Great Event for California Families


If you live anywhere in California, I hope you will check out a great upcoming event.  The On Fire!  Nor Cal Jam event will be held on Saturday, October 16 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo and is jointly hosted by the Dioceses of Northern California.  Although aimed at teens the event will also cater to their families (who are invited to come and join in the fun) and especially to their parents who are invited to come and spend an hour of prayer with the amazing Sarah Hart. Kevin Staszkow of the Diocese of Sacramento shares:

Youth events like this one rarely, if ever, involve the parents of teens and parents need an opportunity to gather as parents for support and regular opportunities to pray together for their teenagers.  There is so much anxiety out there, so many parents who feel that they don’t know how to help their teens negotiate the culture and deal with all the issues out there…  This, I believe is where the church comes in.  Parents can only DO so much, at some point they need to let go and let God…   As parents, we need to turn to prayer more often, God has a plan for our teenagers, a plan we don’t often understand.  This hour of prayer with Sarah Hart in the middle of this exciting day at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, offers parents a time of quiet to gather for support and encouragement from each other and from Jesus.  It gives them permission to pause, disconnect and listen for God’s voice.

The event will feature some amazing speakers and artists, including Matt Maher, Sarah Hart, Addison Road and much more.  Check out all of the details on the Nor Cal On Fire Jam website at


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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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