WOJ The Ascension of the Lord – Year C

By |2019-05-24T14:48:49+10:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Lent & Easter, Memes, Words of Jesus|Tags: , , , , |

"I am sending down to you what the Father has promised. Stay then, until you are clothed with the power from on high" (Jesus, Luke 24:49) Photo by Will van Wingerden 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

2016 April | Joy

By |2017-09-07T04:34:13+10:00March 22nd, 2016|Categories: E-Magazines, Lifestyle, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pope Francis is big on joy. Not only is he always smiling and delighting in the people he meets, many of his writings express the joy he has in his faith. His first two (not counting the one he finished for Pope Benedict), The Joy of the Gospel and Praised Be!, are firmly planted in

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

Embracing Divine Mercy Everyday

By |2017-09-07T04:07:47+10:00April 11th, 2015|Categories: Rituals & Prayer, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Why not try some of these simple things with your family to introduce them to Divine Mercy? For more on the history and the story behind Divine Mercy, check out this article. Embracing Divine Mercy Make some Chaplet beads. Using cord of your choice, knot it with a single knot at one end, followed by

Family Flick Pick: Lent & Easter

By |2019-03-11T10:29:44+10:00April 10th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pop some popcorn and get comfy with these Lent & Easter themed family-friendly short list that CathFamily has compiled. The Passion of Christ. This Mel Gibson epic is certainly NOT suitable for young children or older children who have sensitive dispositions. However it is the most realistic film adaptation of the Passion story and it

Divine Mercy Sunday

By |2017-09-07T04:05:34+10:00April 10th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In the Jubilee Year, Pope John Paul II established the Second Sunday of Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday. Popularised by twentieth century Polish nun, St Faustina, devotion to the Divine Mercy is gaining momentum. In a world where so many struggle to live faithful lives, the promises of Divine Mercy are truly a beacon of hope. Officially established as

Stations of Glory

By |2018-01-25T04:50:50+10:00April 8th, 2015|Categories: Lent & Easter, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Easter is not just a weekend, it’s a whole season! It begins on Easter Sunday and runs through to Pentecost, seven weeks in duration. The colour gold or white is used during this time to signify the glory of the Lord and our joy in the resurrection. It is a time when we, as a

Easter Rituals

By |2017-09-07T04:03:36+10:00March 27th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Without a doubt, Holy Week is the busiest week in the Church calendar! With so many important events, it is difficult for parishes to provide family-friendly services, especially when the themes are so sophisticated. Yet Holy Week is a wonderful time to help children enter more deeply into the mysteries of our faith through home based rituals. Here’s a few

Holy Week Explained

By |2017-09-07T04:02:52+10:00March 25th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s a wonderful season packed to the brim with meaningful ceremonies that bring us to reflect on the mystery of God’s love. Yet we truck from ceremony to ceremony to family lunches and then wrangle over-sugared and overtired children into bed with an exhausted sigh of relief… Is it any wonder that the reverence and wonder of the week

2015 April

By |2017-04-06T03:04:59+10:00March 24th, 2015|Categories: E-Magazines, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This month we have updated our Holy Week Special. We go through each of the most important days from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday and break it down with simple themes, fun activities and prayerful rituals that will make for special and unique family memories. Let us know what you think! Is this helpful for