Downloadable Resources

A Camino Through Lent - First Week of Lent

A Camino Through Lent - First Week of Lent

Sat, 20 Feb 2021

Daily reflections by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB, in collaboration with Sr Susan Richert PVBM, for the First Week of Lent 2021, Sunday 21 - Saturday 27 February.

Prayers, reflections and suggested actions based on the daily readings from scripture, with activities for children.

A Camino through Lent 2021 - from Ash Wednesday

A Camino through Lent 2021 - from Ash Wednesday

Tue, 16 Feb 2021

The first set of daily reflections for Lent 2021, by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB, in collaboration with Sr Susan Richert PVBM, with prayers, reflections and activities for each day from Ash Wednesday to Saturday 20 February. The document begins with suggestions for creating a Lenten prayer-space in your home, and includes some activities for children too.

Justice and Please Newsletter - January 2021

Justice and Please Newsletter - January 2021

Thu, 28 Jan 2021

In January, as we remember the lives devastated by the Holocaust, Fr Marco Villani SDB asks us to think, pray and act to put and end to genocide, which is still taking place in our world today.

Camino with Don Bosco - a new novena

Camino with Don Bosco - a new novena

Thu, 21 Jan 2021

Join the Salesian Family as we pray a new novena to prepare for the feast of our founder, St John Bosco, on 31 January. The reflections, prayers and activities take us through the nine days leading up to the feast, beginning on Friday 22 January.

The novena was created for 2021 by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB, and it includes a couple of simple colouring pages for the children in your life.

Justice & Peace Newsletter, December 2020

Justice & Peace Newsletter, December 2020

Thu, 31 Dec 2020

In the December 2020 issue of the Justice and Peace Newsletter, Fr Marco Villani SDB asks us to think, act, pray for Christians in the Holy Land.

Advent Camino: a Christmas Eve Vigil Service

Advent Camino: a Christmas Eve Vigil Service

Wed, 23 Dec 2020

As the closing activity of our Advent Camino, we offer a beautiful Christmas Eve Vigil Service, created by Sr Susan Richert PVBM for families to use at home, as we bring our virtual Advent pilgrimage to an end.

A Camino through Advent 2020 - Fourth Week

A Camino through Advent 2020 - Fourth Week

Sat, 19 Dec 2020

Materials for prayer and reflection for each day of the fourth week of Advent.

Maranatha Advent Retreat 2020

Maranatha Advent Retreat 2020

Sat, 12 Dec 2020

A version of our Advent Retreat Day 2020 to follow yourself if you missed the event. If you would like the accompanying PowerPoint presentation, please contact us.

A Camino through Advent 2020 - Third Week

A Camino through Advent 2020 - Third Week

Sat, 12 Dec 2020

Our daily prayers and reflections for the fourth week of Advent include a Christmas Novena, beginning on Wednesday 16 December.

A Camino through Advent 2020 - Second Week

A Camino through Advent 2020 - Second Week

Sat, 05 Dec 2020

Scripture, thoughts and prayers for each day of the second week of Advent, with music and images to deepen our reflections and our connection to each other, as we await the coming of the child Jesus.

A Camino through Advent 2020 - First Week

A Camino through Advent 2020 - First Week

Sat, 28 Nov 2020

Join us as we begin our virtual Advent pilgrimage in this very challenging year. Material for prayer and reflection for each day of the First Week of Advent, created by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB, with support from SR Susan Richert PVBM

Reflections on scripture, prayers, thoughts, video links, actions - and some activities for children.

Justice and Peace Newsletter, November 2020

Justice and Peace Newsletter, November 2020

Thu, 26 Nov 2020

The edition of our Justice and Peace newsletter for November looks at the issue of hunger in our difficult times.

Returning to school: a Salesian Perspective

Returning to school: a Salesian Perspective

Thu, 11 Jun 2020

As schools move towards bringing back more pupils with the easing of lockdown, our Province Salesian Education and Schools delegate, Fr David O'Malley, offers a Salesian perspective and guidance for school leaders and teachers.

A Novena to the Sacred Heart for our special times

A Novena to the Sacred Heart for our special times

Wed, 10 Jun 2020

A novena to the Sacred Heart is usually prayed in the nine days preceding the Feast, but can be prayed at any time for your special intentions. This new novena created by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB helps us reflect on our difficult times during th COVID-19 pandemic, and to pray for all those serving our society, and for our families. It is a valuable prayer resource for the coming months.

Pentecost Novena

Pentecost Novena

Wed, 20 May 2020

Nine days of reflection and prayer between the Ascension of the Lord and Pentecost, with links to a varied range of music videos to set a thoughtful scene, by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB.

A Rosary: Mary in May

A Rosary: Mary in May

Tue, 05 May 2020

Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB and Sr Sr Susan Richert PBVM offer a new way to use your rosary to honour Our Lady in her month of May:

Using your rosary beads – in a different way: Take an event in Mary's life and reflect on it. You might use one event each day and either over 1 decade or 5 decades – say the short refrain on the small beads.

Alternatively, you might wish to say the rosary in the usual way but reflect on these events of Mary's life.

A school Chaplaincy's lockdown tips for students

A school Chaplaincy's lockdown tips for students

Mon, 13 Apr 2020

Pray, be kind, be imaginative, be positive! Down-to-earth lockdown tips for students from a Chaplaincy Assistant.

How to Discover Your Vocation

How to Discover Your Vocation

Mon, 13 Apr 2020

Marriage, Priesthood, Consecrated Life, Permanent Diaconate, Single Life? This booklet by Fr Stephen Wang is written for Catholics who are trying to discover what direction their life is going in and what plans God has for them. It will help you to think and pray
about your vocation and become clearer about where God is leading you in your life.