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The Everyday Evangelist, Will Heaven Be Heaven If the People I Love Aren't There?

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Jessica Dudek shares about the prophetic dream and haunting question that spurred her towards evangelization

September 19, 2021, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, September 19, 2021, the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. 

The Lord upholds my life. No amount of error in a person justifies treating that person in a way that demeans the essential dignity that is theirs as sons or daughters of God. The image of God that we all bear is not effaced by error and so must always be taken into consideration. The Catechism is rather eloquent about the sinful nature of detraction and slander. Mercy, gentleness, dignity, and respect must always be present in our proclamation of the truth. If they are not, the King will not honor our attempts, because He only honors what is done His way.

 

September 12, 2021, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, September 12, 2021, the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. 

The King is absolutely faithful and filled with love for us, the sheep of His flock. Let us cling to Him during this difficult time, always remembering that He Who is in us is greater than anything we may face. Even so, come, Lord Jesus, come! We trust in You!

September 5, 2021, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, September 5, 2021, the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. 

Do not be afraid! The more we immerse ourselves in prayer and His Word, the more we will trust in Him rather than “trusting” in the destructive power of the circumstances. So we call upon Him, Whom St. Paul reminds us gives us power to take every thought captive. We rebuke the thoughts of fear and trust Him instead!

August 29, 2021, 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 29, 2021, the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. 

Humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you and is able to save your souls. "If we receive into our hearts and minds this Word with its capacity to save us, then we will have a solid criterion that we can use to judge the truth of all those voices clamoring for our attention. Since it is totally unlikely that that barrage of “information” will lessen, it is particularly crucial that we immerse ourselves in the truth that we know we can trust. He Who is the Word made flesh will guide us as we seek Him."

August 22, 2021, 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 22, 2021, the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. 

Fr. Ed’s focus for this homily was from John 6 and The Real Presence. Trust Jesus and receive the King in the Eucharistic Lord

The Everyday Evangelist, Finding God’s heart for Mission in Flint

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We’re interviewing Sr. Rachel Benjamin, a sister with The Servants of God’s Love who is the liaison between CTK and the Catholic Community in Flint, sharing about how the mission in Flint has changed her relationship with the Lord.

The Everyday Evangelist, The Day I Did NOT Want to Evangelize

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An honest look on a day that I did NOT want to go evangelize, why that was, and how God responded.

August 8, 2021, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 8, 2021, the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. 

Fr. Ed’s focus for this homily was Elijah’s loaf, John 6 and how St. Dominic established devotion to the Eucharistic Lord. St. Dominic, who died 800 years ago on August 6th, was a great example of St. John Paul the Great’s 4 pillars: charismatic, contemplative, Marian and Eucharistic. 

August 1, 2021, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 1, 2021, the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. 

The Jews experienced bread miracles which prepared the Apostles for the greater miracle, Jesus present in the Eucharistic. 

 

July 25, 2021, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, July 25, 2021, the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. 

The Lord Jesus prepared the apostles for the gift of the Eucharist by giving them two foreshadowing in the earlier Scriptures: the miracles involving bread and the teaching and action of the bread of the presence in the Tent in the wilderness. All of this ultimately aimed at the reality of the Eucharist in the Mass.

July 18, 2021, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, July 18, 2021, the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. 

June 27, 2021, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 27, 2021, the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, the 20th Anniversary of the dedication of Christ the King, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. 

The Everyday Evangelist, How Do We Deliver a Prophetic Word?

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This is our third part segment on the role of prophecy in evangelization.

The Everyday Evangelist, How Do We Discern The Voice of God?

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How does God speak and how do we discern that it is truly God speaking?

June 20, 2021, 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 20, 2021, the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.

As soon as we face difficulties and trials, if our immediate response is, we got down on our knees and said to Jesus, I don’t have enough of you to handle this well, so I need more of you now. I need more of your Spirit, more of your power, more of your Father’s mercy. I need more of the power of the Holy Spirit. And the King who delights to give us more so we always have what we need, will do that.

The Everyday Evangelist, What is the Role of Prophecy in Evangelization

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What is prophecy and how do I hear the voice of God? This episode unpacks how to listen to God for someone else.

June 13, 2020, 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 13, 2020, the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.

Jesus gives us the greatest gift of all, Himself. The eucharistic lord is present before us, so that we can have the bread of life, the cup of eternal salvation, the grace we need to live for him.

The Everyday Evangelist, When God Heals By Calling Home: How to Process When We Pray for a Loved One and They Die

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In this segment of Acts in Action, Aimee Godfrey guest speaks on her experience of finding hope and healing through Jesus in the midst of losing her first husband to cancer.

The Everyday Evangelist, Acts in Action: How to Pray for Healing

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How do we pray for physical healing and how do we discern how God is healing? What do you do if you pray for physical healing and you don't witness it? This episode unpacks healing in the context of deeper discipleship and conversion.

The Everyday Evangelist, Acts in Action: How Does the Holy Spirit Change Us for Mission

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How does the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost change the disciples? In this episode we unpack how the Holy Spirit builds bridges of communication between the believer and non-believer, and what holy boldness looks like in our words and actions.

The Everyday Evangelist, The Conversion Journey Part 4: The Role of Humility in Evangelization

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This episode unpacks the ways we relinquish our desires when sharing the faith, and how Jesus models humility and draws us to Him.

The Everyday Evangelist, The Conversion Journey Part 3: The Difference Between Spiritual Curiosity and Seeking Jesus

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Introducing special guest speaker, Doug Schaupp. Doug is the National Director of Evangelism for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and co-author of the book, I Once Was Lost. In this publication, Doug Schaupp and Don Everts give profound insight into the conversion journey through the 5 Thresholds. Today, Doug joins us to distinguish between the thresholds and equip us to bring others closer to Jesus.

The Everyday Evangelist, The Conversion Journey Part 2: The Primacy of Trust

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What is trust and why does it matter? Trust is the foundation of all evangelistic relationships. It is hard to build, and easy to break, but this episode unpacks how we can enter into trusting relationships with those very different from ourselves in an authentic and evangelistic way.

The Everyday Evangelist, Walking the Conversion Journey Part 1: From Seeking to Seeing Jesus

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What are the stages of conversion we go through from not knowing the Lord, to having a relationship with Jesus? And what does Mary Magdalene's search for Jesus show us about that? This episode unpacks the 5 Thresholds of Conversions, and guides us how to minister to someone each step of the way.

The Everyday Evangelist, "Temptation to Triduum": How Jesus' Temptation Parallels His Passion and Gives Us the Tools to Overcome Satan

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This episode unlocks the parallel between Jesus' temptation in the desert and His journey to the cross. In this we see the enemy's systematic scheme of attacking identity, mission, and relationship with God, and discover how Jesus empowers us to overcome temptation.

The Everyday Evangelist, Finding Joy in Hard Times

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What is joy and why do we need it? What's the difference between joy and happiness, and how do we know consolation in times of trial? John Hoving guest presents to speak on joy as a fruit of the Holy Spirit, and give pragmatic guidance on allowing joy into our lives.

The Everyday Evangelist, Navigating Hostility Part 3: The Ones Who Should Know Better

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From our Director of Evangelization, Jessica Dudek, this is our third part in a series on Navigating Hostility.

The Everyday Evangelist, The Opportunities and Pitfalls of Christian Community

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What are the opportunities and classic pitfalls of Christian Community? This episode highlights why we need community, unpacks the most common problems that cause holy communities to struggle, and names what steps we can take to overcome these obstacles.

The Everyday Evangelist, Navigating Hostility Part 2: The Traumatized

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From our Director of Evangelization, Jessica Dudek, this is our second part series on Navigating Hostility

 

 

 

The Everyday Evangelist, Understanding and Responding to Sin

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What are the 4 phases of sin, and how do we respond to each one? This episode covers the progression of sin in our lives and the steps we can take to uproot it

The Everyday Evangelist, Navigating Hostility Part 1: The Wounded

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From our Director of Evangelization, Jessica Dudek, this is our first part series on Navigating Hostility

Nov. 8, 2020, 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, November 8, 2020, the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.

In today's first reading, Wisdom and the pursuit of wisdom are extolled. Wisdom is a great gift from the Lord, but we have to pursue it and act on the wisdom that we are given. If we do, we will experience the same grace that the saints did to be faithful to Jesus regardless of the circumstances around us.

Key words:  trust, peace, Scripture, Bible, Catechism, Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Siena

Aug. 23, 2020, 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 23, 2020, the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.

Fr. Ed describes how today's first reading gives us insight into the role that Jesus invests Peter with in today's Gospel. The pope has been raised up by Jesus to shepherd His Church. 

Key words:  Catholic Church, papacy, obedience, faithfulness, trust

Aug. 16, 2020, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 16, 2020, the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.

Today's Gospel shows us the Canaanite woman who doesn't give up until Jesus heals her daughter. She's a model for us of persevering prayer. After the homily, new Stephen Ministers were commissioned to serve at Christ the King.

Key words:  perseverance, faith, prayer, service, selflessness, love