Starting points

Looking for practical tips for setting up a Catholic Society or struggling to grow your local Catholic student community? Here are some helpful starting points.


FOCUS Bible Studies

The Fellowship of Catholic University Students has developed a series of high-quality Bible studies for students at all levels of faith, designed to help participants to foster a deeper personal relationship with Jesus.

Robert Barron’s ‘Catholicism’

'Catholicism' is a ten-part DVD series led by Bishop Robert Barron that aims to take viewers on a journey deeper into the heart of the Catholic faith. ‘Journey with Bishop Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 16 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth's people. Learn what Catholics believe and why. Discover the full meaning of the faith.’

The Wild Goose

This course produced by The Franciscan Friars TOR is a great exploration of the role of the Holy Spirit in the Christian life and is available in full for free on YouTube. "The ancient Celt's called the Holy Spirit, 'the wild goose'. There's a wildness about it that the Spirit represents. This Holy Spirit that comes in power, this Holy Spirit that comes with the breath of life. That simply isn't a lot of people's experience. More times than I care to remember, people have come up to me and they've said, 'Fr Dave, I've never heard such a thing!'"

Online Resources

National Vocations Office: helping people hear God’s call

‘​The importance of vocation is often underestimated in our society today, especially in our culture of self-determination and choice. For a Christian, however, God initiates the relationship. Before anything else, the invitation of God to be in relationship with him takes first place. Then, from that filial relationship in Jesus Christ, we are sent. These are two essential characteristics of who we are.’

Real life Catholic

'Real Life Catholic' is an organisation established by international Catholic speaker Chris Stefanick, 'to ignite a bold, contagious faith in the heart of every Catholic’. It does this through producing high-quality YouTube, Radio and TV content.

Ascension Press

‘In 2021, Ascension brought the Bible back to millions of Catholics with The Bible in a Year podcast. With the USA’s #1 religious podcast, the most popular Catholic Bible, and best-selling Catholic Bible study, if you’re looking for biblical confidence, knowledge, and relationship, you’re in the right place.’

Catholic Link

‘As a branch of Catholic CAST media, seeks to evangelize through education and beauty by providing a vast online library of Catholic articles, images, quotes, and videos. The resources found on Catholic-Link are free to use, share, print, and distribute. We only ask that you share the original content and cite as your source.’

Catholic Answers

‘A lot of people have misconceptions about the Catholic Church. Catholic Answers is a media ministry that answers questions about what the Church really teaches.’


‘Books and apps to get to know the Catholic faith in an easy and attractive way. The contents are officially checked and confirmed by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome.’

Word on Fire

‘Word on Fire Catholic Ministries is a nonprofit global media apostolate that supports the work of Bishop Robert Barron and reaches millions of people to draw them into— or back to— the Catholic faith. Word on Fire is evangelical; it proclaims Jesus Christ as the source of conversion and new life. Word on Fire is Catholic; it utilizes the tremendous resources of the Roman Catholic tradition—art, architecture, poetry, philosophy, theology, and the lives of the saints— in order to explain and interpret the event of Jesus Christ.’