St Maria Goretti a model for girls and boys

St Maria Goretti a model for girls and boys

Evelina posted a story, reminding the group of the poor young girl, Maria Goretti, who lived in Italy in the 19th century. She had been taught to love God and follow his ways.  When a young man, a tenant in their house, tried to rape her she resisted and he killed...
Sunday 14A. Jesus speaks especially to grandparents

Sunday 14A. Jesus speaks especially to grandparents

July 5. Sunday 14A.  Fr Joseph still continued with his YouTube Mass while hoping that later in the month the church would be open again too, even for small congregations. He wondered who was watching but presumed there might be some  children but the largest number...
Let us oldies pray for an end to alcohol abuse

Let us oldies pray for an end to alcohol abuse

“When I hear the discussions about drinking I get all knotted up inside,” Mabel posted on her facebook page. “ I was pleased when alcohol was banned during the earlier parts of the lockdown. When it was allowed again so much crime returned that it is clear people...
St Thomas a quest for faith

St Thomas a quest for faith

The members of the grandparent  facebook sharing group shared their experience of having the churches closed and participating in Mass on radio or TV. Many agreed they preferred a visual experience and some had got used to watching the Pope, or a favourite preacher. ...
Grandparents reflect on the evils of family violence

Grandparents reflect on the evils of family violence

Reading the signs of the times is an important skill that the members of the group were learning about. Joseph continued his comments .  “What is behind the evil that is allowed to continue with so many cases of family and gender-based violence?    Are our women and...
A Word for Young and Old

A Word for Young and Old

A word from the universe, “The Covid-19 virus has dominated our lives almost since the beginning of 2020. So much so that for the whole of the Holy Week and Easter season and months thereafter churches were closed and none of the special services were held...