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Welcome to the Christ the King Catholic Church Podcast Page! Christ the King is a charismatic personal parish of the Diocese of Lansing, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For more information about Christ the King Catholic Church, please go to our website, www.ctkcc.net.

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    July 3, 2022 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 18:11


    Homily given at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, July 3, 2022, the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. God sends us ambassadors into the world to proclaim the Gospel. His power and presence goes with us.  Gospel reading from this Mass Lk 10:1-12, 17-20  Key words: Evangelization, Pro-Life

    July 10, 2022 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 15:31


    Homily given at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, July 10, 2022, the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. Jesus is our Good Samaritan who heals and restores us. Gospel reading from this Mass Lk 10:25-37 Key words: Eucharist, Evangelization

    July 16, 2022 Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 9:11


    Homily given at the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, July 16, 2022, Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. The Lady is a gift to us and knowing her is a command of Jesus. Gospel reading from this Mass Mt 12:46-50 Key words: Discipleship

    July 17, 2022 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 17:28


    Homily given at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, July 17, 2022, the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. Always choose Jesus when given the option. Gospel reading from this Mass Lk 10:38-42 Key words: Discipleship

    July 24, 2022 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 15:25


    Homily given at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, July 24, 2022, the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. Jesus delights to answer our prayers. Persevere in prayer! Gospel reading from this Mass Lk 11:1-13 Key words: The Lord's Prayer, Discipleship, Conversion

    The Everyday Evangelist, Questions From the Youth: How Do You Navigate Scrupulosity?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 20:13


    In this episode we dive into why we don't need to dwell on scrupulous thoughts, and explore where they could be coming from. From high emotional awareness, to past feelings of shame, the enemy seeks to hold us back from mission. In this episode we press into how we can break free from the spiral of scrupulosity.

    The Everyday Evangelist, Questions From the Youth: Where's the Line in Your Mind Between Temptation and Lust?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 16:40


    This question was posed at A1:8 (CTK's youth group). In this episode we're unpacking the internal boundaries of overcoming temptations and avoiding sin. 

    May 1, 2022, 3rd Sunday of Easter homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 14:46


    Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 1, 2022, the 3rd Sunday of Easter, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. Listen to God rather than man. God comes first and spoke carefully about the things of God, especially around our kids. Gospel reading from this Mass Jn 21:1-19 or 21:1-14 Key words:  eucharist, evangelization, kids, parenting

    The Everyday Evangelist, Questions From the Youth: When Faced with a Trial That Isn't Going Away, How Do You Trust God?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 30:22


    These are questions posed from the youth group at Christ the King.

    April 3, 2022, 5th Sunday of Lent homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 13:12


    Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, April 3, 2022, the 5th Sunday of Lent, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. Jesus' actions are always maximally loving. He raised Lazarus as an act of love!  Gospel reading from this Mass Jn 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45 Key words:  evangelization, discipleship, love, Scripture, Bible, John Paul II, lent, joy

    March 27, 2022, 4th Sunday of Lent homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 13:59


    Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, March 27, 2022, the 4th Sunday of Lent, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor of Christ the King in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Rejoice in the Lord! Keep focused on Jesus, not on the storm for our joy to be maintained.   Keywords:  joy, repentence, worship, lent, rejoice

    The Everyday Evangelist, Questions from the Youth: What's the Difference Between Confidence and Vanity?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 17:59


    This episode unpacks questions from a q&a from the last time I went to A1:8. These are questions from the teens at Christ the King.

    March 20, 2022 - 3rd Sunday of Lent homily: Fr. Ryan Riley

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 16:55


    Homily given at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, March 20, 2022, the 3rd Sunday of Lent, by Fr. Ryan Riley, Chaplain at Father Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Today's Gospel is the story of the Woman at the Well from the Gospel of John. (The Year A reading was used because the First Scrutiny was celebrated at this Mass.) When we draw from the well of the world we are never satisfied. We need to draw from the living water offered by Jesus Christ and pray for those who have not yet found that living water. Key words:  evangelization, conversion, metanoia, change, repentance, encounter, intercession, penance  

    December 12, 2021, 3rd Sunday of Advent homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 15:41


    Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, December 12, 2021, the 3rd Sunday of Advent, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.  Why do we have anxiety? Rejoice! We are moved from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light! He who is in us is more powerful. 

    The Everyday Evangelist, Faith & Sex Part 6, Finding Hope in Jesus When Facing Long Term Consequences of Sin

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 30:07


    Our actions bear consequences and sometimes even after finding life in Jesus, we may face long term impact from choices that we made in sin. From STD's, criminal records, and such, our future can seem compromised. How does Jesus speak hope to that, and how does He promise us a future?

    The Everyday Evangelist, Faith & Sex Part 5: Why the Church Says, “No,” to In Vitro Fertilization, And What Our Options are Instead

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 27:38


    Today we welcome back Aimée Godfrey. Besides being the Director of Adult Discipleship at Christ the King, Aimée is a lawyer and teacher in moral theology. Today she shares with us the dangers of IVF and artificial insemination, and how we as church can respond instead to the pain of infertility.

    The Everyday Evangelist, Faith & Sex Part 4: Overcoming Sex Addiction

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 45:42


    Today we welcome Abbey Foard and Chris Ellman. Abbey and Chris are therapists who specialize in aiding those of us who battle sex addiction. Today they join us to talk about real reasons we run to sex actions and the problem behind the problem of addiction. From there we hear how we can face our true needs and find hope and healing.

    The Everyday Evangelist, Faith & Sex Part 3: Hope and a Future, God's Message to Those Experiencing Same-Sex Attraction

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 46:54


    Today we welcome Marco Cassanova, Assistant Director of Desert Stream Ministries, to share about his journey of finding wholeness of identity in Jesus while facing same-sex attraction. What does it look like to integrate our sexuality with our identity in Christ? How does Jesus see our sin as a reflection of need? And what is the hope that God calls us to in regards to our sexual orientation?

    The Everyday Evangelist, Faith & Sex Part 2: Facing Ourselves

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 32:39


    How does the enemy attack sexuality and what's God's plan for redemption? In this episode we unpack how facing our own needs for healing from sexual brokenness builds a bridge to seeing another's' sin as a reflection of need and gives us the tools to minister to them.

    October 24, 2021, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 15:47


    Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, October 24, 2021, the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.  The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy! The danger is that, when we are presented with an attempt by the snake to rob our joy, our fallen nature almost automatically moves to agreement; the perpetual invitation to wallow in the “ain't it awfuls” can find too ready a hearing in our wounded hearts. But the King has a better idea: stay focused on Him and let the power of the Holy Spirit minister to us the truth of the Scripture that “The joy of the Lord is our strength!

    The Everyday Evangelist, Honoring Victims of Church Abuse

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 23:05


    How do we care for the victims of church abuse? In this episode we call the church higher and refuse to tolerate evil. We discuss the psychological needs of victims and our responsibility to join them in their healing through listening, believing them, and journeying towards redemption.

    The Everyday Evangelist, Will Heaven Be Heaven If the People I Love Aren't There?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 21:18


    Jessica Dudek shares about the prophetic dream and haunting question that spurred her towards evangelization

    September 19, 2021, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 10:30


    Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, September 19, 2021, the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.  The Lord upholds my life. No amount of error in a person justifies treating that person in a way that demeans the essential dignity that is theirs as sons or daughters of God. The image of God that we all bear is not effaced by error and so must always be taken into consideration. The Catechism is rather eloquent about the sinful nature of detraction and slander. Mercy, gentleness, dignity, and respect must always be present in our proclamation of the truth. If they are not, the King will not honor our attempts, because He only honors what is done His way.  

    September 12, 2021, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 14:14


    Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, September 12, 2021, the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.  The King is absolutely faithful and filled with love for us, the sheep of His flock. Let us cling to Him during this difficult time, always remembering that He Who is in us is greater than anything we may face. Even so, come, Lord Jesus, come! We trust in You!

    September 5, 2021, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 12:05


    Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, September 5, 2021, the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.  Do not be afraid! The more we immerse ourselves in prayer and His Word, the more we will trust in Him rather than “trusting” in the destructive power of the circumstances. So we call upon Him, Whom St. Paul reminds us gives us power to take every thought captive. We rebuke the thoughts of fear and trust Him instead!

    August 29, 2021, 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 13:41


    Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 29, 2021, the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.  Humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you and is able to save your souls. "If we receive into our hearts and minds this Word with its capacity to save us, then we will have a solid criterion that we can use to judge the truth of all those voices clamoring for our attention. Since it is totally unlikely that that barrage of “information” will lessen, it is particularly crucial that we immerse ourselves in the truth that we know we can trust. He Who is the Word made flesh will guide us as we seek Him."

    August 22, 2021, 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 12:31


    Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 22, 2021, the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.  Fr. Ed's focus for this homily was from John 6 and The Real Presence. Trust Jesus and receive the King in the Eucharistic Lord

    The Everyday Evangelist, Finding God's heart for Mission in Flint

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 33:00


    We're interviewing Sr. Rachel Benjamin, a sister with The Servants of God's Love who is the liaison between CTK and the Catholic Community in Flint, sharing about how the mission in Flint has changed her relationship with the Lord.

    The Everyday Evangelist, The Day I Did NOT Want to Evangelize

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 24:07


    An honest look on a day that I did NOT want to go evangelize, why that was, and how God responded.

    August 8, 2021, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 11:52


    Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 8, 2021, the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.  Fr. Ed's focus for this homily was Elijah's loaf, John 6 and how St. Dominic established devotion to the Eucharistic Lord. St. Dominic, who died 800 years ago on August 6th, was a great example of St. John Paul the Great's 4 pillars: charismatic, contemplative, Marian and Eucharistic. 

    August 1, 2021, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 19:37


    Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 1, 2021, the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.  The Jews experienced bread miracles which prepared the Apostles for the greater miracle, Jesus present in the Eucharistic.   

    July 25, 2021, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 12:46


    Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, July 25, 2021, the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.  The Lord Jesus prepared the apostles for the gift of the Eucharist by giving them two foreshadowing in the earlier Scriptures: the miracles involving bread and the teaching and action of the bread of the presence in the Tent in the wilderness. All of this ultimately aimed at the reality of the Eucharist in the Mass.

    July 18, 2021, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 12:54


    Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, July 18, 2021, the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. 

    June 27, 2021, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 17:53


    Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 27, 2021, the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, the 20th Anniversary of the dedication of Christ the King, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. 

    The Everyday Evangelist, How Do We Deliver a Prophetic Word?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 30:00


    This is our third part segment on the role of prophecy in evangelization.

    The Everyday Evangelist, How Do We Discern The Voice of God?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 27:32


    How does God speak and how do we discern that it is truly God speaking?

    June 20, 2021, 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 11:09


    Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 20, 2021, the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. As soon as we face difficulties and trials, if our immediate response is, we got down on our knees and said to Jesus, I don't have enough of you to handle this well, so I need more of you now. I need more of your Spirit, more of your power, more of your Father's mercy. I need more of the power of the Holy Spirit. And the King who delights to give us more so we always have what we need, will do that.

    The Everyday Evangelist, What is the Role of Prophecy in Evangelization

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 19:54


    What is prophecy and how do I hear the voice of God? This episode unpacks how to listen to God for someone else.

    June 13, 2021, 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time homily: Fr. Ed Fride

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 9:18


    Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 13, 2020, the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. Jesus gives us the greatest gift of all, Himself. The eucharistic lord is present before us, so that we can have the bread of life, the cup of eternal salvation, the grace we need to live for him.

    The Everyday Evangelist, When God Heals By Calling Home: How to Process When We Pray for a Loved One and They Die

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2021 26:16


    In this segment of Acts in Action, Aimee Godfrey guest speaks on her experience of finding hope and healing through Jesus in the midst of losing her first husband to cancer.

    The Everyday Evangelist, Acts in Action: How to Pray for Healing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 35:06


    How do we pray for physical healing and how do we discern how God is healing? What do you do if you pray for physical healing and you don't witness it? This episode unpacks healing in the context of deeper discipleship and conversion.

    The Everyday Evangelist, Acts in Action: How Does the Holy Spirit Change Us for Mission

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 31:31


    How does the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost change the disciples? In this episode we unpack how the Holy Spirit builds bridges of communication between the believer and non-believer, and what holy boldness looks like in our words and actions.

    The Everyday Evangelist, The Conversion Journey Part 4: The Role of Humility in Evangelization

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 24:32


    This episode unpacks the ways we relinquish our desires when sharing the faith, and how Jesus models humility and draws us to Him.

    The Everyday Evangelist, The Conversion Journey Part 3: The Difference Between Spiritual Curiosity, and Seeking Jesus

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 35:07


    Introducing special guest speaker, Doug Schaupp. Doug is the National Director of Evangelism for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and co-author of the book, "I Once Was Lost." Doug Schaupp and Don Everrts give profound insight into the conversion journey through the 5 Thresholds in this publication, and today Doug joins us to distinguish between the thresholds and equip us to bring others closer to Jesus.

    The Everyday Evangelist, The Conversion Journey Part 2: The Primacy of Trust

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 25:31


    What is trust and why does it matter? Trust is the foundation of all evangelistic relationships. It is hard to build, and easy to break, but this episode unpacks how we can enter into trusting relationships with those very different from ourselves in an authentic and evangelistic way.

    The Everyday Evangelist, Walking the Conversion Journey Part 1: From Seeking to Seeing Jesus

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 30:41


    What are the stages of conversion we go through from not knowing the Lord, to having a relationship with Jesus? And what does Mary Magdalene's search for Jesus show us about that? This episode unpacks the 5 Thresholds of Conversions, and guides us how to minister to someone each step of the way.

    The Everyday Evangelist, "Temptation to Triduum: How Jesus' Temptation Parallels His Passion and Gives Us the Tools to Overcome Satan"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 17:29


    This episode unlocks the parallel between Jesus' temptation in the desert and His journey to the cross. In this we see the enemy's systematic scheme of attacking identity, mission, and relationship with God, and discover how Jesus empowers us to overcome temptation.

    The Everyday Evangelist, Finding Joy in Hard Times

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 17:24


    What is joy and why do we need it? What's the difference between joy and happiness, and how do we know consolation in times of trial? John Hoving guest presents to speak on joy as a fruit of the Holy Spirit, and give pragmatic guidance on allowing joy into our lives.

    The Everyday Evangelist, Navigating Hostility Part 3: The One's Who Should Know Better

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 28:55


    From our Director of Evangelization, Jessica Dudek, this is our third part series on Navigating Hostility

    The Everyday Evangelist, The Opportunities and Pitfalls of Christian Community

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 19:32


    What are the opportunities and classic pitfalls of Christian Community? This episode highlights why we need community, unpacks the most common problems that cause holy communities to struggle, and names what steps we can take to overcome these obstacles.

    The Everyday Evangelist, Navigating Hostility Part 2: The Traumatized

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 12:15


    From our Director of Evangelization, Jessica Dudek, this is our second part series on Navigating Hostility      

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