Useful Resources

Education

Together at One Altar is a resource for school aged children in years F-12 in Australia to develop their formation in the Eucharist and assist their full, active and conscious participation in the Eucharist

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is the national body of the Bishops of Australia. On this site you will find information and links for individual bishops and dioceses, as well as for the Bishops Commissions and their secretariats and agencies that are charged with carrying forward various aspects of the Church’s mission in Australia. You will also find links to other bodies within the Church, both in Australia and internationally.

CathFamily a web site dedicated to assisting families in making the home the living heart of the church. As a church, we have benefited over the centuries from simple home-based rituals to provide practical faith experiences for our children. This site aims to provide innovative and contemporary resources to continue this tradition—by collecting both traditional and contemporary rituals that Catholic families can adapt into their own family rituals.

Social Justice

Australian Catholic Social Justice Council Social Justice Sunday is celebrated on 29 September. The title of this year's Statement is 'Lazarus at Our Gate: A critical moment in the fight against world poverty'. It describes people forced into desperate choices, 'living hand-to-mouth in slums or shanty towns, or spending their last savings on risky journeys to places they hope can protect them'. The concern for refugees and asylum seekers is brought into sharp relief in the context of the current federal election, where politicians have inflamed fear about increasing numbers of asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat. Read More

Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office, dedicate our efforts towards the acceptance and settlement of Refugees and Migrants into Australia. We do this especially by our efforts to influence Government policies in this area. We also seek to form Catholic Church policy in Australia for the Pastoral Care of Refugees and Migrants.

L’Arche is an international federation of faith communities where people with and without an intellectual disability share life together. L’Arche, a French word for the Ark, seeks to create communities where people live a simple life of work, care, prayer and celebration. Holy Spirit Parish supports the work of L’Arche.

At the St Vincent de Paul Society, we believe people don’t choose to be unemployed, homeless, or mentally ill. We believe disadvantaged people all hope for a better future and need the care and support of a compassionate community to make this change possible. For more information on our parish involvement.

Retreat Centres

Jamberoo Abbey, Jamberoo  http://www.jamberooabbey.org.au/html/home.htm

St Mary’s Towers Retreat Centre, Douglas Park  http://towersretreat.abundance.org.au

St Clement’s Retreat Centre, Galong  http://www.stclement.com.au

Discalced Carmelites, Varroville  http://www.carmelite.com/retreats/default.cfm?loadref=129

*Visit the corresponding Retreat Centre for more details and more retreats.

In the News

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