Xavier School of Mission

Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary is committed to a vision of the Church as a community of faith of all the baptised faithful: “All those, who in faith look towards Jesus, the author of salvation and the source of unity and peace, God has gathered together and established as the Church, that it may be for each and everyone the visible sacrament of this saving unity” (Lumen Gentium, n. 9). It seeks to form future 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 for the 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.

The 2021 theme is Spirituality for Mission: The Spirit Calls, Apostles Listen. What is the prayer life of one who is called to be an apostle? In what way can I work with the Holy Spirit? Does the mission field of my life drain me or energise me? How do I love and accompany those whom God entrusts to me? What are the skills and strategies I can learn and bring back to my parish or community that will enable me to introduce others into a place of shared mission?

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 2021 Xavier School of Mission has closed.
Rockhampton Xavier School of Mission will take place 18th–21st July.
Please use the below form to register expressions of interest for future Xavier Schools.

Expression of interest

2021 Event Dates

Sunday 20th June – Friday 25th June 2021.

Event begins with a light dinner at 6 pm and runs through until Friday, 25th June, concluding with lunch at 11 am.

2021 Key Speakers

  • Dr Bishop Gregory Homeming O.C.D.
  • Professor David Tacey
  • Dr Maeve Louise Heaney VDMF
  • Dr Doseena Fergie
  • Mr Shayne Bennett
  • Associate Professor Robyn Horner
  • Dr Teresa Brown
  • Bishop Eugene Hurley

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.

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