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Fertility Awareness Evening: 19 March

February 15, 2019

Fertility Awareness Evening: Diocesan Ministry Centre, 51-59 Allawah St, Blacktown 19 March 2019, 7pm   Abnormalities in a woman’s menstrual cycle can indicate underlying health issues. Hear about how irregularities to a normal cycle can be addressed and how an awareness of a regular cycle is a sign of good health. You’re warmly welcomed to… Read More ›

Aga’s journey toward pregnancy: Natural Fertility Services

Aga and Jarek had difficulties achieving pregnancy. Aga had been diagnosed with a number of causes for her infertility. Through charting, they felt empowered as a couple and were in control of the outcomes.

Teachings of Humanae Vitae help couples have life “to the full”

by Steven Buhagiar In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis reminds us that “we need to return to the message of the encyclical Humanae Vitae”. (82) How are we to understand this call? I think the key is to be found in the Pope’s recent statement to doctors that “the Church is for life!” It always has… 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

‘The Feminine Genius’ – Saturday, 24th October 2015

‘The Feminine Genius’ – Saturday, 24th October 2015 An event for Women of all ages What is the Feminine Genius? Is being a woman more than what she does? How can you be a fully authentic woman in today’s society? This event for women will explore the dignity and uniqueness of women. The Talk is presented… Read More ›

Our Lady of Fatima, Russia and the New Feminism

By Ben Smith, Director of the Family and Life Office. On 13 May, we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. The feast commemorates the appearances of Our Lady to three young children in Fatima, Portugal, from May to October in 1917. One of the many messages Our Lady gave the children was that… Read More ›

First Consecrated Celibate in the Diocese of Parramatta

by Elizabeth McFarlane Zara Tai aspires to be a consecrated virgin, celibate for all her life. She will request to pursue this form of consecrated life when a bishop is appointed to the Diocese of Parramatta. Zara refers to herself as a consecrated celibate. Zara’s consecrated life is founded on her remaining chaste and being… Read More ›

May, Mary and Motherhood

By Ben Smith, Director of the Family and Life Office It is a great coincidence that Mother’s Day happens to occur in May at a time when we are celebrating the role of Our Lady. While Mary lived in a very different society to our own there are a number of things that she can… Read More ›