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 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.

  • Episode 24: ReCenter

    March 6th, 2019  |  22 mins 4 secs
    almsgiving, catholic, confession, fasting, lent, prayer, repentance

    Every Lent the Church asks three things of her members: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. These are three spiritual disciplines that actually grow your faith. But often our parishioners are heard saying how they wish they had a better prayer life, or a better relationship with God, or a deeper Catholic faith – yet they do not know where to start. A few “Our Fathers” here or a Scripture reflection there – and they soon give up the effort. This year we are asking all our parishioners to join together to Give Up, Pick Up, and Offer Up the same things for Lent 2019. Through these spiritual disciplines and practices your personal faith will grow, and so will the unity of our Church community. Our prayer is that we can hold each other accountable to growing in virtue and holiness this Lenten season as parish family.

  • Episode 23: Too Big To Succeed?

    February 8th, 2019  |  36 mins 47 secs
    archdiocese, bishops, catholic, church, clergy, diocese, pope, subsidiarity, vocations

    Stephen and Gomer discuss the benefits and challenges that come with the modern mega-dioceses that we see in the United States. The guys don't hold back on the idea that the current diocesan model in the global church could be reducing vocations, isolating our clergy, and neglecting the principle of subsidiarity in Church governance. Stephen places himself on the Chair of Peter and creates the "Diocese of The Woodlands."

  • Episode 22: Skorts - An Ode To Catholic Education

    January 30th, 2019  |  32 mins 51 secs
    academics, catholic, education, school, students

    Gomer & Stephen celebrate Catholic Schools Week by traumatizing the young minds of two students from St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School.

  • Episode 21: Mary, Mother of God

    January 7th, 2019  |  26 mins 47 secs
    catholic, marian, mary, mother of god, motherhood

    Stephen and Gomer cure their "holiday hangover" by discussing the title of Mother of God and why it's so crucial. Gomer tells the lamest Canadian joke ever. Eh-men!

  • Episode 20: New Year, Same Gomer

    January 4th, 2019  |  27 mins 32 secs
    2019, catholic, goals, new year, resolutions

    Mike and Stephen discuss New Year's resolutions and setting goals. Mike helps Stephen set a personal theme for 2019. Stephen reminds Gomer of the importance of brotherhood in achieving goals.

  • Episode 19: The Jewish Roots of Christmas

    December 21st, 2018  |  25 mins 31 secs
    catholic, christmas, hanukkah, israel, jewish, maccabees

    Gomer goes full rabbi and explains to Stephen the Jewish roots of Christmas found in the books of 1st & 2nd Maccabees. This episode makes your head spin faster than a dreidel - from Luther removing key books of the bible, to Alexander the Great's conquests, to King Herod being a paranoid jerk. It all comes to a mind blowing conclusion in the Bethlehem. L'Chaim Catholics!