DONATE to help Irma survivors in the Florida Keys!!!

Packing boxes for Irma Relief!


See what your love offerings are going to… WATCH FOR UPDATES EVERY DAY!!!

If you are in the Atlanta, GA area Richard Lane will be able to pick up YOUR donations on the 28th of September. PLEASE EMAIL

If you are in ORLANDO, FLORIDA; OCALA, FLORIDA or along the I-75 route to the Florida Keys on the 29th of September or after, PLEASE EMAIL, as I will be able to pick things up from you as well!

Richard Lane Ministries is taking on a HUGE Challenge and NEEDS YOUR HELP…. TO HELP those in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Richard Lane is taking a vehicle to Florida filled with supplies to help those still suffering weeks after Hurricane Irma. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!

The greatest need currently is MONETARY! They are in need of Pre-Paid Visa cards to help purchase everyday items. Gas Cards, FOOD cards, etc.

Selfie with young Catholic Kids!

PLEASE DONATE to help us help others! Our Goal is to obtain 30 – $100 Pre-Paid Visa Cards for those in DIRE need! Richard Lane Ministries will also purchase extra supplies needed, e.g. Dog Food, Cat Food, Batteries, Sanitary products, etc.


Thank you God Land Unity


Check out what St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New Middletown, Ohio did… 


Even the Pro Football Hall of Fame chipped in with some donations to help others… CHECK THEM OUT!!! 

Thank you to God Land UNITY Church in Detroit, Michigan; the LINKS of Ann Arbor, Michigan; St. Mary’s & St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Canton, Ohio; the employees of the Pro Football Hall of Fame! YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!!

Parish Missions for remainder of 2017! BOOK NOW!!!

Richard Lane Ministries Parish Mission
Parish Missions are not just for Lent and Advent; a Richard Lane Parish Mission “is like a breath of fresh air from the Holy Spirit.”
~ Martha S., St. Mary’s,
   Canton, Ohio
For those who many not know, I am the son of NFL Hall of Fame defensive back, Dick “Night Train” Lane. I am also a convert to the Faith as of April 19, 2003. Since 2005, I have been blessed to travel the world, as a Lay Catholic Evangelist, witnessing to thousands; teaching, preaching and sharing the GOOD NEWS! “Christ has died; Christ is Risen; and Christ will come again!”
I continue to travel the world, leading parish missions, speaking at Catholic men’s and women’s conferences, leading retreats for laity and Deacons, as well as implementing and establishing Evangelization programs around the U.S. and South America.
Moengonese brothers on the French Guiana boarder.
I have been featured on EWTN The Journey Home three times; Click here for an episode; EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, click here to view; as well as my own show on EWTN “New Wine in New Wineskins – Evangelization 101”.
I was blessed to lead a Parish Mission about two years ago in Poland Ohio. Here is a short YouTube Clip of the final night of that mission.
The possible theme of the Parish Mission, would be “Standing on the Rock of Faith” parish mission series. This has been one of the most successful mission series I have ever done. It teaches and ENGAGES Catholics of ALL ages, how to not only understand their faith biblically, theologically, catechetically, but most importantly, PERSONALLY. How do we LIVE out our faith in this world… INVITING others to experience this great encounter with Christ, in the Eucharist.
I would arrive the Saturday prior to the Monday start of the mission, to speak at the Vigil Mass as well as all Sunday Masses to get people interested and fired up about the mission.
I would provide your Parish with a custom designed flyer to advertise this mission, to be placed on the website and in the bulletin.
I will take care of my own lodging, and travel expenses for this four day mission. The only thing I ask is that the Church provide a $1,000.00 Non-Refundable retainer fee; this locks the dates into my schedule. (If your Parish is financially challenged this can be reduced or waived). It will be accompanied by an Engagement Agreement. I also ask that the Parish allow me to take up and receive a free will love offering at the end of each session of the mission for my services.
There is LITTLE to NO PLANNING that needs to be done on the part of the

St. Pius X Owensboro, Kentucky “Standing on the Rock of Faith!”

Parish. I have done ALL the work. I would simply need authorization for one of the following open weeks for the mission and I will do the rest of the work.

Each night of the mission would begin at 7pm and last until 8pm.
Here are the dates currently open;
Monday – Thursday October 23 – 26
Monday – Thursday October 30 – Nov 2nd
Monday – Thursday November 6 – 9
Monday – Thursday November 13 – 16
If you have questions or would like to book, please email me immediately
Thank you and God’s continued blessings upon you.

Richard Lane Ministries

CANTON, OHIO “From Dust to Glory” is coming to YOU!!!

Canton, Ohio, “From Dust to Glory” your Catholic Story, Parish Mission series is coming to YOU!!! Sunday 5pm, Monday – Wednesday evenings @7pm. Location will be the St. Mary’s Church location 1602 Market Ave. S. Canton!

Each night will only last about one hour and be POWERFUL and PACKED with knowledge. Bring your friends and FAMILY and be inspired and FIRED UP to share your faith with the world.

From Dust to Glory

Spring & Summer Parish Missions – BOOK NOW!!!


“Your Mission saved my life! Thank you for coming…”

Michael, Lake Worth, Florida

“You have made such a tremendous positive impact on the lives of so many kids in our Church. Thank you so much for what you have done for us!”

Mary, Cottonwood, Idaho

“You made me feel loved and worthy of God’s Mercy. You gave me an entirely new outlook on my life and my faith. Thank you.”

Myra, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Parish Missions bring LIFE back to Catholic Churches!!! 


I am Richard Lane, not only am I the son of NFL Hall of Fame legend Dick “Night Train” Lane, but most importantly I am a lay (non-ordained) Catholic Evangelist in full-time ministry.

For the past 12 years the Lord has blessed me to travel the world, preaching, teaching and sharing the Word of God to millions of people; via Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), CatholicTV out of Boston, MA., Ave Maria Radio and many other Catholic  and Christian Apostolates around the United States, South America as well as Asia.

Though my Parish Missions, lives have been saved, people have experienced an encounter with the Lord they have never felt prior. Youth and Youth Adults are motivated and excited about these missions! Dead churches have been transformed into LIVING places of Worship!

There is VERY LITTLE planning on your part for a Richard Lane Parish Mission;

  1. Permission from the Pastor
  2. Agree on dates for the Parish Mission
  3. Provide Richard Lane Ministries with a $700.00 non-refundable retainer fee to lock your mission into his schedule, along with a completed engagement agreement
  4. Richard will arrive the Saturday prior to your mission to speak at the Vigil Mass as well as all Sunday Masses to give people a taste of what to expect at the Mission.
  5. Three weeks prior to the mission you will receive a professional, custom PDF flyer for your mission to be placed in your bulletin, website and all social media links.
  6. Richard will take care of his own lodging, air and ground transportation for your mission
  7. Richard would only ask to take up and receive a “Free Will Love Offering” at the end of each nights preaching, for his services.

I would truly be honored to come and lead a Mission at your parish. Here are just a few of the missions;

– “Standing on the Rock of Faith” 

This mission teaches about an Encounter with the LIVING Lord

What is Faith biblically, theologically and personally

How do we as Catholics enter into that personal relationship with Christ

How do we as Catholics express our joy and love for Christ and His Church

How do we invite others IN to experience this encounter

– “From Dust to Glory”

This mission chronicles not only our faith but our existence from creation of dust

How and why God created us/man/human

How we traversed from the initial fall of Grace; out of the bondage of Egypt into the Promised Land

How we continue to traverse this desert experience called life

How we are strengthened through our Emmaus Road experience in seeing God with us

How we are to rejoice in the Pascal Mystery and the Saving Graces of Christ

– “Mercy Mercy Me”

This mission series based upon the year of Mercy is a powerful healing mission

Healing from past hurts and pains in our personal and church lives

How do we first forgive ourselves then begin to forgive others

How we are called to be the Living and Visible sign of the Fathers Mercy upon others


Richard Lane Ministries can customize a Parish Mission series for your parish, as well as provide missions for Pentecost, Advent, Lent and Easter.

Please email IMMEDIATELY for immediate openings and availability for your parish!
Thank you and God bless you.
Richard Lane Ministries


“Do you love me? Feed my sheep!”

Holy  Year of Mercy
Holy Year of Mercy

“For this reason, the Holy Year must keep alive the desire to know how to welcome the numerous signs of the tenderness which God offers to the whole world and, above all, to those who suffer, who are alone and abandoned, without hope of being pardoned or feeling the Father’s love.”

Last night I was blessed to be able to lead about 30 young people into the streets of San Diego to do exactly what Jesus told Peter “Feed My Sheep”. It was truly an honor to lead and watch these young people, prepare the food, plates with their love and attention and youthful vigor. When it was time to hit the streets, I saw the visual reality of the gravity of the situation. They were in position. They were out of their comfort zone, yet they were not afraid. They embraced the challenge and embraced the opportunity to be the Face of Christ to others.

I was blessed to see these young people excited to witness and also be the tenderness of God to others. Vietnam Veterans homeless, Gulf and Persian War Veterans homeless. Children of GOD, homeless. One of the Deacons that was with us, reminded them, “we are all three paychecks away from being in this same situation”, for trials and tribulations know no socio-economic, racial, ethnic or other boundaries.

These awesome young people brought hope to the hopeless; food to the hungry; light in the darkness; comfort to the abandoned, even if just for one moment in time.

It was such an honor to lead these vibrant and loving young people on a Mission, a Mission of Grace, a Mission of Mercy. They actually saw the Face of Christ in those whom we served and most importantly, I saw the face of Christ in these strong and courageous young people. They gave me hope for our society and for our Church. Tonight, they LIVED the Gospel and I saw the Face of God in them.
Keep on Keepin’ on!

Richard Lane Ministries

Keep on Keepin On!

Richard Lane Ministries

Your generous support is greatly needed. Please consider going to our GoFundMe account and give what you can to further the Gospel of Mercy throughout the United States and beyond. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

#YearOfMercy #JubileeYearOfMercy #DoorOfFaith

Is your parish read for the “Jubilee Year of Mercy”? Click the below link to see how YOU can schedule Catholic Lay Evangelist and EWTN personality Richard Lane, to come and help YOUR parish get ready for the Year of Mercy!

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San Diego, join us for the Goretti Group Friday Dec 4th

The Goretti Group
The Goretti Group

Please join us Friday December 4th for a GLORIOUS evening filled with Grace.

The Goretti Group welcomes EWTN Personality and Internationally Renown Catholic Lay Evangelist Richard Lane. Mr. Lane will be speaking about the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Advent and Chastity.

“This is a time for the Church to rediscover the meaning of mission… to be a sign and an instrument of the Father’s Mercy” ~ Pope Francis

Please join us at Our Lady of the Rosary 1629 Columbia St., San Diego, CA. 92101. Adoration and Confession at 5:30; Holy Mass 6:30; Meal will be served at 7:30 and Mr. Lane’s presentation will begin at 8pm. ALL are welcome to join us!

November is Black Catholic History Month – November 12th

St. Monica
St. Monica

Help us to celebrate Black Catholic History month. Please read, learn and share with others!

Today we celebrate the life of St.  Monica.

She was married by arrangement to a Pagan man in North Africa. Although he was much older than she, and generous, he was also a very violent man. Her mother-in-law was equally as difficult to deal with as she lived with them as well. Monica had three children, Augustine, Navigius and Perpetua. Through her persistent and patient prayers, Monica’s Husband and Mother-in-law were both converted to the Catholic Faith in 370a.d. Her husband died a year later. Perpetua and Navigius both entered into Religious life, while Augustine, well, lets say he LIVED his life in a very … SECULAR way. St. Monica prayed for 17 years, begging the prayers of Priests, who for a while, tried to avoid her because of her great persistence. Augustine was baptized by St. Ambrose in 387AD. Monica died later that same year while on her way back to Africa, from Rome.
Let us all pray for mothers whose children have fallen into the ‘secular world’ and who are IN and OF the world. Let us learn persistence in our own prayers, and cease not our crying out to Jesus. For the tears we cry, MUST be heard in the Heavens.
St. Monica, ora pro nobis!
Richard Lane Ministries
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November is Black Catholic History Month – November 10th…

Help us to celebrate Black Catholic History month. Please read, learn and share with others!

We continue our celebration of Black Catholic History Month today, November 10th, in telling the stories of those who have made a significant impact upon the Church. Those of African, African-American and those of non-color that have helped to advance the Gospel Message to millions around the world and especially in this Nation. 
“And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.” (Matthew 27:32)
Today we reflect upon the life of St. Simon of Cyrene, although much is not known about this man ‘of color’, his small contribution is not only told in the Synoptic Gospels of Matthew and Luke, but we also reflect upon his ‘mission’ in the 5th Station of the Cross.
As Simon was walking into the city of Jerusalem with his two sons, he noticed the hustle and bustle of the city, which was normal, but it seemed a bit different on this trip. As we in modern day society know with traffic accidents, things slow down and everyone wants to ‘rubber neck’ and watch; so was the case in this time. Simon, with his two sons in tow, moved closer to the commotion when he realized it was ‘this Jesus’, the reported Messiah; the Healer, the Preacher and the Teacher; the one who claimed to be ‘the Son of God’, had been arrested, beaten, set with a crown of thorns upon his head, and was being led to His execution; even forced to carry his own instrument of death – the Cross.
I place myself in the same position as Simon was in and thinking as a father would, with his children present, ‘what should I do’? I would like to believe that I would have done the same as Simon; ensuring my children were safe and then press forward to see if there was anything (however little it might be) that I could do.
I am certain that Simon was appalled at what was transpiring and more than likely shouted at the Roman Soldiers, for doing what they were doing, when all of a sudden, a Soldier forced Simon ‘into service’; demanding that he (Simon) pick up the Cross and carry it for Jesus. Imagine looking down upon Christ, broken, battered, bloodied and bruised; picking up this ‘tree’ that had fallen upon him and helping him (Christ) to his feet.
Let us learn from this great Saint our ‘mission’; we too must bear our share of the burdens for the sake of the Gospel. We too must pick up the Cross of Christ and carry the Good News of Salvation into all the strata of humanity; extolling, Christ destroyed Death, so that we might LIVE IN HIM, forever more…
Thank you St. Simon of Cyrene for teaching us love and compassion; for giving us strength and courage to pick up the Cross of Jesus, for the sake of all mankind!
St. Simon of Cyrene, Pray for us!
Blessings and Peace, and remember… KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON!!!

Richard Lane Ministries
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November is Black Catholic History Month – “How we got over”

Nightwatch Services – “How We Got Over”…

Night WatchI have seen this on the internet several times and feel impelled to share it. This is part of the History of the United States, Black, White, Hispanic, et. al. We are all brothers and sisters in the Lord and share in it’s struggles and triumphs. This article is only a small portion of the strength, faith and love millions had and continue to have for this Nation. God bless you and God bless the United States of America!

Evangelist Richard Lane,

“Many of you who live or grew up in Black communities in the United States have probably heard of “Watch Night Services,” the gathering of the faithful in church on New Year’s Eve.

The service usually begins anywhere from 7 p.m. To 10 p.m. And ends at midnight with the entrance of the New Year. 

Some folks come to church first, before going out to celebrate. For others, church is the only New Year’s Eve event. Like many others, I always assumed that Watch Night was a fairly standard Christian religious service — made a bit more Afro centric because that’s what happens when elements of Christianity become linked with the Black Church. 

Still, it seemed that predominately White Christian churches did not include Watch Night services on their calendars, but focused instead on Christmas Eve programs.
In fact, there were instances where clergy in mainline denominations wondered aloud about the propriety of linking religious services with a secular holiday like New Year’s Eve.

However, there is a reason for the importance of New Year’s Eve services in African American congregations. 

The Watch Night Services in Black communities that we celebrate today can be traced back to gatherings on December 31, 1862, also known as “Freedom’s Eve.”
On that night, Blacks came together in churches and private homes all across the nation, anxiously awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation actually had become law.
Then, at the stroke of midnight, it was January 1, 1863, and all slaves in the Confederate States were declared legally free.

NightWatchWhen the news was received, there were prayers, shouts and songs of joy as people fell to their knees and thanked God.
Black folks have gathered in churches annually on New Year’s Eve ever since, praising God for bringing us safely through another year.

It’s been 145 years since that first Freedom’s Eve and many of us were never taught the African American history of Watch Night, but tradition still brings us together at this time every year to celebrate “how we got over.””

Richard Lane Ministries

November is Black Catholic History Month. Sister Thea Bowman

Black Catholic History Month – November 6 we celebrate one of my FAVORITE modern day (should be saint one day) giants of Catholicism, the great Sister Thea Bowman. She was and continues to be an AWESOME example for us all. Read and share her story.

November is Black Catholic History Month, where we celebrate the lives of those who have gone before us, that have made a significant impact upon the Church in the United States of America. Today we celebrate the life of a non-canonized saint (but she is a Saint in the truest form of the word to millions), Sister Thea Bowman.

Black nun being examined for sainthood‘She touched everybody’s heart,’ Homewood pastor says in recalling his encounterswith Sister Thea Bowman

Friday, November 28, 2003

By Ervin Dyer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sister Thea Bowman’s pleas for racial understanding could move men to tears. At a U.S. Catholic

bishops’ conference in 1990, she told the mostly white Catholic hierarchy that black is beautiful.


“God didn’t make junk,” she said, challenging the bishops to do more to celebrate the gifts and legacy of black American Catholics.

Though Sister Thea, as she was called, was weakened by bone cancer and used a wheelchair, she drew from the Negro spiritual and was “in no ways tired.”

She spoke of an old-time religion that bound people in love and then went on to lead the bishops in singing “We Shall Overcome.”

When she finished, the bishops wept, gave her a standing ovation and lined the hallway to greet the frail black woman draped in African robes as she exited the building.

“She touched everybody’s heart,” said the Rev. David Taylor of Homewood’s St. Charles Lwanga parish, as he recalled the conference and his personal meetings with Sister Thea.

“She could go into any place and spiritualize it.”

From a rural crossroads town in Mississippi, Sister Thea began a journey that made her a nationally known speaker, singer, liturgist and advocate of black spirituality.

Before she died of cancer at 52 in 1990, her work landed her a spot on CBS Television’s “60 

Minutes.” Harry Belafonte met her in Mississippi in 1989 in hopes of doing a movie on her life. Novelist Margaret Walker Alexander started but never finished a biography of Sister Thea.

The Catholic Church has begun the process of closely examining her life to see if she is worthy of canonization, but to those who knew her, Sister Thea is already a saint.

There are black women among the church’s 4,500 saints, most notably St. Monica, the mother of the North African St. Augustine, who is credited with shaping Catholic theology, but no American black women.

Besides Sister Thea, two other black American women are being considered for sainthood: Mother Mary Lange, who started Baltimore’s Oblate Sisters of Providence in 1829, and Mother Henriette DeLille, who founded an order restricted to black women in New Orleans in 1842.

But Sister Thea, who has been called Mother Teresa with soul, is a contemporary figure.

There are 62 million American Catholics — about 2 million of them black. It would have powerful resonance to see someone like Sister Thea — who walked among them — elevated to saint.

“She left us — African-Americans — more encouragement to be who we are and to be more effective leaders in the church,” said Taylor.

Sister Thea is recalled each March at Duquesne University, which holds a dinner in her honor to raise scholarship funds for black students. The recognition moves beyond the campus Sunday as a Pittsburgh tri-parish committee commemorates Sister Thea as part of its yearlong Celebration of Black Saints.

“She did so much to affirm blacks in the church,” said Taylor. “Her sainthood would be a victory for us all.”

Sister Thea, the granddaughter of slaves, was born “Bertha” in Yazoo City, Miss. Her father was a physician and her mother a teacher. Public schools in the Mississippi Delta were so bad that after five years, Sister Thea still could not read.

Her distraught parents, who highly valued education, sent her to the Holy Child Jesus, a school for black children run by the Franciscan order of the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.

The dedicated nuns never shied from “begging” for better books or gym clothes; they had the strong students tutor the weaker ones; they involved the children’s parents in fund-raising.

Sister Thea was baptized Episcopalian and raised as a Methodist, but, because of the strong influence of the sisters, became a Catholic at 10. Her life was shaped by their work.

“I had witnessed so many Catholic priests, brothers and sisters who made a difference that was far-reaching. I wanted to be part of the effort to help feed the hungry, find shelter for the homeless and teach the children,” she wrote 13 years ago when preparing notes for an autobiography in a Catholic magazine.

At 15, she entered the Rose Convent in LaCrosse, Wis., as a first step toward becoming a Franciscan nun, taking the name Thea. She was the first and only black person at the convent.

Sister Thea went on to earn master’s and doctorate degrees in literature and linguistics and became a national presence for promoting intercultural understanding.

She started in her own back yard, going home in 1978 to help care for her elderly parents and teaching about the Native American and black American heritage in Mississippi.

“The heck with the melting pot,” she once wrote. “If you want to melt and fit into my mold, if you want to adopt my values and way of life, go right ahead, but don’t expect me to melt to fit into yours.”

Sister Thea preached that for Africans, Asians and Hispanics to assimilate or melt into the pot was to become “half gray.”

It was a dulling of the cultures that she thought robbed people of the “richness, beauty, wholeness and harmony of what God created.”

Thank you for reading the Blog and remember… KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON!!!