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

How do you do it? Surviving Mass with Kids

By |2015-06-19T05:25:22+10:00April 14th, 2015|Categories: Ordinary Time, Surveys & Feedback|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dear Friends, We are looking to write an article that explores the experiences of parents with Kids at Mass. We've all had good and bad experiences - we'd love to hear yours and the lessons you've learned. Sometimes, we all need a little inspiration from people who have been there. We need the data quite

Catholic to the Max

By |2017-09-07T02:53:12+10:00January 14th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Despite GFC’s, most of us still live pretty comfortable lives… How much does God feature in yours? Are you ‘Catholic lite’ or ‘Catholic to the Max’? A Story: It was our habit to complain about the singing and the liturgy as we drove home from Mass – we loved the Mass and were frustrated by

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

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

Pray for the Synod on the Family

By |2017-09-07T02:02:20+10:00September 24th, 2014|Categories: Ordinary Time, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pope Francis has called all people to pray for him and the upcoming Synod on the Family. This will be a comprehensive review of the challenges facing marriage and family life across the world. The Synod starts on the 5th of October and ends on the 19th. Join us at CathFamily in praying for Pope

2014 September

By |2017-09-07T02:00:42+10:00September 1st, 2014|Categories: E-Magazines, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

From the Editor Hello and thank you for joining us once again! This September is our annual focus on Fathers as we celebrate (in Australia anyway) Father’s Day on the 7th of September. This month we are delighted to feature Warwick and Alison Marsh of the Fatherhood Foundation. They have been working with fathers and

Growing in Love

By |2017-09-07T01:52:41+10:00June 5th, 2014|Categories: Marriage, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , |

The popularity of St Valentine’s Day grew out of the joy of celebrating romantic married love. The celebration also encourages us to renew and develop that love. God is love and this year we focus on one particular aspect of deepening the love of a couple, whether they are engaged or married – that is,

Couple Play

By |2017-09-07T01:14:37+10:00February 27th, 2014|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , |

Play is not only important for children, it’s important for adults and for couples as well. It helps us to develop vital virtues in our relationship: curiosity, humour, tolerance and resilience. Curiosity is a vital ingredient in keeping our love fresh, vibrant and open to growth. Couples who let themselves believe that they already know