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Lent Week 2: Repurposing Clutter

Lent Week 2: Repurposing Clutter

  We live in a culture of excess and yet there are many people who go without even the basics. Lent provides us with a great opportunity to take stock of our lives and evaluate whether we’re living in the world or are of the world. Have you ever purchased clothing just because it’s in […]

Lent Week 2: Coheirs Of Royalty

Lent Week 2: Coheirs Of Royalty

  Saint Isabel of France was a princess who gave her life to God in prayer and good works. She did this because she understood that she was a princess but not just here on earth. Saint Isabel knew that she was a coheir with Christ to God’s Kingdom. Help your children make crowns so […]

I'll Have That Gluten Free Thanks!

I’ll Have That Gluten Free Thanks!

    I have been eating predominantly gluten free for a couple of years now. I do have gluten occasionally; this can be due to being polite when I am out at a friends house and served gluten or if I slip up and take a bite of my husbands garlic bread! Yet I do try to […]

Lent Week 2: The Lap Of Luxury

Lent Week 2: The Lap Of Luxury

  We all have our little slice of luxury in life. I must admit that mine is that precious 30 minutes of me time of an evening where I can have a soak in the tub and read a good book without interruption. It might only be half an hour but to an avid bookworm […]

St Isabel of France

St Isabel of France

  Saint Isabel of France Feast: 23rd February Patronage: sick and needy St Isabel of France lived a virtuous life, born in 1125. She had a devotion to the Franciscan Order and way of life. Isabel developed a strong conviction to practice and exercise a devotion to piety, modesty and virtues. Through her life she rejected […]

The Importance Of Being Welcomed

The Importance Of Being Welcomed

  In my late teens I was part of a ‘Catholics Returning Home’ program that was run out of my parish. The program is specifically designed to successfully reintroduce lapsed Catholics back into the fold. It is a five week program that helps guide their faith journey and prepares them by explaining important truths about […]

Gospel Reflections ~ 1st Sunday Of Lent (2015)

Gospel Reflections ~ 1st Sunday Of Lent (2015)

AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  1st Sunday Of Lent “The Chair Of St Peter The Apostle” Recorded Homily, Sunday 22nd February 2015: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW

Lent Week 2: Stained Glass Crosses

Lent Week 2: Stained Glass Crosses

  You will need: Coloured paper Tissue paper in assorted colours Clear contact Scissors Cross template (at bottom of post) What to do: Print out cross template and cut. Cut the clear contact into a rectangle that is as long as your cross, but twice as wide. Fold in half. Remove backing paper to fold […]

Tips for moving house - with kids

Tips for moving house – with kids

  We’ve recently moved house, in fact, it was only three weeks ago and I have to say it was probably our best move yet! Hubby and I have moved 4 times in 7 years of marriage and personally, I’ve moved, on average, once every 2-3 years of my life. Needless to say, I’ve packed […]

Lent Week 2: Making A Visit

Lent Week 2: Making A Visit

  This week, as well as challenging ourselves with the activity below, we will continue our evening prayer around our Lenten wreath by lighting two candles and offering the prayer of St Francis for peace in our world: Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; Where there is hatred, let me sow charity; Where […]