The “Faith & Works” podcasts are opportunities for parishioners of St. George Parish to share their experiences of faith and service in their own lives and that of the parish. The Spirit inspires each of us to love and serve the Lord by loving and serving others. Hear these amazing stories of faith and may they inspire you to be Christ in this world.
Fr. John interviews Fr. Patrick Beneteau, an amazing young pastor who has learned to adapt and serve his parish communities using technology as a way to stabilize, feed and spread the Good News for and with his parishioners. Fr. Patrick along with the priests he works with have a YouTube cooking show!! Watch this wonderful episode of FAITH & WORKS to be inspired during this challenging time of the pandemic and see hope and faith grow!
Fr. John interviews Andrea Quinn, a parishioner at St. George Parish, who has a degree in architecture—yet she is looking to design a life rooted in Christ and not bricks and mortar. Andrea shares about her move to join the Queenship of Mary religious community in Ottawa to discern God’s call of service and help design and build the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth. Watch or listen to this amazing interview filled with faith, hope and prayer!!
Fr. John offers this Faith & Works video interview with another amazing young person who is filled with joy, enthusiasm and faith. Brennan Panziera is one of two recipients of the St. George Discipleship Award that honours graduating high school students who are members of St. George Parish. This $1,000 scholarship is a joint effort between the CWL, Knights and the parish. Watch or listen to this wonderful interview of a young man filled with faith, hope and joy.
Fr. John offers this first Faith & Works video interview with an amazing young person who is filled with joy, enthusiasm and faith. Emily Burtwistle is one of two recipients of the St. George Discipleship Award that honours graduating high school students who are members of St. George Parish. This $1,000 scholarship is a joint effort between the CWL, Knights and the parish. Watch and see this amazing and enthusiastic young woman and come to realize that she will change the world!!
Fr. John interviews Sonja and Mike Denobrega who attending the annual FAITHCATION retreat in September of 2019. They share their experience of faith during that weekend and what blessings they received. Listen in and sign up for the next FAITHCATION retreat—it will change your life!!
Fr. John interviews Geoff and Carla Letch, parishioners of St. George Parish and owners of the Catholic bookstore and gift shop the MUSTARD SEED located on Springbank Dr. in London. They share their faith, the gift of their family and their trust in God entering a new adventure owning a faith based store in our world today. Listen to their story and be inspired!!!
Fr. John interviews Michael and Ellora, two summer students who are working at St. George Parish thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program. Tune in and see what they are doing and how they are helping make the parish the wonderful place it is.
Fr. John interviews Marilyn Marcotte, Sharon Hunt and Barb Dias about their experience of GRIEVING WITH GREAT HOPE. This six week Catholic based journey gives you the tools, support and grace to truly grieve the loss of a loved one with great hope. They share their personal experiences and invite everyone to attend one of the workshops being offered over the next several months.
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Mary Catherine Bishop speaks to Fr. John about the amazing pilgrimage taking place in Italy. The group of 40 has visited the Vatican, Coliseum, the 4 major basilicas and have had amazing food!!! They even celebrated Mass at the tomb of St. Peter. The entire group is experiencing God’s grace in a very powerful way. We continue to pray for them on their journey of faith and culture.
Fr. John speaks with Fr. Gary Goyeau, former pastor of St. George Parish. Fr. Gary succeeded Fr. Rick Janisse, who began the project of a new building for the growing parish. Fr. Gary shares his experiences and blessings during his 7 years as pastor of St. George. It is now 20 years since the opening of the new facilities.
Fr. John speaks with Avery, Walter and Carly about their journey through the St. George Emmaus Road RCIA program. They want to be and look forward to being Catholic!!! Why?? Listen to find out. They will inspire you as each story is different but truly rooted in Christ.
Fr. John speaks to Brian Sinasac, Mary Catherine Bishop and Cathy Anderson about the amazing CHRISTMAS HAMPER outreach program that is in its 9th year at St. George Parish. They chat about their personal experiences of helping, reaching out and serving our brothers and sisters in need. What a wonderful discussion on SOWING GOOD SEEDS of the Good News!!! Listen to this amazing discussion that anchors us into the heart of Christmas!!
Fr. John speaks to Julian Paparella, one of our amazing young parishioners who is in Rome attending the Synod of Bishops on youth. He is one of 35 youth from around the world who will offer insights and reflections to the Holy Father and the hundreds of bishops in attendance. Travel to Rome to chat faith, hope and gelato!!
Herb Stockley was the Maintenance Manager at the parish for 13 years. He has been inside walls and ceilings running cables and even climbed the roof!! One of his favourite things to do was to set up scaffolding!! His love, dedication and sacrifice for our parish family has been overwhelming these past many years. His charm, humour and joyful spirit has been a blessing for all of us. Listen in on the day after he finished 13 years of loving and faithful service!!
Margaret has been the secretary at St. George Parish for nearly 25 years. She has seen the parish grow from 350 families to over 2400!! Margaret was here during the transition from the old church to our present one and the growth of so many different ministries and programs. The people have been at the heart of her ministry and service. Margaret has worked with 4 different pastors and countless staff members over the years. We will miss her so much!!!
Find out about the amazing ministry and life changing work members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. George Parish do every day. Fr. John interviews the SVDP Chair Brian Sinisac and SVDP volunteer Joan Ives. Listen to their joy, faith and love that the give but even more — receive from those they serve!!
Come and listen to the amazing story of Marjorie Braatz, long time parishioner, former youth coordinator, high school chaplain and now spiritual director. Her story involves great trust in the Lord who has always guided her!! Enjoy this wonderful episode!
Join Fr. John as he chats with Linda Murphy, Steve Cashen and Mary Catherine Bishop about the amazing and moving Christmas Hamper program at St. George Parish. This outreach ministry at Christmas brings together countless volunteers celebrating the true meaning of the season.
In this episode we chat Fr. Pedro, Angie Mandich (volunteer) and MacKenzie Mercer (high school student) who travelled to the awesome youth ministry conference in Toronto called Steubenville!! They share their experiences and how God blessed each of them and the over two thousand youth who annually attend this gathering. Learn about some of the amazing youth ministry taking place in our parish!!
In this episode we chat with an amazing faith-filled parishioner who always sees God’s grace in life. Mike is a wonderful man of faith with an amazing family. He recently faced a life and death situation in which he discovered the depth of his faith. Hear how he has continued to journey trusting in the Lord and living out his faith at St. George Parish.
In this episode of FAITH & WORKS we chat with Betty LaRochelle. She leads ministry at Westmount Gardens and the Prayer Line at St. George Parish. Her amazing service comes from her faithfulness and trust in Jesus. Hear her story and how she is a witness and servant of the Good News right here at St. George!! What an inspiration!!