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Author: Diocese of Victoria Office of Family Evangelization

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Building up families through engaging interviews and relevant reflections.
20 Episodes
Father Donald Calloway, MIC author of “Consecration to St. Joseph” shares four important points about Saint Joseph. Presented in Victoria, Texas on May 27, 2021 with introduction by Bishop Brendan Cahill. Get your copy of "Consecration to St. Joseph" at  
In this "Family Life Webchat" Fathers K & J discuss tithing, including how "much" to give, why it's important, and how God can use our tithing to draw us closer to Him.
After years playing and coaching baseball, Luke began to discern the call to priesthood. Hear about his journey and what is was like serving in Cuero on pastoral year. For this interview we were also joined by Joe Olive, DOV parishioner.
Touched by the grace of God when he was 19, Father Cedric surrendered his life to Jesus and had a life changing experience. Filled with the Holy Spirit, he desired to make a difference in people's lives. Father Cedric dedicated his life to God as a Passionist religious and Catholic priest. He now travels preaching, writing, and producing for television. Visit his website where you can find his books, videos, and more at
Men and women need good friendships outside of the home in order to be the spouses and parents they are called to be within the home. Dr. John Cuddeback is an author, professor, and founder of LifeCraft, which helps families craft "the good life." Sign up for his free courses "Man of the Household" and "Woman of the Household" at and check out his book "True Friendship" at
What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus? How is this different than simply believing in Him? In this episode, Fathers Kristopher and Jacob break down the different stages of discipleship, and help you discern how you can grow in your relationship with Christ.
Hear from Bishop-Elect Gary Janak about how his family influenced his vocation, his hopes for his new assignment in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, and what he will miss the most about the Diocese of Victoria.
Bishop Brendan Cahill is the third Bishop of Victoria, ordained on June 29, 2015. He has served as a priest since 1990, beginning his ministry in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, holding several positions including Vicar for Clergy. He also served as rector of St. Mary Seminary in Houston from 2001-2010 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Master of Divinity, and Doctorate in Fundamental Theology. Topic of Talk: Keeping to the Path, presented to attendees of the 2021 Diocese of Victoria Men's Gathering 
Michael Fonseca is the founder of God’s Embrace Ministries with his wife Cherrie, in Schulenburg Texas.  Michael is a speaker, author, spiritual director & retreat master.  GEM’s mission is to teach & empower Catholics to experience daily the loving embrace of our Triune God. For more information on God's Embrace Ministries, visit https://www.godsembrace.orgTopic of Talk: Keeping with GEM’s Core values: Daily Discipleship—Focused on daily face to face prayer and a personal walk with the Lord. We will explore the gentle mastery of Jesus over us when we surrender to Him, bringing us from our sin to His righteousness through a covenant relationship that is fostered through the sacramental life and a daily face to face, heart to heart encounter with our Triune God. Note: the audio quality changes at 17 minutes into the talk due to technical difficulties. 
How do we avoid falling into the temptation of complaining about our spouse? Bishop-elect Gary Janak reminds us that it's as simple as thanking God for our spouse every day.
Hear about Sister Rebecca's adventures in Africa, how she felt God calling her to become a religious sister, and the work of Promise Pointe, which provides permanent affordable housing and a supportive community for the chronically homeless in Victoria, Texas and the Crossroads region. Sister recently published a book of her letters while she served in Africa for 31 years entitled "Letters Out of Africa" available on Amazon. All profits benefit the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament.Promise Pointe: https://www.promisepointe.orgBook:
How can you make Lent a time of renewal for your marriage? Bishop-elect Gary Janak offers practical advice in this week's episode. Note: this episode is being published one week late due to technical issues caused by the winter storm in Texas.
What does the church have to say about social media? Is it helpful to families? Harmful? Or somewhere in between? In this episode, Father Kristopher Fuchs, Father Jacob Koether, and Justin Reyes, Director of Family Evangelization, discuss St. Pope Paul VI's document on social communications Inter Mirifica, published in 1963, in light of social media's usage today. For the full document, visit:
How do people know that we are married, aside from our wedding rings?
The "noonday devil" wants to discourage us in our marriage and make us think "the grass is greener" elsewhere. Father Gary talks about how to fight against this temptation.
Hear about Father Bryan Heyer's journey to the priesthood, thoughts on men's ministry and more. Father Bryan serves as the pastor of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner, Texas:
Do you and your spouse make time to pursue your own personal hobbies and interests? Father Gary explains the importance of self-care, and how this can help couples heal.
Ever struggle with how to evangelize your family and help them know God? In this episode, Fathers Kristopher Fuchs and Jacob Koether offer advice from their lives and ministry.
Ever feel like you've missed opportunities in your marriage? Father Gary Janak offers practical advice on how to make sure these moments don't pass us by.
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