WOJ Advent 4, Year A

By |2019-12-13T15:42:17+10:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Memes, Words of Jesus|Tags: , , , |

She will give birth to a son and you must name him Jesus, because he is the one who is to save his people from their sins. (Mt1:21) Feel free to share “Words of Jesus” with your networks: Tweet or post to social media Include in your organisation’s bulletin Add to your slides for reflection

WOJ Advent 3, Year A

By |2019-12-06T11:20:14+10:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Memes, Words of Jesus|Tags: , , , , |

"Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way before you" (Jesus, Mt 11:10) Feel free to share “Words of Jesus” with your networks: Tweet or post to social media Include in your organisation’s bulletin Add to your slides for reflection on the Sunday readings Print for staff inspiration Add

WOJ Advent 2, Year A

By |2019-11-29T09:50:19+10:00November 29th, 2019|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Memes, Words of Jesus|Tags: , , , , |

Prepare a way to the Lord, make his paths straight (Matt 1:3) Photo by Artiom Vallat on Unsplash Feel free to share “Words of Jesus” with your networks: Tweet or post to social media Include in your organisation’s bulletin Add to your slides for reflection on the Sunday readings Print for staff inspiration Add to your email signature

WOJ Advent 1, Year A

By |2019-11-25T10:48:42+10:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Memes, Words of Jesus|Tags: , , , , , , |

Stay awake because you don't know when your master is coming (Jesus, Matt 24:42) Feel free to share “Words of Jesus” with your networks: Tweet or post to social media Include in your organisation’s bulletin Add to your slides for reflection on the Sunday readings Print for staff inspiration Add to your email signature each

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 Dec-Jan | Surprise!

By |2017-03-16T00:59:03+10:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Articles, E-Magazines|Tags: , , , , , , |

From the Editor One of the most wonderful things about children is their surprisability. It’s so easy to surprise them, and their expressions of anticipation, followed by shock and glee, are a joy to behold! Maybe that’s one reason everyone loves Christmas; it’s a golden opportunity to delight and surprise each other. God is always

2015 December

By |2017-09-07T04:21:53+10:00December 1st, 2015|Categories: Advent & Christmas, E-Magazines|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

God has brought us again to this beautiful Advent season of waiting and preparing for Christ to come into the world and into our hearts. You are so good in this busy time of year to take time for some spiritual reading and planning for Christmas! Thank you for your support of CathFamily this year;

O Antiphon Prayer Service

By |2017-09-07T04:21:31+10:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , |

Beginning on December 17, take the O Antiphon Bauble for that day and place it in the sacred space. Download Template Light a candle & make the Sign of the Cross. Leader: Lord Jesus, help us to prepare our hearts for your coming. You are our heavenly Father’s best gift to us. Fill us with

O Antiphon Cards

By |2017-09-07T04:20:25+10:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Activities, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , |

For the seven days just before Christmas the Divine Office (daily prayer book of the Church) resounds with joyful praise known as the ‘O’ Antiphons. For those of us who somehow manage to get almost to the end of Advent without having done any of the spiritual preparation we had planned - here’s a way

O Antiphon Baubles

By |2017-09-07T04:19:40+10:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Craft|Tags: , , , , , , |

The O Antiphons are prayed in the week before Christmas. Cut out the pre-printed baubles or use the blackline templates to design your own. Materials: O Antiphon Bauble template (download below) Colouring pencils, pens, glitter, sequins etc. String or ribbon for hanging Hole punch Scissors Print out the template and decorate the baubles, cut them out, punch