Confession a Place of Victory

By |2019-07-01T16:23:10+10:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Mercy, Sacrament Essentials|Tags: , , , , |

Reconciliation is so much more than a merely human experience of unburdening the soul... Any good barman, counsellor, or hairdresser can listen to a confession! Rather, it is a powerful, grace-filled encounter with the mercy of Jesus, who is present in the person of the priest. Many people are anxious and fearful about going to

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!

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

Family Unity

By |2017-09-06T05:41:06+10:00December 5th, 2012|Categories: Lent & Easter, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Some of the most persistent and hateful disagreements happen between family members. Regardless of who started it or who behaved worse, reconciliation is the responsibility of everyone in the family. Whether you’re the one who has been hurt, the one who did the hurting, or someone who loves both the people locked in the dispute,