2014 October

By |2017-09-07T02:05:43+10:00October 1st, 2014|Categories: E-Magazines, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A Conversation about... Housework Featuring: Bernard Toutounji, Marilyn Rodrigues and the Housework survey results! If you'd like to print this eMagazine, simply enter full screen mode, click on the 'Share' button and select the 'Download' option from the drop-down menu. It will download a PDF for offline viewing and printing. HOW DOES YOUR FAMILY DO

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.

Light it up!

By |2017-09-06T06:07:07+10:00March 8th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The kids in our street love Halloween, but we don’t really go for the ghoulish costumes and greedy demands for sweets. It is however quite a community event – the only time of the year when we get to meet many of our neighbours. If your children are participating, take care to avoid the pagan

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 –

Couple’s Corner: October 2011

By |2017-09-06T05:29:42+10:00September 18th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Rosary as Awesome Couple Prayer Many couples pray the Rosary regularly; they find the simple rhythm and set format an easy way to reconnect with the heart of their spouse, a love founded in Christ. It is also a prayer for spouses under stress. When tempers flare, or wounds are deep, the Rosary powerfully

The Rosary

By |2017-09-06T05:29:31+10:00September 18th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A Calling Card for Heaven Does your family pray the rosary? Would you like to begin it as a family tradition but it’s just too hard to manage? By Marilyn Rodrigues Toddlers with their short attention spans, older children and spouses all with their own schedules can certainly test a commitment to any kind of

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

Saintly Trifecta

By |2017-09-06T04:31:04+10:00July 10th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

At the end of October begins three days of saintly celebrations. Here are some tips to make the most of them. Oct 31: Halloween – Night of Light Halloween has become increasingly popular outside its traditional American home, including here in Australia. Unfortunately, it’s largely a movement of the consumer markets to sell grotesque costumes,

Rosary Fruit Skewers Recipe

By |2017-09-06T04:29:02+10:00July 9th, 2012|Categories: Activities, Mary & the Saints, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Give traditional fruit skewers a ‘holy’ twist! Praying is not compulsory whilst eating but certainly recommended! Ingredients for 10: Half a Watermelon 2 Bananas 30 Seedless grapes 10 Large Strawberries 10 Bamboo skewers Method: Cut a 2 cm (3/4”) slab of watermelon. Remove the skin and cut into 5cmx5cm squares. Trim small squares from the