Mother’s Day Photo Bouquet

By |2017-09-07T04:34:53+10:00April 6th, 2016|Categories: Craft, Ordinary Time, Womanhood|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Give mum a bouquet of flowers that will last all year and remind her of you. Materials: Cardboard in various colours Chenille pipe cleaners Photographs of children Glue, scissors Ribbon Method: Draw or trace the petal templates onto cardboard. Decorate with markers or patterned paper if desired. Position your photographs in the hole – trim

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

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

A Mother’s Heart

By |2017-09-06T05:24:07+10:00August 25th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For more than forty years I have been honouring my mother on Mothers’ Day, yet it has never really occurred to me to honour the woman who is both perfect mother and heavenly mother: Mary. She truly is ‘blest among women’ for she surpasses all the wonderful and loving contributions made to my life by

Mother’s Day Treats

By |2017-09-06T05:05:25+10:00August 7th, 2012|Categories: Ordinary Time, Recipes, Womanhood|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Lemonade Scones Ingredients 300ml cream 2 ½  cups of self-raising flour (plain flour + X teas baking powder), sifted Pinch of salt ½ -1 cup lemonade Milk for brushing tops Decoration (optional), small heart cookie cutter. Jam and whipped cream to serve Method Preheat oven to 220C. Place baking paper on a baking tray. Place

Cups of Love Recipe

By |2017-09-06T05:04:20+10:00August 7th, 2012|Categories: Ordinary Time, Recipes, Womanhood|Tags: , , , , , , |

Your mum deserves more than breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day. Try this simple recipe – served in a tea cup! Egg in a Cup Ingredients Stoneware tea cups 4 eggs 1/4 cup milk salt & pepper buttered toast (if desired) Method Combine the eggs, salt & pepper and milk in a bowl and whisk

Saints for Mothers

By |2017-09-06T05:04:42+10:00August 7th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

St Gerard Majella | Feast day: October 16 | Patron of expectant mothers | 1755 AD Born at Muro, Italy, in 1726, St Gerard joined the Redemptorists as a lay brother at age 23. Displaying an extraordinary wisdom and gift for reading consciences, he was permitted to counsel communities of religious women. His patronage of

Mother’s Prayers.org

By |2017-09-06T05:02:24+10:00August 7th, 2012|Categories: Ordinary Time, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , |

Motherhood is a special grace and unique challenge. For so many mothers, the helplessness of seeing their children struggle or make bad choices is a heart wrenching and longstanding grief. Separation, sickness, crime, addictions, abuse – a mother’s heart feels the pain of her children as if it were her own. When two English grandmothers,