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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

Aug. 9, 2020, 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 9, 2020, the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.

In today's first reading, Elijah gives us an example of how we should respond to the increasingly difficult circumstances around us:  listen for the still, small voice of the Lord. The Gospel shows us what happens when we take our eyes off Jesus -- but the Lord Jesus doesn't punish Peter, but immediately comes when Peter calls out to Him. In the midst of these challenging times, we need to do what we can to keep our eyes on Jesus, listen to His voice, and draw ever closer to Him.

Key words:  hope, trust, prayer, contemplation, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Edith Stein, St. Dominic

Aug. 2, 2020, 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 2, 2020, the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.

Fr. Ed notes that the Scriptures read at today's Mass are tailor-made for the times in which we're currently living (the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, etc.). Who isn't hungry and thirsty for sanity, for safety, but especially for that which gives meaning to our lives:  more of Jesus?

Key words:  Eucharist, Scripture, compassion, mercy, prayer, St. Ignatius of Loyola

Aug. 2, 2020, 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 2, 2020, the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.

Fr. Ed notes that the Scriptures read at today's Mass are tailor-made for the times in which we're currently living (the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, etc.). Who isn't hungry and thirsty for sanity, for safety, but especially for that which gives meaning to our lives:  more of Jesus?

Key words:  Eucharist, Scripture, compassion, mercy, prayer, St. Ignatius of Loyola

July 26, 2020, 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 26, 2020, the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.

In today's first reading, Solomon pleases God by asking for the gift of wisdom. Fr. Ed discusses our great need to ask Jesus for wisdom in order to build bridges that can change the lives of those around us.

Key words:  healing, love, hope, evangelism, Scripture

July 19, 2020, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, July 19, 2020, the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.

Reflecting on today's Gospel, Fr. Ed notes that we all were weeds before our Baptism, but we don't have to stay weeds. So how can we build bridges between ourselves and people of different races, backgrounds, etc., that will help bring Jesus into situations and bring people into the Kingdom?

Key words: evangelism, love, compassion, mercy, healing

July 12, 2020, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, July 12, 2020, the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.

Today's Gospel speaks of the seed, which is the Word of God, meeting with four different ends. How can we be sure that the Word that enters into our hearts bears good fruit? How can our words build up rather than tear down?

Key words:  grace, speech, dignity, social media

July 5, 2020, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, July 5, 2020, the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.

In today's Gospel, Jesus invites us to take His yoke upon us and learn from Him:  to see things as He sees them, to love with His love, to understand how He wants us to live. This is particularly crucial in the complicated times in which we live.

The starting point has to be that everyone is made in the image and likeness of God and loved by Jesus, and so we must treat them with love, dignity, and respect.

Key words:  racism, social justice, human person, dignity, respect

June 28, 2020, 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 28, 2020, the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.

In today's first reading, the Prophet Elisha responds to the woman's lack of children by assuring her that, in a year, she will have a son. He has a lesson for us about asking Jesus about the circumstances that we're facing today and how He wants us to respond.

Key words:  praise, worship, singing, contemplation

June 21, 2020, Dedication Anniversary homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 21, 2020, the Solemnity of the Anniversary of the Dedication of Christ the King's Church, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. (The actual dedication occurred on June 24, 2001, but since it is the Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist, we receive permission each year to celebrate the dedication on the closest Sunday in Ordinary Time.) This year, this Sunday is also Father's Day.

Fr. Ed reminds us that the dedication anniversary is not about the building, as important as a church dedicated to the worship of God is. It's about us, who are called to be living stones in the temple of God.

Keywords: worship, love, fathers

June 14, 2020 homily, Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 14, 2020, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.

Today's first reading is one of many amazing bread miracles recorded in Scripture. All of them are meant to prepare us for the greatest bread miracle of all:  when Jesus transformed bread and wine into His very Body and Blood, the same miracle that takes place at every Mass.

Keywords: Eucharist, faith, trust, evangelization

June 7, 2020, Trinity Sunday homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 7, 2020, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. (This celebration took place in the midst of the restrictions that were imposed as a result of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.)

Fr. Ed notes that the purpose of this feast is not to know more about the Trinity. The purpose of this feast is to fall more deeply in love with each of the Persons of the Trinity. Each One of the Them wants to have a personal relationship with you. We are loved beyond words, pursued by a Lover who loved us first.

Keywords: Father, Son, Holy Spirit, Song of Songs

May 31, 2020, Pentecost Sunday homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 31, 2020, the Solemnity of Pentecost, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. 

As with any celebration in the Church, Pentecost is not meant to be just a remembrance of something that happened 2,000 years ago, but something for all of our lives now. The Catechism tells us that the Sacrament of Confirmation is meant to be Pentecost in the life of the believer. (See Catechism paragraph 1302.) We just need to ask for more of the Presence and power of the Holy Spirit. Fr. Ed gives some examples from his own life.

Keywords: Holy Spirit, Pope John XXIII, Vatican II, charismatic renewal, evangelization

May 30, 2020, Pentecost Vigil homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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The 7:30 pm Pentecost Vigil Mass on Saturday, May 30, 2020, was live-streamed on our YouTube channel. You may watch it online by clicking here. The homily by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church, begins around the 1-hour, 10-minute mark.

The readings from the Pentecost Extended Vigil show God's faithfulness even in times of disaster. Let's call out for more of the Holy Spirit, especially in these challenging times.

Key words:  Holy Spirit, Paraclete, Comforter, Upper Room, charismatic, love, coronavirus, pandemic, COVID-19

Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 homily: Fr. Ed Fride

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The 10:30 am Easter Sunday Mass on April 12, 2020, was live-streamed on our YouTube channel. (This Mass took place during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic when public Masses were not available.) You may watch it online by clicking here. The homily by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church, begins around the 29-minute, 30-second mark.

Jesus Christ is risen from the dead! That changes everything, including how we approach the current pandemic. Fr. Ed especially addresses families as they deal with these challenges.

Key words:  mercy, forgiveness, conversion, domestic Church, Holy Water, Scripture, Triduum, coronavirus