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Lent Week 5: Last Supper Meal

  You will need: Pita bread or wraps Grape juice Plastic wine glasses Bible What to do: Using the bible account of the Last Supper encourage your children to participate in a simple re-enactment. You will be surprised at how quickly they see the link between the Last Supper and the Mass. Enjoy snacking on […]

Lent Week 5: DIY Stations Of The Cross

Lent Week 5: DIY Stations Of The Cross

  Saint Joseph was the spouse of Mary. St Joseph was also the foster father of Jesus and apprenticed Jesus as a carpenter. Fathers like to keep pictures of their children to remind them of precious and important memories. You can make your own Stations of the Cross to remind you of Jesus’ love for you. […]

Lent Week 5: Gossiping Girls

Lent Week 5: Gossiping Girls

  Gossip is very much a part of our culture. Morning programs have regular segments dedicated to celebrity gossip marketed as ‘news’. Magazines such as ‘New Idea’ and ‘Woman’s Day’ make their money out of peddling gossip about celebrities and we, as a society can’t get enough. We have shows such as ‘Gossip Girls’ that […]

Lent Week 5: Tackling Time

Lent Week 5: Tackling Time

  Time is a luxury we don’t have in our contemporary lives. Only yesterday I was catching up with other mums and the one thing we kept admitting was a feeling of being overly busy with the everyday things of life. The truth is, that even though time seems to be in short supply, and […]

Lent Week 5: Laetere Sunday

Lent Week 5: Laetere Sunday

  Light five candles and offer one Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the intention of all people lacking adequate healthcare. This week you will light the pink candle for Laetere Sunday, the fourth Sunday in Lent. Laetere Sunday, in a similar way to Gaudete Sunday in Advent, is a break from the penitential attitude and […]

Lent Week 4: Crown Of Thorns

Lent Week 4: Crown Of Thorns

  Make a crown of thorns from things around the house! You will need: Playdough (YCM recipe here) Toothpicks What to do: Divide your playdough into three lots. Roll each lot in to a long thin line. Cross these over in a plait pattern until the end. Pinch ends together and join the opposing ends […]

Lent Week 4: Soldiers And Saints

Lent Week 4: Soldiers And Saints

  St Maximilian was a soldier who became a martyr for Christ. Make your own shield to show that you are part of the Church militant – soldiers for Christ! What you’ll need: Cardboard Shield template Scissors Glue Pencils/textas/paint Or coloured paper What to do: Print out template (which can be found at the bottom […]

Lent Week 4: Cooked With Love

Lent Week 4: Cooked With Love

  Cooking is part and parcel of being a homemaker. Sometimes in life however, things can get on top of us and the gift of a home cooked meal is a welcome one. The old adage remains true about food cooked with love! The simple act of cooking a meal for some one else is […]

Lent Week 4: Turn Off The TV

Lent Week 4: Turn Off The TV

  Family life is busy and yet for may families, sitting down to watch television is one such activity that is highly patronised. Quality family time exists in far more fruitful ways than this! Fasting Challenge: This week give up watching television for at least 24hours (longer if you’re game) and replace the time you would have […]

Lent Week 4: Find Forgiveness

  This week light four candles and offer the Beatitudes for the intention of all the hungry and malnourished. The Beatitudes Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn, they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for their will inherit the land. Blessed are […]