First Holy Communion Perfection

Recently our eldest boy received his first Holy Communion along with 38 other children at one of four first Holy Communion Masses at our parish this month. As with any big occasion where there are families, high emotions, layers of traditions, and a lack of personal space involved, there were some truly memorable moments…the delightful,…

Halloween. Do you love it or hate it?

Halloween has really irked me in recent years. For one thing, there’s a beautiful Catholic tradition behind the celebration of October 31 that has got almost completely submerged by the Halloween phenomenon. But mainly, there’s the fact that culturally it’s largely an American celebration and so, being an Australian, to me it feels even more…