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Fr. Steve Mateja's Podcasts

Fr. Steve Mateja is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on May 26, 2012 by Archbishop Allen Vigneron. He currently serves in Macomb County MI at St. Francis-St. Maximilian in Ray Twp and St. Mary Mystical Rose in Armada.

Mar 31, 2014

The two themes that are brought forward to us from our readings today are progression of faith and light and darkness. In fact the main characters from the Gospel show us each where we're at in our faith journey at this very moment. The blind man is for those of us who have already given our lives to The Lord, there is...

Mar 24, 2014

Jesus wants to reveal Himself fully to us.  That was the purpose of His conversation with the woman at the well, and in doing so He reveals who we are and who we need to be.  Jesus doesn't condemn, He points out the real thirst we have and that only He can fill that void.  


Mar 18, 2014

Perseverance! In the Transfiguration, Jesus is preparing His apostles for His coming Passion.  What He is asking of them is to persevere--to look to what is to come.  Lent is a perfect microcosm of the Christian life of perseverance.  We cannot take our eyes off of what is to come...the Glory of His Resurrection!...

Mar 11, 2014

What would do if we were on the mountain with Jesus being tempted in the same manor? Run? Fight back? Engage the devil just as Jesus did? If we run he will follow, if we fight he will fight harder, and if we engage we've already lost. The devil always wins when we allow him in; he destroys the soul once we engage him,...

Mar 4, 2014

Jesus gives us two really strong commands today: 1) you cannot serve both God and Mammon, and 2) seek first the kingdom. 

When we have other gods that we serve, we end up with divided hearts. When we have divided hearts we are not seeking first His Kingdom. Therefore we are deeply attached to something, and...