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An innovative Catholic resource library for raising children in the faith

Seasonal Posts

No Time To Rise! Unleavened Bread Recipe

During the Passover, the Israelites did not have time to wait for their bread to rise as they had to escape from Egypt. Try your…

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The Announcement!

Celebrate the world’s biggest announcement with Mary this Lent. What if Mary had said ‘no’? Would the Archangel Gabriel have tried the maiden next door?…

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Family Unity Is the Responsibility of All

Some of the most persistent and hateful disagreements happen between family members. Regardless of who started it or who behaved worse, reconciliation is the responsibility…

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CathFamily Publications

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Amor eBook

Amor is a  magazine-style booklet inspired by Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia.

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Mercy eBook

Mercy is a magazine-style booklet inspired by the Jubilee Year of Mercy and Pope Francis’ joy-filled ministry.

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Generation Grand eBook

The perfect thank you gift to the older people who support your school and its children.

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CathFamily Advent & Christmas eBook

  • Over 80 pages of beautiful content
  • Compiled from 10 years of CathFamily wisdom
  • Tips, Recipes, Activities and Printable downloads
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CathFamily Lent & Easter eBook

  • Over 120 pages of beautiful content
  • Compiled from 10 years of CathFamily wisdom
  • Tips, Recipes, Prayers, Activities and Printable downloads
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My Faith Workbook A,B and C

Available now as a download, My Faith Workbook is a faith-based activity book for state school students and parish children.

Latest Articles

WOJ Lent 2, Year B

“This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.” (Mark 9:7)  

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WOJ Lent 1, Year B

‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the gospel.’ (Jesus, Mark 1:15)  

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WOJ Ordinary Time 6, Year B

A leper came to him begging him, and kneeling he said to him, ‘If you choose, you can make me clean.’ Moved with pity, Jesus…

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About us

Welcome to CathFamily, a web site dedicated to assisting families in making the home the living heart of the church. As a church, we have benefited over the centuries from simple home-based rituals to provide practical faith experiences for our children. This site aims to provide innovative and contemporary resources to continue this tradition—by collecting both traditional and contemporary rituals that Catholic families can adapt into their own family rituals.

We encourage you to use these resources to help find ways to make your home a living 'domestic church' ... and send us your own family rituals.

It is supported by the Marriage Resource Centre (MRC) and maintains the that the family is the foundation of civil society, the married couple relationship is the centre of the family, and that the sexual union of the couple is the living energy and sacred source of the love between husband and wife. As with all the work of MRC, including CathFamily and SmartLoving, Pope John Paul II's writings on the Theology of the Body deeply informs our work.

Enjoy!

Francine & Byron Pirola

Founders of CathFamily

Donations Appreciated!

CathFamily is an initiative of the Parish & Marriage Resource Centre (PMRC) Australia.. The PMRC Relationship Education Foundation is a registered charity that supports marriage and relationship education activities. All donations in Australia over $2 are tax deductable. All of the administrative work of the Foundation is provided by volunteers and other support infrastructure is ‘gifted’ by other organisations.

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