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.'
- Places and Pathways: Torah insights for the Journey. Published in Mission & Spirituality News (Broken Bay Institute), March 2015.
- "Learning from Judaism: A Christian Journey" in Eremos Magazine No. 27 (June 2014).
- "A New Era in Jewish-Christian Relations". Published by Aurora magazine, Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, March 2015.
- December Lights. Both Jews and Christians have candle-lighting customs in December. Madonna magazine, Dec, 2013.
- May Angels lead you. A reflection on angels, with a rabbinic touch. Madonna magazine, Oct 2013.
- A Different kind of Shelter. Sukkot reflection. Madonna magazine, Sept 2012.
- Mary, our Jewish mother. Madonna spirituality magazine. May 2012.
- Jules Isaac and his contribution to Vatican II. Mission and Spirituality News, Nov 2012.
- A Dark Night. A Reflection on the Anniversary of Kristallnacht. Nov 9, 2011.
- When Miriam Died. Published in Mission & Spirituality News, Sept 2011.
- Sabbath Rest. Published in Mission & Spirituality News, March 2012.
- An Ancient Love Story. Published in Madonna spirituality magazine, Sept 2011.
- Cheering Esther. Published in Mission & Spirituality News (Broken Bay Institute), April 2011.
- A Journey to Jewish Roots. Madonna spirituality magazine, Sept 2002.
- Home is a Holy Place. Madonna spirituality magazine, May 2008.
- Small Steps Go a Long Way. Madonna spirituality magazine, Sept 2008.
- Where the Word Became Flesh. Madonna spirituality magazine, Nov 2008.
- Blessed Are You. Published in Madonna spirituality magazine, May 2009.
- Aaron’s Blessing. Published in Madonna spirituality magazine, Nov 2009.
- Argue for the Sake of Heaven. Madonna spirituality magazine, May 2010.
- 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 batkol.info and etz-hayim.com
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 |