Religious Life

Following St Joseph’s example

A powerful prayer life throughout 2020 led Berala parishioner Ivica Kovac to a unique new role as a Sydney Catholic primary schools’ Family Educator.

“Encouraged by two priests, I was praying to St Joseph; I wanted to do something more,” Mr Kovac, who comes from an equipment rental business b …

New Family Educators welcomed

Today we welcomed 16 new Family Educators into the Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) family.

“It’s really exciting to actually have all our primary schools – bar three – with a Family Educator now,” SCS’ Educator Officer: Church Engagement, Bernadette Bridle, said.

“They’re all really eager an …

i4give Day song released

Acclaimed Catholic musician John Burland has penned a moving song inspired by conversations with grieving couple Leila and Danny Abdallah, whose three children and cousin were tragically killed by a drunk and drugged driver at Oatlands.

I Forgive You has been released ahead of i4giv …

Pictures tell the Christmas Story

The silent witness of the donkey at the Nativity scene, Herod the puppeteer, and modern-day Magi depicted as a farmer, doctor and fireman – they are among the themes portrayed in a Catholic schools’ Christmas Story Art Exhibition and Competition.

About 12,000 Year 5 and 6 students from school …

Publicity to purpose

For more than 15 years, Laura Neeson owned a successful PR agency. She worked with big fashion, beauty and lifestyle labels but often felt she had to push her faith to the side to fit in.

It was on a life-changing pilgrimage to Medjugorje, a town in Bosnia and Herzegovina, that the mother-of- …

Blessed are the Zoomers

The coronavirus has seen a growing number of lapsed, irregular and curious churchgoers join a congregation using online technology.

By dipping their toes in digital worship, people can enter a church discretely before making a commitment with their feet, said Sydney Catholic Schools ’ chaplai …