Joy-raising Cupcake Toppers

By |2017-09-07T04:38:30+10:00May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Craft, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Use these cute and happy little cupcake toppers to spread some words of wisdom the next time you bake cupcakes for a gift or fundraising stall! Use our decorated toppers or colour in the plain ones. Materials: Joy-raising Cupcake Toppers template Colouring materials - pencils, textas, crayons etc. Toothpicks Glue stick Scissors Download Template Here

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

O Antiphon Cards

By |2017-09-07T04:20:25+10:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Activities, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , |

For the seven days just before Christmas the Divine Office (daily prayer book of the Church) resounds with joyful praise known as the ‘O’ Antiphons. For those of us who somehow manage to get almost to the end of Advent without having done any of the spiritual preparation we had planned - here’s a way

Praise Flags

By |2020-03-31T10:54:08+10:00February 14th, 2015|Categories: Craft, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It is good to praise God! When we praise someone, we reflect back to them their own goodness to them and we also can be aware for how their goodness inspires and sustains us. This is why human beings praise God, he does not need to be reminded of his goodness, but we need the reminder of how

Examination of Conscience

By |2017-09-07T02:58:56+10:00January 21st, 2015|Categories: Rituals & Prayer, Sacrament Essentials|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Preparing for Reconciliation is a must. A simple five minutes to slow down and reflect is all you need to make this sacrament meaningful and significant. One of the most useful tools to help you prepare is an Examination of Conscience. Catholics are encouraged to examine their conscience everyday and offer a prayer of sorrow. Having

First Reconciliation Cards

By |2017-09-07T02:56:42+10:00January 21st, 2015|Categories: Craft, Sacrament Essentials|Tags: , , , , , , |

Invite family and friends to pray for your child as they prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Don’t forget your child’s Godparents! We have four different designs to choose from and they are all A6 sized. For the best results, print them on some thin cardstock and compose a little prayer with your family to

Act of Contrition Cards

By |2017-09-07T02:56:06+10:00January 21st, 2015|Categories: Rituals & Prayer, Sacrament Essentials|Tags: , , , , , |

A business card-sized Act of Contrition to keep handy in your wallet or purse. An essential item if you're not too good at remembering these things by heart! Prints about eight to one A4 page. Act of Contrition O my God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do

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

Christmas Card-o-Envelope

By |2017-09-07T02:24:55+10:00December 19th, 2014|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Craft|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Want something a bit different to the usual mass-produced greeting cards? Try our environmentally-friendly Christmas card-o-envelope for a nifty way to make a card and envelope from one piece of A4 paper. We have 2 versions, one colour and one black and white that the kids can colour-in! It's as simple as downloading the template

Communion Colour-in

By |2017-09-07T01:32:52+10:00June 2nd, 2014|Categories: Craft, Sacrament Essentials|Tags: , , , , , , |

Your child's First Communion is a big event and one that is often full of children of all ages including little ones. Keeping them engaged and busy during Mass can be a difficult! However, that should never stop you from bringing them along! Your children belong in Church and are an immense gift to the