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Footsteps to Heaven - The Way of the Eucharist is Out the Door

Footsteps to Heaven - The Way of the Eucharist is Out the Door

August 6, 2019

Episode #28: Part 9 of "Going Deeper into Mass" - THE FINAL BLESSING 

What do you think is the high point of the Mass? What is the high point for you? Is it when you received forgiveness in the penitential rite? Is it when you received Jesus in the Eucharist? Or is it the final blessing of the Mass? Everything that happened during Mass is intended not only for our benefit but for the sake of others. In the final blessing, Jesus in the priest blesses us so that we can go out the door and be successful in continuing to live the life of Christ. Think of the Mass as a sort of wedding ceremony, like the renewal of wedding vows. Every Mass is a recommitment of our faithfulness to Christ and a renewal of our openness to his commitment to us. But like every wedding, the wedding day is not the most important day. More important is the marriage that follows.

This concludes the series on Going Deeper into Holy Mass. It will be available to parishes as part of a package for adult faith formation (including RCIA) and small group discussions. Find out more about this at http://gnm-media.org/take-eat-drink/ 

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Footsteps to Heaven - The Eucharistic Experience of Heaven

Footsteps to Heaven - The Eucharistic Experience of Heaven

August 1, 2019

Episode #27: Part 8 of "Going Deeper into Mass" – THE EUCHARIST AND COMMUNION RITE 

In this episode, Terry Modica covers the apostolic succession that makes it possible for bread and wine to become the body and blood of Jesus, why Jesus called his blood the new and everlasting covenant, and the dialog we have with Jesus as we receive him. She also answers the question: Why do we pray for Jesus to come “under my roof” just before we receive him in the Eucharist?

Stay tuned for the rest of this series going deeper into Holy Mass. 

You might also be interested in our video series on this topic, entitled "Take, Eat, and Drink". This is a set of 17 short segments (three to five minutes) that is used by catechists but is also good for personal use. Each video ends with a question for personal reflection or group discussion. See it @ http://gnm-media.org/take-eat-drink/ 

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Footsteps to Heaven - The Eucharistic Pregnancy

Footsteps to Heaven - The Eucharistic Pregnancy

July 30, 2019

Episode #26: Part 7 of "Going Deeper into Mass" – WHEN DOES THE BREAD AND WINE BECOME JESUS?

The Eucharist Prayers of the Mass bring us to the source and the summit of our faith. This is when we receive what we need to live the holy, make a difference in the world and experience the miracles that faith is supposed to provide for us. 

At what point during the Eucharist Prayers does the miracle of transubstantiation happen and the bread and wine supernaturally become Jesus? Or – is there just a moment in time? Terry Modica explains how it’s really like a pregnancy. 

Stay tuned for the rest of this series going deeper into Holy Mass.

You might also be interested in our video series on this topic, entitled "Take, Eat, and Drink". This is a set of 17 short segments (three to five minutes) that is used by catechists but is also good for personal use. Each video ends with a question for personal reflection or group discussion. See it @ http://gnm-media.org/take-eat-drink/

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Footsteps to Heaven - The Offertory Miracle of Multiplication

Footsteps to Heaven - The Offertory Miracle of Multiplication

July 25, 2019

Episode #25: Part 6 of "Going Deeper into Mass" - THE OFFERTORY

During the Offertory, we are offering back to God the gifts and blessings that he has given to us. In thanksgiving, we give God the gift of money to help the Church do the works of Jesus. We give the gift of the fruits of our labors. What has he given you? What are your personality traits, the good ones, which God designed you to have? These are gifts from the God – you were made in his image – and at this point in the Mass, now is the time to thank him for what makes you the wonderful you that you are. You can supernaturally place any of the giftedness of your life on the altar when the priest accepts (when Jesus accepts) the monetary collection. Now is the time to thank God for the blessings in your life by offering them back to him for his use. And thus the gifts are multiplied! 

Stay tuned for the rest of this series going deeper into Holy Mass. 

You might also be interested in our video series on this topic, entitled "Take, Eat, and Drink". This is a set of 17 short segments (three to five minutes) that is used by catechists but is also good for personal use. Each video ends with a question for personal reflection or group discussion. See it @ http://gnm-media.org/take-eat-drink/ 

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Footsteps to Heaven - The Creed of True Belief

Footsteps to Heaven - The Creed of True Belief

July 23, 2019

Episode #24: Part 5 of "Going Deeper into Mass" - THE CREED 

When we proclaim our faith out loud, the devil hears us and knows he has been defeated. This is one reason why we recite the Creed during Mass and why it’s important to not be silent but to pay close attention to the words of the Creed and what they mean. Every line of the Creed conquers lies about who God really is -- God the Father, God the Savior Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit – and also who we are as the Church. In this episode, Terry Modica describes the heresies that the Creed overcomes. 

Stay tuned for the rest of this series going deeper into Holy Mass.

You might also be interested in our video series on this topic, entitled "Take, Eat, and Drink". This is a set of 17 short segments (three to five minutes) that is used by catechists but is also good for personal use. Each video ends with a question for personal reflection or group discussion. See it @ http://gnm-media.org/take-eat-drink/ 

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Footsteps to Heaven - The Life-Changing Liturgy of the Word

Footsteps to Heaven - The Life-Changing Liturgy of the Word

July 18, 2019

Episode #23: Part 4 of "Going Deeper into Mass" - THE LITURGY OF THE WORD 

It's important to really have an open mind and heart and to really listen to what God wants to say to us throughout the Holy Mass. He speaks most clearly during the Liturgy of the Word. It’s meant to change us! And it’s meant to empower us to go out from church and change the world. This is why the ministry of reading the Word of God – and cantoring the psalms -- is the work of evangelization. 

Stay tuned for the rest of this series going deeper into Holy Mass. 

You might also be interested in our video series on this topic, entitled "Take, Eat, and Drink". This is a set of 17 short segments (three to five minutes) that is used by catechists but is also good for personal use. Each video ends with a question for personal reflection or group discussion. See it @ http://gnm-media.org/take-eat-drink/ 

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Footsteps to Heaven - The Soul-lifting Gloria

Footsteps to Heaven - The Soul-lifting Gloria

July 16, 2019

Episode #22: Part 3 of "Going Deeper into Mass" - THE GLORIA 

The timing of the Gloria during the Catholic Mass is important. It comes immediately after the Penitential Rite for a reason. We sing our praises to God after we've opened ourselves to the healing of our souls. Having received forgiveness, we want to sing praises to God and give him our gratefulness. We are grateful that Jesus died on the cross for us to take away the sins that we thought about during the Penitential Rite. We sing “Glory!” because we are excited that we have been set free from the enslavement of sins. In a spirit of thanksgiving, we sing or pray the Gloria together – the priest and laity together as one body. This is when we begin to really enter into celebrating the glory of God. The Gloria is meant to inspire awe. 

Stay tuned for the rest of this series going deeper into Holy Mass.

You might also be interested in our video series on this topic, entitled "Take, Eat, and Drink". This is a set of 17 short segments (three to five minutes) that is used by catechists but is also good for personal use. Each video ends with a question for personal reflection or group discussion. See it @ http://gnm-media.org/take-eat-drink/ 

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Footsteps to Heaven - The Unifying Gift of the Penitential Rite

Footsteps to Heaven - The Unifying Gift of the Penitential Rite

July 11, 2019

Episode #21: Part 2 of "Going Deeper into Mass" - THE PENITENTIAL RITE 

The Catholic Mass is a celebration of our union with God the Father, God the Son our Savior, and God the Holy Spirit who empowers us to become the saints God designed us to be, the saints Jesus suffered and died for us to become. Because Jesus is present in the community, we need forgiveness for the unloving things that we have done to each other – and “each other” means anyone at all, anywhere – all children of God. Therefore our sins, because they divide us from God and from each other, must first be absolved prior to receiving the Eucharist. 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Penitential Rite restore our unity with God and with the Church – with each other – so that we can receive the Eucharist rightly. In other words, so that we can be mystically and fully united to Christ and all that he offers us – all the love of the Father, all the help and all the guidance of the Holy Spirit, all the miracles that Jesus promised when he said in John 15:7, “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” 

Stay tuned for the rest of this series going deeper into Holy Mass. 

You might also be interested in our video series on this topic, entitled "Take, Eat, and Drink". This is a set of 17 short segments (three to five minutes) that is used by catechists but is also good for personal use. Each video ends with a question for personal reflection or group discussion. See it @ http://gnm-media.org/take-eat-drink/

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Footsteps to Heaven –Going Deeper into Mass - The Beginning

Footsteps to Heaven –Going Deeper into Mass - The Beginning

July 9, 2019

Episode #20: Part 1 of "Going Deeper into Mass" - THE BEGINNING 

How personal is your relationship with Jesus during Mass? The entire Catholic Mass is an encounter with the True Presence of Christ, and it should change us: We should be healed by it. We should feel loved and become more fully loving as a result of it. Our hearts should become more peaceful. Our tendencies to sin should be transformed into greater strength to resist sin. A true encounter with Christ makes a difference. This is what Mass is designed to do. 

Mass begins with a gathering song and procession. This is as important as any other part of the Mass and should never be missed. Here's why! Jesus begins to reveal himself. Here's how! 

You might also be interested in our video series on this topic, entitled "Take, Eat, and Drink". This is a set of 17 short segments (three to five minutes) that is used by catechists but is also good for personal use. Each video ends with a question for personal reflection or group discussion. See it @ http://gnm-media.org/take-eat-drink/

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Footsteps to Heaven –The Healing of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Footsteps to Heaven –The Healing of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

June 27, 2019

Episode #19: What causes the Sacred Heart of Jesus to break? Well, in what ways are you suffering? Jesus suffers with you. Who has broken your heart? Jesus is broken-hearted with you. Which of your loved ones have been rejecting Christian faith and morality? How have you been misled into Satan's territory? How have you been tricked by his deceptions? This breaks Jesus's heart, too. 

What heals the Sacred Heart of Jesus? The same thing that heals your heart! In this episode, Terry Modica shares three steps that will heal your heart while also serving as healing balm for the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

For a Prayer to Place Your Child into the Sacred Heart of Jesus using the prayer of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, visit our website: http://gnm.org/prayers-for-parents/sacred-heart-novena/ 

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Footsteps to Heaven – Will I Be Persecuted For This Episode?

Footsteps to Heaven – Will I Be Persecuted For This Episode?

June 25, 2019

Episode #18: A frank and honest look at what happens when priests do not have an active and alive, personal relationship with the Holy Spirit. When it causes suffering and drives people away from the Church and from Christ, it is "diabolical" (quoting from Bishop Robert Barron's "Letter to a Suffering Church"). It shows up in homilies that preach heresies, in nit-picking without compassion about the norms for Mass, for example, the "right" way* to receive the Eucharist, and in abuses that, because they are not victimizing children, remain covered up and undealt with.

*This episode includes what the General Instruction on the Roman Missal actually says and means about the "right" way. For more information, see Terry Modica’s article "The correct posture at Mass: Can we genuflect when receiving Communion?" at http://wordbytes.org/faqs/posture-communion/

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Footsteps to Heaven – Faith that smashes strongholds

Footsteps to Heaven – Faith that smashes strongholds

June 20, 2019

Episode #17: What do you wish could be better? Your life? Your relationships? Your faith? If it were better, what would it look like? The first step in making anything better is to envision what better really means. Then ask: How does Jesus envision it? What are Father God's dreams for me in this? What is the Holy Spirit telling me about it?

In this episode, Terry Modica shares how to break through the strongholds in your life so you can have a better, stronger faith. 

For more information about the book she mentions, “30 Days to the Heart of the Father”, go to http://gnm.org/books-by-Terry-Modica/30-days-to-Abbas-heart/ 

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Footsteps to Heaven – How to overcome the pain of frustration

Footsteps to Heaven – How to overcome the pain of frustration

June 18, 2019

Episode #16: Feeling frustrated? Want to get rid of it? Here are 8 steps for finding true and lasting inner peace no matter what is going on around you and who is causing it. 

This episode is in shorter form as a WordByte on our website: http://wordbytes.org/suffering/the-pain-of-frustration/ 

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Footsteps to Heaven – Spiritual exercises for supernatural faith

Footsteps to Heaven – Spiritual exercises for supernatural faith

June 14, 2019

Episode #15: If you want to experience all that the Holy Spirit wants to do in you and through you, rather than live a mediocre faith, use the Penitential Rite during Mass as a spiritual exercise. We have given in to the ways of the world – believing lies that Satan wants us to believe – and this is stifling the Holy Spirit. In this episode, Terry Modica teaches spiritual exercises that strengthen what is weak so that you can become who you really are as a believer in Christ: a saint! 

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Footsteps to Heaven – 3 ways to un-stifle the Spirit

Footsteps to Heaven – 3 ways to un-stifle the Spirit

June 12, 2019

Episode #14: It’s time we reclaimed what is rightfully ours as followers of Christ: a faith that works miracles. A faith that fulfills the promises made by Jesus! Read the Bible -- the New Testament -- to find all the times when the supernatural happened and ask, “Is this happening in my life?” And if the answer is no ask, “Why not?”

The answer is in your relationship with the Holy Spirit. The Devil is afraid of what you will do if you become fully aware of what you can accomplish through the Holy Spirit. In this podcast, Terry Modica names eight ways that we stifle the Spirit and identifies three ways to un-stifle the Spirit. 

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Footsteps to Heaven – 7 phases in the battle for union with Christ

Footsteps to Heaven – 7 phases in the battle for union with Christ

June 6, 2019

Episode #13: The daily hardships we experience are affected by Satan and the prayers that we do and our connection to Christ. How much are your hardships demonically influenced? Some hardships are simply because we live in an imperfect world, but how do you know when you should take action against demons? In this episode, Terry Modica reveals the 7 phases of spiritual growth that lead to a life of joy in the Lord during hardships.

After listening to this empowering message, you can find further encouragement and helpful tips on the Good News Ministries website at http://gnm.org/how-can-i-find-healing-from-hurts/

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Footsteps to Heaven – The 4-second prayer that defeats Satan

Footsteps to Heaven – The 4-second prayer that defeats Satan

June 4, 2019

Episode #12: Why is it that we expect less, not more, from God? Why are we not living a miraculous faith? Why do we receive less from God instead of the abundant "more" that he actually wants to give us? Listen to this important episode. Satan is doing everything he can to disempower the Church, because we are a huge threat to him. Satan doesn’t want us to fully grasp the truth about what we can receive from God, because with it we can change the world. So here’s a 4-second prayer that immediately defeats him. 

Download the prayers and scriptures and the spiritual exercise of this podcast by going to the transcript at http://wordbytes.org/holyspirit/the-4-second-prayer-that-defeats-satan/ 

Find the recommended three mini-courses on the Holy Spirit at http://gnm.org/paracletia/

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Footsteps to Heaven - How to ask so miracles do happen

Footsteps to Heaven - How to ask so miracles do happen

May 30, 2019

Episode #11: In John 14:12 & 13, Jesus says to us, “Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever believes in Me will do the works that I am doing and even greater things. And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may be glorified.” Well then, why do we have unanswered prayers? Terry Modica uses an often over-looked clue in this scripture to turn your prayer requests into miracles.

Also see these WordBytes from her ministry: http://wordbytes.org/holy-spirit/

Please help us continue producing more episodes of Footsteps to Heaven. If you believe that this podcast show is important, please sponsor upcoming episodes. http://gnm.org/podcast-sponsorship

Footsteps to Heaven - God is defending you

Footsteps to Heaven - God is defending you

May 28, 2019

Episode #10: Do you feel like you’re on trial? Is someone misjudging you? In this podcast, Terry Modica unpacks 8 scriptures to assure you that God is defending you. Jesus said that he would give his Holy Spirit to us to be our Advocate. But before the Holy Spirit, Jesus was our Advocate, and before that, the Father was our Advocate. There is no reason to be self-defensive. God has our backs!

Also see these prayer resources:

Footsteps to Heaven - The virtue that releases faith

Footsteps to Heaven - The virtue that releases faith

May 23, 2019

Episode #9: The greatest virtue that releases our faith is submission to the Holy Spirit. This enables us to recognize the voice of Jesus and hear his guidance, his concern for us, and his desire to work miracles in our lives. It enables us to feel the generous love of the Father. And it frees us to do mighty things for the kingdom of God and to transform the world. Terry Modica shares stories from her life to illustrate how this virtue releases supernatural faith. This podcast includes a simple, easy spiritual exercise that can help you overcome your human nature’s desire to be in control. 

To further the releasing of supernatural faith, use our video courses on life in the Holy Spirit.