Prayer & Reflection



Apostleship of Prayer

The Apostleship of Prayer belongs to the ordinary people of the Church. The way is Apostolic in that each and everyone of us is being encouraged to take part in spreading the Gospel message by urging a few friends to join in  praying, everyday, the Gospel of Our Lord.

Pray with Pope Francis
We are now taking orders for the 2018 booklet.  The booklet is designed to help you pray each day for the universal intention of the Holy Father. It contains removable pages with the Holy Father’s monthly intention. Each month’s intention is included with a prayer reflection.

Available from
Jesuit Communications
20 The Vaucluse
Richmond, Victoria 3121

Contact Details
Jesuit Communications
T  1300 72 88 46


The Pastoral Review
A place for recommended reading: The Pastoral Review:-This is a very readable magazine produced in England which usually has articles of interest to the geneneral reader, as well as to priests which is why it was called "Priests and People". Its name has now been changed to The Pastoral Review. Read "Polarisation and Liturgy", an article from this magazine by Andrew Cameron-Mowat SJ. You will find it at        The Pastoral Review      (Note that you will have to search for this article once you get to the site.) And while you are there read "Celibacy as Oppression" by Donald Cozzens. You may then ask yourself "Why does the Church still insist on celibacy for priests?".
Seasonal Reflections & Articles
Lent American collection of some spiritual reflections and practical advice and information on the coming Lenten season

A useful resource for family

A resource for children in Lent

Advent & Christmas


In the tradition of Ignatian Spirituality

General resources for Advent

For Christmas

Weekly Reflections by our Parish Priest
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Please visit the Newsletter Archive to view the reflection published in each weekly bulletin. 
The Norbert Homilies
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The Collection of Homilies from Fr Norbert. This section of the website represents just under five years of Fr Norbert Olsen's work. Fr Norbert Olsen died on 10 May 2009, aged 78 years. He was greatly loved and will be sadly missed. This section contains the links to Fr Norbert's Homilies starting from September 12th 2004
The Fr John Reilly Commentaries
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An introduction from Fr John Reilly SJ:

My commentaries are written to help people prepare themselves to listen more attentively to the gospel (and in some cases to preach to others more fruitfully on the gospel) when it is solemnly read in the liturgy of the Sunday following.

Other Prayer & Reflection Websites
Faber Centre of Ignatian SpiritualityFaber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality
The Faber Centre of Ignatian Spirituality provides The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, Ignatian Retreats, Parish Retreats, Outreach to rural areas and Spiritual Direction in daily life.  The Centre is located at 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Drive Bardon, Brisbane QLD.
Sacred Space
Produced by the Irish Jesuits. Sacred Space is designed to help busy people in their offices have a meaningful experience of prayer via the internet.  It offers a daily 10-minute prayer session, in six stages, centred on a scripture passage and based on the tradition of Ignatian spirituality.

Daily Prayer Online

Daily Prayer Online: An Australian prayer site produced by Church Resources ( formally Catholic Telecommunications), especially for children and youth.
Madonna Magazine
Madonna including daily reflections on the Gospel of the day.
Pray As You Go
A daily prayer session in MP3 format that can be downloaded for use on a computer or a portable MP3 player.   It combines some of the world's most beautiful spiritual music with a reading from the scriptures and some questions for personal reflection. Pray-as-you-go is the perfect way to build a habit of regular prayer into a busy day, and the perfect antidote to the hassle and stress of the life of the average commuter!
Creighton University Daily Reflections
Reflections on the scripture readings of the day (RC lectionary) from the Collaborative Ministry Office of Creighton University
Suggestions for Prayer in the Jesuit Tradition
Jesuits of the New Orleans Province
Ignatian prayer
Liturgy of the Hours
Join in the Church’s prayer using this site which provides the daily office in .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format. 
St Beuno's Ignatian Spirituality Centre Weekly Scripture Resource
Reflections on next Sunday’s readings for prayer group sessions or personal refection. PREGO is a weekly scripture resource produced by the St Beuno's Outreach Group led by Fr Damian Jackson SJ of the St Beuno’s Ignatian Spirituality Centre in North Wales.
Praying Each Day
Another list of prayer and reflection for each day.



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