• Fr. Matthew Spencer, OSJ9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Pacific
  • Join the conversation at 888-914- 9149

Join Fr. Matthew Spencer, OSJ weekday mornings at 9 a.m. and step inside St. Joseph’s Workshop! Fr. Matthew will help you navigate the ins and outs of Christian living and find grace in the ordinary moments of everyday life!

About Fr. Matthew Spencer, OSJ

Born into a family of 11 children, Fr. Matthew worked as a software engineer before a health crisis prompted him to re-evaluate his life’s direction. The support and example of the priests of the Oblates of St. Joseph had a profound impact on him, and Fr. Matthew found himself drawn to their simple lives and family spirit.

He entered the seminary of the Oblates of St. Joseph in 2003, completed a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Spiritual Theology in 2009, and was ordained to the priesthood later that year. He currently serves as Vice Provincial and Director of Communications for the Oblates of St. Joseph out of Mount St. Joseph, Loomis, CA.

Podcasts

  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, August 17, 2017 On today’s show: Sorting out the Charlotteville violence: A father disowns his son after seeing his participation in the riots. Irish racist has a conversion of heart. The war against Downs Syndrome people: Iceland vows to wipe them out through genetic screening and abortion. Should Gen-Xers be allowed to tweet during church services? Rex Tillerson comments on religious ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, August 16, 2017 On today’s show: J.R.R Tolkein’s Silmarillion: Musings on creation and the meaning of our existence. Update on the cats of Mt. St. Joseph: Distraught mommy cat, and the missing kitty. Be sure you don’t miss God’s visitation. Father scares the kitten further up the tree – the miracle of the Incarnation, where Jesus condescends to become like us. ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, August 15, 2017 Rebroadcast: Today’s show originally aired on January 25, 2017
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, August 14, 2017 On today’s show: The newest, goofiest ways to dispose of our bodies after death. Remember the Resurrection! Miley Cyrus claims to be returning to modesty. Charlie Gard update: Parents leave pro-death court after poor treatment. Can one wear flip-flops to Mass? Be obedient to your pastor. Is hand-sanitizer over-used? God’s providence: Father Matthew shares about recovering from brain surgery, ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, August 11, 2017 On today’s show: Conspiracy theory: Two studies implicate a desire to be unique. Noah Mackenroth and Father discuss lies, Truth, and the uniqueness of God’s creation. The Creeds: The origin of the Nicene and Apostle’s Creeds. The pure love of the Incarnation. The imperfection of our world. In-love couple struggles with auto-immune disease. Update on the feral cats at ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, August 10, 2017 On today’s show: North Korea threatens the U.S. – again. Conditions in North Korea: We need to solve this. So, you want to be “published”. . . how does one start? How does one become a Saint? One has to “just do it.” The elements of Reconciliation. The resolution to not sin again: Metanoia. St. Lawrence – patron Saint ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, August 9, 2017 On today’s show: Father Peter Joseph Triest, founder of various religious orders, pioneers appropriate care of those with mental illnesses. Religious “brothers” allow euthanasia, spurn obedience and Catholic teaching. Have you attended a retreat lately? You need to – Father shares ways in which you can “retreat” into the arms of our Lord. The quest for “fun”: Is ...
  • The Joe Sikorra Show, August 8, 2017 – Hour 2 On today’s show: Caller: My dad is very mad at me because I did some housework that he thought he would complete. Both of us are handymen. Guest: Cigar company owner shares his family crisis, which brought him to his current ownership with his company. Example of our Lord having conflict, yet with all in stride. Jesus entered ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, August 8, 2017 On today’s show: The changing religious landscape in America: Belief in God down, but belief in the paranormal up. Mayor McAdams of Salt Lake City, Utah, goes “underground” to investigate the homeless problem in his city. Homelessness problem in Salt Lake City, continued. Looking to our Lord Jesus in times of turmoil.
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, August 7, 2017 On today’s show: New app allows anonymous texts. Struggling to deal with those irritating faults of others. Being receptive to criticism – and being accountable for the criticism you dish out. 13 Reasons. . .” series – is Hollywood promoting a culture of suicide? Swap your television for liturgy, prayer and exploring the mysteries of Christ. Signs of ...