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Keeping the Faith

By Kim Roberts As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, I have three children – two out of college and one in high school. All three have been, and are currently, active in our parish CYO. Since this is my second go-round through CYO with my youngest child, I’ve noticed some changes in the makeup of […]

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God responds to us with gentleness

By Michelle Macicek It was a usual Sunday morning where we were hustling to get the kids ready for Mass, and I was so incredibly thankful to be back “home” after Ida and very much looking forward to the normalcy of being at Mass in our parish. As we sat down in our pew and […]

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Secrets of the Adoration Chapel

By Charla Misse I was exceedingly blessed to have been able to serve as a Faith Lessons teacher at my son’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) this summer. We invited each group of children (grouped by grade from PK3 to 5) to meet in the grassy area just outside the adoration chapel for their faith lesson […]

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I Threw Away the Diaper Pail

By Sarah McDonald For over 10 years it has been a fixture in the house – the diaper pail. The often dreaded but much appreciated vessel had been in use for a decade. This week, it rode off into the sunset (almost quite literally) on the back of a garbage truck. In the most recent […]

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Who is my faithful servant?

By Gina Sternfels I am blessed to have “Jesus Girls & Coffee” in the morning, and we get to learn together how to be his faithful servants. They are other Catholic mom friends that help me prepare my mind and heart for the day.  In the past, we have done daily devotions and bible studies. […]

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The Triple Colloquy

By Charlotte Phillips On July 31, we celebrated the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola. One of my favorite prayer tools from St. Ignatius is the Triple Colloquy. St. Ignatius introduces this prayer during the Spiritual Exercises. So, what is the Triple Colloquy? The word colloquy simply means conversation. During this prayer experience, you […]

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Beginning Again

By Jenny Dendinger One of the many benefits of homeschooling is having the ability to decide when we will start back to school. While many kids have been back since early August, my family has been soaking up a few extra weeks of summer with bike rides and board games. The downside to being in […]

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Walking Pieta

By Megan Lacourrege In the past, I had struggled with feeling close to Mother Mary. My miscarriage changed that. Nothing quite prepared me for being told at my 12-week prenatal appointment that my baby had died. My doctor said I could wait to miscarry naturally or have surgery. My doctor also informed me he’d be […]

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Play Ball

By Ana Borden For the past 2½ months, it seems as if there has been nothing but baseball, baseball and more baseball in our household – from on the field to watching every kid-appropriate baseball movie. We learned, via watching “The Rookie,” that St. Rita was the unofficial baseball patron saint. We became true followers […]

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Learning to Listen to God

By Kristy Solis One day, I asked her “Do you ever listen to God?” She had a perplexed look on her face and said, “God is quiet.” Then, I asked her “If you do not listen, how do you know when God has answered your prayers?” My daughter said in a matter-of-fact way, “I believe, […]

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Can you see God working in your life

By Ty Salvant One of the many hats I wear is working for justice and harmony among all God’s people. It’s a role which includes being a member of the Archdiocese of New Orleans Racial Harmony Commission and the St. Martin de Porres Society at St. Dominic Church in Lakeview. With much excitement, I invite […]

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