On the Dial March Issue

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“ Himself “...and He

bore our sins

in His body

on the cross.” 1 Peter 2:24

March 2018


If you own an Amazon smart speaker, like the Echo or Echo Dot, you can listen to Relevant Radio LIVE 24/7! This is a robust skill that also allows you direct access to all of your favorite Relevant Radio podcasts.


Take the journey at the Shrine of Christ’s Passion in St. John, IN: Where Lives Are Changed One Soul at a Time. Experience as never before the Passion of Christ.


Tune in to Relevant Radio® during Holy Week and Easter Sunday for special programming and LIVE broadcasts, including Easter Vigil Mass from the Vatican with Pope Francis!

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Recurring Gift Society March is the month of St. Joseph! As a Church, we give special honor to St. Joseph for his humility, silence, and fidelity in serving Jesus and Mary and His work of salvation for the world. And that’s why at Relevant Radio, we desire to honor our recurring gift donors with a special Society named after St. Joseph, because of their ongoing faithful support of our mission, which is all part of God’s continued work of saving souls. We now have almost 16,000 recurring gift donors who sustain our mission with their ongoing support. Please consider joining them and help decrease our dependency on pledge drives! CLICK HERE for more information.

St. Joseph, pray for us!

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You can now listen to Relevant Radio without lifting a finger. With our new Alexa Skill, you’ll be able to play our live stream, listen to audio prayers, and play your favorite podcasts through your Amazon smart speaker device. It’s easy to enable the Relevant Radio Skill – all you need to do is say to your Alexa: “Alexa, enable the Relevant Radio Skill” or visit the Skills section of your Alexa Smartphone App and search for Relevant Radio. With the skills enabled, your smart speaker will be equipped to follow commands such as, “Alexa, ask Relevant Radio to play The Patrick Madrid Show” and “Alexa, ask Relevant Radio to listen live.” You can even say, “Alexa, ask Relevant Radio to pray the Joyful Mysteries.” There are tons of podcasts and prayers that you can listen to and pray along with through your smart speaker. Visit relevantradio.com/alexa to view instructions for setting up the Relevant Radio Skill and a full list of voice commands!


St. Joseph

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Holtz House Gathering This past January, Lou and Beth Holtz hosted a special gathering at their lovely home in Florida for Catholic radio fans in the Orlando area. Lou Holtz, former head coach of University of Notre Dame football, achieved fame by leading the Fighting Irish to 100 victories in 11 years. He and Beth continue to leave a legacy of victories in their personal lives by the positive impact they have on those around them and by their generosity for the good of society. Over 100 fans gathered at the Holtz residence, along with Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, “Fr. Rocky” (Executive Director of Relevant Radio®) and Linda Ruf (Board Director). Notre Dame Graduates themselves were also in attendance, and they gave inspiring talks about the impact that Relevant Radio is making in the field of evangelization. We are pleased to be broadcasting on our newest affiliate WIGW 90.3 FM in Eustis, FL, covering Lake County and The Villages. It’s an honor to serve the Diocese of Orlando, and we soon hope to be broadcasting in the city of Orlando!

Family Rosary Across America

Join us in prayer with the Family Rosary Across America, heard LIVE from Los Angeles to New York, Monday through Friday at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. This is the first LIVE and interactive radio program to bring the entire country together at the same time to pray the rosary! Call in your prayer intentions each day at 888-914-9149 or email them to rosary@relevantradio.com to be prayed for during the broadcast.

Join Us!

Come with us on an interactive half-mile winding pathway that allows you to journey through the Passion of Christ as never before! Join Fr. Rocky, Executive Director of Relevant Radio®, on Good Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Shrine of Christ’s Passion in St. John, Indiana. We hope you will come and experience this magnificent place! For more information, CLICK HERE.

Upcoming Network Events Walk to Mary Join us on Saturday, May

5, 2018 as we walk 21 miles from the Shrine of St. Joseph in De Pere, WI, to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI! For more information and to register for this event, CLICK HERE.

Marian Day of Reflection Deepen

your love of Our Lady by attending the “Marian Day of Reflection” at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, WI on Saturday, May 12, 2018! The day will include a May Crowning, talks given by Fr. Rocky, Holy Mass, Rosary, and more! For more information and to register for this event, CLICK HERE.

nt programming through media platforms to help people bridge the gap between faith and everyday life.

W H AT O U R L I S T E N E R S S AY I listen every day on my route to work. I am a divorced Catholic and the station has brought me back to my faith.

I really enjoy the Relevant Radio programming and I learn so much! It especially helps me get closer to God.

Relevant Radio is like a light that speaks goodness throughout the world. Listening lifts my spirit!

- Eileen, 950 AM

- Dennis, 1000 AM

- Carol, 970 AM

Mission Message Spring is a time for new life and growth. We’ve certainly seen the fruits of our labors here at Relevant Radio®, all thanks to the hard work of our associates and the prayers and generosity of our wonderful listeners and supporters. The Family Rosary Across America, which debuted earlier this year, has had a steady growth in listenership and is becoming an important part of many listeners’ daily lives. If you haven’t tuned in yet, check it out! How powerful it is to be able to pray with and for one another. Our digital platforms—website, app, and social media—continue to see growth in audience and visits. Our website is now seeing ONE

MILLION pageviews in 30 days, a huge increase in just a few months! Relevant Radio has also been very blessed by many new donors from all across the country giving during our last pledge drive to support our mission of evangelization. It’s very encouraging to see such growth— it’s also an affirmation that we are moving hearts. Of course, we give all the glory and praise to God for blessing Relevant Radio beyond measure. Prayer is at the heart of our mission, and it’s your prayers that have gotten us this far. Thank you for your support, your prayers, and for sharing your favorite programs with your family and friends!

May God bless you and your loved ones in the upcoming Easter season. With prayers and gratitude,

Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, JCD Executive Director