Catholic Echo Podcast – Episode 4 (Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship)

On this episode of The Catholic Echo Podcast, we’re talking about Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship with host Father Jim Korda, Bishop David J. Bonnar, and Father John-Michael Lavelle, Vicar for Missionary Discipleship for the Diocese of Youngstown.

More about Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship from The Catholic Echo:

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Explaining the Synod

Have you ever wondered why something might change in the global Catholic Church? Have you ever experienced a change, such as updated Mass translations, and wondered how that happened?

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Synod Listening Session | Trumbull & Ashtabula Counties

Welcoming new parishioners, keeping communication open among Church communities and clergy, and providing opportunities for parishioners to join each other in faith outside of Mass are three of many goals discussed during the Synod listening session on March 25, dedicated to Catholics in Trumbull and Ashtabula county parishes.

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Synod Listening Session | Portage & Stark

At the Portage and Stark listening session for the Synod on Synodality, participants shared success stories of collaborations and welcoming immigrants, and concerns about mixed messages and minister burn out.

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Justin Huyck

Justin Huyck is Editor for Pastoral and Parish Resources at Liturgical Press. He is also the author of two books published by Liturgical Press in the Alive in the Word series from Little Rock Scripture Study: "From Home to Home: Finding Meaning in Mobility" and "Baptism: Alive in Christ." Before joining Liturgical Press in January 2024, Justin served for 15 years in parish ministry, and most recently in diocesan ministry as Director of Communications for the Diocese of Youngstown. As Communications Director, he led the integration of the diocese’s publishing, broadcast, digital, social media, strategic communications, and internal communications operations, including the launch of The Catholic Echo magazine and multimedia hub. Justin holds a B.A. in Government from Cornell University and an M.A. in Theology and Liturgy from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He and his wife are the parents of two children.
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