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

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

All Hallows’ Eve Soul Cakes

By |2017-09-07T04:51:36+10:00September 27th, 2016|Categories: Activities, Ordinary Time, Parenting, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

A soul cake is a small round cake made for All Souls’ Day (the 2nd November), according to a centuries-old tradition from Britain and Ireland. The cakes were given out by the more well-do-to of a parish to the poor who would go door to door ‘begging for souls’.  In exchange for cakes ‘soulers’ would

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

Winter Joey

By |2018-08-01T14:10:37+10:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: Recipes, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , |

In light of the fact that St Mary Mack’s Feast day is in August, that she managed her medication like a pro, and she lived during the height of Teetotalism, a very fitting way of celebrating St Mary’s accomplishments is with a brandy-based cocktail! The Winter Joey Serves 3 Ingredients 3 eggs 500 ml of

Waste Not Stale Bread

By |2017-09-07T03:47:32+10:00February 25th, 2015|Categories: Lent & Easter, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the ways we can heighten our appreciation of the food God gives us is to avoid wastage. Here’s an Tuscan favourite for using up stale bread. Panzanella Ingredients: 2/3 loaf of day-old bread (Sourdough works best. More than one type is fine too. Just don't use regular sliced bread) 500 g of mixed

Watermelon Baptism Font

By |2015-06-09T05:34:40+10:00August 4th, 2014|Categories: Recipes, Sacrament Essentials|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A perfect summer treat and a healthier option to a cake, this watermelon recipe is so simple and fresh. All it takes is a watermelon, a knife and delicious seasonal fruit. It's a perfect dish for a Baptism party or kid's birthday. Ingredients 1 whole watermelon. a sharp knife a melon baller Seasonal fruit, washed,

Baptism Cakes

By |2017-09-07T01:58:22+10:00August 4th, 2014|Categories: Recipes, Sacrament Essentials|Tags: , , , , , |

No Sacrament celebration is complete without cake! Here are some unique ideas to mark your child's or godchild's baptism. 1. Icing Sugar Patterns This is as simple as baking whatever baked goodie you like, brownies, tea cake, (or even a packet mix) and then  placing a stencil on top and scattering icing sugar over the

Gingerbread Nativity

By |2017-09-06T06:36:14+10:00May 22nd, 2013|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Give the Christmas tradition of a gingerbread house a more spiritual twist by making a ginger bread nativity instead! We've put together some instructions for a 'basic model' that any one can do. However you can design and plan your gingerbread nativity to be as elaborate as you like! Download the handout, or print this

Fiery Pentecost Sweets

By |2017-09-06T06:46:05+10:00May 2nd, 2013|Categories: Recipes, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Celebrate Pentecost in seasonal deliciousness with CathFamily’s Pineapple Fire Fondue and our decadent Chili Hot Chocolates. Pineapple Fire Fondue This family favourite is a perfect summer dish, when pineapples are at the peak of their season. This relatively healthy desert is a great way to get fruit into the more picky eaters, because, well everyone