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11 November 2018 – Waiting for Gabriel – Seminar for Couples hoping to conceive

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August 15, 2018

Sunday 11 November 1:30pm-4:00pm IFM- Institute for Mission Cnr Flushcombe Rd and Marion St, Blacktown Hear from trained professionals on methods of natural fertility awareness including: The Sympto-Thermal Method The Billings Ovulation Method® The Creighton Model FERTILITYCARE™ system used in conjucation with NAPRO technology (Natrual Procreative Technology) The afternoon will also include guest couples’ testimonies,… 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.

St John Paul II and Humanae Vitae: An Inseparable Connection

by Katrina J. Zeno, MTS We live in a savvy, technologically-minded culture. Smart homes are on the horizon where one hardly needs to lift a finger to turn on the air conditioning, open the blinds, start the rice cooker, order online groceries, or even open doors. Voice commands, iris readers, and artificial intelligence take the… Read More ›

The rules don’t make sense when you forget what they are protecting

by John Shay You aren’t allowed to use contraception. It’s morally wrong. Condoms aren’t allowed and promote moral decay. Sexual intercourse outside of marriage is really wrong, a gravely immoral act. Abortion is murder. As a Catholic, I got this message. And as a teenager, I couldn’t care less. In fact, I heard a lot… Read More ›

National Month of Prayer & Fasting for Families-October 2017

The Australian Catholic Marriage and Family Council (ACMFC), a Council of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, produced great resources: posters, prayers, bulletin notices, information and social media graphics that will provide parishes, schools and community groups with many opportunities to raise awareness for the Nationwide Month of Prayer and Fasting for Marriage and Families in October.. The resources… Read More ›

It’s OK to VOTE ‘NO’

#itsOKtoVoteNo

POSTAL PLEBISCITE-A CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR SAY

Vote No, to keep marriage as a unique relationship between a woman and a man! For Resources from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference go to https://www.catholic.org.au/plebiscite If you believe that the traditional definition of marriage has served society, families and children well, and should continue to be protected under the law, but maybe feel as… Read More ›

Postal plebiscite on “same-sex marriage” announced

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 ›

URGENT: Please sign the petition!

Parishes across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains will this week be receiving information packs around a proposed bill – Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 – that is expected to be introduced into the New South Wales Parliament sometime during the second half of 2017. These packs include posters, information material and a petition to… 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 ›