How do you do it? Family Prayer

By |2015-07-13T23:18:07+10:00June 19th, 2015|Categories: Ordinary Time, Surveys & Feedback|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Dear Friends, We are looking to write an article that explores parent's experiences of establishing and maintaining family prayers and faith rituals. We'd like to know what kind of things that Catholic families do to make their faith a part of every day life. We've all had successes and failures in this department and we'd love

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

Seasons of Grace

By |2017-09-07T03:03:32+10:00February 1st, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Among the Seasons of the Church, the great season of Lent calls us to the grace of perseverance. Modern family life is busy. The constant stream of events and activities shuttling kids around, work, parish or community commitments… It’s a constant drone that makes it difficult to maintain our focus on the things that really matter. Our Church calendar is a great

Prayer on the Run

By |2017-09-07T02:55:21+10:00January 20th, 2015|Categories: Parenting, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Let’s face it; modern parenting is a vast juggling act. Between school, sports, music, coaching, medical appointments and homework it’s common to feel overwhelmed. Add to the mix for Christian parents, the responsibility to also nurture their child’s spiritual and religious formation, and we’ve got a whole cohort of stressed out, frazzled, and probably grumpy, parents. In Familiaris Consortio,

Children’s Station of the Cross

By |2019-03-18T08:45:04+10:00April 1st, 2014|Categories: Lent & Easter, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Based on a version of the Via Crucis used by Pope John Paul II at the Colosseum in Rome, this worksheet can be used to engage children in the Passion story. Working through each station, allow time for the children to reflect on each state of the story and complete the activity. Say the prayer together before moving to the

Family Stations of the Cross

By |2018-02-09T00:00:42+10:00April 1st, 2014|Categories: Lent & Easter, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Children love candles! Use this simple prayer format to engage the family in the Passion of Jesus. Beginning with 12 lit candles, read each station and extinguish a candle until all is dark. Materials 12 lit candles (white or red) Red cloth or plate Handout Small torch for reading Optional: Candle snuffer Optional: Taize music Download

Majesty Liturgy

By |2017-09-06T04:30:23+10:00July 9th, 2012|Categories: Rituals & Prayer, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This is a very simple, but powerful reflection. Using the music to set the tone and pace, reverently ‘construct’ a throne. Then together say the Litany of Praise. Music: Select a suitable hymn or song with a kingly theme. Download the music/lyrics from the web. Eg. “Majesty, Worship his Majesty”: here Materials: Arm chair Robe