Preparation for First Holy Communion

Whilst preparing our son to receive his First Reconciliation we have also been preparing him for the reception of his First Holy Communion which will be a few months following. As I shared before we take this opportunity to prepare our children for the reception of their Sacraments as amongst the most precious responsibilities as Catholic […]

Preparation For First Confession

For the past several months we have been preparing our son to receive the Sacrament of his First Reconciliation. Preparing our children for the reception of their Sacraments is amongst the most precious responsibilities as Catholic parents entrusted to us. Preparing a child for First Reconciliation involves lots of discussion, study and prayer.  As Jack […]

Sharing Over……

Today I am sharing over at Carrots for Michalmas about rather a personal topic, one that needs to be talked about and yet due to the nature of the subject matter doesn’t often get a lot ‘of airing’. Haley has been courageous enough to open the discussion. So I’ve taken a big breath and nervously shared part of […]

Receiving Confirmation and First Holy Communion

Tuesday 13th was a huge day for our family. Michelangelo received the Gifts of the Holy Spirit when he made his Confirmation, taking the name Bernard. Jelly Bean made her First Holy Communion. Yes, this is the moment when Mama burst into tears as JB bought up the Offertory Gifts. As with their older siblings […]

The Big Day Has Arrived!!

Today is the day! Mary MacKillop is to be cannonised today.  Searching through the 4Real forum  I found a summary I shared five years ago. (I’ve altered slightly)  Do read the conversation as some great links are shared. I realise many outside of Australia may not have heard of Mary MacKillop, but it is a […]

Countdown – Three Days!

  This coming Sunday Australia’s first saint Mary MacKillop will be cannonised! I have long had a love for Mary MacKillop, a love nurtured as a child by the St Josephites nuns who taught me.  Yep I’m proud to be a Brown Joey kid, I loved the Joey nuns, in particular I loved St Mary […]