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When Family Planning Doesn’t Go as Planned

By Megan Lacourrege Many newly married couples dream of what their future families will look like. It can become disillusioning, then, when that plan doesn’t become reality. For some, that means have more children or having them spaced closer than anticipated. For others, like my family, it’s meant the opposite. Our initial family planning aspirations […]

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Sharing the Blessing

By Jenny Dendinger Most Holy Trinity Parish in Covington recently paired with CRC Global Solutions to distribute a truckload of food to the needy during this time of crisis. Since my sister-in-law knew we could use the help, she generously offered to go wait in line. When she pulled into my driveway, every spot in her […]

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To the Moms and Dads of the Class of 2020

By Sarah McDonald This year has been full of the unexpected. Words like, unreal, surreal, tragic, heartbreaking have swirled around in my head as ways to describe this time of “stay-at-home.” In my home, I am blessed to find happiness and grace even amidst the inevitable emotional breakdowns of my five little people who miss […]

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Give Us this Day Our Daily Bread

By Sarah McDonald You know what was one of the most surprising elements of this quarantine for me? The early bread shortage. Sliced bread supplies were scarce, and there were limits as to how many one could buy at a time. There are seven people in my house, one of whom is a 9-year-old boy, […]

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Stop Thinking You Can Control Everything

By Gaby Smith I like to take control. I like to make sure everything around me is rightfully in its place, but when it came to Easter this year, I lost it. I saw pictures of people on social media posting with their grandparents. I was shocked. I would do anything to spend Easter with […]

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Lenten Reflection: Hunger & Thirst

By Charla Spalluto Misse I am surely not alone in feeling that this Lent has been especially poignant and sorrowful.  I remember when I first heard that the Blood of Christ would no longer be passed at Holy Mass and that the St. Joseph’s Altars were being closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.  That was […]

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Happy April Birthday

By Kim Roberts So, here we are smack in the middle of the new normal, making all the adjustments necessary to keep our families safe. Where as most days social distancing is easy enough to accomplish, it took a bit of getting used to. But, in reality, it is not really that hard to put […]

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A Quarantined Easter

By Sarah McDonald Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think we would find ourselves here: ordered to “stay-at-home” through April, missing out on the celebration of the Sacred Triduum and Easter in our church parishes and unable to celebrate the great high feast with extended friends and family. This may go down in […]

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The Day the Churches Closed

By Ana Borden I disconnected from the stress of news and calls during the beginning of the corona pandemic by gardening in our yard. My thoughts were with my sister and brother-in-law while they were in the trenches saving those affected at their hospitals, until my husband shared the news that public masses were suspended […]

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Lasting Impact

By Ty Salvant Our thoughts, words and actions hurt or help those around us, whether or not we are in close relationship with them. One day when running errands, I had extra time on my hands and had an amazing experience. I passed up a close parking spot so the car behind me could get […]

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Upbeat

By Charla Spalluto Misse I try to start my day by saying “Thank you, God.  This is going to be a great day.”  No matter the challenges before me, I try to start singing.  I greet my family with “Good mornin’… Good mornin’” or “Zip-a-dee-do-dah.” I look out the window and, despite the weather, I […]

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