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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 ›

Reflection Day for Women: Saturday, 28 November

Looking for some quite time to prepare for Advent and the Year of Mercy? Then this day is FOR YOU! Cost is $25 and includes morning and afternoon tea, BYO lunch. From 9.30am-3.30pm at Family Hall, Mt Schoenstatt, 230 Fairlight Road, Mulgoa. Bookings: tel (02) 4773 8338, info@schoenstatt.org.au  

Women’s Retreat: Tuesday, 8 December 2015

We are pleased to let you know that the Sisters of Life from New York will be leading this year’s Women’s Retreat at Notre Dame! Taking place on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and the first day of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Retreat is a wonderful way to prepare for the coming… Read More ›

National Family Conference: 8-10th April 2016

The National Family Conference is organised by the National Association of Catholic Families. It will be held from Friday 8th – Sunday 10th April 2016.  This Conference is an opportunity for Catholic families to come together for mutual spiritual, moral and social support in a fun holiday environment. It is designed to cater for whole families with… Read More ›

The Annual Mass of the Holy Innocents-Monday, 28 December 2015

This will be celebrated by Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv, Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 8 Diana Avenue, Kellyville. When: Monday, 28 December 2015 Time: 11am   This will be followed by a Rosary procession to the Franciscan Shrine of the Holy Innocents, 8 Greyfriar Place, Kellyville. Lunch… 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 ›

God wants to build bridges not walls: Reflections on Pope Francis’ trip to the US

 By Ben Smith, Director, Family and Life Office Family was at the core of Pope Francis’ trip to the USA at the end of September. He identified, in his General Audience on September 30 that his words and actions from the trip could be symbolised by this statement: “God always wants to build bridges; we… Read More ›