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

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

St Mary MacKillop Drama

By |2018-08-06T13:40:36+10:00April 25th, 2013|Categories: Craft, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Get to know this awesome saint with this drama about her life! It can be done with one child or ten making it perfect for classrooms and big groups. The script and instructions to make your own Brown Joey Habit are all included in the free PDF download. Download Script Here Enjoy and tell how the

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

Couple’s Corner: November 2011

By |2017-09-06T05:37:08+10:00December 2nd, 2012|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Who is King in our Marriage? God calls couples to place Jesus at the centre of our marriage – to let him reign over our decisions and our relationship. In St Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, he says: Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ (Eph 5:21, NRSV). It’s the language of

Christ the King!

By |2017-09-06T05:32:54+10:00November 30th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Despite the machinations of those who had rejected Christ’s peace, Christ’s reign is complete and eternal... writes Marilyn Rodrigues In 1925 the world was lurching from one major crisis to another, rocked by waves of political, social and economic disorder. Mussolini dismantled the Italian government and took control of the country. Hitler published Mein Kampf

Reclaiming Halloween

By |2017-09-06T05:24:52+10:00August 26th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Like it or loath it, there’s no escaping the marketing presence of Halloween.  Parents are wise to approach this festival with caution.  The practice of trick-or-treating can lead children into a mind-set of greed and an expectation of free handouts. Further, the association of Halloween with pagan ritual can feed an unhealthy fascination with the

Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

By |2017-09-06T05:12:40+10:00August 7th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A look at scripture and tradition can take us back to the feast of the sacred heart of Jesus and give our devotion new life. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is not nearly as popular today as a couple of generations ago, when almost every Catholic at least knew about the nine first