Guns N' Rosaries Mission

Through fellowship, education and charitable acts we seek to reclaim our Christian baptismal inheritance as Priests, Prophets and Kings. Priests are known throughout Scripture for giving sacrifice, so we seek to sacrifice our lives for Christ through donating ourselves to others, particularly our families. Being a Prophet means to speak on God's behalf. Through educating ourselves in Holy Scripture and Catholic Tradition we aim to articulate Truth through the way that we live and speak about the faith to others. Kings have three primary tasks; (1) Lead his people into battle, (2) Look after widows and orphans, (3) Care for the poor. We participate in this kingship by picking up the daily fight against personal sin and in particular by caring for the poor through personal relationships and material help for those in need. In order to achieve this mission we invoke the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Joseph.

Spiritual Formation

Fr. John Riccardo is pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel parish in Plymouth, Michigan. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1996. Born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, he is the youngest of five children and attended Holy Name grade school and Shrine of the Little Flower High School. Fr. John is a graduate of the University of Michigan and spent several years working before entering the seminary. After studying philosophy at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, he studied theology at the Gregorian University in Rome. After ordination, he served as associate pastor at Divine Child from 1996-1999. He then received his S.T.L. from the Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family in Washington, D.C. before becoming the Director of the Cardinal Maida Institute at the St. John Center for Youth and Family in Plymouth, Michigan.

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