The Padre Jay cast

The Padre Jay cast

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Homilies, interviews, and reflections from Father Jay Donahue.


Exploring Catholicism with Padre Jay—Episode 3: Women in Consecrated Life, May 5, 2020
Jul 28 • 60 min
Padre Jay sits down for a conversation with Dorrie Donahue, Megan Christ, and Sister Rose Walatka, ZSJM
“Miracle on Ice” Homily—Sunday, February 23, 2020
Jun 26 • 12 min
As we begin Lent, let us ponder for a moment – what are the motivations for what we do?If we all had laser focus on the GOAL – getting to heaven, how would things change in our lives?- Padre Jay
“Catholic Education and Faith Formation” Homily at Saints John and Paul, Sunday, January 26, 2020
Jun 19 • 15 min
Catholic Education and Faith Formation: What role can your parish play in parenting our kids? How can our parish assist parents in the way they educate and form their children?
“Feast of the Chair of St. Peter” Homily—Saturday, January 18, 2020
Jun 11 • 13 min
Exploring Catholicism with Padre Jay—Episode 2: Interview with Father Donald Calloway, MIC
May 5 • 51 min
Padre Jay interviews Father Donald Calloway, MIC, about Consecration to St. Joseph!
Exploring Catholicism with Padre Jay—Episode 1: Interview with Dr. Michel Therrien
Apr 29 • 58 min
Padre Jay interviews Dr. Michel Therrien about his Preambula Group and his book, “The Catholic Faith Explained”
“St. Andre Bessette” Homily at Good Samaritan, Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Mar 27 • 11 min
After my pilgrimage retreat to Quebec, Canada in January 2020, I delivered this homily inspired by St. Andre Bessette, who had a heart for Christ and loved others with it.
“The Meaning of Mass” Homily given on the First Sunday of Lent, March 1, 2020
Mar 13 • 20 min
This Lent, the Padres here at the Great Grouping are preaching our homilies about the different parts of the Mass, hoping to increase understanding and appreciation of “the Source and Summit of our Faith.”
“The Light of Christ” Homily at Our Lady of Peace, Saturday, January 25, 2020
Mar 12 • 11 min
But there is, in fact, only one Truth—the light of Jesus Christ Himself!
“Uniting Suffering to Christ” Homily at St. John the Baptist, Friday, February 21, 2020
Feb 28 • 11 min
Sometimes the suffering we have to endure seems unbearable. Hopefully this homily will be helpful to anyone who is struggling.
Interview with Dolores Shipe & Dr. Marguerite Duane about Fertility and Natural Family Planning
Feb 21 • 81 min
Interview with Dolores Shipe & Dr. Marguerite Duane about Fertility and Natural Family Planning
“World Marriage Sunday” Homily at Saints John & Paul, Sunday, February 9, 2020
Feb 21 • 17 min
On World Marriage Sunday—as we try to see things through God’s perspective—we discover that everything, when consecrated through Him, is more than it seems to be!
“Throw the Hail Mary!” Homily at Our Lady of Peace, Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Feb 7 • 15 min
In this new year, I pray that we can all see the Face of God with “2020” vision! As always, our Blessed Mother can help us do that.
Marian Moment: “Mary’s Role in the Epiphany,” Saturday, January 4, 2020
Jan 22 • 11 min
Another “Marian Moment,” dedicated to our Blessed Mother.
“The Holy Name of Jesus” Homily at St. John the Baptist, Friday, January 3, 2020
Jan 16 • 11 min
Saying the Holy Name of Jesus is the most powerful prayer, especially in the face of tragedy.
Interview with Mark Joseph, speaker and author of “Overwhelming Pursuit”
Jan 8 • 41 min
Interview with Mark Joseph, speaker and author of “Overwhelming Pursuit”
“Christ is in the ‘HERE’,” Christmas Homily at Saints John & Paul, Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Jan 3 • 17 min
The Lord truly wants to be present to us here, wherever we are, especially in the tough places in our lives.
Marian Moment: “Mary, Queen of the Apostles,” Saturday, November 30, 2019
Jan 2 • 13 min
Another “Marian Moment,” dedicated to our Blessed Mother.
“The Feast of St. Nicholas” Homily at St. John the Baptist, Friday, December 6, 2019
Dec 20, 2019 • 6 min
This homily was recorded on the Feast of St. Nicholas, and I hope it can help us to be mindful of how God’s graces can sweeten the sourness of our life.
“The End Times and Peppa Pig” Homily at Saint John the Baptist, Saturday, November 30, 2019
Dec 11, 2019 • 17 min
As the Church’s liturgical year comes to a close, it seems appropriate to reflect a little on the end times, and on our entrance into heaven, by the Grace of God.
Marian Moment: “Queen of Peace,” Saturday, November 23, 2019
Dec 9, 2019 • 10 min
Another “Marian Moment,” dedicated to our Blessed Mother.
“Our Lady of the Presentation” Homily, Sunday, November 24, 2019
Dec 9, 2019 • 7 min
Thank God for everyone who has interceded for you, through actions and prayers!
“The Body” Homily at Saints John & Paul, Sunday, November 10, 2109
Dec 6, 2019 • 14 min
Have you ever thought about what you will be like when your body and soul are reunited in heaven?
Homily from the Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran, Saturday, November 2, 2019
Dec 4, 2019 • 12 min
Look around when you’re in a church. Why was it designed in the way it was?
Interview with Abby Johnson, Former Planned Parenthood Director, now Pro-Life Advocate
Nov 21, 2019 • 21 min
I was blessed to be able to sit down and talk to Abby Johnson, author of “Unplanned” (which is also a powerfully moving film), about her journey from being the director of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic to her conversion to Catholicism and becoming…
“The Look of the Lord” Homily at St. John the Baptist, Sunday, November 3, 2019
Nov 12, 2019 • 14 min
When people look at us, do they see Jesus?
All Souls Day Homily about Purgatory, Saturday, November 2, 2019
Nov 11, 2019 • 18 min
For this All Souls Day Homily, I spend some time discussing Purgatory, and what it means to pray for those who have died.
All Saints Day Homily at Saints John & Paul, Friday, November 1, 2019
Nov 8, 2019 • 12 min
Christ in the Eucharist handicaps himself, thereby encouraging us to use our own shortcomings and handicaps to lead us to Sainthood.
Marian Moment: “Pillar of Faith,” Saturday, October 19, 2019
Oct 24, 2019 • 6 min
Padre Jay’s second “Marian Moment,” dedicated to Our Blessed Mother.
Marian Moment: “The Fourth River,” Saturday, October 12, 2019
Oct 18, 2019 • 11 min
This is the first in a new series of “Marian Moments,” dedicated to Our Blessed Mother.
“The Ten Lepers” Homily at Saints John & Paul, with talk by Youth Minister, Nick Sciarappa, Sunday, October 13, 2019
Oct 18, 2019 • 17 min
How many things, people, circumstances are we actually grateful for in our daily lives?
Interview with Nick Sciarappa, Youth Minister at Saints John & Paul
Oct 14, 2019 • 35 min
Padre Jay sits down with Nick Sciarappa, Youth Minister at Saints John & Paul Parish
“Compete Well for the Faith” Homily, Sunday, September 29, 2019
Oct 4, 2019 • 13 min
Saint Paul tells us to “compete well for the faith,” so I’m offering this to you in that spirit.
“Mary Opens a Window” Homily at Our Lady of Peace, Saturday, September 28, 2019
Oct 3, 2019 • 11 min
Mary, our loving mother, is the one who connects us to her son, Jesus, our savior.
“The Call of St. Matthew” Homily on his Feast Day at Our Lady of Peace, Saturday, September 21, 2019
Sep 27, 2019 • 16 min
The painting “The Call of St. Matthew” by Caravaggio is one piece of art that has definitely deeply moved me in my life.
Interview with Kyle Bliss, Adult Evangelization & Discipleship Coordinator at Saints John & Paul (part 4)
Sep 24, 2019 • 22 min
Interview with Kyle Bliss, Adult Evangelization & Discipleship Coordinator at Saints John & Paul (part 4)
Interview with Kyle Bliss, Adult Evangelization & Discipleship Coordinator at Saints John & Paul (part 3)
Sep 23, 2019 • 29 min
Interview with Kyle Bliss, Adult Evangelization & Discipleship Coordinator at Saints John & Paul (part 3)
Presentation by Jason Gawaldo, Director of Faith Formation at Saints John & Paul
Sep 20, 2019 • 29 min
Presentation by Jason Gawaldo, Director of Faith Formation at Saints John & Paul
Interview with Kyle Bliss, Adult Evangelization & Discipleship Coordinator at Saints John & Paul (part 2)
Sep 19, 2019 • 24 min
Interview with Kyle Bliss, Adult Evangelization & Discipleship Coordinator at Saints John & Paul (part 2)
Interview with Kyle Bliss, Adult Evangelization & Discipleship Coordinator at Saints John & Paul (part 1)
Sep 18, 2019 • 23 min
Interview with Kyle Bliss, Adult Evangelization & Discipleship Coordinator at Saints John & Paul (part 1)
“What God Prefers” Homily at Good Samaritan, Sunday, September 8, 2019
Sep 13, 2019 • 14 min
What does Jesus intend in this Sunday’s Gospel, when he tells us we must hate our Father, Mother, and family in order to follow him?
“Essential Change & New Wineskins” Homily at Our Lady of Peace, Friday, September 6, 2019
Sep 12, 2019 • 15 min
How attached should we be to things that, in the end, really don’t serve to get us closer to spending eternity in Heaven?
“Yield to the Pierogi!” Homily at Good Samaritan, Sunday, September 1, 2019
Sep 4, 2019 • 13 min
At the fantastic Good Samaritan Festival, I reflect on pierogi, family, festivals, and yield signs… all in relation to Jesus, of course!
“The Population of Hell” Homily at Good Samaritan, Saturday, August 24, 2019
Aug 28, 2019 • 15 min
Are there more souls in Heaven or Hell?
Interview with Mallory Smarto, FOCUS Missionary and Saints John & Paul Parishioner
Aug 26, 2019 • 39 min
Padre Jay sits down with Mallory Smarto to talk about her life, family, faith, and missionary work with FOCUS.
“Burning Sequoias” Homily about the purification of the Church at Our Lady of Peace, Sunday, August 18, 2019
Aug 23, 2019 • 20 min
In the great Sequoia groves out west, forest fires are the key to growth and life. In Salvation History, we see that purification precedes revitalization. So often, going through tough times leads to new life and great things if we cling closer to…
“Indiana Jones and Our Lady” Assumption Homily at St. John the Baptist, Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Aug 22, 2019 • 19 min
What does “Raiders of the Lost Ark” have to do with the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Well, when you realize that Mary IS the Ark of the Covenant, the parallels will start to come clear!
“Baby Shark!” Homily about Babysitting for God at Saints John & Paul, Sunday, August 11, 2019
Aug 15, 2019 • 15 min
We are stewards of all the gifts God has given us—Creation, our souls, the Eucharist… Kind of like babysitters, we’re entrusted to care for them until the Master’s return.
“Almost Heaven” Homily about Appalachia Mission at Saints John & Paul, Sunday, July 28, 2019
Aug 8, 2019 • 16 min
In this homily about our mission trip into the poverty of West Virginia, I try to bring home the fact that prayer is our lifeline.
Homily from Appalachia Mission—McDowell County, WV, July 25, 2019
Aug 7, 2019 • 23 min
On my third mission trip in four weeks—this time to McDowell County, WV—I discover that the wealth of West Virginia is in finding the face of Christ in her residents and our missionaries.
Homily about the Good Samaritan, July 14, 2019
Jul 17, 2019 • 17 min
Homily given at Our Lady of Peace in Conway about the Good Samaritan.
Interview with Bobby Aloe, staff member of the Great Grouping
Jul 12, 2019 • 23 min
Padre Jay sits down with Bobby Aloe, long-time staff member of Good Samaritan and proprietor of Frank’s Pizza in Ambridge
Homily about the Mission Trip to Costa Rica, July 6, 2019
Jul 11, 2019 • 14 min
Father Jay’s homily about his recent mission trip to Costa Rica with teens from Saints John & Paul.
Interview with Matt, Teen Missionary to Costa Rica (outtakes)
Jul 10, 2019 • 4 min
Interview with teen missionary to Costa Rica (outtakes)
Interview with Matt, Teen Missionary to Costa Rica
Jul 10, 2019 • 6 min
Interview with teen missionary to Costa Rica
Nighttime Mass in the jungle of Costa Rica, July 2019
Jul 9, 2019 • 43 min
Outdoor Mass at night in the jungle of Costa Rica.
Homily from the Feast of Corpus Christi, June 23, 2019
Jun 26, 2019 • 14 min
Father Jay’s homily from the Feast of Corpus Christi, leading into Perpetual Adoration at his parish.
Franciscan University Presents: Creating Marriages That Thrive
Jun 25, 2019 • 58 min
How couples, parishes, and communities can help build stronger marriages.
Padre Jay’s Vocation Story
Jun 24, 2019 • 5 min
Padre Jay recounts the story of his call to the vocation of the priesthood.
HOMOSEXUALITY—Padre Jay’s homily from October 14, 2018
Oct 14, 2018 • 17 min
Father Jay delivers the third in a trio of challenging subjects: HOMOSEXUALITY. From October 14, 2018 at Saints Simon & Jude, Pittsburgh.
CONTRACEPTION—Padre Jay’s Homily from October 7, 2018
Oct 7, 2018 • 17 min
Father Jay delivers the second in a trio of challenging subjects: CONTRACEPTION. From September 30, 2018 at Saints Simon & Jude, Pittsburgh.
HELL—Padre Jay’s homily from September 30, 2018
Sep 30, 2018 • 13 min
Father Jay delivers the first in a trio of challenging subjects: HELL. From September 30, 2018 at Saints Simon & Jude, Pittsburgh.