First Holy Communion for Bass

Three weeks ago Bass (7) was blessed to receive Our Lord for the first time during a Missa Cantata at the Carmelite Monastery in my nearby childhood town. Extra special was that he received Our Blessed Lord for the first time from our Bishop Emeritus, who has also given First Holy Communion to seven of […]

Receiving The Sacrament of Confirmation

Last month our two youngest boys, Jem 9 and Bass 7 received the Sacrament of Confirmation, the second of the three sacraments of Christian initiation into the Catholic Church. Confirmation completes Baptism, by which in the laying on of hands and the anointing with Chrism Oil, which first happened at Baptism, we are confirmed with the […]

Our Lads Make Their Sacraments

Yesterday Jack Jack made his Confirmation  and Jem made his First Holy Communion.  To receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit is such a blessing  and as our Bishop told the children, in the times ahead they will need to be brave.  Michelangelo on the right who was fortunate to Serve for this special occasion. […]

Celebrating an Ordination to the Diaconate

Earlier this month found us in Our Cathedral City celebrating the Ordination of a dear friend to the Diaconate Six years of study and discernment, and finally Deacon S__ was ready to be ordained a Deacon  Oh this thrilling moment when the deacon (or priest) lies prostrate before Our Lord, always gives me goosebumps  Laying […]

Celebrating Father’s Ordination to the Priesthood

Last week we headed to our Cathedral City to celebrate the Ordination of our dear Deacon to the Priesthood. Watching priest after priest stream into the Cathedral gave me goosebumps, 50 priests in all had come to witness and celebrate with their fellow Brother. The Cathedral was packed, around 200 parishioners from our parish alone […]

A Portrait a Week – January 21st Edition

A portrait of our children, once a week, every week in 2014 1. Bella in her Baptismal Gown 2. Bella with her parents and godparents   3. Our Bella’s Baptism   4. Our new Deacon’s first Baptism, he was so excited and honoured to baptise Bella, we were delighted to have him give her this […]

Homeschool Camp – 13th Year

Last week saw us once again enjoying our annual homeschool camp. Three of our children were blessed to make their Sacraments, what a wonderful day.  We enjoyed many team building activities and daily Mass   and Benediction.  As well as catechetical groups, beach play, walking along the headlands, concert night and many hours of socialising. […]