In addition to preaching the Good News in our parishes, schools and communities, some of our diocesan priests have taken to podcasting and YouTubing to evangelize. Through the gift of technology, they are able to record, edit and present their message to people of all ages who listen via apps, websites and streaming services. Check out their podcasts below and tell your friends and families! The podcasts are a helpful guide for following the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a path that leads to greater peace, joy and love.
Seeds of Hope by Father Mike Muhr Podcast
Father Mike Muhr is a master storyteller who connects his personal experiences and life lessons to the Sunday Gospel in a compelling way. He includes cultural references and familiar examples that bring to life the Gospel message, helping us to follow Jesus Christ more closely. Father Mike Muhr is Director of Ministry to Priests for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. He previously served as a spiritual director and co-taught courses in pastoral ministry for 14 years at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL. Listen now, click here.
Sunday Setup by Father Connor Penn
Wouldn’t it be nice to get more out of Sunday Mass? Sunday Setup helps you discover the compelling context behind the readings you’ll hear during Sunday Mass. Each week, Father Penn breaks down Scripture in a way that’s easy to understand and relevant. He brings depth to the Scriptures by explaining the history of the text, the various literary forms and other essential details. This podcast helps you experience the readings at Sunday Mass in a much deeper way. Father Penn was ordained in August of 2020, in the midst of the pandemic. He is a former journalism major with a passion for writing, communications and proclaiming the Good News. Subscribe to the Sunday Setup podcast on most podcast platforms & apps. Check it out on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher and most podcast platforms. Listen here.
Live for Rejection by Father Justin Paskert
Invitation to Worship by Bishop Gregory Parkes
Bishop Gregory Parkes has been podcasting since 2018. His weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel teaches us about the heroes of faith found in Scripture and what we can learn from their example. He speaks about the struggles and hopes we all experience while seeking to encourage us and challenge us to live as Disciples of Jesus Christ and Courageously Live the Gospel. To listen to Invitation to Worship and subscribe, visit InvitationToWorship.org
Proclaim, Invite and Encounter with Bishop Gregory Parkes
Bishop Gregory Parkes offers a podcast/radio series called, Proclaim, Invite and Encounter, that provides inspiration and insights for living our Catholic faith. Through the series, our bishop offers commentary on Courageously Living the Gospel in our homes, parishes, communities and wherever God may lead us. Bishop Parkes brings clarity to the issues of our time, while highlighting the beauty of our Catholic faith. Click here to listen.
Father Jonathan Emery presents Socially Sourced, a video series on Catholic Social Teaching. Father Emory is an associate pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Dunedin.
Monsignor Robert Gibbons, pastor of St. Paul Parish, St. Petersburg, is hosting Five Minutes of Faith on YouTube to break open the faith in a simple and dynamic way.
Father Connor Penn, associate pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Clearwater, is hosting Catholic Planner on YouTube, a weekly look at the Church’s calendar of solemnities, feast days and celebrations.
A local priest is profiled each Friday on the Spirit FM 90.5 Morning Show. This segment, known as Father Fridays, airs between songs from 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. each Friday.
Father Carlos Rojas records his homilies, conferences and retreats in Spanish or bilingual and posts them to Soundcloud. Father Carlos is an associate pastor at St. Cecelia Parish in Clearwater.