Online Faith Formation opportunities
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. https://cathfamily.org/lectio-divina/
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. https://formed.org/
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.
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
This year the Christian Formation Course will be running at 2 venues:
- Tuesday evenings at CatholicCare, Mayfield - 6 pm to 9 pm from 28 April and
- Wednesday mornings at the Corcoran Centre, Morpeth from 29 April - 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
If you would like to
- enrich your faith
- be better equipped to participate in conversations with friends or colleagues about issues of faith or
- join a class of like-minded people wishing to explore their faith
then check out the flyer and enrolment form for more information. Closing date for enrolments is 20 March.
Note for CSO staff: Hours for accreditation and currency under the Work Teach and Lead Policy can be achieved through participation in this course.
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.
The Formation and Education Office acts as secretariat to the Council, supporting its role. It is proactive in parish consultation, course management and provision of helpful events.
Contact the Office to discuss parish formation requirements, course details, spirituality opportunities, scheduled events and speakers.