Tips to Celebrate Halloween

By |2018-04-09T00:05:42+10:00October 13th, 2017|Categories: Articles, October|Tags: , , |

Many families have their doubts about celebrating Halloween. For some, the practice of trick-or-treating is seen as yet another invasion by American culture. For others, the association with pagan ritual is viewed as inappropriate and even dangerous for children. In fact, Halloween has deep Christian roots, dating back to the eighth century, when Pope Gregory

Night of Light

By |2017-09-06T06:08:23+10:00March 11th, 2013|Categories: Craft, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Do your own little bit of evangelisation this Halloween and avoid some of the unhealthy, tooth-rotting candy. Why not hand out these little scripture cards with a glow stick or savory snack? The free template comes with four different scripture passages about light. Print it onto think card stock and cut around the dotted lines.

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