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Celebrating Epiphany: 5 Ways to Mark Three Kings Day

My husband, Ron, and I needed a trip to the mountains. Faced with some major changes in our lives, we needed to clear our heads by getting away from all...

Kathy Hendricks

Celebrating Christmas: Incarnational Vision

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8

Kathy Hendricks

Prayer for Setting Up the Crèche

Setting up the crèche is a beloved tradition in both homes and parishes. I have seen a number of beautiful Nativity sets over the years. Many of them...

Kathy Hendricks

Christmas Past, Present, and Future

Trimming the tree. Baking cookies. Hanging out the stockings. Sending greetings. Welcoming visitors. Wrapping presents. Singing carols…  The list of...

Kathy Hendricks

Saint Nicholas Day Prayer Service for Catholic Students

The Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Nicholas of Myra on December 6. Saint Nicholas of Myra is one of the most popular saints in the world, and...

Allie Johnston

Celebrating Advent in the Home

My mother loved all holidays but most especially Christmas. Each year a new decoration was added to the mix in our home – colored lights strung around the...

Kathy Hendricks

Helping Catholic Children Cope During Challenging Times

Often, educators, parents and caregivers struggle with what they should say or share with young children when trauma or tragedy transpires. This can be...

Allie Johnston

Advent Prayers for Families

The liturgical year begins with Advent, the four weeks prior to Christmas. It is a season of preparation, waiting, and anticipation. Download and print...

Kathy Hendricks

Thanksgiving and the Grace of Gratitude

“Pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks…” (1Thessalonians 5:17). Was Paul for real? Is it even possible to pray without ceasing? To give thanks...

Kathy Hendricks

Thanksgiving Table Prayer Card Activity for Students

Have young children design a prayer card for this year’s Thanksgiving meal as they reflect on God’s many gifts. Download the prayer card template and...

Allie Johnston

Honoring the Dignity of Every Human Being

“If we wish to make any progress in the service of God we must begin every day of our life with new eagerness. We must keep ourselves in the presence of...

Kathy Hendricks

Halloween and All Saints' Day

The neighborhood is starting to light up. Orange lights are strung across porch railings and pumpkins, scarecrows, and witches are perched along...

Kathy Hendricks

The Joyful Mystic, Saint Teresa of Avila Prayer Reflections

I read a story recently about a study of the happiest countries on five different continents. Results showed that it wasn’t a surplus of money or goods...

Kathy Hendricks

Helping Children Deal with Grief & Tragedy Using Our Catholic Faith

In the wake of a terrorist attack or tragedy, Catholics of all ages may seek answers to help make sense of the acts of violence and hatred. For children,...

Allie Johnston

The Catechism of the Church Was My First Introduction to God

Sadlier Religion Consultant and guest blogger, Sister Maureen Sullivan, reflects on the meaning of the catechism in her own life.

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Fun Fall Activities for Families that Celebrate God's Creation

Bring Catholic family members together around the care of God’s Creation with a fun fall activities resource. Pope Francis once said, “The family remains...

Allie Johnston

Catechetical Ministry: Claiming Our Roots

Sadlier Religion Consultant and guest blogger, Carole Eipers, reflects her personal history with catechesis and how it affected her work on a presentation...

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Responding to Natural Disasters

Natural disasters are events that are outside of human control, caused by forces of nature. Natural disasters strike all over the world, and result in...

Allie Johnston

Letting Our Catholic Faith Inspire Us To Console Families Who Suffer

“All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” -Leo Tolstoy  As I entered the church that day, I knew the...

Kathy Hendricks

Our Lady of Sorrows Feast Day

I saw them as I entered the supermarket parking lot. A family of four crouched in the shade of a small tree. Two young boys sat with their mother and...

Kathy Hendricks

Celebrating the Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul with Students

On September 27, the Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Vincent de Paul, who said, “Do not be content to say: I am a Christian! But live in such a...

Allie Johnston

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