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Resources for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to 25th January: the octave of St Peter and St Paul. However, some areas observe it at Pentecost or some other time.

Each year the international resources are adapted by the Britain and Ireland writers group and extra material is often written, such as meditations for each of the eight days. Material for 2019 o...

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Journey through Lent with JRS

As we journey together through Lent, Jesuit Refugee Services is providing daily e-mails to support our Lenten observances of Fasting, Alms and Prayer.

Each week will follow the experiences of one of the refugees JRS accompanies. Each e-mail will provide an opportunity for Prayer, a focus for alms giving, and a point of reflection to support our fast.

You can sign up to ...

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Lent resources on 'Care of Creation'

The following materials are suitable for Lent 2018 on the theme of 'Care for Creation':

Lent course: Climate change and the purposes of God - Study course by Operation Noah For use with church and house groups. Five sessions with handouts for participants and notes for group leaders. Download from:

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Columban Advent Resource 'Whispers of God'

The Columbans in Australia have produced downloadable resources to celebrate the liturgical season of Advent with the spirit of the environmental encyclical of Pope Francis Laudato Si' in mind. This liturgical Year B the focus is on 'Whispers of God', in resources written by Australian Columban Fr Charles Rue. Each Sunday during Advent focuses on a different topic. "Advent increases ...

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Resources for Advent

The Catholic Bishops' Conference, the Liturgy Office and Bible Society have created a range of free resources entitled Welcome the Word for Advent, Bible Sunday and Christmas.

Topics include: meditations on paintings of the Annunciation, the Nativity and the roles of Simeon and Anna, Scripture activities for children and adults, a special section for Bible Sunday which this year falls on ...

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New scripture-based resource from Bishops' Conference: 'Counting our Blessings'

Counting our Blessings is a new, simple scripture-based resource produced by the Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship at the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, designed for accompanying families. It aims to help families connect their ordinary, everyday living, giving and caring for life with the sense of being 'blessed' - i.e. that God who is love is present with them...

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Columban Resources for Advent 2016

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The Columban Mission Institute's Centre for Peace, Ecology and Justice in Australia has produced this Catholic Advent resource called "Lead Kindly Light" for the four Sundays in November and December 2016, commencing 27 November.

This Columban Advent Resource is a free download, offered as an aid to Catholic teaching and preaching during the liturgical season of Advent. It is suitable for...

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Prayers for children to learn and treasure

On the first Monday of the month, Ten Ten theatre send a newsletter to parents who have attended a parent session in a school. The newsletter includes a chapter from the booklet "Being a Parent Today: Children, Faith and Family Life", published by the CTS.

Ten Ten director Martin O'Brien writes in Jericho Tree: In my diocese (Westminster), the Archbishop has asked that the prayer 'Hail Ho...

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Lenten Resources 2016 - for parishes and schools

From prayers and reflections, study guides and actions, to films and weekly podcasts - there is a huge range of Lenten resources on-line this year for use in parishes and schools or by families and individuals. A selection follows below.

Irish Catholic Bishops Conference - Lent 2016

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Sycamore Film 6: 'Can we trust the Bible and the Christian Tradition?'

The sixth film in the Sycamore programme is now available to view and download: 'Can we trust the Bible and the Christian Tradition?'

Sycamore is a new programme of evangelisation and catechesis for use in parishes, chaplaincies, schools and other settings. It consists of ten films that explore some of the core questions often put to Christian believers: How can I find true happi...

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The Holy Spirit in our lives

The fourth film in the Sycamore programme is now available to view and download, on the topic 'The Holy Spirit in our lives'.

Sycamore is a new programme of evangelisation and catechesis for use in parishes, chaplaincies, schools and other settings. It consists of ten films that explore some of the core questions often put to Christian believers: How can I find true happiness? What is the...

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Ireland: Archbishop Eamon Martin launches online Advent Calendar

Archbishop Eamon Martin has launched a specially commissioned 2014 Advent calendar on the homepage of the Irish Catholic bishops' website: to coincide with the beginning of Advent on Sunday 30 November. 

Archbishop Eamon said: "I am delighted to launch this year's Advent calendar which each day will reveal Advent information and prayer ...

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Ireland: Lighthouse Catholic Media Project

According to one Catholic charity helping Catholics know, live and share their faith now couldn't be easier! Through its innovative parish program now active in over 200 parishes, The Lighthouse Catholic Media Project is providing parishioners across Ireland and the UK with a huge range of talks on CD at very low cost from the best Catholic speakers in the English speaking world.


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Life in Christ - major new teaching resource launched

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Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ, Fr Stephen Wang, Dr Philomena Cullen, Bishop John Arnold, Suzy Brouard and Professor Gavin D'Costa.Many leading contemporary Catholic theologians and Scripture scholars in the UK, have contributed to Life in Christ, a major new study resource, for use in parishes, colleges and schools, youth and young adult groups launched at Amigo Hall in Southwar...

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