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RESource E-News
RESource E-News

25 October 2013


At this time of the year, amidst the examinations, celebrations and farewell assemblies, occurs the planning for 2014. The year of  St Matthew in the Sunday Gospels might prompt a new unit on that evangelist, especially looking at the Sermon on the Mount, Ch 5-7.

What's On
These look interesting


 MISSION EXPO- A night for young people inspired by their experiences of local and international mission. 6.30 THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER ST PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL-CARDINAL KNOX CENTRE

AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE-Thursday 5 December to Saturday 7 December. Up to 4000 young Catholics from year 9 to 25 years of age will gather for a celebration of faith, music, testimonies, and workshops.


LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS –National Liturgical Conference- Wollongong/ 15-18 January 2014
A gathering of keynote speakers and workshop presenters featuring Archbishop Mark Coleridge and Fr Michael Joncas.



Have you seen:
Consider these
The Pastoral Research Online issue 6 has is worth a look. Apart from tracing the Mass Attendance figures in Australia it offers an engaging sample of people responding to the question of awareness of God in your life. This question of religious experience is a valid one for teachers and students today.


A remarkable insight into our new Pope is this one:
Charles Rose interview about Interviewing the Pope with Fr Matt Malone- well worth the watch.


Have you seen:
Jesus and Paul
Jesus and Paul

Jerome Murphy- O'Connor, the outstanding Pauline scholars has penned a very readable, teacher friendly book Jesus and Paul- Parallel lives.  In this publication he notes that their age, vocations, knowlege and death all have amazing parallels. A good primer in planning a unit on Paul.

St Paul Publications

Jewish-Christian Relations
Jewish-Christian Relations

Many classes explore the Jewish basis to the Christian religion and, with Matthew's Gospel next year, a good primer for those classes is Maurice Ryan's Jewish-Christian Relations- a text book for Australian students.  RESource scripture section on Matthew's Gospel also has a range of links for these Jewish questions - Encountering: studying the texts.

I'm Not Scared: a novel for next year?
I'm Not Scared: a novel for next year?

Niccolo Ammaniti's novel I'm Not Scared could be studied in both English and Religious Education with middle or senior secondary students. The ethical questions that challenge this Italian community demand deep dialogue and the RESource schema for analysis offers a good basis to discuss the issues. Put it on your summer reading list if you have not read this one.

Text Publishing Melbourne

Catholic Education Office