Formation Courses 2019

TCI is committed to providing opportunities for people to know more about their faith. We have a wide range of courses for those who are involved in, or wish to know more about, various ministries.

You can view our 2019 courses available across the Diocese of Palmerston by scrolling down, or click on these links to download the Overview Poster, the individual Course Posters, or the 2019 Brochure.

For more information and to register please contact:
Rosalie Connors – TCI Coordinator
06 354 1780 x830
[email protected]


15-17 April, 9:00am-4:00pm
Te Rau Aroha – Diocesan Centre, Palmerston North

What are the key distinguishing characteristics of Catholicism? How are they expressed today? In considering these questions, this course aims to provide useful background for those interested in exploring the question of Catholic identity. | TH 501 – Level 5, 10 Credits


8-10 July, 9:00am-4:00pm
St Pius X School, New Plymouth

The New Testament was written by a number of people in the light of faith in the Resurrection using a variety of literary forms. This course is designed to familiarise participants with the content and world of the New Testament. | SC 502 – Level 5, 10 Credits


13, 20, 27 May& 6, 10, 17 June, 3:30pm – 6:30pm
St Mary’s School, Whanganui

This course gives an introduction to the Church’s teaching on social, economic, political and cultural matters. Catholic Social Teaching is often referred to as “Our Best Kept Secret”, it assists the People of God to overcome the separation of Gospel from life and to integrate faith and life to help create a more just world. | TH 504 – Level 5, 10 Credits


15 – 17 May, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Te Rau Aroha – Diocesan Centre, Palmerston North
(This first series is for teachers new to teaching in a Catholic school)

19 July, 9:00am – 4:00pm
23, 30 July, 6, 13, 20, 27 Aug, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Te Rau Aroha – Diocesan Centre, Palmerston North

30 September – 2 October, 9:00am – 4:00pm
St Pius X School, New Plymouth

9 – 11 October, 9:00am – 4:00pm
St Patrick’s School, Napier

This course will introduce participants to the philosophy of the Catholic school, the role of the teacher, the principles, general aims, contexts, teaching approaches, assessment and language of Religious Education by examining the Religious Education Curriculum Statements for Catholic primary and secondary schools. | RE 501 – Level 5, 10 Credits

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