International Family Group Day – Booval Qld

It was a glorious sunny Autumn morning – truly worthy of the International Family Groups Day. Here at Sacred Heart, Booval, Qld., we celebrated with Mass, followed by morning tea for all. How fitting it was that today’s Gospel and Homily were centred on “Love One Another.” Twenty-eight years ago, two young Passionist Priests, the Traynor brothers, came to run a mission in our parish. Definitely not the traditional Fire and Brimstone variety of the past. At each session, Father…

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What Makes a Family Group Work?

On a beautiful Autumn morning I sit watching the sun rays dance across the water listening to the soft singing of the breeze passing through the trees. I have arrived early to the meeting spot that in ten minutes time will be filled with warm greetings, the excited shouts of children and an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance and love. I am awaiting the start of our monthly Family Group get together. While I sit and wait I reflect on the…

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Meditations of the Heart CD

by Fr Peter McGrath CP
“In your busy world, this is a time for you to nourish your heart. Only God can give you a peace beyond understanding, deep in your heart, at the very centre of your being.”

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10th Anniversary of 9/11

As we all remembered the tragedy of 9/11 ten years ago, Father Peter McGrath was celebrating a Mass of Remembrance in Auburn, Maine USA with the parish of St. Phillips where their 7 Family Groups were celebrating 15 years. Fr. Roger Chabot, Pastor when Family Groups were first started but now retired, returned to take part in the Mass and the following celebration. Also, Chief Dan Daly was giving a heart rending presentation in Dublin to remember the victims of…

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Hands Across the Pacific

The First Congregational Church of Manchester, Vermont USA has provided a helping hand by way of a financial donation to the Family Groups of Tully. FAMILY CELEBRATION: This support came at a time when the area was and is still getting back on its feet after the devastating Cyclone Yasi. It was time to gather as one community and rejoice in all the good things after months and months of dealing with the massive clean up. Many lives are still on…

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