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Postal plebiscite on “same-sex marriage” announced

August 18, 2017

The Australian Government has announced there will be a postal plebiscite on whether the definition of marriage in the Marriage Act 1961 should be changed to include “same-sex marriage”. Ballot papers will be sent out to households on Tuesday, 12 September and all votes must be received back by Tuesday, 7 November. (ABS strongly encourages… 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 ›

“Waiting for Gabriel” Seminar for Couples Hoping to Conceive – 20th November

Find out about the three main methods provided by natural fertility services. The Sympto Thermal Method; The Billings Ovulation Method®; The Creighton Model FertilityCare System/NaPro Technology

Celebrate the Journey Marriage Anniversary Mass

The Life, Marriage and Family Office recently organised the Celebrating the Journey Mass on Sunday, September 18 at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. At the Mass, 42 couples, who were celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th and subsequent anniversaries, renewed their wedding vows. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop Vincent Long who praised the… Read More ›

Theology of the Body Retreat with Fr Thomas Loya – Mt Schoenstatt

To book your place, visit www.trybooking.com/214195

“Two Men Talk About Marriage” Book Launch

The Family and Life Office, Parramatta is proud to host the Official Sydney Book Launch of “Two Men Talk About Marriage” by our own Sydney-based authors, Jeremy Bell and John McCaughan. To celebrate the release of their newly published book, the authors will be presenting a talk on the topic at their launch event. John and… Read More ›

The Greatest Commandments – A 40 Week Spiritual Program for married couples

THE GREATEST COMMANDMENTS – A 40 Week Spiritual Program for married couples is a ground-breaking program for married couples, produced and presented by Deacon Harold Burke-Slivers who takes married couples on a journey within their married journey as husband and wife. This 40 week spiritual program is recommended to be undertaken in the first two… Read More ›

Family of Origin

The term “Family of Origin” refers to the family that we grew up in – that is our parents and siblings. It may also include other relatives who lived with us during part of our childhood. These people strongly influence who we become. Our Family of Origin is usually our first experience of people outside the womb. We… Read More ›

The 5 Love Languages

Love languages can aid the ‘Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus’ situation. Men and women can understand each other better by ‘speaking’ the other’s love language which can fill up that person’s ‘love tank’. If reciprocated, both parties will feel loved and this can provide an environment for a happier and less stressful… Read More ›

 Anima – A network of Women, for Women

The Anima Women’s Network is made up of women from all ages. This network provides the ability for these women to communicate, support and strengthen each other as women, to promote the culture of life and love and address issues that women face in everyday life. Anima was  formed in 2003 and it is a partner… Read More ›