Surviving taking young children to Mass

  My column published in last week’s Catholic Weekly. Everyone loves the idea of parents coming to Mass with their young children, but not everyone always enjoys having young children there, including the parents themselves. I’ve been to Masses where I’ve broken out in a sweat from trying to keep the children relatively still and…

Tell me your First Holy Communion memories

It’s one of my favourite memories from when I was a kid, and I remember the day before as much as the day itself. The day was pretty cool, especially feeling all grown up and having my relatives all come and make a huge fuss of me. But the day before I felt pure joy. As my parents cleaned and tidied and organised…