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St Therese of Lisieux: Living Faith Beads

By |2018-09-25T11:54:23+10:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Craft, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

St Therese of Lisieux, also called The Little Flower, was known for her simple yet profound faith. She reportedly carried a string of ten beads in her pocket as a means of counting the good deeds that she would perform as a daily devotion to God. St Therese's devotions and spirituality became so popular, she

Fruits of the Holy Spirit Tree

By |2019-03-28T12:50:22+10:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Articles, Craft|Tags: , , , , |

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. …Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Galations 5:22-23, 25 St Paul calls us to live by the Spirit, immersed in our faith and responsive to God’s promptings in our lives. This

Gingerbread Nativity 2

By |2017-10-31T23:35:32+10:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Articles, Craft, Recipes, Seasonal, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Give the classic gingerbread house a Christian twist and make it a gingerbread nativity scene, complete with a Star of David and babe in a manger. Superstar mum Katarina Doyle shows you how: Fun with fondant Make your own gingerbread nativity You’ll need: 1 x large chopping board or cake board 2 x quantities of

Acts of Mercy, Acts of Love

By |2017-09-08T03:09:00+10:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Advent & Christmas, Articles, Craft, Parenting, Rituals & Prayer, Seasonal|

Another special theme of Advent, along with waiting, is mercy. Advent is an intense time of waiting for God the Father’s great act of mercy – sending the promised Saviour into the world. As Catholics, we know that when he came, after he rose from death, he also instituted the Sacrament of mercy, Reconciliation. So

St Val’s Secret Messages of Love

By |2017-01-27T03:20:49+10:00January 27th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Craft, February|Tags: , , |

The tradition of giving a card or letter to one’s beloved on St Valentine’s Day comes from the bishop St Valentine’s letters from prison in Rome. He was arrested and imprisoned for performing marriages for Christian soldiers against the decree of the Roman Emperor, Claudius II. While in jail, Valentine healed the blind daughter of

Epiphany Gift Box

By |2018-01-03T05:38:43+10:00November 29th, 2016|Categories: Activities, Craft, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Around Christmastime young children will be love making this gift box containing beautiful and fragrant materials representing the wise men’s gifts for Jesus; gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Then use the box in our Feast of the Epiphany prayer service in early January. We purchased some of these materials, but it will work just as well

Christ the King Plaque

By |2017-09-07T04:53:15+10:00October 27th, 2016|Categories: Activities, Articles, Craft, Special Feasts|

A fun craft activity for children and adults alike! Hot glue gun involved so younger ones will require some assistance. Materials Thick board/cardboard Pencil Hot glue gun PVA glue and paint brush Aluminium foil Permanent markers in various colours Printout of CathFamily Christ the King design template (optional) Approximate Time 30 minutes, depending on complexity

2016 Oct | Embrace

By |2017-10-25T04:50:13+10:00October 4th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Craft, E-Magazines, FRANKLY, Lifestyle, Manhood, Marriage, Parenting, Recipes, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

From the Editor Marilyn Rodrigues Marriages are central to the life of the Church, our culture and society. They are vital to our future. St Pope John Paul II said, “Humanity passes by way of the family” and as we know, marriage is the basis of family. The Church is deeply invested in the marriages

2016 Sept | Evangelise

By |2017-10-17T03:54:53+10:00August 31st, 2016|Categories: Craft, E-Magazines, Ordinary Time, Parenting, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

From the Editor Marilyn Rodrigues We have no greater treasure to pass on to our children than our faith. Father of three Sam Guzman, mother of five Carrie McCormack, and youth evangelist Fr Rob Galea share the reasons and the ways they share Christ's good news with the young people in their lives. To view

“A and O” Tic Tac Toe

By |2017-09-07T04:49:52+10:00August 31st, 2016|Categories: Activities, Craft, Ordinary Time, Parenting|Tags: , , , |

This new twist on an old favourite game will make a terrific handmade Father’s Day gift! Instead of the traditional noughts and crosses, use the symbols for Alpha and Omega. These are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet and represent Christ’s dominion over all of creation. See the book of Relevation 22:13