Winter Joey

By |2018-08-01T14:10:37+10:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: Recipes, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , |

In light of the fact that St Mary Mack’s Feast day is in August, that she managed her medication like a pro, and she lived during the height of Teetotalism, a very fitting way of celebrating St Mary’s accomplishments is with a brandy-based cocktail! The Winter Joey Serves 3 Ingredients 3 eggs 500 ml of

7 Ways to Enjoy Easter Eggs

By |2017-09-07T04:33:37+10:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Craft, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Easter eggs have a long and rich history that goes back well before the invention of chocolate. Eggs have long been associated with new life, fertility and rebirth with evidence of egg decorating dating back some 60,000 years. As early as the 4th and 5th centuries AD, there is evidence that it was common for

2016 March | Simplify

By |2017-03-16T00:31:43+10:00February 29th, 2016|Categories: E-Magazines|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lent is the perfect time to prune whatever distracts us from the enjoyment of God’s presence and peace. Many self-help experts preach decluttering and simplifying in order to create a calmer and more focused mind. For Catholics, neat cupboards alone won’t really cut it in the spiritual life, but Jesus did ask us to live

Waste Not Stale Bread

By |2017-09-07T03:47:32+10:00February 25th, 2015|Categories: Lent & Easter, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the ways we can heighten our appreciation of the food God gives us is to avoid wastage. Here’s an Tuscan favourite for using up stale bread. Panzanella Ingredients: 2/3 loaf of day-old bread (Sourdough works best. More than one type is fine too. Just don't use regular sliced bread) 500 g of mixed

Watermelon Baptism Font

By |2015-06-09T05:34:40+10:00August 4th, 2014|Categories: Recipes, Sacrament Essentials|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A perfect summer treat and a healthier option to a cake, this watermelon recipe is so simple and fresh. All it takes is a watermelon, a knife and delicious seasonal fruit. It's a perfect dish for a Baptism party or kid's birthday. Ingredients 1 whole watermelon. a sharp knife a melon baller Seasonal fruit, washed,

Baptism Cakes

By |2017-09-07T01:58:22+10:00August 4th, 2014|Categories: Recipes, Sacrament Essentials|Tags: , , , , , |

No Sacrament celebration is complete without cake! Here are some unique ideas to mark your child's or godchild's baptism. 1. Icing Sugar Patterns This is as simple as baking whatever baked goodie you like, brownies, tea cake, (or even a packet mix) and then  placing a stencil on top and scattering icing sugar over the

Gingerbread Nativity

By |2017-09-06T06:36:14+10:00May 22nd, 2013|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Give the Christmas tradition of a gingerbread house a more spiritual twist by making a ginger bread nativity instead! We've put together some instructions for a 'basic model' that any one can do. However you can design and plan your gingerbread nativity to be as elaborate as you like! Download the handout, or print this

Fiery Pentecost Sweets

By |2017-09-06T06:46:05+10:00May 2nd, 2013|Categories: Recipes, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Celebrate Pentecost in seasonal deliciousness with CathFamily’s Pineapple Fire Fondue and our decadent Chili Hot Chocolates. Pineapple Fire Fondue This family favourite is a perfect summer dish, when pineapples are at the peak of their season. This relatively healthy desert is a great way to get fruit into the more picky eaters, because, well everyone

Gingerbread Jesse Tree Cookies

By |2017-10-25T04:51:24+10:00March 15th, 2013|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Make your family Jesse Tree even more appetising by creating edible ornaments! This is great fun for kids and is also perfect for morning teas after Mass on Sundays during Advent or as a special Christmas gift. Materials: A favourite gingerbread recipe, or try this one we found from taste.com Royal Icing. If you have never made this before, check out

Jesse ‘Tea’ Party

By |2017-09-06T06:09:44+10:00March 14th, 2013|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Why not host a tea party with an Advent flavour? Serve Gingerbread cookies with Jesse Tree symbols, or draw inspiration from the following ideas: Adam‚Äôs Apple- cut apples into thin ‚Äėchips‚Äô Noah‚Äôs Ark- remove the flesh of 1/2 a watermelon, fill it with watermelon balls Abraham‚Äôs Star- use star fruit Isaac‚Äôs Bundle of Sticks- use