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;

The Intentional Family

By |2017-09-07T02:50:22+10:00December 26th, 2014|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Plan your family fun these holidays... Creating Memories Think back to a favourite Christmas holiday memory. Was it one of those simple, spontaneous moments, or was there some planning involved? Usually there is at least some forethought whether to plan a trip away, or simply spend a day at the beach, and for every child’s

Guadalupe Colour-in

By |2017-09-06T06:18:20+10:00March 29th, 2013|Categories: Craft, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We've put together a simple colour-in page to engage kids of all ages (and adults too!) in the story and symbolism in the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Check out these posts for the story of the image and the intricate symbolism. Download Here   This activity featured in the December 2012 edition of

Guadalupe Novena

By |2018-05-04T05:34:14+10:00March 22nd, 2013|Categories: Mary & the Saints, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 A Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe by Blessed Pope John Paul the Great A novena is a prayer repeated every day for nine days. It is a powerful prayer of praise and petition which makes it a perfect prayer for Advent. This prayer by Bl. Pope John Paul the Great was written for his

Being Prolife

By |2017-09-06T06:13:58+10:00March 20th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Stories of Life “Four weeks into marriage we found out Liesel was pregnant with our first child. I can still remember having that “Oh Crap” feeling & sitting down at the table in our little house thinking “I’m not sure if I am ready for this”, even though I was 30, I still wanted to

Mother of Life

By |2017-09-06T06:13:00+10:00March 16th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When an insignificant, barren hill in Mexico becomes the destination for 13 million pilgrims a year, something’s going on... December 12 is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is one of the most significant Marian apparitions in the Church’s history and some 13 million people make a pilgrimage to the Basilica in Mexico

The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe

By |2017-09-06T05:38:52+10:00November 30th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In 1519, the Spaniard Hernan Cortes arrived in Aztec Mexico with his small band of soldiers. By 1521, Cortes and his local allies had defeated the Aztec Empire and added the Yucatan Peninsular to the colony of New Spain. In 1524, twelve Franciscans arrived in the new territory to begin evangelising the native peoples. They

Our Lady of Guadalupe

By |2018-01-03T03:01:10+10:00November 30th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Carl Anderson underscores the incredible complexity of the Image. Every detail about the image had a meaning for the indigenous people, The image itself was a pictographic codex, a method traditionally used to record and transmit religious and cultural practices before the arrival of the Spanish. Here are some of the key elements. The colour