Spirituality: Ecology, God and the Church

Tuesday June 26 2018 | 9.30am - 3.30pm

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Spirituality: Ecology, God and the Church
(requirement for all MFP students)

Tuesday June 26 2018  |  9.30am - 3.30pm
Catholic Education Office, Rm 8, 116 George St, Thebarton

Pope Francis has called the whole church to ecological conversion.
We will explore his teaching on the natural world, on animals, birds, flowers, moun-tains and seas, and on our inter-relationships with them.
We will ask what it means to be called to ecological conversion in our own lives and in our Christian communities.

Presenter: Prof Denis Edwards – a priest of the Archdiocese of Adelaide; involved in the Cathedral parish, Thebarton; a professorial fellow in theology at Australian Catholic University, Adelaide campus; his books include Ecology at the Heart of Faith and Jesus and the Natural World.

RSVP essential: Susan Vieceli, P: 8152 7807 E: svieceli@mfp.adelaide.catholic.org.au by Friday June 22

 MFP Prof Denis Edwards - FLYER.pdf


Pastoral Practice: Everyday God - whole community participation in the Faith Journey

Seminar – Saturday May 26

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This day will explore:

The revolutionary Vatican II understanding of Church and Ministry in Lumen Gentium, The Dogmatic Constitution on the Church.

The situation of the Catholic Church in the 21st century

Pope Francis' invitation and challenge to be missionary disciples

Ministering to 'the churched' and reaching out to 'the unchurched' and 'marginalised’.


Facilitator: Rev Dr Elio Capra SDB
Elio Capra is a Salesian priest and has two Masters and com-pleted a Doctorate on the RCIA.

When: Saturday, May 26  |  8am – 1pm

Where: Rooms 7 & 8  |  Catholic Education Office Conference Centre, 116 George Street, Thebarton.


Download flyer for more details.

Morning tea provided.

RSVP: Sue Viecelli – 08 8152 7807 |  E: svieceli@mfp.adelaide.catholic.org.au
by Wednesday, May 23 for administrative and catering purposes.

 MFP Elio Capra - FLYER.pdf


Certificate presented to Ministry Formation students

April 28, 2018

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Ministry Formation Students received their latest certificate at the ‘Called and Gifted' day on April 28.

Pictured: Mary, Susan, Amanda, Sonia, Rosemary and Serena with Margaret Speechley, Program Director (left) and Aldo Floreani, Program Coordinator (far right).




Important dates – SEMESTER 1, 2018

  • Saturday May 26 – Pastoral Practice – Everyday God: whole community participation in the Faith journey
    8am – 1pm, CESA conference centre
  • Tuesday June 26 – Spirituality – Ecology, God and the Church
    9.30am – 3.30pm, CESA conference centre
  • Download pdf below for more info on these seminars and to check out what is on offer in Semester 2)

 MFP SEMINARS 2018.pdf


19 Jan 2018

Installation as Lector event

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Alfred Donat was installed as a Lector for the Archdiocese of Adelaide on Friday January 19 in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral. We congratulate Alfred at this significant moment of grace on his Diaconal journey.

Congratulations MFP Graduates 2017

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Joyful celebration and thanksgiving filled the Cathedral at the 2017 End of Year Mass for Ministry Formation students and their families and friends. Fr Philip Marshall VG presided, and was assisted by Fr Leon Czechowich, Fr Paul Cashen MSC, Fr Saminathan Arockiasamy SDM and Deacon Arturo Jiminea. Fr Philip in his homily reflected on the rhythm of Jesus’ life as he immersed himself in prayer at night in preparation for ministering during the day. It is God alone, he said, who can mend our broken hearts, restoring and healing us in the depths of our being. Ministry will not be so effective if we live only out of the ragged parts of our lives. Fr Philip urged us all, and especially our MFP graduates to daily enter into the depths of God where we will continually be refreshed. In this way, breathing in love, we can then breathe out love to our brothers and sisters.

The Ministry Formation Team are deeply appreciative and thankful to Archbishop Philip Wilson, priests, leaders, families and friends who so generously commit to supporting the students in their pilgrimage of faith and their dedication to growing in love and journeying with the People of God in all the joys and sorrows, griefs and anxieties of their daily lives.

A Graduation Ceremony followed where Fr Philip, on behalf of Archbishop Wilson, presented accreditation awards to the graduates: Benjamin Ruiz and Jennifer O’Neill [Certificate in Ministry]; and Ewa Starrs, Rosemary Powell, Susan Anderson, and Susan Wainright all from the Adelaide Archdiocese, also Julie Andriessen and Mary Bartlett from Pt Pirie Diocese, with the Certificate in Practical Ministry.  Gayle Santic from Pt Lincoln also graduated with the Certificate in Practical Ministry but was unable to be with us.

 MFP Enews Christmas Advent 2017.pdf