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Kids iPhone Prayer Cue

Kids iPhone Prayer Cue

  This kids iPhone prayer cue is an easy craft idea I used to use when I taught Kindergarten scripture in the state school in my parish. The assistant priest had spoken to the class on prayer and used the analogy that prayer is like making a call to God on our mobile phone. Mobile […]

Too Busy

Too Busy

  My children and I were watching a Vegie Tales DVD yesterday and even though I have seen and heard them many times, there was something a few characters sang about that really got me reflecting on the busyness of life! In the tale of ‘Flibber-o-loo’ which is a fun re-telling of the parable of […]

The Year of 30

The Year of 30

  I’m celebrating a birthday soon and I have to admit that as I have travelled through this final year of my twenties I have had plenty of time for reflecting on my life and that of my peers as my friends from school and I begin to mark these milestones together. My life to […]

Saint Aldegunais - Saint Of The Week

Saint Aldegunais – Saint Of The Week

Saint Aldegunais Feast: 30th January Patronage: Cancer  Raised by St Walbert and St Bertila and sister to St Waldetrudis, how could St Aldegunais not be a Saint herself?  She was a member of the royal family in Flanders.  She had many offers of marriage yet refused all and joined the religious life. St Amandius was […]

What Is Theology Of The Body?

What Is Theology Of The Body?

  Theology of the Body is the title of a series of audiences, presented by the late Pope John Paul II, that focus on the human body and sexuality, relationships and calls to the married and celibate life. John Paul II started giving these audiences on September 5, 1979 and finished them on November 28, […]

Gospel Reflections ~ 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (2015)

Gospel Reflections ~ 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (2015)

  AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Recorded Homily, Sunday 25th January 2015: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW

Sin And Sickness

Sin And Sickness

  Sin entered the world through the disobedience of the first people, Adam and Eve. The passage in Genesis containing the creation story is one we are familiar with and so we are aware that there were consequences to the disobedience of Adam and Eve. ‘To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your […]

She’s Ready, Even If I’m Not

She’s Ready, Even If I’m Not

  Miss almost 5 will start school in a few weeks. She will turn 5 just 2 days after starting Kindergarten and whilst you may think that making the decision to send her to school as a young 5 year old was an easy decision, it hasn’t been and I still pray that we are […]

The Sacraments Part 7: Anointing Of The Sick

The Sacraments Part 7: Anointing Of The Sick

  This article is the final offering in our series on the Sacraments. It is fitting then that it is devoted to the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. This is the final Sacrament of the Christian community before they depart this life in search of their Heavenly reward. ‘ “By the sacred anointing […]

Saint Nina - Saint Of The Week

Saint Nina – Saint Of The Week

  Saint Nina Feast: 14th Jan (Traditional) , 27 January (New) Patronage: Georgia and equal to the Apostles  Nina was born in Cappadocia. She is the patroness of Georgia. Though she was said to live a quiet, prayerful life, she converted hearts by her preaching.  Born into a noble family, Nina had a strong faith […]