Tertiary Theological Education
Te Kupenga Catholic Leadership Institute is the home of three national agencies including the Catholic Theological College.
Catholic Theological College
Te Kupenga Catholic Theological College was created by a merger of Good Shepherd College (GSC) in Auckland and the Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand (TCI).
It is responsible for providing approved tertiary qualifications including the Bachelor of Theology degree for the Sydney College of Divinity undertaken by students of Holy Cross Seminary.
It also provides theological qualifications for teachers of Catholic Schools and other ministers in the Church including faith community leaders.
Theology and its related disciplines are taught and studied to attain a deeper understanding of divine revelation and the treasure of Christian wisdom in the Catholic tradition. The courses are designed to relate to the needs of contemporary men and women so that knowledge and faith may be integrated, and the dialogue of faith, reason and culture may be continued.
PH: 09-361 1053
Email: [email protected]
A seminary is an institution for educating students (sometimes called seminarians) in scripture, theology, pastoral skills and human relations prepare them for ordination to the priesthood. There are two seminary in New Zealand both of them based in Auckland
Holy Cross Seminary
Holy Cross Seminary is the National Seminary for the training of diocesan clergy. Established in 1900 in the Dunedin Diocese, it was sited at Mosgiel for nearly 100 years. In 1998 the Seminary moved to the present site in Ponsonby, Auckland. While it continues with the same tradition and serving the six Dioceses of New Zealand, Holy Cross Seminary aims to help form priests for the third Christian millennium.
Lectures are undertaken at Good Shepherd College which is jointly staffed by Diocesan Clergy, Society of Mary and other faculty. They Good Shepherd follows University academic year. During university holiday times seminarians return home for the opportunity for work in their own locality.
Based in central Auckland the Society of Mary (Marist) Seminary offers formation for priests and brothers of the Society of Mary. Life at the seminary, which includes regular prayer, meditation on scripture and participation in worship is built on the community way of life and the special charism of the Society of Mary. Theological study takes places at nearby Good shepherd College where Marist fathers are among those on the teaching staff, with specific responsiblity for the teaching of systematic theology, scripture, philosophy, human development and pastoral care.
10 Hopetoun St