Happy 6th Heavenly Birthday, Molly Marie! Another year has come and gone since we last celebrated your life and honored your memory. Another year has passed that we didn’t get to have you here with us, in our home and through our travels, though we believe you are always with us in spirit. Six years. Kindergarten. […]


“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 […]


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 […]