Author Archives: Catholic Homeschool Australia

Christmas Flash Mob by Journey of Faith at South Bay Galleria

The Personal Ordinariate of OLSC, Gippsland


I am a Catholic priest in the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, a new non-geographical diocese of the Catholic Church here in Australia. We are established by Pope Benedict XVI, in 2012, under Anglicanorum Coetibus (AC), a way for former Anglican ministers and their congregations to come into communion with the Catholic Church. We are not Anglicans, we are not liberal, and we are not in any way supportive of any teachings on faith and morals that is not supported by the Magisterium.

We are fiercely faithful to the Magisterium (see article AC §5 The Catechism of the Catholic Church is the authoritative expression of the Catholic faith professed by members of the Ordinariate) as codified in the Catechism. While we do not celebrate mass in Latin we do have our own Missal, we worship Ad Orientum, church language is classical English, we sing the mass, and take communion in both kinds kneeling.

I know of some homeschoolers in the Gippsland area in Bruthen and Orbost. Are there others?

It is possible to offer a small programme of confession, spiritual direction, catechesis (using the Baltimore Catechism), and support for sacramental preparation, if needed. How can I help?

At present I run a small parish at Heyfield on a Sunday morning, and mass on a Wednesday at Cowwarr.

If you want to know more, our blog is

Fr Ken Clark Episcopal Vicar The Personal Ordinariate of OLSC

Catholic Home Schooling – Seton Home Study School

Seton Home Study School is an accredited Catholic home schooling apostolate under the Roman Catholic bishop of Arlington, Virginia. We provide curricula, materials, grading, counseling, record-keeping, online testing, standardized testing, and other services, including personalized online assignment management.

Source: Catholic Home Schooling – Seton Home Study School

Seton Summer Quarter Art Challenge – Bayley Bulletin


Congratulations to Paul for winning the Grade 12 level Art challenge for – “Elijah Assumed”


Click here to read more: Seton Summer Quarter Art Challenge – Bayley Bulletin

March for the Babies – Melbourne Saturday 8th October 1pm

The annual March for Babies in Melbourne will be held on Saturday 8th October, 2016.

The march commences at 1pm in the Treasury Gardens (meet at the corner of Spring Street and Wellington Parade)

Show your Support: Wear Pink and Blue For further information go to March for the babies

Also, the evening before, Youth for Life Australia will be holding their annual Defend Life Dinner Click here for the dinner flyer


In one state, more children homeschool than attend private schools. Why that shouldn’t shock you. | Opinion | LifeSite

Overall, homeschooling costs less than public education and produces better results.

Source: In one state, more children homeschool than attend private schools. Why that shouldn’t shock you. | Opinion | LifeSite

Our Lady Mary Help of Christians – Patroness of Australia

The Feast Day of Our Lady Mary Help of Christians has been celebrated in Australia since 1844 but the history to this day, dates back to the start of the 1800’s at a time when Napoleon Bonaparte had gaoled Pius VI (who also died in gaol). And later, when Pope Pius VII was elected he too was gaoled by Bonaparte, who kept him prisoner at Fontainebleau.

The Holy Father vowed to God that if he were restored to the Roman See, he would institute a special feast in honour of Mary.

The military eventually forced Bonaparte to release the Pope and on 24 May, 1814 Pius VII returned in triumph to Rome.

Twelve months later the Pope decreed that the Feast of Our Lady Mary Help of Christians be kept on 24 May.

The infant church in Australia had a special reason for turning to Mary. No priests were sent to the colony in its early days and Mass was not allowed except for one brief year until 1820. It was largely the Rosary in those early days that kept the faith alive.

The Australian Catholic community remained faithful to Mary and Australia was the first nation to choose her under the title, ‘Mary Help of Christians’ as principle Patroness.

Australia also became the first country to have a cathedral dedicated in Our Lady, Mary’s name. St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney was dedicated in her honor by the Irish pioneer priest, Fr John Therry who arrived in Sydney in 1820.

via Feast Day – 24 May Our Lady Mary Help of Christians.

How We Imitate Christ by Loving Our Mother – Seton Magazine

How does Jesus teach us to honor our mother? 2014 Seton graduate, Andrew Murphy, reflects on Christ’s love for Mary and how we can imitate His example.

Source: How We Imitate Christ by Loving Our Mother

Good Friday


How to create a Fishtail braid

By Clare

As it is Holy Thursday today I thought I would post one more hairstyle before Easter.

“While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, ‘take, eat; this is my body. Then He took a cup,and after giving thanks He gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.‘ ” Matt 26.14

So today I wanted to show you 2 different ways that you can wear a fishtail braid, I really like how with a fishtail braid you make it look so different by just adding bigger/smaller sections into the braid. It is also very easy to do, in fact if you know how to do a normal 3 strand plait you can definitely do this one.

Items Needed: Brush,  comb, spray bottle, 1 hair band, 1 small hair elastic, hairspray and accessory {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5-8 minutes

Skill Level: easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by combing all the hair into a high ponytail or desired location of the braid and secure with a hair band {I sprayed the hair with water first, to make the hair neater}…
  2. Separate the hair into two equal sections…
  3. Next take a small sliver of hair from the outside edge of the right section, and take it over the rest of that same section and combine it into the left section {in a reverse fishtail braid, you would go under the section of hair, and not over}…
  4. Now take a small sliver of hair from the outside edge of the left section, and take it over the rest of that section, and combine it into the right section {simply the opposite of Step #3}…
  5. Continue Steps 3 & 4 over and over again until you run out of hair…
  6. When you get to the end of your braid, secure it with a hair elastic.

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