Aggiornamento – “Updating” through ACU Professional Development


The word aggiornamento is Italian for "updating" and came to prominence as one of the aims for the Church of the Second Vatican Council. The Aggiornamento Series consists of 2-3-hour, individual, online modules that can be offered in bespoke combinations as short courses. The modules can be undertaken either as

$30 – $50

Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia Retreats 2024


WHAT IS GOD INVITING ME TO? Retreats and Prayers Spiritual Conversation, Discernment Spiritual Direction, Pastoral Supervision Online – In person – Residential retreats are available throughout Australia and throughout 2024. From Feb onwards a rich variety of retreat and formation experiences in the Ignatian tradition.

Santa Casa Retreats

Santa Casa Retreat Centre 33-35 Flinders Street, Queenscliff, VIC

As a centre for retreats and spirituality our doors are open to people of all faiths Santa Casa has embraced the principles of Laudato Si and has incorporated programs and practises that will heighten awareness of its goals. We offer a sacred space for individuals wanting to make their own

Jamberoo Abbey Retreats 2024

Jamberoo Abbey 695 Mountain Road, Jamberoo, NSW, Australia

A huge range of retreats are offered in person and online in 2024 Topics include: Christ and Crisis Sacred Connections The Prodigal Mother and Daughter: Mary and Eve High Horses, Scapegoats and Donkeys:  A Lenten Odyssey Desert Wisdom for Daily Living Remembering Holy Saturday  

The Hermitage Retreats

The Hermitage THE HERMITAGE 843 Old South Road (PO Box 303) Mittagong NSW 2575 AUSTRALIA Ph: (+612) 4872 1911, Mittagong, NSW, Australia

RETREAT & SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMS   In addition to the retreat and spirituality programs facilitated and presented by various church groups and other organisations, a number of Marist programs are conducted here each year by the Marist Mission and Life Team. The Hermitage team also offer retreats: The Care for the Soul Retreat

New Norcia Retreats and Study Courses

Benedictine Abbey New Norcia New Norcia Rd, New Norcia, WA, Australia

The retreats are held in Australia's only monastic town, which is wonderful to visit in its own right. Weekend and Single Day Retreats The New Norcia Institute for Benedictine Studies seeks to broaden and deepen awareness of the monastic tradition within Christianity. It offers an environment conducive to prayer, study


Heart of Life Centre Retreats

Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual & Pastoral Formation 69 Alto Avenue, Croydon, VIC, Australia

Personal Retreats & Sabbaticals These can be arranged at Heart of Life.  Retreatants may wish to have daily or regular spiritual direction, participate in any of our multi-week seminars or short reflection events, attend Mass or spend quiet time in the grounds of Kewn Kreestha, or enjoy the extensive range of

National Vocations Network Meeting


Aim of the Network: - To promote vocation ministry  inclusive of all vocations - To connect, share stories, best practices and resources for vocation ministry - To meet at least four times a year virtually - To provide a safe space to discuss and meet one another The meeting is


Sisters of St Joseph Retreat Centres

St Joseph's Spirituality and Education Centre 8 Humphreys Road, Kincumber South, NSW, Australia

In-house Retreats These are held at beautiful centres all around Australia Mary MacKillop Place North Sydney NSW St Joseph’s Baulkham Hills Baulkham Hills NSW Villa Maria Spirituality Centre Brisbane QLD Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre East Melbourne VIC St Joseph’s Spirituality and Education Centre Kincumber South NSW Kilmolee Safety Bay WA


Safeguarding – Leaders and Leadership Teams training in 2024

For 2024 we have redesigned the Leaders Program to be relevant to both Church Authorities like bishops and religious leaders as well as their Leadership Teams, on the basis that its helpful for those who are delegated responsibilities to be part of ensuring a national and consistent approach to safeguarding.

Reimagining Priesthood in the Church of the 21st Century

ACU Greg Craven Centre Level 7, St Teresa of Kolkata Building 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia

Theologies of Priesthood Panel: you’re invited. The priesthood is a central element of Roman Catholic faith, in which the one Priesthood of Christ grounds the priesthood of all believers through baptism and the ministerial priesthood of the order of the presbyterate. These are essential elements of the Church’s self-understanding, and


Cardijn June Webinar – Fr Louis Camelli


For our next ACI webinar, we have a very special guest from the USA, Fr Louis Cameli, Cardinal Cupich’s delegate for formation and mission in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Citing the significant historical role played by the Cardijn movements in the USA, he recently called for the Church to retrieve


Xavier School of Mission- update – now being held in 2025

Holy Spirit Seminary, Banyo 487 Earnshaw Rd, Banyo, QLD, Australia

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


Janssen Retreat Centre – Karuna – Retreats

Janssen Retreat Centre - Karuna 22 Woodvale Road,, Boronia, VIC, Australia

The Spirituality Centre is an initiative of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD).  The Centre is rooted in the spirituality of St Arnold Janssen SVD (1833-1909), whose dream of a united world moved him and his followers to reach out to people of all cultures and spiritual traditions. The

St Thomas More Parish and Forum Annual Dinner 2024 – Fr Rob Galea

Mercure Hotel, Canberra Limestone Avenue, Braddon, ACT, Australia

19th Annual St Thomas More Lecture. Keynote Speaker: Fr Rob Galea St Thomas More Parish and Forum Dinner 2024 We will soon be a generation surrounded by Artificial Intelligence. How can the Catholic Church utilise this intelligence to reach out and draw young people to Christ? Fr Rob Galea is


Performance management and misconduct


Strategies for supporting performance improvement, including developing performance improvement plans (PIPs) with specific goals, will be explored. Participants will also learn to avoid common mistakes during PIPs and conduct performance processes reasonably, ensuring fairness and empathy.

Challenges and Opportunities for smaller Catholic School Authorities

This webinar is for Canonical Stewards, Board members, Principals and administrators of single school authorities and those with only up to a few schools.   What services and supports are used and needed by these schools and smaller systems? Where can we make connections to support each other? Can we work