On a Mission from God

By |2017-09-07T00:09:40+10:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Fostering vocations in your children. Priests and Nuns and Brothers don't grow on trees! There has been a lot discussion in recent decades about the decline in vocations. Indeed this has come to a crisis point in the western world with parishes closing and merging, religious orders dwindling into aged care homes and seminaries standing

Family Prayer

By |2017-09-06T23:56:15+10:00July 5th, 2013|Categories: Ordinary Time, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Some kind of regular family prayer ritual is critical to fostering your child’s emerging relationship with God. Some families say a whole Rosary after dinner, some have a routine bed time prayer. Others read scripture stories together or adopt faith activities like those provided in CathFamily. You hear it consistently in in many vocation stories

Family Vocations

By |2017-09-06T03:11:16+10:00June 18th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York recently noted the link between marriage and vocations to the priesthood and religious life: “We have a vocation crisis to life-long, life-giving, loving, faithful marriage. If we take care of that one, we’ll have all the priests and nuns we need for the church.” In this Year of the Priest, it’s a clarion call to