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

Footsteps to Heaven is brought to you by Good News Ministries of GNM.org.

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 – God’s Radical Love Part 3

Episode #31: Part 3 of “God’s Radical Love in the Domestic Church

In part three, we think about how the hierarchical Church could better serve the domestic church. How could the Church nurture family life better? Or the vocation of marriage and the healing of relationships? From this, we will hear what the Holy Spirit is telling us about the ministries we are called to start or join. God wants to make changes in the Church through you and me!

The artwork of the smiling Jesus, entitled “Come Unto Me” by Nancy Lee Moran, mentioned in this episode is included in the handout below. To purchase a print, go to https://nancyleemoran.com/ or https://fineartamerica.com/featured/come-unto-me-nancy-lee-moran.html.

This series on God’s design for family life and the Vocation of Marriage was originally recorded live at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in 2013.

The handouts given to people who attended this retreat are available to you on our website at https://gnm-media.org/gods-radical-love-part-1/.

Come explore our website on the Vocation of Marriage and subscribe to our blog, Reflections for Couples.

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By |August 27th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – God’s Radical Love Part 2

Episode #30: Part 2 of “God’s Radical Love in the Domestic Church

This series on God’s design for family life and the Vocation of Marriage was originally recorded live at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in 2013.

In part two, we cover how the media other influences have been reshaping family life, stealing our children’s souls away from Christ. The good news is: God’s radical love can empower us to reshape the culture of our families. Listen in to find out how!

The handouts given to people who attended this retreat are available to you on our website at https://gnm-media.org/gods-radical-love-part-1/.

Come explore our website on the Vocation of Marriage and subscribe to our blog, Reflections for Couples.

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By |August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – God’s Radical Love Part 1

Episode #29: Part 1 of “God’s Radical Love in the Domestic Church

This series on God’s design for family life and the Vocation of Marriage was originally recorded live at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in 2013.

In part one, we look at what God’s radical love means. It’s the root of all successful Christian living. It’s the root of our joy. It’s the root of our connection to God and our connection to each other, including loved ones who have gone home to heaven. Do you need this in your family relationships today? Listen in!

The handouts given to people who attended this retreat are available to you on our website at https://gnm-media.org/gods-radical-love-part-1/.

Come explore our website on the Vocation of Marriage and subscribe to our blog, Reflections for Couples.

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By |August 21st, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – The Way of the Eucharist is Out the Door

Episode #28: Part 9 of “Going Deeper into Mass” – THE FINAL BLESSING

What do you think is the high point of the Mass? What is the high point for you? Is it when you received forgiveness in the penitential rite? Is it when you received Jesus in the Eucharist? Or is it the final blessing of the Mass? Everything that happened during Mass is intended not only for our benefit but for the sake of others. In the final blessing, Jesus in the priest blesses us so that we can go out the door and be successful in continuing to live the life of Christ. Think of the Mass as a sort of wedding ceremony, like the renewal of wedding vows. Every Mass is a recommitment of our faithfulness to Christ and a renewal of our openness to his commitment to us. But like every wedding, the wedding day is not the most important day. More important is the marriage that follows.

This concludes the series on Going Deeper into Holy Mass. It will be available to parishes as part of a package for adult faith formation (including RCIA) and small group discussions. Find out more about this at http://gnm-media.org/take-eat-drink/

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By |August 6th, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Footsteps to Heaven – The Eucharistic Experience of Heaven

Episode #27: Part 8 of “Going Deeper into Mass” – THE EUCHARIST AND COMMUNION RITE

In this episode, Terry Modica covers the apostolic succession that makes it possible for bread and wine to become the body and blood of Jesus, why Jesus called his blood the new and everlasting covenant, and the dialog we have with Jesus as we receive him. She also answers the question: Why do we pray for Jesus to come “under my roof” just before we receive him in the Eucharist?

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 |August 1st, 2019|Categories: Footsteps to Heaven, Uncategorized|0 Comments