WHY SHOULD WE PRAY?

WHY SHOULD WE PRAY?

PRAYER

Why should we pray? To me prayer is like any normal activity I do each day. There is however an exception to this. We are made up of body and soul. I would not neglect my body by failing to eat the right foods, exercise regularly, see a doctor if I needed medical attention or take time for leisure activities. This is caring for my body, a gift of creation from a loving God in cooperation with my parents. So, just as my body needs careful looking after to keep it healthy, so too I must not neglect my soul. Our souls need nourishing and tender caring. We have been created in the image of God and to nurture this image we need to be in communication with our Creator God. (more…)

An Interview with Richard Sellwood

rich bearsIn this awesome interview we meet father of seven, evangelising surfer and Religious Education Coordinator, Richard Sellwood. Join your host Jonathan Doyle as he and Richard explore the big issues in Catholic education.

 

 

 


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An Interview with Richard Sellwood

What is your current role?

Head of Religious Education- Mandurah Catholic College

What do you spend most of your time doing in this role? Tell us about your work/vocation?

I’m a teacher and so I spend most of my time in the classroom explaining to students the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith. This I fit around my primary vocation as husband and father to seven children.

I’m a covert to the faith and chose to become a teacher specifically to share the Catholic faith.

I really try hard to enjoy each day. All the personalities, all the questions, all the laughs, all the youthful enthusiasm that pervades school life.

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An Interview With Tom Gourlay

Profile TOMIn this interview Jonathan Doyle interviews dynamic young Religious Education Coordinator Tom Gourlay. Listen in as Tom and Jonathan explore a range of important issues in faith and education.


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An Interview with Tom Gourlay

What is your current role?

Head of Religious Education Department

What do you spend most of your time doing in this role? Tell us about your work/vocation?

Aside from my teaching my own classes I spend a lot of time generating and finding resources for my staff, who are scattered around the school in various departments – There are no full-time Religious Education teachers here, so it is often not the first priority for teachers. Resourcing and guiding my staff is probably the biggest job for me right now.

My staff are very capable, but time, our greatest resource, is also our most scarce.
I also spend a lot of time find tuning programs and assessments.

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An Interview With Marie-Therese Gibson

catholic teachingIn this podcast Jonathan Doyle interview Principal Marie Therese Gibson who is Principal of a girl’s school in Sydney. Marie-Therese explores some key issues in Catholic education, faith and impacting young women that are bound to make a difference in your home or school.


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An Interview with Marie-Therese Gibson

What is your current role?

Principal of Tangara School for Girls

What do you spend most of your time doing in this role? Tell us about your work/vocation?

“As the Principal of a Girls School which is under the Pared Foundation I am working constantly with staff, parents and students. I also tutor so I have my own tutees. This gives me some real hands-on time with the girls and with their parents. I teach Philosophy to Year 12: Philosophical Anthropology- or as we sometimes call it: the Study of Human Nature.

I realise that to do my job well I need to put God in first place so prayer and the Sacraments-daily Mass and weekly confession- give me the strength to do what I do. As I am working with God’s children I need to be in tune with him so that I do what he wants me to do. (more…)

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