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Liturgy resources

31 January 2015


Prayer and spirituality

St Mary Magdalene, The Apostle to the Apostles

23 June 2020 |

The feast day of St Mary Magdalene is celebrated on 22 July. The following is a prayer rite to be used for the feast day.


Bible reflection: Say ‘yes’ if you mean yes, ‘no’ if you mean no

10 June 2020 | Michele Frankeni

The importance of keeping your word.


Bible reflection: ‘This poor widow has put in more than all’

03 June 2020 |

In this week’s Bible reflection we consider the nature of generosity.


Prayer rite: The invitation of May Day

30 April 2020 | James O'Brien

Hymns, readings, reflection and prayers of petition for 1 May.


Prayer rite: Easter – Seeking life in his name

31 March 2020 | James O'Brien

Hymns, readings, reflection and prayers of petition for Easter.


Bible reflection: ‘Has no one condemned you?’

25 March 2020 |

In this week’s Bible Reflection we consider the passage from John’s Gospel (8:1-11) about the woman brought before Jesus charged with adultery and contrast his leadership style with that of the scribes and Pharisees.


Bible reflection: The healing at the pool of Bethseda

18 March 2020 | Staff

In this week's Bible Reflection we consider the healing of the man at the pool of Bethseda in John's Gospel (John 5:1-3, 5-16).


An ocean of meaning

17 March 2020 | Michael McGirr

The story of Jonah is full of humour but it also asks us to turn
away from our own interests and let God set the tone of our lives.


Bible reflection: I have not come to abolish the Law

10 March 2020 | Michele Frankeni

A weekday reading on the importance of leading by example.


Bible reflection: Practise what you preach

04 March 2020 |

Bible reflection for the article 'Becoming an influencer' in the Australian Catholics' autumn 2020 edition.


Prayer rite: International Women's Day (8 March)

29 February 2020 | Michele Frankeni

Hymns, readings, reflection and prayers of petition to commemorate International Women’s Day, held on 8 March.


Bible reflection: 'Faith without good works is not alive'

26 February 2020 | Michele Frankeni

In reflecting on 'Raising leaders of hope' in the Australian Catholics autumn 2020 edition, St James' exhortation that faith without good works is not alive, is pertinent.


Leadership: Prayer rite for all those called to serve others

12 February 2020 | Michele Frankeni

Suggestions for the commissioning of leaders.


Prayer rite: Shrove Tuesday – the Feast before the Fast

31 January 2020 | James O'Brien

Hymns, readings, reflection and prayers of petition for Shrove Tuesday.


Prayer rite: Australia Day

31 December 2019 | James O'Brien

Hymns, readings, reflection and prayers of petition for Australia Day.


Prayer rite: Advent – The Lord is with you

30 November 2019 | James O'Brien

Hymns, readings, reflection and prayers of petition for Advent.


Bible reflection: Joy over the finding of one lost sheep

30 November 2019 | Michele Frankeni

Each week we consider a Gospel reading from an upcoming weekday Mass. This week we reflect on the joy of finding something that had been lost.


Bible reflection: Jesus cures the centurion’s servant

26 November 2019 |

Each week we consider a Gospel reading from an upcoming weekday Mass. This week we reflect on the power of faith and the generosity of Jesus to all peoples.


Bible reflection: The widow’s mite

19 November 2019 | Staff

Each week we consider a gospel reading from an upcoming weekday Mass. This week we reflect on Luke’s Gospel on the generosity of a widow.


Bible reflection: Jesus heals the blind man

12 November 2019 | Staff

In this week’s Bible reflection we consider Luke’s Gospel of Jesus healing the blind man.


Bible reflection: ‘You are God’s building’

06 November 2019 | Staff

In this week’s Bible reflection we consider the Gospel where Jesus said that if the Temple was destroyed in three days he would raise it up.


Prayer rite: Remembrance

31 October 2019 | James O'Brien

Hymns, readings, reflection and prayers of petition for November – the month of remembrance.


Bible reflection: A great feast is prepared

29 October 2019 | James O'Brien

Each week we consider a reading from the weekday masses. In this week’s Bible reflection we consider the meaning behind Luke’s Gospel on the Great Feast.


Bible reflection: 'Do you know how to interpret these times'

16 October 2019 | Michele Frankeni

Each week we consider a reading from the weekday masses. In this week's Bible reflection we unpack Jesus' exhortation to 'judge for yourselves what is right'.


Bible reflection: ‘I will send them prophets and apostles’

13 October 2019 | James O'Brien

This week's Bible reflection looks at the Gospel reading of Luke 11:47-54 where Jesus reminds us that the persecution of prophets and apostles is a reality when people are closed to the Good News.


Prayer rite: An extraordinary missionary month

30 September 2019 | James O'Brien

Hymns, readings, reflection and prayers of the people to mark October 2019 as the 'Pope's extraordinary missionary month'.


Bible reflection: 'And he got up and followed him'

17 September 2019 | Staff

This week's Bible reflection examines Jesus' call to Matthew the tax collector.


Bible reflection: ‘My servant will be healed’

08 September 2019 | Staff

In this week's Bible reflection we marvel at the faith of the Centurion.


Bible reflection: 'Master of the Sabbath'

03 September 2019 | Staff

In this week's closer look at Bible readings, we consider the First Reading and Gospel for Saturday 7 September 2019.


Bible reflection: Gospel of talents

27 August 2019 | Michele Frankeni

In this week’s Bible reflection we learn of the servants who were entrusted with great wealth by their master and how they repaid him.


Bible reflection: The commandments of love

20 August 2019 |

Love was Jesus' simple answer to the Pharisees' question of what is the greatest commandment.


Season of Creation prayers

19 August 2019 | James O'Brien

Hymns, readings, reflection and prayers of petition for the Season of Creation.


Bible reflection: ‘Who then can be saved?’

14 August 2019 | Michele Frankeni

In our weekly Bible reading we look at Matthew's Gospel which has Jesus saying that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.


Bible reflection: The feeding of the five thousand

30 July 2019 | Staff

Each week, Catholic Teacher looks at a Gospel reading that will be heard at a daily Mass in the coming week. The reading will be accompanied by some questions and then the Reflection from the pray.com.au website. This week's reading is the feeding of the five thousand.


Mary MacKillop paraliturgy

30 July 2019 | James O'Brien

Mary MacKillop lived with radical faith and trust, inspiring hope in entire generations of people. Here is a short paraliturgy to use when marking her feast day on 8 August.

 


Ignatian 'Awareness' Examen for all

16 July 2019 | James O'Brien

We invite you to pray, or to offer to your class or school community, the Awareness Examen, which helps us become aware of the various movements we experience in our days.


Bible reflection: 'I will speak to you in parables'

16 July 2019 | Staff

In a new series, Catholic Teacher will look at a Gospel reading that will be heard at a daily Mass in the next week. The reading will be accompanied by some questions and then the Reflection from the daily pray.com.au website. This week we look at how Jesus communicates through parables.


ANZAC Day prayer ritual

17 April 2019 | James O'Brien

Suggestions for an ANZAC Day liturgy service.


Liturgy: May we remember them - All Souls Day

25 October 2017 | Geraldine Martin

On All Souls Day we remember those who have died – friends, colleagues, relatives. This paraliturgy can help commemorate this day in schools. 


Liturgy: That's what friends are for!

18 October 2017 | Geraldine Martin

A liturgy on the theme of friendship to use in your school and parish.


Liturgy: Faith and belief

23 August 2017 | Geraldine Martin

A liturgy on the theme of faith and belief to use in your school and parish.


Liturgy: Count on me

19 July 2017 | Geraldine Martin

A liturgy to highlight mental health awareness in your school and parish.


Pentecost liturgy: Heart ablaze

17 May 2017 |

A liturgy to celebrate Pentecost in your school and parishes.


Peace Liturgy

19 April 2017 | Geraldine Martin

A peace liturgy to commemorate either ANZAC Day or Remembrance Day in your parish and classroom.  


Prayer rite: Hello autumn, Goodbye summer

15 March 2017 | Geraldine Martin

An Autumn liturgy to say ‘Hello’ to autumn and ‘Goodbye’ to summer 


Liturgy: Ash Wednesday

15 February 2017 | Geraldine Martin

In this liturgy, parishes and schools will prepare their hearts and minds for the Lenten season. 


Liturgy: Family life in all its diversity

01 February 2017 | Geraldine Martin

In this liturgy, parishes and schools will have the opportunity to celebrate family life. 


Advent liturgy: Why are we waiting?

16 November 2016 | Geraldine Martin

An advent liturgy that explores the question 'Why are we waiting?' as we prepare for Christmas


Liturgy: Superheroes, heroes and Saints

12 October 2016 | Geraldine Martin

A liturgy to reflect on the heroes and saints in our communities and Catholic tradition.


Liturgy: Rebirth

24 August 2016 | Geraldine Martin

A liturgy to celebrate the beginning of spring.


Liturgy: Reconciliation

20 July 2016 | Geraldine Martin

This is a liturgy for healing and reconciliation.


Liturgy: What if everyone cared?

13 June 2016 | Geraldine Martin

In this liturgy, students will reflect on how all humanity is interconnected.


Liturgy: May the month of Mary our mother

11 May 2016 | Geraldine Martin

A liturgy to honour Mary our mother during her month - May!


Washing of the Feet: Liturgy for Holy Week

09 March 2016 | Geraldine Martin

Holy Week liturgy based on the Washing of the Feet


Year of Mercy liturgy

02 March 2016 | Geraldine Martin

A liturgy to deepen your schools’ understanding of Pope Francis’ call to Catholics during this Year of Mercy.


Beginning of the school year liturgy

03 February 2016 | Geraldine Martin

This is a service to mark the beginning of the school year. The service aims to provide space for students to express their hopes for the year, and start afresh the next chapter in their school lives.


Advent liturgy: A time of joyful expectation

04 November 2015 | Geraldine Martin

An Advent liturgy to prepare your school and/or parish for the Christmas season.


Graduation Liturgy

30 September 2015 | Geraldine Martin

A graduation liturgy to celebrate, farewell and bless your graduating class.


Liturgy for Father’s Day

12 August 2015 | Geraldine Martin

A liturgy for fathers and carers to use this Father’s Day.


Environmental Liturgy

30 July 2015 | Geraldine Martin

A liturgy on the environment to celebrate Pope Francis’ encyclical ‘Laudato si’ in your school and parish.


Liturgy for the winter season

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08 July 2015 | Geraldine Martin

A liturgy for the winter season to use during your school’s or community’s Vinnies Winter Appeal or other charity collection to help those in need.


Prayer rite for refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people

20 May 2015 | Geraldine Martin

A liturgy for refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people to use for World Refugee Day.


Prayer rite for mothers and carers

04 May 2015 | Geraldine Martin

A prayer rite for mothers and carers to use around Mother's Day and during the month of May (our Mother Mary's month)


ANZAC Day Liturgy

15 April 2015 | Geraldine Martin

ANZAC Day is a time to remember our war heroes and reflect on the cost of war. This liturgy will give students and faculty an opportunity to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli while prayerfully marking this day of remembrance.


Liturgy Resource: Lenten Candle Paraliturgy

10 February 2015 | Geraldine Martin

LENT is a season of soul-searching and repentance, a season for reflection and taking stock. This paraliturgy offers an opportunity for students to contemplate the meaning of the Lenten season and how they can make a difference over the next 40 days.


Liturgy resource: Memorial service for the death of a student or staff member

29 January 2015 | Geraldine Martin

In a Catholic school, students will often ask for some sort of service to celebrate the life of a friend or teacher who has passed away. This memorial service provides the opportunity for students and staff to express emotions through a variety of ways.


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