halloween children's activities

11 Halloween Children’s Activities to put the Holy back into Secular Halloween

What are your feelings about Halloween? It’s been a dilemma for me to work out how to adjust to the relatively new and mostly secularised Halloween culture in Australia.  As kids we always went to Mass for All Saints and All Souls Days but here in Brisbane, Australia, in the 80s and 90s we never …

Free Animation for Faith Formation

Below is one of my original ‘Videoscribe’ animations. Please feel free to share it with your students, staff and families. Videos make great prayer resources to add to your faith formation tool kit as you build a Catholic Ethos in your community. “Jesus Brings Those on the Outside to the Inside” In just over 4 …

Guided Meditations

Noble Gospel Values Meditation (8 minutes 32 seconds) This guided meditation for whole-person wellbeing takes the listener through the following 4 steps: Bringing to mind your Noble Gospel value that you have prioritised for yourself  Cultivate a practice of gratitude Pray for others with compassion Visualise yourself living out your immediate goals in line with …

Ideas for Praying the Rosary with Children

“When people love and recite the Rosary they find it makes them better.” – St. Anthony Mary Claret “The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you’ll be amazed at the results.”– St. Josemaria Escriva  “The Rosary is a prayer both so humble and simple and a theologically rich in Biblical content. …