Dec 13, 2018

4 Ways to a Happy ‘Merry Christmas’

I looked at my calendar for December and instantly felt overwhelmed. When I opened my budget spreadsheet and the projected costs of birthdays, anniversaries, as well as Christmas, I was done. I could feel the dread settle in the pit of my tummy and could foresee all the eye rolling at my boring rants about consumerism […]

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Dec 12, 2018

The Tilma and Our Mission to Defend Life

I cannot wait to share with you one of my favourite stories, the beautiful story of Our Lady of Guadalupe! This beautiful feast day is celebrated every December 12 in the Catholic Church as it marks the day when, in 1531, Mexico, our Blessed Mother appeared to a 57-year old layman with a special mission. […]

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Dec 11, 2018

We Can All Still Come Back

When I am not in Youth Ministry mode, I love to relax and one of my hobbies is watching my favourite TV shows. One of the TV shows I love to watch is “The Walking Dead.” I’m a dedicated fan who has sat down to watch each episode since its origins in 2010. This year, I was […]

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Dec 10, 2018

Youth Sermon: True J.O.Y

 Christine Hill from Revesby shares with us her reflection on today’s Gospel, the Third Sunday of Advent, also known as Gaudete Sunday. How do we experience the joy of Christmas? How can we actively wait for the coming of Our Savior, Jesus? Christine shares her personal experience of these things.   REFLECT How can […]

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Dec 10, 2018

Who is Eileen O’Connor? | Xt3 Vox

 Xt3 and Sydney Catholic Youth asked our local young people how much they know about Eileen O’Connor, whose cause is being put forward for Sainthood. Eileen may well be Australia’s next Saint! How well do you know this young inspiring girl from Coogee, Australia?   HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW? Which religious order did […]

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Dec 10, 2018

Light a Candle for Peace in Syria

“Perhaps the Lord does not see all this?” (Lamentations 3:36) As Pope Francis reminds us, in various parts of the world, many people, especially children, feel the daily pangs of hunger. In this context, let us not forget the 85, 000 children of Yemen, under 5 years of age, who died during the past three […]

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Dec 10, 2018

Gift of Goodness | The Nin Family: A Story of Peace

PRAYER: Lord Our God, You are the source of all.  Accompany us this Advent as we prepare for the coming of Jesus. Guide us and lead us Lord as we use our gifts of goodness to work as one to create the world you want. Awake in my heart hope, peace, love and joy this Advent. […]

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Dec 10, 2018

Feast Facts with Saint John of the Cross

 Today is the feast day of Saint John of the Cross. Here are three Fast Facts about this great Saint. Want to learn more about Saint John of the Cross? Click here.   REFLECT In his writing ‘Dark Night of the Soul’, St. John helps people understand his profound mystical doctrine on the purification of the […]

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