Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Mass

Why do Catholics dress up for Mass?

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary 7th October


Young Nuns in the news

What is a Sister? A religious sister is a woman who has been consecrated to God through the Church, responding to His invitation of love through vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Each religious sister belongs to a particular religious community, serving God and the Church and world in a distinct way. A religious sister is truly a bride of Jesus Christ the greatest Lover and a spiritual mother of an enormous family–over 6.8 billion worldwide!

Do young women still become sisters? The answer is yes . . . but, why? Simple: they have fallen in love!  A religious sister is a bride and a mother who has uncovered the deepest desire of her heart: to follow Christ in a life-long adventure for the Glory of God and the Salvation of Souls!

via What is a Sister? – Imagine Sisters Movement.

The Mighty Macs DVD

Based on the inspiring true story. It’s 1971. Cathy Rush is a woman ahead of her time … and she’s about to embark on an adventure for the ages.

Recently hired as the coach of tiny Catholic College called Immaculata, Cathy’s challenges are as imposing as the big-school teams her Macs will face. There is no gymnasium, no fan support and no money. To top it off, Cathy may not even have enough players for a team! 

While it appears the Macs don’t have a prayer, all hope is not lost. With the help of Sister Sunday—a spunky assistant coach—and the support of a booster club of elderly nuns, Coach Rush creates a new game plan that just might bring the team—and the school—together.

Will this pioneer buck cultural norms and spur her rag-tag team to unexpected heights? Or will her hard-driving ways create a wedge between the coach and everyone around her? One thing’s for certain: there’s never been anyone like Cathy Rush at Immaculata!

Dove Worldview:
In 1971 girls’ basketball was thought of as something that girls did in gym class, not as a competitive sport. It was thought of as only a boy’s game during this era. Girls or women were not viewed as being athletes. This is an inspiring story of one small all-girls Catholic college, on the verge of closing, which produces a winning basketball team. The odds are against them from the beginning but their new coach, Kathy, has a dream and a goal for the girls and also for herself.

This is based on a true story and is about commitment and team work along with one woman’s dream. It is a dream that was carried on by these talented girls who had the courage to play the game of basketball as they struggled with personal problems and insecurities. This is truly a heartwarming story about one team that helped forge changes in the world of women’s sports. We award “The Mighty Macs” our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

via The Dove Foundation – Family Friendly Movie, DVD, Video and Game Reviews.

Movie review disclaimer 

Catholic Summer Camps are on again in 2013!!

Hi everyone,

We’re thrilled to announce that the Conquest and Challenge Catholic Summer Camps will be on again at Anglesea in 2013, and we can’t wait!!

The fliers and registration forms for the 2013 camps are attached, and we’re pleased to be able to offer discounts for early deposit payments and/or for those who have more than one family member attending.

For deposits of $100 per attendee (or full payment if you like J) received by the 12th of October, 2012 a discount of $15 will apply for each attendee, including parents.

In addition, for those who have more than one attendee at either camp, a discount of $25 will apply for each attendee, again including parents.

As an example, for a family with a daughter attending the Challenge camp, a son attending the Conquest camp, and a parent attending one of the camps, a total family discount of $75 ($25 per attendee) will apply. If the $100 deposit per attendee is paid by the 12th of October, a total early payment discount of $45 ($15 per attendee) will apply, in addition to the family discount.

The discounts have been made possible by the generous donation of a benefactor, so we hope that this will make it easier for everyone involved this year.

We can’t wait to see you again in Anglesea!!

Please don’t hesitate to email or call (details are on the flier) if you have any questions, or if you know of anyone who would also like to attend the 2013 camps.

God bless,

Paul Casanova and the Catholic Summer Camps team.



Challenge Rego form 2013.docx

ConQuest Rego Form 2013.docx