Footsteps to Heaven2020-08-20T20:24:35-05:00

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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 other publications at Catholic Digital Resources (https://catholicdr.com).

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.

Latest Episodes

Footsteps to Heaven – Be Not Afraid

Episode #76: Do you need to hear Jesus say to you today: “Be not afraid”? In this episode, Terry Modica explains how to conquer fear by driving it out by its roots and by gaining confidence in what scriptures say about it. The scriptures used are: Ezekiel 2:6, Luke 12:4-5, Psalm 91:1-6, Proverbs 3:21-26, Jeremiah 1:7-8, and Matthew 10. Terry also shares the story of how she overcame the fear of damaging her reputation in a difficult situation.

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By |June 5th, 2020|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – How I met the Holy Spirit

Episode #75: Here is my personal story about how I met the Holy Spirit. As a child I knew Jesus Christ as my Savior and my Best Friend, but I knew nothing about the Holy Spirit. I found out the hard way that there is a very important reason why Jesus sent us the Holy Spirit, why he ascended to Heaven so that the Holy Spirit could come. The Holy Spirit protects us from being tricked by demons — and because I had no personal relationship with the Holy Spirit, demons led me into the occult while I searched for the supernatural power of God. This put me into quite a mess. Listen to this episode of FOOTSTEPS TO HEAVEN to find out how I escaped.

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By |May 23rd, 2020|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – The Promise of Victory for Your Lost Loved Ones

Episode #74: Here’s the reason to have hope — with confidence! — that your loved ones who have turned away from Christ will be saved. Your prayers do make a difference. God has a plan. Jesus stated very clearly in John 6:39-40 and John 10:27-29 that no one — not even the devil — can take them out of the Father’s hands. Discover God’s wonderful purposes for allowing your loved ones to stray into sin for a season. Armed with this truth, you be able to keep praying, but now with joy instead of worry!

The series on the Mass referenced in this episode can be accessed at http://footstepstoheaven.com/the-catholic-mass/go-deeper-into-holy-mass/.

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By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – Helpers from Heaven

Episode #73: We all need supernatural help in difficult and challenging situations. So God provides to us helpers from heaven to assist us in our daily lives. In this episode, Terry Modica shares true stories about getting help from angels and from saints in her own life. You will discover how you too can receive the same kind of help.

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By |April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – Marian Devotions and The Sorrowful Mysteries

Episode #72: Hear Terry Modica’s personal testimony of how the Blessed Mother came into her life (she was raised a Protestant) and later started Good News Ministries. Marian devotions seemed foreign to Terry, no matter how much she tried to understand it, until Jesus himself introduced her to his mother.

In this episode, you will learn the adaptation of the Hail Mary prayer that the Holy Spirit gave Terry for obtaining victory over evil. Then we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, led by Celina Okpaleke, Director of The International Consecrated Marian Society.

The prayers used in this podcast can be downloaded from http://footstepstoheaven.com/prayer/marian-devotions-and-the-sorrowful-mysteries.

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By |April 7th, 2020|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – Faith Amidst Adversity

Episode #71: God wants to give you faith that conquers stress. COVID-19 has triggered anxiety in a lot of people. On March 28th, Good News Ministries was part of an online conference called Our Faith, Our Hope, Our Love. This podcast is Terry Modica’s part in that event, as she renews the peace that comes only from faith in Christ. God is making many blessings sprout up from the pandemic.

But faith is not something we can build through our own efforts. Faith is a gift of the Holy Spirit.

To deal with adversity, keep your eyes on Jesus and see him smiling at you! Take time to let him reveal to you his perspective of anything that’s worrying you.

Look at the timing of the pandemic! The whole world is going through a Lenten exercise of making sacrifices, whether people understand this or not, regardless of whether or not they believe in Christ. And since God reveals his plans in the timing of things, we can rest assured that the whole world is going to experience an Easter of new life. And after Easter comes the descent of the Holy Spirit. Imagine what might happen throughout the world then!

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By |April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments