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Fr. Michael Amadeo: Immaculate Conception

Fr. Michael Amadeo is a regular guest on the morning show. He brings a little humor to our morning, but he always offers insight on our Catholic faith. Here is a short clip from April 16th when Fr. Michael shared a short explanation of the Immaculate Conception. The voices of your friends, family and leaders are on IA Catholic Radio. Tune in everyday to 1150AM-88.5FM-94.5FM and learn more about your faith. Listen here: Fr. Michael Amadeo: Immaculate Conception

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Spring Care-A-Thon A Great Success

THE SPRING CARE A THON WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!

THANK YOU!

A very sincere “thank you” to everyone who helped make the Spring Care A Thon a success! 

The total pledged is just over $81,000.00, surpassing our $80,000.00 goal!  It will very nearly cover the cost of new anchors and guy wires for our towers at Norwalk. I hope you all know how grateful we are for your support and your vote of confidence in the work of Iowa Catholic Radio. Your pledges are solid testimony that our mission to teach, defend and evangelize the Catholic faith is important.

The top fund-raising team, receiving dinner for 4 for their priest at the Latin King restaurant, is Well Read Gentlemen, but all the teams are winners! Here are the top 5 fund-raising teams:

 

Team Name Amount
Well Read Gentlemen 4,400
St. Mary of Nazareth 3,916
St. Francis of Assisi 3,680
All Saints 3,081
Sacred Heart 2,520

 

Again, thanks to everyone for being a very important participant, with your prayers and financial support, in the work of Iowa Catholic Radio.

 

Jerry Bretey

General Manager

 

And a special “Thank You” for calling in with your pledge.

With your prayers and support Iowa Catholic Radio will continue to “Connect Listeners with Christ”!

 

 

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Fr. Michael Amadeo on Faith & Good Works

The voices of your friends, family and leaders are on IA Catholic Radio. Here is a short clip from the March 12th morning show when Fr. Michael Amadeo shared a brief explanation of what we as Catholics believe about Faith and Good Works. Tune in to 1150AM-88.5FM-94.5FM or streaming live and learn more about your faith everyday. Listen here: Fr. Michael Amadeo: Faith and Good Works

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Dowling Catholic is COOL!

VOTE NOW for the coolest t-shirt!

VOTE for the coolest grade at Dowling Catholic High School by voting for the coolest t-shirt, and all the students in that grade with the most votes will receive their own student-designed t-shirt (see below) to wear on jeans day!

My School is Cool at Dowling Catholic is sponsored by:

Vote if you are over 18 and out of high school!

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2015 Spring Newsletter

Don’t Miss A Minute on Iowa Catholic

 

History of Iowa Catholic Radio

Spring Care-a-thon

Upcoming Events

and lots more….

 

Click on Image below to read our 2015 Spring Newsletter!

 

 

 

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REGISTER to WIN: Iowa Catholic Men’s Conference

Register to win YOUR ticket:

Iowa Catholic Men’s Conference to be held March 7 @ St Francis in WDM!

A $30 value, you could win it from Iowa Catholic Radio.

The drawing for the tickets will be live – on the morning show – on March 2!

Join Iowa Catholic Radio at the conference as we broadcast our visits with Hector Molina, Teresa Tomeo, Deacon Dom Pastore, Patrick Madrid

and maybe even YOU!

Register to win your ticket for the Iowa Catholic Men’s Conference:

 

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Iowa Catholic Radio TODAY

Miss a minute?  Miss a lot!

Special Lenten Series on the Seven Deadly Sins

Feb 18 Dr. Kevin Vost -  Segment 1: Slashing Sloth

Feb 23 Dr. Kevin Vost –  Segment 2: Ending Envy

Mar 6 Dr. Kevin Vost – Segment 3: Abolishing Avarice

Mar 13 Dr. Kevin Vost – Segment 4: Vanquishing Vainglory

Mar 17 Dr. Kevin Vost - Segment 5: Gutting Gluttony

 

Fabulous Guests on Iowa Catholic Radio Today … LISTEN AND ENJOY!

Deacon Keith Fournier – What does Holy Week Mean?

Trent Horn – Persuasive ProLife

Patrick Novecosky – Jubilee Year of Mercy Announcement

Tom Peterson – Catholics Come Home at Easter

Andrea Thomas, singer/songwriter – “Crying Out to You”

Eileen Valdez – Divine Mercy

 

Rise and shine at 7am with Iowa Catholic Radio TODAY.  You’ll get Jeanne Wells Weather, the news, sports and guests provide a warm and welcoming addition to your morning.  Jon Leonetti, Mark Amadeo and Jeanne Wells have a special connection and all the credit goes to the Holy Spirit.

Jon Leonetti was raised Catholic, just like all three of us, and took a turn at seminary to discern a call to the priesthood.  After walking across America with a buddy from seminary, not only did he gain a grass roots perspective on the Catholic youth of America, but also discerned he was called to marriage.  He and his wife, Teresa, just celebrated their second wedding anniversary and were blessed with a son in 2012, Joseph.  They are expecting their second child this summer.

Jon is an up and coming star on the international speaking circuit and you can find more information about Jon at www.jdleonetti.com.

The most common question asked about Dowling Catholic Hall of Famer Mark Amadeo is why.  Why do we call him Dowling Catholic Hall of Famer?  Mark has been announcing games at Dowling Catholic High School since he was a student at Dowling!  For his 30+ years of dedicated broadcasting service, Mark was inducted in the Dowling Hall of Fame in 2010.  Mark’s son, Alex attends Grand View College; Mark and his wife, Mary, have a kindergarten daughter, Gracie, who attends Holy Trinity Catholic School.

If Jon is the up and coming star, Jeanne must be the setting sun of the bunch.  As the senior member of the Morning Show team, she is the youngest to the broadcast world.  Even though she is known for Jeanne Wells Weather, her true love of the show is the opportunity to pray with and for our family of listeners.  Her own family is all grown up;  son, Evan and Mandy have two beautiful girls, Katelyn and Ryann.  Daughter, Chelsea and Andy, added grandson, Drew, in November 2013 and are expecting their second this summer.

The mission of Iowa Catholic Radio is to ‘teach, defend and evangelize the Catholic faith’.   Jon, Mark and Jeanne are blessed to be a daily witness for their faith, and pray that their voice can help someone find their voice in giving praise and thanksgiving to God.

Thanks for reading this blog and please let us know what you would like to hear — including behind-the-scenes with our guests and the ministry of Iowa Catholic Radio TODAY.

Blessings!

 

 

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Register for a DOZEN Roses!

Boesen Makes the Moment Mean More

www.Boesen.com


Thanks to our sponsor Boesen the Florist, you have a chance to WIN  a dozen roses!

AND…if you fill in the name of your friend who encouraged you to register…she (or he!) will WIN a dozen roses TOO!

Drawing for winners will be held during the morning show on February 11, 12 and 13!

Recommend to a friend or a 1000 friends and increase YOUR chances of winning!

 

Just in time for Valentines Day!


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2015: Connecting with you as we journey toward Christ!

By Jerry Bretey, Iowa Catholic Radio

This is the year we hope to “connect” with you better and in more ways than ever before.  Our Social Media Team will continue to utilize facebook, twitter and email to share what’s happening at Iowa Catholic Radio.  We hope to see you at one of our events scheduled for this year.  Or perhaps we’ll meet at one of our remote broadcasts.

And we will continue to bring you the very best Catholic programming.  Iowa Catholic Radio has a wide variety of programs that explore current local, national and even global issues from a Catholic perspective.  Other programs help guide and strengthen our faith, with Christ centered commentary that is not only informative, but interesting and entertaining as well.

Your support in 2014 was exceptional and we look forward to your continuing support as we continue with our work to: Teach, Defend, Evangelize.  A special thanks to all who helped make 2014 a success; our listeners, our wonderful volunteers, great program guests, business underwriters and donors.  Without you we would not be able to carry out the mission, “to help save souls by the power of the Holy Spirit and to proclaim the Gospel through the use of modern media”. With your help we will continue to reach out to over 500,000 people in Central Iowa as the only media outlet with the Catholic perspective!

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Welcome to New General Manager

Hi, I’m the new General Manager of Iowa Catholic Radio and I want to introduce myself to you.

Before that however, on behalf of all of us at Iowa Catholic Radio, a very sincere “thank you” for your support this past year. With your support Iowa Catholic Radio continues to bring faith based, Catholic programming to Central Iowa 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, fulfilling our mission: “To help save souls through the power of the Holy Spirit and to proclaim the Gospel through the use of modern media to Christians in Central Iowa”.

Also, we hope to see you at one or more of the events and remote broadcasts we are planning for 2015.  It’s going to be a busy year, but with your support, the support of our business underwriters, our donors and our wonderful volunteers, the staff of Iowa Catholic Radio is committed to making 2015 another year of progress and service to you, our listeners.

My background is in commercial radio and television. After 7 years as a reporter, I moved to sales, station management and then radio station ownership in Mason City.  We sold our stations and I managed radio stations for other companies in Wisconsin and South Dakota before moving to Des Moines. My wife Karen and I are members of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in West Des Moines. I’m happy and excited to be back in radio, especially Catholic radio.  And I’m looking forward to working with you to “proclaim the Gospel”.

Best wishes for a blessed and happy 2015 from all of us!

Jerry Bretey


 

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Saint of the Day
  • St. Peter Chanel
    Anyone who has worked in loneliness, with great adaptation required and with little apparent success, will find a kindred spirit in Peter Chanel. As a young priest he revived a parish in a "bad" district by the simple method of showing great devotion to the sick. Wanting to be a missionary, ... […]
Daily Mass Readings
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