Educational Resources

Explore our online Columban educational resources for schools, parishes, religious and community groups.

Preparing religious educational resources is part of our ongoing work in raising mission awareness. We see this work as an important part of our service to the mission of the Catholic Church in Australia.

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A Catholic Season of Creation - Sundays of September (Year B, 2018)
An online Catholic liturgical resource for Celebrating a Catholic Season of Creation during September. (read more)

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Advent Resource Year C

Advent - Pathways: Hope for the Journey (Year C, 2018)
Celebrate the liturgical seasons of Advent with the spirit of the environmental encyclical of Pope Francis Laudato Si’ (LS) in mind. (read more)

Children's Prayer Book - Making the Sign of the Cross
16-page prayer booklet for children with illustrations of: Making the Sign of the Cross. Order your copies today. (read more)
Columban Education Kit
A resource for students doing an assignment on the Columbans. Provides information on who we are and the work we do. (read more)

Lenten Resource - The Grace of Place (Year C)
This online Catholic resource consists of six weekly Lenten reflections to accompany the Gospels for Year C. It explores different aspects of how having a heightened sense of place in the natural world enables us to grow in our reverence for God, and in our care for all creation. (read more)

Lenten Resource - The Grace of Forests (Year B)
The Grace of Forests consists of six weekly Lenten reflections exploring Australian forests ideally suited for senior students and adults. (read more)

Lenten Reflection - The Grace of Earth (Year A)
The Grace of Earth resource consists of six worksheets related to the Gospel readings which focus on six aspects of Earth's life support systems: Atmosphere, Oceans, Fresh Water, Land, Plant Life, Animal Life. (read more)
Reflections
A selection of reflections published in The Far East suitable for parish groups, small group discussion, schools. (read more)
Gospel of Life
A series of 10 discussion and action sheets on Biblical themes of justice. For secondary school or adult use. (read more)
Living the Gospel
A brief introduction to some of the issues which concern Columbans around the world. (read more)

Making Mission Month Count
Mission Month is a time to raise awareness of the role of mission in our lives, in our schools and in our parishes. Here are some suggestions that may assist you during Mission Month. (read more)

Mission Month Resource 2 - Mission Alive
14 page web based resource, Mission Alive, to assist your students in understanding the missionary dimension of the Church - both locally and globally. (read more)
Stations of the Forests

Stations of the Forests (Australian version)
This prayerful Catholic resource laments the stages in the death of part of God’s Creation. It incorporates issues related to rainforest destruction, extractive industries, loss of biodiversity and climate change. (read more)

Click here for other useful articles and resources from the Columban Peace, Ecology and Justice (PEJ) office.

The Golden Rule
Treat others as you would like them to treat you - also known as the Ethic of Reciprocity, has been valued by human societies for thousands of years and is found worldwide throughout cultures, religions, secular philosophies and indigenous traditions. (read more)
Ten things everyone needs to know about Islam booklet
An excellent introduction to Islam for schools, education, homes and offices. This 36-page booklet is written by John L. Esposito. (read more)
columban-tfe-march-2018 The Far East - Magazine
The Far East magazine is published by St Columbans Mission Society. It features articles and photographs by Columban missionaries from those countries where the missionaries work. Here you will find PDF copies of the magazine for educational use. (read more)