Catholic Life Every Day Podcast
Introducing our new video Podcast!

with host John Cardenas

Join John and various experts and special guests as they explore tools and ideas that help parish leaders encourage parishioners in living their Catholic faith daily.

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Episode 12 – aired October 27, 2022 @ 1:00pm

Special Guest
Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT

Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLTIn this episode, we interview our special guest, Sr. Miriam Heidland about her beautiful guided journal for prayer and meditation, BEHOLD – from Ave Maria Press. Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT – author of the bestselling book Restore – will journey with us and offer practical tips on how to deepen the meaning of Advent through meditation, reflection, prayer, and journaling.

Episode 11 – aired September 8, 2022 @ 1:00pm

myParish App and Your Mission – A Parish Perspective on Why to Have a Mobile App

In this episode, John Cardenas, and myParish App Expert Marc Wadaga share their thoughts about their favorite App. The myParish App is a powerful tool that offers ease of use, accessibility, user interaction, and customization to foster Catholic Life Every Day.

What would it look like if your digital communication aligned with your Parish mission? This is what Immaculate Conception is working towards, Doug Engemann, the Administrative Assistant, will share his perspective with us and the importance of reaching people where they are today.

Episode 10 – aired August 18, 2022 @ 1:00pm

Special Guest
Dr. Timothy O’Malley

Join our host, John Cardenas, and co-host Tommy Shultz as they welcome a special guest: Dr. Timothy P. O’Malley, who serves in the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. In this episode, Dr. Timothy P. O’Malley joined us to talk about his latest work “Becoming Eucharistic People: The Hope and Promise of Parish Life” (available from Ave Maria Press).

Episode 9 – aired July 21, 2022 @ 1:00pm

How Do I Get More Parishioners to Read my Bulletin?

Journey with our host, John Cardenas, and print media support expert Harry Rutherford, as they speak with Krysten Bracaglia, from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Wildwood, FL. We discussed how digital communication has impacted the church today. She shared some practical strategies with us to help you pivot your communication and find a balance.

Episode 8 – aired June 16, 2022 @ 1:00pm

Special Guest
Kathryn Mulderink

In this episode, John Cardenas and Tommy Shultz were joined by Kathryn Mulderink, Catholic author and speaker, pulling from her many years in parish life to discuss how to evangelize through the summer months and how to prevent maintenance mode and stay on mission.

Episode 7 – aired May 26, 2022 @ 1:00pm

Transform your Parish Communication – The Way We Communicate Says A Lot

Bulletins & Apps & Websites, Oh My!

Why is digital and print media so important? And if we know that these tools are beneficial to connect with our community, how do we choose the right one?

In this episode, John Cardenas was joined by the one and only Harry Rutherford, Bulletin and Support Expert, to discuss the do’s and don’ts and how to help your bulletin hold hands with digital communication.

Episode 6 – aired Apr. 28, 2022 @ 1:00pm

Special Guest
Fr. Mike Schmitz

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the modern world, it is difficult to take time to listen, reflect, and retreat. Spiritual renewal is paramount to a healthy relationship with God and taking time to refresh and recharge. In this episode, John Cardenas and Tommy Shultz talk with our special guest, Fr. Mike Schmitz about the value of retreat in our modern world and how Steubenville Conferences especially serve this need.

Fr. Mike offers us a unique inside glimpse into these increasingly well-known conferences and why he continues to attend. Join us as we welcome Fr. Mike and take some time out of the busy day to rest in the joy of the Lord.

Episode 5 – aired Apr. 7, 2022 @ 1:00pm

Parish Transformation through Data

More and more parishes look for innovative ways to increase parishioner involvement and reduce costs using data-driven digital technologies. In this episode, John Cardenas is joined by David Cotton, Data Solutions Expert, to discuss how a data model can be a key tool in aligning parish goals with the technologies that can help achieve them.

Episode 4 – aired Mar. 17, 2022 @ 1:00pm

Get Them Back In the Pews

In this episode, John Cardenas was joined by Arthur Richardson, Web Development Pro, and Heidi Galdys, Email/SMS Expert, to discuss what should be on your parish website and social media. Do you focus on facts or telling your story and how do you know where to start?

Episode 3 – aired Feb. 24, 2022 @ 1:00pm

Mobile Communication for Today’s Catholic

Want to take your parishioner engagement to the next level? Then be sure to check out this episode of the Catholic Life Every Day Podcast. Host, John Cardenas, talked with guests, Heidi Galdys and Marc Wadaga about how to increase parishioner engagement in a few minutes every week with promotion and messaging.

Episode 2 – aired Feb. 17, 2022 @ 1:00pm EST

Special Guest
Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT

Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT

In this episode, we talked with Sr. Miriam James Heidland about her powerful new Lenten reflection journal, RESTORE, from Ave Maria Press—how it uniquely approaches this holy season as an opportunity for healing in the lives of individuals, families, and parishes.

Episode 1 – aired Feb. 1, 2022 @ 1:00pm

Communication Strategies for Digital and Print Media

In our first episode, John Cardenas talked with Heidi Galdys and Harry Rutherford about the power of digital and print media to enhance the parishioner church experience.