Sandra Mick

UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 06/19/2016

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C June 19, 2016  Luke 9:18-24 Once, while standing in line at Kroger, I started chatting with the guy in line behind me. By the time I was finished checking out, I knew his name, his hometown, his workplace, where he vacationed, how many kids he had, what they .. read more

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Jun
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Ten Commandments for Welcoming a New Priest

Ten Commandments for Welcoming a New Priest

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Jun
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 06/12/2016

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C June 12, 2016  Luke 7:36-50   In Religion 6, we study today’s Gospel, a story told by all four evangelists. We do a comparison/contrast exercise. I have a different kid read each of the stories. Jesus is reclining at table in a Pharisee’s home when a woman comes .. read more

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Jun
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 06/05/2016

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) June 5, 2016  Luke 7:11-17 As the officer walked up to the car, I fumbled through the glovebox, looking for registration and insurance information. I handed it to him through the window and said, “Rough day.” He answered, “Me, too.” What I wanted to say was, “Oh, you’ve .. read more

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Jun
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 05/22/2016

Most Holy Trinity (Year C) May 22, 2016 Once, when I was praying with a group of Christians, a lady said, “Why do you Catholics wave your hand around your head? Are you swatting flies?” No, I’m making the sign of the cross. Did you make the sign of the cross with holy water when .. read more

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May
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 05/15/2016

Pentecost Sunday (Year C) May 15, 2016 Acts 2:1-11 Me and those TED talks. I know you’re thinking, “Enough.” But this one was really good, okay? It was by a conversation analyst. Yes, there are people who record conversations, line by line, noting the pauses, the intonation, the length of syllables, the intake and release .. read more

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May
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 05/01/2016

6th Sunday of Easter, Year C May 1, 2016 Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 “No little dissension.” “Upset you.” “Disturbed your peace of mind.” Something is amiss in the new Christian community in this chapter of Acts. They are fighting over the Law of Moses. Mosaic Law contained 613 rules for daily Jewish living, from ritual washing to .. read more

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May
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 04/24/2016

5th Sunday of Easter, Year C April 24, 2016 John 13:31-33a, 34-35 Bill Burr, one of my top five favorite comedians, does a routine on Hitler. He says, “How come you never run into anybody with the last name ‘Hitler’? Ever notice that? That guy didn’t have any relatives? A cousin named ‘Ed’? Ed Hitler. He’s .. read more

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Apr
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 04/17/2016

4th Sunday of Easter,  Year C April 17, 2016 Acts 5:27-32, 40B-41 There’s a saying in AA: “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.” Why keep beating your head against the wall? Sometimes, you just have to give up and move on. That’s exactly what Paul and .. read more

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Apr
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 04/10/2016

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C April 10, 2016 Acts 5:27-32, 40B-41 The older I get, the fewer filters I have. Sadly, it’s not making me many new friends. Happily, I have enough friends already. Oops, there went another filter. Scott Berkun writes in his blog that he has a disease called “Cannot Keep My Mouth .. read more

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Apr
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