Month: April 2021

Majellan Family Prayers

Families often face a range of challenges and experiences. But a meaningful prayer life will help get your family through the tough times. So, ‘toughing it out’ is the theme of this week’s Magellan Family Prayer. If you are interested in more prayers for your family, a great resource can be found in Renee Bartkowski’s ”Family Prayers for Daily Grace’. Click below to find out more.

Walking With Families

Pope Francis says “the Christian proclamation of the Family is good news indeed.” Laity Family life has shared twelve proposals and suggestions for a commitment to family pastoral care in the light of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation.

Each ecclesial reality is invited to consider which of these proposals can be developed or implemented at the local level, according to its own conditions and needs.

A Guide to Living the Year of the Family

In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis stresses the importance of evangelising with the family, proposing the ideal of conjugal and family love.
This week Larry Kaufman CSsR shares his reflections on Chapter Five to give people a better understanding of the pope’s important messages about the family in a world where many are struggling.

A time to embrace

Amidst the privations and revelations of the year that’s been 2020, these words – from vastly different times – are a helpful reminder of the bigger picture. Whatever restrictions remain as Advent approaches, it will bring a renewed hunger for the connection and warmth the season promises. For those separated from loved ones – across the nation or across the globe – the pain will be sharper, made even more acute by the uncertainty around when travel will be possible.

New Parenting Podcast Out Now

In this Parenting Session, parenting expert and mother of two, Rachel Schofield explains how to use Giggle Games. These games help a child adjust to a new sibling, assist to settle squabbles between children and build lasting sibling bonds. The podcast contains great tips on what games to play and the effectiveness of Giggle Games to help children in dealing with issues.

Healing Our World

A reminder that the ‘Healing Our World’ retreat at St Clement’s Conference Centre in Galong, NSW will take place from October 5 to 8. ‘Healing Our World’ is an Australian Ecumenical response to global health crises drawing on:

1. Laudato Si’ – On Care for our Common home

2. Fratelli Tutti – Fraternity & Social Friendship

3. The Economy of Francesco- A response to the world’s inequalities

4. The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

To Register or express interest, email the centre at: info@stclement.com.au or phone at 02 6380 5222.

Climate Changes Everything

Climate change is a serious issue for the entire planet, but especially for those nations in the developing world. Wealthier countries like Australia have a responsibility to protect the poorest and most vulnerable among us. There is a notion that relying less on fossil fuels will have an immediate and negative impact for people living in poverty. This video challenges that view and argues that our changing climate will have more of an impact on those at the margin.

Majellan Family Prayers

Families often face a range of challenges and experiences. But a meaningful prayer life will help get your family through the tough times. So, ‘toughing it out’ is the theme of this week’s Magellan Family Prayer. If you are interested in more prayers for your family, a great resource can be found in Renee Bartkowski’s ”Family Prayers for Daily Grace’. Click below to find out more.