More Resources


As the Light of Torah vision continues to be shared in parishes and other pastoral settings, accompanying resources emerge. A selection of those resources follows.

Unless otherwise indicated the following publications are authored by Teresa Pirola. Illustrations: Francine Pirola and Sarann Ryan. With appropriate acknowledgment they may be reproduced for non-commercial pastoral use.

 Reflections on Scripture passages:

Sabbath & Sunday

Parish life: rituals, gatherings, sacraments

  • Some news about our Mass celebration with sung parts in Hebrew. 
  • Water Blessing. A meditation which links the gift of baptism with the sacred stories of the Torah.
  • A Prayer Reflection on the gift of trees, seeds, fruits & spiritual growth, inspired by Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish ‘festival of trees.'

Magazine articles

Youth events

  • To be a people. A presentation by Teresa Pirola to 500 youth from Antioch youth communities gathered as part of World Youth Day preparations, Sydney 2008.
  • Love the Lord! A simple outline for teaching the Shema, Deut. 6:4-7, designed for a classroom or youth group setting.
  • Sh’ma. The words of the Sh’ma (Deut 6.4-7) put to music by Teresa Pirola.

 Parish Start-up materials


Two websites which offer a wealth of documents and resources for Christians exploring Judaism are and

Links of interest:


Music links - Mass parts sung in Hebrew: Lord have mercy  | Halleluyah  |  Holy Holy  |  Acclamation  |  Amen  |  Lamb of God

Other songs: Ahavah Rabah  |  Ozi V'Zimrat Yah  |