RSSArchive for August, 2015

Mark This Important Day! World Day of Prayer For The Care of Creation

Mark This Important Day! World Day of Prayer For The Care of Creation

  Tuesday 1st September is the World day of prayer for the Care of Creation. Here are a few suggestions for you and your family to mark this important day. Attend mass. Start reading Laudato Si’. Share an inspirational paragraph of Laudato Si to a friend. Gather together with family to praise God for his […]

Gospel Reflections ~ 22nd Sunday Ordinary In Time (2015)

Gospel Reflections ~ 22nd Sunday Ordinary In Time (2015)

AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Recorded Homily, Sunday 30th August 2015: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW

Contraception And NFP Part One

Contraception And NFP Part One

  In the wake of recent discussions surrounding Natural Family Planning, I sat down with Dr Emma Vieira to look at the Catholic Church’s position on birth control, in all forms.   Dr Vieira, thank you so much for agreeing to talk with me on this issue. It is certainly a contentious and controversial one. […]

Devotions for the Days of the Week and Months of the Year

Devotions for the Days of the Week and Months of the Year

  A few months back I was staring at my ‘Divine Mercy Calendar’ which hangs on the back of the toilet door, like I do every day at some point or another, and I learnt something. Forgive me if I am way behind the curve here, but I just noticed that every month is dedicated […]

Thrifty Ways To Stay Warm In Winter

Thrifty Ways To Stay Warm In Winter

  Winter has been hitting us hard in Melbourne this year. It has also been hitting our bills hard from our use of the heater. Not being made of money, we’ve been trying to do what we can to keep these bills as low as we can. Here are our strategies to keep the heater […]

Gospel Reflections ~ 21st Sunday In Ordinary Time (2015)

Gospel Reflections ~ 21st Sunday In Ordinary Time (2015)

AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Recorded Homily, Sunday 23rd August 2015: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW

How We Started Toilet Training At 12 Months

How We Started Toilet Training At 12 Months

  People I talk to have often been intrigued at how early we started toilet training our kids and are sometimes astounded that our less-than-2-year-olds are out of nappies and using the toilet. While some would say that toilet training is best left until the child is older and more teachable, we’ve found that starting […]

Let’s Begin By Decluttering!

Let’s Begin By Decluttering!

  Oh it’s just a little bit of clutter we say! Yes, but what is this clutter actually doing to us? Slowly but surely, if we live in a house filled with mess and chaos, we are bound to become overwhelmed. We will find our lives disordered and this will cause us to lose our […]

Gospel Reflections ~ 20th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2015)

Gospel Reflections ~ 20th Sunday In Ordinary Time (2015)

AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Recorded Homily, Sunday 16th August 2015: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW

The Plague Of Pride

The Plague Of Pride

  While sweeping my dusty floor boards today, my mind started to wander, and I began to think about the state of the world. Or the state of the world according to my Facebook news feed. I become so frustrated looking at my news feed, constantly being bombarded with opinionated, argumentative articles, boastful Facebook statuses […]