The Archdiocesan Centre for Catholic Formation exists to engage the baptised in a deeper experience of God in the Catholic tradition. It provides four core modules as well as supplementary guest lectures, short courses, retreats, and one off events.

Catholic foundations MODULES

These core modules are designed to draw Catholics into the fullness of the Catholic life and provide formation for those considering ministry roles. The experience will engage both the head and the heart so participants grow in knowledge and the lived experience of Catholic faith.

Each module includes 10 sessions supported with individual reflection and a certificate awarded for completion.


Semester One, 2025

This module introduces some key principles of the Catholic faith as we seek to understand more deeply who God is and who we are called to be in response to God. It will cover themes including:

  • The person of Jesus Christ
  • Understanding our baptism
  • A Catholic response to Scripture
  • Our life in the Trinity
  • Living our faith today
  • The Eucharist
  • Praye

Semester Two, 2025

This module engages participants in the scriptures, exploring their inspiration, canonisation, unity and how to interpret scripture within the Catholic tradition. This module will also provide participants with introductions to various books within the canon as well as theological principals that inform the Catholic reading of scripture. Beyond the mechanics, this module provides an experience of listening to the voice of God in scripture, ensuring that scripture moves beyond mere text to being experienced as God’s word to us.

Access the Module Two Overview here.

Semester One,  commencing 15th April 2024

This module engages participants in the concepts of sacramentality, the sacraments and their context in liturgy in the Catholic tradition. The course explores the nature of God’s presence in the sacraments, the nature of grace, how grace is received and experienced in and beyond the sacraments of the Church.

Please click here to register for Module 3.

Semester Two, commencing 8th July 2024

This module explores what it means to be a missionary disciple of Jesus Christ. This includes understanding the mission of God in the world, the mission of the Church, the mission of all the baptised, and implications for every baptised Catholic to engage intentionally in mission.


This course is designed with all baptised Catholics in mind. Particularly for:

  • Those who want to grow deeper in their love for God and others
  • Those preparing for the ministries of lector, acolyte and catechist
  • Those who want to share their faith with others
  • Those who are parish staff or volunteers who may not have engaged in formal theological study previously


Deacon Peter Pellicaan

Executive Director, Evangelisation Brisbane

Dr Peter Pellicaan has been involved in faith formation for over 20 years. His area of specialisation is in evangelisation, scripture and the sacraments and he currently serves as the Executive Director of Evangelisation Brisbane.

Melissa Ledwich

Associate Director Adult Formation, Evangelisation Brisbane

Melissa has been involved in working with parishes for the last few years, leading them in the process and implementation of strategic planning, and has considerable experience in leading youth ministry.


Teresa McGrath

Teresa McGrath

Associate Director Parish Leadership, Evangelisation Brisbane

Fr Tom Elich

Fr Tom Elich

Liturgy Brisbane

Clare Schwantes

Clare Schwantes

Director, Liturgy Brisbane

Archbishop Mark Coleridge

Archbishop Mark Coleridge

Archbishop of Brisbane

Bishop Tim Norton

Bishop Tim Norton

Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane


Time: 7-9pm

Dates: 9 Monday nights in 2024: 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun

Location: Xavier Hall, Holy Spirit Seminary (487 Earnshaw Rd, Banyo QLD 4014)

Cost: $250pp (course work + certification), $200pp (attendance only). Please get in touch for group discounts.


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