Catholic Institute of Sydney

Catholic Institute of Sydney

Course units in Missiology are offered at the Catholic Institute of Sydney, a Member Institution of the Sydney College of Divinity.

Course units may be undertaken by catechists, teachers, religious education coordinators, pastoral workers, clergy and others as part of formal studies to develop their ministerial and professional competence and to enhance their academic qualifications. Courses may also be audited by anyone for personal growth as an informed and committed Christian.

The degrees offered are the Bachelor of Theology, a Graduate Certificate in Arts, a Graduate Diploma of Arts and a Master of Arts.

Course units

  • Evangelising Mission of the Catholic Church (MS110/410)
  • Interreligious Dialogue (MS542)
  • Introducing Islam (MS543)
  • Faith, Mission and Culture (MS512)
  • Justice and the Catholic Church's Mission (MS572)
  • Research Project, Independent Guided Study, and Issues in Missiology are also available.

Staff Members

Columban Fr Noel ConnollyFr Noel Connolly SSC
Columban Fr Noel Connolly (BA Macquarie University, Sydney; STL Academia Alfonsiana Rome; Master of Business, Dublin City University) is the Coordinator and one of several lecturers in Missiology at the Catholic Institute of Sydney.



Columban Fr Patrick McInerney Rev Dr Patrick J. McInerney SSC
Columban Rev Dr Patrick J. McInerney (LSAI Rome; Masters in Theology, Melbourne College of Divinity; PhD Australian Catholic University) is a staff member at the Catholic Institute of Sydney.

Fr Patrick is also the Coordinator of the Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations at the Columban Mission Institute in Sydney.

Ms Sandie Cornish is a staff member at the Catholic Institute of SydneyMs Sandie Cornish
Ms Sandie Cornish (BEc Newcastle; LSocSc Gregorian, Rome; MPubPol New England) is a staff member at the Catholic Institute of Sydney.




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