2017 Christ Brings Hope Award

Father Larry Richards Biography

Father Larry RichardsFr. Larry Richards, a gifted and captivating speaker, preacher, retreat master and author,  has been a priest since 1989 for the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania and he currently serves as pastor of St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life Community in Erie. 

In 2004 Father founded The Reason For Our Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to “spreading the Good News” by educating others about Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith through CDs, DVDs and books. He is the author of “Be a Man! Becoming the Man God Created You to Be,” a #1 best seller for Ignatius Press, selling over 100,000 copies. He also has a second book called “Surrender! The Life-Changing Power of Doing God’s Will” published by Our Sunday Visitor which has sold over 40,000 copies. 

Fr. Larry released a Catholic Men’s Bible, NABRE, with Our Sunday Visitor in 2014, and also a Scripture Devotional Calendar entitled “No Bible, No Breakfast! No Bible, No Bed!” 

Fr. Larry hosts the EWTN radio show called “The Reason For Our Hope,” which airs Mondays through Friday from 8 am to 9 am (EST) and again from 6 pm to 7 pm (EST) and a live EWTN radio show called “Open Line” which airs Thursdays from 3 pm to 4 pm (EST). 

Fr. Larry also hosts a radio show called “Changed Forever with Father Larry Richards” that can be heard nationwide on Relevant Radio on Saturdays from 8 pm to 9 pm (EST) and Sundays from 11 am to 12 pm (EST).

For more  information, please visit http://thereasonforourhope.org/

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