Father Illo’s Guest Appearances on Relevant Radio


Our Pastor, Fr. Joseph Illo, frequently “appears” on Relevant Radio’s Inner Life program. The radio hour, hosted by Chuck Neff, offers spiritual guidance to those who call in from around the country. Here are some of the programs he has spoken on, each with its own theme:



May 20, 2020

The Ascension of the Lord. What meaning should this event in Christ’s life have for our spiritual life? Why is this event in Christ’s life so important? Father Joseph Illo joins Chuck Neff to discuss The Ascension of the Lord.   

April 8, 2020

Fasting. What is fasting? Are we supposed to fast outside of Lent? How does fasting help us grow closer to the Lord? Father Joseph Illo joins Chuck Neff to discuss how fasting helps us grow in faith.  

March, 13, 2020

The Samaritan Woman. How did you come to believe in Jesus? Who imprinted that belief on you?

February 12, 2020

Daily Scripture. How does scripture help us grow in our faith lives? Where should we start when reading the scripture?

January 07, 2020

Daily Scripture. How does scripture help us grow in our faith lives? Where should we start when reading the scripture? Father Joseph Illo discusses the importance of daily scripture.  



December 11, 2019

Adoration. As we get closer to the birth of Jesus, it is important to remember to adore him during this Advent season. When was the last time you went to adoration? Father Joseph Illo discusses the importance of adoration.

November 15, 2019

Persecution. We know that Jesus said we would be hated because of Him, but what does it look like to be persecuted? And how should we handle persecution? Father Joseph Illo discusses this Sunday’s Gospel and persecution.


October 16, 2019

Family Prayer. What does family prayer look like? How do you pray with your family? How do you get your family to pray together?


September 30, 2019

Pilgrimages. What is a pilgrimage and how can they help us with our faith lives? Whay should we attempt to make a yearly pilgrimage somewhere?


July 16, 2019

Prayer and the Holy Spirit. How is your prayer life? And how is your relationship with the Holy Spirit? Father Joseph Illo joins the show today to discuss the importance of the Holy Spirit in our prayer lives.


May 13, 2019

Divine Mercy. What is Divine Mercy? Are Divine Mercy and the Divine Mercy Chaplet the same thing? Father Joseph Illo joins Chuck Neff to help you understand.


April 3, 2019

What does prayer in a parish look like? How can you foster great prayer in your own parish? Chuck and Father Illo discuss what prayer in a parish looks like and Father Illo shares how prayer transformed his parish.


March 12, 2019 

Praying Lent. Why Lent is a great time to increase our prayer lives, and how we can work towards a life of prayer and fasting.


February 20, 2019

The benefits of teaching your children Classical Christian Curriculum, and how it will help them with their faith lives.


October 24, 2018:  Reaching outside our Parish to become a truly evangelizing parish. 

September 26, 2018:  Discussion need for fraternity among diocesan priests. They also discuss the existing fraternities available for diocesan priests & how the laity can support our priests.

August 8, 2018:  Discussions about the encyclical Humanae Vitae by Pope Bl. Paul VI, and the effects the rejection of it has caused on our culture.

April 27, 2018:  Sunday’s Gospel (John 15:1-8) Fr. Illo talks gives us a preview of Sunday’s Gospel- the parable of the vine and the branches.

April 3, 2018:  Easter Joy!

February 27, 2018:  In the hustle and bustle of daily life, sometimes we just want to slow down. We long to stop rushing through life, to connect with the Lord, and grow in our capacity to love. But we can find the peace and simplicity we crave – even in traffic!

February 26, 2018:  Self-Denial. Fr. Illo and Chuck talk about what self-denial is, and why we should practice it, especially during Lent.

January 12, 2018:  Sunday Gospel (John 1:35-42) Jesus asks “What are you looking for”? He is willing to meet us where we are.