The Story of Pentecost

By |2015-06-16T06:06:51+10:00May 2nd, 2013|Categories: Articles, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

With Pentecost coming up in a couple of weeks, CathFamily have put together a little audio presentation of the Story of Pentecost. Performed by Rian Galliott and adapted from Acts 2:1-42 of the New Revised Standard Version by Francine Pirola. This media featured in the May 2013 edition of the CathFamily e-Magazine.

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

Guadalupe Colour-in

By |2017-09-06T06:18:20+10:00March 29th, 2013|Categories: Craft, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We've put together a simple colour-in page to engage kids of all ages (and adults too!) in the story and symbolism in the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Check out these posts for the story of the image and the intricate symbolism. Download Here   This activity featured in the December 2012 edition of

Night of Light

By |2017-09-06T06:08:23+10:00March 11th, 2013|Categories: Craft, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Do your own little bit of evangelisation this Halloween and avoid some of the unhealthy, tooth-rotting candy. Why not hand out these little scripture cards with a glow stick or savory snack? The free template comes with four different scripture passages about light. Print it onto think card stock and cut around the dotted lines.

Litany of Praise

By |2017-09-06T05:39:17+10:00December 4th, 2012|Categories: Rituals & Prayer, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Leader: Lord Jesus Christ, Almighty King. Response: We worship you. Lord Jesus Christ, King of creation.  R Lord Jesus Christ, King of the heavens and the earth. R Lord Jesus Christ, King of the oceans and seas. R Lord Jesus Christ, King of all creatures.  R Lord Jesus Christ, King of all peoples.   R Lord

Couple’s Corner: November 2011

By |2017-09-06T05:37:08+10:00December 2nd, 2012|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Who is King in our Marriage? God calls couples to place Jesus at the centre of our marriage – to let him reign over our decisions and our relationship. In St Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, he says: Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ (Eph 5:21, NRSV). It’s the language of

The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe

By |2017-09-06T05:38:52+10:00November 30th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In 1519, the Spaniard Hernan Cortes arrived in Aztec Mexico with his small band of soldiers. By 1521, Cortes and his local allies had defeated the Aztec Empire and added the Yucatan Peninsular to the colony of New Spain. In 1524, twelve Franciscans arrived in the new territory to begin evangelising the native peoples. They

Christ the King!

By |2017-09-06T05:32:54+10:00November 30th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Despite the machinations of those who had rejected Christ’s peace, Christ’s reign is complete and eternal... writes Marilyn Rodrigues In 1925 the world was lurching from one major crisis to another, rocked by waves of political, social and economic disorder. Mussolini dismantled the Italian government and took control of the country. Hitler published Mein Kampf

St Mary of the Cross Mackillop

By |2017-09-06T05:13:30+10:00August 14th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

For the first time, on August 8, 2011, the universal Church will honour Australia’s first saint, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. It has always been her feast day, but from this year the liturgical observance of this feast will be raised to a ‘solemnity’. What is a solemnity? A solemnity is the highest rank