145 episodes

This Connected Podcast shares experiences and point of views highs & lows about faith, life, church, and whatever else comes along the way. There are no right or wrong topics here, just honest talk and truth—to connect generations and situations to not necessarily agree but definitely be listened to. It's a podcast run and operated by me Catholic.dad and Tony Pimentel whose passion for evangelization goes beyond face to face. If you like the content you hear, please email us at Catholic.dad50@gmail.com | follow us on Instagram @Catholic.dad | Send us a DM or comment and we will send you our merch Sticker. | Also don't forget to give us some love and support by Sharing our content with your friends, family and groups, by becoming a SUBSCRIBER and yes LIKE this podcast so others can also get This Connected. We also ask you to support your local youth group AND if you would like you can support this podcast by sending us just $1 for each time you listen. All proceeds will go to support youth groups and their activities. Of course we will accept larger love offerings and you can direct us to where and who you would like that amount to go to. Your offerings can be made through our VENMO: @CatholicDotDadDonate with PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/ThisConnectedPodcast As always ---Don’t forget to --- live a life of holiness - B Blessed & B3rd

This Connected Podcast Arnel Recio aka “Catholic.dad” & Tony Pimentel aka “the Polo wearing Youth Minister”

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

This Connected Podcast shares experiences and point of views highs & lows about faith, life, church, and whatever else comes along the way. There are no right or wrong topics here, just honest talk and truth—to connect generations and situations to not necessarily agree but definitely be listened to. It's a podcast run and operated by me Catholic.dad and Tony Pimentel whose passion for evangelization goes beyond face to face. If you like the content you hear, please email us at Catholic.dad50@gmail.com | follow us on Instagram @Catholic.dad | Send us a DM or comment and we will send you our merch Sticker. | Also don't forget to give us some love and support by Sharing our content with your friends, family and groups, by becoming a SUBSCRIBER and yes LIKE this podcast so others can also get This Connected. We also ask you to support your local youth group AND if you would like you can support this podcast by sending us just $1 for each time you listen. All proceeds will go to support youth groups and their activities. Of course we will accept larger love offerings and you can direct us to where and who you would like that amount to go to. Your offerings can be made through our VENMO: @CatholicDotDadDonate with PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/ThisConnectedPodcast As always ---Don’t forget to --- live a life of holiness - B Blessed & B3rd

    EP 142: ICE BREAKERS

    EP 142: ICE BREAKERS

    Episode 142: ICE BREAKERS

    In this episode Tony  and Arnel just simply chat about favorite ice breakers and other cringe topics such as calling Father God, "Dad" or "Daddy."
     
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    Edited by Tony Pimentel - http://www.youtube.com/TonyPimentel

    Theme Song by: The Parousia Band
    Re-imagined Theme Song by Tony Pimentel
    Track - "Forever" by Anno Domini Beats

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    • 56 min
    EP 141: Society of the Heralds of Good News - Mission Appeal

    EP 141: Society of the Heralds of Good News - Mission Appeal

    EP 141: Mission Appeal - Society of the Heralds of Good News

    This episode features Fr. Ashok, Provincial Superior of the Society of the Herald of Good News (HGN) along with Fr. Suresh and Fr. Jude who are priest of HGN serving here in the Diocese of San Bernardino.  
    This episodes shares the Society of the Herald of Good News that began in 1984 in India. The Society has the charism that is unique to itself of training and supplying zealous and hardworking missionaries wherever there is need in the Universal Church, especially due to the shortage in vocations.
    HGN has 5 Ecclesiastical Provinces and the Divine Mercy Province is the New Province bifurcated in 2017.  Fr. Ashok is its first Provincial Superior and the Province has 123 missionary Priests working in Tanzania, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, India, Canada, Ireland, Belgium, Italy and America.

    Main Missions are:
    Running Orphanages & Schools for OrphansTaking care of people addicted to various drugs in De-addiction CentersProviding hostel facilities to poor girls going to school and colleges and working women.Taking care of abandoned HIV infected children in AfricaBuilding homes for the homeless AfricansRunning healthcare centers in AfricaFree meal daily for the poor in Africa and India.Formation of Seminarians in African & India. There are currently 87 seminarians in various levels of formation.This Connected Podcast ask and pray for you to support the mission of the Divine Mercy Province of the Society of the Herald of Good News.
    www.divinemercyprovincehgn.orgEmail: divinemercyprovinceofhgn@gmail.com Provincial Superior: Fr. Joy Ashok HGN
    Mobile: +917550321160 (Whatsapp)
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    • 44 min
    EP 140: Marriage & Family Life Ministry Take Over

    EP 140: Marriage & Family Life Ministry Take Over

    EP 140: Marriage & Family Life Ministry Take Over

    In this episode newlyweds Josue Marin with Sarah Marin take over as host of the show with guests, Mario Martinez & Paola Martinez who are Co-Directors of the Office of Marriage and Family Life Ministry in the Diocese of San Bernardino.
    In this episode we hear the story behind who Mario and Paola are from when they met to their courtship years to the ministry they have dedicated their lives to.  Josue, Sarah, Mario and Paola together have a wonderful conversation about this vocation called marriage in this episode.

    To learn more about the Office of Marriage and Family Life Ministry go to:
     www.sbdioces.org
    www.sbmarriageinitiative.org
    Email: MFLM@sbdiocese.org

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    EP 139: Anna Hamilton - “Simply Living”

    EP 139: Anna Hamilton - “Simply Living”

    EP 139: Anna Hamilton - “Simply Living”
    This episode is about a person who was and is an inspiration to me. This is Anna Hamilton who is currently the Managing Director for Wordnet Productions. She received her Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from the University of Dallas. She has worked in Youth/Young Adult Ministry for over 23 years and Restorative Justice for 8 years. She is trained in Trauma Intervention and Pastoral Counseling. She is a devoted wife and a caregiver for her mother. Her favorite quote to live by is from St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, “Live Simply that others May Simply Live”.

    Check out Word Net TV is at  www.wordnet.tv

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    EP 138: Ismael & Juan [Heroic Friendship]

    EP 138: Ismael & Juan [Heroic Friendship]

    EP 138: Ismael & Juan [Heroic Friendship]

    Happy Halloween!!!
    Yes This Connected does celebrate Halloween! Why? Because it is very Catholic.

    But on the 138th episode we invited 2 friends who I have been inspired about since I have seen the joy in their faces in the activities.  Also not knowing that the things they do actually does in a way lead others closer to Christ.  The two young men were inseparable, yes I said inseparable until Juan took the plunge and entered into #seminary to become a #priest. 
    So listen to the episode and hear all the joys and craziness they have had and laugh and smile along with us all throughout the episode.

    Follow them on social media and follow the #SBDioceseVocations to find out more about religious vocations.

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep 137: Gen "T" is for TRAUMA

    Ep 137: Gen "T" is for TRAUMA

    Episode 137: Gen "T" is for TRAUMA featuring long term friend of the podcast, Jacob Escobedo.
    Jacob Escobedo, MSW, ASW is  a California Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker and has experience providing individual, group, and family psychotherapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and adults.  Jacob enjoys working with clients, ages 5+ and has clinical interests in the areas of traumatic stress, grief and loss, life transitions, spiritual issues, relational issues, depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Jacob is passionate about the intersection of faith, mental health, and wellness and provides services to individuals, couples and families who prefer a therapist who shares their Catholic worldview.  Jacob works to ethically integrate both the clinical and the spiritual to help client's heal psychological and spiritual wounds while deepening their relationship with Christ.
    We were fortunate to have Jacob as our guest for this episode to share with us about Generational Trauma and so much more.  Enjoy the episode.
    You may contact Jacob on his Instagram handle @clinicallycatholic where you may find more information including email and phone number.
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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Alitza! ,

GREAT PODCAST!

Finding this podcast in the middle of a pandemic has been a blessing. It has nurtured my faith and fostered a sense of holiness, especially with the variety of guests and topics. My favorite podcast episodes are The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly with Father Tyler and Father Alex. I really enjoyed the banter and the occasional roasting between the priests and Arnel; it was hilarious! LOL! Most importantly, I loved listening about the realness in keeping it real by keeping it holy. I hope more people are drawn to Christ in the Eucharist, especially after those episodes. Thank you for bringing this podcast into our lives! God bless you and your ministry!

P.s. My favorite part: “Would you go meet the Pope at the Starbucks in Fontana? How about Jesus? Then why weren’t you at mass on Sunday?” MIC.DROP.BOOM!

Victoria22808 ,

This Connected

I have been listening to this podcast since the very first episode and it’s honestly so inspiring. I appreciate being able to see other’s POV without it being violent. Definitely should give it a listen! This podcast needs more attention! The host has good intentions for the church, the youth, and the San Bernardino Diocese.

monte_zuulma ,

Diverse Audience and Guest CoHosts

I really appreciate how the topics are very relatable and have different perspective from male/female, different ages, and opinions. This podcast promotes diversity as well as the openness of understanding and listening that we should all strive for and encourage.

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