2021 Professional Development Calendar

Please click the image below to access the 2021 Mission and identity Professional Development Calendar.

This Calendar contains opportunities offered by the Mission and Identity Team, in the following categories:

  • 200 Years of Catholic Education
  • Faith Formation
  • Youth Ministry
  • Religious Leadership and Professional Development
  • Religious Education Curriculum Professional Development
  • Additional Events

Please note that some of the offerings are targeted at specific roles and/or may have eligibility requirements. For further information regarding any of the opportunities, please contact the event coordinator listed under each event.

Prayers in Time of a Pandemic

The early Christians prayed in the church of the home. Once more, in troubled times when public worship has to be restricted, we are called to pray in “the domestic church”, always aware of the promise of Jesus, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them.” (Matthew 18:20).

Linked below are a collection of prayers that you might like to pray in this difficult time. They were compiled by Most Rev. Peter J. Elliot, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Melbourne.

The Archdiocese of Sydney has presented them in a PDF Booklet, that can be downloaded here, and distributed to family, friends and parish communities. They have also created a web-page of prayer resources for use during this coronavirus pandemic.

Pastoral Letter for Pentecost Sunday

After a year of enforced ‘retreat’, the Spirit is calling us back to the Eucharistic Breaking of the Bread and to the Eucharistic life of service.

Click the image below to read the Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP to the Clergy and Faithful of Sydney during the COVID-19 Pandemic and in the lead up to Pentecost Sunday, 23 May 2021.

Go Make Disciples – Lenten Companion

The season of Lent is given to us each year by our Mother Church, to help us to grow and mature in the Christian life. It is
an opportunity to make space for time with God in prayer, to strengthen our resolve and our wills, and to turn our hearts and
hands to the needs of others. We use this precious time to prepare our souls for a springtime of renewal at Easter: nourishing
our spiritual lives with prayer and good works, and pruning whatever prevents us from flourishing. Lent is a time of coming
closer to Jesus; of spending time with Him and following Him to the foot of the Cross so that we can also experience His Resurrection. The closer we come to Jesus, the more we will become like Him, and the more we will be able to witness to Him in the world. Let us sit at the feet of the Master this Lent, so that we can receive the grace we need to go and make disciples.

Elizabeth Arblaster – Parish Renewal Team, Sydney Centre for Evangelisation

The Sydney Archdiocese has released a Lenten Companion, containing Gospel readings and reflections. You are invited to use this resource as you journey through Lent, towards Easter. Hardcopies have been distributed to Parishes. Please click on the image below to access the online version.

Studies in Catholic Thought

A Stage 6 course that develops students’ understanding of the Catholic
tradition. It offers students the opportunity to focus on one religion that has made a
significant contribution to the world; spiritually, ethically, politically, and socially.

Please click here to view the Studies in Catholic Thought page