Creating a Rosary Notebook

Towards the end of October after a discussion with our tweens and younger children, we’ve been enjoying a different approach to our Faith lessons, notebooking. ¬†Some ideas are quickly pulled together, some take a little more searching. ¬†I thought I’d share here in the desire to help anyone who may be searching for ideas for […]

Our Saintly Cast

We celebrated All Saints Day with Mass and enjoyed a relaxed afternoon with friends.  Shortly before teatime I suggested that the children might like to come dressed as a saint.  As we are blessed to have an extensive ‘dress up’ collection, including miniature ‘priestly vestments’, this was easily achieved. Without further ado, introducing from left to right: St Anthony Mary Claret, St Rose […]

St Patrick’s Day Celebration

Happy St Patrick’s Day to all:) I have a great love for St Patrick, nurtured as a child in a Parish that had only ever know Irish missionary priests.  St Patrick’s Day in our Parish began with Mass where each year “Hail Glorious St Patrick,  Dear Saint of Our Isle.” was sung, and every child in […]

Liturgical Year Resources – Spreadsheet

A few years ago my friend Anne inspired me when she shared how she had compiled an inventory of her collection of saint books. Anne’s aim was to utilize her library to the fullest with her children. As I could relate to the feeling of owning many wonderful books but knowing they were not being […]

Planning Liturgical Feasts – July to September

For Mary as she asked: I am in the process of planning out my kindergarten’s academic schedule, this is our first year of home schooling. I am interested in how you are planning out the liturgical year, do you mind sharing your plans? Despite maintaining Faith Filled Days we have not been consist in celebrating […]

Celebrating the Feast of the Guardian Angels

What a week of Feasts! Jelly Bean awoke this morning and asked “Whose feast is it today?” Not being anyone’s name day, today’s plans were lower keyed. We read a few books (plus some I haven’t updated to my list yet). And inspired by Catholic Cuisine we made Angel Kisses(meringues). Of course colouring once again […]

Living & Learning Sketch – October

Thanks to my friend Gae for inspiring me to finally organise my thoughts a whole month ahead. and ‘lending’ me her format. The first two weeks of October we will be taking ‘school’ holidays, so life will be a little different. FAITH: The Month of the Most Holy Rosary As two name days occur this […]