Sarah Harkins Birthday- An Invitation

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On Saturday, August 2nd… it will be Sarah’s 33rd birthday. But it will be her very 1st birthday in heaven! She could not have received a better birthday gift, as she herself even said on a her blog post dated August 2nd 2009:

Today is my 28th Birthday and I received many wonderful birthday gifts, but the best one was from my Lord- he gave me the gift of his precious body and blood at Mass today. I couldn’t think of a better birthday gift! He loves me so much that died on the cross and rose again so that I could be with him in heaven. Today he again poured his never ending love into me through the Eucharist. He knows my every need, and he knew that today, I would need Him most of all. It was actually quite by accident (or divine intervention) that we were at Mass today. Because of my husband’s work schedule, we usually go to Mass on Saturday evenings. But because of a birthday party yesterday afternoon, we had to go to Mass today. And I couldn’t be more thankful!

How truly happy Sarah must be on this birthday then! What a treasure she has been given and what comfort that should bring us– to know, that Our Lord is fulfilling Sarah’s every want and need, by bringing her true joy that our earthly hearts cannot begin to comprehend.

In light of this beautiful woman’s life, in honor of her legacy, memory, and the life she leaves behind I have an invitation for each of you. (Fellow bloggers! Get to work and invite your readers, too!)

Let’s us join Sarah in her heavenly feasting on this day by participating spiritually in one of her devotions, namely the rosary or attending mass. I invite anyone who would like to give Sarah’s family a birthday gift on her behalf to join together this Saturday in prayer. Let’s send an enormous spiritual bouquet to heaven for Sarah’s birthday!download (3)

If you would like, I have posted a “poll” here where you can literally ‘sign up’ for either a rosary or mass (or other prayer) on behalf of the Harkins family. The poll will be opened for anyone wishing to spiritually contribute to this bouquet for two weeks. After two weeks the poll will close and I will send a card to the Harkins family on behalf of each of you, with the numbers of prayers offered enclosed. It is not much, but each of us can play a tiny role in surrounding Sarah’s loved ones with hope and comfort!

So, Happy Birthday Sarah! Enjoy your birthday celebration!  Pray for those of us left behind who will never forget you.

**Sarah Harkins Memorial Fund**

**Memorial Fund for the Harkins Children**

**Small Things Blog**

**The Clay Rosary Girl** (Sarah’s blog)



16 thoughts on “Sarah Harkins Birthday- An Invitation

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  4. Reblogged this on Today's Tomfoolery and commented:
    What a beautiful way to celebrate the ultimate birthday…united with loved ones left on earth as you celebrate eternal rewards in the presence of the beatific vision. I’ve offered my spiritual bouquet and invite you to do the same!

  5. Thank you for doing this. It is the best thing we can do for Sarah and her family. We will be praying for them. It is great joy to see Sarah and your families doing such great things for the souls of your little ones. Thank you

  6. I tried to add in my comments in the poll but it wouldn’t submit. Would you please include our prayers? We will be saying a rosary for the Harkins family and including their family in our divine mercy chaplet. Thank you.

  7. I will also offer a Divine Mercy Chaplet for Sarah’s birthday and for her family. What a beautiful gesture of love in putting this together.

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  9. I will join in the the spritral bouquet for Sarah.
    And will pray for Eric and their babies .
    This has touched me so much as I went though the very same in 1954.
    Did not know of Sarah but feel so connected now.

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