A real ‘country Christmas’ – Dec 29

There was sweet parang music, great food, beautiful decorations and wonderful people! The students of Hardbargain (St Paul’s) RC School displayed their unique talents as they shared on traditional parang, a primary schools’ project which was the brainchild of Archbishop Joseph...
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St Stephen’s early example – Dec 22

St Stephen, the first martyr of Christianity, was according to the Acts of the Apostles, a deacon in the early Church at Jerusalem.  He aroused the enmity of members of various synagogues by his teachings.  Members of these synagogues had challenged Stephen’s teachings but...
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Scenes of joy – Dec 15

 After reading and discussing the biblical story of the Angel Gabriel’s visit to Mary with my Standard One pupils at Todd’s Road RC, ideas flowed. The children formed groups and used strategies taught to create shorter versions of the story. The follow-up activity of colouring...
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The Immaculate Conception – Dec 8

This year, because December 8 falls on a Sunday, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated tomorrow, December 9.That Our Lady was conceived free from sin is an ancient belief in the Church and officially promulgated as a dogma of Faith by Pope Pius IX, on...
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Is Christ truly your King? – Nov 24

 When we proclaim Christ as King of our lives and of the world, what do we mean? In 2006 Pope Benedict XVI reminded that the Cross is the ‘throne’ from which Jesus demonstrated the sublime regality of God-love.  The ultimate self-giving of this King and the humility shown in His...
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Effective Catechesis means you prepare well – Nov 17

Preparation is key to a catechist doing effective catechesis i.e. catechesis that will bear fruit in the short and long term. All catechists need adequate preparation, knowledge of the basics of the faith, the skills to communicate Church teaching and good resource material....
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Spirituality for Our Time – Nov 10

“Leave me here freely all alone; in cell where never sunlight shone, should no one ever speak to me, this golden silence makes me free.”( Part of a poem written by Blessed Titus Brandsma while prisoner at Dachau concentration camp.) The way earphones are used to engage people’s...
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Meaningful Catechesis – Nov 3

Catechesis offered in sacramental preparation is not an end in itself.  It is a means to an end, the end being to help us as Church to accomplish the mission of the Church.  We should move on from just acquiring knowledge to allowing ourselves to be formed in the way of Jesus.
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Lessons on the Rosary from John Paul II – Oct 27

Many aspects of Blessed John Paul II were revealed during what has been described as an extraordinary pontificate of almost 27 years.  One writer summarises this pope as a witness to hope, lasting justice and peace among the nations and a strong believer in the dignity and...
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Our Faith – A Treasure To Be Shared – Oct 20

Dr Thomas Groome, Professor of Theology and Religious Education at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry, spent two days with us at Holy Faith Convent, Couva.  His three presentations were:  Will There Be Faith? What Makes and Keeps Us Catholic, and Nurturing the...
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