“I’m looking for a dare to be great situation.” ~ Lloyd Dobler (Say Anything) 25 years ago today (April 14, 1989), one of my all-time favorite movies, Say Anything, was released. I was in eighth grade and, if I recall correctly, went to see it with a one of my good friends, who I met […]

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Do you examine your skin often for new or changing moles? Have you had a full body scan to check for skin cancer? Especially if you have fair skin and lots of freckles, as I do, you may know how important this is. I didn’t realize how important and serious it is until recently. Not […]


The Prayer

by Kathy on January 21, 2014 · 6 comments

in Bereavement, CRHP, Faith, Grief, Inspiration, Loss, Love, Song Lyrics

“They have gone no farther from us than God… and God is very near.” ~ St. Augustine I have attended a lot of wakes and funerals in recent weeks and months. I guess it comes with getting older, that some of my friends, their parents, their siblings and their spouses are going to die. A […]


Last week I shared about a new faith formation program at our parish, “Sunday School for Adults,” led by Fr. Bill Kenneally. In that post I included my notes from the first of six sessions. This week I am sharing my note from session two. Here’s a list of the topics for each session and as […]


Last month our parish, St. Barnabas, here in Chicago, began a new program for adults. It’s held on the first Sunday of every month and led by Fr. Bill Kenneally. Fr. Bill is a retired Catholic priest and was the beloved pastor for 22 year at St. Gertrude Parish, located in the Edgewater neighborhood on […]


Many of my perfect moments this month were part of a special weekend away with my husband in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. One of the days we were there, Bob and I were hiking along the lake and came across a beautiful and inspiring pathway. The owner of the property commissioned an artist to paint wonderful quotes […]