Important dates

  • February 9 – last day for new applications for the 2018 Ministry Formation Program
  • February 24 – Orientation for all new and continuing MFP students
    Time: 8am – 1pm
    Where: 344 Anzac Highway, Plympton (entry off Mornington Ave).
  • February 26 – ACU Semester 1 commences
  • March 8 – Seminar 1 – Experience of Presence through Theological Reflection Presenter: Fr John Curtis CP
    Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
    Venue: The Monastery, 15 Cross Road, Urrbrae in the Foley Road
    (Download pdf below.)

 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