2015 May-June

By |2017-09-07T04:13:28+10:00May 26th, 2015|Categories: E-Magazines, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Welcome to our exciting two part series! We begin this month with Raising Catholics: Taking Kids to Mass and will follow it up with Raising Catholics: Faith at Home. Taking kids to Mass is fraught with emotion and frustration. Parents are conflicted, sleep-deprived, busy and stressed and so are highly reactive and sensitive to perceived

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

Stations of Glory

By |2020-03-31T11:01:23+10:00April 8th, 2015|Categories: Lent & Easter, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Easter is not just a weekend, it’s a whole season! It begins on Easter Sunday and runs through to Pentecost, seven weeks in duration. The colour gold or white is used during this time to signify the glory of the Lord and our joy in the resurrection. It is a time when we, as a

Easter Rituals

By |2017-09-07T04:03:36+10:00March 27th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Without a doubt, Holy Week is the busiest week in the Church calendar! With so many important events, it is difficult for parishes to provide family-friendly services, especially when the themes are so sophisticated. Yet Holy Week is a wonderful time to help children enter more deeply into the mysteries of our faith through home based rituals. Here’s a few

Holy Week Explained

By |2017-09-07T04:02:52+10:00March 25th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s a wonderful season packed to the brim with meaningful ceremonies that bring us to reflect on the mystery of God’s love. Yet we truck from ceremony to ceremony to family lunches and then wrangle over-sugared and overtired children into bed with an exhausted sigh of relief… Is it any wonder that the reverence and wonder of the week

2015 March

By |2017-09-07T03:48:31+10:00February 26th, 2015|Categories: E-Magazines, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mum Likes ME Best! In this issue we have called in one of our parenting experts Dr Gregory Popcak to share some of his insights into the frustrating phenomenon of sibling rivalry and some simple ideas to help your family become a more peaceful, respectful and more harmonious. Let us know what you think in the

2015 February

By |2017-09-07T03:00:05+10:00January 22nd, 2015|Categories: E-Magazines, Sacrament Essentials|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

From the Editor As we move towards Lent, we turn our thoughts towards spiritual rejuvenation and toning. Just as an athlete prepares for weeks (or even months) for a major event, so do Catholics spend weeks preparing for Easter. And like an athlete, the better our preparation, the better our performance at the main event!

Examination of Conscience

By |2017-09-07T02:58:56+10:00January 21st, 2015|Categories: Rituals & Prayer, Sacrament Essentials|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Preparing for Reconciliation is a must. A simple five minutes to slow down and reflect is all you need to make this sacrament meaningful and significant. One of the most useful tools to help you prepare is an Examination of Conscience. Catholics are encouraged to examine their conscience everyday and offer a prayer of sorrow. Having

Grateful

By |2017-09-07T02:49:36+10:00December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

“It was a typical school yard conversation. A bunch of mothers were talking about the various challenges their kids were facing - the usual stuff. “You just want them to be happy, you know” was the concluding statement.” - Barbara Thriving Kids We all know that when kids are happy, they tend to thrive at

Days of Gratitude

By |2020-02-05T13:03:53+10:00December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Ordinary Time, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here at CathFamily, we're a little bit into Gratitude at the moment! Consciously cultivating gratitude in your life can alter the way you see the world... for the better. Seeing the goodness in everything and everyone and making an effort to acknowledge it dramatically shifts the way we see our own life, the people in