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Greetings and welcome to The John 3:30 Podcast, we focus on Catholic Faith Life. The goal is to share different ways people keep their fire burning for our Catholic Faith. I have seen firsthand many people attend a Retreat or go through a traumatic Life Event and it brings them closer to their faith. For a moment. They are hungry for more. Unfortunately, not too long after, many return to their “old ways.” I firmly believe this happens because they do not know what they do not know. They may not be aware that they can attend Adoration, pray a Novena, or any other beautiful ways our Catholic Faith offers us the opportunity to grow in our Faith. My thought process is to sit down and speak with “everyday” people and have a conversation with them as to how they keep their fire burning for our Catholic Faith.  Like what you hear? If you would like to help contribute to the growth of The John 3:30 Podcast, click here to donate one time or monthly. Your Patronage is greatly appreciated!!

Nov 23, 2020

Thanks for coming back! In this episode, I welcome back Father Charlie Bank, OMI. You may remember Father Banks from episode # 77. Father Banks unpacks the Mass with us, step by step. There is a lot of insight shared by Father Banks such as:  

  • Why do we bow when Jesus Christ is said/sung during the Gloria?
  • Why do we strike our breast during the Penitential Act? (Through my fault…)
  • What does Liturgy mean?
  • What does consubstantial mean?
  • Much much more! 

Your experience in Mass will never be the same after listening to this episode as we learn the “why behind the how.” 

Items mentioned on the Podcast:


Heart of the Christian Life: Thoughts on Holy Mass
(Book recommended by Father Banks)

The Lamb’s Supper
(Book recommended by Father Banks)

To learn more about The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (the Order in which Fr. Banks serves with) go to

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