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

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

Salt Dough Cross

By |2017-09-07T04:49:14+10:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: Activities, Craft, Lifestyle, Parenting|Tags: , , , , |

Kids young and old will love to make and decorate these crosses! They can be hung up or placed in your prayer space on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross or Good Friday. The beads can be substituted with whatever will withstand being baked in the oven, such as shells or small

Joy-raising Cupcake Toppers

By |2017-09-07T04:38:30+10:00May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Craft, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Use these cute and happy little cupcake toppers to spread some words of wisdom the next time you bake cupcakes for a gift or fundraising stall! Use our decorated toppers or colour in the plain ones. Materials: Joy-raising Cupcake Toppers template Colouring materials - pencils, textas, crayons etc. Toothpicks Glue stick Scissors Download Template Here

Mother’s Day Photo Bouquet

By |2017-09-07T04:34:53+10:00April 6th, 2016|Categories: Craft, Ordinary Time, Womanhood|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Give mum a bouquet of flowers that will last all year and remind her of you. Materials: Cardboard in various colours Chenille pipe cleaners Photographs of children Glue, scissors Ribbon Method: Draw or trace the petal templates onto cardboard. Decorate with markers or patterned paper if desired. Position your photographs in the hole – trim

7 Ways to Enjoy Easter Eggs

By |2017-09-07T04:33:37+10:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Craft, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Easter eggs have a long and rich history that goes back well before the invention of chocolate. Eggs have long been associated with new life, fertility and rebirth with evidence of egg decorating dating back some 60,000 years. As early as the 4th and 5th centuries AD, there is evidence that it was common for

2016 March | Simplify

By |2017-03-16T00:31:43+10:00February 29th, 2016|Categories: E-Magazines|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lent is the perfect time to prune whatever distracts us from the enjoyment of God’s presence and peace. Many self-help experts preach decluttering and simplifying in order to create a calmer and more focused mind. For Catholics, neat cupboards alone won’t really cut it in the spiritual life, but Jesus did ask us to live

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

Christmas Card-o-Envelope

By |2017-09-07T02:24:55+10:00December 19th, 2014|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Craft|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Want something a bit different to the usual mass-produced greeting cards? Try our environmentally-friendly Christmas card-o-envelope for a nifty way to make a card and envelope from one piece of A4 paper. We have 2 versions, one colour and one black and white that the kids can colour-in! It's as simple as downloading the template