Prayer for Unity

By |2018-11-08T15:07:50+10:00February 26th, 2013|Categories: Ordinary Time, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sometimes, the best thing we can do is pray about something! Make this simple prayer ritual a regular part of your family's prayer life, and we can promise you, it will work wonders to increase the unity and peace in your family and in the wider community. [Make the Sign of the Cross] Reader 1|Corinthians

Family Rituals

By |2017-09-06T05:25:28+10:00August 28th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Rituals are tremendously important in family life. Many of our fondest memories of our childhood relate to family rituals, like long Christmas lunches, Sunday walks on the beach, buying ice-creams after Mass, praying the Rosary or reading bedtime stories together. Rituals nurture the emotional and spiritual health of the family. They promote belonging and intimacy

Your Home: A Living Church

By |2017-09-06T03:14:29+10:00June 18th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Domestic Church The home is the place where we learn to love. It is in our homes that our children are first introduced to love; in our homes where husbands and wives most profoundly model sacramental love; in our homes where we learn and practice forgiveness, compassion, encouragement, humility, trust. We cannot know God without knowing what it is to be loved.

Family Vocations

By |2017-09-06T03:11:16+10:00June 18th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York recently noted the link between marriage and vocations to the priesthood and religious life: “We have a vocation crisis to life-long, life-giving, loving, faithful marriage. If we take care of that one, we’ll have all the priests and nuns we need for the church.” In this Year of the Priest, it’s a clarion call to