Friday, October 24, 2008

All Hallows Eve, All Saints and All Souls

I love these feast days - so much to plan for, so much fun to have, prayers to pray, activities to undertake, Masses to attend, parties, perhaps, to plan... We can't do it all so each year I just select a few things on which to concentrate...


Halloween, All Saints and All Souls

Soul cakes - we've made these for several years, yum!

Prayer - De Profundus

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 11th November 12pm at Leeann’s house .

Clare is doing a lesson on St Andrew.

Please bring a plate to share for lunch.

Links ~

Wikipedia - St Andrew

Patron Saint of Scotland

Catholic Culture - Things To Do for the Feast of St Andrew

Friday, October 10, 2008

Prayer for the Beatification of Louis and Zélie Martin

...and to obtain favours through their intercession:

God Our Father, we praise You for Louis and Zélie Martin, a truly faithful husband and wife, who lived their Christian life in an exemplary way through their duties in life and practice of Gospel teaching. In bringing up a large family, in spite of trials, bereavements and suffering, they showed immense trust in You and obedience to Your will.

Lord deign to manifest Your will in their regard and grant me the favours I implore while praying that the father and mother of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus be presented as models of family life today. Amen.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

yummy banana muffins!!

Banana muffins

(20 to 25 minutes)

2 cups all self raising flour. (sifted)

1 cup sugar.

1/2 cup margarine.

3/4 cup water.

2 large eggs.

3/4 cup milk.

1 teaspoon vanilla essence.

2 mashed black bananas.

Add all ingredients in a large bowl and wizz them together with an electric beater until all combined. Put mix in oiled muffin pan and cook till golden.

Warning - As they are best eaten hot these muffins won't last long.

Love Alessia Cauchi.

Monday, October 6, 2008

St. Therese Activities

St. Therese Chaplet Beads

This little set of prayer beads is a great example of using uniquely shaped beads in a chaplet. The beads chosen for this St. Therese chaplet are, appropriately enough, little pressed glass flowers! Either a St. Therese medal or crucifix can be used for this chaplet, but in this example, we have used both. The 24 beads are symbolic of her 24 years on earth. May praying this lovely chaplet help you to imitate St. Therese’s “little way” of following Christ.

Puzzles and Crafts about St. Therese.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Links for this week's meeting

St Francis of Assisi

Conventual Franciscans

St Therese of the Child Jesus

A Mary Blue Cake for the Feast of the Holy Rosary

And what we did last year for the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Saintly Warriors

A group of Catholic homeschooling families, we meet monthly in each other's homes. We pray together. We learn about the Faith. We talk. We play. We eat.

"Education," said Sister Miriam Joseph, in writing on classical education "is the highest of arts in the sense that it imposes forms not on matter, as do the other arts, but on minds."

The Church clearly notes in the Catechism that parents are responsible for their children’s “moral education and spiritual formation.” This responsibility is so intertwined with the family “that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute” to the parents' involvement (CCC 2221).