Alexandra Sullivan and Fr. Michael Connolly2019-11-19T18:21:16-05:00

Alexandra Sullivan is the co-host of Raising Saints, a podcast inspired by her goddaughter’s questions about the faith. She is a wife and mother to 3 children and spends a lot of time volunteering at the kids’ school and making PB&J. The rest of her time is divided between her photography business, and her faith-based blog, called Transform Our Hearts, where she hopes to inspire others to deepen their faith.

Ordained May 26th, 2018, Fr. Michael Connolly is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York. Fr. Connolly grew up in St. Augustine’s Parish in Ossining, NY. He attended Kennedy Catholic High School where he was a member of the football team as well as the musical theatre program and Fordham University where he studied music and philosophy. Having been inspired by his loving family and wonderful parish priests, Fr. Connolly has always felt called to the priesthood, though he tried, at times, to ignore that call! He is incredibly grateful to God to be a priest and serving the wonderful people of St. Columba Church in Hopewell Junction, NY. When he’s not celebrating Holy Mass, Fr. Connolly loves to sing and play music. He is especially excited about spending time with the children of St. Denis-St. Columba School.

Raising Saints – Season 2: 009 How Can We Learn to Feel Sorrow for Sins? & Why Did God Create Bad Guys?

We answer two kids’ questions today. Cassidy, age 10, wants to know how we can be sorry for our sins when we don’t know how. And Joseph, age 5, wants an answer to the age old question about why there is evil in the world. Plus, #HowIHeardGod is back this episode!

By |February 11th, 2020|Categories: Raising Saints, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Raising Saints – Season 2: 008 Interview with Sister Marie, Part 2

We are continuing our conversation with Sister Marie Pappas, a Sister of the Resurrection and DRE at St. Columba in Hopewell Junction, NY.

She tells us more about her vocation and answers some rapid fire questions sent in from some local children.

By |January 28th, 2020|Categories: Raising Saints, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Raising Saints – Season 2: 007 Interview with Sister Marie Pappas

This episode we begin a series on vocations. We start by interviewing a religious sister, Sister Marie Pappas of the Sisters of the Resurrection. Sister Marie currently runs the religious education program of St. Columba parish in Hopewell Junction, NY. In part 1 of the interview, Sister Marie tells us her vocation story.

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: Raising Saints, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Raising Saints – Season 2: 006 Is God a Punisher? & Did Adam Get Another Rib?

We answer call in questions today from two boys – Did Adam get a new rib after Eve was made? And is God a punishing God? – We chat about Thanksgiving traditions and plans, and we share #HowIHeardGod this week.

By |November 26th, 2019|Categories: Raising Saints, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Raising Saints – Season 2: 005 How Do I Stay Engaged in Mass?

Have you ever thought, “I just don’t get much out of Mass.” Or are you not sure how to actively participate in Mass? This episode we tackle some of those challenges.

By |November 12th, 2019|Categories: Raising Saints, Uncategorized|0 Comments