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Spirit in the Morning

Spirit in the Morning with Gary Zimak is an upbeat program designed to get your day off to the right start.

Your host, Gary Zimak, was born and raised in Philadelphia; eating many soft pretzels, Tastykakes and cheesesteaks along the way. Just like many of us, he has experienced the many ups and downs with the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers. He knows and loves the City of Brotherly Love!

Despite being ranked as the ninth largest radio market (according to the July 2016 Neilsen Audio Ratings), Philadelphia has never had a local Catholic morning radio show. That changed on October 10, 2016 when Spirit In The Morning debuted on Holy Spirit Radio in Philadelphia!

Every Monday thru Friday at 7 AM Eastern, Gary will help you to start your day with a mix of music, Scripture and inspiration. And you better believe that he will offer hope to his fellow “worriers”! If you’re outside of the Philadelphia area, the show also streams live on Holy Spirit Radio.org and TuneIn Radio.

If you would like to learn more about Gary Zimak or invite him to speak at your parish, please visit followingthetruth.com or email him at gary@holyspiritradio.org

Besides the shows available below from the past week, we also put together some of our favorite episodes to share with you. Check them out by following this link.


Monday (May 22)

      Listen to Monday's Spirit in the Morning

Happy Monday! We were joined by Fr. Jeff Kirby who discussed the Ascension of Jesus. You can follow Fr. Kirby HERE.

We were also joined by Meghan Cokeley, the director for the Office of New Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Today’s Music:
1. Hold Me – Jamie Grace (ft TobyMac)
2. Here I Am To Worship – Phillips, Craig and Dean
3. Need You Now (How Many Times) – Plumb

Saint of the Day: Saint Rita of Cascia

Today’s Gospel Reading via USCCB

Be Not Afraid Bible Verse: But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day. (2 Peter 3:8)

Thanks for listening and remember to share Jesus with those around you!

 

 


Tuesday (May 23)

      Listen to Tuesday's Spirit in the Morning

Good Morning! Today we were joined by Fr. Sean Davidson who discussed the life of Mary Magdalene. Find out more about his book HERE.

We were also joined by Catholic Answers apologist Karlo Broussard who shared his thoughts on miracles. Follow him at KarloBroussard.com

Today’s Music:
1. The God I Know – Love and the Outcome
2. Tell Your Heart To Beat Again – Danny Gokey
3. Every Good Thing – The Afters

Saint of the Day: Saint Gregory VII

Today’s Gospel Reading via USCCB

Be Not Afraid Bible Verse: They did him homage and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and they were continually in the temple praising God. (Luke 24:52-53)

Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to tell your friends about Spirit In The Morning!

 

 


Wednesday (May 24)

      Listen to Wednesday's Spirit in the Morning

Today we were Fr. Paul Scalia, who discussed his book on Catholic doctrine and devotion, That Nothing May Be Lost.

 

Today’s music:
1. Ever Be – Aaron Shust
2. Seek First – Susan Ashton
3. Draw Me Close – Michael W. Smith

Saint of the Day: Saint Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi

Be Not Afraid Bible Verse: Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

Today’s Gospel Reading via USCCB

Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to tell your friends about Spirit In The Morning!

 

 


Thursday (May 25)

      Listen to Thursday's Spirit in the Morning

Happy Thursday!

Today we were joined by Marge Fenelon. You can follow her at MargeFenelon.com

We also spoke with author Kate Wicker to discuss her book Getting Past Perfect. Follow Kate online at KateWicker.com

Today’s Gospel Reading via USCCB

Saint of the Day: Saint Bede the Venerable

Today’s music:
1. Voice Of Truth – Casting Crowns
2. Sparrows-Jason Gray
3. How Great Thou Art-Carrie Underwood

Be Not Afraid Bible Verse: Cast your care upon the LORD, who will give you support. He will never allow the righteous to stumble. (Psalm 55:23)

Thanks for listening!

 

 


Friday (May 26)

      Listen to Friday's Spirit in the Morning

Good Morning!

Today we were joined by Jared Dees who discussed his new book Praying The Angelus.

We were also joined by Dan Burke, who shared some thoughts about vocal prayer. Find at more at SpiritualDirection.com. (If you have questions for Dan, email them to gary@holyspiritradio.org)

Today’s Gospel Reading via USCCB

Saint of the Day: Saint Philip Neri

SONGS:
1. Jesus – Chris Tomlin
2. Strangely Dim – Francesca Battistelli
3. Redeemed- Big Daddy Weave

 Be Not Afraid Bible Verse: Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)

Don’t forget to listen to the BEST OF Spirit In The Morning on Saturday at noon!