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Fr. John Riccardo is pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel parish in Plymouth, Michigan. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1996. Born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, he is the youngest of five children and attended Holy Name grade school.

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Faith is an integral part of most of your lives, but a lot of times it’s the last thing on your mind as you raise your great kids! Are you pushing too hard? Are you pushing hard enough? These are questions that roll through your head as you think about how to pass your faith to the next generation. That’s why Dr. Meg talks with Father John Riccardo. Father John was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1996, and since 2007, Fr. John has served as pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, Michigan. He also hosts a radio program called Christ Is The Answer that focuses on catechetical teachings, that is teachings about the Word of God to inform the faith community about the teachings of Christ as one prepares for baptism. So who better to speak with Dr. Meeker about instilling faith in your kids! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! This episode's interview was too good to cut short, so we will have to get back to listener questions in the next episode. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!


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1:47 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Instilling A Strong Faith.” She also teases her conversation with Father John Riccardo and her points to ponder.


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Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Father John Riccardo. They talk about how to faith is an important part of raising great kids, and they discuss the many ways to ensure your kids grow up with a strong faith.

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Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Father John Riccardo. They talk about how to faith is an important part of raising great kids, and they discuss the many ways to ensure your kids grow up with a strong faith.


Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about instilling a strong faith in your kids.



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