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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

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

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 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 Printable Reflection and Prayer for Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, a day of prayer and fasting, marks the beginning of Lent. I often marvel at how many people are drawn to services on Ash Wednesday. After...

Kathy Hendricks

Prayer for All Saints

All Saints’ Day is a solemn holy day celebrated annually on November 1st. On All Saints' Day, we honor those saints, known and unknown, who inspire us...

Kathy Hendricks

Keep the Easter Season Momentum with Calendar Cards

I re-discovered this year why Easter is a feast. There was such abundance in my celebration, starting with the rich symbols and rituals of the Vigil...

Kathy Hendricks

Printable Saint Nicholas Prayer Cards

The candy cane is a treat often associated with Saint Nicholas, the patron and protector of children. The crook symbolizes the gentle image of Jesus, the...

Kathy Hendricks

Feast of Christ the King 2015 Reflection

I confess to not quite getting the image of Christ as king. Perhaps it’s because royalty in my lifetime have been primarily figureheads and, at times,...

Kathy Hendricks

Teach Kids About Saint Peter the Apostle

The Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Peter the Apostle on June 29th. Saint Peter’s given name was Simon at birth. He and his brother were...

Allie Johnston

Holy Week’s Passion

Moving through Holy Week takes stamina. Not only do the liturgies last long and well into the night, but the readings about Christ’s betrayal, trial,...

Kathy Hendricks

Ashes to Ashes

What draws so many people to services on Ash Wednesday? After all, it’s not a holy day of obligation and it falls smack in the middle of the week. I once...

Kathy Hendricks

Pentecost Language, Part 2

Note: In last week’s blog, I wrote about the power of the Holy Spirit to set the disciples afire with words that matter. I continue this week by...

Kathy Hendricks

Pentecost Language, Part 1

For sheer drama it’s hard to beat the scene in the Book of Acts. As the disciples gather in a closed room, a roaring wind envelops them. It’s so...

Kathy Hendricks

Parish Event: Celebrating Pentecost

Sadlier offers whole community seasonal events that can be used with the entire parish community or religious education program. We invite you to...

Kathy Hendricks

Question of the Week: THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST solemnity

The weekly celebration of the Eucharist on Saturday evening or Sunday morning defines who we are as Catholics-- in out parishes, in our households of...

Kathy Hendricks

People of Pentecost

During Lent, I wrote about directing a day of retreat centered on the people of the Passion – those figures from Scripture who were present during the...

Kathy Hendricks

Question of the Week: PENTECOST SUNDAY solemnity

The weekly celebration of the Eucharist on Saturday evening or Sunday morning defines who we are as Catholics-- in our parishes, in our households of...

Kathy Hendricks

Bring your parish together for a Pentecost event

 

Kathy Hendricks

Holy Week Reflection Cards

It’s almost Holy Week, a time that writer Michael Ford describes as a “journey within a journey.” Draw hope and joy from this time-honored rite that...

Kathy Hendricks

People of the Passion: "Where Were You When They Crucified My Lord...?"

This melancholy lyric is sung by countless congregations on Good Friday. It is so beloved that I once saw a liturgy committee nearly explode when the...

Kathy Hendricks

5 Ways to Mark Three Kings Day

The Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, which is celebrated by Catholics in the United States on the Sunday between January 2 and January 8, marks the...

Kathy Hendricks

Question of the Week: The Epiphany of the Lord

The weekly celebration of the Eucharist on Saturday evening or Sunday morning defines who we are as Catholics-- in out parishes, in our households of...

Kathy Hendricks

GIMN: A Celebration of Epiphany

  A Celebration of Epiphany is a a full multigenerational event from Gather In My Name that help participants: To understand the meaning of Epiphany...

Kathy Hendricks

Our Lady of Guadalupe

The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12) is an opportunity to re-read the account of this miraculous story and to consider the needs of the poor....

Kathy Hendricks

Christ the King Feast: Thy Kingdom Come Reflection

I confess to not quite getting the image of Christ as king. Perhaps it’s because royalty in my lifetime have been primarily figureheads and, at times,...

Kathy Hendricks

Christ’s Sacred Heart

In my childhood home, there was a picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus hanging in our upstairs hallway. Instead of a sharply-defined and blood-red...

Kathy Hendricks

Question of the Week: The Most Holy Trinity

Sunday, June 3rd, is The Most Holy Trinity. Plan to spend time this week reflecting on the readings and preparing to celebrate the Eucharist. Gather in...

Kathy Hendricks

Celebrating Holy Week

It’s almost Holy Week, a time that writer Michael Ford describes as a “journey within a journey.” I have walked through this holiest of weeks many times...

Kathy Hendricks

Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul

As the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (January 25) approaches, enjoy this series of articles on the life and ministry of this great saint by...

Kathy Hendricks

Feast of The Holy Family

A few years ago I received a Christmas catalog that featured a set of snowmen dressed as the Holy Family. The accompanying blurb promised that the trio...

Kathy Hendricks

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