say Yes!
Deacon Stephen explains that Mary's "yes" to God was not without difficulty or struggle, yet she still exclaimed the greatness of the Lord--even with suffering and pain. We too are called to give our yes and follow her example. 
13:26
August 15, 2021
8.4.21 Wed. Homily: St. John Vianney
Deacon Stephen Valgos gives a brief homily that recognizes this amazing priest, who worked tirelessly in response to Jesus' command to heal. 
07:23
August 05, 2021
8.1.21 Sun. Homily: Food that Endures
Deacon Stephen teaches that each of us must choose wisely between the things of this world and things of eternal value.
10:17
August 02, 2021
7.25.21 Sun. Homily: The Whole Person
Deacon Stephen Valgos 
12:13
July 25, 2021
7.14.21 Wed. Homily: Be Like Little Children
Deacon Stephen Valgos
06:06
July 14, 2021
7.12.21 ARMEE: Spare No Expense
Deacon Stephen explains the parable of the Buried Treasure and the Pearl  of Great Price. We must be willing to give up everything else of value  to experience the treasure of the kingdom of God.
41:14
July 12, 2021
7.11.21 Sun. Homily: Boxers and a Tire Iron
Deacon Stephen Valgos
14:04
July 11, 2021
7.4.21 Sun. Homily: Celebrating Freedom
Deacon Stephen Valgos speaks of true freedom, and what we ought to do with it.
11:35
July 04, 2021
6.30.21 Wed. Homily: What is the Cost?
Deacon Stephen Valgos
08:52
June 30, 2021
6.24.21 VBS 2021 Scripture Talk Day 4
Deacon Stephen Valgos
08:31
June 24, 2021
6.23.21 VBS 2021 Scripture Talk Day 3
Deacon Stephen
06:26
June 24, 2021
6.22.21 VBS 2021 Scripture Talk Day 2
Deacon Stephen Valgos
07:56
June 23, 2021
6.21.21 VBS 2021 Scripture Talk Day 1
Deacon Stephen Valgos
13:09
June 22, 2021
6.16.21 Wed. Homily: Sow Generously
Deacon Stephen Valgos.
07:30
June 16, 2021
6.8.21 Tue. Homily
This is a Homily for Tuesday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time.
06:37
June 08, 2021
6.2.21 Wed. Homily
Wednesday homily for the 9th week in Ordinary Time. 
10:56
June 02, 2021
5.30.21 Sun. Trinitarian Love
Deacon Stephen explains that understanding the Trinity is less about language as it is about relationship. The disciples encountered God and want us also to encounter and worship.
12:18
May 30, 2021
5.19.21 Wed. Homily: Working Hands
Deacon Stephen Valgos
08:18
May 19, 2021
5.9.21 Sun. Homily: God, Demons, and Saints
Deacon Stephen Valgos
13:34
May 09, 2021
5.5.21 Wed. Homily: In Communion with Jesus
Deacon Stephen Valgos
09:07
May 06, 2021
5.4.21 Tue. Homily: Do Not Be Afraid
Deacon Stephen Valgos
07:15
May 04, 2021
5.2.21 Sun. Homily: Stay Connected
Deacon Stephen Valgos
09:09
May 02, 2021
4.21.21 Wed. Homily: The Will of the Father
Deacon Stephen Valgos
11:01
April 21, 2021
4.18.21 Sun. Homily: The Greatest Gift
Deacon Stephen Valgos
11:39
April 18, 2021
4.11.21 Sun. Homily: Mercy Is Divine
Deacon Stephen Valgos
16:16
April 11, 2021
4.4.21 Easter Sunday 2021: An Example to Follow
Deacon Stephen Valgos
09:04
April 04, 2021
4.2.21 Good Friday Homily: What's So Good About Friday?
Deacon Stephen Valgos
30:13
April 02, 2021
Encountering God. Talk 4 of 8. “Take and Eat. This Is My Body.” Holy Eucharist (C.C.C. 1322 - 1419)
Offered as a lecture series over a number of months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy this series, please make a financial contribution to this ministry and keep me in prayer.
56:58
April 02, 2021
3.28.21 Palm Sun. Homily: Three Points
Deacon Stephen Valgos
16:18
March 29, 2021
3.27.21 Confirmation Talk: Fishers of Men
Deacon Stephen Valgos
17:42
March 28, 2021
3.27.21 Confirmation Talk 3 Soldiers for Christ
Deacon Stephen Valgos
25:40
March 27, 2021
3.27.21 Confirmation Talk 1 Sealing the Deal
Deacon Stephen Valgos
14:48
March 27, 2021
3.17.21 Wed. Homily: Be Like St. Patrick
Deacon Stephen Valgos
07:33
March 17, 2021
3.14.21 Sun. Homily: Whaaat?!
Deacon Stephen Valgos
10:49
March 14, 2021
3.3.21 Wed. Homily: Be a Servant
Deacon Stephen Valgos
05:51
March 03, 2021
2.28.21 Sun. Homily: Remember
Deacon Stephen Valgos
10:30
February 28, 2021
2.24.21 Wed. Homily: Be Wise & Repent
Deacon Stephen Valgos
06:00
February 24, 2021
2.10.21 Wed. Homily: From the Inside
Deacon Stephen Valgos
09:06
February 10, 2021
1.27.21 Wed. Homily: The Hard Heart
Deacon Stephen Valgos
07:39
January 27, 2021
1.24.21 Sun. Homily: Repent and Believe
Deacon Stephen Valgos
11:20
January 25, 2021
1.23.21 Walk for Life Mass Homily; Known By Name
Deacon Stephen Valgos was invited to attend a Mass dedicated to the Walk For Life at OLA. The homily reflects his view of the dignity and value of life from the very moment of conception, because, “a person’s a person no matter how small.” -Dr. Seuss
09:09
January 23, 2021
1.20.21 Wed. Homily: Be Courageous
Deacon Stephen Valgos
08:43
January 21, 2021
1.17.21 Sun. Homily: Be Their Eli
Deacon Stephen Valgos
09:25
January 18, 2021
1.6.21 Wed. Homily: Get In the Boat
Deacon Stephen Valgos
09:09
January 07, 2021
1.3.21 Epiphany Homily: Follow the Star
Deacon Stephen Valgos
12:17
January 03, 2021
1.1.21 Theotokos; All Things Are Possible
Deacon Stephen Valgos
13:00
January 01, 2021
12.27.20 Sun. The Holy Family
Deacon Stephen Valgos
12:54
December 27, 2020
12.25.20 Christmas Mass Homily: The Reason
Deacon Stephen Valgos
12:15
December 25, 2020
12.20.20 Sun. Homily: God Has a Plan
Deacon Stephen Valgos
07:57
December 21, 2020
12.16.20 Wed. Homily: What Do They See?
Deacon Stephen Valgos explains that just as Jesus' actions defined who he was  as the Christ, the awaited Messiah, so do our actions define who we are  as his followers.
09:03
December 16, 2020
12.2.20 Wed. Homily: What do You Have?
Deacon Stephen Valgos
07:32
December 03, 2020
11.29.20 Sun. Homily: Stand Guard
Deacon Stephen Valgos
10:21
November 30, 2020
11.26.20 Thanksgiving Homily: Thanks for the Toes!
Deacon Stephen Valgos talks about giving thanks even for the little things!
14:21
November 27, 2020
11.25.20 Wed. Homily: Persevere to the End
Deacon Stephen Valgos
09:03
November 26, 2020
11.22.20 Sun. Homily: Behind the Veil
Deacon Stephen Valgos
13:23
November 23, 2020
11.15.20 Sun. Homily: Principles of Stewardship
Deacon Stephen Valgos
18:51
November 16, 2020
11.8.20 Sun. Homily: Don't Wait
Deacon Stephen Valgos
15:27
November 09, 2020
11.4.20 Wed. Homily: The Cost
Deacon Stephen Valgos
08:26
November 05, 2020
10.31.20 All Saints Day Homily: Happy Hallow E'en!
Deacon Stephen Valgos talks about the true meaning of Halloween.
13:11
October 31, 2020
10.28.20 Wed. Homily: On Their Shoulders
Deacon Stephen Valgos
10:40
October 28, 2020
10.25.20 Sun. Homily: Be Compassionate
Deacon Stephen Valgos
13:28
October 25, 2020
10.21.20 Wed. Homily: God Is Watching
Deacon Stephen Valgos
08:13
October 21, 2020
10.18.20 Sun. Homily: To Caesar and To God
Deacon Stephen Valgos
12:16
October 18, 2020
10.14.20 Wed. Homily: Produce Good Fruit
Deacon Stephen Valgos
08:15
October 14, 2020
10.11.20 Sun. Homily: Where's Your Garment?
Deacon Stephen Valgos
13:43
October 11, 2020
10.7.20 Wed. Homily: Obedience, Not Understanding
Deacon Stephen Valgos
06:55
October 07, 2020
10.4.21 Sun. Homily: Gratitude
Deacon Stephen Valgos
12:16
October 04, 2020
10.3.20 TOOL Regional Day Retreat #2 Endeavors to Aid Us
Deacon Stephen Valgos
54:42
October 03, 2020
10.3.20 TOOL Regional Day Retreat #1 Pursue God!
Deacon Stephen Valgos
52:56
October 03, 2020
9.30.20 Wed. Homily: Follow Him First
Deacon Stephen Valgos
08:41
September 30, 2020
9.27.20 Sun. Homily: Respect and Obey
Deacon Stephen Valgos
12:16
September 27, 2020
9.23.20 Wed. Homily: Take Nothing!
Deacon Stephen Valgos
08:25
September 23, 2020
9.20.20 Sun. Homily: Ordination Sunday
Deacon Stephen Valgos
08:03
September 20, 2020
Church Talk: The Role of a Confirmation Sponsor
Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, explains why choosing a Confirmation is such a big deal, and they sponsor has a definite role to play in the life of a believer. 
50:16
October 02, 2010
Church Talk. Adult Ed. and The Sacrament of Reconciliation
Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, gives a talk about the Sacrament of Reconciliation and why most have an underdeveloped sense of sin, and the need for reconciliation with God and neighbor. 
01:02:09
September 02, 2010
Church Talk. Evangelization; Sharing God's Love with Others
Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, teaches the word evangelization is not exclusive to Protestant Christians, but is instead the work of EVERY Christian! 
01:03:09
August 02, 2010
Church Talk: How To Keep Christ In Christmas
Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, talks about the season of Christmas, the difference between what our Church offers us, what the world offers us, and how to stay focused on the real reason for the season. 
57:26
July 02, 2010
Church Talk. Reconciliation - Remaining In God's Love
Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, explains that reconciliation is about remaining in God's love in spite of human weakness and sin. The Lord provided a way for those who move far off to return to his love time and again. 
57:47
June 02, 2010
Church Talk. Lent; It's about Transformation...Not Chocolate
Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, explains the real purposed of the Season of Lent. Why we get ashes, why 40 days, why prayer, fasting, and alms. 
57:12
May 02, 2010
Church Talk. We Believe In Purgatory
Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, explains that Purgatory is not only a truth of the faith, but a reasonable explanation for the intersection of grace, and life, and human weakness and sin. Purgatory just makes sense. 
01:04:32
April 02, 2010
Church Talk: The Role of Parents In the Church
Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, teaches from the Catechism about the role of parents and of children in the Church. 
22:50
March 02, 2010
Church Talk. Jesus, Are You In There? The Real Presence
Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, explains why Catholics profess the real presence of Jesus Christ under the appearance of ordinary bread and wine. 
01:08:60
February 02, 2010
Church Talk. Where We Got the Bible
Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, gives an important talk about where the Bible came from, its writing, formation, and canonization. This talk is a must for anyone who loves the Bible! 
01:09:23
January 02, 2010
The Catholic Mass. Talk 8 of 8: The Liturgy of the Eucharist and Concluding Rites
This series was offered over the course of several months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy these talks, please consider offering a one-time or monthly donation to support this ministry. God bless.
01:04:57
August 02, 2009
The Catholic Mass. Talk 7 of 8: Introduction to the New Testament Epistles
This series was offered over the course of several months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy these talks, please consider offering a one-time or monthly donation to support this ministry. God bless.
01:03:32
July 02, 2009
The Catholic Mass. Talk 6 of 8: Introduction to the New Testament Gospels
This series was offered over the course of several months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy these talks, please consider offering a one-time or monthly donation to support this ministry. God bless.
57:59
June 02, 2009
The Catholic Mass. Talk 5 of 8: Introduction to the Old Testament
This series was offered over the course of several months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy these talks, please consider offering a one-time or monthly donation to support this ministry. God bless.
01:02:43
May 02, 2009
The Catholic Mass. Talk 4 of 8: The Liturgy of the Word Explained
This series was offered over the course of several months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy these talks, please consider offering a one-time or monthly donation to support this ministry. God bless.
01:02:50
April 02, 2009
The Catholic Mass. Talk 3 of 8: The Introductory Rites Explained
This series was offered over the course of several months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy these talks, please consider offering a one-time or monthly donation to support this ministry. God bless.
56:56
March 02, 2009
The Catholic Mass. Talk 2 of 8. The Who, What, Where & When of Catholic Worship.
This series was offered over the course of several months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy these talks, please consider offering a one-time or monthly donation to support this ministry. God bless.
59:04
February 02, 2009
The Catholic Mass. Talk 1 of 8: The Mass; Work of the Trinity
The Mass is the most sacred act of worship in which a person can participate on this side of heaven. At the Last Supper, Jesus sat down with His disciples, gave thanks and broke bread. At this supper Jesus did something new, and what He began continues today and until the end of time. The Mass “is an action of Christ” and a “sacred action that surpasses all others; no other action of the Church can equal its efficacy by the same title and to the same degree” (SC 7). We experience the Mass as a sacrament, a sacrifice, the new Passover, the representation of the Paschal Mystery, the communion of God with man, the revelation of heavenly worship, and the source and summit of the Church’s life and unity. The Mass has an essential unity; and, though external forms have changed from age to age, the “Mass of all ages” remains the same. Join me and others as we learn more about the parts of the mass, the symbols used and the beauty of this great celebration. Also included in this series are introductions to the Old Testament, the four Gospels, and the New Testament epistles written by St. Paul and others. After listening, you will never experience the Mass in the same way again. You owe it to yourself, your faith and your family to own this CD series! If you enjoy these talks. Please consider offering a one-time or monthly donation to support this ministry. God bless. 
01:04:35
January 02, 2009
The Moral Life. Talk 8 of 8. The Role of the Church (C.C.C. #2030 - 2046)
The series follows the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and was offered as a lecture series over a number of months. If you enjoyed this talk and feel called to support this ministry financially, please do so. Consider being a monthly supporter! God Bless.
01:01:41
August 02, 2008
The Moral Life. Talk 7 of 8: The Law and Freedom (C.C.C. #1949 - 2016)
The series follows the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and was offered as a lecture series over a number of months. If you enjoyed this talk and feel called to support this ministry financially, please do so. Consider being a monthly supporter! God Bless. 
01:09:16
July 02, 2008
The Moral Life. Talk 6 of 8. The Human Community (C.C.C. #1877 - 1942)
The series follows the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and was offered as a lecture series over a number of months. If you enjoyed this talk and feel called to support this ministry financially, please do so. Consider being a monthly supporter! God Bless.
01:00:13
June 02, 2008
The Moral Life. Talk 5 of 8. Naming Sin (C.C.C. #1846 - 1869)
The series follows the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and was offered as a lecture series over a number of months. If you enjoyed this talk and feel called to support this ministry financially, please do so. Consider being a monthly supporter! God Bless.
01:09:25
May 02, 2008
The Moral Life. Talk 4 of 8: The Life of Virtue (C.C.C. #1803 - 1845)
The series follows the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and was offered as a lecture series over a number of months. If you enjoyed this talk and feel called to support this ministry financially, please do so. Consider being a monthly supporter! God Bless.
01:07:46
April 02, 2008
The Moral Life. Talk 3 of 8. The Moral Conscience (C.C.C. #1776 - 1802)
The series follows the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and was offered as a lecture series over a number of months. If you enjoyed this talk and feel called to support this ministry financially, please do so. Consider being a monthly supporter! God Bless.
01:06:40
March 02, 2008
The Moral Life. Talk 2 of 8. The Morality of Human Acts (C.C.C. #1749 - 1761)
The series follows the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and was offered as a lecture series over a number of months. If you enjoyed this talk and  feel called to support this ministry financially, please do so. Consider being a monthly supporter! God Bless.
56:56
February 02, 2008
The Moral Life. Talk 1 of 8. In God's Image (C.C.C. #1699 - 1748)
The moral life is not obedience to an external set of rules imposed from without, but is instead a lived response to the call of God from deep within the human heart. God calls us to do the good in accord with our understanding of it. It is an affirmation of our dignity and freedom as children of God to choose the path of life and love that have their end in sharing in God's own life and happiness, and to shun acts of violence that lead to brokenness, division, pain, suffering, and, ultimately, eternal separation from God. In other words, to live morally, we must choose life in all its various manifestations. Of course, God does not abandon us as we choose--the opposite is true, in fact. God creates us good from the beginning, gives us the natural law written on our heart, the revealed law in the Commandments and in the person of Jesus Christ, our Lord. God gives us His very Spirit to guide and encourage us, the Sacraments to nourish and heal us, and the Church whose moral teachings are a sure source of wisdom and guidance in the formation of our conscience, that inner sanctuary where we are alone with God and hear His voice echo in our depths if we would but listen. This series on the moral life provides a background for properly understanding virtue, sin, grace, the commandments, and the Church, as Mother and Teacher in the moral life. The series follows the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and was offered as a lecture series over a number of months. If you enjoyed this talk and  feel called to support this ministry financially, please do so. Consider being a monthly supporter! God Bless.
01:03:23
January 02, 2008
Encountering God. Talk 8 of 8. Almost Home With the Lord! Holy Anointing of the Sick (C.C.C. 1499 - 1532)
Offered as a lecture series over a number of months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy this series, please make a financial contribution to this ministry and keep me in prayer.
01:02:45
August 02, 2007
Encountering God. Talk 7 of 8. Serving the Faithful; Holy Orders (C.C.C. 1536 - 1600)
Offered as a lecture series over a number of months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy this series, please make a financial contribution to this ministry and keep me in prayer.
01:06:59
July 02, 2007
Encountering God. Talk 6 of 8. “I Do...Forever!” Holy Matrimony (C.C.C. 1601 - 1665)
Offered as a lecture series over a number of months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy this series, please make a financial contribution to this ministry and keep me in prayer.
01:03:23
June 02, 2007
Encountering God. Talk 4 of 8. “Take and Eat. This Is My Body.” Holy Eucharist (C.C.C. 1322 - 1419)
Offered as a lecture series over a number of months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy this series, please make a financial contribution to this ministry and keep me in prayer.
56:58
April 02, 2007
Encountering God: Talk 3 of 8. Sealing the Deal; Our Yes!" to God. Holy Conƒirmation (C.C.C. 1285 - 1321)
Offered as a lecture series over a number of months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy this series, please make a financial contribution to this ministry and keep me in prayer.
01:00:06
March 02, 2007
Encountering God: Talk 2 of 8. Saved Through the Waters! Holy Baptism (C.C.C. 1210 - 1284)
Offered as a lecture series over a number of months by Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist. If you enjoy this series, please make a financial contribution to this ministry and keep me in prayer.
01:00:28
February 02, 2007
Encountering God. Talk 1 of 8: What Exactly Is A Sacrament? An Overview (C.C.C. 1077 - 1209)
In the Sacraments of the Church, Christ offers each one of us the same opportunity that His own disciples enjoyed almost 2,000 years ago: a meaningful, personal, and potentially transformative encounter with Him! God, in Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit comes to us in the Sacraments, and we are never the same! To the degree that we are open to God’s grace we are transformed and made new! In this 8-hour lecture series, Stephen Valgos, walks us through the Sacraments as taught in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, explaining with personal illustrations the fullness of the Church's teaching found therein. I am entirely confident that however much you know about the Sacraments, you will walk away with something new from each lecture in the series. In these talks you are invited to rediscover the fullness of God’s wonderful gift to us in the Sacraments of the Church. We cannot hope to fully appreciate this gift from God if we do not know its history, symbolism, meaning, and importance. In these talks you will come to know more fully about what you have already received and continue to enjoy as you journey toward the fullness of union with God in Heaven. As St. Augustine said, "The purpose of the Sacraments is to help us toward our final end."  If you enjoy this series, please make a financial contribution to this ministry and keep me in prayer. 
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January 02, 2007
We Believe. Part 9 of 9: I Believe In the Forgiveness of Sins, The Resurrection of the Body & Life Everlasting (C.C.C. #976 - 1065)
Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, continues his teaching on the Profession of Faith.
01:14:57
September 01, 2006
We Believe. Part 8 of 9: I Believe In One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church (C.C.C. #748 - 975)
Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, continues his teaching on the Profession of Faith.
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August 01, 2006
We Believe. Part 7 of 9: I Believe In the Holy Spirit (C.C.C. #683 - 747)
Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, continues his teaching on the Profession of Faith.
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July 01, 2006
We Believe. Part 6 of 9. Jesus Descended Into Hell, Rose Again, Ascended Into Heaven & Will Return To Judge (C.C.C. #631 - 682)
Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, continues his teaching on the Profession of Faith.
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June 01, 2006
We Believe. Part 5 of 9. Jesus Suffered, Died & Was Buried (C.C.C. #571 - 630)
Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, continues his teaching on the Profession of Faith. 
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May 01, 2006
We Believe. Part 4 of 9. Jesus Was Conceived by the Power of the Holy Spirit & Born of the Virgin Mary (C.C.C. #456 - 570)
Stephen Valgos continues his teaching on the Profession of Faith. 
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April 01, 2006
We Believe. Part 3 of 9. I Believe In Jesus Christ the Lord & Son of God (C.C.C. #422 - 455)
Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, continues his explanation of the Profession of Faith. 
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March 01, 2006
We Believe. Part 2 of 9: I Believe In God the Father & Almighty Creator (C.C.C. #198 - 421)
Stephen Valgos continues this series on the profession of faith. 
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February 01, 2006
We Believe. Part 1 of 9. You Can Know God! (C.C.C. #26 - 197)
The Christian Profession of Faith, or the Creed, is the fruit of both the Councils of Nicaea (325A.D.) and Constantinople (381A.D.). It has since been a standard of orthodoxy and a foundation for ecumenism throughout Christianity. The faith that we profess binds us with believers around the world and throughout all time. We proclaim it during the Sunday liturgy in response to the Word of God read and the exhortative homily offered.  For too many, however, the memorized prayer has become only words that are said at the “appropriate time” and not an explicit expression of our heart’s knowledge of and desire for God. This lecture series is the remedy for complacency. Stephen Valgos offers this presentation of the faith in a 9-part lecture series. Using the Catechism of the Catholic Church, he brings to life the faith we profess in an exciting and meaningful way. His passion and zeal will surely inspire, and transform you. Thank you for your donation for this lecture series. I’m sure you will enjoy it.
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January 02, 2006