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Show Notes

0:27 – Archbishop Vigneron and Mike greet each other and catch up on the past few weeks. Archbishop recalls the June 5 anniversary of his learning that Pope John Paul II had selected him to become a bishop.

1:33 – Mike introduces guest host Nicole Joyce; Nicole introduces herself and shares about the podcast she hosts, the Archdiocese of Detroit’s “Beyond Sunday,” with weekly episodes about how parents can be more intentional in recognizing God at work in their lives, and how families can go deeper into our relationship with him.

4:02 – Nicole asks Archbishop to reflect on the recent ordination of five new priests for the Archdiocese of Detroit.

5:52 – Archbishop explains the process by which priest assignments are determined.

9:11 – Archbishop shares some of his thoughts as the Archdiocese of Detroit marks the conclusion of its Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations.

11:58 – Nicole asks Archbishop to share some thoughts on this year’s Archbishop’s Gala, the major annual fundraising event that helps support our seminarians and the ministry of Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

15:15 – Mike introduces this month’s main topic, the Mass, by asking Archbishop how the laity should approach their own participation at Mass.

21:27 – Nicole asks Archbishop for advice or encouragement he has for parents as they work to help keep their young children engaged in the Mass.

24:27 – Archbishop asks Mike to share some insight about how to keep middle school-aged children engaged.

27:29 – Mike asks Archbishop to give a brief overview of the different parts of the Mass, including the Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist.

39:11 – Archbishop shares some of what he finds most powerful about celebrating Mass.

40:25 – Archbishop answers listener questions, including why he thinks teens sometimes stop attending Mass, how he’d describe Catholicism to someone new, and about his time serving as an altar boy.

47:02 – Archbishop shares his prayer intentions and closes the episode with a prayer and blessing.