Show Notes for Friday, 3/19/2021

Happy feast of St. Cyril of Jerusalem!

Today is Day 2 of our 3 day Lenten pledge drive! We're looking to raise $100,000 between now and Friday, and we need your help to do it! The Son Rise Morning Show is a listener-supported production of Sacred Heart Radio, so if you appreciate waking up with us every morning, please consider a gift to help us out; you can donate here.

Why are we asking for $100,000? Two main reasons: First, we're facing a possible large expense involving our broadcasting signal that could cost as much as $40,000. Second, Summer will be here before you know it, and especially since many of us didn't go on vacation last year, we're anticipating that everyone will be taking off this year! And with many of our regular listeners out of town for three months, our support could really dry up, and we want to build up our reserves so we don't start the Fall with a major deficit.

Again, we couldn't do any of this without you! You could perhaps consider a pledge of $14 a month for the 14 years that the Son Rise Morning Show has been on the air, but really, anything helps! Give here.

And we know it's been a tough year for many of us, so if you can't give financially, please consider saying a special prayer for us today, through the intercession of St. Patrick, for the success of our Lenten pledge drive!

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Happy feast of St. Joseph! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Boniface Hicks to look at the heart of St. Joseph, Mike Aquilina to reflect on St. Joseph’s relationship with the angels, and Rita Heikenfeld with some Italian recipes fo celebrate the feast of St. Joseph. We’re also joined by Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo with a preview of the Sunday Mass readings, and Stephanie Mann to continue our discussion of St. Thomas More on the Sadness of Christ. Plus news, weather, sports and a.whole lot more...

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Stephanie Mann is online at supremacyandsurvival.blogspot.com.

Rita Heikenfeld is online at abouteating.com.

Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo is online at instituteofcatholicculture.org.

Deacon Steven Greydanus is online at decentfilms.com.

Mike Aquilina is online at fathersofthechurch.com.

Steve Ray is online at catholicconvert.com.

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A Prayer to St. Joseph for Providence



Joseph, with Jesus and Mary, you knew hunger, uncertainty, and illness. You turned your heart to God to lift up your needs and those of your family. In faith you accepted the Father’s response as events unfolded. Be with me today as I offer my requests to the Father. Joseph, let me recognize God’s will as I open my hands to accept what God bestows in loving kindness. With tenderness, God fills creation with life and love. Open my eyes to the wonders that God works without ceasing. Let me learn the true intention behind my request so that I may discover within myself the lowly one that God commends. Amen.