After 15 Years, This One Little Thing Brought Me Back to the Church

Small things can often make a big difference. Sometimes we may not even realize that we’re touching someone’s life – but God can use even the little things we do to touch a heart and change a life.

In fact, something as small as a bumper sticker can bring a fallen-away Catholic back into the Church. Shirley, a listener from Fallbrook, CA wrote in to Patrick Madrid to share how seeing a Relevant Radio® bumper sticker at just the right time changed the course of her life – and continues to make an impact even today. Shirley wrote:

Dear Patrick Madrid & Team,

I am so grateful for your show. I had been away from my Catholic roots for at least 15 years, and after my mom passed away this past June I started attending Sunday Mass. I felt the need to remind myself about Jesus, but I did not know where to start to learn.

That is when I saw the bumper sticker. Your show and the entire schedule have been part of my life since then. I listen to the radio at work every day. The timing was perfect. RCIA classes were about to start, and I was able to enroll.

It has been such a blessing, and definitely helps in mourning my mom’s passing. Anyway, may God bless you, your family, and your entire team. …  I’ll continue listening and learning.


Relevant Radio is making a difference in the lives of listeners every day. If you don’t already have a Relevant Radio bumper sticker, request one today to spread the word about our apostolate! You can also join in our mission by making a pledge to support our May Pledge Drive. Even something small can make a huge difference – so make a pledge today!

Listen to Patrick read Shirley’s letter below:

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Stephanie Foley serves as a Digital Media Producer at Relevant Radio®. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she studied journalism, and she has worked in Catholic radio for 12 years. Stephanie is a wife, a mother of three boys, and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, and really good coffee. You can find more of Stephanie’s writing at and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app.