A pastoral approach to Canon Law

Requirement for all MFP students

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This seminar provides a very broad overview of the sweep of Catholic canon law, ex-ploring its foundations and development and an examination of the current state of Western and Eastern Catholic canon law.

Date: Wednesdays September 19 and 26
Venue: Catholic Education Conference Centre, 116 George Street, Thebarton
RSVP: Friday September 14 to Susan Vieceli P: 8152 7807  E: svieceli@mfp.adelaide.catholic.org.au


Presenter – Rev. Dr Paul Babie – an Adelaide Law School Professor of Property Theory and Law and Director of the Law and Religion Project of the University of Adelaide Research Unit for the Study of Society, Ethics and Law (RUSSEL) (which he founded in 2007). He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2017. He is currently Associate Dean of Law (International) of the Adelaide Law School and Associate Dean (International) of the Faculty of the Professions. He is also a priest and Chair of the Canon Law Committee of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. He holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Calgary, a BThSt from Flinders University, a LLB from the University of Alberta, a LLM from the University of Melbourne, and a DPhil in law from the University of Oxford.

Download pdf below for topics covered, dates and times.

 MFP Canon Law - FLYER 2018.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).




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