Educational Resources

Explore our online Columban educational resources for schools, parishes, religious and community groups.

Preparing religious educational resources is part of our ongoing work in raising mission awareness. We see this work as an important part of our service to the mission of the Catholic Church in Australia.

We are grateful for your Donation to help towards continuing this service.

Lenten Resource 2023 - Year A - A Short History of Happiness: Lent to Easter

A Catholic Season of Creation - Sundays of September

(Year A, Year B, Year C)
An online Catholic liturgical resource for Celebrating a Catholic Season of Creation during September.

Advent Catholic Resource:

"Lead kindly light" (Year A), "Whispers of God" (Year B)Hope for the Journey (Year C)
Catholic Advent resource for the four Sundays in November/December.

Children's Prayer Book - Making the Sign of the Cross
16-page prayer booklet for children with illustrations of: Making the Sign of the Cross. Order your copies today.
Columban Education Kit
A resource for students doing an assignment on the Columbans. Provides information on who we are and the work we do.

Lenten Resource - Laudato Si' Stations of the Cross
Columban Fr Charles Rue brings together his ecological expertise and knowledge of prayer and liturgy to give us a Stations of the Cross that is up-to-date and deeply prayerful. 

A selection of reflections published in The Far East suitable for parish groups, small group discussion, schools. (read more)
Gospel of Life
A series of 10 discussion and action sheets on Biblical themes of justice. For secondary school or adult use.
Living the Gospel
A brief introduction to some of the issues which concern Columbans around the world.

Making Mission Month Count
Mission Month is a time to raise awareness of the role of mission in our lives, in our schools and in our parishes. Here are some suggestions that may assist you during Mission Month.

Mission Month Resource 2 - Mission Alive
14 page web based resource, Mission Alive, to assist your students in understanding the missionary dimension of the Church - both locally and globally.
Stations of the Forests

Stations of the Forests (Australian version)
This prayerful Catholic resource laments the stages in the death of part of God’s Creation. It incorporates issues related to rainforest destruction, extractive industries, loss of biodiversity and climate change.

Click here for other useful articles and resources from the Columban Peace, Ecology and Justice (PEJ) office.

The Golden Rule
Treat others as you would like them to treat you - also known as the Ethic of Reciprocity, has been valued by human societies for thousands of years and is found worldwide throughout cultures, religions, secular philosophies and indigenous traditions.
Ten things everyone needs to know about Islam booklet
An excellent introduction to Islam for schools, education, homes and offices. This 36-page booklet is written by John L. Esposito.
columban-tfe-march-2018 The Far East - Magazine
The Far East magazine is published by St Columbans Mission Society. It features articles and photographs by Columban missionaries from those countries where the missionaries work. Here you will find PDF copies of the magazine for educational use.
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Columban Mission in Pakistan
Read our collection of Columban Mission in Pakistan Booklets, an initiative of Columban Fr Robert McCulloch who regularly visits Australia to assist with Columban mission awareness raising. 

columban books and booklets Columban Books & Booklets
Purchase a collection of Books & Booklets published by St Columban Mission Society.
Prayer Books Prayer Books
Purchase a collection of Prayer Books published by St Columban Mission Society.