Kim Roberts Category

Called To Be An Apostle

By Kim Roberts Each year, our parish observes Holy Thursday by washing the feet of 12 parishioners to symbolize Christ washing the feet of his 12 apostles – our first bishops and priests. The parishioners are chosen from the young adults that are about to be confirmed and their parents, ministry leaders, volunteers, etc. This […]

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The Passion of Christ

By Kim Roberts Each season as I journey through Lent, I am reminded of the year my son played Jesus in his middle school passion play. From the moment he first saw the play at school, he told me, “Mom, when I’m in seventh grade, I am going to be Jesus in the play.” He […]

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Time Marches On

By Kim Roberts I was cleaning out our bedroom the other day and found an unlabeled CD in a plastic case. I could not for the life of me remember what the CD contained – music, pictures, old articles I’d written – who knew. So, I brought it with me the next time I got […]

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Marriage During the Pandemic

By Kim Roberts Pope Francis released a letter during the Christmas season for married couples around the world. He wrote about his desire for families to feel his “affection and closeness at this special time,” which has been plagued with a pandemic and rolling lockdowns. He said that the situation that individuals, families and married […]

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Advent Reflection – Joyful Peace

By Kim Roberts “Have you ever been surrounded by a whirlwind of activity, maybe in the midst of family and friends, and felt a sudden wave of deep contentment?” This is what Pope Francis refers to as “joyful peace.” It feels like a light bulb moment. You could be in a crowd or in the […]

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Pray the Rosary

By Kim Roberts As October and the month of the rosary draws to a close, I can’t help but reflect on the goals I set for this month and did not achieve. As the month approached, I told myself I would pray the rosary every day without fail. I planned to deeply meditate on the […]

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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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The World Today

By Kim Roberts As the events of the world unfold around me and my family and I watch with utter disbelief what is transpiring, I find myself searching for answers and finding solace in my faith.  I do not know how I could live in these ugly, turbulent times without my faith.  I recently read […]

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Listen to God

By Kim Roberts God works in mysterious ways for sure. Things that are not even on our radar manifest at the most perfect time.  I had been at my job for six years, working parttime and not actively looking for a new job. I was comfortable where I was, used to the routine and liked […]

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Trust in the Lord

By Kim Roberts My youngest daughter, just like my oldest daughter, is a competitive cheerleader, meaning she cheers year-round. Practices start in the summer with competition season kicking off in the fall and going through the new year, culminating with the Super Bowl of cheerleading – The Summit held at ESPN in Walt Disney World.

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Holy Family Reflections

By Kim Roberts I recently attended a Council of Catholic School Cooperative Clubs meeting at St. Clement of Rome in Metairie, and Father Andrew Rudmann, parochial vicar of the parish, addressed the group. He captured my attention immediately with his first question, “How long do your children exist?” After a moment, everyone knew the answer, […]

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