20 episodes

"Speaking with Deacons" provides inspiration and insight for those who are ordained to, in formation for, or just curious about the permanent diaconate in the Catholic Church. In each episode, Bob Rice—a candidate for the diaconate in the diocese of Steubenville—interviews deacons to learn more about what it means to model our lives after Jesus, the one who "came not to be served but to serve."

Speaking with Deacons Bob Rice

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.3 • 11 Ratings

"Speaking with Deacons" provides inspiration and insight for those who are ordained to, in formation for, or just curious about the permanent diaconate in the Catholic Church. In each episode, Bob Rice—a candidate for the diaconate in the diocese of Steubenville—interviews deacons to learn more about what it means to model our lives after Jesus, the one who "came not to be served but to serve."

    Ordained! with Dcn. Bob Rice

    Ordained! with Dcn. Bob Rice

    I got ordained! In this episode I share the experience of my ordination and reflect upon the beauty of that rite. My thanks and prayers to all who have supported me on this journey.

    • 38 min
    A Life of Service with Dcn. Harold Burke-Sivers

    A Life of Service with Dcn. Harold Burke-Sivers

    Dcn. Harold Burke-Sivers sharers his call to the diaconate and explains what it means for a deacon to embrace a life of serving others. 

    • 29 min
    A Deacon's Advice

    A Deacon's Advice

    Deacon Tom Fox, podcasting pioneer and deacon for almost two decades, shares with Bob some advice before Bob gets ordained (only five weeks away!).

    • 33 min
    The Diaconate of St. Francis with Dr. Alan Schreck

    The Diaconate of St. Francis with Dr. Alan Schreck

    There are many good historical reasons to think that St. Francis of Assisi was a deacon. But even if he wasn't, there are a lot of great spiritual reasons deacons should take him as an example! Dr. Alan Schreck, professor of Theology at Franciscan University and expert in Church history, shares some important "diaconal" qualities of St. Francis.

    • 34 min
    9/11, Conversion, and Prayer with Dcn. Greg Kandra

    9/11, Conversion, and Prayer with Dcn. Greg Kandra

    As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Dcn. Greg Kandra shares about how God used that moment to call him to the diaconate and a life of deeper prayer.

    • 45 min
    Preaching for Conversion w Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR

    Preaching for Conversion w Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR

    Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, shares how he prepares for his homilies so that his preaching might bring about conversion in the hearts of the listeners. 

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Nettadude ,

Broad Appeal - Great Interviews

Ok, Bob does say his podcasts are for a niche market, but I think he’s cutting himself a little short. These are great discussions about our faith and the people who dedicate their lives to living their faith for others - that is just inspiring. Great thought provoking content that’s very approachable and applicable. I listened to all the podcasts in just a couple days. I can’t wait for the next episode! Thanks Bob for doing this and to listening to God’s call!!

genedavid ,

Long over due

This is something that is so needed to help those who are serving to feel connected to their brothers

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