Ministry and Mission



  • What are we Doing on Earth for Christ’s Sake?   
    Fr Richard Leonard SJ. Paulist Press.
    Rather than ignoring the world around us or creating one that is removed from reality, the book encourages the need for honest dialogue, stresses the importance of religious experience, but most importantly, urges the practice of genuine actions for Christ's sake. Also available as an eBook.
  • Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel
    Pope Francis. St Pauls Publications.
    Apostolic Exhortation on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today's World. At a critical time in history, Pope Francis draws on his life experiences and passion for evangelisation to appeal to all communities.
    The text can be read online or you can download the PDF version.
  • Seven Challenges from Pope Francis:  A pastoral resource based on Evangelii Gaudium
    Teresa Pirola. Diocese of Broken Bay. (24p)
    An individual reflection or small group resource based on 'The Joy of the Gospel'.  Available as a free PDF file.
  • The Joy of the Gospel - A Group Reading Guide to Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium
    Bill Huebsch. Twenty third Publications. (48p)
    Study guide with brief paraphrased summaries of each article from Pope Francis’ historic and transformative document. Includes prayerful discussion and reflection questions to help readers respond more personally to the Holy Father’s vision for the Church.  For a sample click here.



  • A Call to Mission (DVD)
  • Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (DVD or iTunes)
    A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose. Her brave witness to her Christian faith and her indomitable conscience are both portrayed superbly in this German film.
  • The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (DVD)
    This is the compelling story of Polish Catholic social worker, Irena Sendler, one of the most remarkable, and unlikely, heroes of World War II, saving 2,500 Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of Poland.