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December 2018


Need a Christmas gift for your loved one? Purchase tickets to ELEVATE 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! This one-day conference is sure to elevate your Faith to the next level!


The Relevant RadioÂŽ Associates at the Sacramento, California Regional Headquarters received a gorgeous tabernacle for their newly remodeled Chapel where your prayers are being remembered daily - thanks be to God!


Pray LIVE across the nation December 16-24 with different families each night of the Novena. Call in your prayer intentions and have them prayed for across the entire Relevant RadioÂŽ network!

Listen online at www.relevantradio.com, on the FREE mobile app, and your Alexa smart speaker! Prayer Line: 1-888-577-5443 Donor/Listener Line: 1-877-291-0123 Live Call-In Studio Line: 1-888-914-9149


Relevant Radio® invites you to join us in the Ember Days devotion over the next 12 months “to fast and pray for healing of the victims and purification of the Church in light of the scandal of abuse.” Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, ‘Father Rocky’, Executive Director/CEO of Relevant Radio, has asked all Relevant Radio associates and board members to consider making acts of prayer and penance on each Ember Day: • December 19, 21 and 22, 2018 • March 13, 15 and 16, 2019 • June 12, 14 and 15, 2019 For more information, visit www.relevantradio.com


The entire Relevant Radio family is invited to fast, abstain from meat, and make a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on the Ember Days, which coincide with the changing of the seasons.

Father Rocky

Relevant Radio® will feature several hours of Christmas music on December 24 and 25 to celebrate the birth of Christ, along with some other special programs, including a live broadcast of the Christmas Vigil Mass from the Vatican with Pope Francis at 3:30pm ET, 12:30pm PT, courtesy of Vatican Radio. Additional special programs include the final day of the Relevant Radio Christmas Family Rosary Novena, heard at 8pm ET, 5pm PT on December 24; Christmas Eve and Christmas Day episodes of DaybreakTM; Christmas Day Mass, courtesy of Heart of the Nation; and the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary prayed with Relevant Radio Executive Director, Father Rocky at 8pm ET, 5pm PT on Christmas Day. A full schedule can be found at www.relevantradio.com.


Add your Memorares today at www.relevantradio.com/mom!

We have some great news! Thanks to your fervent prayers, our Memorare Meter has reached 100 Million Memorares prayed for an end to abortion in America! Our Lady hears these prayers and

continues to intercede for us, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Join us as we work to reach our new goal in 2019 of 200 Million Memorares! Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

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Did you know that Relevant Radio® has four very special Giving Societies? Maybe you’ve heard us mention them on-air. Well, you are invited to join one (or more)! The members of these societies are special friends of Relevant Radio, committed to supporting our mission in powerful ways. The best way we can thank our special friends is by enrolling them in our societies which provide amazing spiritual benefits! Our St. Joseph Recurring Gift Society is our largest society, for those who donate to Relevant Radio on a continual basis, sustaining our mission with a monthly gift. We have about 15,000 members currently, including some who have been giving monthly since we first went on the air! The revenue we receive from our recurring gift donors provides a stable source of income so that we can continue providing the great programs you hear on-air. Two of our other societies are for those who are able to support us annually at higher levels: our Guardian Angel Gift Society for those who donate $1,000 or more in a given year, and our St. Gabriel Gift Society for those who make an annual major gift of $5,000 or more. We greatly depend on the generosity of those who have been blessed financially. And finally, our St. Nicholas Legacy Society is meant for those who make a planned gift to Relevant Radio in their will. This is a perpetual membership, even after death. We take very seriously the need to pray for our departed brothers and sisters, especially those who have cared for Relevant Radio during their lifetime. Relevant Radio is blessed to have benefited from their support, and we want to return the blessing by praying for them perpetually, especially during the month of November. Each society has its own set of spiritual benefits, including special Masses and prayers on the air. To review all the benefits of our societies and for more information on how to join, go to www.relevantradio.com/societies. Please consider joining the society that best suits you – we would be so glad to welcome you! May God bless you.


Join Relevant Radio® Executive Director/CEO, Father Rocky, and other show hosts at the 2019 ELEVATE Conference in Pennsylvania on June 22! Listen to inspirational speakers, attend Mass, Confession, Adoration, and much more at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. For more information, sponsorship opportunities and tickets, visit www.relevantradio.com/elevate. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to elevate your Faith!


Thanks be to God! Our Relevant Radio® Regional Headquarters in Sacramento, California received a beautiful tabernacle in the newly remodeled Chapel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our care for and accompaniment of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist is the most important thing we do at Relevant Radio, and He is the source of all blessings and growth.


for The Patrick Madrid Show

My husband and I were married civilly, as I was not Catholic at the time and never planned to raise our children Catholic. I was anti-Catholic for the majority of our relationship. By God’s grace in the birth of our daughter, I was led home to the Church. During my formation, I had failed to recognize that I was barring my husband and myself from Heaven. We celebrated the Sacrament of Matrimony a month before my Confirmation. Becoming Catholic a year and a half ago has been one of my greatest joys, and like you, I had to fight my way into the bosom of Holy Mother Church, and I will never forsake her.


Thank you for your consummate witness to the truth of our Faith and to its teachings. I listen to your show over all the other programming as you are unflinching in your defense of the truth! God bless you and your ministry!

- Tonya, App Listener


Rosary Novena

Join Father Rocky and Father Dave Heney for a special nine-day broadcast December 16-24 LIVE from our Chicago and Los Angeles studios! Tune in each night of the Novena at 8pm ET/5pm PT, and call in your prayer intentions at (888) 914-9149.

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Happy Advent! In the beginning of the Church’s Liturgical Year, we are filled with great hope, joy and anticipation! If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, you might understand the immense joy that fills us as we wait for a new baby to be born. There is excitement at the possibilities for this new life, the preparation of making room for the baby in our homes, and so much love. Such is the way we anticipate the birth of baby Jesus! One way to prepare a space for Jesus to fill your heart and home at Christmas is by joining me in praying the Christmas Family Rosary Novena on air from December 16-24 at 8pm ET /


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5pm PT. I also suggest that you make it to Confession this Advent season, put a nativity scene in your front yard, and place an Advent wreath in your home. We thank you for your support and prayers for Relevant Radio® – together, we are moving hearts and changing lives. Just last month we reached 100,000,000 Memorares on our Memorare Meter that were prayed for an end to abortion in the United States. Relevant Radio also began broadcasting on our 70th owned and operated station, 1160 AM which reaches 7 million souls in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. Thank you, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!

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May the Holy Family inspire us all this Advent and Christmas season to spread joy, be generous, and grow in faith. Amen.

Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, JCD Executive Director

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