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 |  09 April 2014

Organisational resources 

Parish Pastoral Councils in Australia Parish Pastoral Councils are councils of the whole Church, where priests, religious, church workers and laity all come together and give leadership to the parish as it discerns its call to live the mission of the church in these times in this community.  

Catholic Commission for Employment Relations Resources include best practice employment guidelines, policies, templates, occupational health and safety information and checklists. Parishes are invited to download and use these documents under their own logo.

Church Resources Supports the not-for-profit sector, harnessing the combined buying power of members to secure competitive pricing on a wide range of procurement solutions, and delivering some of Australia's leading online faith-based publications.  

Catholic Church Insurance Helps religious organisations, including parishes, choose the right insurance cover, including offering advice on risk management.  

Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) Established to provide churches, organisations and individuals with simple, affordable solutions to complex copyright issues. Services include Church Copyright License, Church Video License and Song Select. 

Parishes and Other Mission Agencies Commission Resourcing, supporting and serving the 138 Parishes of the Brisbane Diocese to facilitate strategic planning, policy development, and the monitoring of their operations, and will assist them in identifying strategies and priorities to increase their effectiveness and growth.  

Pastoral Research Office co-ordinates Catholic participation in the National Church Life Surveys, carries out the National Catholic Census Project. Disseminates results, and provides assistance to dioceses, Catholic Education Offices and other Catholic agencies in use of data.  


Liturgical and Prayer Resources 

Broken Bay Institute BBI reaches out to people through its all encompassing approach to theological education, including academic programs that are delivered in partnership with the University of Newcastle, and adult faith education offerings such eConferences.  

Sisters of St Joseph A collection of liturgical and prayer resources prepared for communities and individuals ahead of the canonisation of St Mary MacKillop.

Liturgy Help An internet subscription service, fully authorised by the Catholic Church to publish official liturgical texts online, providing easy access for parishes, schools and other Catholic communities to the wealth of the Church’s liturgical texts; making it faster and easier to prepare materials for liturgy and prayer.  

National Council of Priests Australia An Australia wide organisation of Catholic clergy – bishops, priests and deacons – who join together to support each other in their priestly ministry, acknowledged by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. 

My Faith Workbooks for Parishes LivingWell Media provides a range of audio visual and print resources to the Catholic community.  

Emmaus Productions An independent non-profit organization dedicated to providing creative experiential programs, workshops and events, as well as music and other audio visual resources, which enable children, youth and adults to appreciate their own giftedness and to experience the sacred in their lives.

Litmus Productions Creative resources for liturgy and religious education.

St Pauls Publications  A member of the St Pauls international group, publishes religious books, CDs and DVDs for adults, teenagers and children in the following areas: Bibles and biblical studies, liturgy and liturgical resources, parish bulletins, theology, spirituality, Australian Church, ecumenism, prayer, devotions, Christian life, Catholic Church, Vatican documents and encyclicals of Pope Benedict XVI, educational resources, products for schools and parishes. 


Marriage Resources 

Australian Catholic Marriage and Family Council An Advisory Body directly responsible to  the Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life. Resource kits for use in parishes to reflect on family themes.

Marriage Resource Centre The MRC is dedicated to developing resources that equip couples to become the effective agents of evangelisation to which they are called.




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