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Catholic Connection – November 26, 2020 – Hour 2

Fr. Mark Toups – Rejoice! LIVE – Sundays in Advent. Fr. Mitch Pacwa on the beauty of God’s grace in difficult times. The conversion story of Keith Nester.

Segment 1 – Rejoice! LIVE – Sundays in Advent

“This year on the Sundays in Advent, we invite you to Rejoice! LIVE with Fr. Mark Toups as he joins us LIVE via Ascension’s YouTube page. We’ll be coming together to share in the beautiful tradition of the Advent wreath to pray, unpack the Sunday Scripture reading, and prepare our hearts for the coming week of Advent.” Fr. Toups joins us. (Originally aired November 17, 2020)

Fr. Mark Toups is the Director of Seminarian Formation for the Diocese of Houma/Thibodaux Louisiana. He is the cofounder and Spiritual Director of ADORE Ministries which promotes Eucharistic adoration and formation across the nation in response to John Paul II’s prophesy for a New Springtime in the Church. He is also pastor of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Thibodaux, LA and St. Lucy’s Catholic Church in Houma, LA.

Click here: Rejoice! Advent Meditations with the Holy Family


Segment 2 – The Beauty of God’s Grace in Difficult Times
(Originally aired November 16, 2020)

Fr. Mitch Pacwa was ordained a Catholic priest in 1976 with the Society of Jesus and then continued his studies and received his Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology of Loyola University, magna cum laude. At Vanderbilt University, he received his Master of Arts, Ph.D. in Old Testament. Father Pacwa has taught at the high school, university, and seminary levels. Being a well-known biblical scholar, he has lectured at hundreds of conferences and churches around the world, and has appeared and hosted international radio and television programs.

Fr. Mitch’s new book: “Wheat and Tares: Restoring the Moral Vision of a Scandalized Church”

Segment 3 – The Beauty of God’s Grace in Difficult Times
Fr. Mitch Pacwa continued


Segment 4 – How an Encounter With Our Lady Led This Protestant Pastor to the Catholic Church
(Originally aired September 25, 2020)

Keith Nester is a former pastor/youth pastor with more than 20 years in full-time ministry. Keith served in United Methodist, Assemblies of God, and Evangelical Free churches in various roles. In 2017, after a 20 year long discernment process, Keith resigned his full-time ministry position and joined the Catholic Church.

Keith’s website.
Article – How an Encounter With Our Lady Led This Protestant Pastor to the Catholic Church

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