December 3, 2021
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Deacon Steve Greco

REVEREND MR. STEVE GRECO is a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Orange, California. He serves at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Irvine and the founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry (www.spiritfilledhearts.org) , which engages in evangelization and the promotion of spirituality, and supports Catholic missionary efforts in the Philippines and Indonesia.

Forgiveness and Sacramental Life

Advent is a time when we may reflect upon that all of us are sinners and desperately need forgiveness.  It is one of the most important aspects of our lives; we need and must have supernatural grace and forgiveness.  We need the miracle of...

Living a Life of Hope

When we despair, and are hurting and in emotional pain, we often lose hope. We think things will never get better. A lie from the enemy! What is true is that God is with us every second we struggle in pain. He whispers in our ear to trust Him. One...

Expectant Faith

Faith is mentioned more than 200 times in the Bible. Faith moves mountains. Faith transforms us into the image of Christ. When we are going through trials and tribulations, our human nature wants to control the situation, fix it and make it go away...

Living the Joy of Christ

When we suffer trials and tribulations, we don’t feel joyous. In fact, we experience anything but joy. We may be in panic mode or simply a state of trying to survive. It is interesting to me that the Bible includes more than 500 references to joy...

Receiving God’s Love

Everything changes when we realize God loves us unconditionally! This realization is not easy for many of us to accept. We may have grown up in an environment in which we were rewarded with love when we did what our parents wanted us to do. I am a...

Living the Mercy of Christ

When it feels as if the sky is falling in and the end is near; when we are close to giving up, then, most of all, we must ask for and cling to God’s mercy. If understanding in our hearts that unconditional love is difficult without God’s...

Expect Miracles in Your Family

God is love. Where there is love, there is God. Where there is great love, with our families and those closest to us, I have found great miracles often occur. With love, we can be pure of heart, leading us to serve as ambassadors of Christ with...

Overcoming Adversity

My brothers and sisters, I have the best news you could ever have or hear:  Jesus is Lord over all!  Jesus is Lord over the past, present and future!  Jesus loves us passionately, completely, unconditionally!  Jesus will never...