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Labor Day Reflections: Work and Christian Spirituality

There is a beautiful golf club down the hill from us. Because so many of its members live in houses on its perimeter, it’s not unusual to see people...

Kathy Hendricks

Celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Two years ago, on September 1, 2015, Pope Francis established the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. On this day each year, people all over the...

Allie Johnston

Catechetical Sunday 2017: Living As Missionary Disciples

“I dream of a ‘missionary option,’ that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything so that the Church's customs, ways of doing things,...

Kathy Hendricks

Catholic Saints for Children: Saint Peter Claver

On September 9th, the Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Peter Claver. Peter Claver was a Jesuit priest who journeyed to modern day Colombia. He...

Allie Johnston

Celebrating Saints and Mystics: Saint Ignatius Loyola

You might call it “Ignatian Imagination” – the meditative exercise developed by Saint Ignatius Loyola that draws us into a Scripture passage through our...

Kathy Hendricks

Catechists & DREs: 7 Ways to Prepare for a New School Year eBook

Download an exclusive eBook, written from the perspective of a Parish Catechetical Leader, offering seven suggestions to prepare other Parish...

Allie Johnston

Beginning the School Year Prayer Service

The end of summer is setting in, and the “back to school” advertisements are making their inevitable debut. School and parish religious education...

Allie Johnston

Celebrating Saints and Mystics: Benedict of Nursia

A young man grows tired of the hustle and bustle of urban life so he seeks a place in nature where he can live in quieter fashion. The silence in such a...

Kathy Hendricks

Celebrating Our Freedom to Advocate and Care for Others

It isn’t exactly summer reading, but I just finished Blaine Harden’s Escape from Camp 14. It tells the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, the only known person to...

Kathy Hendricks

The Freedom of Limitations

It has been over thirty years since my husband, Ron, ran his first Pikes Peak Ascent – a race to the top of a 14,000-foot mountain. At the time, the...

Kathy Hendricks

How to Use the Summer Scripture Event In Your Parish

Engage parishioners of all ages with a special, summer-themed event. The Gather in the Garden Summer Scripture Event is a seasonal event designed for...

Allie Johnston

Seminarian Letter Project: Catholic School Children Send Their Support and Encouragement

“May your life be filled with love, hope, and happiness as you continue your training. Thank you for your service, and good luck.”

Kathy Hendricks

Celebrating Saints and Mystics During the Liturgical Year

My Little Lives of the Saints booklets were precious possessions. As a child I pored over each account and studied the accompanying pictures. Each saint...

Kathy Hendricks

A Memorial Day Reflection

When my husband and I set off on a cross-country trip four years ago, we knew we would visit numerous historical sites. We did not think so many of them...

Kathy Hendricks

World Day of Prayer for Vocations; How to Discern and Support Vocation

The World Day of Prayer for Vocations is Saturday, May 7, 2017. This year marks the 54th Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. 

Allie Johnston

Prayers & Activities for the Feast of Pentecost

When the risen Jesus visited the disciples before he returned to his Father in Heaven, he promised to send the Holy Spirit to be with the Church always....

Kathy Hendricks

Feast Days in May– Catholic Saints to Celebrate with Children

Feast Days are a great opportunity to introduce students to Catholic saints. Teaching children about saints provides inspiring examples of discipleship...

Allie Johnston

Flowers for the Blessed Mother

What do you think the following flowers have in common: rose, thistle, violet, marigold, carnation, lily, and forget-me-not? Each one has a legend that...

Kathy Hendricks

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