Beyond the Bulletin

Connecting Our Catholic Community

About the show

Striving to create an honest show about parish life, we introduce you to our parish staff, good talks, conversation, interesting guests, and parishioners like you. The goal is to build up the faith of our parishioners in these trying times as well as introduce you to our mission, ministries, and fellow parishioners. While we focus on our community here in The Woodlands, TX - we hope we can meet and bless others along the way!

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  • Episode 40: Seeking a Sacred Balance

    July 9th, 2020  |  41 mins 1 sec
    beyond the bulletin, liturgy, music

    Music & Liturgy Part 1 w/ Josh Blakesley

  • Episode 38: Find Your Five

    July 6th, 2020  |  45 mins 27 secs
    community, prayer, social distancing

    Gomer & Stephen talk about investing in community during tough times.

  • Episode 39: Hoping Against Hope

    July 6th, 2020  |  42 mins 49 secs
    christianity, hope, prayer

    Gomer & Jay talk about anchoring yourself in Christian hope

  • Episode 37: Digital Vs. Sacramental

    June 22nd, 2020  |  33 mins 1 sec
    beyond the bulletin, catholic, digital, parish website, sacraments

    In this week's episode of your favorite parish podcast, Stephen & Gomer discuss the relationship between the digital and sacramental church, as more parishes begin to reopen and we look back on first livestreaming Masses. Tune in for a lively and thought-provoking conversation on the purpose of a parish website, Gomer's tough time running the St. Anthony Facebook page, and much more.

  • Episode 36: No Lack of Feedback

    June 16th, 2020  |  48 mins 14 secs
    catholicism, podcast, st anthony of padua

    Following last week’s episode of “Racial Injustice & A Catholic Response”, Gomer & Stephen clear the air and their inbox by addressing some of the feedback heard in the last week at the parish. Diving into generational gaps, balancing Catholicism with politicism, and Gomer’s French accent, we hope this episode clarifies last week’s conversation, with some additional points to pray on. Tune in!

  • Episode 35: Racial Injustice & A Catholic Response

    June 9th, 2020  |  51 mins 9 secs
    beyond the bulletin, injustice, racism

    In the wake of a tumultous week of protests and outrage following the murder of Houston native George Floyd, Stephen & Gomer are joined by Houston Okonma, a seminarian in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, to talk about his experience living as an African American man in Houston, how racism is a pro-life issue, and much more. We invite you to join us, pray with us, and LISTEN to Houston's words, as we pray for justice, mercy, and peace.

  • Episode 34: The Deacon's Wife

    June 1st, 2020  |  51 mins 23 secs
    beyond the bulletin, catholic, deacons, pope francis

    Gomer & Stephen are joined for Episode 34 by Katie Krall, wife of our own Deacon Mike Krall and co-founder of the St. Anthony of Padua Care For Creation team, to share her perspective on the path to becoming a Deacon, explain why Laudato Si' is an important encyclical, and listen to Gomer impersonate the Holy Ghost over and over again. Tune in!

  • Episode 33: 20 Questions With a New Priest

    May 21st, 2020  |  42 mins 37 secs
    beyond the bulletin, catholic, exercise, identity, pandemic, priesthood, vocation

    For our "Jesus year" episode, we're joined for the first time by a priest! Fr. Kingsley Nwoko, a Parochial Vicar at St. Anthony of Padua, joins us to talk about his journey to becoming a priest, his favorite workouts, what it's been like ministering during a pandemic and much more!

  • Episode 32: We're Back, Baby!

    May 18th, 2020  |  43 mins 19 secs
    beyond the bulletin, catholic, parenting, quarantine

    Beyond The Bulletin is back, new and improved! We're jumpstarting your favorite podcast with weekly video and audio episodes for you to enjoy, full of laughs, insight and spiritual reflection from St. Anthony of Padua. This week, join Gomer and Stephen as they talk with Kristine Marlow, the Children’s Sacrament & Formation Manager at St. Anthony, about her time in the military, parenting during the quarantine, and much more!

  • Episode 31: Longest January Ever

    February 20th, 2020  |  33 mins 38 secs
    capital campaign, catholic, giving, january, kobe bryant, suffering

    Stephen & Gomer discuss how terrible January was, with a focus on embracing suffering and how to be a cheerful giver.

  • Episode 30: A New Horizon

    January 28th, 2020  |  36 mins 8 secs
    catholic, community, fundraising, generosity

    Gomer and Stephen are excited to tell you all about a brand new adventure that St. Anthony of Padua is embarking on - The Horizon Capital Campaign!

  • Episode 29: Find Your Crew

    December 10th, 2019  |  20 mins 3 secs
    catholic, community, evangelization, friends

    Gomer & Stephen discuss the importance of community and how community can inspire organic evangelization.

  • Episode 28: This Is Mission

    November 14th, 2019  |  32 mins 27 secs
    catholic, charity, food pantry, honduras, mission, outreach, poor, serve

    Mike and Stephen are back after a long hiatus...and they have got some inspiring stories to share about outreach taking place in The Woodlands and beyond!

  • Episode 27: Care for Creation

    August 26th, 2019  |  39 mins 21 secs
    catholic, earth, green, laudato si, nature, planet, poverty, recycling

    Mike and Stephen interview Roger Ingersoll and Katie Krall on the new "Care for Creation" group that is helping implement the vision of Pope Francis' "Laudato Si" here in The Woodlands.

  • Episode 26: The Liturgical Renaissance

    May 31st, 2019  |  39 mins 42 secs
    boomers, catholic, chant, latin, liturgy, mass, millennials, music, sacred

    Mike and Stephen discuss the push towards more traditional liturgy happening within the young Church.

  • Episode 25: The Divine Physician

    March 19th, 2019  |  41 mins 10 secs
    catholic, critical care, death, dignity of life, end of life, hospice, medical, medicine

    Stephen and Gomer interview Dr. Garry Lambert on end of life issues and the Catholic response. Dr. Lambert has decades of experience in critical care and understands the need for clarification and deeper study of the Catholic worldview of end of life decisions by the average Catholic.