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Share to Care

Share to Care

September 9. Sharing. One dad spoke about his family.  “I’m sure you’ve seen all kinds of houses, huts, shacks, mansions, flats and farms.  We’ve never been rich but, like most people we know, I would consider us middle class.  We do have a nice enough house and...

Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September 8. Birthday of Our Lady.   Dorothy’s husband was a Methodist and while he often joined in the family faith sharing he asked her why Catholics had so many days to honour Mary, the mother of Jesus.  “Our church also recognizes that but for you...

Believers’ dialogue can change the world

Believers’ dialogue can change the world

September 7.  “Have you heard of Jews for Jesus?”  Michael asked.  “Doesn't that do away with their Jewishness?”  came the response.  “I don't know any Jewish families personally but I believe that they are pretty strict about observance of the laws.” “But that is...

#Everylifematters requires forgiveness

#Everylifematters requires forgiveness

September 6th.   Sunday 23A.   Fr Joseph posted his homily. “There are two thoughts that struck me when I was reflecting on the gospel for today. One is obviously about forgiveness and I can see it almost as in a business matter where you have to go to arbitration to...

Saint Mother Teresa

Saint Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa a saint of our time inviting us to care for the poor and our families

Trustworthiness a top family value

Trustworthiness a top family value

September 4th. The covid-19 crisis which is still with us, although not as intensely as during the peak times, has taught a lot of lessons about life, how it was and how it had to change and how it will still have to change. Economically too much has been lost and it...

Fishing with Faith

Fishing with Faith

September 3. Paulus had grown up by the sea. He explained that fishing for a living can be hard and dangerous work but has been a necessary way of life for generations of people throughout the centuries and still is.  Their families depend on them and trust them to...

Supercarers care with compassion

Supercarers care with compassion

September 2.  Prudence shared, “I am always fascinated by the story of Jesus healing Peter’s mother-in-law after which she stood up and served them. In many cases, elderly and poor women even if they are not well still get up and care for their families. One wonders...

World Day of Prayer for Creation

World Day of Prayer for Creation

September 1.  World Day of Prayer for Creation.  Day 1 Season of Creation.Patrick opened the topic on the facebook group: “Fr Oliver today began his reflection for this special day with these words. ‘Why is care of creation a Justice and Peace issue in some...

Seeking unity and autonomy

Seeking unity and autonomy

August 31.  Andrew wrote to the participants at the end of the programme. “How many of you feel criticised by your own family or group when you come up with a new idea or your own way of seeing things?   Every group of people, big or small, needs unity...

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