Magnificat Ministry Podcast

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Magnificat® is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God, an image of the Church, and model for all Christians, especially women.Magnificat ® is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God, an image of the Church, and model for all Christians, especially women.

Two hundred Catholic women from all walks of life crowded into a Knights of Columbus hall on October 7, 1981, to have breakfast and to hear a woman’s personal
witness to the power of God in her life.

The women who left that hall were filled with a joy that only the Holy Spirit can give; that is, a deeper awareness of God’s loving presence in their lives and a burning desire to share this wonderful experience with more and more of their sisters in Christ.

The modest breakfast held on October 7, 1981, is today, a ministry to Catholic women known as “Magnificat” with Chapters in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa.

While the Magnificat Meal is the main function of the ministry, Magnificat is much more than “putting on a meal.” It is a time of praise and worship, fellowship, and prayer.
Magnificat is a private association of the Christian faithful under the vigilance and jurisdiction of the local ordinary. The ministry is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The essence of Magnificat is the encounter between Mary and Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56). Magnificat is a woman-to-woman ministry which calls forth a lively faith in God and His actions in daily life, a love for Mary and for the Church, and deep holiness. The words of Our Lady’s canticle in Luke’s gospel take on a personal significance for Magnificat women as they seek to magnify the Lord in their own lives and lead others to know His great love and goodness.

We encourage you to join us as we pray, learn, and experience what God can do in our lives if we let Him!

Visit our website at https://magnificat-ministry.net/

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Magnificat Ministry Podcast Episodes

Doing What is Expected Luke 17:7-10 By Deacon David Hockwalt

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ […]

Spiritual Reflection 10 Oil Lamps By Fr. Pat Crowley 11.12.2022

Fr. Pat Crowley, SS.CC., MAS, is a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in the Western United States Province. Father Crowley is the Spiritual Advisor for the Magnificat North County San Diego Chapter. He is a retreat director and conference speaker who brings a holistic approach to the healing […]

I’m Going to Follow Jesus By Mary Wilson 11.10.22

Jesus says, “Come follow, me!“ But to where, how and to what? What do I have to do, what do I have to change to leave everything behind to follow Jesus? These questions are contemplated by Mary as she shares parables and practical applications of life, then and now, in ways the devil tempts us […]

Testimony of Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa Oct. 2008

Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa was born in Colli de Tronto, Italy. He was ordained a Franciscan Capuchin priest in 1958. In 1980, Fr. Cantalamessa was appointed by Pope John Paul II as preacher to the Papal household in the capacity he still serves. His official duties include preaching retreats to Pope Benedict 16th, Pope Francis, members […]

Mustard Seed & Yeast Lk.13:18-21 By Deacon David Hockwalt

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ […]

Magnificat Testimony of Kathleen Beckman 2007

Spiritual conversion changed Kathleen Beckman’s life. The more successful and materialistic she became the more she pushed God out of her life. Wife for 47 years,  mother of two grown sons, medical assistant for 11 years and business owner with her husband since 1984. Kathleen was in for a surprise she did not realize her […]

Testimony of Kimberly Hahn Oct 1996

A Presbyterian with strong anti-Catholic convictions, her road to Catholicism led her through difficult struggles and trials before entering the Catholic Church in 1990, 4 years after her husband’s conversion. Kimberly Hahn is married to Scott Hahn. She enjoys the speaking ministry with Scott,  but family commitments take top priority with her. She earned an […]

Testimony of Johnette Benkovic Williams 2005

Magnificat Testimony of Johnette Benkovic Williams 2005 What does it mean to be a Catholic woman in today’s world, to Johnette the answer is clear, when we look to the mission of the Catholic woman we are called to emulate the spiritual motherhood of Mary. After years of being a non-practicing Catholic, Johnette experienced a […]

Testimony of Jan Tate 2005 Baton Rouge, LA

Jan Tate worked in the Ministry of Marriage Preparation with her husband, Lloyd. They published their in-home marriage preparation manual in conjunction with the Diocese of Baton Rouge

Gift of the Holy Spirit experienced through the Sacred Heart of Jesus By Fr. Thomas Cebula

The gift of the Holy Spirit experienced through the Sacred Heart of Jesus is the consummation of the marriage.

Testimony of Aggie Neck Nov2006

Aggie Neck is Chairman of the National Service Committee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the United States.

The New Family of Jesus Lk.8:19-21 by Deacon David Hockwalt

This week on the podcast in A Moment in Scripture- The New Family of Jesus LK:19-21 by Deacon David Hockwalt.

Testimony of Paulette Renaudin 2008 New Orleans, LA

Paulette Renaudin shares how the Lord turned her life around 180 degrees through a kaleidoscope of events in this week’s testimony.

Testimony of Joy Pinto 2007 Birmingham, AL

Joy Pinto lived this perfect and happy life as a Protestant Pastor’s wife until her husband Jim felt called to return to the Catholic Church.

Testimony of Dr. Cyndi Peterson

Dr. Cyndi Peterson has experienced amazing grace in raising a family and knows that if one seeks God you will find him.

The Boat by Mary Wilson

Jesus saves and rescues us with the analogy of a boat. Stories from scripture are shared with lessons our Lord is trying to teach us in his faithfulness to us.

Correcting a Brother by Deacon David Hockwalt

A Moment in Scripture- ‘Correcting a Brother’ Matt. 18: 15-20 By Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be […]

The Ambition of James & John Matt.20:20-28 Deacon David Hockwalt

A Moment in Scripture- ‘The Ambition of James & John Matt. 20:20-28  By Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today […]

The Kingdom of Heaven by Deacon David Hockwalt

A Moment in Scripture- ‘The Kingdom of Heaven’ Matt. 13:44-46 by Deacon David Hockwalt

15th Sunday of Ordinary Time-C-Bread of Life Bible Study

The question Jesus puts to the lawyer, “Who do you think was neighbor to the man?” Is the same question that is being asked of you and me. God’s love is so great that anyone who is in need is eligible for his help.

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time-C Bread of Life Bible Study

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time-C   July 3, 2022 –Bread of Life Bible Study The disciples were not trained in any special categories, nor did they have any unique qualifications. What made them different was their awareness of Jesus’ power and their vision to reach all the people through him. There is no unemployment in Christian […]

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time-C

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time-C   June 26, 2022 –Bread of Life Bible Study Today’s gospel gives us a third example concerning the vocation to follow Christ. Vocation entails a “totality.” By this I mean that once we set out to follow Christ we do so wholeheartedly,  no half-way measures. We cannot chase after other pursuits; […]

Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

In the Catholic Church we believe in the real presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist. This worship service is called “The Mass,” and it is a celebration of Word and Sacrament.

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday-C June 12th, 2022 – Bread of Life Bible Study Our relationship with God has begun in faith which reveals to us that we are delivered from our past by Christ’s death. Hope grows as we learn all that God has in store for us, and God’s love supplies all our needs and enables […]

Pentecost Sunday-C Bread of Life Bible Study

Pentecost Sunday-C June 4th, 2022 – Bread of Life Bible Study Today is, in reality, the birthday of the church, and the Christian religion was to be a church for the whole world. Let today be the day you fall on your knees and invite Jesus Christ to come into your heart and become the Lord […]

Spiritual Reflection on Mother Mary

Spiritual Reflection on Mother Mary – Fr. Pat Crowley SS.CC MAS – North County San Diego Magnificat Chapter 5.21.22 Fr. Pat Crowley, SS.CC., MAS, is a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in the Western United States Province. Father Crowley is the Spiritual Advisor for the Magnificat North County […]

7th Sunday of Easter-C & Ascension

7th Sunday of Easter-C. & Ascension – Bread of Life Bible Study It is more natural for people to be divided then united. It is more natural for people to fly apart then to come together. But real unity between all Christians would require a “supernatural solution, and that solution is loving one another as […]

A Moment in Scripture- Feast of Dedication by Deacon David Hockwalt

A Moment in Scripture- ‘Feast of Dedication’ John 10:22-30 by Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be a […]

6th Sunday of Easter – Bread of Life Bible Study

6th Sunday of Easter-C. May 22, 2022 – Bread of Life Bible Study Today, living a life conforming to the prompting of the Holy Spirit is not easy. We have so many distractions in our everyday living, that only the Holy Spirit could empower us to remember with clarity the obedience that’s needed to walk […]

5th Sunday of Easter

5th Sunday of Easter-C, May 15, 2022 – Bread of Life Bible Study Jesus’s love for us shows us that there is no glory like that of being loved. Let that sink in for a moment. He died for you because he loved you just as you are, not as you should be.   “There […]

Nicodemus Seeks Answers Jn. 3:7-15 Deacon David Hockwalt

A Moment in Scripture- ‘Nicodemus Seeks Answers John 3:7-15 by Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be a […]

4th Sunday of Easter – C

4th Sunday of Easter, C – May 8, 2022 – Bread of Life Bible Study The role of a shepherd was very well known in Palestine, and they knew that a flock of sheep knew their master by the sound of his voice. When God speaks we  must listen to him, or else we risk pushing […]

Mary at the Tomb – John 20:11-18 by Deacon David Hockwalt

A Moment in Scripture- ‘Mary at the Tomb’ John 20:11-18 by Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be […]

3rd Sunday of Easter

3rd Sunday of Easter, C – May 1, 2022 – Bread of Life Bible Study Better for us to obey God than man! He whom God has exalted at his right hand as ruler and savior is to bring repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. We testify to this. So too does the Holy Spirit, […]

2nd Sunday of Easter-C Bread of Life Bible Study 2.24.2022

2nd Sunday of Easter, C – April 24, 2022 – Bread of Life Bible Study Meeting their Resurrected Savior transformed eleven terrified apostles into courageous “keepers of the flame.” The secret of their power is also our secret, and that is the peace of mind and heart. The real power is the Holy Spirit, who […]

Easter Sunday-Bread of Life Bible Study

Easter Sunday. April 17, 2022, Bread of Life Bible Study Alleluia is a Hebrew word that means “praise ye the Lord.” On this great day of Easter Sunday we give thanks, gratitude, and our complete joy in the form of praise to our Lord. We can only accept the fact of the resurrection when we […]

Palm Sunday: Bread of Life Bible Study

Palm Sunday of Lent-C Bread of Life Bible Study The way to the Kingdom is the way of the Cross. Jesus then manifested to the whole world by being on the cross the core of healing is through forgiveness. Jesus asked the Father to forgive all those who were putting Him to death. “There is […]

5th Sunday of Lent

5th Sunday of Lent-C Bread of Life Bible Study In Jesus there is the gospel of the second chance. He didn’t say that what the adulteress had done did not matter, broken laws and broken hearts always matter; but he was interested in her future more than her past. Jesus offers to all of us the […]

A Reflection on the Annunciation by Donna Ross

Reflection on the Annunciation by Donna Ross Mary was chosen by God the Father to birth His Son Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit! She is the daughter of the Father, mother of the Son and spouse of the Holy Spirit!   Donna Ross is the Coordinator of the CST Magnificat Ministry. A […]

Forgiveness Matt. 18;21-35 By Deacon Dave Hockwalt

A Moment in Scripture- ‘Forgiveness’ Matt.18:21-35 by Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be a special day in […]

4th Sunday of Lent

4th Sunday of Lent-C Bread of Life Bible Study Who do you relate to in the gospel on the Prodigal Son? Is it the one who squandered his inheritance then recognized the need to be obedient to authority or the Father extending compassion, love and forgiveness to those who have hurt him or the son, hopefully, […]

Denunciation of the Pharisees

We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this reflection.

3rd Sunday of Lent -C Bread of Life Bible Study

We need to really hear what is being said in today’s Gospel because we are like that tree and we need to repent.

We Have Given Up Everything – Deacon David Hockwalt

‘We have given up everything.’   Mark. 10:28-31 by Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be a special day […]

2nd Sunday of Lent-C Bread of Life Bible Study

2nd Sunday of Lent-C Bread of Life Bible Study Jesus stands knocking at the door of our heart, and He will wait as long as it takes. Open that door of your heart today and look into the radiance and dazzling brightness of His face. You will be transformed as you look into His eyes […]

First Sunday of Lent – Bread of Life Bible Study

First Sunday of Lent – Bread of Life Bible Study   Knowing Scripture is not enough to defeat Satan because he also knows Scripture. We must have faith in God’s promise that he loves us so much that he sent his only begotten Son into the world to die just for us.   “There is […]

Who Do You Say that I Am – Matthew 6:13-20 – Deacon David Hockwalt

Who Do You Say that I Am – Matthew 6:13-20 – Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be […]

8th Sunday of Ordinary Time-C Bread of Life Bible Study

8th Sunday of Ordinary Time-C Bread of Life Bible Study All through the ages, no matter what type of situation may have been present, almost everyone would agree that if you are critical, rather than compassionate, you will also receive criticism. If you treat others generously, gracefully, and compassionately, these qualities will come  back to […]

7th Sunday of Ordinary Time-C Bread of Life Bible Study

7th Sunday of Ordinary Time-C Bread of Life Bible Study Jesus makes known, very strongly in this reading, that love is a decision and not some sentimental sloppy emotion. He was not talking about feelings, but about the use of our will.  We make a choice to love someone with our mind. We also make […]

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time-C

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time-C Bread of Life Bible Study The beatitudes show what Christians can expect from the world, and what God will give them. Like a very sharp knife, the beatitudes cut away false piety from true humility. “There is a famine today that is raging across this great land of ours. There is […]

Jarius & the Hemorrhagic Woman Mk. 5:21-43 Deacon David Hockwalt

 ‘Jarius and the Hemorrhagic Woman’ Mk. 5-21-43 by Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be a special day […]

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time-C Bread of Life Bible Study

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time-C Bread of Life Bible Study Peter knew about Jesus’ healing power, but he was amazed that Jesus cared about his day-to-day routine and understood his needs. God is interested not only in saving us, but also in helping us in our daily lives. “There is a famine today that is raging […]

Conversion of St. Paul – Acts 22:3-16 By Deacon David Hockwalt

A Moment in Scripture- ‘Conversion of St. Paul’ Acts 22:3-16 by Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be […]

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time-C Bread of LIife Bible Study

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time-C Bread of Life Bible Study There can be no renewal unless there is first repentance. Jesus told them that in him everything is complete, and they did not believe him. In rising above their expectations, he began to reveal the mystery of the resurrection. “There is a famine today that […]

Teaching with Authority – Mk. 1:21-28 Deacon Dave Hockwalt

A reflection on Teaching with Authority Mk. 1:21-28 by Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be a special […]

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time -C

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time-C Bread of Life Bible Study Jesus arrived in Nazareth where he went into the synagogue and preached before an amazed audience. Let others be amazed as you teach, for the Spirit of the Lord is upon you, and He has anointed you to teach your family about him. You can […]

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time -C Bread of Life Bible Study

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time-C Bread of Life Bible Study Jesus was on a mission to save the world, and yet He took time to attend a wedding and take part in its festivities. Jesus knew that being part of people’s lives was very much a part of His mission to Calvary. He valued these […]

Baptism of the Lord- C Bread of Life Bible Study

Baptism of the Lord – Bread of Life Bible Study “John’s baptism with water symbolized the washing away of sins. Jesus’ baptism by fire (Holy Spirit) includes the power needed to do God’s will. The church received baptism of fire on Pentecost when the Holy Spirit in the form of tongues of fire came upon […]

The Epiphany of the Lord

The Epiphany of the Lord, January 2, 2022 – Bread of Life Bible Study So it was to a waiting world that Jesus came and the astrologers from lands far away gathered at his cradle. It was the first sign and symbol of the world’s conquest by Jesus Christ. “There is a famine today that […]

Holy Family-C – Bread of Life Bible Study

The Holy Family, Jesus, Mary & Joseph – Bread of Life Bible Study For parents, it is both sweet and painful to see our children as adults. When the time comes to step back and let go, we must do so in spite of the hurt. Then our children can take flight and soar to the […]

Advent Reflection – Prepare Our Hearts By Deacon David Hockwalt 12.13.2021

A Moment in Scripture- ‘ Prepare Our Hearts’ Matt. 21: 28-32 by Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may […]

Seeds and Dirt by Mary Wilson – Thoughts and Pondering

Seeds and Dirt by Mary Wilson – Thoughts and Pondering Seeds. And dirt. And God. What a combination! This podcast is provided for you by Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women. We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast.

4th Sunday of Advent- C Bread of Life Bible Study

Through us Christ can become real for others. Out there, right where you are, there is an Elizabeth who needs your visit. As you wait, like Mary waited, go out of yourself to others as she did.

12.6.2021 3rd Sunday of Advent-C Bread of Life Bible Study

3rd Sunday of Advent -C – Bread of Life Bible Study John the Baptist broke upon the people like a giant clap of thunder.  He did not tickle the people’s ears. He was not cute or an entertainer. His message was not good news, it was news of terror. John’s message took root in unexpected places, among the […]

Come After Me – Matt. 4:18-22

A Moment in Scripture- ‘Come After Me Matt 4:18-22 by Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be a […]

11.29.2021 2nd Sunday of Advent -C Bread of Life Bible Study

As we prepare for Christmas and the 2nd coming of Christ we are told to repent and make way for the Lord.

1st Sunday of Advent -C- Bread of Life Bible Study

Are you ready for when Jesus comes again on the clouds of heaven? Are you looking up or down?

A Moment in Scripture-The Call of Zacchaeus by Deacon David Hockwalt

A Moment in Scripture-The Call of Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10 by Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be a […]

Christ the King Sunday – Bread of Life Bible Study

Jesus is shown as an all-powerful king, victorious at battle, glorious in peace. We can be victorious also in battle and glorious in peace when Jesus is our Lord and Savior, because the battle is his, and not ours.

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Bread of Life Bible Study

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Bread of Life Bible Study The heavens and the earth will pass away but my words will not pass. Do you know Jesus’ words enough to tell others about Him? Are you ready for His return? “There is a famine today that is raging across this great land of […]

A Reflection on ‘All Souls Day’ by Deacon David Hockwalt

A reflection on ‘All Souls Day’ by Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be a special day in […]

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Bread of Life Bible Study

32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time: The followers of Christ are not distinguished by showy talents or acts. Their motive was to honor Jesus.

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

The followers of Christ are not distinguished by showy talents or acts. Reading the bible, praying in public, or following church rituals can be phony if the motive for doing them is to be noticed or honored. 

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time (10-23-21) – Bread of Life Bible Study

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Bread of Life Bible Study The blindness in question was physical, yet Bartimaeus saw Jesus as the Messiah with spiritual vision and was healed. “There is a famine today that is raging across this great land of ours. There is a deep hunger and thirst for the healing Word of […]

29th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Bread of Life Bible Study

This week on the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time: In the world, greatness is power. In Jesus, the standard is service. Whose standard is yours?

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (10-10-2021) – Bread of Life Bible Study

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Bread of Life Bible Study Jesus was the ultimate teacher, in that he knew that the teacher or preacher must never point to himself, but he must always point to God. There is one thing more you must do. Go and sell what you have and give to the […]

27th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Bread of Life Bible Study

27th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Bread of Life Bible Study If your marriage has ended in divorce or death, renew your covenant with Jesus. Let him become your spouse, and let him fill in the empty spots in your life. Put your dependence on your heavenly Father as his child. “There is a famine […]

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Bread of Life Bible Study

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Bread of Life Bible Study As Christians our thoughts and actions must be motivated by love, and we must be careful about judging others. By the same token, we must never be afraid to confront flagrant sin within the church. “What business is it of mine to judge outsiders/ […]

Choosing the 12 Apostles Lk 6:12-16 By Deacon David Hockwalt

A Moment in Scripture- ‘Choosing the 12 Apostles’ by Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be a special […]

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Bread of Life Bible Study

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Bread of Life Bible Study As Christians our thoughts and actions must be motivated by love, and we must be careful about judging others. By the same token, we must never be afraid to confront flagrant sin within the church. “What business is it of mine to judge outsiders/ […]

24th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Bread of Life Bible Study

24th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Bread of Life Bible Study What quality of the child makes us great in the kingdom of God? Matthew 18:4 says, “Whoever makes himself lowly, becoming like this child, is of greatest importance in the heavenly reign.” Jesus knew very well what the disciples were discussing on the road. His message […]

Dangers of Wealth by Deacon Dave Hockwalt

Dangers of Wealth by Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be a special day in your life as […]

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Bread of Life Bible Study

Peter wanted Jesus to be king, but not the suffering servant prophesied in Isaiah 53. He was like many of us today, ready to receive the glory of following the Messiah, but not the persecution. The Christian life is not a paved road to wealth and ease, but often involves rejection, pain, loneliness, and sickness. […]

Doing God’s Will – Deacon Dave Hockwalt

A Moment in Scripture- ‘Doing God’s Will’ by Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be a special day […]

22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Bread of Life Bible Study

It was because Jesus considered God’s laws more important than all these regulations that they considered him bad and dangerous. We become hypocrites when we pay more attention to reputation than to character. True religion must always come from the simple listening and accepting of the voice of God.

Peter Walking on Water by Deacon Dave Hockwalt

A Moment in Scripture- ‘Peter Walking on the Water’ by Deacon David Hockwalt

21st Sunday of Ordinary Time – Bread of Life Bible Study

It is not the intellectual difficulty which keeps men from becoming Christians; it is the height of Christ’s moral demand. Only Jesus can give us true purpose in life, and the power of his Holy Spirit to work out that purpose against the constant opposition that comes from without and within. “There is a famine […]

A Reflection on the Co-existence of Good and Evil by Deacon David Hockwalt

A reflection on the Co-existence of Good and Evil by Deacon David Hockwalt DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be a […]

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – August 15, 2021 – Bread of Life Bible Study

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – August 15, 2021 – Bread of Life Bible Study The kind of woman God chose to be His mother was humble, gentle, and obedient. Many times, to be blessed and chosen by God means a crown of joy and a cross of sorrow. We must come to know […]

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 8, 2021 – Bread of Life Bible Study

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time We need to know and believe that to eat His living bread means to unite ourselves to Jesus. We should never neglect a message from God because we do not care for the messenger. “There is a famine today that is raging across this great land of ours. There is […]

A reflection on Matthew 11:20-24 by Deacon David Hockwalt: Woe to you!

A reflection on Matthew 11:20-24 by Deacon David Hockwalt: Woe to you! DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be a special […]

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 1, 2021 – Bread of Life Bible Study

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 1, 2021 – Bread of Life Bible Study There is a hunger in all of us for truth, life, and love. We need to always remember that Christ alone can satisfy the hunger of the human heart and soul. The seal of God has been placed upon all […]

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 25, 2021 – Bread of Life Bible Study

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Jesus does not give us barley, He gives us Himself, and He gives Himself to all who come forward and say, “I hunger and thirst.” Jesus hungers for you. “There is a famine today that is raging across this great land of ours. There is a deep hunger and thirst […]

Love Your Enemies???

A reflection on Matthew 5:43-48 by Deacon David Hockwalt: Love Your Enemies??? DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012. He continues in active ministry today and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. We pray that today may be a special […]

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 18, 2021 – Bread of Life Bible Study.

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” Much of the trouble in our own lives is that we do not know how to be still and listen. Psalm 46:11 “Be still and know that I am God.” “There is a famine today that is raging […]

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 11, 2021 – Bread of Life Bible Study

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 11, 2021 – Bread of Life Bible Study Jesus sent out his disciples in pairs. Our strength comes from God but He meets many of our needs through teamwork with others.  He wants us to rely completely on the power of the Holy Spirit within us. “There is a famine […]

A Moment with Scripture: A Reflection on Matthew 5:13-16

A Moment with Scripture: a Reflection on Matthew 5:13-16 by Deacon Dave. We are the salt of the earth. How do we “flavor” the world? This podcast is provided for you by Magnificat®, A Ministry to Catholic Women.  We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence […]

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 4, 2021 – Bread of Life Bible Study

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 4, 2021 – Bread of Life Bible Study Jesus has shown us in this Gospel message that if people do not give you any attention or respect for the work you do in God’s name, that does not make your work any less important. “There is a famine […]

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – June 27, 2021 – Bread of Life Bible Study

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time There are two incredible healings in today’s gospel. Both required faith. We should never let our fear keep us from reaching out to Jesus. Fear is useless, what is needed is trust. Genuine faith involves action. Faith that is not put into action is no faith at all. “There is a […]