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A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

  A new year holds lots of promise for us. A new beginning, a fresh start, it beckons us to make adjustments in our lives, based on the previous year. New years resolutions are made, and often, swiftly broken. I had given little thought to new years resolutions and was caught, somewhat off guard, by […]

Gospel Reflections ~ The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph (2015)

Gospel Reflections ~ The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph (2015)

  AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph Recorded Homily, Sunday 27th December 2015: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW    

Unusual Uses For Nail Polish Remover

Unusual Uses For Nail Polish Remover

   A few weeks ago we had a laundry disaster from which I thought we would never recover. After a week of consistent rain I was desperate to catch up and get ahead on my washing and ironing. One particularly sunny day I washed all day and in order to expedite the drying and ironing […]

The Jesse Tree ~ December 24: Jesus is Light of the World

The Jesse Tree ~ December 24: Jesus is Light of the World

Symbols: candle, flame, sun, chalice and host John 1:1-14 1In the beginning was the Word: the Word was with God and the Word was God.2 He was with God in the beginning.3 Through him all things came into being, not one thing came into being except through him.4 What has come into being in him […]

The Jesse Tree ~ December 23: Jesus is Emmanuel

The Jesse Tree ~ December 23: Jesus is Emmanuel

Symbols: tablets of stone Isaiah 7:14; 33:22 14 The Lord will give you a sign in any case: It is this: the young woman is with child and will give birth to a son whom she will call Immanuel. 22 (For Yahweh is our judge, Yahweh our lawgiver, Yahweh is our king and our Saviour.) […]

DIY Coat Hanger Christmas Wreath

DIY Coat Hanger Christmas Wreath

  One of the simplest and eye catching ways to decorate at Christmas time is by way of a wreath. Here is a simple tutorial you can adapt to create your own individual wreath. To start with you will need one wire coat hanger. Bend the coat hanger so that instead of the triangular shape […]

The Jesse Tree ~ December 22: Jesus is King of the Gentiles

The Jesse Tree ~ December 22: Jesus is King of the Gentiles

Symbol: crown   Psalm 2:7-8; Ephesians 2:14-20 7 I will proclaim the decree of Yahweh: He said to me, ‘You are my son, today have I fathered you.8 Ask of me, and I shall give you the nations as your birthright, the whole wide world as your possession. 14For he is the peace between us, […]

The Jesse Tree ~ December 21: Jesus is the Radiant Dawn

The Jesse Tree ~ December 21: Jesus is the Radiant Dawn

Symbols: sun rising or high in sky Psalm 19:6-7 (in older Bibles this will be Psalm 18) 6 Rising on the one horizon he runs his circuit to the other, and nothing can escape his heat.7 The Law of Yahweh is perfect, refreshment to the soul; the decree of Yahweh is trustworthy, wisdom for the […]

Gospel Reflections ~ 4th Sunday of Advent (2015)

Gospel Reflections ~ 4th Sunday of Advent (2015)

AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~  4th Sunday Of Advent ~ LOVE Recorded Homily, Sunday 20th December 2015: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. LISTEN NOW

The Jesse Tree ~ December 20: Jesus is Key of David

The Jesse Tree ~ December 20: Jesus is Key of David

Symbol: key   Isaiah 22:22 22 I shall place the key of David’s palace on his shoulder; when he opens, no one will close, when he closes, no one will open.   > FREE Downloads < Jesse Tree Scripture Booklet (PDF) Jesus Colouring-in Activity Make Your Own Jesse Tree: Free colouring-in ornament templates can be […]