Epiphany Prayer Service

By |2018-12-17T08:37:33+10:00November 29th, 2016|Categories: Activities, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A short and sweet prayer service that introduces children to the meaning of the wise men’s visit to Jesus. Materials Epiphany gift box and gifts (download instructions below) Candle CathFamily Epiphany Prayer Cards (download below) Instructions Light the candle and make the Sign of the Cross Read: The story of the wise men in Matthew

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

Couple’s Corner September

By |2017-09-06T05:16:01+10:00August 14th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Marriage, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

How Mums can Draw Forth the Best from Dad Despite that fact that nagging is totally ineffective in motivating the men in our lives to do want we want, we women are sometimes slow learners! Instead of trying a different strategy, what do we do? We nag harder, louder and more shrilly. And when this

The Daddy Difference

By |2017-09-06T05:15:27+10:00August 14th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Studies have highlighted the impact of fathers as distinct to that of mothers on children’s development. By Marilyn Rodriguez A person is singing in my dream, very loudly, and doesn't stop. Then I realise it isn't singing, it’s one of my children calling out in the night. I untangle myself from bed and stagger, half

Mini Footy and Hole-in-one Savoury Bites

By |2017-09-06T04:24:49+10:00July 9th, 2012|Categories: Ordinary Time, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In this recipe, the humble sausage roll has been transformed into themed food to give Dad a tasty treat! Featured in the September 2011 edition of CathFamily E-Magazine. Ingredients: 500g thin sausages 1 egg 2-3 ready-made puff pastry sheet. Tooth picks or small skewers Sticky labels Method: Preheat oven to 180 Celsius/375 Fahrenheit. Lie a

Father of the Year

By |2017-09-06T04:24:35+10:00July 9th, 2012|Categories: Craft, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , |

This Father's Day, give your Dad something extra special. Featured in the September 2011 edition of the CathFamily E-Magazine Business Card Mini Photo Album Materials: Three business cards (they could be your Dad’s, or get a card that is blank on the reverse side.) A4 heavy weight paper (eg 120gsm) Scissors Pens, markers, photos Glue