The Xavier Centre offers theological formation opportunities for lay persons, religious and clergy across Australia.

Ranging from short courses, certificate and bachelor opportunities, (awards) postgraduate coursework programs, professional doctorates and research degrees, international study tours, and a wide range of tailored professional learning and in-service opportunities.

Providing for multiple points of engagement, and across any variety of delivery modes, these opportunities directly support pastoral leaders, associates and planners, healthcare, educational and welfare professionals, leaders of Diocesan agencies and all who contribute to religious and parish life.

Framed by an engagement with scripture, theology, spirituality, supervision and leadership, the Xavier Centre provides a context for individuals and communities to reflect on faith and service.

Delivered in partnership with the Holy Spirit Seminary, Brisbane, this dynamic and flexible process and resource trains leaders in evangelisation at the service of Dioceses of Queensland and beyond. It is aimed at placing the Church’s mission to evangelise at the heart of the seminary’s formative process. Participants are equipped with the practical and theoretical tools to respond to their calling in their own context. The model of the Xavier School of Mission, which forms leaders for mission alongside one another, can be used as a model for other areas of theological formation.

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A workshop exploring the nature of power and authority in the Catholic Church as envisioned by the Second Vatican Council. With theologian and ecclesiologist, Professor Richard Gaillardetz, participants explored notions of synodality, magisterium, sensus fidelium, dogma, doctrine and theology to seek an informed understanding of Church belonging and leadership.

Facilitator: Professor Richard Gaillardetz, Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology, Boston College

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