Motherhood: Living God’s Gift

By |2017-09-07T04:12:27+10:00May 12th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , |

May is the month of  Mary and also celebrates Mother's Day. In this edition we give tribute to mothers - both heavenly and earth-bound ones. I remember the time my class teacher, Mrs Gardner, had each of us write down what we wanted to be when we grew up. She pinned our responses up on

Happy Birthday!

By |2018-05-04T00:53:22+10:00May 22nd, 2013|Categories: Articles, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You will receive power... The scene: Jesus has been crucified and his body mysteriously goes missing from the tomb. Followers report encounters with the risen Jesus but it’s now ten days since the last one. On that occasion, the disciples saw Jesus ascend into heaven after instructing them to wait in Jerusalem where they would

Gingerbread Nativity

By |2017-09-06T06:36:14+10:00May 22nd, 2013|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Give the Christmas tradition of a gingerbread house a more spiritual twist by making a ginger bread nativity instead! We've put together some instructions for a 'basic model' that any one can do. However you can design and plan your gingerbread nativity to be as elaborate as you like! Download the handout, or print this

Mother’s Day Prayer Card

By |2018-05-03T02:32:33+10:00May 1st, 2013|Categories: Craft, Ordinary Time, Womanhood|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The perfect card for Mother's Day that honours both our physical and spiritual mothers. It is a simple black and white template for the kids to decorate and has room for a personal message as well. Download and print the template, colour and decorate, trim the excess and fold it! You can write your message

Catholic FAQs

By |2018-09-28T10:13:34+10:00April 1st, 2013|Categories: Articles, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

How well do you know Catholicism? Could you answer some of the most common questions about our faith? Have a go! 1. Why do Catholics Worship Mary? A short answer: We don’t. We honour Mary as the Mother of God, the first disciple and our most powerful intercessor, but we worship God alone. For more,

Guadalupe Colour-in

By |2017-09-06T06:18:20+10:00March 29th, 2013|Categories: Craft, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We've put together a simple colour-in page to engage kids of all ages (and adults too!) in the story and symbolism in the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Check out these posts for the story of the image and the intricate symbolism. Download Here   This activity featured in the December 2012 edition of

Guadalupe Novena

By |2018-05-04T05:34:14+10:00March 22nd, 2013|Categories: Mary & the Saints, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 A Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe by Blessed Pope John Paul the Great A novena is a prayer repeated every day for nine days. It is a powerful prayer of praise and petition which makes it a perfect prayer for Advent. This prayer by Bl. Pope John Paul the Great was written for his

Being Prolife

By |2017-09-06T06:13:58+10:00March 20th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Stories of Life “Four weeks into marriage we found out Liesel was pregnant with our first child. I can still remember having that “Oh Crap” feeling & sitting down at the table in our little house thinking “I’m not sure if I am ready for this”, even though I was 30, I still wanted to