Eucharistic Ministry
Ask Father Josh | Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast
by Ascension
19h ago
Fr. Josh explains what an Ordinary Eucharistic Minister and Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister is, and when it's appropriate to use Extraordinary Ministers. He also shares the proper way to receive Jesus in the Eucharist and young St. Tarcisius' story. Snippet From the Show When we are invited to bring Jesus in Holy Communion to those who are not able to come to Mass, it is a time of profound seriousness because who we are bringing. Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to subscribe to Fr. Josh’s shownotes or go to www.AscensionPress.com/askfatherjosh Submit your questions and feedback to Fr.Josh by fil ..read more
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Cultivating Unity with Our Protestant Brothers and Sisters
Ask Father Josh | Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast
by Ascension
1w ago
Want to be a part of giving Father Josh’s students the chance to encounter Jesus in Adoration in their own Chapel? Click here! Fr. Josh answers a question about building bridges through Christlike relationships with our Protestant brothers and sisters. He also encourages us to dive into Scripture this Advent by following the example of St. Joseph, a man also rooted in the Word of God. Snippet From the Show Jesus said in the Gospel to go out and make disciples of all nations, of all people. Jesus didn't say to go and make disciples of fellow Catholics, but all people. Text “askfrjosh ..read more
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Thanksgiving Special: Holidays and Expectations
Ask Father Josh | Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast
by Ascension
2w ago
"It wasn't what I thought it would be." In this special Thanksgiving episode, Father Josh assures those who may be "poor in spirit" during this holiday season, inviting us to be so rooted in the love of God, that God's love is enough for us. God is all we need. Snippet From the Show No matter what happens at Thanksgiving or what doesn't happen at Thanksgiving, we are not disturbed and we are not moved, because God is sufficient.  Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to subscribe to Fr. Josh’s shownotes or go to www.AscensionPress.com/askfatherjosh Submit your questions and feedback to Fr.Josh ..read more
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Why Can Only Priests Consecrate the Eucharist?
Ask Father Josh | Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast
by Ascension
3w ago
Why is it that only priests are able to consecrate the Eucharist in the Mass? In this episode, Fr. Josh explains the Scriptural teachings as well as the teachings handed down by the Church behind this, and we also the story of St. Charles de Foucald, who teaches us to listen to the voice of God, to follow where he leads us, and to trust he will sustain us in our ministry and in our daily life. Snippet From the Show Even though the fruits of our labors may be invisible, God is still present and still working. Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to subscribe to Fr. Josh’s shownotes or go to www.Ascensio ..read more
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Disposing of Sacramentals
Ask Father Josh | Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast
by Ascension
1M ago
Do you have a Rosary that is broken or a Bible that is worn out? Fr. Josh walks us through how to dispose of sacramentals that we no longer have need of or are no longer functional. He also introduces us to St. Vitalis of Gaza, a hermetic monk who teaches us always to assume the best in the intentions of others. Snippet From the Show The way we treat a sacramental is effectively the same way we treat people. Every member of the Body of Christ is important, and sacramentals are important as well. Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to subscribe to Fr. Josh’s shownotes or go to www.AscensionPress.com/as ..read more
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Choosing Devotions
Ask Father Josh | Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast
by Ascension
1M ago
How do we choose the devotion that's best for us to become a saint in our walk toward eternity? In this episode Fr. Josh encourages us not to compare ourselves to others or even our past self, but to choose devotions appropriate for whatever season of life we’re in. We also hear the courageous story of St. Jacinta and how her love for the devotion of the Rosary set many hearts ablaze for Christ. Snippet From the Show All devotions are a path to intimacy with Christ. But how has the Lord invited you to listen to him, to speak with him, to sit with him, to look at him and to be seen by ..read more
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Suffering...an Invitation?
Ask Father Josh | Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast
by Ascension
1M ago
What good can come from suffering? In this episode, Fr. Josh answers a question about praying in the midst of suffering, encouraging us to receive it as an invitation rather than just pain. He also introduces us to Blessed Benedetta Bianchi Porro, who strived to do just that. Snippet From the Show How is God the Father inviting you to abide with Jesus right now in this present moment? Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to subscribe to Fr. Josh’s shownotes or go to www.AscensionPress.com/askfatherjosh Submit your questions and feedback to Fr.Josh by filling out a form at www.ascensionpress.com/askfath ..read more
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Prayers to the Saints
Ask Father Josh | Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast
by Ascension
2M ago
When we pray, can we pray to the saints? Or should we focus our attention solely on Jesus? Fr. Josh explains what it means to pray to the saints and when to ask for their prayers. Snippet From the Show The saints are the Body of Jesus Christ, just as we are the Body of Christ. Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to subscribe to Fr. Josh’s shownotes or go to www.AscensionPress.com/askfatherjosh Submit your questions and feedback to Fr.Josh by filling out a form at www.ascensionpress.com/askfatherjosh Support Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast ..read more
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Individualism vs. Individuality
Ask Father Josh | Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast
by Ascension
2M ago
What is the difference between individualism and individuality? We are not called to live for ourselves alone, but aren’t we also told to cultivate and use our individual talents? Fr. Josh takes on these questions in today’s episode. Snippet From the Show How each of us is called to be a saint will look different because each of us is different. Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to subscribe to Fr. Josh’s shownotes or go to www.AscensionPress.com/askfatherjosh Submit your questions and feedback to Fr.Josh by filling out a form at www.ascensionpress.com/askfatherjosh Support Ask Father Josh (Your Ca ..read more
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Receiving Communion in other Denominations: Yes or No?
Ask Father Josh | Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast
by Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
2M ago
Fr. Josh answers a question regarding the reception of communion with other Christian denominations. He discusses both attending their services and receiving communion and whether it is permissible or not. Snippet From the Show The Sacrifice of the Mass is irreplaceable. Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to subscribe to Fr. Josh’s shownotes or go to www.AscensionPress.com/askfatherjosh Submit your questions and feedback to Fr.Josh by filling out a form at www.ascensionpress.com/askfatherjosh Support Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast ..read more
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