Formation Opportunities

Christian Formation Course

The Christian Formation Course (CFC) is a face-to-face learning experience that allows participants to explore their life's journey and their faith within the Catholic tradition.  This one-year course introduces participants to scripture, theology, church history, sacramental life and liturgy.


This is a systematic course comprising 8 units over four school terms.  Units are made up of 4 three-hour sessions.  Information on course outline and fees is available in the CFC Handbook.


Contact Sharon Murphy P: 02 4979 1134 E: for more information.


Taste and See

The Taste and See program is a systematic formation in the Catholic understanding of Scripture inviting participants to listen like a disciple and become a living word of God in the world today. It covers both the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures.

Taste and See Units

Unit 1.1   Introducing the world of the Bible
Unit 1.2   Moses, Mountains and Monuments: Exodus
Unit 1.3   "Of Cabbages and Kings..." Books of Samuel and Kings
Unit 1.4   "l have put my words in your mouth..." The Prophets
Unit 1.5   "Hear, for l will speak noble things ..." Wisdom Books
Unit 2.1   Focusing the lens on the New Testament
Unit 2.2   Stepping out with Paul
Unit 2.3   Meeting Jesus in Mark
Unit 2.4   Matching stories with Matthew
Unit 2.5   Looking into Luke
Unit 2.6   Joining in the Johannine Journey

Each unit comprises 5 two and a half hour sessions.

For further information download the formation brochure or contact Sharon Murphy at the Office of Liturgy and Adult Faith formation: P: 02 4979 1134  E:


Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a program of professional development designed to prepare for ministry in pastoral care or chaplaincy.


Courses run regularly at local hospitals.


More detailed information is available in the following flyers - Basic Units 2016 and Introductory courses 2016:


Basic CPE Units 2016  Introductory CPE courses 2016
Basic Units 2016 Introductory courses 2016


Workshop: Mindfulness and awareness in end of life care

This is a three day course for medical, nursing, allied-health and volunteer workers seeking to enhance their capacity to care for and communicate with people who are dying in health and residential aged-care settings.

The course runs for three days, 9-11 March 2016 (Wed-Fri), 8.30am-5.00pm at Calvary Mater Newcastle.


See flyer for further details.

To register, complete and submit the registration form.