Deacon Steve Greco

REVEREND MR. STEVE GRECO is a permanent deacon and Director of Evangelization and Formation for the Diocese of Orange, California. He serves at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Irvine and is 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.

Seeking God’s Healing

In my years ministering as a permanent deacon, one thing I regularly emphasize is the healing power of God. Whatever wounds we have, whether they are physical, spiritual, emotional or psychological, we need to seek His healing through our faith, all...

Seven Steps to Holiness

In days gone by, many thought of holiness as something only for priests and nuns. While it is certainly true that our clergy and religious are called to be holy and should make it a central pursuit of their lives, it is the same for every Catholic...

The Power of the Holy Spirit

The Book of Acts contains one of my favorite Scripture verses. Just before He ascends to heaven, Jesus promises the disciples He will not leave them alone. “But you will receive the power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my...

Holiness is For Everyone

We are all called to be saints. The only alternative is too awful to think about: an eternity separated from God. In order to become saints, we must pursue holiness in our lives. We must seek to live authentic Catholic lives, seeking...

Healing Our Wounds and Memories

As we read the Scriptures, we learn that it is God’s wish for us that we live a life of grace, a life of healing and a life of abundance. Jesus wants to heal us emotionally and heal our deepest wounds and memories. But an obstacle to this...

Divine Mercy: A Tremendous Gift from God

(I previously wrote “St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy Devotion” for Catholic Journal. This is a continuation of my thoughts on Divine Mercy.) Divine Mercy is a tremendous gift from God. It is undeserved and unmerited divine grace...

St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy Devotion

Although St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-38) lived a short and obscure life, her story is known and celebrated today by millions of Catholics throughout the world. She grew up in poverty and endured much suffering, including a difficult death from...

Join in the Work of Evangelization

It gives me great peace in my life to know that everything does not depend upon me, but on God. He is in charge.  He sends us many blessings. He allows us to have times of tribulation. So when we become fearful, we must remember that through our...