Join "The Communicators", Gerald "Jerry" Wutkowski and Tara Smith as they share in a weekly podcast journey that highlights the good news within the Church and the Diocese of Metuchen along with meeting the amazing people serving to transform souls and lives.
Olympic Faith #58
What do Grace McCallum, Sydney McLaughlin, and Hidilyn Diaz have in common? Besides being Olympic champions, they show us how sports and the Olympic movement can be an opportunity for evangelization.
This week, join Tara and Jerry as they discuss their top five evangelical moments thus far of the #Tokyo2020 Olympic Games.
World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly #57
This week Tara and Jerry sit down with their in-house grandmother, Angela Marshall of St. James, Woodbridge, as the Church marks the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.
Angela shares how the little things she does with her grandchildren spark curiosity for the faith and a relationship with Jesus. Feeling called to share in family life and the pro-life movement, Angela also serves as the Program Coordinator for the Office of Human Life and Dignity for the Diocese of Metuchen.
What is Natural Family Planning? #56
This week Jerry sits down with our own diocesan natural family planning instructors, Dan and Megan Carducci, as they share insights and information about the process of Natural Family Planning (NFP). As they give a brief overview of the process and the course, they also dispel many misconceptions associated with NFP and the Church's view.
Find out more about Natural Family Planning in the Diocese of Metuchen at diometuchen.org/natural-family-planning
Be Living Stones #55
"like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house...” - 1 Peter 2:5
This week Tara and Jerry sit down with Enza Cerami, Founder of Living Stones. The mission of Living Stones is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ from teens to young adults and inspire them to live out the call of chastity
Find out more at: https://www.livingstoneschastity.org/about
Where are you going #54
This week, Tara and Jerry open up about the week that was, highlighting the celebration of Ordinations to the Priesthood and Transitional Diaconate, 'Quo Vadis' Days, and what really took place at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's June General Assembly Meeting.
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Information about the discussion around the eucharist at the USCCB Meeting can be found at https://www.usccb.org/meaning-eucharist-life-church
This is Family Life #53
This week Tara and Jerry join around the table with Allan Caballero and Cristina D'Averso Collins to talk about the Lighting Hearts on Fire Pastoral Movement's 'The Joy of Love and Family' Conference Series.
More information about the conference series is available at www.lightingheartsonfire.org/joylovefamily
More than a Diocesan Podcast
Tara and Jerry do a fantastic job each week! Though this podcast is about the local church in the Diocese of Metuchen, the podcasts are very universal for all listeners around the nation and world. Each topic has a local component but also has great takeaways for prayer, reflection, and education. I look forward each week to a new episode. It is always encouraging to listen to the ways our clergy and laity are continuing to grow the Kingdom of God here on earth.
While I am not a member of the Metuchen Diocese, Am I Not Here offers a fascinating inside perspective on how the Diocese is affected by the various issues The Communicators talk about. While I'm only a few episodes in, I am hooked and can't wait for more! Jerry and Tara are great hosts, but I am very impressed with Mr. Wutkowski- dare I say he is the Catholic Howard Stern of this generation?! 5/5 stars! This stranger feels welcomed (and tolerated)!