Table Talk

By |2019-01-21T16:00:23+10:00April 26th, 2013|Categories: Craft, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In our culture of busyness, family meals are often a casualty. And with loss of these traditions, we also lose connection and important relationship time. The benefits of family meals are not just due to the superior nutritional intake, which does tend to deteriorate in the ‘eat on the run’ alternative. The social interaction that occurs around the family

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

Twelve Days of Christmas

By |2018-12-17T14:38:18+10:00March 26th, 2013|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Christmas is a season not a day. Here are some ideas to make the Christmas spirit last... Beginning on Christmas day and ending on the Feast of the Epiphany (6th January) Christmastide is an ancient tradition, marking celebrations for twelve days. In the Middle Ages, it was a time of continuous feasting and revelry. It

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

Gingerbread Jesse Tree Cookies

By |2017-10-25T04:51:24+10:00March 15th, 2013|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Make your family Jesse Tree even more appetising by creating edible ornaments! This is great fun for kids and is also perfect for morning teas after Mass on Sundays during Advent or as a special Christmas gift. Materials: A favourite gingerbread recipe, or try this one we found from taste.com Royal Icing. If you have never made this before, check out

The Jesse Tree

By |2017-09-06T06:09:11+10:00March 12th, 2013|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Get into the spirit of Advent with your family with this guide to Jesus’ Family Tree. Contemplating God’s Family & Ours Children learn about love from being loved, and for most of us that love comes from our families. We develop our sense of identity, purpose, security and belonging largely from our families. It’s no different

Hello? Is anybody there?

By |2017-09-06T06:03:54+10:00March 7th, 2013|Categories: Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever had that experience with your spouse when he or she seems so distracted that you wonder if they are having an out-of-body episode? You suddenly realise that everything you’ve just said has simply floated off into the ether and not a word made an impact. Most times, we find this amusing –

Matrimonied Couples

By |2017-09-06T06:02:48+10:00March 6th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you simply married or are you ‘Matrimonied’? People often point out that Catholics divorce at the same rate as the rest of the population. To the outside observer most Catholic couples look and behave the same as any other couple; by and large we live our marriages according to secular standards and goals. So

Talking about Sex

By |2017-09-06T06:02:29+10:00March 1st, 2013|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Katrina wasn’t looking forward to the parent puberty information night hosted by the school. She had been fondled by a stranger when she was twelve and somehow that made everything to do with sex feel dirty."  "Matt was only seven when the neighour’s boys showed him some centrefolds. Fortunately, his dad was able to talk

Changes

By |2017-09-06T06:00:49+10:00February 27th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Isn’t it funny the way children have the uncanny ability to ask those awkward questions at the most inconvenient times? More than just Biology A sound formation in sexuality is a critical aspect of raising our children to adulthood and setting them up for success in their own relationships. Yet for many of us, the