Xavier School of Mission

The Xavier School of Mission aims to equip and form leaders in evangelisation at the service of the Dioceses of Queensland and beyond. It is a dynamic and flexible resource that places the Church’s mission to evangelise at the heart of Holy Spirit Seminary’s formative process.

It emerges from Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary’s commitment to a vision of the Church as a community of faith of all the baptised faithful (cf. Lumen Gentium 9), and seeks to form priests who are enabled for a rich collaborative ecclesial leadership and ministry. To that end, each year it opens its doors to leaders across the five dioceses of Queensland and beyond for the
Xavier School of Mission

The 2022 theme is the Theology of Mission: All in? When Mission is our Lens. Francis dreams of a “’missionary option’, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channelled for the evangelisation of today’s world” (Evangelii Gaudium 27).

·        What would it look like if mission really were
the unifying focus of our communities?

·        What does a missionary liturgy feel like?

·        How does our outreach to those on the margins
define who we are? How would the relationship between the diverse communities that make up our Church change if we integrate mission as the intent and aim of
all that we do?  

These and other questions will frame the experience of our week together as we seek to respond to the Spirit’s call for a new generation of apostles.

Notice: Registration for the 2022 Xavier School
of Mission is open until 1 June, 2022.

Please use the below form to register expressions of interest for future Xavier Schools.

Expression of interest

2022 Event Dates

Sunday 19th June – Friday 24th June 2022.

Event begins with a light dinner at 6 pm and runs through
until Friday, 24th June, concluding with lunch at 11 am.

2022 Key Speakers

Bishop Tim Norton SVD

Ms Pam Betts

Maeve Louise Heaney VDMF

Ms Natalalia Tegehputri

And others. 

What is involved?

This formation takes place at Holy Spirit Seminary Queensland, within their rhythm of life, prayer, learning, and community.

What can you achieve?

Come for the experience of seminary life or apply for accreditation as a single unit of theology.

Brisbane Catholic Education has approved 30 hours of attendance at the Xavier School as accreditation to teach in a Catholic School in the Archdiocese.

A total cost of $650 includes 12 meals at $25.00 and an administration surcharge. Concession rates are available for a case-by-case basis.
Please note this cost does not include accommodation. This will need to be arranged independently.

Contact Information 
For further information please email: xaviercentre@acu.edu.au