75 episodes

A Resource for Catholic Life

Encounter Mercy Podcast Encounter Mercy Podcast

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

A Resource for Catholic Life

    All Souls Day

    All Souls Day

    After a hiatus, the guys are back discussing All Souls and All Saints Days. Join Father Andy, Br. Barnabas, and Vince as they discuss these important feast days in our church calendar.

    • 30 min


    Everyone needs support from time to time. Sometimes that support is from the IT department, sometimes that support is from family, and still other times, that support is from friends. Most importantly, we find support from our brothers and sisters in Christ, or at least we should be able to.

    Having these kinds of support groups is an important aspect of our spiritual life. Join Father Andy, Vince, Jesse, and special guest Mr. Jack Hewitt.

    Office of Vocational Rehab

    Catholic Dad’s Group, Erie, PA

    • 32 min
    Let's Prepare for Mass

    Let's Prepare for Mass

    In the preparation for mass, there are some specific prayers that the priest and deacon should pray as they are vesting. These prayers have a spiritual meaning as well as reminds the priest of his purpose in the celebration of the liturgy. Join Father Andy, Deacon AJ, and Deacon Barnabas as they discuss the preparation for the Sacrifice of the Mass.

    “And here he is! Brother Barnabas in all of his “The Dude” glory! I said I would upload it, so now you tell me, doesn’t he look like “The Dude”???” –Fr. Andy

    • 40 min
    Why Infant Baptism?

    Why Infant Baptism?

    A few weeks ago, Vince and Father Andy discussed Baptism in general, but often Catholics are asked why we baptize children, when a child cannot make a decision for themselves really. We recognize in our faith and the scripture and the tradition that the importance of baptism for the protection of all peoples as well as giving the graces of the sacraments and sacramentals.

    Join Deacon AJ and Father Andy as they discuss the importance of Baptism in our sacramental life.

    Catechism on Baptism

    Pastoralis actio

    • 32 min
    Martha, AND Mary, AND Lazarus

    Martha, AND Mary, AND Lazarus

    If you went to Mass on June 29 and had expected to only hear about Martha, it might have been a surprise to you to hear that we were celebrating Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. Just this past January, Pope Francis decreed that the feast day of Martha would include her siblings with her. This gives us an excellent opportunity to talk about the relationship present with the trio, as well as Christ’s role in their lives. Join Deacon AJ and Father Andy as they took a look at this “Holy Family” that we celebrate in our church.

    Catholic News Agency Article

    Pope Francis’ Decree

    Readings for the Memorial Mass of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus

    • 34 min


    After a month hiatus, the gang is back! Between Father Andy moving and starting in a new parish assignment, Deacon AJ starting his summer assignment, Brother Deacon Barnabas settling in for summer at the Monastery, and the changes of life for Mr. Vince Dragone as a father and spouse, we come back together to discuss these transitions in life.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

kdragone ,

Great Podcast

I so loved your discussion on Mary ❤️

Encounter Mercy ,

Great Catholic content!

Looking forward to hearing more

Top Podcasts In Religion & Spirituality

Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
Christianity Today
Hank Smith & John Bytheway
Sadie Robertson

You Might Also Like

Slumber Studios
Hingori Sutras