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.spiritfilledevents.com) , which engages in evangelization and the promotion of spirituality, and supports Catholic missionary efforts in the Philippines and Indonesia.

To Forgive is Divine

We have often heard the saying, “to err is human and to forgive divine.”  We need God to give us the grace to forgive ourselves and those who have hurt us, and to forgive God when our lives don’t turn out the way we believe they should. ...

Mercy and Family Healing

Don’t give up!  Don’t give up!  Don’t give up! Don’t give up on your family. God’s love and mercy are bigger than your family challenges! No matter what your situation is with your family, whatever the circumstances, God is greater than your...

We Are Called to Evangelize

It is my great pleasure to announce that I have been appointed director of evangelization and formation for the Diocese of Orange, California. I assume this role while continuing my work as president of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry, which engages...

Transformed by God’s Mercy

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 more ardently seek the love of Christ and cling to His mercy. If understanding in our hearts that unconditional love is...

The Saints and the Spiritual Works of Mercy

As the corporal works of mercy help our neighbor in the needs of his body, the spiritual works of mercy aid our neighbor with the needs of the soul. As life on this Earth is passing and eternity forever, you can guess which of the two the Church...

The Saints and the Corporal Works of Mercy

The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes the works of mercy as “charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily necessities.” (2447) The spiritual works of mercy relate to the needs of the soul, and...

Chosen to Be Holy

My brothers and sisters, you are called to have a radical new life of wonder and joy. You are called to be holy. We see this call to a joyful life in the Old Testament: Leviticus 20:26 “Therefore, you shall be holy; for I, the LORD, am holy, and I...

Forgiveness Through Inner Healing- Part 2

It is important that we build spiritual muscle. One of the critical areas for us is the sacraments. We can’t have the forgiveness we need within our minds unless we are healed through the sacraments. This is especially true for the Sacrament of...