have an unwritten way in our office of answering phone calls – you
never know who might be at the other end! One night the phone rang – I
was the last one here, and I was tempted to let it ring. I answered the
call. The person on the other end was ringing to make a substantial
At lunchtime on Monday, the phone was ringing, and I was eating lunch
at my desk – a bad habit I know. The voice at the other end was asking
for help. Danny lives in country NSW, now semi-retired but is actively
involved as a voluntary catechist working in his parish with primary
students in the government school.
His concern was the ageing material that was in use in the catechetic
programs and wanted to know how he could access content we produce for
Australian Catholics. His parish does not subscribe to our magazine,
and the online materials are only a part of what we provide in print. I
offered to send him some back issues.
This morning I received a regular email from Loyola Press in Chicago.
They are the largest Catholic publisher in the USA and are deeply
involved in primary school texts. Each week, they publish a
comprehensive bulletin called Sunday Connection. Content includes
liturgy resources for the upcoming Sunday for classrooms for grades –
1-3, 4-6, 7-8 and family. Click here to access it.
For the last five weeks, we have featured articles from our Madonna
magazine which we hope has been beneficial to you. The magazine
contains in-depth prayer and spirituality resources. Click here to get your copy of the current
Our Church has enormous resources, and often we forget their depth.
They are all gifts of the Spirit. If you have some suggestions on
resources you access, please share them with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Live in hope,