Fr. John Riccardo’s Amazing Sermon on Knowing Jesus

Fr. John Riccardo, a priest from Plymouth, Michigan, was invited to speak at Kensington Community Church, a local Non-denominational church.  He gives an awesome 30 minute sermon on the importance of knowing Jesus, rather than just knowing about Jesus.  We need to hear this, whether we’re Catholic or Protestant:

(I originally saw this on Ready with a Reason, but didn’t sit down and watch it until Restless Pilgrim reposted it, so h/t to both)


    1. Nice. Father’s relaxed and smooth, easy to follow and understand and all you can do is criticize and ignore substance. You get up and say something in front of a group of people and ask them for feedback on your every nervous habit and tic. Just try it sometime. Then criticize.

  1. Thank you, Father Riccardo! No wonder I put priests above saints on my Ladder of Sanctity! Yes, priests are all saints, even if they sin, because they are aflame in and smitten of the Lord. Keep up the ordeal, never stop in your efforts for God, persevere to the end, and Heaven will be the peaceful release that everyone wants, whether they admit to it or not!

  2. His parish is Our Lady of Good Counsel, and you can get his sermons there online. Also, if you go to Ave Maria Radio you can get many of his talks, which air daily at 11AM EST.

    (I attend mass at OLGC each morning. Fr John is a wonderful speaker — his Wednesday noon bible study attracts up to 200 people each week. I am so blessed to be associated with his parish and my own, Christ The King in Ann Arbor, which has more studying for the priesthood and religious orders than any other parish in the U.S.)

  3. Father John is a truly gifted speaker and shepherd.
    I have listened to his discourse on Theology of the Body and loved every minute.
    God bless this disciple of Christ and my beloved brother.

  4. Just found Father John and I am not Catholic..but he is a very talented speaker and gets the word of God across in a relevant and real way. Blessings to him and everyone who watches it.

  5. Well I sincerely enjoyed studying it. This subject offered by you is very effective for good planning,hard work and a great team always make a spotless work..i read your article and find that you make nice point on the service..thanks
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  6. Wow, I am not a Catholic, but it did not matter, God used him to speak to all of us, even the lost and confused. Thank you Lord for Fr. John Riccardo, may you continue to bless him as he goes about doing your work.

  7. I listened to Fr John’s talk for the second time today and I must say it is so inspiring every time I listened to it. His talk gave me so much of hope. I am a Catholic and want to have a deeper and intimate relationship with Jesus and Fr John’s talk shows me how I can achieve that. I am so grateful that the Lord has given us such great priests like Fr. John. May he be truly blessed.

  8. Father Ricardo is truly blessed and gifted with many heavenly gifts. I like to hear him mention Michigan because I also attended graduate school at Michigan.

  9. Beautiful.i needed to hear those words this time in my life.i do ask beg the Holy Spirit to let me know my Heavenly Father and know He holds me and has me in the palm of his hand and know that He is working all for good.thank you God Bless you fr john

  10. He is at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Plymouth, Michigan. Also listen him on EWTN Catholic Radio, you tube. He is very respected. I live an sort drive from this parish.

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