Welcome to the Blessed Sacrament Parish Community Podcast! Here we explore the different aspects of being a disciple of Christ, being Catholic, and what we believe. We will hear from the voices of the parish community. Thank you for joining us on this journey!
S2 E11: The Legacy of Bishop Ken
Kristyn Russell is joined by Leona Jones, operations manager of Little Books, and Fr. Rob Howe to share stories and talk about the legacy of Bishop Ken Untener.
Hello My Name is Ken...
The Practical Prophet
S2 E10: The Synod Experience
Kristyn Russell is joined by college students, Hannah (The College of Wooster), John (Calvin University), and Collin (University of Michigan) for a synod listening session. What do these young adults desire in their Church? This podcast follows the same structure that our listening sessions at the parish will follow. You can RSVP for a listening session here.
All three young adults were active participants in youth ministry at Blessed Sacrament. They attended NCYC, participated on the Outreach Team, and were members of the Youth 2 Youth retreat team.
Collin mentions a video that he did for the Diocese of Saginaw. You can find that here.
Hannah was a guest on the podcast back in December. If you missed her episode, you can find it here.
S2 E9: What's the synod and why is it a great opportunity for the people of God?
Happy New Year folks! We're back with a brand new episode of the BSPC podcast. On this episode Kristyn Russell is joined by Fr. Rob Howe to talk about the synod: what is it? Why is it important? And why should you participate?
This is our moment Church! Let's make sure your voice is heard!
For more information about the synod:
Blessed Sacrament Synod Information
Diocese of Saginaw
Pope Francis on the Synod
S2 E8: Contemplative Prayer
Kristyn Russell sits down with long-time parishioner, Stacey Trapani, to talk about contemplative prayer. It is nothing to be afraid of! In fact, contemplative prayer is for everyone, not so sure? Listen to the podcast to try your hand at a 5 minute prayer.
Cloud of Unknowing
S2 E7: Radical Love in Action
In this episode, Kristyn Russell talks with Hannah Baker, a college junior, about her internship with a nonprofit that works with the immigrant population. The conversation ranges from personal experiences to thoughts on social justice and faith with a lot in between! Love is radical, love is an action, and we are all called to love one another radically.
St. Juan Diego, pray for us!
S2 E6: Mental Health and the Holidays
On this episode, Kristyn Russell sits down with licesened counselor, Terri Stevenson, to discuss mental health and why it is SO IMPORTANT to take care of our mental health. They examine everything from 1 Kings 19 to mental health and grief during the holidays to mental health and stress during the holidays. Terri also offers some practical tools for putting your mental health first this holiday season.
Partners in Change
The Connection for Mental Health
Community Mental Health
Suicide Prevention Hotline
Way to go!