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WE ARE AN ONLINE RESOURCE HUB FOR EDUCATORS IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Welcome to GPBS

A multimedia website connecting faith, liturgy and life

GPBS (Gather, Proclaim, Break, Send) is a multimedia online website connecting faith, liturgy and life. It’s for School and Parish communities searching for contemporary resources that speak to the hearts, minds and stories of people, especially the young.

Why GPBS?

GPBS is based on four key components: Gather, Proclaim, Break, Send – these components are essential elements for planning, preparing and proclaiming in liturgy and ritual and ultimately connecting with our life experiences. The GPBS team is committed to providing resources that are user-friendly and adaptable. We are continually developing and redeveloping resources after dialogue with people who are working in the ‘mission field’ – listening, discerning and creating. We are conscious of the time (and energy) taken in preparing liturgy and prayer that is engaging, challenging and life-giving. Therefore, our website is user-friendly and liturgy-friendly. At GPBS we are committed to supporting and promoting, where possible, Australian Catholic artists who give so generously of their time and talent. GPBS has a listening ear to the signs of the times and the movement of the Spirit in the lives of God’s people

The Scripture of the Week

Awake now, Jesus told the wind to pipe down and he said to the sea, "Quiet! Settle down!" The wind ran out of breath; the sea became smooth as glass. Jesus reprimanded the disciples, "Why are you such cowards? Don't you have any faith at all?" They were in absolute awe, staggered. "Who is this, anyway?" they asked. "Wind and sea at his beck and call!". (Mark 4: 39 - 41)

The Sunday Gospel

Twelfth Ordinary (Sunday 20 June 2021)


The Prayer of the Week

In our strength and in our weakness, we worship you, O God. You will use us when we are strong and support us when we are weak. In our youth and in our mature years, we worship you, O God. You are with us in laughter and in play when we are young; you give us wisdom as we grow old. In our doubting and in our faith, we worship you, O God. You will inform our doubts and confirm us in our Christian faith. In our reflection and in our service, we worship you, O God. You are present as we pray and you are the selfless spirit behind our care for others. In all the contrasts and changes of life, we worship you, loving God! Amen.

WE PROVIDE TIMELY AND CONTEMPORARY RESOURCES FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATORS

Resources for Mission & Ministry

Check out these great resources for supporting the ongoing mission of faith education in your school. Each resource is designed to connect young people in their journey of faith intersecting with life.

Workshops, Courses & Events

With a passion for bringing people together, our mission and ministry team facilitates programs that are contemporary and engaging in today's world. Check out our professional development and formation opportunities below or contact our office to arrange a specific event for your school.

WE OFFER TOURS PACKAGES AND DELIVER EXCITING JOURNEYS FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Upcoming Pilgrimages & Tours

Whether you're planning a trip down the road or around the world, GPBS & Minna Travel are your travel partners. We can organise tailored excursions, international trips, pilgrimages, educational tours, national and overseas mission experiences and field trips. Contact us today!

The Words of Pope Francis

It's not so much about speaking, but rather speaking with our whole lives: living consistently, the very consistency of our lives! This consistency means living Christianity as an encounter with Jesus that brings me to others, not just as a social label. In terms of society, this is how we are; we are Christians closed in on ourselves. No, not this! Witness is what counts! (Pope Francis, Address, Vigil of Pentecost with Ecclesial Movements, 18 May 2013)

WE FACILITATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND FORMATION EVENTS FOR SCHOOLS

OUR GALLERY

OUR BLOG

Master Strokes (Twelfth Ordinary)

Jesus said to the sea, “Peace! Be Still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was […]

June 16, 2021

Pruning the Tree (Eleventh Ordinary)

Yet when the mustard seed is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of […]

June 9, 2021

A Leap of Faith (Body & Blood of Christ)

“In the course of their meal, having taken and blessed the bread, he broke it […]

June 2, 2021

Contact Us

The GPBS Mission & Ministry Team

Mobile
0412 850 883‬
PO Box
700 Balgowlah
NSW 2093