RCIA in SA 2017 Biennial State Conference


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Please contact Lyn from Office for Worship on 8152 7806 for the latest information about this conference.
September 4, 2017



The 2017 conference will be held at Mt Lofty House, 74 Mt Lofty Summit Road, Crafers from Friday to Sunday October 6-8.

Registration cost includes conference dinner and a choice of activities on Saturday afternoon.

Conference pdf (attached  below) lists conference costs, nearby attractions, accommodation info and program.


  • Download Conference details pdf below.
  • For further information contact Lyn Howland – 8152 7806
    or click here to send Lyn an email.
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday September 13


Keynote speakers

Rob Cosgrove, Chair CIAN

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Rob is a Project Officer at Evangelisation Brisbane. He has worked for the Archdiocese of Brisbane in the area of adult faith formation and the RCIA since 1978 (almost 40 years). He is the editor of the Brisbane Lenten program – more than 12,000 people participated in this year’s program, Up from the Waters.

Rob has been on the national executive of Christian Initiation Australia Network (formerly Australian Catechumenate Network) for the past two years and has been the editor of Network News.

At the national conference in Perth last year he was ‘elected’ as chairperson of the national executive.



Margaret Speechley – Ministry Formation Program

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Director of the Adelaide Archdiocesan Ministry Formation Program for the past five years, Margaret Speechley has much experience of leadership in Catholic Ministry.

Margaret has a background in education having been a Principal in Catholic Primary and Secondary Schools for many years. She has recent
Masters Degrees in Counselling and Mediation.

Margaret is an accredited and experienced Emotional Intelligence facilitator and coach having completed her training in these areas in Adelaide, London and Calgary. She added to this repertoire last year by undertaking professional development in Emotional Intelligence for faith leadership.



Rev Dr Michael Trainor, Senior Lecturer, Australian Catholic University

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Michael Trainor is a priest of the Archdiocese of Adelaide. He is senior lecturer in biblical studies with the Australian Catholic University and adjunct lecturer in the school of theology with Flinders University. Michael is involved in inter-
faith and inter-religious dialogue at several levels. He is executive board member of the International Council of Christians and Jews, chair of the Australian Council of Christians and Jews, co-chair of the SA Council of Christian and Jews, and co-chair of the SA Uniting Church—Roman Catholic Dialogue. Michael’s research, teaching and writing interests focus on early Christianity, especially as it is discerned within the pages of the New Testament.


Encountering the Mystery of God

A Framework for Mystagogy form Easter to Pentecost

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A RCIA Resource book by Br Patrick Cronin cfc
Special price: $20

The locus of the period of mystagogy is envisioned by the RCIA to take place at “the Sunday Masses of the Easter season” (RCIA, 247) in which the community’s gaze and prayers continue to be directed upon the newly baptized (RCIA, 248) who are the subject of weekly preaching. An excellent resource for such is given in Patrick Cronin’s  Encountering the Mystery of God: A Framework for Mystagogy from Easter to Pentecost (Mosaic, 2014). 

 [Quoted from Going an Octave Deeper: A Liturgical Framework for Mystagogy by Andrew Casad in ‘Pastoral Liturgy’ magazine, March/April 2016 – Volume 47, Number 2. Liturgy Training Publications, Archdiocese of Chicago http://www.pastoralliturgy.org/current.php]

To purchase or order your copy contact:
Lyn at the Office for WorshipEmail Lyn  or phone 8152 7806.
Call into the Ministry and Liturgy Centre, 127 South Road Thebarton (adjacent CEO).


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RCIA Biennial State Conference 2015

Port Pirie 23-25 October

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Our state conference entitled Conversion to Christ, had delegates from NT, NSW and Victoria as well as from both SA Dioceses. It also took on an international flavour when we were joined for the Saturday morning sessions and afternoon tour by delegates from Singapore and the US. Click here to read the full report.