Please note, due to extreme weather conditions outside, this is a rebroadcast show from Feb 28th, 2014. Thank you very much and will air tomorrow.
TGIF once again loyal listeners, on this last day of February in 2014,
as we start up March tomorrow/Saturday and everyone wishes a happy
birthday to Maria, a singer and fellow member of the Church at St
Stanislaus Kostka and organist. Also, a fair warning for everyone that a
little or more snow on the way. A topic that Father Anthony has to
address is something talked about all the time and the feeling of being
upside down as well as being deceived by the Devil, leading to
discussing what will be shared on Sunday for mass, with historical
lessons to support this. More on the idea of marriage, for Father
Anthony reads some articles recently written on the current
ideas/changes to the idea of marriage here. Besides Lent starting up
next week, Ash Wednesday is coming up as well this week on Wednesday, so
Father Anthony shares more on these upcoming events, as well as the
African American Priests that have been dealing with the idea of
marriage, presenting challenges to the Faith, if not our Faith. The
subject of Priests abusing young people also come up during this
discussion, which upsets and sickens Father Anthony, leading to a very
intense discussion, leading into the topic of the Spiritual Battle
Father Anthony always talks about, as well as the sickness of sin, as
well as the world turning upside down on some things.
The first week of Lent continues today for all of us and once again, Father Anthony dealing with not only the stress and disstress today, but also coming back again from a funeral this morning and feeling a bit distracted by it. Gerri is feeling that this Lent is feeling like a good one, a very special Lent for her and she can hardly wait. Producer Nick is feeling ok, just a bit lazy and trying to get in his usual step climb before the show starts. Christina and Tony are doing ok today as well. However, the discussion turns to talking about things in the news recently, such as the stolen passports incident. Father Anthony goes on with the discussion of Lent, especially the number 40 dealing with this as well as raining for 40 Days and 40 Nights, Hebrews wandering the desert for 40 years, and others, signifying that it's a long time. Father Anthony also shares the recent Gospel reading and how beautiful a reading it was for everyone, and in a way relates to Lent if you listen carefully to Father Anthony. With talk of being Kith and Kin is shared and in relation to not only us in friends and family, but with God and Jesus as well. After the first break, the discussion of Lent and The Gospel reading are continued, in particular humiliation along the lines of kith and kin, as well as choice/choosing/chosen. Another major topic is the upcoming, possible blizzard that is supposed to happen overnight, which is explained a bit further, even though it feels like and is supposed to be Spring soon, but being Kith and Kin to God is still shared.
Everyone arrives just as the show starts on this first Monday of Lent and with that going on, so much is going on for Lent at St. Stanislaus Kostka, but Father Anthony can't predict who will be coming through the doors of the Church, but he welcomes them all with open arms and heart. Producer Nick shares that he is going by what was shared on last weeks show on Friday, which is the 6 things for a happy life from what he did over the weekend. Father Anthony also shares thanks for all who came out yesterday for the Polish Dinner for St Stans and had a great turn out, with people who listen on the radio to the show, as well as those who go to St Stans and Mass, with good food too and everyone shares what happened at the dinner. Later in the show, Father Anthony shares with us, especially Producer Nick, explains the origin of the word breakfast and it's relation to Lent as well, which means "breaking the fast" and as you can see, the similarities, which leads to many laughs today. Also with Lent in mind, Father Anthony talks about the kids at the St Stans school with this, and brings him to a sad subject on the funeral on Friday last week, with the people who attend as well as beliefs along these lines and questions brought up in the world we live in today. Father Anthony wraps up the show by talking about the three pillars of Lent during this period for all.
Welcome to the first Friday of Lent and TGIF as usual today, but on a sad note, Father Anthony had a funeral this morning at St Stanislaus Kostka and expresses his sorrow and prayers for the family, and also points out that this week seems to have been a week for those sick and dying sadly. Christina shares some of the news from her family and so far so good today for everyone, Gerri feels very reflective after mass this morning, relating to what was talked about yesterday, the ashes in particular, feeling very moved from mass this morning, leading to further discussion from yesterdays show. Father Anthony takes this discussion further as well with the fact we are all sinners and feel we get defeated, but God will help us and forgive us in our dark/hard times, as well as support from others. Today's main topic for our listeners is, talking a bit about Father Anthony's meeting with the Bishop and Dean, with what was discussed (not too much) and how he felt during and after. But mainly, Father Anthony shares the 6 secrets we can learn from the happiest people on Earth and the 4 last things during Lent and try to relate them all. And everyone shares what they do that makes them happy, relating to these 6 things:
1-Family and Friends 1-Death
2-Do More, not less/Keep Busy 2-Judgement
3-Don't stay at a job you hate/dislike 3-Hevan
4-Plan Your Happiness 4-Hell
5-Happiness isn't everything, but has meaning
6-Give to others
It's officially the Season of Lent now this week and begins the 40 Days of giving up something and Father Anthony begins the show with everyone on Lent, not only it's literal meaning of "long" but also it's other uses and purposes, as well as a bit more history. Everyone shares their opinions on this too and what they think about this with some ideas/opinions on this, as well as talking about and covering the purpose and meaning of ash/ashes on Ash Wednesday. With all the talk of Lent going on, since it's happening now, Father Anthony and everyone share personal history and memories from when they celebrated this season, as well as reasons for people doing things during Lent. Father Anthony also talks about the Crucifix and it's importance, not only now but in general for all of us and families to have in the home. After the first break, Father Anthony talks about the Pope a bit more with this and takes a different turn, as well as praying for those who are in need of it in hospitals, recently born, stressed, and others. Father Anthony also shares with us not only the stress/distress here in the United States, but also across the world in Ukraine and Russia, with not only the problems they are facing, but the thought that maybe God is bringing/leading a cataclysm due to icons weeping, leading to the question raised, "Why is this happening?" The answer possibly can be shaking, a warning possibly to a coming crisis or disaster and the need to pray for peace. With these weeping icons, God could also be giving us hints to pray to Him and help us be guided by Him or He's telling us something positive or we need to do something.
Please note, this a rebroadcast show for today. Thank you very much.
Everyone is "flying" into the studio today on this Presidents Day and
everyone is hanging in there, with Gerri missing today, unable to beat
the snow, with more on the way this afternoon, also having
responsibilities to do. Tony expresses what everyone is feeling about
the snow, and that is: "here we go again," with it because more is
expected to fall this afternoon, but is supposed to warm up later on in
the week. However, everyone is feeling ok today and Father Anthony
shares with us a prayer with us all on the fact it's Presidents Day and
historical background is shared for this day as well. The discussion
turns toward shopping and shopping malls, since Producer Nick spent
Saturday with his parents and went shopping too, as well as fun coming
up on the show with stores and shopping. On the other hand, the
discussion brought up on Valentines Day last week comes up again and
Father Anthony asks not only Christina and Tony more on that, but also
homosexuality. Father Anthony shares a story about someone asking him a
question regarding homosexuality and provides explanations and readings
regarding this issue again to help explain views and teachings not only
on this, but other subjects along the same lines and how they aren't
negative. As the show progresses, the show goes by fast with such a
great discussion on this and "people are basically good" Father Anthony
says in this with readings today.
Welcome on this Shrove/Fat Tuesday and joining us. Everyone is getting excited, for one thing, someone brought Punchies to the church today, polish desserts. Also, Lent is coming up tomorrow, being late this year, perhaps due to the extreme cold, and everyone is getting ready, as well as Mardi Gras going on this week (and last week too). Father Anthony has been very busy these last few hours of the morning, such as getting a letter ready too, but the readings from this morning are raised, leading into what everyone is supposed to give up. Frustration is on Father Anthony's mind today, with so much to take care of today and coming up for that matter, leading to as stated before, "What are we going to give up?" for Lent this year. The history or discussion of the purpose Lent is shared and discussed as well after the first break, with it talking mostly on the 40 Days. Lent being the season of reforming, that idea/topic/concept is brought up and it's importance. Father Anthony asks everyone what they are planning on giving up this year for Lent, as well as talking about what some people have given up, such as meat or pancakes and with giving things up, we fall and we pick ourselves up Father Anthony points out to all of us in this time of Lent. The idea of us all being Whiners, or Cry Babies in this day in age is brought up along these lines of Lent, as well as bullies, that we are spoiled and the question raised taking into Lent, "Where are the broad shoulders that allow us to make sacrifice?" Towards the end of the show, Tony and Christina talk about what they are giving up for Lent this year.
The beginning of March is upon us and the first full week of March is upon us, leading to several things such as Lent and Easter. Everyone agrees that their weekends were too fast, not enough time, such as Father Loya turned 60 years old with a surprise Birthday Party last Friday for him. Since that is the main focus at the start of the show, everyone shares how their weekends were, either restful or stressful. Father Anthony talks about the Kennedy's mainly due to the recent Gospel reading on Sunday Mass, as well as an article he downloaded recently about keeping God at the center of your life and keep yourself in joy, result is that sleep helps in this if we/you want to live a long life. Today is the Feast of St Katherine Drexel and that history is shared, a very interesting and influential woman in helping the poor and others, with many moments of heroism. Also leading to other historical moments as well, some not so happy, helpful, and influential as others mentioned for this feast day. With this story in mind about St Katherine Drexel, Father Anthony talks about what all saints have in common, even though they each had different missions/tasks brought forth to them. The answer, is to bring Jesus to life for us, dealing with what our needs/things are.
TGIF once again loyal listeners, on this last day of February in 2014, as we start up March tomorrow/Saturday and everyone wishes a happy birthday to Maria, a singer and fellow member of the Church at St Stanislaus Kostka and organist. Also, a fair warning for everyone that a little or more snow on the way. A topic that Father Anthony has to address is something talked about all the time and the feeling of being upside down as well as being deceived by the Devil, leading to discussing what will be shared on Sunday for mass, with historical lessons to support this. More on the idea of marriage, for Father Anthony reads some articles recently written on the current ideas/changes to the idea of marriage here. Besides Lent starting up next week, Ash Wednesday is coming up as well this week on Wednesday, so Father Anthony shares more on these upcoming events, as well as the African American Priests that have been dealing with the idea of marriage, presenting challenges to the Faith, if not our Faith. The subject of Priests abusing young people also come up during this discussion, which upsets and sickens Father Anthony, leading to a very intense discussion, leading into the topic of the Spiritual Battle Father Anthony always talks about, as well as the sickness of sin, as well as the world turning upside down on some things.
TGIAF, since it's Thursday today and almost Friday, and everyone is here today. Lent since it starts up next week, bringing up good feelings, but, on a sad note, a funeral for Christina's Aunt was held last night at St. Stanislaus Kostka, with sharing warm memories about her. An interesting day for everyone today, for Producer Nick woke up this morning thinking it was Friday (not quite, but almost) and Tony talking about he feels a bit the same. The main focus is Christina and her aunt who recently passed away and the funeral was held last night, leading to talk and share warm memories and feelings about her, especially for Christina and her family. Even though the funeral was held last night, it brings with it both feelings of sadness and gladness, in terms of remembering the person, as well as good times and the things that happen when they are held. After the first break, Father Anthony continues his talk about being not alone on the journey we go on that he brought up this week on other shows, leading to putting things in perspectives or different perspectives. Back on track with the funeral talk, it still brings up great memories, as well as talk of the family, not only to support each other, but also share good times with everyone, also with the idea of Faith and keeping God at the center. With all this in mind, Father Anthony shares with how we all have a place in the family, as well as what Pope Francis has mentioned about that, explaining the roles and briinging us to our proper place, that being not only the family, but the Church.