Staff spirituality is a dynamic, ongoing journey that has brought us together as a stronger, more Christ-centred community with our focus firmly on helping our students to achieve the ‘fullness of life’ while supporting, nourishing and reinvigorating our staff as they walk this path with our students, parents, and clergy.
Our staff come together to pray, learn and most importantly reflect in conversation about our faith which is reinforced and supported by Proclaim Lismore.
Faith enrichment opportunities for staff include:
Parish Staff Spirituality
Staff participate in spiritual formation and exercises, following the Ignatian spirituality program. Ignatian spirituality is a spirituality for everyday life. It insists that God is present in our world and active in our lives. It is a pathway to deeper prayer, good decisions guided by keen discernment, and an active life of service to others.
Porta Fidei provides formation through a retreat experience to help develop each participant’s relationship with Christ. The focus is on the vocation of teaching to capture a vision for New Evangelisation.
A two day Christian Meditation Retreat is offered to staff using the method introduced by Fr John Main, based on the historical experience of the Desert Fathers and Mothers from the early Christian communities. For staff, it is a time to experience the meaning of the words of the 13th-century mystic Meister Eckhart: There is nothing so much like God as silence.
Staff are invited into this life-giving experience so that they may be further equipped to accompany our students into the fullness of life. Ignite is a national Catholic conference held in Brisbane. The conference offers a dynamic faith opportunity, staff will have the chance to mix with 1500+ adults, students, ministry leaders, teachers, priests and religious.
Young Adult Formation
This is an opportunity for staff to connect with young adults (18-35) across the Diocese of Lismore for monthly faith formation. Bishop Greg’s hope is to connect young adults in all Parishes, building on the discussion from the Vatican II document ‘Dei Verbum’, on the Divine Revelation.