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Parental Discipline. Family Thought for the Day. May 3

The Parent-teacher meeting discussed discipline. “Why do some parents beat their kids? They still beat them, even though it is now illegal.  Is it for what the kids have done wrong? Is it because parents are under the influence of alcohol or because they are angry...

Work. Family Thought for the Day May 2

The Morrisons discussed with their teenage children, “Is work always associated with money? We work to get paid or do we work for love?  We, your parents have jobs and work outside the house to earn money for your education and pocketmoney too. All of us, parents and...

Thoughts for the Day, May 1. St Joseph the Worker

May 1st. St Joseph the Worker.   Workers’ Day SA.   Is work a joy, a blessing, a pain or punishment?   Why do we have Workers Day as a public holiday so we don’t have to work?  Poem,  I hate housework. "I hate housework," Mary muttered under her breath. "Joseph comes...

Family Easter Thought. April 30. Stations of Light 8th station .

Eighth Station: Jesus confirms the faith of Thomas. “Jesus we honour you.” Response:“Thank you Lord Jesus for all you have done for us.”   Thomas was not with them when Jesus came, and he refused to believe. Eight days later the disciples were in the house,  The doors...

Family Easter Thought 29 April Station of Light 6

APRIL 29.  Sixth Station: Jesus appears to a group of the apostles Pray: “Jesus we honour you.” Response:“Thank you Lord Jesus for all you have done for us.”  The door was closed but the Lord stood among them: “Peace be with you” he said. But they were terrified...

Divine Mercy Sunday April 28

Divine Mercy Sunday.  Easter 2C. Fr Oliver started his homily, “Who remembers my homily before Easter on the gospel of the woman caught in adultery?  Did it end with her condemnation or that of her accusers, the Pharisees and scribes?   No.  It illustrated the mercy...

Family Easter Thought. April 27. Freedom Day SA

Fifth Station: Jesus is recognized in the breaking of bread.  Today is Freedom Day in south Africa. We commemorate the first democratic elections held in 1994 in which all citizens had a right to vote.  Our freedom is not yet secure.  Let us make our vote on 8 May...

Family Easter Thought. April 26. Via Lucis 4th Station

Fourth Station: Jesus joins the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. “Jesus we honour you.” Response:“Thank you Lord Jesus for all you have done for us.” Jesus said to them: “What are you talking about as you walk along?” They stood still with sad faces. One of them...

Family Easter Thought. Via Lucis – 3rd Station 25 April

Third Station: Jesus appears to Mary of Magdala “Jesus we honour you.” Response:“Thank you Lord Jesus for all you have done for us.”  Mary Magadalene saw Jesus but she did not recognize him. Thinking he was the gardener she said: “Tell me where you have put him and I...

Family Easter Thought, Station of Light 2. April 24

Second Station: Peter and John run to the tomb “Jesus we honour you.” Response:“Thank you Lord Jesus for all you have done for us.” Peter and John ran to the tomb. They went in and saw the linen cloth lying there.  They saw and they believed!   From John 20:3-9...

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