In our sixth episode of 'A Father's Heart - A Podcast for Catholic Dads' we focus on section 1 of Patris Corde - A Beloved Father. We reflect on not only being a father but how our own dads have had an effect on our fatherhood and faith; and how we can be seen as a beloved father by our children too. Our guests are Steve and Tim Brogan. Steve and Tim are brothers, both are Headteachers in our diocese and have four children each. They share memories of their dad Deacon Peter Brogan who passed away in January 2021.
In our fifth episode of 'A Father's Heart - A Podcast for Catholic Dads' we focus on section 7 of Patris Corde - A Father in the Shadows. We reflect on how a dad is called to take a step back so that their children can be their own person. We thought it would be a great idea to speak to two Catholic grandads about this, to share their experience of being that father in the shadows to adult children and grandchildren. Our guests are Reg Carter and Peter Bruccoleri who are both now retired but active members of the Good Shepherd Church in Arnold. Peter has 4 children and soon to be 8 grandchildren, while Reg has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
In our fourth episode of 'A Father's Heart - A Podcast for Catholic Dads' we focus on section 5 of Patris Corde - A Creative Courageous Father. We reflect on what it must have been like for St Joseph to take the Holy Family into Egypt and how many fathers are making similar journeys today. Our guest is Okiemute Ekwevugbe who is the Chairman of African Catholic Chaplaincy in Leicestershire. Okiemute, originally from Nigeria, is now a parishioner of St John Bosco & St Mary's in Leicester, a pharmacist and also training to be a doctor, he is married and has two boys.
In our third episode of 'A Father's Heart - A Podcast for Catholic Dads' we focus on section 5 of Patris Corde - An Working Father. We speak to two permanent deacons of our diocese who work in secular professions, reflecting on how as dads we try and strike the balance between work, family and our service to our parish. Our guests are Deacon David Kerry and Deacon Rick Jones. Deacon David is married to Eva and they have 6 children, he is an accountant at the local council. Deacon David was ordained as a deacon in 2018 and serves at St Barnabas Cathedral in Nottingham. Deacon Rick is a married to Tara and the have 3 children and is a police officer in Lincolnshire Police. Deacon Rick was ordained in 2016 and is one the deacons for the Parish of the Holy and Undivided Trinity covering Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham.
In our second episode of 'A Father's Heart - A Podcast for Catholic Dads' we focus on section 3 of Patris Corde - An Obediet Father. We focus on how like St Joseph we can come to know and accept God's will for us as dads, husbands and catholic men in the world. We speak to Merwyn Macado and Maziano Guedes, both are members of Sacred Heart Parish in Leicester and have three children.
In our first episode of 'A Father's Heart - A Podcast for Catholic Dads' we focus on section 2 of Patris Corde - A Tender & Loving Father. We focus on how St Joseph was for Jesus the image and model of God the Father and His love for Jesus on earth. We speak to Tom Baptist, Director of NDCYS, and Tom Shannon, Lead Lay Chaplain of the St Thomas Aquinas CMAT; both Toms have recently become dads for the second time.