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11th Sunday in Ordinary Time June 14, 2015 Mark 4:26-34 Have you heard of TED talks? I am obsessed with them. Every morning and every evening, I’m listening to TED talks. Experts in every field imaginable passionately share their discoveries, ideas, failures, and successes. Psychology, leadership, non-verbal communications, religion, dying, heroism, racism—oh, yeah, I’m obsessed. .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 06/07/2015

    Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year B June 7, 2015 Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 Caden Kelley’s note to his mommy says, “Thank you for letting me take my first communion. I love you for that.” Caden was one of the second graders from St. Pat’s who received the Eucharist for the first .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 05/31/2015

The Most Holy Trinity May 31, 2015 Matthew 28:16-30 Last week, Religion 6 was asked to build a free-standing tower out of 20 pieces of spaghetti, one yard of string, one yard of tape, and a marshmallow. The  marshmallow had to be on top. They worked in groups of three. Sandy sat in on a .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 05/24/2015

Pentecost May 24, 2015 Acts 2:1-11 Whenever God encountered his people in the Old Testament, he asked them to remember and celebrate the occasion. This led to three major feasts each year: Passover, Tabernacles, and Pentecost. We know that Passover marks when Moses led God’s people out of Egypt. An unblemished lamb was slain and .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 05/17/2015

The Ascension of the Lord May 17, 2015 Acts 1:1-11 Luke, the writer of the Acts of the Apostles, addresses today’s first reading to “Theophilus.” Who’s he? Well, literally speaking, it may be you. Theolphilus means “friend of God.” Luke also mentions the name in the first chapter of his gospel. It could have been .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 05/10/2015

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B May 10, 2015 Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48 Today’s first reading begins with Peter entering the home of Cornelius, who makes a big deal about Peter’s visit. He practically adores the guy. Who is Cornelius? Can you believe he was a Roman soldier? Yes! Peter is being welcomed into the .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 05/03/2015

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B May 3, 2015 Acts 9:26-31 Barnabas. His given name was Joseph. The apostles added the “Barnabas” surname which meant “son of encouragement.” Tradition says he was converted to Christianity around the time of the Pentecost. A great preacher, Barnabas gained the trust of the apostles and advanced to a .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 04/26/2015

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B April 26, 2015 John 10:11-18 Son #1 is 29 years old. Son #2 will be 27 in two weeks. I can be in a large group and hear a child yell “Mom!” and I still look around to see if my kid needs me. It’s hardwired into my brain. .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 04/19/2015

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year B April 19, 2015 Luke 24:35-48 Jesus appears to the apostles, sees that they are “startled and terrified,” and asks the $64,000 question: “Why are you troubled?” Duh. The apostles think they are seeing a ghost. They’re scared anyway, positive that the authorities are gunning for them. Then, in walks .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 04/12/2015

Divine Mercy Sunday April 12, 2015 John 20:19-31 Both of my boys sleep with wooden bats under their beds. They’re ready for any intruder (unless the intruder has a gun, but I’m not a fan of guns around the house). This transpired when someone broke into our garage and tried to steal the airbag out .. read more

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