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Saint Fara - Saint Of The Week

Saint Fara – Saint Of The Week

  Saint Fara (Burgundofara) Feast: 3rd April Not too much is known about Fara. As a small child she was consecrated to God, by St Columbanus. Although we do know that she was the daughter of Count Agneric, who tried to make her marry a man. She refused as she knew this was not God’s will. […]

Holy Week: Fasting For God

Holy Week: Fasting For God

  Good Friday is a day where, like Ash Wednesday, we fast between meals and abstain from eating meat. This week is also an opportunity to fast from any activities that take our attention and focus away from Christ and the living out of our vocation. Over the course of Lent we have fasted from many activities […]

One Pot Chickpeas

One Pot Chickpeas

Note: I usually just go off what’s in the cupboard for this recipe. If there are no raisins that’s okay. Sometimes I add broccoli or frozen peas as well.  My nine month old baby loves this recipe, but I leave out the cashews for him as he’s not quiet ready for nuts. I also add […]

Book Review: "Holiness For Housewives: And Other Working Women"  ~ Hubert Van Zeller

Book Review: “Holiness For Housewives: And Other Working Women” ~ Hubert Van Zeller

——————————– I knew I was going to like this book as soon as I read the title “Holiness For Housewives: And Other Working Women”. Zeller chose to say other, which gave me confidence that he understood that although being a housewife and stay at home mum may not be a paid job, it is WORK. […]

Holy Week: DIY Resurrection Set

Holy Week: DIY Resurrection Set

  A few years ago we started a tradition on Good Friday that reached its climax on Easter Sunday morning that is a simple and beautiful way to celebrate the death and resurrection of Our Lord. It’s a simple activity we now recreate with a wooden Easter set but you can make your own with […]

Gospel Reflections ~ Palm Sunday (2015)

Gospel Reflections ~ Palm Sunday (2015)

AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  Palm Sunday Recorded Homily, Sunday 29th March 2015: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW

Holy Week: Passion And Prayers

Holy Week: Passion And Prayers

   Light the red candle this week. Offer this prayer for Holy Week: Mother or child: (From the words of Pope Pius XII On the Sacred Liturgy,) Dearly beloved, in Holy Week, when the most bitter sufferings of Jesus Christ are put before us by the liturgy, the Church invites us to come to Calvary […]

Lent Week 6: Empty Tomb Herb Garden

Lent Week 6: Empty Tomb Herb Garden

  The empty tomb herb garden is really just a variation on the grass head and you can easily make one at home! You will need: Plastic plate Paddle pop sticks Small terracotta pot Rock Pebbles/bark chips Soil Seeds (whatever herbs you like but we used chives, sage and chamomile) What to do: Using the […]

Cheerfulness Always? YES! It’s Possible!

Cheerfulness Always? YES! It’s Possible!

  Sometimes we may get this impression that saints lived hundreds of years ago and they were these dull and dreary figures in history. What we are failing to realise is that they all had one (of rather two) things in common – they loved God with all their heart and … they were CHEERFUL! […]

Lent Week 6: Pearls And Clams

Lent Week 6: Pearls And Clams

  St Margaret Clitherow was also known as the pearl of York. Jesus talks about pearls in His parables and they are a great way to remember that the most valuable things in this world, are really those of the next: the Kingdom of Heaven. Make your own pearl and clam. What you’ll need: A […]