Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation

Online Faith Formation opportunities


Format: Online course – study whenever it suits

Duration: 4 hours (teacher accredited; certificate available upon completion)

Registration: Free - Download the flyer to register

Enquiries: Mark O’Farrell phone: 0408 081 338



Date & Times: 10.00am, 12.00pm, 2.30pm on Thursday 9 July 2020

10.00am, 12.00pm on Friday 10 July 2020

Theme: Journeying with Matthew

Facilitator: Fr Chris Monaghan CP, President of Yarra Theological Union

Format: 40 mins live online interaction with questions at end; 5 sessions; includes time for prayer, reading and silence in between sessions.

Registration: Free - Download the flyer to register

Enquiries: Mark O’Farrell phone: 0408 081 338



Date: Wednesday 24 June 2020

Time: 5.00pm to 6.30pm AEST

Theme: Focus on the call of Pope Francis for ecological conversion and the implications of that call on our lives both personally and communally

Registration: Free - Download the flyer to register to learn about the speakers

Link to join:  

Enquiries: Chevalier Institute ph: 02 9315 2299 or: brettadamson@chevaliercentre.orgCathFamily


CathFamily, is a web site dedicated to assisting families in making the home the living heart of the church. As a church, we have benefited over the centuries from simple home-based rituals to provide practical faith experiences for our children. This site aims to provide innovative and contemporary resources to continue this tradition—by collecting both traditional and contemporary rituals that Catholic families can adapt into their own family rituals.

Emmaus Productions

Emmaus Productions is offering families and communities video and music resources to support them spiritually during the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as their celebration of Holy Week and Easter.

 Ignatian Solidarity Network

Network, educate, and form advocates for social justice animated by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the  witness of the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador and their companions.


FORMED provides the very best Catholic content from more than 60 organizations to help parishes, families and individuals explore their faith anywhere. Supporting thousands of movies, children’s programs, ebooks, audio, parish programs and studies direct to your browser, mobile or connected device.

Centre for Action and Contemplation

In his Daily Meditations this year, Franciscan Richard Rohr helps us learn the dance of action and contemplation. Each week builds on previous topics, but you can join at any time! Learn more about the 2020 theme—watch a short intro and explore recent reflections. 

Centre for Christian Spirituality

Centre for Christian Spirituality Bishop David Walker. We invite you to share with us your prayerful reflection on The Sunday Gospel readings.

Catholic Enquiry Centre- Australia

The purpose of the material to be found here is to provide some thoughts and ideas that may be of interest to people as they seek to introduce themselves to a few ideas about the Catholic faith.

The Centre for Spirituality and Practice: Resources for Spiritual Journeys

This website has more than 40,000 pages of resources, including E- courses, Spiritual Practices, Films, Art, books, quotes and more.

Leading for Mission: Faith and Formation in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

The diocese, in partnership with the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) will be offering the Graduate Certificate in Mission and Culture (GCMC) in 2020. This innovative and integrated formation and education program is designed specifically to support the leadership development needs of the diocese. 

The GCMC was conceived for professionals in Catholic institutions and related agencies who wish to enhance their understanding of the Christian and Catholic context in which they exercise leadership.

The course provides participants with the necessary higher level skill-sets to think theologically around their organisational leadership practices and to develop skills in the promotion of a Christian and specifically Catholic culture.

Due to COVID-19, this course is now expected to commence in September.

Information Sessions video

Previous Information session video is available here.

Expression of Interest forms and flyers are available under the RELATED LINKS header on this page.


Christian Formation Course

Due to COVID-19, the commencement of this course has been postponed until 2021. 

Call of all the Baptised

We belong to a living Catholic Christian tradition, continually invited into a dynamic interaction between the gospel and the issues of our time. Every diocese and parish is called to resource communities and all the baptized to engage in learning across the life cycle.

Helpful adult learning is not ‘instructional’. It begins by taking life experience seriously, then offering a reflective lens into current sound scholarship about matters of faith – ideally enabling us to move forward in hope

All formation is mission-focussed. We share the responsibility to continue learning – both for our own personal growth in faith, and in order to be able to respond with others to the promptings of God’s Holy Spirit.

Much diocesan Adult Faith Formation has been generously offered since 1993, in diverse forms, by the Sisters of St Joseph, from their Lochinvar Tenison Woods Education Centre.

Formally returned to the Diocese in 2017, the ministry of Adult Faith Formation henceforth retains and honours this founding spirit as:

TENISON WOODS EDUCATION COMMUNITY... Spirituality, Formation, Mission

An Adult Faith Formation Council coordinates and supports this ministry, recommending appropriate courses and responses.

Pastoral Ministries Formation & Education acts as secretariat to the Council, supporting its role. It is proactive in parish consultation, course management and provision of helpful events.

Contact Formation & Education to discuss parish formation requirements, course details, spirituality opportunities, scheduled events and speakers.