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The Deeper Dive Podcast
Produced in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, DC
-Daily 10-minute reflection on the readings
-Weekly 45-60 minute podcast each Wednesday
-Weekly online chronic pain group
-Catechism of the Catholic Church in a year
In addition to our weekly podcast, each morning we release a daily reflection on the readings/Saint of the day.
We're calling it "Considerations from the Capitol" a nod to Father Larry's current location in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington, DC.
Perfect for those who can't attend daily Mass, need a spiritual fix at lunch, or to make the commute home more tolerable.
St. Lidwina was a Dutch saint who was injured in a fall while ice skating. As a result of her injuries, she was bedridden for the rest of her life and endured excruciating pain. Yet she quietly accepted this suffering and prayed constantly during her many years of agony. Her feast day is celebrated on April 14th.
Do you or someone you love suffer from chronic pain? Does this impact your/their spiritual lives? Are you/they finding it difficult to carry this cross?
Father Larry Swink is starting an online apostolate aimed at those who suffer from chronic pain--a cause he can all too well identify with. It will be a forum for those to share their struggles and for Father to give Catholic advice on how to better carry this cross as well as a venue to share online Healing Masses and prayers. The next online meeting is Thursday 2/29/24 at 7pm Eastern.
We all have crosses; do your carry yours well?
Do you kiss your cross?
Go east not west
As you know Father Larry has been granted medical leave for the next 12 months. The Deeper Dive Podcast will become an even more important outlet for him during this time.
We have big things planned in addition to our daily podcast, our weekly podcast, and the new online pain management group over the coming year. The podcast will basically become Father's umbrella apostolate for evangelization with future projects to include a documentary, online recollections, retreats, charity bike rides and healing Masses. But all of this takes money. Our podcast relies 100% on donations from individuals and groups--we are not funded by the Archdiocese of Washington. Absolutely every penny goes to the creation, hosting, and production of this podcast and other evangelization efforts associated with it. No one associated with the podcast is paid out of any donated funds.
Two different ways to financially support us. One time checks may be made out to Sacred Heart Church with "podcast" written on the memo line and sent to:
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
c/o The Deeper DIve Podcast
205 St. Mary's Avenue
La Plata, MD 20646
You may also support us via a one-time donation electronically using an online check or credit/debit card using the donate button below. Thank you for your support and may God bless our efforts!
Bill , a 5th generation native Washingtonian (a rare thing!), is a former International Technical Advisor for several federal agencies for 25 years, and is currently the Pastoral Associate in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, DC at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in La Plata, Maryland. Bill hosts and produces the podcast.
Father Larry is a priest in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, DC. A former college baseball player and stockbroker, he is currently on medical leave and in-residence at Holy Comforter/St. Cyprian parish in SE Washington, DC.
Msgr. Pope is a priest in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington , DC and is currently the pastor of Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Parish in SE Washington, DC. He also writes for many Catholic media outlets and is a regular contributor to Catholic radio programs.
Shout out to The Thirsting and their hit song "Michael" that we use for our intro music!