Adult Faith Education

The world of today can be challenging to anyone. Through its adult education initiatives, the Diocese seeks to help adults:

  • To reflect upon the meaning of contemporary life experiences;
  • To discover how they may serve others; and
  • To develop life skills and the skills needed to serve others in their communities.

The Diocesan Pastoral Office promotes, co-ordinates and supports adult education in its various forms throughout the Diocese. Its team assists parishes and deaneries to:

  • Respond to local needs with initiatives related to experiences of life today;
  • Form group networks;
  • Build community through small groups;
  • Train local people to lead programs; and
  • Access and utilise specific adult faith education programs, courses, resources and publications, including those for small groups and beginner programs in theology.

Programs in adult faith education offered through the Diocesan Pastoral Team include:

  • Advent and Lenten Programs
  • Summer and Winter Schools on a variety of scriptural, liturgical, theological and moral topics
  • Parish renewal programs
  • Church Alive which is a program that trains people for parish ministries
  • Training programs for Acolytes and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist
  • Training programs for parish pastoral council members
  • Diaconate program
  • Programs for teacher/school staffs
  • Welcome Home program for ‘retired Catholics’