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 … Continue reading Our Lady Mary Help of Christians – Patroness of Australia

Feast of the Queenship of Mary craft day


Last Friday we celebrated the Queenship of Mary. So after Holy Mass in which the homily was preached on the 4-fold reasons for Mary’s Queenship as explained by Pope Pius XII we met to make a simple candle craft and to crown Our Lady’s Statue with a crown of fresh flowers after a procession with Hymns in her honour. In his 1954 encyclical Ad caeli reginam (“To … Continue reading Feast of the Queenship of Mary craft day

From Fame to Catholic Faith – Eduardo Verastegui


Hollywood actor, singer, model and film producer, Eduardo Verástegui, is coming to Australia in February 2013 to tell his story from fame to faith and to launch his latest film.  Do not miss the opportunity to meet Eduardo and hear his inspiring testimony. Download the Event Flyer SYDNEY Date: Monday 25 February 2013 Time: 7:30pm Venue: St Mary’s Cathedral School Hall. Cathedral St, Sydney near … Continue reading From Fame to Catholic Faith – Eduardo Verastegui

Today is the feast day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop


The 8th of August is the feast day of Australia’s first saint. Prayer to St Mary Ever generous God, You inspired Saint Mary MacKillop To live her life faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and constant in bringing hope and encouragement to those who were disheartened, lonely or needy. With confidence in your generous providence and through the intercession of Saint Mary MacKillop We … Continue reading Today is the feast day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

May is Mary’s month


We Catholics think of May as Mary’s month, the month we decorate our May altars and rededicate ourselves to saying the daily Rosary. For many of us, May is the month we recall the wonderful apparitions of the Blessed Mother to the three children, Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco, in the year 1917 in Fatima, a village north of Lisbon, Portugal. The most fantastic miracle was … Continue reading May is Mary’s month

The Immaculate Conception


Today is the feast of the Immaculate Conception. It’s important to understand what the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception is and what it is not. Some people think the term refers to Christ’s conception in Mary’s womb without the intervention of a human father; but that is the Virgin Birth. Others think the Immaculate Conception means Mary was conceived “by the power of the Holy Spirit,” … Continue reading The Immaculate Conception

Children of the Eucharist


“Ask your parents and teachers to enroll you in the ‘School’ of Our Lady’, so that she can teach you to be like the Little Shepherds, who tried to do whatever she asked them.” (Pope John Paul II – Beatification of the Little Shepherds) Children of the Eucharist Clergy, Principals, Teachers and Parents, Children of the Eucharist is a spiritual program for the children and young people of your parish, school or … Continue reading Children of the Eucharist