Catholic Teacher: Faith formation resources for Term Three 2021

Michael McVeigh 22 July 2021

Here’s what we have in store for you in Catholic Teacher in Term Two.


In Term Three many of the articles will have been contributed by the student guest editors who took part in the online internship program, run by Australian Catholics. We also celebrate the 200th anniversary of Catholic education in Australia.

Here’s what we have in store for you in Catholic Teacher in Term Three.

15 July: Finding your first job

Wrapping up our series on work from the Winter edition, one of our young writers shares her tips on finding and starting a job as a teenager, while we encourage students to share and explore other ‘first job’ stories.

22 July: Making better choices

We explore the life of St Ignatius Loyola, and how he pioneered a way to discern how to make better choices and become more aware of what God is asking of us in our daily life.

29 July: Inconvenient saintly truths

Ahead of her feast day on 8 August, Peter Fleming explores the life of St Mary MacKillop and how the path to holiness sometimes takes a person along far more difficult roads. We also feature a prayer for the feast day.

5 August: Where is God?

One of student editors of our youth edition explores where we might find God in our daily life, and we ask students to consider where they might find God in their own day-to-day experience.

12 August: Celebrating cultures

We look at the contributions of migrants to Australian culture and the life of our Church, featuring a reflection from one of the student editors of our Spring 2021 edition about what it means to feel a welcome part of the community.

19 August: The politics of Jesus

One of the student editors of the Spring edition takes a look at the politics of Jesus and how we might approach issues we face in our society today, and another considers what we can do in our own backyards to make a difference in the world, with a focus on environmental concerns ahead of the month of prayer for creation in September.

26 August: The Catholic continuum

Continuing on the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Catholic education, Ann Rennie looks at how her education shaped her life and vocation, and we encourage students to reflect on their own part in the ‘Catholic continuum’.

2 September: Hope in community

What does it mean to be part of a global Church? One of the student editors of the Spring edition shares some reflections from Catholics around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, while we speak to another student who earlier this year had a video call with Pope Francis and other young people around the world.

9 September: Comprehending the incomprehensible

Exploring what we see when we think about God.