Serving the Lord with Joy – January 31, 2024

Fr. Michael Hurley joins Patrick to discuss Serving the Lord with Joy.

  • (4:22) – What is Joy
  • (13:41) – What does it mean to serve with joy?
  • (16:11) Martin – if experiences spiritual intimacy with God does that mean that they are precluded from the call of marriage?
  • (20:26) Break 1
  • (21:19) – Bob – My own life has been a pattern of serving with Joy – In searching for my vocation I was trying to serve others. – I also delivered Pizzas
  • (26:03) Steve – I was a coach for the wounded warriors cycling team. Helping people that were disabled was so rewarding.
  •  (32:06) Brian – Serving at the veteran administration was the most rewarding work I did and helped me serve with joy.
  • (33:31) Email from Bob asking how he can feel joyful?
  • (37:56) Break 2
  • (39:35) Jose – I taught night classes for those who needed their GED. That was my favorite and most rewarding job.
  • (44:57) – How you can evangelize with Joy.
  • (47:28) Jeanie – I work as a Chaplin at my local hospital once a week but that joy stays with me for the rest of the week
Patrick Conley was born, raised, and baptized in Wisconsin in a Protestant tradition. After meeting his wife, Kendra, through an Evangelical ministry at the University of Minnesota, they entered the Catholic Church in 2010. They listened to Relevant Radio, specifically The Inner Life, while preparing to enter the Church. Conley now holds a degree in theology from Oxford University and has served the Church in both academic theology and grassroots pastoral ministry. Conley teaches religion classes in a Catholic elementary school, serves as his parish Director of Religious Education, and is in formation for the permanent diaconate. He also hosts Practicing Catholic on Relevant Radio, exclusive to the Minneapolis area’s airwaves, and is a traveling presenter for the Catherine of Siena Institute apostolate. He lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife and their bulldogs, Georgie and Bingley.