We are constantly in the process of becoming disciples – learning, growing and practicing the art of following Jesus in faith and life. On this page you will find links to resources that will assist each of us in becoming more intentional and faith filled disciples, bringing hope, love, peace and joy to the world.
Adult Faith Resources
A resource website containing thousands of faith formation videos, movies, programs, audio and books covering all aspects of our Catholic faith. Materials for both adults and children. Sign-up for Free using our Diocesan Subscription. Click here for details.
Bishop Robert Barron—Word on Fire
A free collection of a wide variety of short videos explaining our Catholic Faith all lead by the now Bishop Robert Barron.
Bible in One Year with Fr Mike Schmitz
If you’ve struggled to read the Bible, this podcast is for you. Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast, hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz and featuring Jeff Cavins, guides Catholics through the Bible in 365 daily episodes. Each 20-25 minute episode includes:
- two to three scripture readings
- a reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz
- and guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in his Word.
Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast for Catholics follows a reading plan inspired by the Great Adventure Bible Timeline® learning system, a groundbreaking approach to understanding Salvation History developed by renowned Catholic Bible teacher Jeff Cavins.
Tune in and live your daily life through the lens of God’s word!
Bible in One Year (phone app)
From the founders of Alpha, Nicky & Pippa Gumble take you through a reading of the whole bible, with reflections, in one year. Taking 20-30 min to soak in scripture.
Bible & Catechism in One Year
By making a commitment of only twenty to thirty minutes a day, you can prayerfully read through the entire Bible and/or Catechism in one year! Use whatever Bible translation you like that contains the entire Canon of Scripture. This guide is divided by month, but you can start at any time.
Online Biblical Commentaries
Australia’s own Fr Michael Fallon msc has made available online his extensive range of online Biblical commentaries including audio
Children’s Faith Resources
CathFAMILY & CathKIDS
CAtHFAMILY provides a selection of activities, prayer rituals, crafts and recipes for families to use in nurturing faith. Part of this suite includes CathKids: A weekly interactive experience with a two-minute animated reflection on the Sunday reading, questions to stimulate discussion, a simple activity and prayer. Families in the diocese are encouraged to utilise these resources at home to share faith with kids. Visit www.cathfamily.org to sign up. It’s free for the first three months during this Covid-19 pandemic.
The Faith Circles resource is for faith sharing small groups aimed at bringing people together to share their lives and the ways in which Jesus is working in them through his Holy Spirit. Each month we provide a set of 1 page sheets with the Sunday gospel for that week, reflection by Pope Francis, discussion questions and prayer points.
Liturgy & Prayer Resources
LiturgyHelp – Prayer resources for individuals and families
LiturgyHelp provides a range of online resources which include daily prayers and readings, prayer services, the Sunday Mass, commentaries, homilies and reflections as well as Gospel based activities and resources to support personal and family prayer.
Pray as You Go
Pray as You Go provides daily reflections on the scriptures using the readings of the day. Also available as a phone app.
Created by the Australian Province of the Redemptorist Missionaries, this app provides reflections on the daily scripture readings. Bread 4 Today is as a free, accessible meditation aid which people can use to come closer to God and effect positive change in their lives and their community.
The prayer archive allows users to search past entries by category so that they can reflect on prayers that match their frame of mind. Its categories include: Courage, A Just World, Relationships, Hope, Hard Times, Faith, Forgiveness and special intensions (calendar days of prayer and reflection). All prayers can be shared via social media with a tap of the screen, thanks to its integrated social media
menALIVE is a national Catholic ministry to men which was founded out of a response to a great need in the hearts and lives of men and a great need in the life of the Catholic Church. The purpose of menALIVE is to bring men together, to renew their faith in God and to encourage them to become an active force within the Church. Through a variety of events and programs, men are invited to explore what God would want for their lives and how they might come to experience the fullness of life that God wants for us all.
We regularly run menALIVE weekends which are opportunities for men to explore what makes them feel fully alive. During the weekend, the menALIVE team share about their lives, the challenges they face and the hope they have discovered in seeking to walk this journey with God. Perhaps the most important thing the weekend offers is the space for men to reflect and share with one another about themselves and their lives. The experience of the weekend is powerful and dynamic, and most men are inspired with a new sense of purpose and mission. The weekend is organised by men in your local region and conducted by an experienced team of menALIVE leaders. It is suitable for all men from 18 years of age.
New events coming in 2021
Small Group DVD Resources
Sharing faith in small groups is both enjoyable and fruitful – we feel supported and can find the insights and reflections from others helpful in discovering where God is at work within our own situation.
The Diocese has made available some DVD resources for continuing to build and develop the strong community and faith relationships we seek. Many parishes already enjoy using these resources to assist people grow deeper in their faith and life as disciples.
These resources can be found here.