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After a brief dive into podcasts they like (The Pillar, Bible in a Year, The Catholic Man Show, The Liturgy Guys, etc), Father O'Brien and Father Kerry answer the question, "What is marriage?" With traditional marriage being redefined in our modern culture, this question is more important than ever.By St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and St. John Catholic Student Center
 
Are you looking back or are you looking forward? With all that's going on with the Church in Payne County, there are, of course, reasons to look back and know our history but can looking back also be an obstacle? We think it can be and our pastors are challenging us to look ahead to the great work that lies ahead at OSU, Stillwater, and beyond.…
 
Deacon Tom Cabeen has served at St. Francis Xavier for the last two years. His conversion story from Jehovah's Witness to Baptist to Episcopalian to Catholic is a fascinating one. After conversion to the Catholic faith he soon began studies for the diaconate and was ordained for the Diocese of Hartford, CT. He's know a deacon of the Diocese of Tuls…
 
Summer is upon us! Covid is waning (at least in Oklahoma) and the Pastors of Payne want you to get out and about this summer and LIVE YOUR FAITH. Fr. Kerry and Fr. O'Brien talk about summer programs at their parishes and give some advice on where to go to grow in your faith.By St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and St. John Catholic Student Center
 
A lay person is any member of the faithful who is not a priest or professed religious brother or sister. What role do lay people play in the Church? A BIG ONE! On this week's "Pastors of Payne", Fr. O'Brien and Fr. Kerry talk through various Church documents on the role of the laity in the Catholic Church. Lumen Gentium (referenced in the podcast) …
 
Beginning in December 2020, Jacob Farni began as Children's Minister at St. Francis Xavier. Originally from Elk City, OK, Jacob works with families to help them encounter Jesus Christ at home and at church. This conversation revolves around ministry to children and how best to preach the Gospel to families.…
 
Fr. Kerry gives an update on the St. John Catholic Student Center Building Project and talks about the upcoming Lenten Parish Mission at St. John's. More on the building project https://buildingsaints.com The Fathers of Mercy https://fathersofmercy.comBy St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and St. John Catholic Student Center
 
St. Francis Xavier Director of Evangelization and Mission Stacy Humbert joined Fr. O'Brien as a special guest. They talked about evangelization, conversion, testimony, and witness. We need it all! You can read Stacy's evangelization blog at https://evangelizationconversationsfx.comBy St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and St. John Catholic Student Center
 
This week, Father Kerry and Father O'Brien talk about the great things happening in the Catholic Church both locally and nationally. A few links: FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students)- https://www.focus.org Bible in a Year Podcast- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bible-in-a-year-with-fr-mike-schmitz/id1539568321 The Identity …
 
With Lent 2021 on the horizon, our priests help us get ready for this holy season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in preparation for Easter and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. A few links: CatholicPokes.com SFXStillwater.org The Bible in a Year Podcast- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bible-in-a-year-with-fr-mike-schmitz/id1539568321…
 
How does a woman go from raised Catholic to agnostic to college missionary? Meet Olivia Gonzalez, OSU FOCUS Missionary (Fellowship of Catholic University Students)! Her story can help us all minister better to friends and family. The key in inviting! Olivia was invited to Mass by a friend and it made all the difference. https://www.focus.org/missio…
 
Father O'Brien and Father Kerry get you ready for this weekend's Gospel (Mark 1) where Jesus calls disciples saying, "Come, follow me and I will make you fishers of men." Our priests speak on their vocation to the priesthood and why young men and women ought to consider a call to the priesthood and religious life.…
 
Joined by Diocese of Tulsa seminarian (and OSU grad) Matthew Tracy, Fr. Kerry and Fr. O'Brien talk about baptism, its importance for salvation, and the correct matter and form so it can be done correctly. If you're not yet baptized, give us a call!By St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and St. John Catholic Student Center
 
Understanding the 10 Commandments is an essential part of living a good moral life. Father O'Brien and Father Kerry take a look at the 2nd Commandment of the Decalogue on The Lord's Name. This follows an episode from a few weeks back on the 1st Commandment.By St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and St. John Catholic Student Center
 
Back on December 2nd, Fr. Kerry gave a talk at Father O'Brien parish for the Saint Francis Xavier Advent Night of Renewal. In this week's podcast, Fr. Kerry gives a summary of the talk and our priests give us some advice on preparing for Christmas 2020 in a difficult time. Here's the link to Fr. Kerry's talk: https://youtu.be/d6CHvBoQm20…
 
Happy New Year! Advent 2020 is here and what a time for a fresh start. From violet vestments, to prophetic readings, to Christmas decorations starting to come out, the season of Advent is an opportunity to grow in holiness. We grow in holiness by following the Commandments so this week, Fr. Kerry and Fr. O'Brien begin a series (over the next severa…
 
Viva Cristo Rey! Long Live Christ the King! As Ordinary Time comes to an end, the Church puts before us the Solemnity of Christ the King. You'll also love Fr. Kerry's explanation of the the various parallels between earthly kings and Jesus our King. And happy birthday Father O'Brien!By St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and St. John Catholic Student Center
 
There are many Catholics who are away from their faith. This episode is an invitation to return! You may have been away for a variety of reasons but the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Holy Mass are waiting for you. You need the Church and the Church needs you! https://www.catholicscomehome.orgBy St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and St. John Catholic Student Center
 
Psalm 116 asks "How can I repay the Lord for his goodness to me?" Father O'Brien's parish is in the middle of their annual stewardship renewal which asks parishioners to make commitments of time, talent, and treasure as a response to all that God has done for us. For more information- https://www.sfxstillwater.org/stewardship…
 
Speaking to an often unspoken tragedy, Fr. O'Brien and Fr. Kerry talk about the pain felt in families by miscarriage and early infant loss. This comes ahead of the Friday October 2 Mass at St. Francis Xavier. This episodes will be good for those who have experienced this pain but also to all of us who very likely know a family in pain.…
 
On Saturday September 12th, Fr. Kerry unveiled "Building Saints", a capital campaign to build a new St. John Catholic Student right in the spot where the current St. John's stands. This episode gives out listeners an inside look at the project. Learn more at www.BuildingSaints.comBy St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and St. John Catholic Student Center
 
The four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) are widely known. But to whom were they written? On this week's episode Fr. O'Brien and Fr. Kerry dive into the first four books of the New Testament and specifically discuss the audiences of each. It will help you better understand and read God's Word!…
 
With the school year right around the crowd, Fr. Kerry Wakulich tells us (with Fr. O'Brien's help!) about what students and parents can expect for life at St. John Catholic Student Center. From FOCUS missionaries, to Bible studies, to Sunday Mass, daily Mass, Adoration, and Confessions, we've got you covered…
 
The three theological virtues of faith, hope, and love are known to many. In this time of pandemic, hope is something we can use more of. Join Father O'Brien and Father Kerry on a walk through the Catechism and other documents of the Church on the virtue of hope.By St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and St. John Catholic Student Center
 
As we prepare the celebrate the Memorial of Oklahoma priest and martyr Stanley Rother, our Payne County pastors tell the story of his life and ministry and bring it all back to Stillwater to show that we can do what Blessed Stanley Rother did. We can be missionary disciples here, there, and everywhere. To learn more about Blessed Stanley Rother- ht…
 
With Fr. Kerry out of town, Fr. O'Brien is joined by Dr. Matt Cabeen, a Catholic and an OSU microbiologist. We're talking about whether science and faith can go together and how the Catholic Church views and relates to the scientific world. Enjoy!By St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and St. John Catholic Student Center
 
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