Footsteps to Heaven2019-05-23T15:12:56-04:00

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Life’s a journey full of challenges. When we walk with Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit to the destination that God the Father designed for us, the results are better than we could ask for or imagine.

Good News Ministries of Tampa Bay was founded in 1995 by Terry and Ralph Modica in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. Our staff and volunteer team serve from across the US and around the world. The Executive Director Terry Modica is an international speaker and author.

Terry Modica is executive director of Good News Ministries of Tampa Bay (http://gnm.org), which she founded with her husband Ralph in 1995 to help people grow closer to Christ, enter the embrace of the Father, and become evangelizers empowered by the Holy Spirit. Since 1999, Terry has been producing Good News Reflections on the daily readings of Catholic Mass. Her ministry has spread throughout the world.

She credits the Holy Spirit for bringing her into the Catholic faith in 1977. He gave her instant faith in the True Presence of Christ in the Eucharist when a friend explained the miracle to her. This rescued her from the occult.

Terry, who has been involved in a wide variety of parish and diocesan ministries, has a theology degree and pastoral certifications. A versatile speaker, she gives retreats and conference talks on the Holy Spirit, Difficult Relationships, the Rosary as Mystical Union with Christ In Daily Life, Healing the Wounds that Affect Our Intimacy with Abba, How to Use Virtual Reality in Ministry and other topics.

Author of Overcoming the Power of the Occult and Daily Prayers with the Saints, look for her newest release in 2019, Tears for Abba: 30 Days to the Father’s Heart.

Footsteps to Heaven – The Life-Changing Liturgy of the Word

Episode #23: Part 4 of “Going Deeper into Mass” – THE LITURGY OF THE WORD

It’s important to really have an open mind and heart and to really listen to what God wants to say to us throughout the Holy Mass. He speaks most clearly during the Liturgy of the Word. It’s meant to change us! And it’s meant to empower us to go out from church and change the world. This is why the ministry of reading the Word of God – and cantoring the psalms — is the work of evangelization.

Stay tuned for the rest of this series going deeper into Holy Mass.

You might also be interested in our video series on this topic, entitled “Take, Eat, and Drink“. This is a set of 17 short segments (three to five minutes) that is used by catechists but is also good for personal use. Each video ends with a question for personal reflection or group discussion. See it @ http://gnm-media.org/take-eat-drink/

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By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – The Soul-lifting Gloria

Episode #22: Part 3 of “Going Deeper into Mass” – THE GLORIA

The timing of the Gloria during the Catholic Mass is important. It comes immediately after the Penitential Rite for a reason. We sing our praises to God after we’ve opened ourselves to the healing of our souls. Having received forgiveness, we want to sing praises to God and give him our gratefulness. We are grateful that Jesus died on the cross for us to take away the sins that we thought about during the Penitential Rite. We sing “Glory!” because we are excited that we have been set free from the enslavement of sins. In a spirit of thanksgiving, we sing or pray the Gloria together – the priest and laity together as one body. This is when we begin to really enter into celebrating the glory of God. The Gloria is meant to inspire awe.

Stay tuned for the rest of this series going deeper into Holy Mass.

You might also be interested in our video series on this topic, entitled “Take, Eat, and Drink“. This is a set of 17 short segments (three to five minutes) that is used by catechists but is also good for personal use. Each video ends with a question for personal reflection or group discussion. See it @ http://gnm-media.org/take-eat-drink/

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By |July 16th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – The Unifying Gift of the Penitential Rite

Episode #21: Part 2 of “Going Deeper into Mass” – THE PENITENTIAL RITE

The Catholic Mass is a celebration of our union with God the Father, God the Son our Savior, and God the Holy Spirit who empowers us to become the saints God designed us to be, the saints Jesus suffered and died for us to become. Because Jesus is present in the community, we need forgiveness for the unloving things that we have done to each other – and “each other” means anyone at all, anywhere – all children of God. Therefore our sins, because they divide us from God and from each other, must first be absolved prior to receiving the Eucharist.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Penitential Rite restore our unity with God and with the Church – with each other – so that we can receive the Eucharist rightly. In other words, so that we can be mystically and fully united to Christ and all that he offers us – all the love of the Father, all the help and all the guidance of the Holy Spirit, all the miracles that Jesus promised when he said in John 15:7, “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”

Stay tuned for the rest of this series going deeper into Holy Mass.

You might also be interested in our video series on this topic, entitled “Take, Eat, and Drink”. This is a set of 17 short segments (three to five minutes) that is used by catechists but is also good for personal use. Each video ends with a question for personal reflection or group discussion. See it @ http://gnm-media.org/take-eat-drink/

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By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven –Going Deeper into Mass – The Beginning

Episode #20: Part 1 of “Going Deeper into Mass” – THE BEGINNING

How personal is your relationship with Jesus during Mass? The entire Catholic Mass is an encounter with the True Presence of Christ, and it should change us: We should be healed by it. We should feel loved and become more fully loving as a result of it. Our hearts should become more peaceful. Our tendencies to sin should be transformed into greater strength to resist sin. A true encounter with Christ makes a difference. This is what Mass is designed to do.

Mass begins with a gathering song and procession. This is as important as any other part of the Mass and should never be missed. Here’s why! Jesus begins to reveal himself. Here’s how!

You might also be interested in our video series on this topic, entitled “Take, Eat, and Drink“. This is a set of 17 short segments (three to five minutes) that is used by catechists but is also good for personal use. Each video ends with a question for personal reflection or group discussion. See it @ http://gnm-media.org/take-eat-drink/

Do you believe more people should hear this podcast show? Please sponsor upcoming episodes.

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By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven –The Healing of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Episode #19: What causes the Sacred Heart of Jesus to break? Well, in what ways are you suffering? Jesus suffers with you. Who has broken your heart? Jesus is broken-hearted with you. Which of your loved ones have been rejecting Christian faith and morality? How have you been misled into Satan’s territory? How have you been tricked by his deceptions? This breaks Jesus’s heart, too.
What heals the Sacred Heart of Jesus? The same thing that heals your heart! In this episode, Terry Modica shares three steps that will heal your heart while also serving as healing balm for the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
For a Prayer to Place Your Child into the Sacred Heart of Jesus using the prayer of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, visit our website: http://gnm.org/prayers-for-parents/sacred-heart-novena/
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By |June 27th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments