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Break Free-Exploring the Natural Alternatives to the Pill

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April 21, 2017

Have you or do you know anyone who have experienced any side effects of The Pill and is there a natural alternative that’s just as effective? Yes there is! Come to this event and: * Get empowered with knowledge about your fertility. * Hear from accredited educators in natural fertility awareness methods * Hear practical… Read More ›

St Patrick’s Family Festival, 2-5pm March 18

On March 17 we celebrate St Patrick’s Day. It is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. In Ireland, March 17 is a public holiday. Celebrations also occur in Great Britain, the US, Canada, New Zealand, Argentina, Russia, the Caribbean, and in various parts of Asia. St Patrick’s legacy has had a profound impact… Read More ›

Lead us to Living Water: Family Lenten Program for 2017 is launched

During this summer, Sydney recorded some of its hottest nights on record. Penrith recorded a temperature of 36°C at midnight on January 13. At times like these the power of water to cool and refresh our bodies becomes apparent. Whether it’s a trip to Wet’n’Wild, Bondi Beach or even a few goes on a backyard… Read More ›

Natural Fertility Services

Natural Fertility Services We offer access to three different natural fertility awareness methods  – The Billings Ovulation Method® – The Sympto-Thermal Method – The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System used in conjunction with NaPro Technology which aims to assess the causes of infertility and restore fertility. Whether you are a married couple, an engaged couple preparing… Read More ›

Diocesan Family Sunday

Diocesan Family Sunday – “Family – An Oasis of Mercy” The Shrine of the Holy Innocents – what a beautiful place to host an event for families! Not just because of the surrounding gentle grassy slopes so wonderfully enjoyed by the children in the lovely sunny spring weather, or because of the path which takes… Read More ›

Diocesan Family Sunday – October 23

Featuring talks for parents and a separate program for children. Please see the flier below. “About the Speakers” beneath flier. If you would like your children to be part of the children’s program, please fill in their names and ages and send back to us. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS The Missionaries of Charity The Missionaries of Charity… Read More ›

Feast of St Joseph Men’s Breakfast – March 19

The event will begin with 8am Mass for the Feast of St Joseph. The event will then move to the Cathedral Hall for breakfast where Paul Ninnes will address the gathering. Small group discussion will follow and the event will end with morning tea. A range of Men’s groups will be present to promote their… Read More ›

Mercy and the Feminine Genius – March 12

The Anima Women’s Network and Family and Life Office invites you to explore how women can make a unique contribution to the Year of Mercy. Women’s Anima Network event Speaker: Karen Doyle from Choicez Media Topic: Mercy and the Feminine Genius Date: Saturday 12th March Time: 9:30AM – 12:00PM Place: St Patrick’s Cathedral Hall RSVP:… Read More ›

Family based Lenten/Easter Program starts today

Cleansing our Hearts with Your Mercy Lenten/Easter Program  On Ash Wednesday 1983, a huge bushfire ripped through South Australia and Victoria. This event forged in my young mind a connection between bushfire and Lent. As Australians our experience of living though major bushfires, either personally or as a community, illustrates clearly the transitory nature of… Read More ›

Discovering the Feminine Genius

By: Annabelle Bhandoo, Admin Assistant, Family and Life office The Family and Life Office, along with a small team of women organised a Women’s event on Saturday, October 24th, 2015. Approximately 60 women gathered to hear about ‘The Feminine Genius’, a term which St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) wrote abundantly about and… Read More ›