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
  • Prayer

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, 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.

Access the Module Three Overview here.

Semester Two, commencing Monday 22nd July 2024

This module engages participants in an exploration of what it means to be a people on mission. This will include investigating the call to evangelisation, exploring evangelisation in the context of parish and family life, as well the role of evangelisation in the wider community.

This module will also look at how we can make missionary disciples in our parishes and present practical ways that the church calls us to go forth on mission. As such, participants will develop a wholistic understanding of Pope Francis’ invitation to go out as missionary disciples and be equipped to evangelise in relevant, practical and effective ways.

Access the Module Four Overview here.


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

guest PRESENTERS - module 4

Teresa McGrath

Teresa McGrath

Associate Director, Parish Leadership, Evangelisation Brisbane

Bishop Tim Norton

Bishop Tim Norton

Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane

Deacon Paul Jensen

Deacon Paul Jensen

Director of Mission & Formation Centacare

Fr. Frank Brennan

Fr. Frank Brennan

Community Superior, Jesuit Fathers - Brisbane

Shayne Bennett

Shayne Bennett

Director of Mission & Faith Formation, Holy Spirit Seminary

Chantale Wilson

Chantale Wilson

Associate Director, Children & Families, Evangelisation Brisbane

Deacon Peter Pellicaan

Deacon Peter Pellicaan

Executive Director, Evangelisation Brisbane


Time: 7-9pm

Dates: 9 Monday nights in 2024: 22 July – 16 September 

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

Cost: $250pp or $150pp for groups of 5 or more.




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