What is the big issue with Marthas and Marys?

What is the big issue with Marthas and Marys?

“You’re definitely a Martha,” I was told once again.  “You’re always busy with something. You’re a workaholic!” Is that what Jesus would have called Martha 2000 years ago, a workaholic?  Or a carer, maybe a perfectionist even, but not just someone busy for the sake of...
REFLECTIONS AND GRANDPARENTS BLESSING

REFLECTIONS AND GRANDPARENTS BLESSING

BLESSING AND PRAYER FOR GRANDPARENTS (at a special Mass or service) Grandchildren’s prayer: Lord, today we bring to you in prayer our grandparents. They may be here with us now, or may already have died and are now at peace. As parents, they gave life and cared...
Xploring Environmental History – an Intergenerational Adventure.

Xploring Environmental History – an Intergenerational Adventure.

On July 11, Archbishop Bernadito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, gave the keynote address at a side event, ‘Youth Aspirations and Climate Urgency,’  organized by the Don Bosco Green Alliance and co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of...
REFLECTIONS and NOTICES. Extracts from July THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

REFLECTIONS and NOTICES. Extracts from July THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

BLESSING AND PRAYER FOR GRANDPARENTS (at a special Mass or service) Grandparents’ prayer Heavenly Father, I give you praise and thanks for the great gift of life you have given to me. With wonder and awe I acknowledge that through my life you granted life to my...
OH, TO BE A GRANNY! (or grandad)

OH, TO BE A GRANNY! (or grandad)

OH TO BE A GRANNY!  (or grandad) !    You’ve possibly heard those words or maybe thought those words?  Expressed in different tones of voice, possibly with very different emotions behind them.   Take a moment to remember your own granny and what she would have...
Reflections and a Grandparent Blessing and Prayer

Reflections and a Grandparent Blessing and Prayer

A GRANDPARENTS BLESSING AND PRAYER. Lord, today we bring to you in prayer our grandparents.  They may be here with us now, or may already have died and are now at peace. As parents, they gave life and nurtured the life of our own parents. We thank you for them and for...