2015 July

By |2017-09-07T04:16:36+10:00June 30th, 2015|Categories: E-Magazines, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

During the writing of this month’s CathFamily, Pope Francis’ much anticipated encyclical Laudato Si was released. The Pope issues us with a challenge: to answer the call to be more attuned to the natural world. For many of us, this means challenging the consumer lifestyle which leads to more clutter and more stress. Our featured

2015 May-June

By |2017-09-07T04:13:28+10:00May 26th, 2015|Categories: E-Magazines, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Welcome to our exciting two part series! We begin this month with Raising Catholics: Taking Kids to Mass and will follow it up with Raising Catholics: Faith at Home. Taking kids to Mass is fraught with emotion and frustration. Parents are conflicted, sleep-deprived, busy and stressed and so are highly reactive and sensitive to perceived

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

Family Flick Pick: Lent & Easter

By |2019-03-11T10:29:44+10:00April 10th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pop some popcorn and get comfy with these Lent & Easter themed family-friendly short list that CathFamily has compiled. The Passion of Christ. This Mel Gibson epic is certainly NOT suitable for young children or older children who have sensitive dispositions. However it is the most realistic film adaptation of the Passion story and it

Easter Rituals

By |2017-09-07T04:03:36+10:00March 27th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Without a doubt, Holy Week is the busiest week in the Church calendar! With so many important events, it is difficult for parishes to provide family-friendly services, especially when the themes are so sophisticated. Yet Holy Week is a wonderful time to help children enter more deeply into the mysteries of our faith through home based rituals. Here’s a few

2015 March

By |2017-09-07T03:48:31+10:00February 26th, 2015|Categories: E-Magazines, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mum Likes ME Best! In this issue we have called in one of our parenting experts Dr Gregory Popcak to share some of his insights into the frustrating phenomenon of sibling rivalry and some simple ideas to help your family become a more peaceful, respectful and more harmonious. Let us know what you think in the

2015 February

By |2017-09-07T03:00:05+10:00January 22nd, 2015|Categories: E-Magazines, Sacrament Essentials|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

From the Editor As we move towards Lent, we turn our thoughts towards spiritual rejuvenation and toning. Just as an athlete prepares for weeks (or even months) for a major event, so do Catholics spend weeks preparing for Easter. And like an athlete, the better our preparation, the better our performance at the main event!

Prayer on the Run

By |2017-09-07T02:55:21+10:00January 20th, 2015|Categories: Parenting, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Let’s face it; modern parenting is a vast juggling act. Between school, sports, music, coaching, medical appointments and homework it’s common to feel overwhelmed. Add to the mix for Christian parents, the responsibility to also nurture their child’s spiritual and religious formation, and we’ve got a whole cohort of stressed out, frazzled, and probably grumpy, parents. In Familiaris Consortio,

Grateful

By |2017-09-07T02:49:36+10:00December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

“It was a typical school yard conversation. A bunch of mothers were talking about the various challenges their kids were facing - the usual stuff. “You just want them to be happy, you know” was the concluding statement.” - Barbara Thriving Kids We all know that when kids are happy, they tend to thrive at