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Meet Fr. Joe Grimaldi JCL and longtime radio personality Ken Calvert. How did a holy roller and a rock n' roller meet up? Well, that's a great question. It all started in Birmingham, Michigan, at Brother Rice High School in 1966. Find out how their two distinctly different vocations came together so seamlessly on the Father Joe Podcast. Peace and enjoy!

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Meet Fr. Joe Grimaldi JCL and longtime radio personality Ken Calvert. How did a holy roller and a rock n' roller meet up? Well, that's a great question. It all started in Birmingham, Michigan, at Brother Rice High School in 1966. Find out how their two distinctly different vocations came together so seamlessly on the Father Joe Podcast. Peace and enjoy!

    Why Would Jesus Need to Be Baptized?

    Why Would Jesus Need to Be Baptized?

    The Baptism of Jesus Christ officially ended the Christmas season. Lent is just weeks away and we return to Ordinary Time. Ordinary Time refers to parts of the calendar that are unimportant. Yet Ordinary Time is far from unimportant or uninteresting.

    • 20 min
    Why Do We Call it Mass and Not a Service?

    Why Do We Call it Mass and Not a Service?

    Great question. However, we do use the word service. I will say, not always, I have the 8:00 AM Services this Sunday. On this Podcast, we also go through the five parts of the Mass as defined on Google. This is where it gets interesting. Let me explain.      

    • 23 min
    An Epiphany is an "ah-ha" Moment

    An Epiphany is an "ah-ha" Moment

    The Epiphany is major date in the Catholic Church. It occurs in the Bible when three wise kings, or Magi, see a divine star in the sky, and it leads them to the Christ child. His nature-as a king-is revealed to them, while the rest of the world is unaware.

    • 20 min
    Do You Understand the Mass Readings?

    Do You Understand the Mass Readings?

    Readings from Scripture are part of every Mass. How much time do you spend reading the scriptures? Often, sometimes or not too much? It’s complicated and it’s riddled with questions. It’s my job to explain the Gospel in words we can all understand.  

    • 23 min
    What’s Your Vision For 2020?

    What’s Your Vision For 2020?

    With the New Year just a few days old, many have already found themselves climbing the “Wall of Worry.” In 2020, I intend to practice and share ‘Peace’ in every facet of my life. Pray for peace. Peace be with you my friends and Happy New Year!

    • 20 min
    Welcome To Advent Week Four

    Welcome To Advent Week Four

    The fourth and final week of Advent begins today. As we near Christmas, we spend this moment in prayer so that we are better prepared to welcome the Christ Child into our hearts and into our lives. Peace and my best wishes for a safe and Merry Christmas.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

Hawk2004 ,

Great Podcast

Thank Fr. Joe and Ken for a great podcast that deals with some of the best and most important question in Catholicism and life in general. Keep up the great work!

Bryan (Rice 94')

gmurphy78 ,

A wonderful podcast

I love filling my life with faith in such a cheerful and easy way. Father Joe and Ken Calvert do a terrific job explaining the faith and inspiring you to live better, and embrace your faults. Father Joe is wonderfully relatable and a great reminder of God’s love for us

kmcmart ,

Father Joe Podcast

entertaining, informational. I learned alot. love it!

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