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Make Jesus Real

Bring the Catholic faith to life for your students by showing them how to live it every day. Give them all the tools they need feel the Spirit of Jesus each day and find the God Moments that are always happening around them. If you want to join our mailing list, fill in the form in the ‘Contact’ section.

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MJR 24/7

A Book for Life

Welcome to MJR 24/7 – a unique pastoral care resource for junior secondary students that complements your existing RE curriculum.

So what is MJR 24/7?

MJR 24/7 is an invaluable guide to help young people journey through their challenging adolescent years and into adulthood.

Created with a view to helping students and staff establish their Catholic Identity, MJR 24/7 not only provides meaningful, relevant and challenging topics to those students who have a strong faith-filled connection to Jesus, but also supports those with little understanding of Jesus and his message.

MJR 24/7 has been tailored to engage students, via relevant issues, to think deeply, reflect, and develop a relationship with themselves, their peers, teachers, parents and their world. It has been trialled across Australia with positive feedback from both teachers and students.

MJR 24/7 encourages students to turn to the Gospel to foster a relationship with themselves, family, friends, others and Jesus … to be the best they can be. It is truly a book for life.

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Meet the Authors!

Marty Ogle

Having used the Make Jesus Real (MJR) booklet written by Peter Mitchell for Grade 5 and 6 for a number of years, I often encountered secondary teachers and students and, especially parents, who asked me ‘Why isn’t the MJR philosophy continued into secondary school?’ I felt that teachers and students in secondary schools would greatly benefit from a resource that recognised teenage issues and looked at these from a perspective of pastoral care and faith-filled philosophies.

In a nutshell, the purpose of writing and developing this resource was to give the teachers and students the opportunity to talk – yes, to actually have dialogue and then, to reflect – even if options differ. After consultation with students, they really wanted to have an opportunity to express their thoughts, feelings and reactions to the unit content by writing a journal. This is, perhaps, the aspect of the book that I anticipate and hope will be most valuable to them in the years to come.

Gemma Thomson

As Head of Religious Education and Leader of Liturgies, I witness daily in my role as a leader and classroom teacher, the recognised need for adolescents to have the opportunity to grapple with pastoral care issues that are relevant to their lives through using faith-filled approaches.

My role as a Religious Education specialist, with a strong passion for pastoral care in Catholic schools, ensures that I lead by example in MJR 24/7. My experience in teaching at Catholic schools in Western Australia and my passion for 21st century learning has shaped my contemporary teaching approach. I focus on making Jesus real and relevant for the students, for which the MJR 24/7 resource is perfect as a supplementary resource to our RE curriculum and pastoral care offerings.

People Love Make Jesus Real!

For more extensive testimonials on Make Jesus Real, including how people implement it in their schools click on these words!

Having trialled the MJR 24/7 topics a number of times, we have found them to be relevant and engaging. The students enthusiastically participate and the effect of the lessons across our school has been profound with students taking on board the lessons into the classroom and the playground.

Brett Tanner
Deputy Principal
St James Cygnet Tasmania

I commend MJR 24/7 to any school who wishes to help students deepen their personal relationship with God and nurture their relationships with their peers, their teachers, and their family.

John Mula
Director, Tasmanian CEO

MJR 24/7 challenges students to reflect upon how the gospel message is relevant to them. If something grabs them, then they run with it and the Word is proclaimed in new and exciting ways.

Melissa Brown
Director of Ministry, Sacred Heart College
New Town, Tasmania

Where Did MJR 24/7 Come From?

Make Jesus Real was book originally written by Peter ‘Mitch’ Mitchell which aims to help students in Years 5 and 6  gain, and maintain, a positive attitude to life through the values that Jesus taught us. This eventually became a program of three books, for all years of primary teaching, which has been adopted by thousands of teachers and tens of thousands of students around Australia. You can learn more about this landmark program here.