About the show
The Heart of the Ark podcast is an initiative from the Office for Evangelization in the Archdiocese of Newark. We're coming to you to bring knowledge and courage as we voyage through this life as missionary disciples of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Hosted by Fr. John Gordon, Director of the Office for Evangelization and Secretary of Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Newark, and Jennifer Behnke, Associate Director of Evangelization, our aim is to help equip our listeners to better know, love and serve God.
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Episode 21: De-mystifying the Devotion to the Sacred Heart with Emily Jaminet
May 31st, 2023 | 43 mins 25 secs
catholic, devotion, evangelization, gospel, jesus christ, mission, parenting, prayer, sacred heart, virtue
Jen speaks with author Emily Jaminet about her two recent books "Secrets of the Sacred Heart" and Holy Habits of the Sacred Heart, and what it means for us that Jesus loves us so much as to give us His heart.
Episode 20: Ep 20: Synod and Evangelization with Sr. Donna Ciangio, O.P. Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Newark
May 22nd, 2023 | 47 mins 6 secs
catholic, conversation, discernment, evangelization, jesus christ, kerygma, pastoral, planning, prayer, synod
Jen speaks with Sr. Donna Ciangio, O.P. Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Newark, and head of the Archdiocese Synod on Synodality team about the ways in which we need to grow as church and how we can discern our path forward.
Episode 19: Ep 19: School of Prayer -Building your spiritual tool box with Fr. John Gordon
May 19th, 2023 | 31 mins 2 secs
catholic, conversation, evangelization, faith, family, gospel, jesus christ, prayer, repentance, spirituality
Fr. John and Jen introduce the new in person series coming in the Fall from the Office For Evangelization - The School of Prayer.
Episode 17: Ep 17: Fatima Part 1: Dear Newark, we have a Mother!
April 28th, 2023 | 33 mins 58 secs
Jen sits down with Ricardo Casimiro, Campus minister at The Newman Center Montclair State University to discuss the message of Fatima, the apparitions, World Youth Day and the Pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima touring the Archdiocese of Newark this May 2023. Part 1 of 2 episodes
Episode 18: Ep 18: Fatima Part 2 - Our Lady's mantle of light and our responsibility
April 28th, 2023 | 50 mins 18 secs
Jen sits down with Ricardo Casimiro, Campus minister at The Newman Center Montclair State University to discuss the message of Fatima, the apparitions, World Youth Day and the Pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima touring the Archdiocese of Newark this May 2023. Part 2 of 2 episodes
Episode 16: Ep 16: "God's Love - We can't even imagine!" with Sr. Patricia Wormann O.P.
April 4th, 2023 | 25 mins 23 secs
Sr. Pat Wormann, serves as the Delegate for Religious for the Archdiocese of Newark. A member of the Caldwell Dominicans, Sr. Pat has been a nun for 58 years. She shares a piece of her vocation story and the hope and joy she finds in knowing that "Jesus is right in the midst of our mess"
Episode 15: Ep 15: We should glory in the cross? Hope is the Christian world-view
March 14th, 2023 | 28 mins 27 secs
Fr. John and Jen talk about the importance of living as people of God who understand that our Hope in Jesus is the only sure thing, and is an outlook that can be strengthened when lived in communion with Him and community with each other.
Episode 14: Ep 14: Ashes speak to the Human Heart - 'Hope from the Ashes' author Paul Jarzembowski
February 13th, 2023 | 40 mins 4 secs
Jen interviews Paul Jarzembowski, author and Associate Director for USCCB engagement with laity ministry, ecclesial movements, youth, and young adults. Paul's book Hope from the Ashes (Paulist Press 2021) offers practical advice for welcoming our Lenten visitors back to church, and a pastoral plan to keep them.
Episode 13: Ep 13: We are One Body in Christ with Dr. Anne Masters, Ph.D., FAAIDD
February 2nd, 2023 | 28 mins 25 secs
Jen is joined by Dr. Anne Masters, Ph.D., FAAIDD - Director of the Office for Pastoral Ministry with Persons with Disabilities, as they discuss belonging and evangelization to and with all members of the Body of Christ.
Episode 12: Ep 12: Fit for Divinity with Fr. Paul Houlis
January 27th, 2023 | 34 mins 55 secs
Jen talks with Fr. Paul Houlis, about the Dignity of the human person and the way Christ redeems humanity in Body and Soul.
Episode 11: Ep 11: New Year. New me? - Fr. John and Jen discuss the difference between disciplines and resolutions
January 20th, 2023 | 40 mins 7 secs
Fr. John and Jen discuss the difference between disciplines and resolutions and encourage our listeners to start thinking now about our Lenten practices to have longer-lasting spiritual benefits for our lives.
Episode 10: Christmas Traditions - Fr. John and Jen
December 20th, 2022 | 38 mins 59 secs
The Family and Faith traditions of the holiday season which serve to connect us to each other and our Church throughout our lives.