TCI Papers

The Catholic Institute (TCI) Papers

offered in the Dunedin Diocese for 2017


April 27-28 (9-4) and May 16 (4-8pm) at Verdon College, Invercargill


Level 6, 15 Credits

Lecturer: Fr Gerard Aynsley

This course looks at the Catholic Church's understanding of itself from the time of the Second Vatican Council, particularly as expressed in the document The Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium).


April 27-28 (9-4) and May 16 (4-8pm) Dunedin (venue to be decided)

N.B – This paper is presently being reviewed. There is a possibility that it will not be ready for these dates. Nevertheless, it would be helpful for Richard to know what level of interest there is in this paper. It was very popular in Invercargill this year.


Level 6, 15 Credits        

Lecturer: Ricahrd Kerr-Bell

This course will assist students to deepen their understanding of being Christian in the bi-cultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand through an exploration of concepts and values central to Māori spirituality.


June 2-3 and June 16-17 (Fridays 4.00-7.00 and Saturdays 9.00am – 4.00pm) Dunedin (venue to be decided)


Level 6, 15 Credits                            

Lecturer: Sister Jan Ogilvy

What makes a school Catholic?   What is meant by “special character”?   What is the role of teachers, Boards of Trustees and others, in maintaining and enhancing the Catholic character of a school? This course draws on Church documents, other current writings and the experience of the participants to provide some answers to these and related questions.


October 13-14 (9-4)  and October 31 (4-8) Dunedin (venue to be decided)


Level 6, 15 Credits

Lecturer: Colin MacLeod

As the title suggests, this course will look at the Church’s annual liturgical cycle with special focus on the liturgical seasons. It will explore the enriching theological and liturgical implications the cycle brings with it which will, hopefully, increase the appreciation for the importance of liturgy in the pastoral-spiritual formation of all the baptised

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