Waste Not Stale Bread

By |2017-09-07T03:47:32+10:00February 25th, 2015|Categories: Lent & Easter, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the ways we can heighten our appreciation of the food God gives us is to avoid wastage. Here’s an Tuscan favourite for using up stale bread. Panzanella Ingredients: 2/3 loaf of day-old bread (Sourdough works best. More than one type is fine too. Just don't use regular sliced bread) 500 g of mixed

Feasting and Fasting in Marriage

By |2017-09-07T03:47:39+10:00February 18th, 2015|Categories: Lent & Easter, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In marriage the fasting and feasting cycle is evident in the use of natural fertility methods which are the methods of family planning approved by the Catholic Church*. A couple’s marriage is nourished and strengthened when they make love. It is also strengthened by times of abstinence; these times may result from various factors including

Fasting Before Feasting

By |2020-02-21T08:52:15+10:00February 16th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , |

This year, consider fasting not only as a Lenten discipline in preparation for the feast of Easter, but as a time-honoured means of growing closer to God and neighbour... writes Marilyn Rodrigues Are you doing any fasting this Lent? A good friend of mine who is Coptic orthodox is undergoing his annual great Lenten fast

Ash Wednesday Prayer

By |2017-09-07T03:04:51+10:00February 10th, 2015|Categories: Lent & Easter, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, a day on which Catholics traditionally resist eating between meals (fasting) and avoid eating meat (abstaining). Many Catholics also attend Mass or have special prayer liturgies. Lent is a forty day period preparation for Easter. It reminds us of the forty-days that Jesus spent in the wilderness before he took

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

Catholic to the Max

By |2017-09-07T02:53:12+10:00January 14th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Despite GFC‚Äôs, most of us still live pretty comfortable lives‚Ķ How much does God feature in yours? Are you ‚ÄėCatholic lite‚Äô or ‚ÄėCatholic to the Max‚Äô? A Story: It was our habit to complain about the singing and the liturgy as we drove home from Mass ‚Äď we loved the Mass and were frustrated by